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March 7, 2015 As most of you know, I’m in WCA Home now. I’ve asked myself over and over, “What am I doing here? Why am I living so long?” Sunday in church I had my questions answered. I still have work to do. more »»

Non-alarmist hopes for some warming

March 7, 2015 It’s a another winter day. Outside the snow is falling again, the winter storm flags are flying and on TV weatherperson Don Paul is at his most alarmis. more »»

Musings from the Hill

March 6, 2015 Early March: the temperatures have positively flat-lined. more »»

Change is reality, not ‘hysteria’

March 5, 2015 People used to hang winter-weary hopes on dependable weather sayings. more »»

U.S. dismissing a ‘pivotal time’

March 4, 2015 It isn’t often that religious celebrations converge with political drama, but that is just what is happened Tuesday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on the nuclear... more »»

More spin on Social Security

March 3, 2015 There’s been a sighting of Tom Reed in Chautauqua County, in February, no less; this occurrence is about as rare as the groundhog we see once a year. more »»

Gift of hope is a treasure

March 2, 2015 Stephen John, a ninth-grade student at Gowanda Central, said it well when he said, “Never give up and keep working hard” in a recent OBSERVER article. more »»

Battling cabin fever with joy in our hearts

March 1, 2015 Everyone enjoys a good belly laugh. And now that cabin fever has ballooned into a plague, a roomful of belly laughs may be just what the doctor ordered. The good ladies of St. more »»

Suspended fire chief offers his perspective

March 1, 2015 By STEPHEN PACANOWSKI It has been over a year since my suspension and subsequent removal from the Fire Department of Westfield and it’s about time that I share my side of the story that continues to... more »»

Park is memory of sights, sounds

March 1, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the final part in a series of articles. more »»

So much is going on at the WCA Home

February 28, 2015 You’d think that living at the WCA Home, I’d have nothing to write about. On the contrary. There is so much going on here! Let’s take Friday, Feb. 20. more »»

Young misfires with SAFE Act

February 28, 2015 State Sen. Catharine Young’s web site states that she “… has authored numerous laws to protect families. more »»

Workers exemplify cooperation

February 28, 2015 I’d like to point out some of the successes that we have had in the town of Westfield. more »»

King’s words, peace needed today

February 26, 2015 Turbulence, violence and killing have become quite normal in so many places including countries that have been somewhat neutral in taking a position against terroris. more »»

How you can defend against ISIS

February 25, 2015 In their search for “doing something meaningful” three young women have reportedly left their homes and families to go to Syria and fight with ISIS. They are not the first, nor will they be the las. more »»

The mind’s endless possibilities

February 24, 2015 Now that I am in my declining years, and my life is no longer dedicated to going to work every day to support my family, and now that my energy has become a slow walk rather than an energetic pace, ... more »»

Albany’s choices hurting schools

February 23, 2015 Why are our schools being punished by our so-called leaders in Albany by something called the Gap Elimination Adjustment? What is this? It is an easy term for stating that Albany had to close the... more »»

Albany’s ignorance on education

February 23, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. The first part of this commentary was published on Sunday. Go. more »»

Short February full of activity

February 22, 2015 February is one of those funny months. The days are getting longer, but not much warmer. If there is snow on the ground its usually gray with dirt. more »»

Thinking and praying in bed

February 22, 2015 Lifestyles Assistant’s note: From our archives, this classic Margaret Valone column was first published in November of 2009. more »»



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