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Friendly voice in horrors of war

June 12, 2016 The Korean War ended during the time I was there with the 1st Marine Division. more »»

Attitude makes a difference

June 11, 2016 I was thinking about wars today. It seems we’re always at war. Some are declared, some are not. My father was all shot up in World War I. The doctors wanted to remove his arm and one leg. more »»

Why Sanders’ platform matters

June 11, 2016 My name has been in the paper a bit lately. People have been expressing their views on the OBSERVER’s website. I will be honest, some of the comments on the website were disturbing. more »»

Here a duck, there a duck ...

June 10, 2016 Yes, indeed. Everywhere a duck. Locals happily enjoyed a very mild March, celebrating an early return of sprin. more »»

Who’s that running for office?

June 10, 2016 Call it the summer calm before the autumn storm. Even though challenger John Plumb and incumbent U.S. Rep. more »»

Depressing facts from overdoses

June 9, 2016 I was startled to hear the conclusions of a study that stated “white men’’ of middle age have a shorter life expectancy. more »»

Crash course on salaries

June 8, 2016 Discussions of appropriate salaries in academia generates more heat than light. more »»

Candidate who serves steps forward

June 7, 2016 “Honor the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizens who care for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. more »»

Reasons for community pride

June 6, 2016 Our region — the counties Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Erie — is a very special place! This is an exceptional area, because of the people here and with the region’s magnificent rolling hills,... more »»

Treatment works, recovery is possible

June 5, 2016 By VINCE HORRIGAN Chautauqua County, like many other communities across our country, is in the throes of an unrelenting battle to save the lives of those struggling with opiate and other addictions. more »»

Rewarding the bad plans

June 5, 2016 Planning is necessary. Everyone does it so some extent, and those who plan successfully tend to have the best results. Plans, however, almost never work out exactly as intended. more »»

Significant symbols missing from village Memorial Day

June 5, 2016 After being drafted in 1972, I left the wonderful little village of Fredonia. more »»

UPMC not right match for WCA

June 5, 2016 By DOUG STOCK Western New York health care dodged a bullet earlier last month when a state council wisely decided to table its consideration of WCA Hospital’s proposed affiliate with the University... more »»

Cassadaga is fighting its own water crisis

June 5, 2016 By KAREN WAITE Water, water everywhere – but do we really want to drink it? That is the question if you live on Mill Street in Cassadaga. more »»

Travel and trends over the years

June 4, 2016 My friend Vicki, from the OBSERVER, asked me to write about my early travel days and the changes I have seen. I remember I first started traveling by train to Buffalo and then to N.Y.. more »»

Long campaigns go downhill

June 4, 2016 I used to enjoy the presidential campaign season. I am old enough to remember when conventions were more than just promotional extravaganzas but had some real drama. more »»

That annoying stickseed

June 3, 2016 June 1, 2015. I learned two new things today! Well ... three actually, for a nice biology professor on campus, Dr. more »»

Political elites lose perspective

June 2, 2016 If identical twins were the subject of Boolean circles — that graphic depiction of traits held in common and separately — most of the twins’ traits would fill the section where the two circles... more »»

Of epidemic proportions

June 1, 2016 To say there is a problem with opioid addiction and drug abuse in the city of Dunkirk and the county of Chautauqua may seem redundant and possibly even an understatement, but there is a problem and... more »»

Taking gambles in life

May 31, 2016 It would seem that the term sin could be defined as misusing a person in some way, who may be ignorant, naive or weak, for one’s own motive or profi. more »»



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