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Tough times arrive for Pine Valley school

January 25, 2015 Enrollment declines are tough to swallow for area schools. Districts that have done their best to continue programs, courses and extracurricular activities — while shrinking — continue to suffer. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

January 24, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST LEARNING TO READ — Eric Volk, 29, has a learning disability and has been seeing Dennis Palmer, an instructor with Literacy Volunteers of... more »»

America shows love for hero

January 23, 2015 It has been said many Americans no longer revere true heroes and don’t have as much time for patriotism as did our ancestors. more »»

Dunkirk: A city legacy is tarnished

January 22, 2015 It was a dark afternoon in Dunkirk on Tuesday. News of former 10-year city Mayor Richard Frey’s alleged crimes sent shock waves through City Hall as well as the regio. more »»

Education: A team spirit in area sports

January 21, 2015 Sports normally provides a perspective that closely mirrors society. more »»

Goal accomplished for 30 years

January 20, 2015 More than 30 years ago, the State University of New York at Fredonia built Steele Hal. more »»

Annual event: A significant message today

January 19, 2015 Imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was with us today. How great that would be. King would be one of the leaders in discussing the events that have created high emotions in Ferguson, Missouri. more »»

Choice hits close to home

January 18, 2015 In all honesty, this corner believes area school districts could do a better job of sharing positions, especially with the superintendent pos. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

January 17, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST POLAR PLUNGERS — Think it’s cold out there? Imagine how cold it would be to go for a swim in this weather! Well, that’s just what a group of... more »»

Lack of action speaks loudly

January 16, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris during the weekend to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as . more »»

Medina: Village vote worth attention

January 15, 2015 A vote in an Orleans County village on Tuesday bears watching by residents here. If approved, the village of Medina will be dissolved and absorbed by the towns of Ridgeway and Shelb. more »»

Buffalo Bills: Change amid a status quo

January 14, 2015 Will today usher a new era and attitude for the Buffalo Bills? Later today, Rex Ryan will be officially announced as head coach for the Bills. more »»

New policy is overreaction

January 13, 2015 Is it an overreaction for New York state to close the state Thruway before a storm even hits? Or is it just state Gov. more »»

Village mayor is deserving of a vote

January 11, 2015 There are not many residents who will tell you the current village government set-up is working well in Fredonia. more »»

State: No easy answer with new wage

January 11, 2015 With the start of 2015, New York’s minimum wage rose from $8 to $8.75 an hour, giving a boost in pay to some 700,000 workers. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

January 10, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST PLOW DRIVERS — It’s been a difficult week, weather-wise. Schools have canceled, the Thruway has been closed. more »»

EXPENSES: Payroll costs add to deficit

January 9, 2015 Cutting the size and therefore the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

County tune quite familiar

January 8, 2015 A familiar tune seems to be coming out of the county executive’s office once again regarding the high Medicaid burden. more »»

Honesty is best policy

January 7, 2015 A fiscal mess that had been brewing for years is far from over in the village of Forestville — and it is good to see the recognition of how poorly things have been run in the past. more »»

Buffalo Bills: Accountability lacking again

January 7, 2015 One week after Doug Marrone announced he was opting out of his contract with the Buffalo Bills, plenty of questions remain. Problem is no major team official is available to the media. more »»



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