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Change can come in primary

August 26, 2015 The residents of Dunkirk are in a position to decide the path the city will take over the next four years. On Sep. more »»

Life is more than collections

August 25, 2015 It sounds like good advice to be true to yourself, but what does it mean? Just how do you do it? I don’t recall who the genius was who originated that advice, but I wish he had been a bit more... more »»

Fight a black eye — to city, parents

August 24, 2015 A parent is a father, or mother, a progenitor, a cause source. This was not shown at the Chautauqua County Fair in the city of Dunkirk. more »»

Board needs to be open with our community

August 23, 2015 Brooks Memorial Hospital celebrated “The First 100 Years” in 1998! The introduction to an 81-page history of the institution, that was published that year, began as follows: “This is the story of a... more »»

Westfield politics look shady

August 23, 2015 In the upcoming November election for Westfield Town Board, the incumbent candidates for the councilman and town supervisor positions are running unopposed again, and the incumbent town supervisor... more »»

Another protection of freedoms

August 23, 2015 Freedom of association is a bedrock principle of a free society. It means that people can form relationships with whomever they want, under any circumstances that they want. more »»

Community’s kindness embraced

August 23, 2015 Jim and Jennifer Dillon want to express their appreciation to everyone who helped with the painting of their home. more »»

Pickleball livens up Dunkirk’s Fourth Ward

August 23, 2015 The grass has run amok, erasing any resemblance to a baseball diamond at the corner of Townsend and Tenney streets in Dunkirk’s Fourth War. more »»

My dream project

August 22, 2015 I was born in Fredonia and I hope to die in Fredonia. I love this area! I wanted to have a project to beautify our village one street at a time. more »»

Who fits a White House script?

August 22, 2015 My late father and I didn’t disagree about much but we did disagree about President Ronald Reagan, who my father called “that damned actor!” Dad was a lawyer and conservative by nature. more »»

Big buzz over a nest

August 21, 2015 He saw it before I did. Well, it was under the lip of the carport and that isn’t a place I go very regularly. more »»


August 21, 2015 Twenty years ago — 1995 Fredonia native Eva Dawn Bashaw was named high school principal at Brocton Central School. Ms. more »»

Bonds of war last a lifetime

August 21, 2015 CASSADAGA — “Freedom is not free” is a statement many motorists and residents have seen for years on World War II veteran Charles St. George’s pickup truck. more »»

Wide-open race for president

August 20, 2015 There’s a German saying that dates back to antiquity: “Die Gedanken sind frei.” The translation — “Thoughts are free,” is central to a functioning Democrac. more »»

Are we often too quick to judge?

August 19, 2015 I read of a jail suicide in a recent OBSERVER edition. His picture was above his obituary the following day. more »»

Street talks find support for Iran deal

August 18, 2015 Since my last article regarding the Iran nuclear deal, I have kept my ear to the ground and have walked up to total strangers and engaged them in a conversation if time permitte. more »»

Recalling life on the farm

August 17, 2015 A dairy and vegetable farm in this rural region was the setting. The four seasons of the year determined the course of daily events during those Depression years of the 1930. more »»

Plenty of support brings winning spirit

August 16, 2015 On behalf of the Laurel Run Planning Committee, the Hotelling family, The Resource Center and Filling the Gap, Inc., I want to thank everyone who supported the 19th annual Laurel Run. more »»

City on right path with development

August 16, 2015 Over the last three and a half years I have been urged on numerous occasions to respond to the negative commentary surrounding the city’s development department. more »»

A home and punishment

August 16, 2015 The crisp autumn air smacked Joey Cullen in his face as he quietly cursed the blisters on his hands. With the hoe propped against his shoulder, he kicked at the dry dirt beneath his fee. more »»



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