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Thoughts of Christmas

December 21, 2013 A week from today (when I’m writing the column) will be Christmas. Today is very stormy. This morning it snowed lots of big flakes. I know that for a lot of people, they dread these conditions. more »»

The cheerless sun

December 20, 2013 James Greenleaf Whittier was more poetic than I: The sun that brief December day Rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon A sadder light than waning moon. more »»

Tripp tourney salutes assistance

December 19, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: The Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament committee is very thankful at this special time of the yea. more »»

Magical time is upon us

December 18, 2013 Is it Christmas yet? It is certainly white enough. We have enough snow to cover Sam from paws to nose, and it was like Santa opening his pack when we heard the news about NR. more »»

Our dilemma with Congress

December 18, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: It was reported this week that the House of Representatives worked for only 126 days this year in Washington with 239 days off; passing only 55 bills. more »»

City is confused over its priorities

December 16, 2013 By RICHARD MAKUCH I would like to commend Mayor Anthony J. Dolce for recently standing up to Councilwoman Stacy Szukala. more »»

City penalizes seniors with parking

December 15, 2013 There are around 12,000 inhabitants living in the city of Dunkirk. Of those, 15.4 percent or 1,906 are seniors 65 and older. During the winter the alternate parking rule takes effect. more »»

A holiday wish for schools

December 15, 2013 This is a follow-up letter to the Westfield-Brocton school merger vote. more »»

Fredonia’s unwilling ways fan fire pact dispute

December 15, 2013 Are we in the town of Pomfret being misled and blindsided with an amplified cost in our fire protection? This dialogue continues to be evaded with a one-sided last minute increased proposal from th... more »»

Our dilemma with Congress

December 15, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: It was reported this week that the House of Representatives worked for only 126 days this year in Washington with 239 days off; passing only 55 bills. more »»

Reed's honesty missing on policy

December 15, 2013 I went to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s Town Hall meeting in Bath on a Saturday in November. more »»

Get better, not bitter

December 14, 2013 This column allows me to reach a lot of people who would remain strangers without it. more »»

Don’t let holidays be happy for crooks

December 14, 2013 During the Christmas and holiday season people are often busy, excited and a little careless. Unfortunately it’s a time when they should be extra careful. more »»

Looking out for the snowbird

December 13, 2013 The first troupe arrived the day before Halloween. I never expect them any more than I “expect” how quickly I continue to flip the pages on my calenda. more »»

Not all parking spots are the same

December 12, 2013 In recent months I have been noticing that cars have been parking in the wheelchair van parking spots at local merchants. more »»

City train station a vital engine

December 11, 2013 A commentary with the headline “City refuses reality” (Nov. more »»

Life’s many stages

December 10, 2013 We journey from room to room in the house of our life, each room presenting a different world view, different opportunities and different duties. more »»

A glimmer of hope for hospital

December 9, 2013 “There may still be opportunities to provide local access to quality health care services in this area” was a statement by Interim CEO of TLC Network John Galati as reported in the OBSERVER on Nov. more »»

Roads a ‘wake up’ call

December 8, 2013 By BOB BANKOSKI Dunkirk penny-pinching has come to a head! This past Thanksgiving, after eating a wonderful meal that my wife prepared, I sat down to share in the company of my family. more »»

A true reason for Christmas

December 8, 2013 The Archbishop of Canterbury said last month on Nov. 11 that the “absurd and ridiculous” pressure to have a perfect Christmas produces a strain that “spoils life. more »»



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