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Editor’s corner

Rural red a likely target in remapping

State Sen. George Borrello acknowledges his request is a heavy lift. After a 16-month period that left state residents and the rest of America confined to their homes with numerous limits due to COVID-19, the last thing many of us want to do is become involved in a battle that involves ...

Bigger can be better for superintendents

In offering a final farewell to Sherman, outgoing Superintendent Michael Ginestre said all the right things. Through almost a decade at the district, he understood the commitment and connections that needed to be made during his tenure with those not only in the school, but in the ...

‘Fantastic’ support spurs record sales

Wayne Hotelling did not have the smoothest of starts to his early Wednesday morning. After traveling from his home in Silver Creek to pick up some 1,700 newspapers to sell as part of the Laurel Memorial Run and Walk fund-raiser, he found himself in the middle of a major rainstorm around 5 ...

Incumbents on notice after primary

Within one week, India Walton who considers herself a Democratic socialist has changed the political landscape of Western New York. The once barely known challenger did everything right in winning the Democratic primary for Buffalo mayor on June 22. So stunned was the campaign of incumbent ...

Seniors rise above COVID calamity

High school Class of 2021 members have been through a trying — and often bittersweet — 15 months. From the first shutdown due to COVID-19 in March 2020 as juniors to the final exams of this year’s fourth quarter, this collection of seniors has not only had to tolerate plenty of ...

Stefanik rises as Reed goes quiet

North of Interstate 90 from Syracuse to the Vermont border is the largest of the 23 Congressional districts in New York state. It engulfs the Adirondack region, a portion of the capital district as well as 10 counties and segments of two others. Within the last month, the area has taken on a ...