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The lowdown on Paul Revere

February 1, 2014 Today I’m going to play Paul Harvey and tell you the true story about Paul Revere. I should say I’m going to give you the lowdown because I get my information from the “Lowdown Publication. more »»

‘Intolerance’ with atheists

February 1, 2014 I am writing in response to the commentary “Why target ‘Bible believers?” (Jan. 16). more »»

There’s a broom in the room

January 31, 2014 Newcomers (no visitor is a stranger, certainly not by the time of departure) may notice one rather strange addition to the decor in what is otherwise a fairly immaculate home. more »»

Getting past winter doldrums

January 30, 2014 Dear friends: So it seems the second vortex is upon us, here on the frigid shores of Chadwick Bay, in the newly chimed-in year of 2014. more »»

Straight from our leaders

January 29, 2014 When I read, listen and/or watch the politicians declare their knowledge of women, I am often amazed at the stupidity of what is too frequently said. more »»

A reward for breaking the law

January 27, 2014 The California Supreme Court recently granted a law license to a man who has lived in the United States illegally for 20 years. more »»

Journey full of treasures to remember

January 26, 2014 The wind softly twisted and combed through the trees as I packed up the last of the roast beef sandwiches. “Are you ready, Jacob?” I asked. “Yes. more »»

Unwelcome remarks

January 26, 2014 SYRACUSE — The governor of New York says that some people who hold particular political views “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are. more »»

Smaller hospitals once dotted Silver Creek

January 26, 2014 The recent closing announcement of Lake Shore Hospital in Irving came as a shock to not only those in its care but past patients who remember its formation over 50 years ago. more »»

Teaching through drama

January 25, 2014 Have you ever noticed that when the OBSERVER prints the photos of wanted lawbreakers they usually are males? Once in awhile there is one female and once in a great while there are two females. more »»

Developer is slowing progress

January 25, 2014 This is in response to the Publisher’s notebook “Halting progress in Portland” (Jan. 3). 1. more »»

One solution to many city concerns

January 24, 2014 Is a Citizens Advisory Committee in the city of Dunkirk still a viable idea? It is if you ask a small committee of five who gathered in the second-floor conference room to discuss a number of issues... more »»

No knocks on this ‘red belly’

January 24, 2014 Thinking about a “red belly” right before Christmas brings to mind the immediate picture of that jovial character with his Ho! Ho! Ho! Nothing against that generous benefactor (I have been a VERY... more »»

Colander lifts ‘torch of freedom’

January 22, 2014 I am moved to write a note of support regarding the recent story your paper ran regarding Pomfret Town Council member Christopher Schaeffer and his swearing the oath of office while wearing a... more »»

Wise words from yesterday

January 21, 2014 I got my first job in broadcasting in 1950 at radio station WGR in Buffalo. There was only one TV station in Buffalo at the time. more »»

American spirit evident locally

January 20, 2014 We are in the first month of a new year. Each one of us has never, ever experienced this precise moment in time before. We can learn from the past, and hopefully, grow wiser in the future. more »»

King’s brave battle marches on

January 20, 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s moving speech in Washington, D.C. more »»

A special thank you to Gov. Cuomo

January 19, 2014 On Dec. 15, in announcing the NRG re-powering and expansion, state Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that it was an example of “government working for the people.” Gov. more »»

Rediscovering holidays, winter in region

January 19, 2014 Ouch! ?Mother Nature would serve up one of the worst winters in decades just as I’m getting used to this season agai. more »»

Merging teams not only answer

January 19, 2014 By LARRY ZOLLINGER Over the past several years some of the small schools in the area have seen declines in the student census such that it is no longer possible for some schools to field an 11-man... more »»

 
 

 

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