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Editor’s corner

Love for labor drives union leader’s career

Commendations, honors and plaques surrounded Doug Stock as he sat in the kitchen area of his Fredonia home earlier this week. Though his attention early that Tuesday evening soon drifted to a document he received more than five decades ago that would serve as the beginning of a new journey and ...

COVID uptick adds to hospital turbulence

Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County public health director, has been front and center since the pandemic began in March 2020. In her most recent message that comes 10 days before Christmas and is posted to the COVID-19 dashboard, she is brief and to the point. “This holiday season, please ...

Agency’s move does not detour mission

Four years ago, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry in Dunkirk decided to make a major transition. It relocated from its setting in the Coburn Block at West Second Street and Central Avenue to its current home at 319 Washington Ave. Kathy Peterson, executive director, has seen plenty of ups and ...

Payroll train shows no signs of slowing

Dunkirk Common Council was a bit generous when it came to its employees — and themselves for that matter. During the Nov. 16 meeting, by a 3-1 vote, the legislative body agreed to use $300,000 in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act as a one-time payment to about city 150 workers as hazard ...

Pennsylvania senses urgency with population

WARREN, Pa. — Jim Decker was clear and to the point during what was an evening to celebrate at the Conewango Club. As president and chief executive officer of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Decker told the crowd of more than 200 individuals gathered Nov. 18 on the ...

State wage gimmick adds to distress

NORTH WARREN, Pa. — There is an obvious disparity for New York businesses that is apparent once you have crossed the state border into Warren County. Help wanted signs practically scream for applicants — much like they do across Chautauqua County. Here, however, the starting pay at the ...