Letter to the Publisher

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“The Fracas Over Fracking” Public Forum on Hydraulic-Fracturing There is a stink of a debate heating up (all the gas related puns intended) over an updated natural gas drilling method known as hydraulic-fracturing, horizontal hydrofracking, or the commonly used term of fracking. The majority of people have never heard of it before, but you will […]

Opinion: Truth Or Consequences

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Why So Shocked? I’ve been meaning to write a column about Wikileaks for a couple months now but I keep waiting for the climax to this whole sordid affair. Seriously, this is the longest spy movie in history and I can’t look away. It has all the elements we’re looking for in a well thought […]

Salamanca Youth Bureau in Need

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Childern Assistance Program Funding in Crisis For the past 34 years, the Salamanca Youth Bureau has been open to helping area children, but this year things are a little tighter than usual. Throughout all the different programs the center offers, the center records about 15,000 visits. Already from last January to this November the Youth […]

Luminaria Night for Homeless

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Genesis House of Olean Lights Up Neighborhood in Observance of those Less Fortunate This year marks the second time for the Luminaria Night being conducted by the Genesis House of Olean. Luminaria Night is December 21st, the longest night of the year. Genesis House has been doing its part in the community for many years […]

Publisher’s Word

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“Merry Replacement and a Happy Shoe Year….” If you’re not in a seasonal mood by now, you might be an Ebenezer! The Chamber’s annual “Christmas Ball” last week was (bar none) the best one to date, and the holiday festivities just keep coming one after the other around here. I am – quite literally – […]

Victoria Goodyear: Taking Her Teaching Education Abroad

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Victoria Goodyear is a teacher at Seneca Elementary School in Salamanca, a wife, and a mother of two. She is also preparing to take a sabbatical from her third grade teaching position to teach in Abu Dhabi. Goodyear leaves for Abu Dhabi on Dec. 26 and begins teaching Jan. 2, 2011. Goodyear said her contract […]

Jamestown Hosts International Games

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Ice Arena Welcomes World Junior Championship Preliminary Games with Rockefeller Center Type Flair You can’t go wrong with internationally flavored ice hockey, disco boogying on the dance floor, or outdoor skating similar to Rockefeller Center. Whichever one tickles your fancy, it can all be found in Jamestown this winter. Let’s start with the hockey. The […]

Inside Business Track

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Southern Tier Brewery Ferments Steady Expansions It’s a great time to be a beer lover. The job requirements aren’t too tough, if you can believe Billy Currington. And many breweries put out seasonal beers, which around this time of the year means something to warm the soul after a full day of outdoor work or […]