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Editor’s corner

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 ...

Unsettling pasts still pain Native Americans

SILVER CREEK — Lafayette Williams asked for a moment of silence Tuesday night while speaking to a gathering of some 30 people in the Anderson-Lee Library. As a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, his heart was heavy when discussing a dark past that both the United States and Canada are ...

Disputes, defeats place Dems in turmoil

Where exactly do the invested Chautauqua County Democrats go from here? During the last three elections, high ranking party members have spent more time fighting amongst themselves than they have against their official opponents — those on the other side of the aisle who have received the ...