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Politics and flavors of the day

September 28, 2016 Now that Ted Cruz has cast aside his disdain for Donald Trump (because he can’t support Hillary Clinton), it appears the world of the conservatives has turned upside dow. more »»

Can America be honest with itself?

September 27, 2016 “I don’t see color.”….. “Then you don’t see me.” It’s time to get real America. We can’t keep pretending like we don’t have a proble. more »»

Cherishing our autumns

September 26, 2016 The calendar indicates that fall has now began. I so cherish the autumn season. It is the season that I reminisce about this time of the year. more »»

EMS discussions focus on costs, lack of volunteers

September 25, 2016 During this period of need to hold level or reduce governmental expenditures, the Chautauqua County Legislature is being faced with adding a significant cost program. more »»

Society lowers bar for parenting

September 25, 2016 Last month I read a story about a 7-year-old boy from the Cincinnati area who was trying to sell a stuffed animal so he could buy food since he hadn’t had anything to eat in days. It broke my heart. more »»

No funds for important positions

September 25, 2016 Combined, Dunkirk and Fredonia school and municipal budgets total more than $105 million. In all that cash, however, no funding can be found for school resource officers. What a shame. more »»


September 25, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 U.S. Coast Guard officials suspect a distress call from a 14-foot vessel allegedly taking on water on Lake Erie off of Silver Creek to be a hoa. more »»

A billion spent, but no welcome center

September 25, 2016 The Buffalo Billion project was supposed to bring a much needed boost to the economy here in Western New Yor. more »»

Do what you can while you can

September 24, 2016 It was an exciting weekend! All that fuss over bombing New York City. more »»

Illegal act taken lightly in Westfield

September 24, 2016 For several months now I have read with increasing dismay the events unfolding in the picturesque village of Westfield. more »»

Big government not getting smaller

September 24, 2016 Is government getting too big? I think it is. more »»

Living with a teen

September 23, 2016 Displaying an agreeability I always knew she had to have, Gloria comes to sit beside me on my kneeling (let's call it what it is: my SITTING) pad, pleasing me even further as she retains a pleasant... more »»

Learning, but not preparing

September 22, 2016 My most recent article briefly referenced a plea from Pope Francis for youth to “get off the couch” and put away tech toys. He urged youth to get involved in their communities. more »»

Why we question immigration

September 21, 2016 The debate over Muslim immigration and terrorism highlights the yawning gap between the American people and the political elite. more »»

Galaxy of unknowns

September 20, 2016 There was an article in the OBSERVER by Seth Borenstein some time ago. more »»


September 20, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 Working for legislative change for farming and agriculture as part of the Villenova Grange 604 has long been an important part of Jared and Martha Woolley’s lives. more »»

Our nation, through challenges, remains great

September 19, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the third of three parts. I’ll close this series with one more option and then some musings. more »»

Politics is a whole other language

September 19, 2016 Well folks, it’s happened. Stupidity has prevailed again, this time in New York City. The cab drivers there don’t have to learn English. That’s right, you heard me right and read it correctly. more »»

Plenty of pieces in play besides just presidency

September 18, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the second of three parts regarding the November election. Part one was published Saturday. more »»

County’s deal on cheese firm full of holes

September 18, 2016 By NATE WILSON The current bankruptcy of Empire Specialty Cheese, LLC, should be no surprise. more »»

Taking pride in town’s top dog

September 18, 2016 I am a very proud member of the Brad Anderson Recognition Committee and also a trustee for the town of Portland. more »»



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