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Horizontal drilling has benefits for environment

June 22, 2014 Back in the days — 1970-2005 — when wells were being drilled vertically in New York state, there needed to be an access road and approximate two acre drilling pad constructed for every well. more »»

Remarkable journey for mom, sons

June 22, 2014 I read two books by Benjamin Carson: “America the Beautiful” and “Gifted Hands,” also a movie by the same name — and came away thinking — what a remarkable man. What a remarkable famil. more »»

You could be lucky too

June 22, 2014 Microsoft, Dell, Yahoo, Google, Amazon, and Oprah Winfrey are household names. more »»

The Lord is my shepherd

June 21, 2014 I found this version of “The Lord is My Shepherd”. Then it goes on to say, “I Shall Not Want”. 1. I shall not want rest (because) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. 2. more »»

S-s-s-s-something is hiding in basement

June 20, 2014 Where did it go? As I suspect is generally true, my basement is downstairs. more »»

Summer brings reading to mind

June 19, 2014 This June, the airways are buzzing with summer reading ideas. more »»

Reed’s actions hit ‘close to home’

June 18, 2014 In today’s world it might seem like nothing is happening, but in the 23rd District, that is not the case. Take a look at what Congressman Tom Reed has done. more »»

Academic traditions continue growth

June 17, 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 State. more »»

Head scratching over some school policies

June 16, 2014 The lice plague in our schools. There are now less restrictive lice policies at some schools that leave parents wondering why no one is taking this plague seriously enough. more »»

Area can’t look to past

June 15, 2014 Last month, the workers of ConAgra and the Carriage House held a rally in Fredonia. more »»

Cuomo’s tips are not amusing

June 15, 2014 On a recent morning I was shocked to read, under State News Briefs, that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a message for families planning trips to amusement parks this summer. more »»

Weather impacts cemeteries as well

June 15, 2014 In response to the letter which appeared in the OBSERVER, addressing conditions at Willowbrook Park Cemetery, specifically, uncut grass and flags missing from the graves of veterans. more »»

After great fall, giant made a tour

June 15, 2014 A badly age-scarred millstone stands at the end of Silver Creek’s West Main Street where Route 20 from Fredonia enters the village. more »»

Summer 1989: How life looks at age 8

June 15, 2014 I always seem to stress my mother out. Everyone always tells her “you have the patience of a saint, or I don’t know how you do it.” I don’t know why they say that. more »»

Good neighbors are good news

June 14, 2014 I have an apology to make. Last week I got criticized for writing the verb “know” when it should have been “kne. more »»

Learning — and sharing — from parents

June 14, 2014 There is a time each year that we are able to enjoy the blessings of being a part of a most important and interesting group. more »»

God bless that lovely cottonwood

June 13, 2014 Presuming that is the tree I so admired driving across Illinois in May, I have to say the hills full of that white blossom made an awesome sigh. more »»

A sweet find for honey’s shelf life

June 12, 2014 Wait! Don’t throw out the jar of honey in your pantry! A recent article advised readers to dispose of and replace honey after one year. more »»

Is diversity still a priority?

June 11, 2014 A recent Supreme Court case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, upheld a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative that banned sex and race preferences at public universities and schools. more »»

The dilemma over evolution

June 10, 2014 I’ve never read Darwin’s theory, but I understand that he doesn’t explain how life started, other than to say it happened in a very primitive form, and grew from there. more »»



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