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Why minimum wages need to increase

May 22, 2014 Last month, the Senate blocked a bill that would have given low income workers a raise across the entire country. more »»

‘Great disease’ of correctness

May 21, 2014 “We call it ‘Political Correctness.’ The name originates as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly seriou. more »»

Getting back to teaching

May 20, 2014 Editor’s note: This is a series of columns by John Malcolm on his “50 years at Fredonia.” Retired, he is a professor emeritus at Fredonia Stat. more »»

Why not the electric chair or hanging?

May 19, 2014 We now rely on lethal injections to put to death convicted killers of human beings who did not deserve to be murdered by these individuals. more »»

Proposal offers new path for city

May 18, 2014 By STEPHEN E. more »»

We saw it ... even if no one believes us

May 18, 2014 My family and I were camping for an entire week at our camp. It is secluded off an old dirt road in the middle of nowhere. My brother and I stayed up playing in the twilight every night. more »»

Previous mayor had no ‘vendetta’

May 18, 2014 By DAVID CARR I would like to reply to a recent article that appeared in the OBSERVER in regards to comments made at a village of Westfield Board meeting. more »»

What are you doing June 7?

May 18, 2014 “Come on Mindszenty let’s raise that score, you make the touchdowns we’ll yell for more. Come on Purple, come on Gold, fight on together knights be bold. more »»

Live and learn

May 17, 2014 I like this column to be informative. I learned something from last week’s column. I’m on a breathing machine twice a day. My medicine that goes with it always comes early. more »»

Cards not perfect, but serve purpose

May 17, 2014 This letter reflects my reactions and thoughts regarding the “Worst” appearing on the editorial page (April 26). more »»

The rewards of research

May 16, 2014 My website has pictures to accompany each of my articles. Since I am an amateur photographer as well as writer, I enjoy having an outlet for what I “capture. more »»

Ford had vision with cars and wages

May 15, 2014 Henry Ford had his flaw. more »»

Hypocrisy and Donald Sterling

May 14, 2014 On April 29, NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life, fined him $2. more »»

Unintended dangers of shortcuts

May 13, 2014 If one took all the problems of the world, the mistakes, misuses, and yes, even what we call evil, you could put it all in one big basket labeled “Ignorance.” There is hope however. more »»

When rape is not a crime

May 13, 2014 If a 19-year-old high-school dropout raped by her ex-boyfriend wants justice, she calls the police. The same should apply to a 19-year-old college freshman similarly attacked by another student. more »»

For those ‘who courageously serve’

May 12, 2014 Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. This year, that date is Saturday, May 17. more »»

Southtowns divided on drilling

May 11, 2014 By RONALD FRASER Natural gas drillers are chomping at the bit to bring the heavy industrial, high volume hydraulic fracturing technology to New York’s Marcellus and Utica shale formations — and... more »»

Reading into a cultural change

May 11, 2014 Am I a dinosaur? Does anybody else find it irritating to watch a video of a story on the Internet when you could just as easily, and more quickly, read the story? The tinny little voices and... more »»

Merger deserves second chance

May 11, 2014 By LARRY McFADDEN This is an urgent letter regarding the Westfield-Brocton school merger debate. The time has come to revisit the merge. more »»

Lawsuit of biblical proportions

May 11, 2014 I got to wondering the other day about the proper retribution for an absurd lawsuit? The Lord says that, “vengeance is mine,” but if I’m not mistaken, that was before he got a little weary on the... more »»



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