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Taking our freedoms for granted

May 2, 2016 Last year, a parade committee in Silver Creek caused a major problem with the local veterans. The committee would not allow those veterans to lead the parade during the Festival of Grapes. more »»

Dog control position is worthless in Forestville

May 1, 2016 Much discussion has centered around Steve Purol’s inability to fully execute his job as Forestville’s dog control officer. more »»

Praising those who teach our children

May 1, 2016 May 2 to 6 is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day. more »»

Area makes it tough on newcomers

May 1, 2016 As a relatively new resident of Chautauqua County living in the Bemus Point area, I have been stunned to find out how hostile it can be living in a declining community. more »»

Occupations formula in to pay gap

May 1, 2016 Everyone knows about the gender pay gap. On an aggregate basis, women earn only seventy eight percent of what men do. The reasons, however, are less-well understood. more »»

What you can learn from trollers

May 1, 2016 The SyFy channel has an interesting program titled “The Internet Ruined My Life. more »»

Going with the flow in Houston

May 1, 2016 One would think that jump-starting my husband Frank’s cancer treatments on the other side of the country would have provided more than enough drama for the two of us. more »»

Finding people from one’s past a benefit of column writing

April 30, 2016 I have many wonderful surprises through writing this column! I received this letter on Thursday, but I have to have my copy ready by Tuesday. It takes a few days to get the paper organized. more »»

Fascinating Equisetum

April 29, 2016 Imagine a woolly caterpillar standing upright. more »»

When we choose control

April 28, 2016 Anarchism. more »»

Putting brakes on distracted driving

April 27, 2016 When you’re driving and your phone makes that familiar “ding” sound, what do you do? Sadly, that’s a life or death questio. more »»

Assembly has bump in the road

April 26, 2016 Once a year, like clockwork, there is one thing you can depend on — a thick, slick opinion poll from New York state Assemblyman Andy Goodell. more »»

Memories from the farm

April 25, 2016 It has been said “Bloom where you are planted.” There is much to be cherished from this saying as are the memories of experiences. Memories serve as a treasury on which to build hopeful possibilities. more »»

History, memories of yesteryear fill the old Arkwright Grange

April 24, 2016 I have been discussing the Arkwright Grange Hall with my son for some time. Each time I visit “back home,” I drive by the hall and am saddened to see the state of disrepair. more »»

Tax will stabilize Ripley Library

April 24, 2016 Our libraries are an endless source of information. more »»

Learning starts early, continues for life

April 24, 2016 As I watch my new granddaughter, just two weeks old, I see her soaking in new sights, recognizing voices, figuring out how to eat; in short, learning. more »»

Some days are better than the other ones

April 23, 2016 When was the last time you went to see a dentist? The last few times I’ve gone to have my teeth cleaned and my insurance paid. This morning I went and had two teeth pulled. more »»

Plenty of happenings, opinions

April 23, 2016 So much has been happening locally and in the world recently that I couldn’t decide what to write about this week. So I picked a few that caught my interest and I hope they interest yo. more »»

Too many boots?

April 22, 2016 Someone entering my home might be surprised at all the boots in the entry. No, I am not holding a sale. In fact, each of the nine pairs has a use. All do get worn. more »»

Tough to reform party power

April 21, 2016 It’s quiz time. Who said, “The system is rigged”? Was it Donald Trump? Bernie Sanders? The answer is C: both of the above. The two candidates could not be more unalike. more »»



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