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Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Company aims to praise good deeds Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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‘Guys and Dolls’ performance is ‘spectacular’ Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Getting ahead of NRG issue Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Get cracking on other issues Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Brooks board’s actions are major disservice Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

Differing voices on Brooks’ move

Process has been ‘ridiculous’ Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Hoping for city run from Welka Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Young always has helped our region Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Invest in roads, not new hall Editor, OBSERVER: To me it is plain and simple. How can the town of Arkwright decide to build a new Town Hall when taxpayers are suffering with the horrible mud bogs in the town roads. The only time I take my life into my own hands is when I travel to a ...

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Change more than just the location Editor, OBSERVER: I support the new hospital location at 3710-3724 E. Main St., Fredonia. My suggestion, however, would be to change the name from Brooks Memorial Hospital to Fredonia Regional Hospital to support the State University of New York at ...

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Keep developer option open for Brooks Editor, OBSERVER: There is obviously some very intense posturing going on from all sides regarding the relocation of Brooks Hospital. I have one question that I hope is seriously considered during the re-use meetings should Brooks leave Dunkirk: Is ...

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Overwhelmed by support Editor, OBSERVER: On Jan. 26 I found out just how many people care about me. My sister and mother planned an awesome benefit raffle along with help from many other friends and family. The weather was bad but the turnout was heartwarming. I’ve had so much support ...

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Village needs new leadership Editor, OBSERVER: Village residents have a decision to make this year. It involves the choice for mayor. My vote: Incumbent Athanasia Landis — no; Douglas Essek – yes. This mayor has been talking about a new jail, fixing the East and West parking lots, ...

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Left remains in sore loser mode Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to the Publisher’s notebook “Cuomo’s evolutionary hue shift to true blue” (Jan. 25) and the hatred we see of the president. Why does Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the left hate President Donald Trump? Perhaps it is ...

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History, environment still an issue Editor, OBSERVER: I am unsure what is getting local officials so excited about this time in Chautauqua’s history. They killed one golden goose when they demolished the national landmark Amphitheater to build a $42 million replica, and now the other ...

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City leadership lacks in vote change Editor, OBSERVER: Am I confused? Isn’t the process of adopting a new law in the city of Dunkirk very clear? The council adopts a resolution, it’s presented to the mayor and it becomes law if not vetoed. Why then wasn’t there a referendum for ...

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Hospital moves, city sits still Editor, OBSERVER: What is happening to Dunkirk? This is in regard to the relocation of Brooks Memorial Hospital to Fredonia. 1) Brooks Hospital has always been in Dunkirk since its inception by the Brooks family. 2) Why didn’t Mayor Wilfred Rosas and the ...

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Sounding off on the climate Editor, OBSERVER: This is regarding a recent commentary “Our country cannot ignore climate change” (Dec. 20). Here are a few historic, geologic reminders: ¯ In recent geological history this area was covered with two miles of ice, which has been melting as a ...

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Accolades for a loved one Editor, OBSERVER: Heavy rain did not prevent the community from remembering Gary Grobaski at a memorial service held Thursday evening, Dec. 20. Gary, a unique individual was friendly, warm-hearted, and wildly known for his “one liners.” He owned German ...