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Everyday workers penalized in system

May 17, 2015 This “great country of ours” always fails to think of the people that live here. I have worked since I was 16 years old. I worked sometimes two and three jobs. more »»

Lake offers priceless gift

May 17, 2015 I think about it every day when I take a shower. more »»

Fishing memories never get away

May 17, 2015 ’Tis the season for fishing. Night crawlers litter the grass after the spring storms rip through the skies. Floods come cleaning the earth’s surface from the winters shedding. more »»

County needs to target 5% cut

May 17, 2015 An important issue facing Chautauqua County is raising the sales tax from 7.5 percent to 8 percent. This half-percent increase will raise yearly revenues by $7.8 million. more »»

Couple’s trespassing is a violation

May 16, 2015 By DAVID W. FOLEY The United States is a system based upon the rule of law. All of us are subject to follow the law, be it federal, state or local. more »»

Studying People

May 16, 2015 I like to study people. Why? How? Why do I like to study people? Because it tells me a lot about them and after all, people are all about life. more »»

The lost lives of England

May 16, 2015 From 1984 to 1996, and later in reruns, my wife and I sometimes watched “Murder, She Wrote” starring Angela Lansbury as mystery novelist and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletche. more »»

Pheasant in the grass

May 15, 2015 Right off the bat I see I’m mistaken. I had thought the pheasant, colorfully striding among my tulips, was a one-time phenomenon, probably an escapee from a neighbor’s habitat. more »»

A way to help moms kick habit

May 14, 2015 National Women’s Health Week, which concludes Saturday, is a time to remind women about ways they can improve their health, including becoming and staying tobacco free. more »»

A religion with deadly consequences

May 13, 2015 Recent events have made it luminously clear that Islam is a savage religion. more »»

Who’s invited to Reed’s meetings?

May 12, 2015 It seems these days that in the NY 23rd Congressional District things smell foul when it comes to getting adequate notice when Representative Tom Reed is having a Town Hall meeting. more »»

Pride in Fredonia, grads

May 11, 2015 Saturday is the commencement ceremony at Fredonia State University of New York. We, collectively, take great pride in our university and in our graduates — past and present. more »»

Auto afficionados’ season gets in gear

May 10, 2015 By AGNES “PAT” PFLEUGER After a long hard winter, spring has finally arrived and outdoor sports and other events are being resumed. Among them are the popular antique and classic car shows. more »»

Health care cuts in area not ‘right’

May 10, 2015 By WILLIAM CAIN I read with interest your OBSERVER’s View (April 26) “Going separate ways with more reductions” where you reported that Brooks Hospital and TLC lost a combined total of 145 positions... more »»

Motorcycles are on the road again

May 10, 2015 By CHRISTOPHER L. JACOBS Warmer weather is approaching, daylight hours are longer — it is finally spring. more »»

Acknowledging 200 years of service

May 10, 2015 In the fall of 1780, during the Revolutionary War, my sixth great-grandfather was killed in the Battle of Klock’s Farm in Montgomery County, New York. more »»

Saying farewell to ‘Hammerin’ Hank’

May 10, 2015 Local color is defined as “that which distinguishes a location from neighboring communities.” And it is the phrase I have used time and again to describe Henry R. more »»

Where the journey continues

May 9, 2015 Skilled nursing care centers across the nation are observing National Nursing Home Week, beginning on Mother’s Day through May 16. more »»

Infringing on religion, rights

May 7, 2015 Did I blink? This year’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bills lead to only one conclusion: when nobody was looking, the First Amendment disappeared. more »»



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