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Brooks has important city history

The legacy of Brooks Memorial Hospital in the city of Dunkirk The Brooks Memorial Hospital has been standing tall for more years than can be counted. Generations have been born at this hospital. In the past, with previous leaders of this hospital, we have had a smooth-running hospital and ...

Renewables come with a price: goals on power stress system

Dunkirk Harbor is featured in a cool video made by the city of Dunkirk in its application for a $10 million New York state grant. By illustrating its additions to the value of this greatest natural asset, the city earned a visit from Gov. Kathy Hochul to announce the well-earned winning of the ...

Finding that thin line of fairness

What’s fair is fair. Technically, this is a logical fallacy called circular reasoning — and an obvious one at that. No argument can be proven with this statement because it gives no reasons why something is “fair.” Why is it fair? You can’t prove someone lied or committed a crime ...

Don’t have both income, sales taxes

One of the old lessons of economics is that there will tend to be less of some things if government taxes them. By contrast, there will tend to be more of some things if government doesn’t tax them. Well, we want people to work, save, and invest, right? Yet by taxing proceeds from work, ...

Insight to the document dilemma

The classified document circus in Washington continues to perform its one-ring show with more and more Joe Biden documents being found at several of his properties including some documents from his days in the Senate. Now we find that former Vice President Mike Pence has been added to the show ...

Dear Abby — I miss you

Ten years ago in this space, I mourned the loss of Dear Abby. Abigail Van Buren had died at age 94. I felt like a wise old member of the family had passed on – similar to the way I felt the day Erma Bombeck passed … the day the laughter died. Like everyone else, I met both those ladies in ...