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City library details lacking

April 19, 2015 By CLAUDIA CONIGLIO I would like to respond to the recent commentary in the OBSERVER (March 29) written by Joseph Price, president of the Dunkirk Library board of trustees. It is very nice of Mr. more »»

Added thought on food lawsuit

April 19, 2015 By SHAUN?P. HEENAN This letter is in response to the recent article headlined “Food fight” (March 29). more »»

Disinterest leading to demise of local democracy

April 19, 2015 By DEBRA S. PUCKHABER This is an open letter to fellow citizens: I would like to thank you for electing me two years ago as one of your representatives on the Westfield Village Board of Trustee. more »»

It's OK to ask questions

April 18, 2015 Some of the responses I get from this column are priceless. I received a letter from a young man (they are all young to me). They probably refer to me as “the old lady. more »»

Enjoy America's pastime

April 18, 2015 Baseball is back. After a cold, dark winter playing fields are green again, glowing in the bright spring sun. more »»

If only world leaders could be 4

April 18, 2015 In the past week or so people have been coming out of the woodwork to show their interest in running in the 2016 presidential election. more »»

To roll with — or against — the moss

April 17, 2015 If this year’s growing season is as rainy as the past two, I will again be faced with the conundrum of moss. more »»

History must include ‘rest of story’

April 16, 2015 The study of United States history is becoming more inclusive. That development should be mirrored in contemporary American life. The present is the stuff of future history. more »»

Policing our law enforcement

April 15, 2015 The recent spate of videotaped incidents highlights intertwined problems: out-of-control police violence and constant government overreach. more »»

Ignore GOP banter on Clinton

April 14, 2015 “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote. Because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey. more »»

No quick fix for school reform

April 13, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. On Sunday, I wrote about what makes a successful student and what does not. more »»

An assault on prosperity

April 13, 2015 The federal government is spending money we don’t have and borrowing money we can’t pay back. more »»

Throwing in towel with email, Barbie

April 12, 2015 It’s that golden time of the month again when we review the important news stories that are shaking the world. So strap yourself in. Here we go. more »»

Teachers a part of learning process

April 12, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. By TIMOTHY MAJKA Let’s start off with an icebreaker. I am proposing a new political reform. A “Legislator Evaluation process. more »»

Water woes have plagued village

April 12, 2015 By AGNES “PAT” PFLEUGER The village of Silver Creek, situated on the flat shore of Lake Erie and surrounded by higher elevations, has down through history often been subjected to disaster floods. more »»

The culture of a new health kick

April 12, 2015 We all know people who have had heart attacks. Every 34 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. more »»

Celebrating Easter and family

April 11, 2015 Did you have a Happy Easter? I did. We are blessed in my church to have Marc Guy as the music director. He is also a music professor at the college. He plays piano, organ and trombone in church. more »»

Public schools are losing power

April 11, 2015 The Education, Labor, and Family Assistance bill passed April 1 by the state Legislature is an unjustly harmful and injurious piece of legislation that negatively impacts both the providers and... more »»

Musings from the Hill

April 10, 2015 April! Spring! I heard somewhere that this season (when it does finally appear) is God’s way of showing He hasn’t forgotten us. I tend to see that reminder everywhere I look. New season. New birth. more »»

Most shootings have big downside

April 9, 2015 The gun industry faces a dilemma. Unlike other consumer items that need to be purchased regularly, a gun can last forever. more »»



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