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Our Opinion

Our opinion: COVID changes an improvement

It took four long years, but U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are finally ready to recommend parents should treat COVID-19 and its variants like any other respiratory illness. It is no longer a federal recommendation that students undergo isolation periods and ...

Our opinion: District entering time of contraction

Sheffield basketball players who said they’d prefer to play for Warren Area High School rather than Sheffield made the decision not to offer varsity girls basketball at Sheffield an easy decision for Warren County School District board members. Without full buy-in, there is no way ...

Our opinion: More county housing data needed

It’s good news that new home construction in 2023 added $4.66 million to Warren County’s tax base. The news could be even better if we knew whether or not there was more such construction happening in areas not covered by the county’s zoning ordinance. County Planning Commission ...

Our opinion: Disappointing end for historic site

We enjoyed thinking of what a restored Fairmont Hotel could mean for Youngsville. The Fairmont Hotel is the oldest building in Youngsville, with the borough built around the building as more and more people came to the Youngsville area. Keeping that history alive was part of the draw for ...

Our opinion: Historic eclipse day has arrived

We’ve seen all of the trailers, seen old photos and heard from all the experts. Today, Mother Nature trumps all of the movie studios and brings you a literal once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster event. Of course, we’re talking about the solar eclipse. Chautauqua and Warren county residents ...

Our opinion: Donor backlash hitting the GOP

Democrats are lapping Republicans in this year’s election fund-raising, and could that be because GOP donors are wondering what they get for their money? Donors, both small-dollar and large, helped Republicans retake the House in 2022, and all they’ve received in return is a majority that ...