Lots to gain in merger
October 6, 2013 I have one last letter before the consolidation vote between the Westfield and Brocton Central Schools on Wednesday. On Oc. more »»
Help others; inspire yourself!
October 5, 2013 It’s so inspiring to hear stories of people who have a purpose in life. One of these purpose-driven lives involves giving young boys a new lease on life. more »»
Nothing ‘special’ about Arkwright actions
October 5, 2013 Who is watching out for taxpayers in the Town of Arkwright? Obviously NOT the town supervisor and several of the Town Board members! A “special meeting” of the Arkwright Town Board took place Monday... more »»
October 4, 2013 One of my closest friends when I was growing up lived in a home where her mother told her (when necessary) to “red up” her roo. more »»
Journals chronicle all types of moments
October 3, 2013 How long will anyone remember that the summer of 2013 went out as it came in — chilly and rainy? What was the beginning of autumn like last year? Beyond the weather, what do we remember about the... more »»
A tribute to Red Cross volunteers
October 2, 2013 Each October the American Red Cross of Southwestern New York sets aside a few days to thank those who donate their time, money, and blood to help us prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face... more »»
London’s dark days
September 29, 2013 By AGNES “PAT” PFLUEGER This month will mark this writer’s remembrance of an important World War II event that happened in London, England on Saturday, Sept. 7, 1940. more »»
What will we make of our county?
September 28, 2013 Everything starts with an idea. It may be a good idea or a bad idea, but we’ll never know unless someone has the courage to check it out. more »»
Young adults face insurance risks
September 28, 2013 Beginning Tuesday, a variety of health and dental plans will offer insurance through the New York state exchange, but according to analysts, the key to the success of this new marketplace, and healt... more »»
September 27, 2013 All right, for the sake of all you purists let me say right off that, at least for this writing, anything that flies and stings – particularly those who want to sting me – is a bee. more »»
Is anything going right?
September 25, 2013 The debt ceiling, a government shutdown, Obamacare, more shootings, where does it end? This past week we have once again found ourselves watching another mass shooting in what one could reasonably... more »»
The pros, cons of welfare system
September 23, 2013 It would seem that everyone — or at least those paying taxes — wants serious reforms of our welfare system. In fact, it would seem a large percentage of taxpayers would like to just end it completely. more »»
Assistance programs need to be tightened
September 22, 2013 By TOM REED and ANDREW GOODELL Feeding the hungry is one of the ways in which we care for our neighbors, and we encourage you to support local food pantries and organizations which help the need. more »»