I think that it’s unfair for fast food workers to make more money than direct care workers. Direct care workers care for our disabled population and our most vulnerable people.
It’s not fair that Gov. Cuomo is not putting out dollars for this year’s budget to help ...
Don’t grades matter in state tuition plan?
Why can’t the free tuition plan proposed for New York state by our governor be based on academic merit rather than income?
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The most powerful military in world history is about to receive an increase of $54 billion to its annual budget. Why? Isn’t $600 billion enough? A more suitable name for the Pentagon would be “Department of Lard & Blubber.” We already have a defense budget larger ...
Trustee’s ‘no’ is appreciated
I agree with Fredonia village Trustee Doug Essek on voting no for the proposal on the grant administration as part of some funding for Barker Commons.
Mayor Athanasia Landis says that if Fredonia does not go for the grant, the state will ...
In this time of increasing polarization of views and demonization of opponents, a small group of local citizens has been meeting to find common ground among people who voted for Secretary Hillary Clinton and people who voted for President Donald Trump. We believe that our ...
Build workers, not wall
Recently, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, President Donald Trump said, “The GOP will be from now on the party ... of the American worker. First, we need to define what this great, great unprecedented movement is and what it ...
High-jacked! What was slated as a Town Hall with Congressman Tom Reed turned into organized mob rule. It was an embarrassing display of many rude and obnoxious liberals shouting and using orchestrated chanting to drown out Reed’s remarks. ...
Reading the front page (Feb. 25), it was a beautiful sentimental article, “Rooted in Love,” telling how Brooks employees were to wed beneath a copper beech tree in front of Brooks Memorial Hospital!
What does this title tell us? It shows all of us what our hospital ...
Without media, freedom lost
The media is an enemy of the American people? Really?
Is the OBSERVER an enemy of the American people when it reports on public employees who embezzle funds or steal equipment? Or on elected officials who meet in secret rather than in open ...
Fredonia police offer a hand
On Feb. 19, I had a car accident. The Fredonia Police Department stopped me. I told them my story and mentioned I had lost my billfold so I couldn’t give them my license. I told them if it was still there, it would be at the Walmart in ...
Last week, Tom Reed voted against a House Ways and Means amendment to make President Donald Trump turn over his tax returns. One of the duties of Congress is to provide a check and balance to the president, and that includes knowing if the president is acting on our behalf, ...
Too many still wait for water
I am a resident of the town of Pomfret and live in the North End Water District. As of now, we still do not have water, but are paying for it through our property taxes.
I cannot get any answers as to when we will have water. When this was ...
“We the People” have been ignored by our political elected officials for years. They have catered to their special interest groups and political lobbyists. They “believe” that they know what is best for us. They know what is right. They “believe” they can do no ...
On Jan. 15, I participated in a peaceful demonstration outside U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s office in Jamestown. The purpose was to protest the impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) in the absence of an improved alternative plan.
The ACA provides ...
City hospital in healthy site
I’ve been wondering why we haven’t received any more information concerning the future of Brooks Memorial Hospital. Why is it necessary to build a new hospital, rather than remodeling the present hospital?
Brooks is certainly big enough ...
Westfield needs to recycle
I would like a review of garbage and recycling guidelines in the town and village of Westfield.
We have the new pickup schedule, but I don’t recall seeing what we can and cannot recycle for some time. I understand glass will be picked up at ...
Immigrants need a history lesson
To all the illegal immigrants crying about how unfair it is for U.S. citizens to want them deported, because it would break up their families, I say learn U.S. history.
In the later 19th and early 20th century that is how millions of ...
I am writing about the grant money for Barker Common. We do NOT need a panel or a study, just some common sense ideas.
I have a great idea. Pick a little corner or plot and put up a bronze sculpture such as the Make Way for Ducklings in Boston Commons or Alice in ...
The United States 90th Congress enacted Public Law 90-381, better known as the “Flag Protection Act” of 1968. It was an expansion to nationwide applicability of a 1947 law previously restricted only to the District of Columbia.
The text of the law reads: “Whoever ...
Robert Carrow and his family would like to thank everyone for their support, kindness and contribution to his aid and well-being during such a difficult time.
Robert was discharged on Thanksgiving day, where he happily spent it home with his family.
After three ...