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Barcelona dredging worth wait

June 25, 2015 Hundreds of people had great entertainment last summer watching the dredging of the Barcelona Harbor. After a long wait and much negotiation, the project was finally able to proceed. more »»

Drugs and law enforcement

June 24, 2015 Recently, there was a significant drug bust in Dunkirk. Earlier, there were the usual stream of SUNY Fredonia students being ticketed or arrested for marijuana. more »»

Memorial Day salutes bring pride

June 23, 2015 The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council says “thank you” for a memorable Memorial Day 2015. more »»

Pride in our youth

June 22, 2015 In many of our public and private schools, graduation is just around the corner. We can almost hear the tuning-up of the familiar strains of Pomp and Circumstanc. more »»

Advocating for victims, families

June 21, 2015 By JANA McDERMOTT Recent media attention regarding the Duggar family raises numerous issues surrounding sexual behavior problems in youth and provides an opportunity to talk about how parents and... more »»

Dad’s little gifts last a lifetime

June 21, 2015 Today, I’m sure you know, is Father’s Day. I was contemplating what to write all wee. more »»


June 21, 2015 In 48 hours, we have an opportunity before us as a community. more »»

Proposal presents opportunity to grow

June 21, 2015 When my husband and I graduated college some years ago, our choice was to stay in an area that we had become familiar with and were comfortable in. Our family lives in Dunkir. more »»

Putting facility on a brighter course

June 21, 2015 Strong support for the School District Public Library proposal is an outcome all should enthusiastically welcome. more »»

A reluctant ‘yes’ for library vote

June 20, 2015 By MIKE CIVILETTO When considering how to vote for or against the Dunkirk Free Library becoming a “school district” library, surprisingly, especially to me, I have wavered back and forth. more »»

The battle for breakfast

June 19, 2015 Recently I had the good fortune to fulfill a long-term dream to sail on the original Sea Cloud, a four-masted ship of great beauty. Designed as his fifth by the financier E. F. more »»

Dunkirk’s library ‘a great gift’

June 19, 2015 I have the pleasure of working with public libraries around the county, and Dunkirk is lucky to have one of the best. more »»

Bona reunion finds special stories, memories

June 18, 2015 It’s true — you can’t go back. But it sure is enlightening to steal a backward glance. College reunions are driven by nostalgia, that impossible pining after a treasured place and time. more »»

County’s future must start today

June 17, 2015 County Executive Vince Horrigan is like a fish trying to swim upstream. It seems that no matter how hard he tries he seems to be standing still. A case in point is the regional water district. more »»

In praise of the prose

June 16, 2015 I don’t care for much modern poetry that has been taken over by the elite guardians of the artistic world today. Much of it is so introspective. more »»

Some groups, politicians disappoint veterans

June 15, 2015 What is a veteran? That seems to be the question of the day during the Memorial Day weekend. A veteran is someone who served his or her country in the military to keep our country safe. more »»

Why regional district must happen

June 14, 2015 By JOHN “JAY” WARREN Water is so near to us, but for some, so far. more »»

People’s column

June 14, 2015 There’s more to message Editor, OBSERVER: The silly season is upon us. It is that time when both capable people and those only interested in publicity seek the spotlight. more »»

Focused on the issues, not politics

June 14, 2015 By VINCE HORRIGAN While traveling around Chautauqua County during my Neighborhood Chats, I am energized by the conversations I am having with our citizen. more »»

Celebrating Ripley’s special moments

June 14, 2015 Once a year in May, something wonderful happens in Ripley; the Annual Community Banquet. more »»



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