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If only world leaders could be 4

April 18, 2015 In the past week or so people have been coming out of the woodwork to show their interest in running in the 2016 presidential election. more »»

To roll with — or against — the moss

April 17, 2015 If this year’s growing season is as rainy as the past two, I will again be faced with the conundrum of moss. more »»

History must include ‘rest of story’

April 16, 2015 The study of United States history is becoming more inclusive. That development should be mirrored in contemporary American life. The present is the stuff of future history. more »»

Policing our law enforcement

April 15, 2015 The recent spate of videotaped incidents highlights intertwined problems: out-of-control police violence and constant government overreach. more »»

Ignore GOP banter on Clinton

April 14, 2015 “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion. So I’m hitting the road to earn your vote. Because it’s your time. And I hope you’ll join me on this journey. more »»

No quick fix for school reform

April 13, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. On Sunday, I wrote about what makes a successful student and what does not. more »»

An assault on prosperity

April 13, 2015 The federal government is spending money we don’t have and borrowing money we can’t pay back. more »»

Throwing in towel with email, Barbie

April 12, 2015 It’s that golden time of the month again when we review the important news stories that are shaking the world. So strap yourself in. Here we go. more »»

Teachers a part of learning process

April 12, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. By TIMOTHY MAJKA Let’s start off with an icebreaker. I am proposing a new political reform. A “Legislator Evaluation process. more »»

Water woes have plagued village

April 12, 2015 By AGNES “PAT” PFLEUGER The village of Silver Creek, situated on the flat shore of Lake Erie and surrounded by higher elevations, has down through history often been subjected to disaster floods. more »»

The culture of a new health kick

April 12, 2015 We all know people who have had heart attacks. Every 34 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. more »»

Celebrating Easter and family

April 11, 2015 Did you have a Happy Easter? I did. We are blessed in my church to have Marc Guy as the music director. He is also a music professor at the college. He plays piano, organ and trombone in church. more »»

Public schools are losing power

April 11, 2015 The Education, Labor, and Family Assistance bill passed April 1 by the state Legislature is an unjustly harmful and injurious piece of legislation that negatively impacts both the providers and... more »»

Musings from the Hill

April 10, 2015 April! Spring! I heard somewhere that this season (when it does finally appear) is God’s way of showing He hasn’t forgotten us. I tend to see that reminder everywhere I look. New season. New birth. more »»

Most shootings have big downside

April 9, 2015 The gun industry faces a dilemma. Unlike other consumer items that need to be purchased regularly, a gun can last forever. more »»

Change may be in the wind

April 8, 2015 Renewable energy is a popular concern of consumers, business leaders, developers and all who are proponents of clean energy and moving us from the perils of fossil fuel. more »»

Who controls you?

April 7, 2015 I am ignorant in many areas, but one that is especially elusive, is the control of our minds and bodies. I sing in a quartet of four-part harmony. Note accuracy is very important. more »»

Land purchase will increase parking for fishermen

April 7, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: Recently the Westfield Town Board completed the purchase of a piece of land at the entry by Chautauqua Creek and Route . more »»

Self-enforcing discrimination

April 7, 2015 Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. more »»

No plan for illegal immigrants

April 6, 2015 The front page of the OBSERVER dated March 23, read, and I quote, “Medicaid projected to rise $700 million annually.” Assemblyman Andy Goodell called this mess a double whammy. more »»



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