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A way to help moms kick habit

May 14, 2015 National Women’s Health Week, which concludes Saturday, is a time to remind women about ways they can improve their health, including becoming and staying tobacco free. more »»

A religion with deadly consequences

May 13, 2015 Recent events have made it luminously clear that Islam is a savage religion. more »»

Who’s invited to Reed’s meetings?

May 12, 2015 It seems these days that in the NY 23rd Congressional District things smell foul when it comes to getting adequate notice when Representative Tom Reed is having a Town Hall meeting. more »»

Pride in Fredonia, grads

May 11, 2015 Saturday is the commencement ceremony at Fredonia State University of New York. We, collectively, take great pride in our university and in our graduates — past and present. more »»

Auto afficionados’ season gets in gear

May 10, 2015 By AGNES “PAT” PFLEUGER After a long hard winter, spring has finally arrived and outdoor sports and other events are being resumed. Among them are the popular antique and classic car shows. more »»

Health care cuts in area not ‘right’

May 10, 2015 By WILLIAM CAIN I read with interest your OBSERVER’s View (April 26) “Going separate ways with more reductions” where you reported that Brooks Hospital and TLC lost a combined total of 145 positions... more »»

Motorcycles are on the road again

May 10, 2015 By CHRISTOPHER L. JACOBS Warmer weather is approaching, daylight hours are longer — it is finally spring. more »»

Acknowledging 200 years of service

May 10, 2015 In the fall of 1780, during the Revolutionary War, my sixth great-grandfather was killed in the Battle of Klock’s Farm in Montgomery County, New York. more »»

Saying farewell to ‘Hammerin’ Hank’

May 10, 2015 Local color is defined as “that which distinguishes a location from neighboring communities.” And it is the phrase I have used time and again to describe Henry R. more »»

Where the journey continues

May 9, 2015 Skilled nursing care centers across the nation are observing National Nursing Home Week, beginning on Mother’s Day through May 16. more »»

Infringing on religion, rights

May 7, 2015 Did I blink? This year’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bills lead to only one conclusion: when nobody was looking, the First Amendment disappeared. more »»

Every day is Mother’s Day

May 6, 2015 Like it or not, everyone had a mothe. more »»

Our hope in the coming generations

May 5, 2015 My older brother’s wife, Ruth, recently sent me a short essay written by her great-granddaughter, 11-year-old Lyric Westlun. more »»

Bruno deserves nothing from taxpayers

May 4, 2015 Albany has done it again to the good taxpayers of New York state. The office of New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has approved $1. more »»

Library funds an open book

May 3, 2015 By JOSEPH PRICE First, I want to thank Claudia Coniglio for writing her recent commentary “City library details lacking” (April 19). She raises some very important points. more »»

Opt-out coverage was ‘easy road’

May 3, 2015 By DADIE SEDOTA Your recent coverage of the test refusal controversy as well as your “Newsmaker of the month: Exiting the exams,” promotes the myth that American schools are failing and can only be... more »»

When private matters go public

May 3, 2015 In May of last year, a man named Henry Rayhons, 78, was charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse after his stepdaughters accused him of having sex with his wife Donna, a patient with Alzheimer’... more »»

Important steps make our county stronger

May 3, 2015 By VINCE HORRIGAN In my February State of the County presentation, I explained in detail the current financial picture of Chautauqua County and my plan to put us on a path of solvency with lower... more »»

We need each other

May 2, 2015 We are so blessed to live in Chautauqua County!! We have Lake Erie that offers us a variety of fish, which bring a variety of tourists, plus Chautauqua which is loaded with talents that draw... more »»

Clock’s ticking with Iran

May 2, 2015 A writer to the OBSERVER last month had an interesting take on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over that nation’s nuclear enrichment progra. more »»



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