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Buffalo police failing with rights

June 25, 2014 There is a recent case in Buffalo that illustrates how nationwide, police are trampling on a basic constitutional right. The case involved SUNY Fredonia philosophy professor Leonard Jacuzzo. more »»

Father’s home companions

June 24, 2014 I’ve mentioned here before that I have a small 17-pound buff colored Bichon-Poo female puppy that I gave my wife Monie for her birthday 14 years ago. Monie named her Choochie. more »»

‘Impressive group’ ready for next step

June 23, 2014 Indeed, we are proud of our Western New York high school graduating seniors of 2014 in our public and private schools. Our youths are so richly a part of the pride of our community. more »»

Debt keeps increasing for the city

June 22, 2014 I would like to elaborate on a statement I made during the council meeting on Tuesday when several resolutions were passed by Common Council with regard to the seawall replacement project. more »»

Enthusiastic approach gets results

June 22, 2014 I had the privilege of being present at our county executive’s excellent address to our Chamber of Commerce this month in which he emphasized the importance of a positive attitude in facing our... more »»

Horizontal drilling has benefits for environment

June 22, 2014 Back in the days — 1970-2005 — when wells were being drilled vertically in New York state, there needed to be an access road and approximate two acre drilling pad constructed for every well. more »»

Remarkable journey for mom, sons

June 22, 2014 I read two books by Benjamin Carson: “America the Beautiful” and “Gifted Hands,” also a movie by the same name — and came away thinking — what a remarkable man. What a remarkable famil. more »»

You could be lucky too

June 22, 2014 Microsoft, Dell, Yahoo, Google, Amazon, and Oprah Winfrey are household names. more »»

The Lord is my shepherd

June 21, 2014 I found this version of “The Lord is My Shepherd”. Then it goes on to say, “I Shall Not Want”. 1. I shall not want rest (because) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. 2. more »»

S-s-s-s-something is hiding in basement

June 20, 2014 Where did it go? As I suspect is generally true, my basement is downstairs. more »»

Summer brings reading to mind

June 19, 2014 This June, the airways are buzzing with summer reading ideas. more »»

Reed’s actions hit ‘close to home’

June 18, 2014 In today’s world it might seem like nothing is happening, but in the 23rd District, that is not the case. Take a look at what Congressman Tom Reed has done. more »»

Academic traditions continue growth

June 17, 2014 Editor’s note: This is a series of columns by John Malcolm on his “50 years at Fredonia.” Retired, he is a professor emeritus at Fredonia State. more »»

Head scratching over some school policies

June 16, 2014 The lice plague in our schools. There are now less restrictive lice policies at some schools that leave parents wondering why no one is taking this plague seriously enough. more »»

Area can’t look to past

June 15, 2014 Last month, the workers of ConAgra and the Carriage House held a rally in Fredonia. more »»

Cuomo’s tips are not amusing

June 15, 2014 On a recent morning I was shocked to read, under State News Briefs, that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a message for families planning trips to amusement parks this summer. more »»

Weather impacts cemeteries as well

June 15, 2014 In response to the letter which appeared in the OBSERVER, addressing conditions at Willowbrook Park Cemetery, specifically, uncut grass and flags missing from the graves of veterans. more »»

After great fall, giant made a tour

June 15, 2014 A badly age-scarred millstone stands at the end of Silver Creek’s West Main Street where Route 20 from Fredonia enters the village. more »»

Summer 1989: How life looks at age 8

June 15, 2014 I always seem to stress my mother out. Everyone always tells her “you have the patience of a saint, or I don’t know how you do it.” I don’t know why they say that. more »»

Good neighbors are good news

June 14, 2014 I have an apology to make. Last week I got criticized for writing the verb “know” when it should have been “kne. more »»



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