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Bumpy ride begins Dear Editor, This coronavirus pandemic continues to rage unchecked through our nation, with almost 5 million known infections and over 160,000 deaths — the highest such rates in the world. And these numbers are rising. The impact of this on our economy and the lives ...

Our opinion: No gamble with legislation

Our Opinion

We’re glad to see bipartisan support in the state General Assembly for legislation that would allow Small Games of Chance license holders to hold their games over the Internet. Republican Reps. Mike Reese and Ryan Warner introduced House Bill 2764 to allow Small Games of Chance license ...

Our opinion: New city chief is a good fit

Our Opinion

Joe Sproveri, at left, has excelled in almost every position the Warren Police Department has to offer. The new chief has worked as a patrol officer, patrol supervisor, as a patrol sergeant and captain over the last 14 years. We are confident he will excel as Warren’s police chief as well. ...

Health-care leaders offer support through crisis

Local Commentaries

Over the past three months, our organizations have proudly come together in an unprecedented fashion to address the enormous challenges we have faced as a community due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This public health crisis is unlike anything most of us have ever experienced ...

Our opinion: County needs health department

Coronavirus

It must be obvious to anyone in our county after six months of dealing with the novel coronavirus, that Warren County needs a local health department. We commend Commissioner Ben Kafferlin for introducing the idea and commissioners Tricia Durbin and Jeff Eggleston for not immediately ...

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Letters To Editor

Cleaning the court Dear Editor, The excellent job on the bocce court was done by the Boy Scouts, so I was told. That’s the best the court has looked in a long time! I would also tell people who let their children disrupt the court by playing and digging on it are not paying attention to ...

Our opinion: New way to take on eyesores

Our Opinion

Now that her legislation has been signed into law, state Sen. Judy Ward, her legislative colleagues and other state officials need to ensure that communities across the commonwealth understand it and the window of opportunities that it provides. Actually, that might be a more laborious task ...

Rural life is chance to grow our region

Our Opinion

Warren County’s population has been in decline for nearly 40 years. According to the most recent U.S. Census projections, our current population is around 39,190 — about 8,259 less than in 1980. An article last week by reporter Jay Young in The Post-Journal on the Chautauqua County ...

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Out front on Porch Day Dear Editor, Warren Front Porch Day will begin on Saturday. The concept began as a conversation with several men from Warren over 20 years ago at a retreat. When I retired this April, Gary Lester said to me maybe it is time to bring the vision and the concept to ...

Our opinion: Prepare now for vaccine

Our Opinion

Rationing of medical treatment is viewed by many Americans as unacceptable. Making health care decisions based on anything but need is seen as immoral. That is as it should be. But as researchers race to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the specter of rationing is being raised by ...

It’s a different game

Local Commentaries

Well, Major League Baseball is underway but it certainly is different. Every team is trying its best to keep players healthy but despite their best efforts, some players have tested positive for COVID-19. The stadiums are empty except for essential personnel. Even the commentators are ...

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Letters To Editor

Proud to believe Dear Editor, I am a Democrat and combat vet. I believe in one country for all races and all religions. I believe in one flag for this country, as me and my brothers fought for the “Starts and Stripes” not the “Stars and Bars,” which to me is a traitor’s flag. ...

Our opinion: Waste business fills a void

Our Opinion

It may seem like just a new business opening, but a new enterprise in Clarendon is actually also a big help to Warren County taxpayers. Fast Disposal at Fox and Sons in Clarendon is addressing a number of community problems. The new company created four jobs in the community, is providing a ...

Struggle for equality remains real in 21st century

Local Commentaries

Among the 40,345 residents in Warren County, in 2017, 97% were white and less than 1% were black. This letter focuses on the blacks, though Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and others experience ill will as well. First some history: slavery, 1619 to 1865; Jim Crow Segregation era, ...

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Letters To Editor

We need some heroes Dear Editor. Here is your chance to be a hero. Who doesn’t want to be a hero? A hero is someone who takes action to reduce the risk of someone becoming very sick or dying. By following a few simple steps you can be a hero, today! Step 1: Wear a mask or face ...

Our opinion: An unnecessary proclamation

Our Opinion

Warren Mayor Maurice Cashman has issued a proclamation asking Warren residents to comply with COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including wearing a mask and social distancing. The proclamation came after a City Council meeting in July during which Jane Dunshie, a Warren resident, asked for a ...

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Letters To Editor

Mayhem from the left Dear Editor, Defunding and dismantling the police that protect us cannot be allowed to continue; there are citizens who are caught in the middle of areas of unrest struggling to survive. They have no recourse except to stay where they are and hope that they can stay ...

Our opinion: Taking it slow for a new hotel

Our Opinion

One of the common complaints regarding a new waterfront hotel in Warren is community members’ perceived lack of need for this type of development. Building hotels is great for a city’s tax base. Increasing the tax base should mean homeowners pay less of a share of city taxes. From that ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Are we ‘doomed?’ Dear Editor, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people laying their masks on the table in restaurants. Think about it. If you have or are carrying the virus and do not know it, you have a good chance of infecting someone else. I know that they are supposed to ...

Our opinion: Playing for a good cause

Our Opinion

With so many traditional events being called off this year, we would be remiss not to call attention to the efforts of Paws Along The River and the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry for their work to keep two more events from falling by the wayside. On Saturday, Paws Along The ...