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Get better, not bitter

December 14, 2013 This column allows me to reach a lot of people who would remain strangers without it. more »»

Don’t let holidays be happy for crooks

December 14, 2013 During the Christmas and holiday season people are often busy, excited and a little careless. Unfortunately it’s a time when they should be extra careful. more »»

Looking out for the snowbird

December 13, 2013 The first troupe arrived the day before Halloween. I never expect them any more than I “expect” how quickly I continue to flip the pages on my calenda. more »»

Not all parking spots are the same

December 12, 2013 In recent months I have been noticing that cars have been parking in the wheelchair van parking spots at local merchants. more »»

City train station a vital engine

December 11, 2013 A commentary with the headline “City refuses reality” (Nov. more »»

Life’s many stages

December 10, 2013 We journey from room to room in the house of our life, each room presenting a different world view, different opportunities and different duties. more »»

A glimmer of hope for hospital

December 9, 2013 “There may still be opportunities to provide local access to quality health care services in this area” was a statement by Interim CEO of TLC Network John Galati as reported in the OBSERVER on Nov. more »»

Roads a ‘wake up’ call

December 8, 2013 By BOB BANKOSKI Dunkirk penny-pinching has come to a head! This past Thanksgiving, after eating a wonderful meal that my wife prepared, I sat down to share in the company of my family. more »»

A true reason for Christmas

December 8, 2013 The Archbishop of Canterbury said last month on Nov. 11 that the “absurd and ridiculous” pressure to have a perfect Christmas produces a strain that “spoils life. more »»

League has right to sound alarms

December 7, 2013 A recent commentary “There’s fiction with fracking foes” (Nov. more »»

Appreciating what God gave us

December 7, 2013 Let’s talk about Thanksgiving. What does the word mean to you? It means different things to different people. To some, it’s a religious celebration. more »»

An added dimension

December 6, 2013 December brings with it enough snow that even we, accustomed to life in the snowbelt, find little else to talk abou. more »»

Holiday favorites full of memories

December 5, 2013 At holiday time, it’s hard to resist another viewing of those favorite Christmas shows. more »»

Taking action to save Lake Shore

December 4, 2013 “We are open for business and we continue to provide quality care for our patients,” said Scott Butler, public relations director for Lake Shore Health Care Cente. more »»

Social Security, Medicare not the problem

December 2, 2013 I am going to comment on the column in the OBSERVER (Nov. 12) headlined “Congressionally duped Americans” by Walter Williams. Mr. more »»

Getting by with plenty of help from friends

December 1, 2013 Lately, I have been overwhelmed with a sense of helplessness and sadness. My wife’s Alzheimer’s is getting worse; recently they had to take her to the hospital. more »»

‘Crazy lights’ had area buzzing

December 1, 2013 This is from an OBSERVER Retrospective article in the Oct. 30 edition: Forty years ago — 1973: UFO reports have arrived. more »»

Even in Manhattan, Eden is still home

December 1, 2013 Growing up, there were innumerable hours in which my mother, father, and I spent together in silence. more »»

A timely heads-up for local Catholics

December 1, 2013 “Keep watch because you do not know the day or the hour.” (Matthew 25:13). This biblical caveat refers to the second coming of Jesus Christ or judgment day. more »»

Nurture relationships

November 30, 2013 How many of you watched “60 Minutes” Sunday, Nov. 19 when they had as guests billionaires who are giving away large fortunes? Most of us are familiar with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. more »»



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