Publisher’s notebook

Elections, successes are in cards

All good things usually come to an end - albeit a little too soon. That was certainly the case with our annual I Shop Local promotion, which began in August and continued through last week.In all, our newspaper received more than 5,400 "I Shop Local" cards. When we did the drawings over the ...

Plumb counting on anti-Reed vote

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed's face beamed with joy upon arriving in the conference room of Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. on Bennett Road in the town of Dunkirk. In front of him were three boys, all 2 years old. Triplets, in fact.Their mother, Ashley Kirkland, was one of four moms in attendance to ...

State cap not just about taxes

New York's 5-year-old law continues to put the squeeze on the area's elected officials. ?? Across the region, towns and cities are dealing with a law that is both praised and criticized while crafting budgets: the tax cap. For 2017, tax levy growth is limited to 0.68 percent for these entities ...

Brooks’ move adds to city dilemmas

It is full-speed ahead with plans for a new and improved Brooks Memorial Hospital. Just where the facility will be located and what it will look like is still a work in progress.This is no pipe dream - and it is coming quicker than most residents anticipated. Brooks will be relocating, thanks ...

Talking topics, not attacks

Candidate John Plumb has a proven commitment to the United States of America. He served in Kuwait during Operation Enduring Freedom, has been in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and is currently commander of the U.S. Reserves.His dedication in the military is all about order. His effort to get ...