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Why not the Trump voting option?

October 25, 2016 If you are struggling in deciding to vote for Donald Trump, consider it voting against Hillary Clinton. If she is elected you can say goodbye to your freedoms as written in the Constitution. more »»

Send a vet to Congress

October 25, 2016 Many have voiced a concern that Washington just isn’t listening to the rural communities that surround us. more »»

Character counts in our American system

October 24, 2016 Character counts in all aspects of one’s life. At home, work, school, or wherever and whenever, one’s character is central to one’s life. more »»

Reed’s remarks, actions troubling

October 23, 2016 I met Congressman Tom Reed after I saw a small article in the OBSERVER that stated he would have a meeting in the Fredonia Village Hall on a Saturday mornin. more »»

Voters need to recognize Young’s work

October 23, 2016 Elections are coming soon; not soon enough for some of us. While most of the focus has been on the presidential race, there are a number of other offices up for election. more »»

Candidate details resignation

October 23, 2016 In February, 2009, I resigned from my position as a felony prosecutor in the county district attorney’s office. more »»

Committee offers insight into findings

October 23, 2016 Our committee has reviewed the complaint submitted by candidate Jason Schmidt against candidate Patrick Swanson in the 2016 campaign for Chautauqua County district attorney. more »»

Promise must be kept on taxes

October 23, 2016 Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan recently unveiled his tentative 2017 county budget. Mr. more »»

Was it destiny or just the way it was?

October 22, 2016 Have you ever thought about destiny? I’m going to tell you a story and then you think about it. All my life I wanted to be a teacher. more »»

Reversing downward spiral

October 22, 2016 As a member of a generation reaching late maturity, one of the things that causes me concern is the type of world we are passing onto our children. more »»

City bell tolls for history, prominence

October 20, 2016 This information will ring true for many locals. Even for those who didn’t grow up in Dunkirk, other symbols come to mind. more »»


October 20, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 Peck Trucking in Cassadaga is celebrating its 75th year of business. more »»

Other sides to Kaepernick’s protest

October 19, 2016 Colin Kaepernick began a preseason game by sitting during the national anthem. more »»

In the eyes of the beholder

October 18, 2016 I recently read an anonymous quote which said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Let’s look at some of those breaths. more »»

Have-nots have the advantage

October 17, 2016 Time is running short on the most important election in American history. For decades, this country has been a victim of liberal thinking and so-called political correctness. more »»

New leaders, same attitude in Fredonia

October 16, 2016 ­There is an ancient story of Confucius, who while traveling with his students came across a woman sobbing next to the road. He asked her why she was weeping. more »»

Plumb takes charge on issue

October 16, 2016 I was disappointed to read the OBSERVER write off John Plumb’s interest in focusing on making and installing renewable energy technologies in our region in its View “Energy: Tough pitch for... more »»

Doing the right things makes one’s life easier

October 15, 2016 Life never gets boring. I usually live with college kids and believe me, they are so good to me! When the boys left last year, they said to the girls, “Don’t forget to take care of Margaret. more »»

Small cemeteries face financial challenges

October 15, 2016 I read your OBSERVER’s View concerning the Cassadaga Cemetery. I am a trustee on the Cemetery Association, and it is difficult in this age to maintain the upkeep as you wrote. more »»


October 15, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 The recent extended visit to Chautauqua by President Bill Clinton had all types of area businesses vying for his attention with original signs which were pictured in the... more »»

Winnie and me

October 14, 2016 Perhaps my earliest memory is of a stay at Chautauqua’s Hotel Atheneum with my cousin and our grandmother. more »»



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