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highs and lows Some of the best, worst of the week

May 23, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST AUTHOR GOING TO MOVIES — Fredonia native Wendy Corsi Staub, has written more than 80 thrillers, dozens of light romance novels under the pen... more »»

The OBSERVER’s View

May 22, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Art show: Taking works to community

May 21, 2015 Color us impressed. That was the reaction of many, including the students, at the recent Dunkirk High School art showcase that was held at Shorewood Country Club last week. more »»

Dunkirk: Make city be part of district

May 20, 2015 New York state wants municipalities to work together. Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan wants that same team spirit. more »»

Great eight for lacrosse

May 19, 2015 State University of New York at Fredonia graduates were full of pride on Saturday. Not only had about 1,400 participated in commencement, but the university’s women’s lacrosse team was making history. more »»

Foundation: Giving tradition to groups, efforts

May 18, 2015 Five thousand dollars can go a long way, especially if it gets into the right hands. Just ask Kathy Peterson of Chautauqua County Rural Ministry. more »»

ECONOMY: University’s huge impact

May 17, 2015 Nearly 1,400 students marked the end of a journey during commencement at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Saturday. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

May 16, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST 93 AND FEARLESS — St. Columban’s Dee Trewiler may be 93 years old, but her age isn’t slowing her down. more »»

ETHICS Clinton trail full of issues

May 15, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»

Dissolution: More villages need conversation

May 14, 2015 Former Fredonia Mayors Frank Pagano and Michael Sullivan have both said that the village should at least consider dissolving. more »»

Albany: Another change for the better

May 13, 2015 Leadership in Albany looks very different today than it did five months ago. One day after the State of the State and budget address, then Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested. more »»

Donation makes every cent count

May 12, 2015 A number of School 7 pupils in Dunkirk continued a lesson in how fund-raising can really add up. more »»

Donation makes every cent count

May 12, 2015 A number of School 7 pupils in Dunkirk continued a lesson in how fund-raising can really add up. more »»

Juror error trumps death

May 11, 2015 After plenty of heartache, tears and evidence, it turned out the case involving Jeffrey Basil — who was previously convicted of second-degree murder of Silver Creek native William Sager Jr. more »»

DUNKIRK Overspending gets carefree

May 10, 2015 Chalk up another lost chunk of change in the city of Dunkirk. more »»

highs and lows Some of the best, worst of the week

May 9, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST BUILDING CLEAN-UP — Ken Thrank, 84, of Forestville, was upset because the abandoned house next to him has started to collapse and part of a... more »»

IRS ‘Reform’ without the penalties

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

The lovely month of May

May 8, 2015 May 11, 2014. So many times throughout the years I have thought that, if I have to die (always that IF), let it be in May. more »»

Partnership: Better education, lower taxes

May 7, 2015 In education, there’s a constant tension. We want better education for students but we also want lower costs for taxpayers. It appears the Ripley Central School District has found the solutio. more »»

Honors: League celebrates local advocacy

May 6, 2015 Two Chautauqua County League of Women Voters honorees are deserving of recognition later this month. more »»

 
 

 

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