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Getting by with a lot of help from my friends

April 9, 2016 People continue being good to me. On Sunday, a senior citizen at church baked a chocolate cake because she knows I love chocolate. more »»

How sensitive should we be?

April 9, 2016 Cultural appropriation, or cultural insensitivity as it is sometimes called, is a subject that has recently become a major issue on some college campuses and elsewhere. more »»

Those unnecessary leftovers

April 8, 2016 Writing about the poinsettia, I keep having the unnerving feeling that I’ve done it befor. more »»

Warm recollections of Iceland visit

April 7, 2016 This will probably sound like a quirky travelogue. Meaning topically ambitious. That’s to be expected when you encounter a place you once discounted, only to find it rich and full. more »»

Obama’s ‘fair-minded’ approach in terror

April 7, 2016 In the OBSERVER’s View, “Murderers must be destroyed” (March 25), this newspaper criticizes President Obama because after the recent bombings in Belgium, he “still will not refer to the threat as... more »»

Condensing the candidates, issues

April 6, 2016 This is the time of the year when we look forward to warmer weather, flowers blooming and planting vegetable gardens. more »»

Human condition of hypocrisy

April 5, 2016 I think we are all hypocritical at times, simply because we can only focus ourselves in one single direction at a time. more »»

Why welfare spending crosses the line

April 4, 2016 This article is a follow-up from past articles regarding the invasion of non-residents from other states who have been crossing the New York state lines in order to collect taxpayers’ money for... more »»

Water donations overflow from Dunkirk, region

April 3, 2016 Thank you, Dunkirk! I would like to recognize our Brothers and Sisters in labor and neighbors in the Dunkirk area. I’m sure you are aware of the tragedy in Flint, Mich. more »»

Two weeks ‘best for all’

April 3, 2016 I would like to respond to your opinion in the March 26 OBSERVER that the Fredonia Central School Board’s consideration of a two-week spring break next year is the “worst. more »»

Revamped exams deserve chance

April 3, 2016 This month, students across the state will take the New York state grade three to eight English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. This year’s tests will look different than those from recent years. more »»

Even intelligent embrace bad ideas

April 3, 2016 Brilliant minds can illuminate dark spaces of our knowledge and solve incredibly complex problems. They can make the world a better place and help us do things we couldn’t do before. more »»

A happy Easter thanks to friends

April 2, 2016 Did you have a happy Easter? I didn’t know what kind of Easter I was going to have. I thought, “This will probably be my last Easter and for the first time in my life I’ll be alone. more »»

Truths about lies in economy

April 2, 2016 The truth about lies is that they cause us to distrust people. We lose faith when we discover a lie. We lose confidence in people we want to trust. more »»

April showers

April 1, 2016 Serendipity? Works for me. more »»

Original conservationists help U.S.

March 31, 2016 The modern environmental conservation movement is one that has brought awareness and conservation practices to many urban audiences. more »»

Cracking the theories of Easter

March 30, 2016 Most of this paper’s readers celebrated Easter this past Sunday. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead in 30 AD. more »»

Enjoy life, put down the smartphone

March 29, 2016 “The more social media we have, the more we think we’re connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other.” — JR Digital and social media have become a huge part of today’s society. more »»

Emergency room facility ... a priority

March 28, 2016 The concern is real, people are disquieted and a bit apprehensive, and some action is needed. more »»

Ten Lives Club helping strays

March 27, 2016 Ten Lives Club non-profit cat rescue and adoption group in Hamburg just celebrated 15 years as one of the leading cat rescues in Erie, Niagara and near-by counties. more »»



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