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An unfriendly visit to the area

June 7, 2015 In the last year I have been the victim of highway robbery at the hands of the city of Dunkirk and the state of New York — twice. more »»

Table will serve up new memories

June 7, 2015 A ?favorite childhood activity of mine was soaking in a warm bath, staring up at the wainscoted ceiling. more »»

Washington warned us early on

June 7, 2015 During the senior George H.W. Bush’s presidency (1989-1993) Saddam Hussein’s forces invaded Kuwai. more »»

Early arrival can affect baby’s health

June 6, 2015 By MATTHEW BARTELS One-third of babies born in 2013 in upstate New York were delivered before they were full term, and a third of those early term babies were delivered by cesarean section according... more »»

Putting others first is best

June 6, 2015 Are you sure summer is coming? You could have fooled me. I’ve had the furnace o. more »»

County exaggerates ‘efficiencies’

June 5, 2015 Give Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan credit. At least he is trying. But his recent list of “multi-government efficiencies” with the county being the lead agency is far from impressive. more »»

A plant to remember

June 5, 2015 Ever have one of those days where what YOU wanted — perhaps even had planned — doesn’t seem to make a diddly-darned bit of difference? I wanted to dedicate this column on papyrus to the very... more »»

Even with nature, money can talk

June 4, 2015 Americans are blessed with lots of land. Natural space is an abundant gift to be treasured and carefully tended, whether it’s in the Western mountains or right here in Chautauqua County. more »»

Political scene getting crowded

June 3, 2015 How many people are running for public office these days? When it comes to the 2016 Presidential race, there are no less than 20 individuals either declared or in a stage of “consideration” to... more »»


June 2, 2015 A TV show that I always enjoyed watching was “Law and Order. more »»

Residents must reject library tax

June 1, 2015 The so-called Dunkirk Free Library has been a thorn in the side of Dunkirk city taxpayers for decades. The city taxpayers had to dish out more than $135,000 a year for this tax-eating monster. more »»

Window for opportunity

May 31, 2015 By SKEETER TOWER Behold! Here is one of the more spectacular 19th century residential stained glass windows in Dunkirk. It is housed in its original Queen Ann style home at 418 Eagle St. more »»

Keep the fate of town posts in hands of voters

May 31, 2015 By RUSS PAGE The towns of Villenova and Ripley are considering a change for the Highway Superintendent position to go from elected by the people to appointed by the Town Board. more »»

Life is a learning and changing process

May 30, 2015 Life is a learning and changing process. I’ve been home now for over a week. So far, I’ve done pretty wel. more »»

Time and money in Social Security

May 30, 2015 One of the things that annoys me about many of our congressional representatives, and they can be a particularly annoying breed, is their attitude about reforming the Social Security system so that... more »»

Less uniformity might be good

May 29, 2015 Perhaps uniformity isn’t always desired. Obviously there are exceptions (aren’t there always?) but I think it’s fair to say nature prefers congruity. more »»

Dems not jumping gun on dissolution

May 28, 2015 In a demonstration of Hegelian dialectic, Greg Fox’s article “Dissolution on the table” (May 12) inspired large and enthusiastic attendance at the Democratic Mixer of the Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic... more »»

Our school spending spree

May 27, 2015 This past week New York voters approved of the budgets for 99 percent of the state’s 669 school districts. This beat last year’s 98 percent passage rate. This is a proble. more »»

Message behind prom promise

May 26, 2015 Some of us need laws to keep our behavior in check. Others just know the right thing to do. I do an awful lot of writing about the laws of this land and people who break them. more »»

This land is your land — and mine

May 26, 2015 As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — John F. more »»



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