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Plenty of happenings, opinions

April 23, 2016 So much has been happening locally and in the world recently that I couldn’t decide what to write about this week. So I picked a few that caught my interest and I hope they interest yo. more »»

Too many boots?

April 22, 2016 Someone entering my home might be surprised at all the boots in the entry. No, I am not holding a sale. In fact, each of the nine pairs has a use. All do get worn. more »»

Tough to reform party power

April 21, 2016 It’s quiz time. Who said, “The system is rigged”? Was it Donald Trump? Bernie Sanders? The answer is C: both of the above. The two candidates could not be more unalike. more »»

Mayor’s first milestone brings ‘surprises’

April 20, 2016 “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. more »»

Control is all about perspective

April 19, 2016 In our high school freshman class in general science, we were taught that you cannot create something from nothing. You must have something to start with. more »»

Values and times change

April 18, 2016 Many in the military — and those many references to how times have change. more »»

Still wasting your money

April 18, 2016 As the tax deadline approaches it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. more »»

It’s a war for votes

April 17, 2016 Hearing the words campaign, planning, deception, strategies and tactics, the military is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Not this time. This time it is about politic. more »»

County needs more school aid

April 17, 2016 I read with great interest the article regarding Sen. Catharine Young’s response to a new report showing her vote on education funding would shortchange Dunkirk schools by $700,000. more »»

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 »»



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