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Spring musicals and overpopulation

May 31, 2014 Every year I try to make the spring musical at Fredonia. I’m always amazed at the students’ talents. Because my husband and I were in the wig business, we took many trips to New York City. more »»

Area, world praying for Billy

May 31, 2014 I am compelled to write this letter about the brutal assault which took place in the early hours of Sunday, May 11 inside Molly’s Pub in Buffalo. more »»

Heron by window has found a home

May 30, 2014 I doubt if anyone in my family would argue my tinge of quirkiness. I don’t mind. My eyes envelop the room where I sit writing and I smile at the happy gifts that surround me. more »»

Road trip is not all doom

May 29, 2014 It’s your favorite Thursday of the month and you know what that means! I’m back to rattle whatever remains of your senses! Regular readers may recall that in March I boasted of being invited to an... more »»

Cashing in on ‘Fairness’

May 28, 2014 Recently, President Obama said, “Today, the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. … [I]n 2014, that’s an embarrassment. It is wrong. more »»

Life filled with a few bumps in the road

May 27, 2014 By RICHARD WESTLUND Here are a few miscellaneous comments from Collins: ¯ They say that there is some good in everything. more »»

Memorializing America’s core values

May 26, 2014 Why is America the greatest country in the world? Just ask those who risk slavery, poverty, imprisonment and even death to reach the shores and borders of the United States. more »»

Little faith in religion to boost economy

May 25, 2014 Most religious traditions throughout history have some concern for what is right and good. more »»

Lack of customer service prevalent in government

May 25, 2014 By TOM KIRKPATRICK In the last several weeks I have had several reminders that public officials, both elected and appointed, don’t always pay a lot of attention to the citizens they serve. more »»

Integrity an issue in race

May 24, 2014 Voters will have a clear choice in November for their representative in Congress. more »»

Speeding motorist left dog ‘to die’

May 24, 2014 Our family consisted of three children, a mom and dad and pets. We live in the rural area of Sheridan on a road with a 45 mile per hour speed limit. Throughout the years we all flourished together. more »»

Good habits are essential

May 24, 2014 Let’s talk about good habits. Have you ever thought about how you can be productive by good habits? Let’s talk about how good habits can keep you healthy and save you money. more »»

We otter know river visitor

May 23, 2014 To call the sightings “infrequent” would be a gross exaggeration for, in my twenty-plus years here, I’d say they total fewer than the fingers on my left hand. more »»

Why minimum wages need to increase

May 22, 2014 Last month, the Senate blocked a bill that would have given low income workers a raise across the entire country. more »»

‘Great disease’ of correctness

May 21, 2014 “We call it ‘Political Correctness.’ The name originates as something of a joke, literally in a comic strip, and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact, it’s deadly seriou. more »»

Getting back to teaching

May 20, 2014 Editor’s note: This is a series of columns by John Malcolm on his “50 years at Fredonia.” Retired, he is a professor emeritus at Fredonia Stat. more »»

Why not the electric chair or hanging?

May 19, 2014 We now rely on lethal injections to put to death convicted killers of human beings who did not deserve to be murdered by these individuals. more »»

Proposal offers new path for city

May 18, 2014 By STEPHEN E. more »»

We saw it ... even if no one believes us

May 18, 2014 My family and I were camping for an entire week at our camp. It is secluded off an old dirt road in the middle of nowhere. My brother and I stayed up playing in the twilight every night. more »»

Previous mayor had no ‘vendetta’

May 18, 2014 By DAVID CARR I would like to reply to a recent article that appeared in the OBSERVER in regards to comments made at a village of Westfield Board meeting. more »»

 
 

 

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