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Different tune for Obama

October 16, 2015 When President Barack Obama can blame a “government shutdown” on conservatives in Congress, he spares no demagoguery in portraying them as arch-villains. more »»

Water district: Support is finally coming

October 15, 2015 “It” finally hit the fan a month ago, when New York state denied an $800,000 consolidation funding application for the proposed Northern Chautauqua County Regional Water District, citing sluggish... more »»

NRG: Take time this Saturday

October 14, 2015 Those green placards calling to “Repower Dunkirk” have been sprouting up again on lawns across our region. more »»

Campaign feeds major need

October 13, 2015 Many knew local residents would rise up and help, but no one expected some 6,000 pounds of food to be collected for the first Feed Fredonia campaign. more »»

Upstate jobs: Small minds costing county

October 12, 2015 Chautauqua County missed the boat again when it comes to luring jobs. more »»

Team effort has savings

October 11, 2015 You would almost think one of the criteria to be an elected official would be the ability to whine. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

October 10, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST . CHAMBER WINNERS — Congratulations to this year’s Chamber winners. more »»

Looking ahead to elections

October 9, 2015 With the presidential election campaign in full swing, it was revealed this week the government deported just 231,000 illegal immigrants during the past 12 months. more »»

Grape harvest: Too much of a good thing

October 8, 2015 With Carriage House no longer here, some local grape growers are searching for a market for their product, with limited success. more »»

Fredonia: Alert magnifies minor event

October 7, 2015 Officials at the State University of Fredonia were less than pleased a minor event last week became a major story in a matter of minutes. It happened on Sept. more »»

Real trouble behind scenes

October 6, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Wind turbines: New proposals no breeze

October 5, 2015 Over the last decade, there has been a lot of talk about constructing wind towers in Chautauqua County. There was a proposal to put in wind turbines in the Westfield and Ripley area. more »»

City’s smart decision

October 4, 2015 Katlyn Lawton of Pine Valley is part of an exclusive group. She is one of nearly 40 students from around the region to participate in the initial class of the P-TECH program. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

October 3, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST COBURN RESPONSE — We want to applaud everyone who helped out the residents of the Coburn Building on Central Avenue, Dunkirk after a partia... more »»

Discovery proves program need

October 2, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

COLLAPSE: No injuries is a miracle

October 1, 2015 Just feet from the OBSERVER building on East Second Street sits the Coburn Block building. It was just after noon when some of our staff heard something outside. Some thought it was a train. more »»

Television: Paying more for local TV

September 30, 2015 Buffalo television Channels 2 and 4 have a warning for satellite television viewers: pay more or go without. more »»

Smaller boards, same problems

September 29, 2015 In case you have not noticed, there is some discussion to our north about the Hamburg Town Board. In 2009, residents voted to decrease the size of its representation from five members to thre. more »»

County: Your taxes are going up

September 28, 2015 Do not get too giddy over the property tax rate decrease as proposed by County Executive Vince Horrigan. more »»

Revenues and a ‘problem’

September 27, 2015 During a recent radio interview, Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe told listeners about one of the worst-kept secrets in the village: “We have a drug problem in our community,” he said on WDOE earlier... more »»



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