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Dunkirk: Solid choice in leadership

May 16, 2016 Gary Cerne, for almost a decade, brought a new attitude to the Dunkirk City School District. Before his leadership, there were mistakes. Teachers were consistently fighting with the administration. more »»

Approving tax increases

May 15, 2016 Your vote on Tuesday is needed by your local school districts and the candidates for the Board of Education. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

May 14, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST EARNING HIS EAGLE — Congratulations to Trevor Cole, a member of Boy Scout Troop 252 in Silver Creek. more »»

Dependence may be growing

May 13, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

ARKWRIGHT: Who isn’t doing their job?

May 12, 2016 Arkwright Building and Code Enforcement Officer Joe Sorrento admits he doesn’t like enforcing the town’s zoning code. He hasn’t been addressing the issue of junk vehicles. more »»

SCHOOLS: Stage excellence in our area

May 11, 2016 Two area schools are in the running for some significant awards. Both Forestville and Fredonia schools as well as student actors have been nominated for the Kenny Awards in Buffalo this Saturda. more »»

Albany still a mess

May 10, 2016 Albany hasn’t changed at all. Although some legislators tout very modest ethics reforms, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara continues to dig and uncover misconduct within the state’s leadership. more »»

Wages: Mandate also hits business

May 9, 2016 Private-sector and small business are not the only ones starting to realize the pinch of the rising minimum wage in New York state. more »»

Small districts, higher costs

May 8, 2016 If you’re looking for fat in school budgets, look to the smaller districts. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

May 7, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST CHAIN COMING TO CITY — The former Quality Markets building has been vacant for more than six year. more »»

Application idea almost criminal

May 6, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

PRESIDENTIAL RACE NY could be in play

May 5, 2016 In 1980 and 1984, New York voted for Ronald Reagan for President. It was the last time New York was a “red state.” Since then, New York has voted for the Democratic candidate every time. more »»

FREDONIA: Rowdy weekend comes to an end

May 4, 2016 For some village residents, the former Fred Fest weekend has come and gone — thankfully. more »»

Positive vibes keep coming

May 3, 2016 After years of being the forgotten region of New York state, it sure is refreshing to hear enthusiastic comments regarding Chautauqua County. Consider Lt. Gov. more »»

Budgets: A difference in managing

May 2, 2016 There are some municipalities that understand fiscal responsibility. It appears the village of Gowanda is one of the. more »»

Inconsistent in Legislature

May 1, 2016 Chautauqua County legislators do not like being dictated to by New York state. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

April 30, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST MASON HONORS — Congratulations to SUNY Fredonia’s Dr. Sherri Mason. more »»

Let students sing Anthem

April 29, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

OLD BUILDINGS: Some results in Land Bank

April 28, 2016 The former Trophy Building in Fredonia has been in disrepair for a while. No one wanted to buy it. The village tried to market and was also unsuccessful. more »»

SUNY EVENT: Many plugged in for recycling

April 27, 2016 How about a round of applause for the electronic recyclers in our region. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and through 2 p.m. more »»



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