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Sanders, Trump and we, the People

April 17, 2016 Now, more than any time in recent history of the United States, there is a backlash against the establishment political parties. more »»

Republicans must get serious

April 17, 2016 ABILENE, Kan. — Near America’s geographic center are a library and museum commemorating a native son of Kansas who won the country’s hearts as a war hero and successful president. more »»

Rising aid, higher taxes

April 17, 2016 New York state’s recently passed budget contained plenty of good news for school districts. “The 2016-17 budget contains a number of positive measures for schools,” said Timothy G. more »»

Stories and memories are meant to be shared

April 16, 2016 I had a surprise visit from Josie Christopher on Thursday. Every once in a while, she surprises me with some of her famous cookies. Well, Thursday, she was beaming with good news. more »»

Waiting for the two-timer

April 15, 2016 Years of experience here have taught me to keep my eyes looking outward whenever I’m close to a window. more »»

Library tax trend gains momentum

April 15, 2016 Feb. 5, 2013, was a historic day in Riple. more »»

Sanders’ rally is a time to talk

April 14, 2016 The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the right to peaceable assembly. Public places are meant for exactly that, to be used by the public. more »»

No defending high cost of military academies

April 13, 2016 The U.S. military academies are important to American military leadership. It produces 20 percent of military officers and in the past has produced many, if not most, of the most important commanders. more »»

Manufacturing matters to state voters

April 12, 2016 Voters are going to the polls this year with economic worries uppermost in their minds. Although the “headline” unemployment rate has fallen to . more »»

The symphony of spring

April 11, 2016 Our region in western New York is a very special place! With its magnificent rolling hills, expansive beautiful valleys, and majestic lake plains .... our region stands out as a wonderland of natur. more »»

Endorsing a ‘disaster’

April 10, 2016 Under some cynical theories, I should be happy to see the Republican Party collapsing under the leadership of Donald Trum. more »»

Even found funds ‘rotten’ in Forestville

April 10, 2016 Since there was not a reporter at our recent special meeting regarding the village of Forestville budget on March 22, it is my civic duty to let the public know about this Freedom of Information Law... more »»

Dark secrets and keeping up with aging Jones

April 10, 2016 Some recent items in the news worth another look: ¯ Dieting and weight loss is a constant battle in the heart — whoops, the belly of America. There are as many diet tips as there are golf tip. more »»

Do not wait to express future wishes

April 10, 2016 Imagine you are standing by a bed in the ICU. A close family member is critically ill and unable to communicate with yo. more »»

Learning life’s lessons at the start

April 10, 2016 I am in the land of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average. more »»

Getting by with a lot of help from my friends

April 9, 2016 People continue being good to me. On Sunday, a senior citizen at church baked a chocolate cake because she knows I love chocolate. more »»

How sensitive should we be?

April 9, 2016 Cultural appropriation, or cultural insensitivity as it is sometimes called, is a subject that has recently become a major issue on some college campuses and elsewhere. more »»

Those unnecessary leftovers

April 8, 2016 Writing about the poinsettia, I keep having the unnerving feeling that I’ve done it befor. more »»

Warm recollections of Iceland visit

April 7, 2016 This will probably sound like a quirky travelogue. Meaning topically ambitious. That’s to be expected when you encounter a place you once discounted, only to find it rich and full. more »»

Obama’s ‘fair-minded’ approach in terror

April 7, 2016 In the OBSERVER’s View, “Murderers must be destroyed” (March 25), this newspaper criticizes President Obama because after the recent bombings in Belgium, he “still will not refer to the threat as... more »»

 
 

 

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