When I was growing up on the Happy Hollow Road, footwear piled up on the landing at the top of the basement stairs. It was where we came in from the garage. Piles of shoes and boots from a fam…

On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 Americans died in the worst terrorist attack on our home soil. For years afterwards, terrorism dominated the news, and the fear of terrorist violence became wid…

When I was in grade school my grandparents lived on Lakeview Terrace between Haskell and Wolf Run roads, but they spent their summers at The Camp in Mount Jewett, McKean County, the town where…

Columnists who write in the form of narrative essay learn quickly that the subject matter of their craft must tap something from within the universal experience of the reader. If they want oth…

On the commentary page of Sept. 18, Leonard Pitts Jr. offered numerous slurs, lies, misrepresentations and unfounded accusations that demand response.

Professional political pundits have to speak cautiously and hedge their bets when predicting the outcomes of elections because their careers and incomes depend on the accuracy of their insight…

When we were children, our father and grandmother sometimes took us to see Grandma’s sister and her husband. Aunt Alta lived somewhere near Bradford but I can’t remember exactly where.

In this day and age of IT, in which a business or home can have all kinds of security that can turn things on and off and give alerts, it’s hard to believe that a sewer pump failed and did not…

I’m looking forward to fall. I feel a little guilty for saying this. Throughout a long, cold winter, I pined for warm weather, for summer. I find I’m feeling kind of ready for the next season …

I had been putting it off. You name the excuse: too busy, I feel fine, no symptoms, too uncomfortable to discuss, and on and on.

The other day I was trying to remember the last time I had a good sleep. It must have been a weekend back in the mid-1960s before it became our job to clean the whole house on Saturday. Once t…

The sign in the living room says it all: “Home of a Spoiled Rotten Cat.” Lucy has been so since the beginning. It’s actually Lucy who allows me to live with her, not the other way around.

Whenever I drive past Bradford Regional Medical Center, I think of two things: the births of our sons, Sam and Ben.

Many of us can remember the time when research of any topic often involved hours perusing scholarly tomes and magazine articles in a local library or university.

In a previous column I explored why 80% of white Evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, and why most of those who did so continue to support him.

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On the commentary page of Sept. 18, Leonard Pitts Jr. offered numerous slurs, lies, misrepresentations and unfounded accusations that demand response.

In this day and age of IT, in which a business or home can have all kinds of security that can turn things on and off and give alerts, it’s hard to believe that a sewer pump failed and did not…

Monday, October 07, 2019
Sunday, October 06, 2019

    Chris Stanley, in his recent commentary on why President Trump won’t win a second term, completely ignored the many reasons that the president will in fact win re-election.

    Monday, September 16, 2019

      The Sept. 10 front-page article on the recent “rape” and “kill” videos allegedly made by a local 15-year-old should offend readers, and human beings, in light of our nation’s astounding number…

      Thursday, August 22, 2019

        The front-page article in Wednesday’s Olean Times Herald an the huge ad by the New York Association of Convenience Stores in Monday’s edition, both indirectly ridiculing the Cattaraugus County…

        Recently, a fine report by USA Today Network writer Jeff Platsky detailed what daily life confirms — “The Graying of New York State,” sadly and especially in the 50 Upstate counties north of N…

        Many of us can remember the time when research of any topic often involved hours perusing scholarly tomes and magazine articles in a local library or university.

        On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 Americans died in the worst terrorist attack on our home soil. For years afterwards, terrorism dominated the news, and the fear of terrorist violence became wid…

        ALBANY — In the debates and on the trail, Joe Biden looks beatable. Even worse, he often seems confused and feeble. Too old, perhaps.

        Republican politicians and pundits intentionally overstated the extent to which Democrats were banking on Robert Mueller’s testimony. They imagined Trump-haters hanging breathlessly on Mueller…