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Seniors get shaft in determination

October 25, 2015 Funny how government works. As a retiree, you paid into Social Security for years with the understanding the funds would be there to help you. more »»

Making a list for Christmas

October 24, 2015 With Christmas fast approaching, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church has begun preparing for its Christmas Basket Project which is scheduled from Dec. 18 to 20. more »»

By George, he’s funny

October 24, 2015 How many of you remember George Sprague? He used to live in Puerto Rico and now he lives in Garland, Texas. No matter where he lives, he enjoys this colum. more »»

Streams do meander

October 23, 2015 As do I. I thought the question — why? — it’s so obvious I didn’t figure there was any point in checking the Internet. Almost. more »»

Overcrowding debate needs new voice

October 22, 2015 In a recent edition of the OBSERVER (Sept. 26), there was an article on the fifth meeting of the Chautauqua County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and its attempt to alleviate jail overcrowding. more »»

Pumpkins shouldn’t be scary

October 21, 2015 The leaves are falling, October is nearing its end, and Halloween is just around the corner. more »»

Aging gracefully

October 20, 2015 I don’t know how long I will be writing these articles for the OBSERVER, as it would appear that I am not far from the end of my sojourn on earth. more »»

Parade committee’s actions appalling

October 19, 2015 By RICHARD MAKUCH As a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Army, I am appalled by the actions of a Silver Creek parade committe. more »»

Bills incorrect, inconvenience

October 18, 2015 The village of Gowanda is very unfriendly to taxpayers. The village was almost two weeks late in sending out their water bill. more »»

Savoring the flavors of fall

October 18, 2015 As the leaves change and scarecrows pop out of corn fields all across Western New York, it’s time to get your oven’s baking! October is my favorite month, it holds the dates for my birthday and... more »»

Marching orders

October 18, 2015 In response to your article “Sour Grapes” (Sept. 27), I wish to respond. I am the treasurer of the American Legion Hanover Memorial Post 148 in Silver Creek. more »»

Roblin workers grateful for final reunion

October 18, 2015 The former employees of Roblin Steel want to thank the OBSERVER for the outstanding coverage we received for our last reunion (Sept. 19, 2015). The turnout was a success, thanks to the OBSERVER. more »»

Do we really know what we’re eating?

October 18, 2015 Bill number H.R. 1599 has passed the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate. So What? you may ask. The two names this bill goes by say everything about it. . Organic farmers call H. more »»

Talking about good stuff and respect, too

October 17, 2015 How many of you remember Felix Tyszko? I admired that man and I have some of his writings. He wrote: 1. Forsake not the honey, for fear of the sting. 2. Judge me not by my deeds, but by my intentions. more »»

We must move away from abyss

October 17, 2015 After reading several recent articles in the OBSERVER, I am convinced that Chautauqua County could be poised on the edge of a very dark and deep abyss and no one realizes it or seems to car. more »»

Quick position with little research

October 17, 2015 Former Barack Obama aide and Congressional candidate John Plumb irresponsibly announced earlier this month that he has taken a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement without having read... more »»

Finding ‘Duck!’

October 16, 2015 I no longer know when the wanderlust began but, by early October 1992, I was actively searching for a way out of Warren. Nothing permanent — not for starters. more »»

All religions, even Christian, welcome in U.S.

October 15, 2015 People who claim America was founded as a Christian nation have part of the truth. more »»

The Pope and his pronouncements

October 14, 2015 With tremendous fanfare, Pope Francis recently visited the United States. President Obama lavished him with praise, “Your Holiness, in your words and deeds, you set a profound moral example. more »»

Committee wants a better city

October 14, 2015 I’d like to reintroduce the community of Dunkirk to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee. more »»



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