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Celebrating independence, history

July 2, 2016 This Monday, July 4 is Independence Day, the day we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on that date in 1776. more »»

Weathering the changes

July 1, 2016 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE. A comparatively mild winter for Western New York ushered in a very early spring. I noted seven record highs during March. We all dug out our gardening supplies. more »»

It’s time for city, region to shine

July 1, 2016 Here is your chance, Dunkirk, to show those of us who live locally — and the thousands of visitors who are expected to come to town — what you got. more »»

Keep Fourth exciting, safe

June 30, 2016 The first holiday of the summer is upon us and as the Fourth of July is celebrated the Dunkirk Police Department has a few safety tips that could make your celebration safe and happ. more »»

Trump factor of fear

June 29, 2016 With thunder roaring its way across the heavens, lightning bolts lighting up the night sky, and the wind howling as it blows the tree limbs and twists the branches as if they are twigs of straw, the... more »»

Somewhere in between

June 28, 2016 I ran across a quote taken from “On the Meaning of Life” by author Charles A. Beard that said it all: “The world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. more »»

We’re in a different brand of war

June 27, 2016 Whenever there is a massacre in this country, right away the left in this country wants to control guns. more »»

Reed has put an importance on waters

June 26, 2016 One of the most important things our representative in Congress can do is to ensure that we are receiving the help we need and deserve here in Chautauqua County. more »»

Bands need support in area

June 26, 2016 While inquiring about the Fredonia Farm Festival parade, I was informed that the Farm Festival committee had decided not to spend any donated money on this year’s parade. more »»

Volunteers, groups working for better Dunkirk, region

June 26, 2016 The commentary “Our Great Lake missing the boat” was rather unfortunate (June 23). I will give a brief response, which hope will close the matter entirely. more »»

Positive steps showing up in leadership

June 26, 2016 In days of old before the printed word, good deeds were communicated in song. Now, too often efforts to improve our communities go unnoticed by the general public. more »»

A bed for my buddy

June 24, 2016 Why did I wait? I really don’t know. I imagine, when Quillow first joined my family, that his health was good enough he didn’t need a special bed. more »»

Thinner DPWs feeling the heat

June 24, 2016 What job in the public sector has been facing the greatest scrutiny in recent months? Judging by the suspensions and a recent trip to court, it is the supervisors for the area streets departments an... more »»

Money isn’t everything, but it matters

June 23, 2016 Early one morning, I decided to see if a good oldie movie might inspire a good day’s start. The movie depicted a man who returns from war to his family home. His parents clearly are in conflict. more »»

The obvious steps in threats

June 22, 2016 Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 people and wounded 53 people at a gay nightclub (Pulse) in Orlando, Fla., while predictably shouting “Allahu Akbar. more »»

Celebrating diversity, embracing unity

June 21, 2016 “When all Americans are treated as equals, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free. more »»

Taking pride in achievement

June 20, 2016 What a momentous occasion is about to unfold! In many of our public and private schools, graduation is just around the corner. more »»

Legion takes lead on display

June 19, 2016 American flags fly by the hundreds in Cassadaga. The Cassadaga Legion Memorial Post 1280 family has taken responsibility to make sure it happens. more »»

Reed’s record not in tune with district

June 19, 2016 We, the voters, need to hold U.S. Rep. more »»

Remembering the past while planning ahead

June 18, 2016 Last week I wrote about wars. I told my friend, Vicki, about a war story we experienced because of my brother Tony. She thought I should write about it. more »»



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