POLICING: Pact is good deal for town, village


It is tough to know when you have a bargain when it comes to the government. Last week, the Hanover Town Board signed off on a new policing agreement with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department. As part of the deal, the town and village of Silver Creek will continue to share a deputy ...

There’s opportunity in consolidations


Winning a million dollars and buying several beautiful homes in your all favorite locations sounds glorious to most people. That is until they start facing all those dirty toilets. Sure, hiring a team of toilet cleaners becomes an option with that much money, but toilet cleaners need ...

Nation’s democracy never totally secure


Fascism. It involves power and control. So do Authoritarianism, Totalitarianism, Dictatorship, and Tyranny. They are all the antithesis of democracy and a democratic republic’s worst nightmare. While we sometimes use these words interchangeably, they don’t all mean exactly the same ...

ShopLocalCHQ gift card sales already brisk


December is just getting started, and what we at the Chamber fondly call our “gift card season” is already well underway. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce sells ShopLocalCHQ Gift Cards all year round, but there is no doubt that December is our busiest month for these sales. The ...



Thirty years ago — 1993 The Dunkirk Common Council has decided to create a new position of juvenile officer within the police department next year. Third Ward councilman Mark Speziale made the suggestion for the $40,000 per year post, stating the city has changed over the years and an ...

One-party rule has flaws in state, at home

Editor's corner

Hours after the polls closed on Election Day, Dunkirk’s Marcus Buchanan was full of optimism despite a 10-vote deficit in his race for the District One Chautauqua County legislator seat. “They have to count the absentee ballots for the final score,” he wrote in a Facebook post late that ...