People walking and wheeling Thursday afternoon on the Allegheny River Valley Trail may have seen a man who wasn’t there for fun.

I have heard several pundits, congressmen and even the White House administration claim that “we are now in a war.” Unfortunately, it is a war that we’re woefully unprepared to go into, let al…

Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Democrats and their media allies have worked feverishly (pun intended) to pin the blame for the latter-day plague on President Donald Trump.

On March 14 a state of emergency was declared for Allegany County. This was done in conjunction with our public health director and as a response to conversations and meetings with the county’…

I was texting someone over the weekend and, in what has become a usual exchange, I asked if he was doing OK.

If the Republicans want to win the presidency in November, they should nominate Dr. Anthony Fauci as their candidate. If the Democrats want to guarantee their own victory in 2020, they should …

There is no question these are challenging times we are going through. I want to take this opportunity to tell you what is happening here at Jones Memorial Hospital as a response to the COVID-…

It’s scary knowing that some disease that hasn’t even been reported yet in Cattaraugus County is causing havoc.

In this time of crisis and uncertainty that we are all experiencing together, we recognize the essential role we play to help keep our community informed and safe. We want to assure you that w…

While illness, global pandemic and fears of recession are never funny, I’ve been seeing some shining points of comedy in the last week as we struggle with the “new reality.”

Recently we have seen commentary suggesting that COVID-19 is no big deal and that we should not worry. This sends a message that encourages complacency in the face of a growing public health e…

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo succeeds in tamping down the COVID-19 outbreak, he’ll be criticized for over-reacting. But if we fail to heed his leadership, many could die.

Around 165 AD, an unknown epidemic swept through the Roman Empire, killing 5 million to 10 million people in a 15-year span. The illness devastated the Roman army and reduced the population by…

I gave a birthday card to a friend that said, “We only look grown-up on the outside.” How true for many of us. Our faces and bodies age, but youthful remnants remain within. Unless we’re old s…

I took some time off work last week, mostly to take a break and spend some time with my daughter.

Hey, lookout! The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment released its recommended decision on Invenergy’s proposed 340-megawatt Alle-Catt Wind Farm.

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I have heard several pundits, congressmen and even the White House administration claim that “we are now in a war.” Unfortunately, it is a war that we’re woefully unprepared to go into, let al…

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo succeeds in tamping down the COVID-19 outbreak, he’ll be criticized for over-reacting. But if we fail to heed his leadership, many could die.

Hey, lookout! The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment released its recommended decision on Invenergy’s proposed 340-megawatt Alle-Catt Wind Farm.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

    I am a retired nurse and relative of a 66-year-old Walmart employee with COPD. Since he is both older and had a chronic illness, my relative requested permission to wear a homemade mask at wor…

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

      Let’s compare only two states, California, with a population of approximately 40 million, and New York, with a population of approximately 20 million.

      Sunday, March 22, 2020
      Thursday, March 19, 2020

        I am saddened over the hoarding that is taking place in our community. I volunteer for St. Gianna Pregnancy Center of Cattaraugus County. This organization provides support to families in need…

        How nervous are some Democrats about Joe Biden’s chances against President Trump this November? Nervous enough to entertain the notion that another Democrat — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — migh…

        ALBANY (TNS) — If you know anything about the coronavirus pandemic in New York, you know the state desperately needs ventilators.

        You’re still reeling from how botched the federal government’s response to COVID-19 has been. You won’t believe how messed up the census is.

        House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump has killed people by the way he has conducted himself during the coronavirus crisis, and, look, I am not going to say in reply that she h…

        How nervous are some Democrats about Joe Biden’s chances against President Trump this November? Nervous enough to entertain the notion that another Democrat — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — migh…

        Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, Democrats and their media allies have worked feverishly (pun intended) to pin the blame for the latter-day plague on President Donald Trump.

        WASHINGTON — In the best of all pandemic-ridden worlds, the coronavirus would spur powerful countries to cooperate with one another since everyone is facing the same danger.