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Benefit raises funds for vets’ group

August 4, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: A recent event by the Sons of Liberty New York, a non-profit, non-political riding club whose support is to military and veterans, reports the Disabled American Veterans benefit... more »»

Can America believe again?

August 3, 2015 Historically, the American public is a determined people. That is the American way. Today, it seems that politics trumps the opinion of the people; and, the voters want to be heard. more »»

Westfield leaders applaud flooding response

August 2, 2015 By MARTHA BILLS and MIKE VANDEVELDE While we will never be able to express in words just how much the outpouring of support, during the recent flood, is appreciated, we wanted to take a moment to... more »»

Waves of cooperation

August 2, 2015 By SAM DRAYO Jr. more »»

Holiday livened up Silver Creek

August 2, 2015 By AGNES “PAT” PFLEUGER The celebration of the Fourth of July was always a big event in Silver Creek’s early history. It was the holiday that brought together friends and relatives from far and wid. more »»

Where blueberries, companions grow

August 2, 2015 Blueberries won’t grow alone. They need a companion bush in order to propagate. I learned this fun fact when I visited Eden last week. more »»

Think, laugh — or do both

August 1, 2015 Today, we’re going to think of one or two liners that will make you think or laugh or do both, like: Don’t think less of yourself. Think of yourself less. more »»

In praise of our south county city

August 1, 2015 The longer I live, the more convinced I am that the best asset a person can have is not money, houses, cars or jobs but rather attitude. more »»

Greeting brings deer dilemma

July 31, 2015 I was returning from a series of errands when practically ambushed by a large deer. This in itself is becoming unnervingly common. What made this different was that it occurred in my driveway. more »»

Summer, area full of gifts

July 31, 2015 Chautauqua County’s annual fair this week is much more than just games and rides. more »»

Climate change nothing to scoff at

July 30, 2015 A recent OBSERVER opinion writer (July 19) told us he doesn’t “believe humans are heating, cooling, or in any way capable of changing weather. more »»

A case for some gun control

July 29, 2015 Is there a correlation between the number of deaths due to gun violence in America and the number of those who are suffering from mental health issues? Or is the better question, does everyone who... more »»

A snapshot of Navy life in the ‘40s

July 28, 2015 I graduated from high school in 1945. The Axis powers in Europe were defeated, but we still had a battle with Japan. Five of us classmates went immediately into Buffalo and signed up for the Navy. more »»

On camera, on the clock

July 28, 2015 Is your boss spying on you? There’s a good chance. These days employers are monitoring their workers in all sorts of ways you might never have thought about. more »»

Freeloaders support the taxes

July 27, 2015 What is a tax? It is a contribution levied by authority, a rate, duty or impost charged on income or property, a burden, some duty, an exaction to impose a tax on, to put to a certain effort. more »»

‘Courageous’ acts in crisis

July 26, 2015 By WILLIAM BILLS On July 14, the village and town of Westfield, along with several other communities in Northern Chautauqua County, sustained serious flooding. more »»

Lake fest continues momentum

July 26, 2015 By KOFI FYNN-AIKINS, Ph.. more »»

Church does not need negativity

July 26, 2015 By THE?REV. MARK J. WOLSKI In regard to the commentary referring to Blessed Mary Angela parish on July 12, I recommend that the writer read some of St. John’s letters, e.g. 1 John, chapter 4. St. more »»

Tipping the wage scales in state

July 26, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo became the battlefield commander in the latest skirmish in the New York state War on Jobs. Of course, he is not the first or only on. more »»

Looking at fears

July 25, 2015 I’ve made a decision. more »»



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