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Our changing nation

July 25, 2015 The America I grew up in is passing from the scene. more »»

Worth a second glance — and then some

July 24, 2015 This — 2015 — has been my year for woodpeckers. The downies appear regularly and I’ve certainly seen more of Mr. and Mrs. Hairy. more »»

SAFE Act ‘memorandum’ fires blanks

July 23, 2015 Recent newspaper articles throughout upstate touted the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Senate leadership had agreed to block parts of the SAFE Act. more »»

Being green, saving money

July 22, 2015 We are all contributors to climate change and we all need to be a part of the solution. more »»

U.S. is doing some things right

July 21, 2015 Thumbs up to the Supreme Court for its decision supporting a legal right to same-sex marriage. Does it eliminate traditional, heterosexual marriage? No. more »»

Comfort in a small town

July 20, 2015 Some call it “Living at the time of the Walton’s.” I call it “Living NOW in our small town. more »»

Churches, not court, are deciders

July 19, 2015 By EDWARD VOS The Supreme Court ruled to allow gay marriage because the Federal government may not arbitrate religious opinions about marriage and sin. Only the church can do that. more »»

Where technology cannot take us

July 19, 2015 How fast the time flies by. Every day closer to something new, yet further from things past. more »»

There is no substitute for family

July 18, 2015 Let’s do a little reminiscing about the past and what our present is and what out future will be. I’ve lived most of my life on Eagle Street, Fredonia Our young life was good. We had no T. more »»

The perfect garden bug

July 17, 2015 I already had one hand on its base prepared to pull yet another unattractive weed in my garden (of mostly weeds and whatever will come back on its own – nothing I plant shows any eagerness at all. more »»

Can’t beat nostalgia of baseball

July 16, 2015 Anyone seen a well-oiled, high performance battery this summer? Or put the tools of ignorance to work on your own playing field? In the “Golden Age” of baseball, widely regarded as the 1930s, give o... more »»

Finding a silver lining

July 15, 2015 Are we living today in the same world that Louis Armstrong sang about? How much longer can we expect to see trees of green and skies of blue? Are people still shaking hands and greeting each other... more »»

Tidbits from the TV

July 14, 2015 For a bit of diversion from my philosophical rants, I’ll offer a few anecdotes from my days behind the cameras and microphones of TV and radio in Buffal. more »»

A feeding frenzy of bad habits

July 13, 2015 An article in the OBSERVER of April 19 had a story in reference to school districts and parents at odds over breakfast in class. more »»

Effort to save horse is not a crime

July 12, 2015 By MATTHEW ALBERT On May 16, Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley published a commentary in this newspaper defending his reason to prosecute my clients, Kelly and Robert Shumaker for... more »»

No bang for bucks

July 12, 2015 By NANCY BAKER Here in Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency is supposed to be one of the main job creation mechanisms for local communities. more »»

How neighbors could go bananas

July 12, 2015 I know this isn’t very PC but I think monkeys are kind of creepy. On the other hand chimps are somewhat cute. more »»

Battle for equality continues

July 12, 2015 Two hundred thirty-nine years ago, our forefathers, founders of this wonderful nation, declared “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,... more »»

More gloom and doom ahead for Blessed Mary Angela Parish

July 12, 2015 What’s the worst that could happen? For many Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo, that would be the return of the infamous Journey in Faith and Grace. more »»

God has a plan for each of us if we are willing to be used

July 11, 2015 Put your thinking caps on. We’re going to evaluate our lives. Have you been constantly learning? Don’t forget – if you don’t use it, you lose it. more »»



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