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Colander lifts ‘torch of freedom’

January 22, 2014 I am moved to write a note of support regarding the recent story your paper ran regarding Pomfret Town Council member Christopher Schaeffer and his swearing the oath of office while wearing a... more »»

Wise words from yesterday

January 21, 2014 I got my first job in broadcasting in 1950 at radio station WGR in Buffalo. There was only one TV station in Buffalo at the time. more »»

American spirit evident locally

January 20, 2014 We are in the first month of a new year. Each one of us has never, ever experienced this precise moment in time before. We can learn from the past, and hopefully, grow wiser in the future. more »»

King’s brave battle marches on

January 20, 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s moving speech in Washington, D.C. more »»

A special thank you to Gov. Cuomo

January 19, 2014 On Dec. 15, in announcing the NRG re-powering and expansion, state Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that it was an example of “government working for the people.” Gov. more »»

Rediscovering holidays, winter in region

January 19, 2014 Ouch! ?Mother Nature would serve up one of the worst winters in decades just as I’m getting used to this season agai. more »»

Merging teams not only answer

January 19, 2014 By LARRY ZOLLINGER Over the past several years some of the small schools in the area have seen declines in the student census such that it is no longer possible for some schools to field an 11-man... more »»

There’s ‘bipartisan support’ for SAFE?Act

January 19, 2014 The NY SAFE Act, the landmark gun safety bill passed in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, was supported by a bipartisan legislature and signed in to law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 15, 201. more »»

Why do I write this column?

January 18, 2014 As I write this, it is Jan. 8. We have had a week of severe cold (even below zero) and we have had snow that has piled up high, melted with the rain and then came back to pile up again. more »»

Dr. King’s library inspires too

January 18, 2014 I think that Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. would be pleased to see how we celebrate his life and legacy each year. more »»

An early sign of spring

January 17, 2014 According to notes I made on some unfathomable time in the past (about the time, I imagine, the first 2014 calendars started showing up in my mailbox), I wanted to write this month about the pussy... more »»

Why target ‘Bible believers?’

January 16, 2014 When I saw the picture of Christopher Schaeffer being sworn in as Pomfret Councilman with a strainer on his head and then the picture of the drawing of the statue of Satan in the Jan. more »»

U.S. quickly going to pot

January 15, 2014 The arguments and discussions continue. more »»

Experts should run for city office

January 13, 2014 I would like to take this opportunity to support the mayor of the city of Dunkirk, Anthony J. Dolce. Despite what a recent commentary in this newspaper said, his effort is not a losing proposition. more »»

The darndest things happen to me!

January 11, 2014 I have the darndest things happen to me. I’ll give you another example. I was thinking about what I wanted to write in my New Year’s column. I had a September issue of a magazine on my coffee table. more »»

Hope springs eternal

January 10, 2014 Recent reading took me back to the days of the pillory. I confess my knowledge before had been strictly based on novels about early New Englan. more »»

Grateful for help of Fredonia officers

January 8, 2014 Without help from two Fredonia Police officers, I may still be stuck inside my vehicle. I began my journey home from the office in Jamestown just before 1 a.m., surprised by how clear the roads wer. more »»

Alzheimer’s needs U.S. attention

January 8, 2014 Just over a year ago, my father died from Alzheimer’s diseas. more »»

Educators oftentimes know better

January 6, 2014 If one were to ask you the names of your favorite teachers from kindergarten and throughout your schooling, it may be not too difficult to answer. more »»

Facility an important institution

January 5, 2014 Lake Shore Health Care Center is “open for business” during this time of turmoil and uncertainty while the new board brings the interim CEO and staff on board as they work toward a continued... more »»



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