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City bell tolls for history, prominence

October 20, 2016 This information will ring true for many locals. Even for those who didn’t grow up in Dunkirk, other symbols come to mind. more »»


October 20, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 Peck Trucking in Cassadaga is celebrating its 75th year of business. more »»

Other sides to Kaepernick’s protest

October 19, 2016 Colin Kaepernick began a preseason game by sitting during the national anthem. more »»

In the eyes of the beholder

October 18, 2016 I recently read an anonymous quote which said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Let’s look at some of those breaths. more »»

Have-nots have the advantage

October 17, 2016 Time is running short on the most important election in American history. For decades, this country has been a victim of liberal thinking and so-called political correctness. more »»

New leaders, same attitude in Fredonia

October 16, 2016 ­There is an ancient story of Confucius, who while traveling with his students came across a woman sobbing next to the road. He asked her why she was weeping. more »»

Plumb takes charge on issue

October 16, 2016 I was disappointed to read the OBSERVER write off John Plumb’s interest in focusing on making and installing renewable energy technologies in our region in its View “Energy: Tough pitch for... more »»

Doing the right things makes one’s life easier

October 15, 2016 Life never gets boring. I usually live with college kids and believe me, they are so good to me! When the boys left last year, they said to the girls, “Don’t forget to take care of Margaret. more »»

Small cemeteries face financial challenges

October 15, 2016 I read your OBSERVER’s View concerning the Cassadaga Cemetery. I am a trustee on the Cemetery Association, and it is difficult in this age to maintain the upkeep as you wrote. more »»


October 15, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 The recent extended visit to Chautauqua by President Bill Clinton had all types of area businesses vying for his attention with original signs which were pictured in the... more »»

Winnie and me

October 14, 2016 Perhaps my earliest memory is of a stay at Chautauqua’s Hotel Atheneum with my cousin and our grandmother. more »»

Finding the good vibes

October 13, 2016 A recent article invited the readership to rise above the daily dose of negativity that envelopes us. “Easy to say, hard to do,” some may respond. more »»

Who has the least dirty laundry?

October 12, 2016 When looking at the campaign for president of the United States, one must wonder if this is ever going to end, and how? With a career politician — Hillary Clinton, and a career chameleon — Donald... more »»

No apologizing for an ugly side

October 11, 2016 If you weren’t under a rock for the past day and a half, recordings have surfaced from a “hot mic” from Access Hollywood regarding the Republican presidential nominee (being that he complained of a... more »»

Court’s role is to follow Constitution

October 10, 2016 The future of the United States Supreme Court and other federal courts lie in the hands of the next president of the United States. There is much at stake in this presidential election. more »»

More applause, less criticism for our volunteers

October 9, 2016 People are funny creatures. Individually most people try to do the best they can with what they’ve got. In a group they tend to follow the leader, the strongest voice in the group. more »»

Defending a necessary call

October 9, 2016 This is written in response to the letter “Illegal act taken lightly in Westfield (Sept. 24). more »»

One man’s gift and a husband’s worth

October 9, 2016 Before the Era of Selfies, most everyone knew that the genius artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear to profess his love for his hot girlfriend. more »»

Where does average person fit in politics?

October 8, 2016 It’s getting closer to November and election day. Months ago I said, “If I were younger, I’d start a third party. I don’t know how many of you know it, but I come from a very political family. more »»

Village issues no drop in the bucket

October 8, 2016 The village of Silver Creek’s battle with water continues. more »»



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