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HIGHS AND LOWS: Some of the best, worst of week

July 18, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST FLOOD RESPONSE — With the flood that took place Monday and Tuesday, there were a lot of problems for residents. more »»

IRS Agency doing less with more

July 17, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame — you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Volunteers go the distance

July 16, 2015 Our region has a history of helping neighboring communities. Many fire departments automatically go to calls in neighboring municipalities, even for the most standard EMS call. more »»

Nature’s rude summer side

July 15, 2015 It was a rude awakening. Many residents Tuesday morning woke up to devastation in the towns of Portland, Westfield and Ripley as well as the village of Brocton. more »»

How village uses a town

July 14, 2015 Want to know what being taken advantage of is like? Ask the town of Pomfret, which had to raise the water and sewer rates for its users. Water in Pomfret will now run $7. more »»

Holiday: Symbol brings pain, discomfort

July 13, 2015 Despite the cooperation of the weather and the wonderful holiday weekend and events in the north county over the Fourth of July, there were some disapprovals. more »»

EDUCATION Building on an area effort

July 12, 2015 From the start in February, there has been great enthusiasm from the educational and business community for the Pathways in Technology Early College High School — or P-TECH — progra. more »»

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

July 11, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST HELPING A VET — Dunkirk resident Kenny Brooks, who is a veteran, visited his wife in a Buffalo hospita. more »»

Congress Steering home road money

July 10, 2015 Often, gridlock in Congress results when some lawmakers object not to the primary purpose of a bill, but to some unrelated “rider” placed in it. more »»

History days: Cushing takes center stage

July 9, 2015 Our area has always been enthralled with history. Civil War re-enactments are very popular throughout Western New York. more »»

Real service to taxpayers

July 8, 2015 We applaud the town of Pomfret for its permanent extension of office hours so that people who work during the day can make it to the clerk’s office. more »»

Libraries add to youth options

July 7, 2015 With school out for the summer, it is important that children stay engaged in learning — not just on computer tablets or smart phones — but with others in their age group. more »»

Sunset Bay: Rays of goodness in a crisis

July 6, 2015 More than a week ago, many were rightly critical of the train that blocked access to and from Sunset and Hanford bays. But despite the hardship, there was some good news to come from the situation. more »»

GRADUATION Our shrinking class sizes

July 5, 2015 Forty years ago, Dunkirk High School had one of its largest graduating classes ever. A total of 292 students in the Class of 1975 received diplomas. more »»

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

July 4, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST CELEBRATING THE FOURTH — You don’t need to go to a big city to see a terrific holiday display tonight. more »»

It seems many break rules

July 3, 2015 Federal officials are required by law to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondenc. more »»

Plan needs to be in place

July 2, 2015 For years, officials have talked about the “possibility” of people in Sunset and Hanford bays being trapped by a trai. more »»

SALES TAX: Border factor plays role

June 30, 2015 As part of what was being referred to as the “Big Ugly,” New York state lawmakers approved boosting Chautauqua County’s sales tax by 0.5 percent to 8 percent. more »»

Superintendents: Price for leader keeps rising

June 29, 2015 Here’s one more — and probably the most obvious reason — small school districts need to give more weight to sharing one superintendent with a neighboring district: the cos. more »»

tax cap Effort brings accountability

June 29, 2015 Almost everyone can agree the New York state tax cap, which has received an extension, has been a success. Well, everyone but elected municipal and school board officials. more »»



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