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…

NEW YORK (TNS) — A couple of months ago, legalization of recreational marijuana in New York state looked like it was on a fast track.

ALBANY (TNS) — New York is again considering legalizing driver’s licenses for people who are in the country illegally, but the issue remains a thorny one for legislators and Gov. Andrew M. Cuo…

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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.”

I am a Catholic. That said, in the whole debate about abortion, I never see anyone talking about the outcome.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

    The front-page article in Wednesday’s Olean Times Herald an the huge ad by the New York Association of Convenience Stores in Monday’s edition, both indirectly ridiculing the Cattaraugus County…

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    Monday, July 29, 2019

    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 New York City.

    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…

    Republican politicians and pundits intentionally overstated the extent to which Democrats were banking on Robert Mueller’s testimony. They imagined Trump-haters hanging breathlessly on Mueller’s every word, hoping to find the bombshell that makes the obstruction case against Trump.

    It is apparently part of Robert Mueller's contract with the media that he must always be described as "honorable" and a "lifelong Republican." (After this week, we can add "dazed and confused"…

    In a previous column I explored why 80% of white Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and why most of those who did so continue to support him.

    WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III isn’t expected to roll out any bombshells when he testifies before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 24.

    In the 2016 presidential election, 81% of white Evangelical Christian voters chose Donald Trump, a man whose personal history and treatment of others had shown him to be anything but a faithfu…