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Newsmakers of the Month

Newsmaker of the month: Signs of division are very evident

Discourse in America is not what it used to be. Today, many are not as welcoming of other points of view. Instead, they choose to stay in bubbles where what they believe becomes an echo chamber. In the last decade, lines have been drawn — in terms of party choice and where people get their ...

Newsmaker of the month: Reveling in the mundane battles

So this is where local governments that are supposed to look out for the best interests of its constituents become heavy handed. Instead of looking at the significant issues — such as the continuing water problems in the village of Fredonia, or the drying up of revenues from state aid to ...

Newsmaker of the month: A whole lot of nothing going on

A letter writer posed an interesting point last week in a commentary in this newspapers regarding Dunkirk Common Council: “Taxpayers have the right to know what the Common Council achieved during the year 2020 for the betterment of the city.” In a municipality that has a population of ...

Newsmaker of the month: Taxing entities undaunted by stubborn virus

It was a year to forget. Who could have imagined going to the Fredonia Opera House in late January to find out the village won the “Small Business Revolution” to being locked in our homes in March? That’s what happened, and though life continues to evolve in the clutches of the ...

Newsmaker of the month: No planning in area budgets

This has been the year from hell. Due to something not even on our radar in late 2019, our nation, state and communities have been compromised. Some may have expected some type of economic slowdown, but no one could have foreseen one of the most bizarre and volatile times of our life. As a ...

Newsmaker of the month: Lack of action with water tough to swallow

Users of the Fredonia water system must be celebrating. As of today, they have not had to boil water for one month. Talk about a reason to raise a glass. But problems remain — and there appears to be little urgency for a fix from its leaders. At the most recent Village Board meeting, ...