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Improvements aim to enhance Fredonia

September 4, 2016 The recent comments and opinions regarding the Barker Commons Project are interesting, but seem to be resistive to effect positive changes in the village of Fredonia. more »»

Turbines may overtake nature

September 4, 2016 By RICH CATALANO Living in Chautauqua County for most of my life has been a wonderful experience. more »»

Nothing new with costs for getting old

September 4, 2016 The costs of caring for the elderly are rapidly increasing, and it is not simply because baby-boomers are aging. The average cost of individual care is much higher than it has ever been. more »»

Westfield’s actions of forgiveness

September 3, 2016 The Westfield Village Board performed a surprisingly praiseworthy action. In the OBSERVER (Aug. more »»

The apple eaters

September 2, 2016 Bizet had his Pearl Fishers (apologies to those readers who aren’t fans of opera) but I definitely have two canine apple eaters. I have never seen trees as full of apples as in 2015. more »»

Park fence plan is corruption

September 1, 2016 This business of a fence around the Barker Common is a perfect example of corruption creeping into our daily lives. more »»

Life’s not perfect, but there are answers

August 31, 2016 Anarchism seems to be the word for 2016. This word is being used both in the press and the news channels. I am writing in response to a commentary in the OBSERVER by a young man this past spring. more »»

Milestone for our treasure of parks

August 30, 2016 Many Americans throughout the generations have experienced loading up the car and heading to a National Park, whether it was near or far. I guarantee it was a memorable vacation. more »»

Be prepared for a new school year

August 29, 2016 A new school year is about to begin and a fresh start is about unfold. President John F. Kennedy said, “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. more »»

Finances, future eyed for YWCA

August 28, 2016 Two boards serve the YWCA Westfield, the board of directors and the board of trustees. The directors oversee the operation of the YWCA and its programs. more »»

Services, upgrades being considered in agency’s transition

August 28, 2016 The YWCA USA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. more »»

Attacks fill race to run the U.S.

August 28, 2016 If “Honest” Abe Lincoln had run for his party’s nomination for president this year, he wouldn’t have had a sho. more »»

Positive appreciation for life helps a person to live a long one

August 27, 2016 Thank you for all the appreciation for my positive appreciation of life. We do have the power of choice. But I’m concerned about how long we’re living. more »»

Don’t drink to village water woes

August 27, 2016 The long running Silver Creek drinking water saga continue. more »»

Why today matters for voters

August 26, 2016 By THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY Today marks the 96th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. more »»

Those aren’t my tomatoes!

August 26, 2016 Well, they looked just like tomato plants — and I knew I put some tomato seeds in my garden. The plants surprised me by being so happy to grow here, leaping up by the proverbial leaps and bound. more »»

Longtime couples take drastic turn

August 25, 2016 Thankfully, modern medicine continues with extensive research to advance lives. more »»

Political hype and promises

August 24, 2016 The Olympics are over and it is back to reality. Congratulations to the athletes who competed in Rio, especially our very own Jenn Suhr, please be well. Now for reality, that means politics — Reed vs. more »»

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 »»



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