New hospital is best solution for area


Across the centuries, healthcare has changed based on how the world changed. People have come to expect certain healthcare services in hospitals, like having babies and surgeries. They forget that many of those services took place in homes throughout history. Centuries ago, churches usually ...

Is Putin Europe’s 21st century Hitler?


Any comparison of anyone to Hitler is fraught with danger. Hitler is usually viewed as an almost unique figure of evil personified. Nevertheless it is appropriate to ask if Putin is something like Europe’s 21st Century Hitler. If he is even close to a Hitler, will the Western world learn ...

King gets education in SUNY stops

Editor's corner

Prince Aziz Hunt is not much different from previous generations of downstate students who have come to the State University of New York at Fredonia for a higher education. As a chemistry major, the senior said a scholarship he earned was a factor in choosing the Western New York school that is ...

LOAN FORGIVENESS Plan for debt still is a bad approach


As the Associated Press reported recently, the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court seems ready to overturn the Biden administration’s attempt at student loan forgiveness. While we do not claim to assess the constitutionality of the executive order or of the effort to challenge ...



Thirty years ago — 1993 Alvin N. Kaymore, recently retired Dunkirk postmaster, was honored at a dinner at the Kosciuszko Club. A postal employee since 1948, he was named postmaster in March 1975. His retirement became effective Jan. 2 of this year. Postal clerk and dinner chairman Bohdan ...

FREDONIA HOOPS Remarkable run begins with belief


An incredible run is one step closer to the state’s final four competition. The 10th-seeded Fredonia Hillbillies boys’ basketball team will play this weekend in Rochester as the Section VI representative after four straight heart-stopping victories to win the Class B title. “We’ve ...