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Knappenberger breaks the mold

January 30, 2014 Music educators in Chautauqua County knew about Kent Knappenberger’s dedication to his students long before news broke Tuesday that Knappenberger had won the inaugural Music Educator Award from The... more »»

Caroline A. Paddock

December 26, 2013 Caroline A. Paddock, 96, formerly of 42 Douglas Place and 182 Aldren Avenue, died Tuesday December 17, 2013, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursin. more »»

Letters to the Editor

December 20, 2013 Dear Editor, I am a physician and I couldn’t disagree with the other of the piece “good old days” more, except about the when few people had insurance, office visits were cheap and I could barter m... more »»

ObamaCare not real reform

November 28, 2013 Dear editor, Does anybody actually think that the ACA (ObamaCare) is about REAL health care reform? It’s about government control over that most precious of personal freedoms — our health, and an... more »»


November 14, 2013 Editor, The Republican We would like to thank the Ripley Fire Department and community for their love, prayers and support they have shown our family. more »»

Apple Seed Christian Preschool

October 31, 2013 Apple Seed Christian Preschool of Westfield would like to thank all of the generous sponsors and participants for making the fifth annual 5K Run/Walk a success. more »»

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 »»



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