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Aging gracefully

October 20, 2015 I don’t know how long I will be writing these articles for the OBSERVER, as it would appear that I am not far from the end of my sojourn on earth. more »»

Parade committee’s actions appalling

October 19, 2015 By RICHARD MAKUCH As a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Army, I am appalled by the actions of a Silver Creek parade committe. more »»

Bills incorrect, inconvenience

October 18, 2015 The village of Gowanda is very unfriendly to taxpayers. The village was almost two weeks late in sending out their water bill. more »»

Savoring the flavors of fall

October 18, 2015 As the leaves change and scarecrows pop out of corn fields all across Western New York, it’s time to get your oven’s baking! October is my favorite month, it holds the dates for my birthday and... more »»

Marching orders

October 18, 2015 In response to your article “Sour Grapes” (Sept. 27), I wish to respond. I am the treasurer of the American Legion Hanover Memorial Post 148 in Silver Creek. more »»

Roblin workers grateful for final reunion

October 18, 2015 The former employees of Roblin Steel want to thank the OBSERVER for the outstanding coverage we received for our last reunion (Sept. 19, 2015). The turnout was a success, thanks to the OBSERVER. more »»

Do we really know what we’re eating?

October 18, 2015 Bill number H.R. 1599 has passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate. So What? you may ask. The two names this bill goes by say everything about it. . Organic farmers call H. more »»

Talking about good stuff and respect, too

October 17, 2015 How many of you remember Felix Tyszko? I admired that man and I have some of his writings. He wrote: 1. Forsake not the honey, for fear of the sting. 2. Judge me not by my deeds, but by my intentions. more »»

We must move away from abyss

October 17, 2015 After reading several recent articles in the OBSERVER, I am convinced that Chautauqua County could be poised on the edge of a very dark and deep abyss and no one realizes it or seems to car. more »»

Quick position with little research

October 17, 2015 Former Barack Obama aide and Congressional candidate John Plumb irresponsibly announced earlier this month that he has taken a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement without having read... more »»

Finding ‘Duck!’

October 16, 2015 I no longer know when the wanderlust began but, by early October 1992, I was actively searching for a way out of Warren. Nothing permanent — not for starters. more »»

All religions, even Christian, welcome in U.S.

October 15, 2015 People who claim America was founded as a Christian nation have part of the truth. more »»

The Pope and his pronouncements

October 14, 2015 With tremendous fanfare, Pope Francis recently visited the United States. President Obama lavished him with praise, “Your Holiness, in your words and deeds, you set a profound moral example. more »»

Committee wants a better city

October 14, 2015 I’d like to reintroduce the community of Dunkirk to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee. more »»

Help for the bullies, victims

October 13, 2015 “Bullying is for people which don’t have any confidence at all, so everyone which is being bullied always remember; they are scared of you. more »»

Competency counts in campaign

October 12, 2015 It appears that we are already in the 2016 Presidential election campaign mode. What role does the candidates’ competence and likeability play in this election dynamic? Time will tel. more »»

Violence in our society ... and our homes

October 11, 2015 When I was a kid growing up in the 1950s Saturday morning cartoons were a staple of life. more »»

‘Action’ is lacking at city hospital

October 11, 2015 This is an open letter to Brooks Memorial Hospital: On Sept. more »»

All men can be pigs ... even frogs

October 11, 2015 Uh, oh, there’s big trouble in puppet land that has leaked over into some human feminists circles. One can even say, “The bacon has hit the fan. more »»

City fire officials urge awareness

October 11, 2015 During Fire Prevention Week, the city of Dunkirk Fire Department, along with the Fire Service across the nation promote the importance of fire prevention and safety. more »»



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