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September Ode

November 2, 2011 By Tom Baideme 2010 Sitting on the storefront step What a change from weeks before From the heat and shorts and tees Now in... more »»

Is it win-win or kill-kill?

October 26, 2011 The Post Journal’s Sept. 16 story on “Wind turbines coming to local stretch of the Thruway” was a shocker to many folks in Chautauqua County and Western New York. more »»

Vote to reduce the size of the legislature

October 26, 2011 When you go to the voting booth on November 8th this year you will have an opportunity to send a strong message to the Chautauqua County Legislature. more »»

Return stolen property

October 19, 2011 To Whom It May Concern, Would the person who stole or took my grape picking carts please return them or call Henry Rohman at Rohman Farms, 7371 Prospect Road in Westfield at 716-720-0915. more »»

Plan for districts would end multiple layers, ‘waste’

October 19, 2011 How on earth did the county of Chautauqua go from a balanced budget in 2006 to an $18 million deficit in 2012? "Why cannot someone just figure this out!" That was my first... more »»

Summer highlight was welcoming community

October 19, 2011 As summer fades, I reflect on the many warm weather good times. more »»

Early harvest muse

October 19, 2011 By Tom Baideme September 2011 What a start to harvest time What an array of sight and scent Beginning with the glow of gold Niagaras With the waif of ripened fruit Then next thing brought in dark... more »»

Harvest ode

October 19, 2011 By Tom Baideme Sep. more »»

Auction a success

October 5, 2011 Editor, On behalf of the Patterson Library Board of Trustees and everyone who uses Patterson Library, I want to thank the community for its support in making our 2011 Barbecue and... more »»

We remembered and we prayed

October 5, 2011 Letter to the Editor: On behalf of the Westfield Ministerial Association, I want to express deep appreciation for so many involved in the 9/11 Remembrance Service held last week at the... more »»

Local leaders missing at film showing

October 5, 2011 To The Editor, It is unfortunate that members of the Westfield town and village boards, all but one member of the planning boards and the town attorney chose to not attend the showing of... more »»

Accident waiting to happen

October 5, 2011 The “Importance of Crosswalks” article (Aug. 25 edition, page 1) inspired me to discuss another unsafe practice our Westfield youth are participating in. more »»

August Ides

October 5, 2011 Tom Baideme August 2010 Inside the Cantina for more aqua and warmth Cause there seems to be a chill outdoors Here inside they got no... more »»

9/11/01, 9/11/08, in between and after

September 28, 2011 On 9/11/2001, I was in the Pentagon’s conference room 2E487 on the E Ring. At 9:37:46 a.m. more »»

The terror that brought alive heroes

September 28, 2011 Do you remember where you were when the 9/11 tragedy happened? So many will never forget and for many the flames are long gone but the pain lingers on. more »»

Tax cap is not the way to do business

September 21, 2011 Sept. 5, 2011 Today is Labor Day, a day when we rest and, perhaps, count our blessings for living in a free country. Well, so far part of it is fre. more »»

Harvest Anticipation

September 21, 2011 By Tom Baideme August 2011 The end of August has arrived Less than a month till harvest time The season that I go to work... more »»

Memories of 09/11/01

September 21, 2011 On Sept. 11, 2001, my wife Louise and I were visiting friends at their cottage in a little community called Dingwall near the tip of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scoti. more »»

Comment on “The Importance of Crosswalks”

September 14, 2011 An elderly woman driving her car on Main Street recently experienced every driver’s nightmare. She hit a Westfield youth with her automobile. more »»

Support for arch inspires others

September 14, 2011 I was so pleased to read the recent article in the Westfield Republican regarding the Brocton arch by longtime Ripley resident, Francis Royc. more »»



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