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Window for opportunity

May 31, 2015 By SKEETER TOWER Behold! Here is one of the more spectacular 19th century residential stained glass windows in Dunkirk. It is housed in its original Queen Ann style home at 418 Eagle St. more »»

Keep the fate of town posts in hands of voters

May 31, 2015 By RUSS PAGE The towns of Villenova and Ripley are considering a change for the Highway Superintendent position to go from elected by the people to appointed by the Town Board. more »»

Life is a learning and changing process

May 30, 2015 Life is a learning and changing process. I’ve been home now for over a week. So far, I’ve done pretty wel. more »»

Time and money in Social Security

May 30, 2015 One of the things that annoys me about many of our congressional representatives, and they can be a particularly annoying breed, is their attitude about reforming the Social Security system so that... more »»

Less uniformity might be good

May 29, 2015 Perhaps uniformity isn’t always desired. Obviously there are exceptions (aren’t there always?) but I think it’s fair to say nature prefers congruity. more »»

Dems not jumping gun on dissolution

May 28, 2015 In a demonstration of Hegelian dialectic, Greg Fox’s article “Dissolution on the table” (May 12) inspired large and enthusiastic attendance at the Democratic Mixer of the Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic... more »»

Our school spending spree

May 27, 2015 This past week New York voters approved of the budgets for 99 percent of the state’s 669 school districts. This beat last year’s 98 percent passage rate. This is a proble. more »»

Message behind prom promise

May 26, 2015 Some of us need laws to keep our behavior in check. Others just know the right thing to do. I do an awful lot of writing about the laws of this land and people who break them. more »»

This land is your land — and mine

May 26, 2015 As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — John F. more »»

Pay tribute to noble service today

May 25, 2015 This is Memorial Day and we will not forget. Many of us recall the words of John F. more »»

Columnist confuses fanatics and religion

May 24, 2015 In his May 13 OBSERVER column, “A religion with deadly consequences,” Stephen Kershnar has fallen into categorical mistakes that shame a philosopher. more »»

Educating not all about exams

May 24, 2015 The opt-out movement that has blossomed in recent months strikes me as fascinating; it is a superb example of citizens understanding something better than the politicians that are supposed to lead... more »»

Sunday voices: Daniel McLaughlin

May 24, 2015 Everybody likes economic bubbles. During bubble times, investments rise, prosperity seems easy, and politicians can take credit for being such economic geniuses. more »»

The importance of Memorial Day

May 24, 2015 Without exception, my favorite weekend of the year is Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Giving and accepting help

May 23, 2015 It’s another school year gone by for college kids. I saw the picture in the newspaper of kids partying on White Street. It even showed my house, but nobody was home. more »»

Give assistance to dairy farmers

May 23, 2015 By ARDEN TEWSKBURY Lately I have received many calls from dairy farmers who belong to dairy cooperative. more »»

I’m not so big on the fig

May 22, 2015 The fig tree seems to be a permanent part of my life. Emitting a very nasty odor, it long ago ceased to be a favorite of mine. more »»

A giving, yet critical, spirit

May 21, 2015 It may not be Christmas, but the hope that swells with the blossoms of May inspires just such a spirit of good will and generosity. At any time of year, the giving impulse is known broadly as charity. more »»

America on the take is growing

May 20, 2015 It seems to me that in today’s society there are those who feel all should be equal, and if you have more than I do you should share regardless of how hard you worked or the fact that I did no. more »»

Little things mean a lot

May 19, 2015 I’m sorry, I hate to keep beating the same drum, but I am confounded. more »»



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