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You’re a freshman. Now what?

August 23, 2016 Starting your freshman year in college can be quite stressful and nerve racking. My first year at college was very stressful. There are so many things I wish I knew for my freshman year. more »»

The mind vs. the brain

August 23, 2016 We speak of our brains, and of our minds, is there a difference? I looked them both up. more »»

Good thing we’re not in Kansas

August 22, 2016 I just don’t know when all of the nonsense of political correctness is going to stop in this country. more »»

Turbines infringe on way of life

August 21, 2016 Are the residents of Chautauqua County aware of the massive effort/plan to industrialize rural Chautauqua County by our state and local officials? There has been minimal transparency, public... more »»

Our comfort with order

August 21, 2016 People tend to prefer order in their lives. They like things to be predictable. When they go to the grocery store, they expect to find shelves stocked with food. more »»

James A. “Jim” Schermerhorn

August 21, 2016 James A. “Jim” Schermerhorn, age 80, of Rt. 5, Westfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center of Erie, PA following a brief illness. Jim was born on Oct. more »»

Cynthia Briggs Baldridge

August 21, 2016 Cynthia Briggs Baldridge, 59, of Cassadaga, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Heritage Green, Ellery. Born Sept. 18, 1956 in Jamestown, a daughter of the late Wayne and Ruth Fuller Briggs. more »»

Gail P. Rankin

August 21, 2016 Gail P. Rankin, 78, of Whitaker Road, Forestville, passed away at her residence Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. more »»

Gary B. Olmstead

August 21, 2016 COLLINS — Gary B. Olmstead, 68, of Collins, NY passed away Aug. 18, 2016. He was born Aug. 7, 1948 in Silver Creek, NY, the son of the late Myrl and Virginia (Lucas) Olmstead. Mr. more »»

John K. Spinuzza

August 21, 2016 John K. Spinuzza, age 57, of Westfield, N.Y., formerly of Lilly Dale, N.Y. died Aug. 16, 2016. John was born Sept. 16, 1958 in Dunkirk, NY to Jack and Marilyn Spinuzza. more »»

Anthony “NIN” St. George

August 21, 2016 Anthony “NIN” St. George of East Main Street in Fredonia, NY, died Friday evening (Aug. 19. 2016) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY. Anthony was the husband of Shelly St. George. more »»

Rosalie A. Williams

August 21, 2016 Rosalie A. Williams died late Thursday evening at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY after a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete. more »»

Village park has storied history

August 20, 2016 Some historical information regarding Barker Common is interesting, which I would like to share with your readers. more »»

I get by with a lot of help from my friends

August 20, 2016 Remember when I talked about coincidence? Well, Wednesday morning Josie Christopher came over with her teacher who wanted to meet me. She loves the column because I have a positive attitud. more »»

Chipping away at Potato Day

August 18, 2016 Sometimes I think I just enjoy a challenge. How much — really — can one say about today’s commemorating National Potato Day? We all know what they are. more »»

Hazards at home — and overseas

August 18, 2016 One of the unsettling aspects of getting older is taking stock of things that never used to be. Unavoidable as change may be, it creates a jarring sense of perplexity, even unease. more »»

An 8th-grade perspective on trying times

August 17, 2016 “How can we?” Shots fired and words tossed Blood drips and protests rage Killed for our religio... more »»

The summer of my youth

August 16, 2016 “All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which... more »»

Encouragement does wonders

August 15, 2016 I learned early in my youth, and then as a parent and as a teacher, that encouragement is indeed a treasure. For encouragement acts as a key that unlocks one’s potential. more »»


August 15, 2016 Twenty years ago — 1996 This year, Brocton Central School teachers Jody Ann Cave and Karen MacIntyre became members of a select group of people in their profession. more »»



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