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Heating plant complex moved for Williams Center

November 19, 2013 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 »»

Working backs are starting to break

November 18, 2013 I think by now we, as taxpayers, are just about fed up with the welfare system and the benefits these people receiv. more »»

Readying for the executive challenge

November 17, 2013 By VINCE HORRIGAN The campaigns are over, the ads have disappeared and the signs are put away. more »»

Moving forward, together, in Westfield

November 17, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: Was it a victory or is it a defeat? Perhaps you were elated or maybe discouraged over the results of the recent vote to centralize the school districts in Westfield and Brocton. more »»

‘Shameful’ hospital events

November 17, 2013 By NICK PICCOLO This letter is in response to Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York board chairman Chris Lanski’s recent comments on the vibrant state of Brooks Memorial Hospital (Nov. 10). more »»

Silver Creek’s deadly cannon

November 17, 2013 Old cannons, like old soldiers, never die. They can still be seen, standing permanently in local parks and village squares, somber reminders of the pas. more »»

Partisan redistricting worked

November 17, 2013 By CHUCK CORNELL The sweeping Republican victory in obtaining 13 of 19 Legislature seats has been depicted as a “tsunami” based on the fact that voters were “paying attentio. more »»

Chautauqua County’s got talent!

November 16, 2013 I have an idea that can be very beneficial for all of Chautauqua County. We can interest people on the outskirts of the county to come on in and look us over. more »»

Meeting Bill again

November 15, 2013 He was sitting alone at a table for four, hunched over a cup of coffee. It had been a good three months since I’d seen Bill. “Don’t even bother to ask,” he mumbled. “Things are rotten. more »»

Plenty of cheaters, including government

November 14, 2013 For years now, everyone seems to be blaming the federal government for being financially wasteful. Well folks, let’s turn that gaze on the true cheaters in this country. more »»

Keeping football safe for future

November 13, 2013 With the local high school football season over, we can reflect on the successes or not too successful teams we have rooted for. more »»

Controls and liberties

November 12, 2013 Life is a growth process. We are born ignorant, and our lives, if we’re lucky, proceed through discovery, education and enlightenment. more »»

City refuses reality

November 10, 2013 By MIKE STANTON I attended a meeting at the Fredonia State incubator last week. It was made up of a mixture of community people and public officials. The organization of the meeting was impressive. more »»

Our beliefs of past no match for stars

November 10, 2013 The pop culture scene in this country has deteriorated to a point that has driven me to a state of revulsion. The timing of this condition is ironically tied to the coming holiday seaso. more »»

Appreciation for loving kindness

November 10, 2013 Long, long ago before life as we know it, Plato, the Greek philosopher said, “Be kind because everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Recently in my battle, people were very kind to me. more »»

Ripley resident salutes service daily

November 10, 2013 Nov. 11, Veterans Day; a day to remember those who served and died for our country and our way of life. Many of us are familiar with the words, “On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.. more »»

It’s time to concentrate on good manners!

November 9, 2013 I have a request from Mrs. Steger’s class in Fredonia (I think they’re in fifth grade) to write a column on manners. more »»

Olivia’s Wish keeps memory alive

November 9, 2013 We would like to thank all of the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the third annual Olivia’s 5K Wish Run/Walk a huge success. The weather was like a day in July: 80s, hot and humi. more »»

A murmuration of starlings

November 8, 2013 “Murmuration?” Isn’t that a spectacularly lovely word? Say it out loud. And again. I bet you’re smiling. Murmuration pertains only to a flock of starlings. more »»

Some healing after ‘destroying’

November 7, 2013 Giving thanks is an enduring legacy of American social history. Our forebears gave thanks for the end of bad happenings — the Civil War, cholera epidemics, rabies outbreaks, and a host of other ills. more »»



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