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Better safe than sorry

April 14, 2015 In two instances last week, area police agencies sent out warnings to residents about potential abductions. Fortunately, both reports turned out to be not the case. more »»

Fredonia: Big picture in fire finances

April 13, 2015 Facing a fiscal crunch with the loss of Carriage House operations in the 2015-16 budget year, Fredonia trustees are making the right choice by not adding three additional part-time firefighters to... more »»

PROPERTY TAX Decrease must be ‘mandatory’

April 12, 2015 Albany’s new culture, despite the efforts of Chautauqua County legislators last month, does not take well to any tax increase. Under state Gov. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

April 11, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST INTO RETIREMENT — The OBSERVER would like to salute Mary Ann Herrington. more »»

CALIFORNIA Demand saps water supply

April 10, 2015 Climate change has been blamed by some for all sorts of evils, including Islamic terrorists. more »»

Good words for reading

April 9, 2015 Under way for nearly two weeks, the Big Read is worth a look at your community library. Through the Daniel A. more »»

County: Use of medication not a good sign

April 8, 2015 A heroic deed by law enforcement officials is becoming quite alarming. more »»

schools Unity is key for sharing

April 7, 2015 Most, if not all, school officials in the region say they want to have more “sharing.” Sharing services is seen as a way to help lower costs, but still keep school identity. more »»

Dyngus day: Celebrating Polish heritage

April 6, 2015 Shopping at stores locally over the past week, we’ve seen chocolate bunnies, egg coloring kits, jelly beans, Easter lilies and ... pussy willows. more »»

EASTER He is still with us

April 5, 2015 “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.’’ This was, according to St. Matthew, the final message Jesus of Nazareth gave his disciples before he ascended into heaven. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

April 4, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST HERO IN OUR MIDST — Ray Domanski is a her. more »»


April 3, 2015 Too often, American service men and women make great sacrifices for seemingly unappreciative people in foreign countries. more »»

County: Bright results in Legislature

April 2, 2015 Even though we believe county legislators were incorrect in approving a 0.5 percent sales tax hike, the discussion and vote was another welcome change from the reduced governing body. more »»

Headlines to make you smile on April 1

April 1, 2015 It’s April 1. All Fools Day. It’s a day that some of us will pull pranks on our children, friends or co-workers. more »»

Find solutions to the issues

March 31, 2015 There were not many solutions presented during the recent rally held at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House regarding the educational reforms proposed by state Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more »»

Dunkirk: Little savings in big battle

March 30, 2015 Hiring never seems to be a hot topic in city government — unless it is for a low-paying position. more »»

FORESTVILLE Village not keeping its end of the deal

March 29, 2015 Forestville took the money last year, but did not get the messag. more »»

highs and lows Some of the best, worst of the week

March 28, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST MUSICAL HONORS — Thursday was an exciting day for Fredonia High School. Students were able to hear 10,000 Maniacs perform at the school. more »»

PROPOSAL Budget needs some cutting

March 27, 2015 Republicans in Congress are being criticized by some for a budget proposal that makes relatively modest cuts in federal spending. more »»

‘Honest’ remarks in Fredonia

March 26, 2015 Very few superintendents will be as bold as Fredonia’s Paul DiFonzo. While others try not to step on toes and preserve their position, DiFonzo has a way of letting others know the blatant truth. more »»



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