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Common Core strangles learning

December 13, 2015 Common Core Learning Standards is a phrase that sounds reasonable. more »»

A hope and wish at Christmas

December 13, 2015 Dec. 25 is not the date of Jesus’s birth. He was likely born about six months after John The Baptist who was born in the spring. more »»

Black Friday has lost some electricity

December 13, 2015 Maybe it’s time to rename Black Friday. You’ve probably noticed that in recent years it has crept into other days of the week. more »»

Ripley’s special gift in Trudy

December 13, 2015 They are called “movers and shakers” – people who are influential and make things happen. more »»

When bad things turn into good

December 12, 2015 Today I’m remembering ZaSu Pitts because I feel like her. One of her favorite expressions was, “oh, dear, life is just a bowl of cherries and I’m the pits. more »»

Happy holidays come with precautions

December 12, 2015 During Christmas and holiday season people are often busy, excited and a little careless. Unfortunately it’s a time when they should be extra careful. more »»

Chocolate-covered everything

December 11, 2015 Just when we’re trying to slim down to our most svelte appearance for all those holiday parties, along comes “Chocolate-Covered Anything Day,” to be celebrated on Dec. 1. more »»

Bringing in strength to U.S.

December 10, 2015 Thanks to the presidential candidates, immigration is once again at the forefront of the national agenda. more »»

It’s quiet on faculty front

December 9, 2015 The protests at University of Missouri and Yale University have spread. more »»

Words from a woman’s point of view

December 8, 2015 Last Wednesday, it was late in the afternoon as I sat at my dining room table putting pen to paper making a “To Do” list as most women do this time of year. more »»

A date that will ‘live in infamy’

December 7, 2015 It was an early Sunday afternoon. The date was Dec. more »»

Event is appreciation for veterans

December 6, 2015 The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council appreciates all efforts by everyone for a notable Veterans Day 2015. more »»

Some honors forgotten for war heroes

December 6, 2015 This past Memorial Day, I wrote an article about Henry Lincoln Johnson, the diminutive Albany native whose courage on the killing fields of France during World War I earned him the Croix de Guerre... more »»

Towns hamper progress by cities

December 6, 2015 Want to really drive commerce throughout the Upstate New York region, then we all need to concentrate resources and energy on strengthening our Upstate small and medium sized cities; yes, our citie. more »»

Weighing the good and bad

December 6, 2015 A few years ago while shopping, a woman in the aisle stopped and asked if I remembered her? I replied no. more »»

Even in Manhattan, Eden has a special place

December 6, 2015 Editor’s note: Sarah T. Schwab, who has been an OBSERVER contributor for nearly seven years, is discontinuing her column. This is her final Sunday Voice and is reprinted from December 2013. more »»

We’re going to have healthy holidays

December 5, 2015 Well, we’re in the holiday season. I was invited to eat with my adopted family. The food was delicious and plentiful. I even got a dish to take home. more »»

We’re missing out on being a part of the process

December 5, 2015 In the United States, voter turnout, particularly in non-presidential years, is nothing to be proud of, and in the last 40 years, even turnout in presidential years has rarely been much above 55... more »»

The Christmas card ... inal

December 4, 2015 It wasn’t until I researched the evening grosbeak for last month’s column that I learned the cardinal is also a member of the finch family. more »»

Terror from afar — and this already here

December 3, 2015 Who are we? That’s the million-dollar question lately, and the recent House vote to limit Syrian refugees cuts to the very heart of our patriotic identity as a nation of immigrants. more »»

 
 

 

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