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Manufacturing matters to state voters

April 12, 2016 Voters are going to the polls this year with economic worries uppermost in their minds. Although the “headline” unemployment rate has fallen to . more »»

The symphony of spring

April 11, 2016 Our region in western New York is a very special place! With its magnificent rolling hills, expansive beautiful valleys, and majestic lake plains .... our region stands out as a wonderland of natur. more »»

Endorsing a ‘disaster’

April 10, 2016 Under some cynical theories, I should be happy to see the Republican Party collapsing under the leadership of Donald Trum. more »»

Even found funds ‘rotten’ in Forestville

April 10, 2016 Since there was not a reporter at our recent special meeting regarding the village of Forestville budget on March 22, it is my civic duty to let the public know about this Freedom of Information Law... more »»

Dark secrets and keeping up with aging Jones

April 10, 2016 Some recent items in the news worth another look: ¯ Dieting and weight loss is a constant battle in the heart — whoops, the belly of America. There are as many diet tips as there are golf tip. more »»

Do not wait to express future wishes

April 10, 2016 Imagine you are standing by a bed in the ICU. A close family member is critically ill and unable to communicate with yo. more »»

Learning life’s lessons at the start

April 10, 2016 I am in the land of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average. more »»

Getting by with a lot of help from my friends

April 9, 2016 People continue being good to me. On Sunday, a senior citizen at church baked a chocolate cake because she knows I love chocolate. more »»

How sensitive should we be?

April 9, 2016 Cultural appropriation, or cultural insensitivity as it is sometimes called, is a subject that has recently become a major issue on some college campuses and elsewhere. more »»

Those unnecessary leftovers

April 8, 2016 Writing about the poinsettia, I keep having the unnerving feeling that I’ve done it befor. more »»

Warm recollections of Iceland visit

April 7, 2016 This will probably sound like a quirky travelogue. Meaning topically ambitious. That’s to be expected when you encounter a place you once discounted, only to find it rich and full. more »»

Obama’s ‘fair-minded’ approach in terror

April 7, 2016 In the OBSERVER’s View, “Murderers must be destroyed” (March 25), this newspaper criticizes President Obama because after the recent bombings in Belgium, he “still will not refer to the threat as... more »»

Condensing the candidates, issues

April 6, 2016 This is the time of the year when we look forward to warmer weather, flowers blooming and planting vegetable gardens. more »»

Human condition of hypocrisy

April 5, 2016 I think we are all hypocritical at times, simply because we can only focus ourselves in one single direction at a time. more »»

Why welfare spending crosses the line

April 4, 2016 This article is a follow-up from past articles regarding the invasion of non-residents from other states who have been crossing the New York state lines in order to collect taxpayers’ money for... more »»

Water donations overflow from Dunkirk, region

April 3, 2016 Thank you, Dunkirk! I would like to recognize our Brothers and Sisters in labor and neighbors in the Dunkirk area. I’m sure you are aware of the tragedy in Flint, Mich. more »»

Two weeks ‘best for all’

April 3, 2016 I would like to respond to your opinion in the March 26 OBSERVER that the Fredonia Central School Board’s consideration of a two-week spring break next year is the “worst. more »»

Revamped exams deserve chance

April 3, 2016 This month, students across the state will take the New York state grade three to eight English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. This year’s tests will look different than those from recent years. more »»

Even intelligent embrace bad ideas

April 3, 2016 Brilliant minds can illuminate dark spaces of our knowledge and solve incredibly complex problems. They can make the world a better place and help us do things we couldn’t do before. more »»

A happy Easter thanks to friends

April 2, 2016 Did you have a happy Easter? I didn’t know what kind of Easter I was going to have. I thought, “This will probably be my last Easter and for the first time in my life I’ll be alone. more »»



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