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Prescription costs are bad medicine

February 2, 2016 On Saturday there was a packed house at the Town Hall meeting with Tom Ree. more »»

Our gift of SUNY Fredonia

February 1, 2016 A new spring semester is well underway at the State University of New York at Fredonia. more »»

Youth need talk on tobacco

January 31, 2016 Today is the final day of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, making it the perfect time for parents to have the initial talk with their children about the dangers of drugs. more »»

In world of business, call backs become less frequent

January 31, 2016 They never called back. I’ve only lived in Western New York for about the last 20 years or so. more »»

Big bluster won’t fix U.S.

January 31, 2016 Politics — “the art and science of government.” American politics is a strange phenomenon where electoral politics is about the “art,” and where governing is about the “science. more »»

Wrong type of development

January 31, 2016 Scanning through the channels, I stopped at the Comedy Channel. A comedian was entertaining a group of orange, jump-suit attired gentlemen. more »»

‘Knee moan ya’ and other ailments

January 30, 2016 Saturdays are my days to go shopping. I get so much help from good strong men. They can carry my heavy groceries. They even put them away for m. more »»

One way to fight the White House

January 30, 2016 aSeveral weeks ago I joined the National Rifle Association. I am neither a shooter nor hunter and haven’t fired a weapon since I served in Vietnam over 45 years ago. more »»

To quote Mister Shakespeare

January 29, 2016 Or perhaps not. I don’t believe the phrase “Taming of the Shrew” is actually used anywhere in the play. more »»

Bill puts hardship on U.S. veterans

January 28, 2016 Most members of Congress never miss a chance to publicly praise the brave men and women who serve in or are veterans of our nation’s armed forces. more »»

Getting Fredonia back on track

January 27, 2016 What does one think of when they think “village of Fredonia”? If they’re like Mayor Athanasia Landis, they close their eyes, lean back, and see a serene, quaint, bustling village, a small town wit... more »»

Billions of reasons to fix America

January 26, 2016 I suppose many people would think I’m nuts for what I write here. To my feeble mind, this article is the essence of the basic injustice in America today, and what we must do to fix it. more »»

Executive orders and the court

January 26, 2016 It will be a monumental decision either way: one that has the potential to shape national politics and public policy for decades to come. And don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just about U.S. more »»

Lots will be lost with NRG

January 25, 2016 As I read the OBSERVER headline Jan. 10 that “NRG sits powerless and quiet,” it struck me as disheartening. People will lose their jobs — people who were taxpayers of this state. more »»

In dark city crisis, some bright ideas

January 24, 2016 What if Dunkirk’s NRG plant ceases operations permanently? It’s a possibility that has loomed for years, and the answer to this question has always been quick and simple: catastrophe. more »»

Governor is a chief reason for area’s woes

January 24, 2016 So now NRG is shut down! Thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. At one time state Sen. Catharine Young and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell were called the “dynamic duo” by the governor. more »»

Significant homes, residents

January 24, 2016 “Once Upon a Time” (as the old saying goes), there were three mansions in the village of Silver Creek. They were individually know as the Elwell, Howes and Swift mansions. more »»

Great gifts found in written word

January 24, 2016 Diana is 38 years old. She is the divorced mother of two young children and she is in full renal (kidney) failure. If she does not get a new kidney soon, she will not live to see her children grow up. more »»

History matters

January 23, 2016 Did you get a letter recently from “Hometown Memories” trying to make a book out of people’s memories? I thought that was a good idea for two reasons. more »»

Growing pride in hanging baskets

January 23, 2016 Regarding the donation of more hanging baskets this year to the city of Dunkirk mentioned in Saturday’s “Best, worst” editorial (Jan. more »»



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