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Let’s be positive!

January 10, 2015 I had some good news for you last week and I forgot to include it in the column. more »»

Bright idea for changing new year

January 10, 2015 The holidays are over and a new year has begun. Having said that, I think that we should remember that years are an arbitrary measurement of our orbit around the sun. more »»

Letter to a friend

January 9, 2015 I won’t embarrass you by naming you though you know my letter was originally intended for just one. Still, I find the advice worth sharing. more »»

Department blazing a new trail

January 9, 2015 At the age of 18, Kurt Maytum got his foot in the door of what has become a lifelong passion. As a volunteer for the Fredonia Fire Department, Maytum served as a basic emergency medical technician. more »»

Military is part of America’s diversity

January 8, 2015 Get ready for this one America: There are more self-identified atheists in the military than any non-Christian denomination, according to official Department of Defense personnel records. more »»

Rape numbers are exaggerated

January 7, 2015 As of late, campus rape has been all over the news. The media discredited an article by Sabrina Erdely of Rolling Stone on a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. more »»

A time for great leadership

January 5, 2015 If ever there was a critical time for great leadership to emerge, that time is now! Within the hearts and minds of the people in these United States and communities therein, there is a longing desir... more »»

Governor puts health, safety as priority

January 4, 2015 The Chautauqua County League of Women Voters strongly commends Gov. Andrew Cuomo for banning high-volume horizontal hydrofracking in New York state. more »»

Geysers are high point at national park

January 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of articles. By MAC NELSON Fast forward to 1984. As usual, I checked the park’s schedule of evening talks, a practice I heartily recommend. more »»

Over long distance, pretzels are a bond

January 4, 2015 Editor’s note: This column was first published in February 2014. I sent a box full of pretzels to South Korea today; they’re my friend Christina’s favorite comfort food. more »»

Another state head-scratcher

January 3, 2015 It was a sad day recently when Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued his decision not to allow shale gas drilling in New York. In a way, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy. more »»

A retrospective eye

January 1, 2015 For better and worse, 2014 is over. As one year turns to another, it’s natural to look backward with a retrospective eye and forward with sentiments of hop. more »»

Off the beaten path

January 1, 2015 Before we go inside, let me show you something special, a bonus I hadn’t known existed. more »»

Resolving to have ‘the talk’

December 31, 2014 Thursday is the first day of a new year; 2014 will have given way to 2015. more »»

Three strikes on different topics

December 30, 2014 Here are three unrelated observations for today: ¯ Being politically correct is indoctrination to regulated speech. more »»

Chaplain plan creates battleground

December 29, 2014 Get ready for this one America — an atheist group is pushing for humanist military chaplains. If you didn’t understand this, I will repeat it. The atheists want to be chaplains in the militar. more »»

Yellowstone Rangers bear educational responsibility

December 28, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of articles. more »»

Gift tolls for Dunkirk

December 28, 2014 One of the familiar sights and sounds of the season is the Salvation Army bell ringer and the red collection kettles, which remind us to be generous to those more in need. more »»

It’s the politics, not immigration

December 28, 2014 President Obama has proclaimed that he has lost patience with a congress that has done nothing to help him pay back his political favors to the Hispanic population after lending their support. more »»

Golden years worth the wait

December 27, 2014 Recently bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel sparked controversy with his article in The Atlantic, “Why I hope to die at 75. more »»



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