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HISTORY: Shocking news, then and now

December 7, 2015 Seventy-four years ago today, the United States was under attack. Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor in the morning hours to the nation’s shock and dismay. It brought our country into World War II. more »»

Pomfret: Some unrest over the tax

December 6, 2015 Judging by the response, Peter Pett’s idea for a lawsuit against the town by Pomfret taxpayers seems to have had a strong case. But it probably would not go very far in a court of law. more »»

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

December 5, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST ¯ HOLIDAY SEASON — Whether in Fredonia, Silver Creek or Dunkirk, the holiday season is in full force today. more »»

Revenue is not an expense

December 4, 2015 Many observers, especially officials in the 50 states worried about highway funding, applauded action by Congress this week to provide $281 billion in transportation funding during the next five... more »»

CRIME: When power becomes greed

December 3, 2015 Chalk up one more reason to distrust your governmen. more »»

WATER WOES: Distasteful answer for volunteer

December 2, 2015 Local government, while many consider it to be the most responsive, may also be the nastiest. more »»

NY should not own attraction

December 1, 2015 Peter Sullivan of Bemus Point should be applauded. In the summer of 2014, he took his 7-year-old grandson to Midway State Park. While there, the two decided to go mini-golfin. more »»

Shopping: Going local still the best

November 30, 2015 If it is the first day of work back from Thanksgiving for many, then this is what has become known as Cyber Monday — the day many do their shopping via computer for Christmas gifts. more »»

Putting spin on spending

November 29, 2015 Most of the time when someone is saving money, it is an indication they are not spending it. Do not tell that to the Hanover Town Board, which will be paying $5. more »»

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

November 28, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST ‘MOOSE’ GETS A HOME — Volunteers at the Lake Shore Humane Society had tears in their eyes when they learned that their ‘unadoptable’ dog... more »»

GOVERNMENT: Crimes bring only demotions

November 27, 2015 Two high-ranking Department of Veterans Affairs officials bullied managers lower on the bureaucratic totem pole into accepting job transfers so they could take the vacated jobs — with less work but... more »»

Coming together on special day

November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving, we all know, is more than just a feast. It is a time for togetherness with family, close friends and reflection on how fortunate we are to be Americans. Our country is like no othe. more »»

Public minimum is a bit higher

November 25, 2015 State Gov. Andrew Cuomo was upstate last week touting the $15 an hour minimum wage proposal for public employees who work in New York. more »»

Our generous nature grows

November 24, 2015 When it comes to giving at the holidays, very rarely does this area ever disappoint. more »»

Fredonia: Wait on filling trustee post

November 23, 2015 What is the rush? Does the village of Fredonia really need to fill its open trustee seat that was vacated by Susan Mackay just recently? If you ask village Mayor Stephen Keefe, the answer is no. more »»

Troubling time of 2 counties

November 22, 2015 Oswego County has gone on the offensive. more »»

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

November 21, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL — No one from our area is headed to the state high school football championships. But even so, it was a good year. more »»

Even foe can be a friend

November 20, 2015 The enemy of our enemy does not have to be our friend, and in the current confrontation between Islamic terrorists and civilized nations, certainly is not. But U.S. more »»

Fantasy sports: Betting banned, but what about lottery

November 19, 2015 Last week brought just the latest reminder that we live in New York state, the land of “do as I say, not as I do. more »»

Contract: Dark clouds still looming

November 18, 2015 County Legislators will likely be voting on a new contract for its Civil Service Employees Association members tonight. more »»



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