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Opinion

Still plenty of benefits to natural gas

Commentary

It is with relative certainty that there is unanimous support by mainstream, as well as extreme environmental groups that coal is the enemy in the climate change debate. We won’t make an assumption that all of these groups understand that coal’s demise is primarily due to the cheap, ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 An open house was held Nov. 25 to formally announce the partnership of Evans & Evans, perhaps the only mother-daughter legal team in Western New York. Sue M. Evans and her daughter, Lydia V. Evans, greeted guests at their offices at 131 Temple St., Fredonia. Sue ...

Happy returns for prevention

The OBSERVER’s View

A photo on our front page Saturday spoke volumes. It featured village of North Collins officer Phil Tremblay standing in front of a number of prescription drugs and needles. It was not everything the department collected, but it was enough. On Oct. 28, the department reported a four-hour ...

Who should wait for organ transplants?

Commentary

The shortage of organs for transplantation results in some people having to be at the end of the line. For some, this will result in their dying for lack of an organ. In response, some people have discussed whether people who have destroyed their organs or have unhealthy lifestyles should get ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 Janet R. Jarvis, Children’s Librarian at the Dunkirk Free Library, was honored by the community at a reception at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge on Nov. 16. More than 300 people attended the celebration to thank Mrs. Jarvis for enriching the lives of their children ...

More turnovers in the area

The OBSERVER’s View

Once again, high school football will take on a different look in the area. As noted in our Friday edition, it appears that Westfield will be teaming with Chautauqua Lake to field a team. “In terms of the parent meeting, it was pretty unanimous that parents thought Chautauqua Lake would ...

Our road map of intelligence

Commentary

There is an old adage I’ve been thinking about recently; “We can’t see the forest for all the trees.” I think I first heard it as a teenager, and it temporarily confused me, but after a while I figured it out. We are all so taken up with what we are trying to do that we sometimes lose ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 The roomful of Stockton residents who turned out for a recent zoning board of appeals hearing spoke almost with one voice against allowing any more junkyards in the town. Furthermore, these same individuals want the ones that are illegally existing to be cleaned up. ...

Make change for kettle effort

The OBSERVER’s View

The Salvation Army provides help to those who need it all year. To make that help possible, the organization needs your help for the next month. One way to help is to spread holiday cheer while ringing a bell near one of the Salvation Army’s red kettles. Bell ringers can now be found ...

Spending the money others earned

Commentary

What can be done about those who have lived off of the taxpayers in this country and live a full life with no responsibilities of their own? These people receive more from our state and our government to live an enjoyable life. They do it on the backs of the hard working men and women who pay ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 An $800,000 renovation project at Jamestown Community College’s North County Center in Dunkirk will be presented to the JCC Foundation board on Dec. 3. The North County Center has seen rapid growth and is out of room. It is currently renting room next door at ...

BRIGHAM ROAD: It is time for truck ban

The OBSERVER’s View

It is a sight many in Dunkirk have witnessed far too often. A tractor-trailer, while traveling on Brigham Road, gets stuck and damaged after attempting to go under the CSX crossings between Second and Fourth streets. The most recent incident, on Nov. 17, did more damage to the truck than the ...

People’s column

Peoples column

No beef over meat party Editor, OBSERVER: Thank you to all our volunteers, patrons, donators, Auxiliary, VFW guys, and staff who made our Fall Meat Party a success. Thank you to Jennifer Lemke for doing a great job as our mistress of ceremonies. I know we need to tweek some things like ...

More than 5,775 pounds of food was received during the Feeding Fredonia Challenge.

Plenty pitch in for Fredonia challenge

Commentary

Once again, the Fredonia community has proved itself to be both generous and caring. For 2017, we, the members of the Fredonia Presbyterian Church, had set a goal of 5,000 pounds for the Challenge. As of Oct. 31, the donations had surpassed that goal and reached a total of 5,775 pounds. ...

Getting along at the holidays

Commentary

First of all, I want to thank those men and women who came forward to share their stories and thoughts about the “Me Too” movement. To one particular lady from Cassadaga, your letter touched me greatly. Thank you for writing. Now then … ’Tis the Season — which some of us dread and ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 Opening arguments were heard before State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Gerace in an Article 78 proceeding filed by two property owners who want to build a single-family home at 9041 Spoden Road in Pomfret near the Fredonia reservoir. Nicholas Geiben and Lyndel Lesch ...

highs and lows: Some of the best and worst of the week

The OBSERVER’s View

Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST SECRET TURKEY DONOR — There were more than 160 turkeys given out by Rural Ministry for Thanksgiving this year. St. Anthony’s and St. Joseph’s churches collected 55 turkeys, while an anonymous donor provided 110 more. We ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 In what seems to be becoming a weekly occurrence in the Dunkirk Bowling Association, three more perfect games were fired recently. Dave Lillie, Jeff Sealy and Dan Mikula each rolled a 300 during the past month. Lillie (200, 300, 202 — 702 set) and Sealy (222, 300, ...

CONGRESS: Bailing out bad behavior

The OBSERVER’s View

When most men are found to have harassed or attacked women, they pay a price. It may be dismissal from a job. It may be a hefty lawsuit judgment or out-of-court settlement. Sometimes, that helps predators escape criminal prosecution. You will not be surprised to learn things are different in ...

On the outdoor menu

Commentary

My first Musing on this subject dealt with the disappearing outdoor food. To date, my cupboards have remained safe and untampered with. But, let me hasten to add, it’s not for a lack of trying. I look at the damage done and feel some sort of admiration for the persistence of these little ...