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Fund-raiser: Event assists teacher, students

April 9, 2014 One of the more powerful messages sent by our former U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins was that our country needed to come together as one and find a cure for cancer. more »»

Sticking to job at hand

April 8, 2014 Area elected officials are at their best when they are focused on issues they can control, not issues dictated to them by the state or federal government. more »»

County: Contract not state-mandated

April 7, 2014 How soon Chautauqua County leaders forget. On Sept. 30, this corner took offense to Legislator Chairman Jay Gould’s remarks to WDOE in preparing the 2014 county budge. more »»

All districts need vision

April 6, 2014 Many area school districts are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving the gift of an increase in aid in the New York state budget for the next year. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

April 5, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST BADGE OF HONOR — We thank the Badge of Honor Association for giving signs to Dunkirk in memory of police officers killed in action. more »»

Why not cut some of the costs?

April 4, 2014 Common Council member Stacy Szukala made a solid point in regard to spending on Tuesday. In years past, maybe the city of Dunkirk could have afforded to pay $30,000 for fireworks. more »»

Veterans owed better service

April 4, 2014 Veterans Administration officials insist they are making progress in reducing the time those who have served our country in uniform must wait for decisions on disability benefits. more »»

Why not cut some of the costs?

April 3, 2014 Common Council member Stacy Szukala made a solid point in regard to spending on Tuesday. In years past, maybe the city of Dunkirk could have afforded to pay $30,000 for fireworks. more »»

Voting: Taking step for involvement

April 2, 2014 There’s more to politics than just pulling a lever at the voting booth. It starts with being an engaged voter, not just voting the party line. more »»

Horrigan makes development case

April 1, 2014 Chautauqua County spends so much time scrambling to keep what it has that nothing seems to change. more »»

Forestville: Past decisions haunt present

March 31, 2014 Disappointing? Yes, to be sure. Troubling? Most definitely, especially for those on a limited income. Unexpected? Absolutely not. more »»

EDUCATION Failing system affecting students

March 30, 2014 An education rally this month in Ellicottville put the spotlight on why the landscape of our current area system has been failing. Dr. Richard G. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

March 29, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST SWIFT SUCCESS — Readers of the OBSERVER sports pages may remember the success over the years of Hannah (Swift) Turner when she played for th... more »»

Our thanks to an owner

March 28, 2014 Thank you Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Thank you for: ¯ Purchasing the Bills and allowing the team to be in Buffalo. ¯ Your commitment to Western New York, in never moving the team to a different cit. more »»

Keep troops out of danger

March 28, 2014 Ukrainian officials said this month their country’s military will hold joint training exercises with U.S. and British armed forces. That would be an invitation to disaste. more »»

Our thanks to an owner

March 27, 2014 Thank you Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Thank you for: ¯ Purchasing the Bills and allowing the team to be in Buffalo. ¯ Your commitment to Western New York, in never moving the team to a different cit. more »»

Musicals are in full swing

March 26, 2014 With “Bye Bye Birdie” at Fredonia High School getting under way this weekend, it is time to praise the work of students who do not get the headlines, but play important role. more »»

Pay hikes come at wrong time

March 25, 2014 Some county legislators, especially those from the north side, are getting the message when it comes to proposed pay raises. Businesses, such as Carriage House, are set to leave the area. more »»

No foresight leads to gap

March 24, 2014 There is no better time than in a crisis to start doing something immediately that you could have been doing for the last 10 years. more »»

TAX-CUT PLAN Can’t have it both ways

March 23, 2014 Politicians, it is said, are often guilty of speaking out of both sides of their mouth. And if state Gov. more »»

 
 

 

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