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Article placement on hero was ‘sad’ Editor, OBSERVER: I am with Make A Mark self-advocacy group out of Dunkirk. I think that is a shame that Officer Craig Lehner’s article was on the back page of the OBSERVER when it should of been on the very front page of the newspaper on Oct. 26 ...

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What will stop the mindless killings? Editor, OBSERVER: Guns absolutely do not kill people! People kill people! The choice of the weapon is decided by the killer. Some use guns, some use knives, hammers or pipes. Some use automobiles, swords, a fist or poison. We know terrorists have ...

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No benefit to wind plan Editor, OBSERVER: The Cassadaga Wind Project is a complete waste. The project nameplate of 126 MW is incorrect and seriously misleading. New York state wind capacity factors — efficiencies — are only 26 percent. So 126MW is in reality only 32.8MW. Laying ...

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Going above and beyond on Christmas Editor, OBSERVER: On Christmas Day at approximately noon, the power at our home in Forest Park in Westfield went out. Within half an hour we received a text message alert from the village of Westfield notifying us that a tree had taken down power lines on ...

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Sign of change in Sheridan Editor, OBSERVER: I was driving by Sullivan’s Charbroil on Route 20 and Christy Road when I noticed something that wasn’t there! The sign welcoming us to Sheridan was missing. I pulled over to see that the sign had been sawed off and only little stubs ...

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Bully actions hurt game of football Editor, OBSERVER: Football is beginning to lose its value as a sport and is becoming a win at all cost contest with no respect for how it is played. I enjoy the game and the quality of the action. I also am a Bills fan. Winning at the cost of brutal ...

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Proud tradition continues in Westfield Editor, OBSERVER: What a fabulous day we had in Westfield for the 30th Holly Tour! So much preparation and time goes into planning this event and we couldn’t do it without the many hands involved. We would like to extend much thanks and ...

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School 7 concert was wonderful Editor, OBSERVER: We recently attended School 7’s Christmas concert. It was entertainment at its best. Congratulations to Mrs. Tonia Piede. You’re truly a teacher of music. Your talent, enthusiasm and creativity set the stage. The students responded ...

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Reed disappoints on tax reform Editor, OBSERVER: Shortly after voting yes on a tax bill that could add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed held a town hall meeting in Horseheads which I attended. In response to tough questions and obvious anguish and fear of the ...

Ludwig put students first

Editor, OBSERVER: I lived in Fredonia for 30 years and taught high school chemistry for many years before becoming a district administrator. I supply that information so that you understand that I have known and respected Andy Ludwig for decades. He was a student in my chemistry class ...

Entertainment loses values

Editor, OBSERVER: When I was much younger, the games, Donkey Kong and Pac Man were the rage. You were a winner when your Pac Man devoured all of the targets. The entertainment industry has escalated to war games, with the sanctions of our politicians, due to high profits and greed for ...

It was simpler for some

Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to the column by Richard Makuch “Nothing simple about politics, losing” (Dec. 11). Yes, yes, yes, Mr. Makuch, let’s all return to those fabled days of yore, when men were men, and women stayed in the kitchen where they belonged! Yes, we had love ...

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Special spirit already in the air Editor, OBSERVER: The Christmas Spirit is definitely in Dunkirk. Last week, I was shopping at Aldi’s. The clerks were all busy. A pretty young lady stood behind me carrying poinsettias and wreaths. I asked her to go ahead of me as I had a cart full. ...

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Cassadaga grade was far too low Editor, OBSERVER: I was disappointed in John D’Agostino’s description of Cassadaga in his column of municipal grades (Dec. 1). He is correct that the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga do much to promote the village and they deserve praise. However, ...

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Cassadaga grade was far too low Editor, OBSERVER: I was disappointed in John D’Agostino’s description of Cassadaga in his column of municipal grades (Dec. 1). He is correct that the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga do much to promote the village and they deserve praise. However, ...

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Area doctor did great job Editor, OBSERVER: Dr. Thomas McTernan Jr. of General Physicians PC is by far the best doctor that I have ever had. He is very personable and actually cares about how people feel or what kind of day they might be having. I was in need of a new physician and he took ...

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Candidate sends best wishes Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Scudder, Melanie Mann, Doug and Julie Essek, Roger Britz Jr., the League of Women Voters, the Republican Committee and caucus. I also thank the people who allowed me to put signs in their yards, ...

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Open invitation for wreath event Editor, OBSERVER: Every year thousands of volunteers lay wreaths at the headstones of those that fell in defense of our great nation. Wreaths Across America is in need of donations for wreaths. Visit their website — Wreaths Across America. Once again ...

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Forums help in voter decisions Editor, OBSERVER: I’d like to say thank you to both the OBSERVER staff and the League of Women Voters for their excellent efforts in promoting awareness and coverage of candidates and important issues leading up to the recent elections. Once again, the ...

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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 ...