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Another horrific day

June 15, 2016 If one is paying attention to the world and the United States today, they might wonder if the end is near — it may just be. more »»

Joys and sorrows come with dogs

June 14, 2016 Would the creation of the universe have any meaning, with all of its stars, planets and the various energy systems that have been given many names by those who claim to know what they are doing, if... more »»

Living here, but not a citizen

June 13, 2016 Before I continue to write this article I would like to know why aren’t the people who are living in this country citizens as yet? What seems to be the problem? Why are these illegals still living... more »»

Jumping to extraordinary conclusions

June 12, 2016 Some recent headlines you may have missed while watching the campaign: ¯ Here’s some very disturbing news from Britain. more »»

Video is only part of story in overflow

June 12, 2016 Sometime in the mid 1970s the village of Westfield installed the Westside Pump Station to help get wastewater to the new waste treatment plant on Portage Street. more »»

Friendly voice in horrors of war

June 12, 2016 The Korean War ended during the time I was there with the 1st Marine Division. more »»

Attitude makes a difference

June 11, 2016 I was thinking about wars today. It seems we’re always at war. Some are declared, some are not. My father was all shot up in World War I. The doctors wanted to remove his arm and one leg. more »»

Why Sanders’ platform matters

June 11, 2016 My name has been in the paper a bit lately. People have been expressing their views on the OBSERVER’s website. I will be honest, some of the comments on the website were disturbing. more »»

Here a duck, there a duck ...

June 10, 2016 Yes, indeed. Everywhere a duck. Locals happily enjoyed a very mild March, celebrating an early return of sprin. more »»

Who’s that running for office?

June 10, 2016 Call it the summer calm before the autumn storm. Even though challenger John Plumb and incumbent U.S. Rep. more »»

Depressing facts from overdoses

June 9, 2016 I was startled to hear the conclusions of a study that stated “white men’’ of middle age have a shorter life expectancy. more »»

Crash course on salaries

June 8, 2016 Discussions of appropriate salaries in academia generates more heat than light. more »»

Candidate who serves steps forward

June 7, 2016 “Honor the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizens who care for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. more »»

Reasons for community pride

June 6, 2016 Our region — the counties Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie — is a very special place! This is an exceptional area, because of the people here and with the region’s magnificent rolling hills,... more »»

Treatment works, recovery is possible

June 5, 2016 By VINCE HORRIGAN Chautauqua County, like many other communities across our country, is in the throes of an unrelenting battle to save the lives of those struggling with opiate and other addictions. more »»

Rewarding the bad plans

June 5, 2016 Planning is necessary. Everyone does it so some extent, and those who plan successfully tend to have the best results. Plans, however, almost never work out exactly as intended. more »»

Significant symbols missing from village Memorial Day

June 5, 2016 After being drafted in 1972, I left the wonderful little village of Fredonia. more »»

UPMC not right match for WCA

June 5, 2016 By DOUG STOCK Western New York health care dodged a bullet earlier last month when a state council wisely decided to table its consideration of WCA Hospital’s proposed affiliate with the University... more »»

Cassadaga is fighting its own water crisis

June 5, 2016 By KAREN WAITE Water, water everywhere – but do we really want to drink it? That is the question if you live on Mill Street in Cassadaga. more »»

Travel and trends over the years

June 4, 2016 My friend Vicki, from the OBSERVER, asked me to write about my early travel days and the changes I have seen. I remember I first started traveling by train to Buffalo and then to N.Y.. more »»



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