Bail reform is coming to New York state on Jan. 1 and there is a great deal of misinformation and alarmist hype being circulated on this issue.

BELMONT — In numerous locations across the state, hundreds of district attorneys, sheriffs, police chiefs, police union members and other law enforcement officials called on the State Legislat…

ALBANY — In the debates and on the trail, Joe Biden looks beatable. Even worse, he often seems confused and feeble. Too old, perhaps.

Recently, a fine report by USA Today Network writer Jeff Platsky detailed what daily life confirms — “The Graying of New York State,” sadly and especially in the 50 Upstate counties north of N…

Many of us can remember the time when research of any topic often involved hours perusing scholarly tomes and magazine articles in a local library or university.

Immigration issues in the United States long ago devolved into the surreal, but it was still an eyebrow-raiser on Friday to see a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office giving tips to i…

In the June 27 issue of the Arcade Herald, Freedom Town Supervisor Randy Lester claimed that he is attempting to bring wind turbines into the area “for the Town of Freedom.”

Western New Yorkers have heard a lot of information about Invenergy’s Alle-Catt Wind Farm. Some of it true and some of it untrue, and I believe you are entitled to the truth.

Cyberwarfare poses a serious threat to our national security and to the integrity of our elections, but it is also a critical economic, business and health care issue that affects us at the lo…

New York City’s World War II-rooted “housing emergency” is now officially indefinite — and has spread, potentially, to every corner of New York state.

Given the relative wave of blue states legalizing marijuana, from California to Colorado to Massachusetts, one would have thought that progressive-controlled Albany would have whisked a simila…

With New York Republicans’ relevance diminishing further with each statewide election, many upstate GOP officials are throwing their lot in with new blood for leadership.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a strategic move in response to well-publicized criticism of the decision of the state’s Democrat-controlled Legislature to block a bill that would have offered spouses …

My Irish mother warned me about people who cheat by cautioning me to watch out for them “trying to pull a fast one.” When my second generation Italian father thought someone was trying to tric…

On April 3, Olean Police and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office emergency and special response team members, including a K-9 unit, surrounded a house on North Eighth Street. They tossed flash…

With each criminal conviction the state of New York matter-of-factly tells the defendants how long they will spend behind bars. Hidden from view, in the “fine-print,” is a long list of additio…

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

As we come off the elections of 2019, it’s imperative that we seriously think of the direction we want our country to go for the 2020 elections and beyond. We must start taking steps now to ma…

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019

Bail reform is coming to New York state on Jan. 1 and there is a great deal of misinformation and alarmist hype being circulated on this issue.

BELMONT — In numerous locations across the state, hundreds of district attorneys, sheriffs, police chiefs, police union members and other law enforcement officials called on the State Legislat…

ALBANY — In the debates and on the trail, Joe Biden looks beatable. Even worse, he often seems confused and feeble. Too old, perhaps.

If there is one thing that supporters (and even many detractors) of President Trump agree on, it’s that he deserves credit for maintaining a strong economy. The current economic expansion is now the longest on record, and the economy continues to generate more jobs, higher incomes and increa…

As Democratic presidential candidates stumble over one another in a headlong rush towards socialism and fiscal insanity — promising trillions in new spending on everything from child care, hea…

On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 Americans died in the worst terrorist attack on our home soil. For years afterwards, terrorism dominated the news, and the fear of terrorist violence became wid…