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

October 11, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST RAISING AWARENESS — As noted in this corner on Tuesday, many area residents have stepped up when it comes to breast cancer awareness, which... more »»

Chamber: Saluting work, area honorees

October 9, 2014 If history is any indication, tonight will be special. It is a night when the county comes together and celebrates the achievement of workers, volunteers and business. more »»

Our obligation and connection

October 9, 2014 Virtually every profession, industry and special interest has its own annual celebration. Did you know October is National Popcorn Popping Month? Many observances are purely for fu. more »»

Endorsement: Party favors are meaningless

October 7, 2014 Sometimes elected officials get a little carried away when announcing an endorsement. Other times, it can be a bit of a shoc. more »»

Seeing pink — and assisting

October 7, 2014 Many throughout our region — and nation — are thinking pink this week. Over the weekend, the National Football League had weekend events dedicated to breast cancer awareness at its 16 games. more »»

Economy: More tax hikes won’t slow ‘decline’

October 6, 2014 Chautauqua County has a dismal record for the 21st century when it comes to growing an economy. more »»

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

October 4, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST NOT BACKING SIERRA CLUB — We want to give Congressional challenger Martha Robertson credit for being willing to stand up to the Sierra Club. more »»

Time is right for manager

October 4, 2014 If there was ever any doubt about the chaos facing the city of Dunkirk for today and the coming year, look no further than last week’s gathering involving council and department heads. more »»

Holder failed in U.S. efforts

October 3, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder, who is stepping down, will not be missed by Americans worried about the drug abuse epidemic. more »»

Cancer fight: Parents help fulfill Wish

October 2, 2014 Olivia Coia would be proud. An event she asked her mother and father to see through has been fulfilled three times. A fourth event takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday at Evangola State Par. more »»

Lawsuit: ‘Frustrating’ act irks everyone

October 1, 2014 For our local and state leaders, the messages are quite similar. State Sen. Catharine Young called the action “extremely disappointing.” State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell said it was “very frustrating. more »»

court case Taxpayer gets early reprieve

September 30, 2014 It may have lost round one, but that does not mean the state’s largest teachers union will not stop trying. more »»

Dunkirk: City distractions cloud problems

September 29, 2014 Stephanie Kiyak, former councilwoman-at-large in Dunkirk, wrote a letter that was published in the OBSERVER on Sept. 21 regarding her August resignation. more »»

Hospitals’ finances have an ill outlook

September 28, 2014 Two of the area’s largest hospitals remain in critical condition, especially when it comes to the finances. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

September 27, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST LOCAL DIRECTOR — Friday night at the Reg Lenna in Jamestown, the film “37: A Final Promise” was shown. more »»

Unwelcome visit is alarming

September 26, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House last week. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Sherman: Bold statement in rural area

September 25, 2014 Keeping an open mind is essential in government. Usually, however, elected officials have the blinders on when reminding residents how tough it is to make ends meet. more »»

Budget plan: ‘Prosperity’ may be closer

September 24, 2014 Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, in preparing his proposed budget for 2015, was quoted on WDOE radio as saying: “We cannot cut our way to prosperity. more »»

Clean sweep at the Point

September 23, 2014 You would not want cigarette butts, cigar tips, leftover styrofoam or food wrappers littering your house, so imagine finding those materials on a beac. more »»

Stockton: New health law impacts town

September 22, 2014 You know the debate over the Affordable Health Care Act, which is better known as “Obamacare.” There is no in-between. You either favor it, or are against it. more »»



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