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Commentary

Commentary: Tough choices ahead at SUNY

The State University of New York at Fredonia appears to be standing at the crossroads. First, the school’s enrollment is dropping. The school currently has roughly 3,800 students. By way of contrast, it had roughly 5,800 students in 2010. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, from 2011 ...

Waiting for the season of winter

Every year, about this time, people start talking about what the Farmer’s Almanac prediction is for winter. Will it be colder than normal, will there be more snow than usual, etc.? The past few winters have, in my view, been relatively easy ones. Could it be due to global warming? Is ...

Policies driving pain for trucking

Several groups representing American truckers are pleading with the Biden administration to claw back its vaccine mandate and a new regulation that will make it more difficult to hire new drivers, which is scheduled to go into effect in early 2022. According to a letter from the American ...

Decisions today damage a future

This is in response to the article “Nobody’s satisfied” from Nov. 6 regarding the State University of New York at Fredonia. While I would agree with College Council Chairman Frank Pagano’s comments that something needs to be done regarding finances for SUNY Fredonia, I’m afraid his ...

Country’s foundation must not be forgotten

County Legislator Daniel Pavlock was right. The legislature needed to be reminded. The reminder of upholding the Constitution in the motion on Wednesday, October 26, “calling all Elected Officials of the State of New York and the United States Government to Exercise Their Legislative and ...

Finding new things to eat

Before Mark Baldwin sailed happily across the wide Atlantic, he gave talks at the RTPI on Edible Wildflowers. I enjoyed the discoveries as well as the eating which followed. Yum! The thought of the aroma of batter frying in oil quickens me even as I type. I confess, however, that all I really ...