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Lack of customer service prevalent in government

May 25, 2014 By TOM KIRKPATRICK In the last several weeks I have had several reminders that public officials, both elected and appointed, don’t always pay a lot of attention to the citizens they serve. more »»

Integrity an issue in race

May 24, 2014 Voters will have a clear choice in November for their representative in Congress. more »»

Speeding motorist left dog ‘to die’

May 24, 2014 Our family consisted of three children, a mom and dad and pets. We live in the rural area of Sheridan on a road with a 45 mile per hour speed limit. Throughout the years we all flourished together. more »»

Good habits are essential

May 24, 2014 Let’s talk about good habits. Have you ever thought about how you can be productive by good habits? Let’s talk about how good habits can keep you healthy and save you money. more »»

We otter know river visitor

May 23, 2014 To call the sightings “infrequent” would be a gross exaggeration for, in my twenty-plus years here, I’d say they total fewer than the fingers on my left hand. more »»

Why minimum wages need to increase

May 22, 2014 Last month, the Senate blocked a bill that would have given low income workers a raise across the entire country. more »»

‘Great disease’ of correctness

May 21, 2014 “We call it ‘Political Correctness.’ The name originates as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly seriou. more »»

Getting back to teaching

May 20, 2014 Editor’s note: This is a series of columns by John Malcolm on his “50 years at Fredonia.” Retired, he is a professor emeritus at Fredonia Stat. more »»

Why not the electric chair or hanging?

May 19, 2014 We now rely on lethal injections to put to death convicted killers of human beings who did not deserve to be murdered by these individuals. more »»

Proposal offers new path for city

May 18, 2014 By STEPHEN E. more »»

We saw it ... even if no one believes us

May 18, 2014 My family and I were camping for an entire week at our camp. It is secluded off an old dirt road in the middle of nowhere. My brother and I stayed up playing in the twilight every night. more »»

Previous mayor had no ‘vendetta’

May 18, 2014 By DAVID CARR I would like to reply to a recent article that appeared in the OBSERVER in regards to comments made at a village of Westfield Board meeting. more »»

What are you doing June 7?

May 18, 2014 “Come on Mindszenty let’s raise that score, you make the touchdowns we’ll yell for more. Come on Purple, come on Gold, fight on together knights be bold. more »»

Live and learn

May 17, 2014 I like this column to be informative. I learned something from last week’s column. I’m on a breathing machine twice a day. My medicine that goes with it always comes early. more »»

Cards not perfect, but serve purpose

May 17, 2014 This letter reflects my reactions and thoughts regarding the “Worst” appearing on the editorial page (April 26). more »»

The rewards of research

May 16, 2014 My website has pictures to accompany each of my articles. Since I am an amateur photographer as well as writer, I enjoy having an outlet for what I “capture. more »»

Ford had vision with cars and wages

May 15, 2014 Henry Ford had his flaw. more »»

Hypocrisy and Donald Sterling

May 14, 2014 On April 29, NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life, fined him $2. more »»

Unintended dangers of shortcuts

May 13, 2014 If one took all the problems of the world, the mistakes, misuses, and yes, even what we call evil, you could put it all in one big basket labeled “Ignorance.” There is hope however. more »»

When rape is not a crime

May 13, 2014 If a 19-year-old high-school dropout raped by her ex-boyfriend wants justice, she calls the police. The same should apply to a 19-year-old college freshman similarly attacked by another student. more »»

 
 

 

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