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Editor’s corner

Crippling illness making a rude rebirth

More than a decade ago, Chautauqua County resident Warren Beyer recalled the horrors of growing up with a condition that many Americans have not had to worry about for decades. Beyer, at age 7, contracted poliomyelitis. It can lead to paralysis and, in a worst-case scenario, become ...

Stubborn village part of SUNY struggles

Fall semester 2020 was a daunting challenge for the State University of New York at Fredonia and its new President Stephen Kolison long before it began. Officials across SUNY had been awaiting guidance on how to move forward with bringing students back to dormitories and classes during the ...

Nation, area ‘stood up’ after attacks

Before his passing at age 100 on Jan. 4, 2021, it was a given that longtime Dunkirk resident and retired firefighter Bill Reardon would be in attendance at the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Eagle Street in the north county city. Like so many of us, Reardon watched in horror on that ...

‘Little Hospital’ an engine of sustainability

WESTFIELD — Sitting before the entrance to a proud health-care facility on East Main Street is a wooden train bearing the slogan, “The Little Hospital That Could.” It speaks to a resiliency and determination by a board of directors, about 90 staff members and the dedication of 13 ...

Juggling act weakens Zeldin push

Facing fellow Republican Carl Paladino in a primary this week had state Party Chairman Nick Langworthy in the fight for his political life. Shortly after polls closed Tuesday across the new Congressional District 23 that stretches from Erie and south to Chemung County, there was a sense of ...

Institution stays guarded on security details

State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen had the podium for a little more than a minute during Gov. Kathy Hochul’s press conference at the Chautauqua Institution two days after the attack on internationally known author Salman Rushdie. His statements, as it turned out, were the most ...