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Sometimes, we learn the hard way

October 21, 2014 If you live in Dunkirk and were going to Hamburg, you could start out in any direction, but your success would depend on making proper turns as you came to places where choices had to be made. more »»

U.S. not helping in Ebola fight

October 20, 2014 What has gone wrong in Washington, D.. more »»

Radical environmentalists are like the wind

October 20, 2014 The OBSERVER has featured articles concerning environmental groups filing lawsuits targeting our NRG plan. more »»

Statistics not always negative

October 19, 2014 I read the Publisher’s notebook by John D’Agostino (Oct. 10) about the issues facing the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. more »»

Hayride brings lots of joy, a little fear

October 19, 2014 I had begged my husband of 14 years to take me to an “I promise it’s not scary” haunted hayride. He was not thrilled about the ide. more »»

Rallying for Robertson

October 19, 2014 I am writing in response to the OBSERVER’s View “Party favors are meaningless” (Oct. 8) regarding a comment I made on WDOE. I did endorse, with great pride, Martha Robertson for Congress. more »»

Reed was supporter of ‘outsourcing’ power

October 19, 2014 If you listen to Tom Reed’s campaign commercials, you may be led to believe that Martha Robertson is against Repower Dunkirk. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unlike Mr. Reed, Mrs. more »»

A Foundling during the Depression

October 18, 2014 “FOUNDLING” — a word not in the everyday vocabulary of most of us, though it was applied to the framers of the U.S. Constitution as “Foundling Fathers,” and later, the more familiar “Founding Fathers. more »»

My favorite of the three

October 17, 2014 As fall brings some of the most spectacular colors to our hills, it also marks the return of some of the most stunning ducks. more »»

Making some noise for the introverts

October 16, 2014 When we say “Vive la difference,” how serious are we? It’s a radical concept, this challenge to buck an equally compelling urge to surround ourselves with people who are like us in significant ways. more »»

Losing faith in religion

October 15, 2014 Today, religion is in retreat and atheism on the rise. A Gallup poll found that, worldwide, 13 percent of people are atheists and another 23 percent are non-religiou. more »»

Reed has just as much to hide

October 14, 2014 It seems the only people making this a political stunt is Rep. Tom Reed and his vocal self-appointed mouthpiece Vicki Westling. Ms. more »»

Autumn memories fall into place

October 13, 2014 A dairy and vegetable farm in this rural region was the setting. A colorful autumn season was the timeframe back during the Depression years of the 1930. more »»

Cycle of giving continues

October 12, 2014 On Sept. 21, the OBSERVER ran an article on the Alleghany Highlands Boy Scout Council and Camp Gross, and their funding relationship with the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County. more »»

Not all presidential hobbies were par for the course

October 12, 2014 President Obama likes to play golf, or is it better to say that he likes to golf? I never know which is correct. Nobody plays bowling, they bowl, or they go bowling. more »»

Committee in city can assist in fight over blight

October 12, 2014 I have been fielding some questions about my remarks made at the last Common Council meeting about the forming of a certain committee and would like to clarify my intentions. more »»

Education, screenings a necessity

October 12, 2014 Most everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the month where we all go pink, but we should also talk about and be more aware of breast cancer. more »»

Sharing my Italian heritage

October 11, 2014 I’m very pleased that I’ve been asked to participate in a project the Italian Club at the University of Fredonia is doing. more »»

Some reasons to believe in Ripley

October 11, 2014 Someone once told me that Ripley, my hometown, was not worthy of its own government and further, that its school was a disgrace. more »»

Autumn glory

October 10, 2014 Imagine, if you will, a Christmas tree. No, I’m not talking about one of those beautiful “O Tannenbaum” trees of yore. I’m thinking of the artificial variety – and a cheap one at tha. more »»



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