Food trucks have no appetite for taxes
This Village Board and mayor of Fredonia are very wrong in approving a short term $50 food truck license. Fifty bucks is quite a deal for out-of-towners who pay no taxes, no insurance, no health permits (of $250), no property ...
Borrello is proven leader
Over the past several years, I have gotten to know a little of George Borrello. At a charity auction I was doing for the Association for the Blind, he proved to be a valuable contributor, not just in purchases but in his vocal support. He has ...
Councilman: ‘I’m sad, I’m angry’
As Fourth Ward Councilman, I was, and am, appalled at the actions of the individuals that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old a block from my home last month.
I’m sad, I’m angry and I’d love to be able to do something to ...
Destroyer crew deserves credit
I have just returned from a trip to Vietnam and have been reading about a conflict that I knew very little about. In a book named “American Boys” by Louise Esola, I learned of the sinking of an American destroyer named the USS Frank E. ...
Food trucks take bite out of eateries
I listened to the Fredonia Village Board meeting of May 20. I listen to basically every one. My recollection of the food truck topic was that the approximate cost to the village was about $300 for fees, permits and other related ...
Poppies support area veterans
Honor the fallen and support the living. Wear a poppy with pride.
Donations are used to help veteran and military families in their need. They have given so much and this is a small way of letting them know we care and thank them.
Nuring home abuse shocking
I am sharing the following letter that I sent to the governor of Arizona:
Dear Gov. Doug Ducey,
I advocate for people with disabilities. I found an article dated Jan. 27 regarding violations increasing in Arizona nursing homes. I found it a ...
Preservation efforts failed in county
I commend WNED public television and everyone who had a part in making “Reimagining A Buffalo Landmark,” the new Richardson Olmsted Campus documentary. It clearly and convincingly illustrates why this is a model preservation ...
Ill decision on hospital
Why would Brooks Memorial Hospital pick a location in Fredonia on Route 20 in close proximity to the high school, a possible roundabout and all that traffic from Route 60? How will they repurpose its Central Avenue hospital?
Behind the scenes, ...
More worries for our farmers
Farmworkers deserve to be and are treated with respect. The Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act concerns me.
While its supporters mean well, the economic realities facing family farms — 97% of farms are family owned — will make it ...
Happy Easter to everyone
This is a special time. It is a time when we celebrate one of the holiest days of the year, a time of new beginnings and a time of remembering what Easter really means. Whether you spend this Easter Sunday in church, hunting Easter eggs, or ...
I don’t think the New York state Department of Transportation took a proper car count on Routes 60 and 20. That roundabout will have traffic, will be backed up to Vineyard Drive and the other way past McAllister Road. The state needs to blacktop Route 20 from Fredonia to ...
Company aims to praise good deeds
The world is full of heroes — individuals with a desire to help and those who do so quietly and without credit. We believe everyone has the power to create change.
Every action, no matter how small, is significant. This is why at Farrell ...
‘Guys and Dolls’
performance is ‘spectacular’
The Fredonia High School production of “Guys and Dolls” is spectacular! Every member of the cast, the orchestra, those that constructed the set, the faculty and the volunteers who put this show together should be ...
Getting ahead of NRG issue
I applaud the efforts of Dunkirk Development Director Rebecca Yanus and Congressman Tom Reed regarding the planned feasibility study for NRG. It’s also very assuring that a representative from NRG responded to John D’Agostino’s call and ...
Get cracking on other issues
This is an open letter to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!
Trump’s wall is not wanted by the majority ...
Brooks board’s actions are major disservice
I really enjoyed Richard Ketcham’s remarks in the OBSERVER (Feb. 24). He was so right on target. The Brooks Hospital board did a disservice to both Dunkirk and Fredonia and has done more to divide these two communities than ...
Process has been
I try to read the many articles regarding the relocation of Brooks Hospital with an open mind, but the “people in power” make it so difficult.
One statement made by the current hospital chief executive officer was the hospital ...
Hoping for city run from Welka
I was told to read an article in the OBSERVER (Feb. 16). I was amazed to finally see someone stand up to this Council administration in the city of Dunkirk.
Dennis Welka, I applaud you for what you wrote. I could only hope we in Dunkirk ...
Young always has helped our region
I think that the article in the newspaper dated Jan. 23 criticizing Sen. Cathy Young was distasteful, among other things I will not address.
Cathy is for all of the people. She worked hard for all that she does for all of us from all ...