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County benefits from OTB partnership

March 12, 2014 In the Sunday OBSERVER (March 9), the letter “Legislators OK a gamble” stated “that the County government could afford to pay for the Batavia Downs gambling casino in Genesee County, even though it... more »»

What’s on your radar?

March 12, 2014 What is important to you? What makes you smile or your blood boil or run cold? What’s on your radar? Jobs? Politics? How about your local school district or municipality’s financial situation? Are... more »»

The politicians need an education

March 10, 2014 The question of the year is this: How do you obtain a college education for free? Answer: Either be an illegal or be a prisone. more »»

Belize trip leaves lasting impressions

March 9, 2014 Many colleges and universities offer students the opportunity to experience working abroad in schools. Fredonia State University College of Education offers such a program, “Friends Across Borders. more »»

Finding big hearts in small towns

March 9, 2014 The more things change, they more they stay the same. more »»

A historian’s legacy

March 9, 2014 When Judy Hess died Feb. 26, the community lost a passionate advocate for Barcelona history. Over the course of decades, Judy collected and preserved the history of her beloved Barcelona. more »»

Testing our Olympic mettle

March 9, 2014 What else is there to do in Western New York in February than watch the Olympics, other than shovel your driveway every hour? Since I didn’t want to become a victim of terrorism and see Vladimir... more »»

Life is not boring

March 8, 2014 Who said life is boring? So far mine isn’t. Today is March 3, and I’m getting my column ready for this Saturday March 8. more »»

On thin ice

March 7, 2014 I live in the country. It is a world without fences except where they’ve been added for decoration. It is a world which knows no boundaries beyond the woods and the wate. more »»

In our thoughts, but not yet our step

March 6, 2014 What is the most beautiful word in the English language? Don’t read ahead; you’ll spoil the ending. Not that you haven’t already figured it ou. more »»

Legion gets assist in rescue drill

March 5, 2014 As the community is aware, a large ice mass rescue exercise was conducted on Chautauqua Lake last month. more »»

Where really happy resides

March 4, 2014 I recently saw a report on TV where they had taken a poll, and had the results of the states in the USA where the people were the happiest. more »»

What makes a great leader?

March 3, 2014 A good leader inspires others to have confidence in the leader. But a great leader inspires others to have confidence in themselves. This is the true essence of transformational leadershi. more »»

Parking leaves seniors in the dark

March 2, 2014 Dunkirk seniors take note. more »»

Sunday voices: A scribbling woman’s limbo

March 2, 2014 The expression, “15 minutes of fame,” is credited to Andy Warhol, who included the words, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” in the catalogue of his first international... more »»

“My grandpa was somebody. He mattered.”

March 2, 2014 Editor’s note: Elizabeth Alvarado writes this letter in memory of her grandfather Frank Slate Jr. who was killed Sept. 15, 2012. more »»

Area’s voice welcome on mute swans

March 2, 2014 We have some mute swans in Chautauqua County on Cassadaga Lake, and I have not heard that they are causing any particular problems. more »»

The power of choices

March 1, 2014 I found this as I was cleaning out stuff. Whenever I find something that provokes the mind, I save it and I like to pass it on. I hope you’ll like it. more »»

We want a re-vote on election

March 1, 2014 This is a letter to all voters. As a taxpayer for more than 40 years, I read articles about studies and various remarks from our county politician. more »»

You bring the goat

February 28, 2014 I’m just quoting Sappho as I watch this very long month, the longest (and shortest) finally creep to a close. Some I know will consider this an exaggeratio. more »»

 
 

 

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