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Some food for thought

September 18, 2014 Lunch bag and tailgate party season is here. Farmers glean the last of the summer harvest as autumn produce fattens all over this landscape of agricultural plenty. more »»

Policies and policing

September 17, 2014 There are a trio of mistaken ideas about the police in the U.S. and these ideas result in bad policies. more »»

Some memories made to be sweet

September 16, 2014 It must have been in about 1955 or ’56. We had three little boys whose ages at that time would have been in the 6 to 10 year rang. more »»

Violence and the NFL

September 16, 2014 The statistics are easy to find. One in every 3 women in the United States will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. more »»

Quit blame, find solution

September 15, 2014 These are recent headlines in the news: “U.S. military on ‘high terrorist alert’ ’’; “U.S. families feel considerable economic stress”; “Benghazi attack under the microscope ... more »»

No encouragement from these words

September 14, 2014 My mission in writing these articles is to give you a chuckle and perhaps even a laugh. more »»

An easier street

September 14, 2014 On behalf of Revitalize Dunkirk, I wish to congratulate Dunkirk on its recent Complete Streets policy and the first implementation of Complete Streets in new infrastructure projects. more »»

High traffic drove a change

September 14, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: I’m sure I am not the first to comment on the wonderful photo of the arched trees that lined Bennett Road in the days of old, shown above. The caption from Aug. more »»

Scamming the younger generation

September 14, 2014 By TOM?KIRKPATRICK All my life I have heard stories about how we older folks seem to be targets for various types of scams designed to separate us from our money. more »»

A message for other victims

September 14, 2014 Whether or not you are a sports fan, chances are you’ve heard about Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, and his wife Janay. more »»

Uniting to build character

September 13, 2014 It’s so encouraging to me when people are thinking like I am. I’ll give you some examples. I talked to Vicki Westling and Richard Westlund (OBSERVER columnists) and we’re going to keep in touc. more »»

Help local firms give back in area

September 13, 2014 It has come to my attention that we live in a society that is quick to outsource goods and services and that loyalty has been displace. more »»

Not splurging on the spurge

September 12, 2014 Funny. Some things I want to write about seem to have little information readily available. more »»

Is it time to deliver mail changes?

September 10, 2014 Every now and then things just become so out of line that one is forced to speak out. Such is the case with regard to the United States Post Office. more »»

State workers reap bigger salary rewards

September 8, 2014 I would like to comment on the OBSERVER’s front page article Aug. 17 of salaries comparing county employees to city employees. more »»

A chance for upstate to help itself

September 7, 2014 If you live in New York City or the suburban counties that surround it, you need not worry that a drilling rig will pull up to explore for natural gas. more »»

Man against machine

September 7, 2014 My name was going to be Emma. Then my father took my mother to see “The Terminator” when she was eight-months pregnant with me. Sarah stuck. I can see why the film inspired them. It’s a good stor. more »»

Family Court candidate seeking support

September 6, 2014 On Tuesday, Chautauqua County voters affiliated with every major political party will be going to the polls to determine your choice to be the November nominee of your political party for Chautauqua... more »»

Can region speak in one voice?

September 5, 2014 Only in Chautauqua County could downtrodden Buffalo be looked upon as a model for economic development. Starting with the annual State of the State address in January, Gov. more »»

The magic door

September 5, 2014 It really isn’t magic, you know. I doubt if even Quillow would have that to say. And Minor simply takes it for granted. more »»

 
 

 

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