New York’s new public campaign finance system took effect this week with little fanfare, perhaps because few elected officials want to take credit (or blame) for an idea that very few voters e…

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…

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The recent interest regarding the new majority of the Farmersville Town Board’s alleged violation of the open meetings law, for meeting with an attorney prior to the Jan. 6 meeting, is astonishing.

The holiday season has passed and the days are beginning to grow longer. Shorter days and long dark nights have always weighed heavily on the human race. And as the days began to lengthen and …

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

    This is an opposing view to the Tom Wrobleski column in the Dec. 31 edition of the Tims Herald, on his reasoning for warning against marijuana being legalized.

    Thursday, January 09, 2020
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    New York’s new public campaign finance system took effect this week with little fanfare, perhaps because few elected officials want to take credit (or blame) for an idea that very few voters even wanted.

    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…

    As President Donald Trump and his advisers contemplate the next steps to take in the conflict he instigated with Iran, they are focused primarily on two historical events. First, the seizure of the 52 American hostages at our embassy in Iran in 1979 and Iran’s role in killing hundreds of our…

    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 n…

    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…