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Editor’s corner

GOP candidate carousel still spinning

Democratic candidate for Congressional District 23 Max Della Pia has first-hand experience when it comes to convoluted primaries. In spring 2018, he was one of seven candidates — including current Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist — who were vying for the party’s nomination to run against ...

Secrecy sinking Brooks-TLC ambitions

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas decided to stand with 20 other protesters last weekend in front of the Clarion Hotel on Lake Shore Drive in the city. Though not at the curb with the group who held signs to “Keep Our Hospital in Dunkirk” while hearing beeps of approval from passing motorists, ...

Is this a last stand for Brooks-TLC?

Let’s be honest. Brooks-TLC Hospital System in Dunkirk has done itself no favors in how it has handled some significant decisions that have negatively impacted this community in the last decade. On very short notice, which included no public comment, the board of directors and its ...

Open meeting ‘abuse’ comes with no penalties

Prior to Wednesday night’s Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, elected Republicans and Democrats went their separate ways to gather in a closed session to discuss whatever they wanted. For the record, both parties were doing nothing illegal. Political caucusing is allowed under the New ...

Tech overload already at school near you

FORESTVILLE — It did not take long for educator and administrator Bryna Moritz to become fatigued over the use of technology at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Only four months into the position of superintendent at Pine Valley Central Schools, Moritz was leading her team through an ...

State ‘pain’ steers Pinion’s U.S. Senate run

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Pinion recalled a family vacation he took as a child that was all business in Atlantic City, N.J. His mother, Verona Greenland, was an advocate for thousands of residents in the Bronx. In 1981, she began a community health center in the New York City ...