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Taking on the Donald

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception? He’s by no definition a conservative, and yet he continues to plow ahead of all... more »»

Equal rights and protection

September 2, 2015 A couple of weeks ago, the first two women ever graduated from Ranger School. Ranger school is part of the Army’s special operations unit and an extraordinarily demanding program. more »»

Backlash remains for lifestyle

September 1, 2015 “By practicing what we advocate and with any kind of acceptance that we expect from others, let’s stop being so damn judgmental and crucifying everyone who doesn’t fit in to our boxed-in perception... more »»

Education offers challenge, adventure

August 31, 2015 Education is an exciting adventure. Each school year, typically late August or early September, there arrives a new generation of young children entering school for the first tim. more »»

Accountability in development office lacking

August 30, 2015 I’m writing in response to the article written by Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce headlined “City on right path with development,” which was in the Sunday OBSERVER (Aug. 16). more »»

United Way golfing gives back to area

August 30, 2015 On June 29, the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County held its second annual United Way Golf Classic at Tri-County Country Club in Forestvill. more »»

Hounds about town

August 30, 2015 We are owned by two Irish wolfhounds — Isaiah and The O’Malley. My husband takes them out at least once or twice a week for a stroll and they are quickly becoming the Hounds about Town. more »»

July event helps to fight rare syndrome

August 30, 2015 Thank you so much for your support of our One Small KICK fundraising event held on July 19 in Silver Creek. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude. more »»

Putting proper face on effort

August 30, 2015 When does a deficit become a profit? Only in government — and more specifically in the village of Fredonia. At least that is what Trustee Joseph Cerrie tells us. more »»

Thoughts about summer safety

August 29, 2015 Last week was a good week. I had a lot of company. I guess 90 isn’t so old. I was thinking of the woman who was 104 and complained none of her friends came to see her anymore. more »»

Lakefront lands get the shaft

August 29, 2015 Reading the title on the front page (Aug. more »»

Learning the ropes

August 28, 2015 It was on one of those too-frequent occasions when, walking out of my cabin — most likely on my way to be fed again — the seas were so wild that “walking” was essentially a struggle to fall between... more »»

Who else matters in primary?

August 28, 2015 Political signs littering the city landscape in the upcoming Dunkirk mayoral Democratic primary come down to two individuals — incumbent Mayor Anthony J. more »»

Republicans wrongly dismiss Trump

August 27, 2015 Why Donald Trump is the front runner at this point? Of course, I am not saying he will get the nomination, however, he has rattled the Republican party and their long-term wisdom. more »»

Change can come in primary

August 26, 2015 The residents of Dunkirk are in a position to decide the path the city will take over the next four years. On Sep. more »»

Life is more than collections

August 25, 2015 It sounds like good advice to be true to yourself, but what does it mean? Just how do you do it? I don’t recall who the genius was who originated that advice, but I wish he had been a bit more... more »»

Fight a black eye — to city, parents

August 24, 2015 A parent is a father, or mother, a progenitor, a cause source. This was not shown at the Chautauqua County Fair in the city of Dunkirk. more »»

Board needs to be open with our community

August 23, 2015 Brooks Memorial Hospital celebrated “The First 100 Years” in 1998! The introduction to an 81-page history of the institution, that was published that year, began as follows: “This is the story of a... more »»

Westfield politics look shady

August 23, 2015 In the upcoming November election for Westfield Town Board, the incumbent candidates for the councilman and town supervisor positions are running unopposed again, and the incumbent town supervisor... more »»

Another protection of freedoms

August 23, 2015 Freedom of association is a bedrock principle of a free society. It means that people can form relationships with whomever they want, under any circumstances that they want. more »»



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