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Western New York goes Polish

April 21, 2014 This has been a week of holiday events. There was Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Each day has its own significance. more »»

A significance for this day

April 20, 2014 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

April 19, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST FREDONIA MUSIC — Congratulations to the Fredonia Central School District’s music department. more »»

Hey! It’s only tax dollars

April 18, 2014 It used to be the representatives who were in the tax-and-spend crowd. Now they are the tax, borrow and spend group, as a federal budget proposal unveiled this month makes plain. more »»

Pomfret: Town takes the initiative

April 17, 2014 Pomfret Town Board is taking a smart and timely ste. more »»

Controlling school costs

April 15, 2014 Ripley taxpayers are likely to see a tax cut of about 5 percent in their 2014-15 school taxe. more »»

Pentagon: Rising stress on military bases

April 15, 2014 Programs to help U.S. servicemen and women suffering from mental challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder, have been around for decades. Clearly, more effort needs to be put into them. more »»

Campaign item is just wrong

April 14, 2014 Candidates seeking office may not agree with what their opponent says, but they do need to be honest about it. A recent mailer sent by the campaign for U.S. Rep. more »»

Leadership, not lip service

April 13, 2014 A Fredonia man who grew Red Wing, currently Carriage House, into a national powerhouse of the private-label industry had some words of wisdom for many living here if they want to make the area more... more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

April 12, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST AWARD WINNING HEADLINE — Congratulations to reporter Katie Atkins for winning this year’s New York News Publishers’ Association’s 2012-2013... more »»

Agency assists in cancer prevention

April 12, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: The mission of Cancer Services Program is to increase the proportion of women and men in New York state who are up-to-date on recommended preventive cancer screening. more »»

Sitting high above the law

April 11, 2014 It should be clear to Americans that President Barack Obama's opinion is that the law is what he and he alone says it is — even if it encourages wholesale slaughter of bald eagles, the nation's... more »»

Winter: Taxpayers tapped to max

April 10, 2014 Whatever happened to area leaders doing what is best for residents and the future of this county? This lack of vision is evident not only in the village of Forestville, but also in the city proposal... more »»

Fund-raiser: Event assists teacher, students

April 9, 2014 One of the more powerful messages sent by our former U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins was that our country needed to come together as one and find a cure for cancer. more »»

Sticking to job at hand

April 8, 2014 Area elected officials are at their best when they are focused on issues they can control, not issues dictated to them by the state or federal government. more »»

County: Contract not state-mandated

April 7, 2014 How soon Chautauqua County leaders forget. On Sept. 30, this corner took offense to Legislator Chairman Jay Gould’s remarks to WDOE in preparing the 2014 county budge. more »»

All districts need vision

April 6, 2014 Many area school districts are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving the gift of an increase in aid in the New York state budget for the next year. more »»

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

April 5, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST BADGE OF HONOR — We thank the Badge of Honor Association for giving signs to Dunkirk in memory of police officers killed in action. more »»

Why not cut some of the costs?

April 4, 2014 Common Council member Stacy Szukala made a solid point in regard to spending on Tuesday. In years past, maybe the city of Dunkirk could have afforded to pay $30,000 for fireworks. more »»

Veterans owed better service

April 4, 2014 Veterans Administration officials insist they are making progress in reducing the time those who have served our country in uniform must wait for decisions on disability benefits. more »»



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