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Cherishing our top dog

September 20, 2015 Marmaduke is surely lying at the foot of Brad’s empty chair. His mournful sigh and somber eyes mirror his heavy heart because he knows his creator is gone. more »»

Jamestown airport has to improve on service

September 20, 2015 The news that the passenger count is down at the Chautauqua County airport should surprise no one. Absolutely, positively no one. Commuter-airline service began at our airport 40 years ago. more »»

Social media not for everyone

September 19, 2015 The Internet is a wonderful thing as it has opened a new world of information, entertainment, and communication for virtually anyone who wants to join in. more »»

Things to think about

September 19, 2015 I always like to give you things to think about. Today I’ll begin with some of the benefits of remaining single. 1. You always have enough warm water in the shower. 2. more »»

Safer road drives disdain

September 18, 2015 Change never comes easy for this region — especially when it comes down to our governments, schools or even our roads. more »»

A bird by any other name

September 18, 2015 I am aware of many faults and will probably freely admit to ... well, most of them. Procrastination, however, has never been on that list. more »»

No light on world’s mysteries

September 17, 2015 In the seasonal balance of planet earth, four days stand out: the summer and winter solstices and the two equinoxes. more »»

The pro-life conundrum

September 16, 2015 Over the summer, the Center for Medical Progress released secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood officials that appear to capture a criminal conspiracy by the organization to sell fetal body... more »»

No easy immigration answers

September 15, 2015 Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned... more »»

Freeloaders and our markets

September 14, 2015 Collectivism is in opposition to individual prosperity and profits. It gradually snuffs out free markets and gradually depletes the private sector. more »»

A rabbit test, and sheep not for sleep

September 13, 2015 Here’s a quick look at the quirky and newsworthy from the last month: ¯ Congratulations, of sorts, go out to Bugs Bunny. more »»

Ruckman turned tide for Democrats

September 13, 2015 A piece of Democratic history left us this past week with the passing of Roger E. Ruckman of Fredonia on Wednesday, Sept. 2. more »»

Looking out for lakes

September 13, 2015 Our lakes and waterways are a critical foundation of our environment and economy in Chautauqua County and Western New York — especially Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake. more »»

Rosary-on-rosebush outcome wows Millennials

September 13, 2015 A recent study announced on FOX News concluded that today’s American teenagers are the least God-fearing and the least religious in six decades. more »»

Our many heroes: in U.S. and at home

September 13, 2015 Donald Trump, in bluntly saying John McCain is not a hero (because he was a POW), in one of his many ill-thought-out comments, effectively said none of our men and women in uniform are heroes just b... more »»

Columnist’s father used to say the English language is stupid

September 12, 2015 My father used to say, “The English language is stupid! In Italian the vowels are always the same, but not in English!” Here are a few examples: 1. The bandage was wound around the wound. . more »»

With accountability, everyone wins

September 12, 2015 I am writing this letter with the hope that it will spur some action on the part of our city government as it relates to some very pertinent issues affecting those of us living and paying taxes in... more »»

City library reaps tax rewards

September 11, 2015 As noted in this corner for a couple of years now, our non-profit sector is struggling. more »»

Tenaciousness and similar traits

September 11, 2015 Louis Pasteur was quoted in the OBSERVER the same day I saw IT — or at least gave it more than a lingering notice. Louis first: “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. more »»

Poor behaviors begin at early age

September 9, 2015 As we look around the world in which we live, one must ask what is happening to our young people? It is more than just the songs they sing, the clothes they wear or the way they dance and talk. more »»



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