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People’s column — Sept. 10

Ashley a fit as town judge Editor, OBSERVER: I believe that residents should vote for the candidate that has paid his dues. One who has spent the majority of his life in service to the town he lives in, and in many of the local police facilities that have existed over the past several ...

People’s column — Sept. 3

Some food for thought Editor, OBSERVER: I cannot believe the mayor of Fredonia called the decision on the stalled roundabout “bad news.” As far as Trustee Kara Christina asking if there were any alternative proposals in the works, the only thing I can say is to lower the speed limit to ...

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Convention can fix corruption Editor, OBSERVER: Leaders of CSEA and our area representatives are showing opposition to the state Constitutional Convention proposal. The voters can choose the convention – for ethics reform. New York and Albany is corrupt. It will not fix itself. Only ...

People’s column — Aug. 20

Mascot also is an insult Editor, OBSERVER: On July 30, the OBSERVER had a letter. The writer, from Fredonia, had seen two Confederate Flags in Dunkirk. She called them a symbol of racism. How can that person or anybody from Fredonia say that, when all of Fredonia schools sports teams are ...

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Tall shrubs are parking lot hazard Editor, OBSERVER: I cannot be the only one who is straining to see around the overgrown shrubs in the plaza on Vineyard Drive. I am talking about the parking lot that is shared by Tops, Subway, Yotality and others. Nobody has time to get T-boned. ...

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Comfort comes in area caring Editor, OBSERVER: The family of recently deceased Terry R. Ames’ hearts have been touched by the warm, caring concerns of his friends and family and their willingness to give of their time and money to help raise funds for Terry’s children’s education at ...

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Plenty of donors, special ride Editor, OBSERVER: The Sons of Liberty Military and Veteran Support Riding club, above, would like to thank everyone who was involved in our third annual Disabled American Veterans run. This includes all the riders who came to participate, Dunkirk Mayor ...

People’s column — July 29

Aim for speed reductions on Route 60 Editor, OBSERVER: This letter concerns the possibility of a roundabout at Routes 60 and 20. It might be simplistic, but I think reducing the speeds on Route 60 from the Thruway exit to Stone Quarry Road to 30 mph (with certain places allowing 35 mph) ...

People’s column — July 28

Don’t give up JC Penney fight Editor, OBSERVER: Remember just a few months ago when the New England Patriots were losing the Super Bowl 28-3 at halftime? How many of you thought they were going to win that game? However, Tom Brady and his teammates did NOT give up. Instead they made the ...

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Pothole makes for rough visit Editor, OBSERVER: On April 2, after attending Lenten church services and visiting in Dunkirk, on my way home to Hamburg, I hit a pothole which I like to describe as a “crater” at Lake Shore Drive and Main Street. Extensive damage was done to my vehicle ...

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Get food trucks off area menu Editor, OBSERVER: With approximately 10 restaurants in Fredonia that pay local taxes, increasing water and sewer fees, electric, gas, maintenance, etc., why do we need food trucks in our village? It makes me laugh when I hear the mayor say we need to bring ...

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Chorus of help for Bach event Editor, OBSERVER: On behalf of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, I want to extend our sincerest appreciation to all those who supported our Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival – our 22nd – last month. Because of the gifts and support from ...

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Area fishing event reels them in Editor, OBSERVER: We would like to thank everyone who came out Saturday, June 24 for the free day of fishing sponsored by the Buffalo United Front, the Friendship Baptist Church of Dunkirk and a big thank you to the Conservation Club and Dunkirk City Mayor ...

People’s column — July 1

Park sign needs no name attached Editor, OBSERVER: The addition of the sign at the entrance to Memorial Park I like. What I do not like is the addition of the mayor’s name on it. I have nothing against the mayor as I have often commented in the positive for his ideas and actions. The park ...

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ISIS has to be target Editor, OBSERVER: The solution for putting an end to ISIS lies in our willingness to hunt them down like the animals they are, and get down in the gutter to unleash hell on each and every one of them. Forget about political correctness, forget about taking ...

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Give residents compost access Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to comment on the OBSERVER’s June 1 article “Resident: Village is dumping on private property.” My opinion is that Fredonia village residents should be able to use some of this compost. It is village material and we pay to ...

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Editor, OBSERVER: I have been blessed to be able to have the best of both worlds — home for the summer and Arizona for the winter. This was no accident; it was planed years ago after I returned from Korea. On Christmas day, I will be 88 years old. It has been a wonderful life, or at ...

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Younger not always better Editor, OBSERVER: Trolling the internet, I ran across the blog being featured by the Chautauqua County Democratic “recovery” team who were advertising for warm bodies to run in the November election. As incentive for signing up young candidates, they took a ...

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Somber words as holiday nears Editor, OBSERVER: With the upcoming Memorial Day on , I thought this poem very appropriate and I’m sure my Dad, now passed, had this special day in mind when he wrote it. UNKNOWN SOLDIER Poem written by Carleton R. Lancaster. Rest soldier in your long ...

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Worries go ignored in city Editor, OBSERVER: I would not normally complain about things, but last fall my neighbor poured a pad for a lawn shed. It was about six inches from the property line. They took all the dirt from the pouring of cement and threw it on my lawn, destroying a section of ...