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Musings from the Hill

April 10, 2015 April! Spring! I heard somewhere that this season (when it does finally appear) is God’s way of showing He hasn’t forgotten us. I tend to see that reminder everywhere I look. New season. New birth. more »»

Most shootings have big downside

April 9, 2015 The gun industry faces a dilemma. Unlike other consumer items that need to be purchased regularly, a gun can last forever. more »»

Change may be in the wind

April 8, 2015 Renewable energy is a popular concern of consumers, business leaders, developers and all who are proponents of clean energy and moving us from the perils of fossil fuel. more »»

Who controls you?

April 7, 2015 I am ignorant in many areas, but one that is especially elusive, is the control of our minds and bodies. I sing in a quartet of four-part harmony. Note accuracy is very important. more »»

Land purchase will increase parking for fishermen

April 7, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: Recently the Westfield Town Board completed the purchase of a piece of land at the entry by Chautauqua Creek and Route . more »»

Self-enforcing discrimination

April 7, 2015 Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. more »»

No plan for illegal immigrants

April 6, 2015 The front page of the OBSERVER dated March 23, read, and I quote, “Medicaid projected to rise $700 million annually.” Assemblyman Andy Goodell called this mess a double whammy. more »»

Commentary: Congress, President and Iran

April 5, 2015 “Has Congress gone Crazy?” asks the Louisville Courier Journal regarding the recent letter penned by freshman Sen Tom Cotton from Arkansas to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Ira. more »»

Sunday voices: A scribbling woman’s Limbo

April 5, 2015 I’m lying on the floor of my new living room, staring at the pinewood ceiling, finding pictures and creating stories with the wood’s knots. more »»

Thoughts about Easter and the Holy Spirit

April 4, 2015 Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. How are you going to celebrate? What does this mean to you? Is it Easter eggs, straw baskets and chocolate Easter bunnies? I hope not! Forty days of Lent are over. more »»

Embrace getting old

April 4, 2015 If you believe some of the scientific community and more particularly the producers of anti-aging commercials on TV, means of arresting the aging process are just around the corner or already here. more »»

The everlasting gift of freedom

April 3, 2015 By LINDA DUNN Commencing today at sundown, Jews around the world will begin the observance of the Passover holiday. more »»

It’s hardly common to me

April 3, 2015 As I research more information on the Common Goldeneye, I’m setting aside for the moment my beloved “Birds of America. more »»

Libraries fill a community need

April 2, 2015 Children of all ages who met Dunkirk Free Library’s Tom Turkey some 25 years ago savor the rich memory. At one time, live animals were a big attraction at the library. more »»

Hillary Clinton’s coming feminist campaign

April 1, 2015 Hillary Clinton will soon be running for the presidency again, this time on women’s issue. more »»

Famous women in math and science

March 31, 2015 During this last day of National Women’s History Month, I have chosen 10 phenomenal women of both science and mathematic. more »»

Americans want to trust leaders

March 30, 2015 Americans so want to believe their leaders. They want leadership that is conscientious, dependable, trustworthy and hones. more »»

City library needs new fund stream

March 29, 2015 Thank you for publishing the article about Dunkirk Library’s initiative to form a library district in order to stabilize its fundin. more »»

‘Realities’ in religion

March 29, 2015 As a lifelong member of St. Hyacinth’s and now Blessed Mary Angela, I am responding to Mary Ann Herrington’s diatribe in her column (March 17). more »»

Difficult discussion on death important

March 29, 2015 How we want to die — and don’t want to die — is one of the most important conversations that America is not having. more »»



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