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Editor’s corner

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 ...

Top county race may get chippy

Obstacles have greeted incumbent Executive PJ Wendel from the very start. For the 18 months he has held the top Chautauqua County government position, he has had to deal with a global pandemic while facing an election in back-to-back years. Appointed by the Legislature to the post in January ...

Virtual votes zap public participation

Zoom meetings, which were forced upon numerous organizations, schools boards and government entities due to COVID-19 over the last 15 months, have had dramatic consequences that could forever change how America operates and communicates. Though this model has become both necessary and ...

Without fair, vets miss vital connection

Paul Oyer understands the disappointment surrounding the cancellation of this year’s Chautauqua County Fair. The Frewsburg resident was one of the many who were hoping to be in attendance at the event normally held during the later weeks of July in Dunkirk. Oyer, however, is not one who ...