Observer Today's columnen-usWed, 31 Aug 2016 12:02:55 EDTWed, 31 Aug 2016 12:02:55 EDT's Column gun saves lives Editor, OBSERVER: An analysis of mass shootings in the United States by the Stanford University Libraries dataset of mass shootings (''Stanford Mass Shootings in America, courtesy of the Stanford Geospatial Center and...Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTVillage eyesore is also a hazard as usual the buck is being passed around on the old Revere Inn in Silver Creek. How do I know? The building is still standing. The village got the back boarded up but this is as far as it has gotten.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTRoad through park drove discontent's note: This "Yesterdays" column was published in the OBSERVER in 2003. It was submitted by Rosamond Burns and extensively notes the history of Barker Common as written by Elizabeth Crocker, Chautauqua County historian.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTWho's the real crook?, OBSERVER: I recently had a short "discussion" with someone in one of our local clubs about the upcoming presidential election. As I was walking out of the place some guy started on me about voting for Donald Trump.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTTrump's plan is hypocrisy, OBSERVER: For those who have waited patiently for a plan, any plan, from Donald Trump, that long wait is over. Donald could not have selected a more important issue to offer up his very first plan - other than his "great big wall.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT