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The perfect garden bug

July 17, 2015 I already had one hand on its base prepared to pull yet another unattractive weed in my garden (of mostly weeds and whatever will come back on its own – nothing I plant shows any eagerness at all. more »»

Can’t beat nostalgia of baseball

July 16, 2015 Anyone seen a well-oiled, high performance battery this summer? Or put the tools of ignorance to work on your own playing field? In the “Golden Age” of baseball, widely regarded as the 1930s, give o... more »»

Finding a silver lining

July 15, 2015 Are we living today in the same world that Louis Armstrong sang about? How much longer can we expect to see trees of green and skies of blue? Are people still shaking hands and greeting each other... more »»

Tidbits from the TV

July 14, 2015 For a bit of diversion from my philosophical rants, I’ll offer a few anecdotes from my days behind the cameras and microphones of TV and radio in Buffal. more »»

A feeding frenzy of bad habits

July 13, 2015 An article in the OBSERVER of April 19 had a story in reference to school districts and parents at odds over breakfast in class. more »»

Effort to save horse is not a crime

July 12, 2015 By MATTHEW ALBERT On May 16, Chautauqua County District Attorney David Foley published a commentary in this newspaper defending his reason to prosecute my clients, Kelly and Robert Shumaker for... more »»

No bang for bucks

July 12, 2015 By NANCY BAKER Here in Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency is supposed to be one of the main job creation mechanisms for local communities. more »»

How neighbors could go bananas

July 12, 2015 I know this isn’t very PC but I think monkeys are kind of creepy. On the other hand chimps are somewhat cute. more »»

Battle for equality continues

July 12, 2015 Two hundred thirty-nine years ago, our forefathers, founders of this wonderful nation, declared “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,... more »»

More gloom and doom ahead for Blessed Mary Angela Parish

July 12, 2015 What’s the worst that could happen? For many Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo, that would be the return of the infamous Journey in Faith and Grace. more »»

God has a plan for each of us if we are willing to be used

July 11, 2015 Put your thinking caps on. We’re going to evaluate our lives. Have you been constantly learning? Don’t forget – if you don’t use it, you lose it. more »»

Flag out of place on Fourth

July 11, 2015 My family looks forward to attending Mayville’s Fourth of July parade every year. more »»

Our TV of yesteryear

July 11, 2015 I enjoyed Richard Westlund’s column of several months ago about his career in local radio and television very much. more »»

Election forecast: mostly cloudy

July 10, 2015 Where are the Republicans? That is one of the big questions being asked by residents in the city of Dunkirk, which has an election for its mayor and all five council members in November. more »»

Finding a gift in Gloria

July 10, 2015 She was exactly the kitten I’d been dreaming of. Just like her picture in the paper, a lovely little tiger, her symmetrical stripes perfectly in order. All right. more »»

Court let down its country

July 9, 2015 If French theologian Jacques Ellul was still alive, he could write a sequel to his book “The Humiliation of the Word. more »»

Sense in Trump’s sloppy speech

July 8, 2015 Instead of the U.S. choosing the best and the brightest immigrants, we allow immigrants themselves to choose who gets to live her. more »»

There’s no denying climate change

July 7, 2015 Whether you believe in climate change or not, the time has come for all of us to take responsibility for what is happening to the world around us. We only have one planet; there are no “do overs. more »»

Never-ending battle for independence

July 6, 2015 This has been Independence Day weekend and we shall not forget. It was George Washington who said on Jan. more »»

Different view not ‘hateful’

July 5, 2015 I respect gay people and have gay friends and I am not hateful toward them but have socialized with them. However, I received an email from a university professor accusing me of hate. more »»



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