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An 8th-grade perspective on trying times

August 17, 2016 “How can we?” Shots fired and words tossed Blood drips and protests rage Killed for our religio... more »»

The summer of my youth

August 16, 2016 “All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which... more »»

Encouragement does wonders

August 15, 2016 I learned early in my youth, and then as a parent and as a teacher, that encouragement is indeed a treasure. For encouragement acts as a key that unlocks one’s potential. more »»


August 15, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 This year, Brocton Central School teachers Jody Ann Cave and Karen MacIntyre became members of a select group of people in their profession. more »»

Police grateful for Night Out support

August 15, 2016 As we close out our 23rd year of National Night Out and begin to prepare for the 24th edition, I want to take a few minutes to reflect on this year’s program. more »»

Election brings aggressive tactics from candidates, voters

August 14, 2016 Enjoy these stories that you have missed along the way as you work hard to help pay for my Social Security check. more »»

Trustees can’t save themselves from bad choices

August 14, 2016 In “Sign on the dotted line” (Aug. 5) in the OBSERVER, Trustee Gary Belote said “What then? We lose our board, we lose our governing rights, for what? (The amount we’ll save in taxes) isn’t worth i. more »»

Many face the plight of Pudge

August 14, 2016 Pudge is dead. He’d probably rather not be, but he had been so sick for so long it might have been a relief to be done with life. Pudge grew up on the mean streets of a nearby city. more »»

Recent results look ‘pathetic’

August 14, 2016 Chautauqua County — and the town of Ellicott — lost another manufacturer in 2016, Power Drives, and its 100 jobs. We did not lose these jobs to China or Mexico or even the non-union Sout. more »»

Recalling the start of CIAO organization

August 13, 2016 Where does the summer go? We had the CIAO picnic Saturday at Russell Joy Park. I sat with Sylvia and Giulio Mannino. We reminisced about CIAO. It all started with Sylvia. more »»

Unpleasant rite saves lives

August 13, 2016 This coming Monday morning, I am having a colonoscopy. more »»

That red flower

August 12, 2016 Mid-July. The flower is bac. more »»

Another Forestville ‘scare tactic’

August 12, 2016 This is in direct response to the article “Sign on the dotted line” (Aug. 5). One of the scare tactics this board would like people to believe is that they will lose their voice in government. more »»

State of our lake sounds great

August 12, 2016 Wednesday was the picture-perfect day to sell Dunkirk and its lake. more »»

Women’s health a worldly concern

August 11, 2016 A study by the United Nations World Health Organization states that the rates of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth is rising. The study cites obesity and older-age women as main sources. more »»

Finding happiness in our lives

August 10, 2016 As I recently sat in front of my bookcase and looked through the many books written by famous authors, I found that even the smallest journey could lead one to places where they least expect it to... more »»

American ideals, not candidates

August 9, 2016 I do not have a loyalty to either political party. My loyalty is to the United States of America and its Constitution. more »»

You can protest, but can’t go overboard

August 8, 2016 rotesting in the United States is a right given to all Americans by those who have given their lives to keep those rights in the military and also the law enforcement people of all races. more »»

City league president deserves praise for tourney

August 7, 2016 Dunkirk Little League recently had the honor of hosting the 8-10 Girls Little League State Championship tournament. more »»

Improving a walk in park

August 7, 2016 As a resident and business owner in the village of Fredonia, I am writing to express my concern toward the negative response in regard to the Barker Common parks grant proposal. more »»



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