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Lost ‘principles’ bring down U.S.

October 5, 2014 “The government is promoting bad behavior,” ranted Rick Santelli, editor for CNBC Business News, Chicago (Feb. 19, 2009). more »»

Many pitch in for Sager benefit

October 5, 2014 Billy Sager Jr. touched many hearts and it showed on Sept. 13 at the Samuel Cimino VFW Post 6472 in Silver Creek, where a benefit took place. more »»

A tool to help development take off

October 5, 2014 One of our key tasks in Chautauqua County is to support and grow business. more »»

Women are still objects in society

October 5, 2014 A new condom recently came out in South Africa. It’s called “Rapex,” and it’s lined with rows of plastic spikes on its inner surface. more »»

Reader is right: grandparents are priceless

October 4, 2014 It’s so good to hear from readers because I need to know their thoughts. more »»

‘Love’ and learning

October 4, 2014 In the Silver Creek School auditorium on a recent Superintendent’s Conference Day, I had the opportunity to speak to a combined audience of teachers, staff and board members from both the Forestvill... more »»

Kisses from a kitty

October 3, 2014 Beauty came to me as a feral cat. I didn’t know. Cats had definitely been in my life more than out. more »»

Some phrases are a sticky subject

October 2, 2014 Funny thing, cliches. As annoying as they can be, as deadly as they are to analysis, problem solving, and creative writing, they might be forgiven in everyday conversation. more »»

Sierra Club suit is ‘hypocritical’

October 1, 2014 As chairman of the County Planning and Economic Development Committee, I am outraged by the lawsuit that the Sierra Club has filed against the Public Service Commission. more »»

An appreciation for poetry

September 30, 2014 Poetry comes in so many forms and presentations that I’m sure no one likes it all. I’m also sure that everyone likes some of i. more »»

Why the U.S. is a Republic

September 29, 2014 Recently, I attended a pubic school board meeting, a village board meeting and a town board meeting. My objective was to view a republic in action. more »»

Taking control over what we can

September 28, 2014 The world is extremely complex, both as a physical reality and as a collection of social groups and human relationships. more »»

Mastering the ‘good news’ tax hike

September 28, 2014 It turns out that raising taxes is really simple — and inexpensive. Consider last week’s budget proposal by Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan. more »»

World turmoil outranks climate concerns

September 27, 2014 This is in reference to the article “Community rallies to address climate change” (Sept. 21). more »»

Deep attachment

September 26, 2014 Admittedly it’s been close to a month – perhaps a little more – since my eager hands have attacked the weeds in this section of my garden. more »»

Sensing the start of a new season

September 25, 2014 Spring is the season for babies, Summer is the season of prime youth, Autumn is maturity, and Winter is for retirement. more »»

Facing a future in Forestville

September 24, 2014 “Forestville won’t look any different in 10 years than it does right now. It still looks like it did when I was a child, and I don’t see that changing,” says Mayor Kevin Johnson. more »»

There’s compensation for radiation exposure

September 23, 2014 From the 1940s through the present, workers in the nuclear weapons industry were exposed to radiation while performing their jobs. more »»

Look in mirror before blaming others

September 22, 2014 It must be an election year. In the OBSERVER on Sept. 17, Councilman Adelino Gonzalez, in typical fashion of someone who has done nothing since being in office, is making noise. more »»

Vacant buildings are safety issues

September 21, 2014 On the surface, I agree with the OBSERVER’s View “Don’t subsidize vacant sites” (Sept. 15) about not wanting taxpayer dollars spent on vacant properties. The reality however is something different. more »»



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