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Free college doomed for failure

January 21, 2015 President Obama has proposed making community college free. more »»

Reed’s gain, America’s loss

January 20, 2015 The elections are over and America has shown the propensity to give control of both the House and the Senate to the GOP. more »»

Local leadership in entrepreneurs

January 19, 2015 Back in the so-called “olden” days of my youth, I never knew or used the term “entrepreneur.” Within the past several years, the word is now becoming far more common and it often appears in print. more »»

No guarantees with fracking

January 18, 2015 As much as some land owners are not happy, I feel equally relieved with the state decision to ban the process of “fracking” to extract natural ga. more »»

Just in time for the Super Bowl

January 18, 2015 I look for any excuse to crank up my oven when the snow is blowing outside. I love warming the house with the delicious aromas. Cooking is my craft, and I love it. more »»

Is there hope for Dunkirk?

January 18, 2015 I left Dunkirk in 1990 to go to college and didn’t live here again, except for one semester when I attended Jamestown Community College, for the next 22 years. I ended up living in Charlotte, N.. more »»

Chiefs lead to woes at Brooks

January 18, 2015 Brooks Hospital is shrinking, probably dying and the community must face it. There are many reasons, but to blame the employees is wrong. They did not put the hospital in such fiscally poor shape. more »»

Starting something new

January 17, 2015 I’m starting something new today. I announced to my breakfast crowd that I wanted them to look into their family histories and tell me funny stories about any of them. I gave them an exampl. more »»

State hinders municipal growth

January 17, 2015 As mayor of the village of Westfield, I feel compelled to address some of the misinformation being put out about our local governments. During his 2014 re-election campaign, Gov. more »»

Camps bring a diverse offering

January 17, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of articles. An excellent way to live in the park is to camp, in tent, RV, or trailer. more »»

Our 25th anniversary

January 16, 2015 While his kisses are still infrequent, they are happily given. He is in fact the perfect example of how to give love. There are never strings attache. more »»

‘Crafty’ words can send wrong message

January 15, 2015 Right out of the starting gate, the 114th U.S. Congress has created two big problem. more »»

Mayors have similar themes

January 14, 2015 We are in a new year of promise and hope for the future for the residents of the city of Dunkirk and village of Fredonia. more »»

New guest is on the job

January 13, 2015 I live in the country, on a two-acre plot that is part of a larger forest. When we built our retirement home in 1993, we didn’t take out any trees that we didn’t have to. more »»

Rewarding those who are sneaky

January 12, 2015 It seems that our Supreme Court Justices are split over the states that want to see proof of citizenship to register for voting privileges in this countr. more »»

Instant change happens

January 11, 2015 I would like to start this letter with the statement that I am a World War II veteran. more »»

Making accommodations for nature

January 11, 2015 Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of articles. Housing, and some campgrounds at Yellowstone, are run by the travel giant Xanterra Parks and Resorts (1-886-439-7375), and run pretty well. more »»

People's Column

January 11, 2015 Landfill issue bears watching Editor, OBSERVER: I am writing in response to the legal notice published in the OBSERVER (Nov. 28). more »»

Strange items in new year brings jeers

January 11, 2015 You don’t have the time in your life to search news sources as I do. You have a life of value while I have time to dig up nonsense. more »»

Members grateful, ready to move ahead

January 11, 2015 For the past two years the Westfield Fire Department has been the subject of a number of articles and letters to the editor critical of the Fire Department’s handling of funds, as well as comments... more »»



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