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Welcome spring!

March 23, 2016 Winter is gone — at least for a few months. more »»

Businesses are dialing up trouble

March 21, 2016 The reckless behavior of some big businesses in the United States could be putting the lives of citizens in this country in danger. more »»

Gowanda still needs health-care upgrades

March 20, 2016 I read with interest articles about a recent $57 million state funding for area health care and the Kaleida Health affiliation with Brooks Memorial Hospital and TLC’s Lake Shore Health Care Center. more »»

Speakers offer insight to area

March 20, 2016 During my daily activities in retirement, I have had the privilege of meeting and dialoguing with many peopl. more »»

Going with the flow

March 20, 2016 The efforts of the Dunkirk Area Labor for Flint was a success; a huge thank you to the Chautauqua County community for their donations of water and money. more »»

As a parent, we’re always on the clock

March 20, 2016 Time is a funny thing. You can lose it, cherish it, make it up or even buy it. All I want to do is stop it. Sometimes I feel like the White Rabbit from the classic Alice in Wonderland. more »»

Gathering the news, 50 years ago

March 20, 2016 Just over 50 years ago, I worked for the OBSERVER as a reporter. The paper at that time was the Dunkirk Evening Observer as it was issued in the afternoon. It was owned by the H.K. more »»

Changing times

March 18, 2016 I confess I was feeling quite proud of myself (and very smug) to be aware that, a week before Daylight Savings Time began, I was waking up an hour earl. more »»

We love tradition, but live for present

March 17, 2016 We love tradition, but live for present We moderns live dual lives — one digital, the other analog. more »»

Two sides to the Republican party

March 16, 2016 The civil war in the Republican Party has begun. The establishment declared war on Donald Trump and would be at war with Ted Cruz if they didn’t fear a two-front wa. more »»

Playing with fire in politics

March 15, 2016 A flammable brew of populist anger, a candidate’s provocative remarks and disruptive protesters found a fuse and the result was an explosion that continued to reverberate through the presidential... more »»

Character counts in electoral system

March 14, 2016 Character counts in all aspects of one’s life. At home, work, school, or wherever and whenever, one’s character is central to one’s life. more »»

Two schools, one team and victory

March 13, 2016 After reading the article and the comments on the opposition to the Maple Grove-Chautauqua Lake football merger, I must respond. more »»

It’s not always what you think

March 13, 2016 We all know about Caitlyn Jenner as the former Bruce Jenner. more »»

With challenges come opportunity

March 13, 2016 The northern Chautauqua region is reacting with newfound confidence to recent news on the economic front. First, Gov. more »»

Engine of volunteers earn thanks

March 13, 2016 Disaster often brings out the best in people, and Ripley is no different. The recent train derailment in the middle of town is an excellent reminder of how communities work together. Ripley Hose Co. more »»

A meaningful poem provides advice

March 12, 2016 By the time you read this, I will have received the Spirit of Fredonia award from the Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. At this point, I don’t know much about it. I’ll tell you more when I know more. more »»

Life after ‘Downton Abbey’ series

March 12, 2016 I have to admit that the conclusion of “Downton Abbey” with its multiple happy endings and the tying up of stories in neat bundles left my head spinnin. more »»

My favorite redhead

March 11, 2016 It’s a bit difficult to psych myself up to write about a duck when I’m looking at over a foot of snow and a large expanse of white (well-tracked where what-I-call-my-lake should be). more »»

Disrespectful showing for president

March 10, 2016 Another series of beheadings occurred recently; only this time they were done by the president. They weren’t the lopped off heads of humans; they were decapitated verses from the Koran and the Hadith. more »»



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