Rosas accepts big lift of uniting Democrats

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Let the rebuild begin. Chautauqua County Democrats, under new leadership following the retirement of Norm Green, have more than a mountain of work ahead of them in attempting to shift the political landscape here that appears to be rock-solidly Republican. Earlier this month, interim Chairman ...

COVID-19: Other major issues needing attention


Over the weekend the Associated Press reported on an AP-NORC poll indicating that people are finding more things to worry about these days than COVID-19. Pushing the pandemic off the front burner is the economy. While concern about how the COVID pandemic is handled waned from 53% a year ago ...

This team is on the ascendancy


ORCHARD PARK – Two months ago, this column said that for Buffalo Bills’ fans, the 2021 season was starting to feel like 1989 again. And that’s how the 2021 season turned out. How, you say? Well, after the 1989 regular season, the Bills made the playoffs but – unlike in the ...



Thirty years ago — 1992 In an OBSERVER photo, Buffalo Jill Marci Mansfield of Westfield contemplates what might have been during the Buffalo Bills 37-24 Super Bowl loss to the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis. The AFC Champions have now lost the last two Super Bowl games. Forty years ...

OT THRESHOLD: Another battle for agriculture


We have heard plenty from politicians — those upstate and downstate — regarding a lower overtime threshold for farming from 60 to 40 hours per week. While those elected are making a lot of noise regarding the proposal, the most important voices come from those closest to the ...

Game memories all in the cards


While cleaning out some bookshelves recently, I unearthed a dog-eared small volume. In 1986, Robert Fulghum wrote a concise little book about life called, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Robert and I don’t agree on everything. He was right on target about a lot ...