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Editor’s corner

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 ...

Forestville keeps identity after dissolution

FORESTVILLE – After cutting through the thick fog that enveloped the hills of Route 39 on Wednesday morning, the downtown district of the former village came into focus near the bottom of Sheridan Hill. Six years ago, this sleepy hamlet was involved in a heated and divisive topic: should the ...

Gluttony not limited to Bills, state capital

Calamity in Albany tied to the turmoil with a disgraced Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin and a failed Court of Appeals ruling that went against the Democrats regarding the Congressional districts could not keep the sun from shining in Buffalo during the governor’s visit earlier this week. Hometown ...

No easy street to walkable downtowns

Before the dissolution of its police department around 2016, Silver Creek was aware — and seemingly proud — of a well earned distinction. If motorists were driving more than 30 mph in the downtown or residential area, be prepared to be pulled over. On reputation alone, it was enough to ...

Humble Pauszek became an outdoors legend

Tributes began pouring in last weekend from area residents as well as the Western New York hunting and fishing community as word spread regarding the death of Gene Pauszek. For 34 years, the legendary outdoorsman of northern Chautauqua County put his heart and soul into a labor of love in ...

Gateway ambitions stuck in neutral

RIPLEY — For decades, the New York border was anything but welcoming for travelers heading east on Interstate 90. Toll booths near Exit 61 were often the first impression for drivers heading into the Empire State, a land of high taxes and fees. Now that those barriers have been removed in ...