We have become addicted to funding. “We” means you and I, the People. “We” means school districts. “We” means town and county governments.

I remember sitting in fifth-grade science back in the '80s when my teacher informed all of us that his lesson for the day was done, and we could use the remaining time in class to do whatever …

This is a last ditch effort. Had anybody picked up the phone, I would not have written this.

Siemens Energy’s decision to abandon its Olean manufacturing operations will decimate a community that’s faithfully supported the facility for more than a century.

Congressman Tom Reed should be ashamed for immediately playing politics with the news that Siemens Energy is slashing 530 jobs at its Olean plant.

I would like to bring some attention to the false claims that have been circulating through the town of Freedom regarding tax reductions and road repair — the claims being they are entirely de…

To Rep. Tom Reed, in the late 1980s, as a Democrat, I ran against state Sen. Jess Present. I was unsuccessful, but during the campaign and after, I gained a very healthy respect for Present an…

As I prepare to leave office, after four fun-filled, enjoyable years, I wanted to say thank you to all the residents who have allowed me to serve as mayor.

It occurs to me that some of your readership may be wondering how it happens that Joe Biden could be declared the 2020 presidential election winner by the major news organizations even as Dona…

“We the People. …” That phrase has endured for 244 years as the pillar of the U.S. Constitution, which has stood as America’s triumphant experiment in freedom and responsibility. These are thr…

By mid-October 1968, I had arrived in Vietnam to begin my nearly 400-day odyssey. Basic training at Fort Dix, military police school in Georgia and then a brief two-week leave at home had fill…

By mid-October 1968, I had arrived in Vietnam to begin my nearly 400-day odyssey. Basic training at Fort Dix, military police school in Georgia and then a brief two-week leave at home had fill…

The times are so strange, so confusing, so upside-down that it is easy to miss what counted most at the two national political conventions conducted under coronavirus conditions. Audiences wer…

I am the older sister of a 45 year-old man with intellectual disabilities and autism. He’s well-known and much beloved in the community because he’s just a happy, social guy. His name is Charlie.

COVID-19 is an emotional roller coaster. It brings many emotions out in all who are involved. These emotions have such control over us during this time and can include anger, disbelief, optimi…

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