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Letter to the Editor

October 24, 2013 I would like to congratulate Westfield Academy and Central Schools’ science teacher, Lon Knappenberger, on his selection as a member of the inaugural class of the New York State Master Teacher... more »»

A practical solution to today’s handwriting blues

August 1, 2013 At the end of “What would Mr. Hancock” say you mention, “mix of printed and cursive called “italic.” That is an almost accurate description of the practical solution to today’s handwriting blues. more »»

Patterson Library director leaving

July 25, 2013 August 2, 2013, Eli Guinnee , Library Director at the Patterson Library, will leave this position to become the Managing Director of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, which is a cooperativ... more »»

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform at Chautauqua Institution

July 25, 2013 In a one-night-only performance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will perform on tour this summer in the open air amphitheater of the scenic Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York state on... more »»

Always remember basic pool safety

July 18, 2013 Summer is in full swing and with it comes the inevitable reminders that we must take precautions to keep the summer fun and enjoyable. more »»

Summer nutrition programs for seniors

July 18, 2013 Although we are not experiencing the extreme heat wave that is occurring out west, it does get pretty warm and humid here in the Northeast at times. more »»

Wilda Marie Curtis

July 11, 2013 MAYVILLE — Wilda Marie Curtis, 78, of Potter Rd., Mayville, died Saturday (June 29, 2013) at Absolut of Westfield. She was born Oct. 7, 1934, in Marienville, P. more »»

Thanks for the merger vote

July 3, 2013 I would like to thank all Westfield and Brocton residents who voted on Tuesday’s (June 18) merger referendum. Your strong support for a combined district was gratifying. more »»

Vote to allow early voting in Chautauqua County

June 26, 2013 To: Larry Barmore, Chair Administrative Services Committee Legislators: I apologize for not being available to appear in person to speak in favor of early voting. more »»

Ode to Dads

June 26, 2013 Here’s to all the dads out there Those who’ve passed and those still here To celebrate again for some Others just the first of many to come Some newbies with their heirs on hold Awaiting their... more »»

Holocaust trip, teacher applauded

June 19, 2013 The headline, “Chautauqua Lake group visits Holocaust sites in Europe,” that appeared in the (June 6 paper) was most significant. more »»

School mergers: Longer term next steps

June 12, 2013 I wrote first drafts of all of these letters before the consultant’s report came out, when “recommendation 23” — closing a building in five years — wasn’t in our merger lingo. more »»


June 12, 2013 Letter to the Editor of the Westfield Republican, Perception is reality only in the minds with the expertise to accurately comprehend the reality of perception. Demagogues are experts of deception. more »»

School mergers: Downsides

June 5, 2013 I was tempted to leave this blank. The biggest fear seems to be a loss of community. The question is what is the size of the community you live in? You probably buy many things locally. more »»

What is different about police contract?

June 5, 2013 Dear Editor, I recently read that the Westfield Village Board of Trustees has approved a contract for the policing of the Town of Westfield by the Village of Westfield Police Department. more »»

Recognizing the Class of 1944

June 5, 2013 In recognition of the Class of 1944 being 69 years from graduation day, a goal proud to reach. Be content with what you have because God has said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you. more »»

A Parent Memories

June 5, 2013 I ache every time I see The father of a fallen Vet That we lost from here ago And can see the hurting still Lost the day before we got Ben Laden Only added to the tragedy A favorite son my... more »»

Azalea stolen, but replace by wonderful friends

May 29, 2013 On May 7, my mother, Leona Gundlach, eagerly planted a beautiful deep pink azalea in her front yard at 48 Clinton Street. On Mother’s Day morning, when she looked out to see it, it was gon. more »»

School mergers: Student benefits

May 29, 2013 The bottom line in a merger process is to ask ourselves if our children’s and grandchildren’s educations would be improved if Westfield and Brocton are separate or togethe. more »»

May Lament

May 29, 2013 Memorial Day just weeks away The start of Summer’s festive season A time to remember those who’ve passed From any accident, ails, or war Remembering our favorite sons Often who remember moms and... more »»



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