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Leon meeting takes on fracking

November 29, 2014 The town of Leon needs to consider if we should take action about high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing in our town, also known as hydro-fracking. At 7 p.m. more »»

Focusing on Yellowstone

November 29, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles. Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, my late wife Jeanne and I all went to Yellowstone National Park on vacation trips in the 1950s. more »»

Ubiquitous sounds of the season

November 28, 2014 By now the turkey is cut up for leftovers and for the best sandwiches one may eat and those sated are content to settle in front of the TV. more »»

Brooks’ staff goes beyond ‘call of duty’

November 27, 2014 It is with sincere gratitude that I recognize our collective group of dedicated Brooks Memorial Hospital employees who pitched in tirelessly during last week’s treacherous snowstorm. more »»

Be prepared for the holidays

November 26, 2014 During the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holiday season people are often busy, excited and a little careless. Unfortunately, it’s a time when they should be extra careful. more »»

Obama’s illegal actions cross the line

November 26, 2014 Via executive order, President Obama recently amnestied 5 million illegal aliens. more »»

‘Greatest family holiday’ is changing

November 25, 2014 I spent over 25 years of my working life in retail management and fought on the front line of many a “Black Friday.” However, in those days we didn’t call it “Black Frida. more »»

Celebrating our way of life

November 24, 2014 Thanksgiving is a time “we gather together” and recount our many blessings. There is much for which all of us can be thankful, including the spirit of giftedness all around us. more »»

Seeking holiday help

November 23, 2014 With Christmas fast approaching, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church has begun preparing for its Christmas Basket Project which is scheduled on Dec. 19 to 2. more »»

Leadership lacking in fire mess

November 23, 2014 I write this as a follow-up to the article that appeared in the Oc. more »»

Church, youth help donate a feast

November 23, 2014 On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, I am writing to express our gratitude to all who contributed to the food drive at St. more »»

One source is not enough

November 23, 2014 Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan and county Water Resource Specialist Bill Boria attended the Fredonia Village Board workshop on Nov. more »»

So much I do not know

November 21, 2014 The white-throated sparrow is one of my favorite birds simply because he’s so easy to identify: the black and white striped head with that sharp-white throat and the yellow spot just over and in... more »»

America is losing Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014 Don’t blink. Black Friday is right around the corner, and if you’re not vigilant, you’ll miss Thanksgiving. The hopeless blurring of holidays is no secret. more »»

Septic inspection is another burden

November 19, 2014 At the County Legislature meeting tonight there will be a motion calling for mandatory inspection of all septic systems every 10 year. more »»

Who pays for immigration reform?

November 19, 2014 As a teacher “just follow the money” was the answer I would give to my high school and college students when they were struggling to find why something happened or was about to happen; and that is... more »»

Simple, but not flexible

November 18, 2014 The sum 2+2=4 is so simple that in seeing it we say, “So what?” The interesting part is its inflexibility. That’s how the laws governing everything are. more »»

Lots of questions about Brooks

November 17, 2014 There are more questions than answers when considering the operation of Brooks Memorial Hospital. more »»

Local treasure, landmark is falling into disrepair

November 16, 2014 “Much more than a gallery!” That was the lead line on a 1990s brochure for the Adams Memorial Art Gallery, the former Unitarian church built in 1906 at 600 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. more »»

Schools can learn from past practices

November 16, 2014 I enjoyed reading Dr. John E. Newton’s letter “Expand the concept of ‘public’ schools.” Dr. Newton’s efforts at the Mandala School in East Aurora are certainly praiseworthy. more »»



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