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Football Stadium use needs increase

September 8, 2014 With one game in the books, a home opener is six days away for the Buffalo Bills. more »»

TEACHER RATINGS Big disparity is major flaw

September 7, 2014 Parents who were not already perplexed enough by the changes rolled out with the Common Core standards in New York state had another reason to scratch their heads recently. more »»

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

September 6, 2014 BEST RINGING HONOR — For years, residents in the Forestville School community knew the bell tower as a symbol for the school. The bell was purchased in 1845 but fell into poor condition. more »»

High costs part of new system

September 5, 2014 In large measure, President Barack Obama’s health care law was sold to Americans based on his contention government can handle certain tasks more economically than the private sector. more »»

Salary is part of total cost

September 4, 2014 Do not be fooled by a number. more »»

Forestville: Resident’s efforts ring true

September 3, 2014 It is the perfect way to ring in a new year. In Forestville this morning, a ceremony will dedicate the school bell in memory of Agnes Howard, who died on June 20. more »»

For openers, use caution

September 2, 2014 Starting today, you are going to want to give it a brake around area schools. Some districts open today while the majority open Wednesday. more »»

Labor Day: Saluting all our quiet heroes

September 1, 2014 This Labor Day, unfortunately, seems a bit more somber than others. more »»

FEMA owes nothing for bad decision

August 31, 2014 If a community outside of our region was attempting to scam federal funding for purchasing an overpriced building outside of its borders, many taxpayers would be up in arms. more »»

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

August 30, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST LAKE SHORE HEALTH CARE — About 300 employees and the greater Silver Creek area are breathing a sigh of relief. more »»

More detail still needed

August 29, 2014 It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at... more »»

Governments: Support fades for many entities

August 28, 2014 Wilson, a village in Niagara County, was awarded a narrow reprieve. more »»

Ripley: Rejection not so cool

August 27, 2014 There are times to warm up to some decisions by Town Boards. One such recent decision was in Ripley, when the board rejected a bid to install air-conditioning in the new offices. more »»

Youth has lasting legacy

August 26, 2014 Important steps to remember and keep players safe in the future took place at the Nickel Plate Depot on Sunday in Brocton. more »»

Landscape: Fewer teams, same districts

August 25, 2014 As noted on Saturday in our highs and lows corner, Gowanda’s willingness to work with Pine Valley so members of the district centered in South Dayton can play football is true team spirit. more »»

Putting brakes on spending

August 24, 2014 Dunkirk Common Council members did something unusual last Tuesday: they decided against spending money. more »»

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

August 23, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST FOOTBALL SOLUTION — We’re certain that people in the Pine Valley Central School District are disappointed that their school won’t be able to... more »»

No slowing U.S. spending

August 22, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Dunkirk: Plenty of issues greet Rosas

August 21, 2014 By all indications, it appears the city Democratic Committee has made a solid choice to fill the seat vacated by former council member Stephanie Kiyak, who resigned earlier this month. more »»

Pay raises: Reality check for committees

August 20, 2014 No matter what employment you have, you will almost always believe you are not paid what you are worth. Politicians — and elected officials — are in the same boat. more »»



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