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Fire departments seek members

April 21, 2016 According to the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, New York’s volunteer firefighters not only save lives, they also save billions in tax dollars for the stat. more »»

HEALTH: Taking action for spring

April 20, 2016 It is easy to fall into an unhealthy routine. Come home from work. Eat dinner. Sit and relax. Turn on the electronics, read and watch television. But far too many Americans are not moving enough. more »»

One step forward — and back

April 19, 2016 On March 20, this corner gave credit to Dunkirk’s mayor and council for looking ahead, and not blaming previous leadership, during decision-making for the city. Let’s just say we jumped the gun. more »»

Starting waves of development

April 18, 2016 There was a sense of excitement when equipment appeared at the Dunkirk city pier to begin dredging efforts. It has been long overdue. more »»

Rising aid, higher taxes

April 17, 2016 New York state’s recently passed budget contained plenty of good news for school districts. “The 2016-17 budget contains a number of positive measures for schools,” said Timothy G. more »»

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

April 16, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST WORTHY HONORS — Recently state Sen. more »»

Positive buzz possibly for bees

April 15, 2016 A major producer of products used to control garden pests and weeds, the Ortho company, announced this week it will stop using a category of chemicals believed to be harmful to bees. more »»

SILVER CREEK: Village makes tough choice

April 13, 2016 On Monday, we were critical of Silver Creek. Today, however, we offer praise. Last week, the village did something that is never easy to do. It officially abolished its police department. more »»

Making your vote count

April 12, 2016 In one week, registered party voters will be able to make a decision in the state primary. There has been some confusion, even in other media, regarding the primar. more »»

SILVER CREEK: Wasting more taxpayer funds

April 11, 2016 Leave it to the federal government to waste your money — and bail out a local decision that was flawed from the star. more »»

Politics goes over the line

April 10, 2016 One of the more ironic remarks last week was courtesy of Dunkirk Councilwoman Stacy Szukala regarding a rally request for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on April 17 in Washington... more »»

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

April 9, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST ALL-AMERICAN — Congratulations to Fredonia senior Dakota Gardner. more »»

Keeping Trump accountable

April 8, 2016 In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum over the... more »»

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Violating open meetings law

April 7, 2016 Monday night, Fredonia Trustee Phyllis Jones expressed wariness over hiring two additional full-time employees to the Department of Public Works. more »»

SERIES: Final stop for travel shows

April 6, 2016 Saturday will be the end of the road for a 33-year tradition at the State University of New York at Fredonia. more »»

No rewarding the status quo

April 5, 2016 Municipal officials who want their entity to keep its own identity are going to have to pay a pric. more »»

State aid: Funding no long-term fix

April 4, 2016 New York state has once again shown its support to Dunkirk and Western New York. On Thursday afternoon, state Sen. more »»

Welcoming a new leader

April 3, 2016 Under a consultation arrangement agreed to by Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Hamot placed administrators here who had no attachment to this... more »»

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

April 2, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST BASEBALL IS BACK — The weekend forecast for snow can be a little disheartening, but we know at this time of year, it will be short-live. more »»

Reality must be discussion

April 1, 2016 Pentagon officials said last week they plan to meet soon with President Barack Obama to discuss sending more U.S. troops to Iraq to fight Islamic terrorists. more »»



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