McCain made us all proud
I wonder if John McCain, or his family, or those who voted for him, or those who admired something about him, understood what his most important accomplishment was in his life. It is not that he was a senator. It was not that he almost became ...
Good and bad
signs for city
I would like to compliment the group that did the nice landscaping in front of the large blue “Welcome” sign on the entrance to Dunkirk at Route 60 and Doughty Streets.
However there is also the same kind of sign on the corner of South ...
Today is Saturday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2018. There are 114 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon covering his entire term in office.
On this ...
Reed reports run rampant
It’s hard not to notice the sudden plethora of articles in the OBSERVER about Tom Reed. As he attends his fundraisers, he schedules a visit to an area food bank or farm to have an empathy photo op, yet his voting record shows that he consistently ...
I think it’s shameful that the death of John McCain, a man who gave all for this country, was reported on Page 8 of the third section on Aug. 26 by this newspaper.
U.S. Navy veteran
Petition wants look
at Evans policing
An 87-page petition signed by more than 700 Evans voters asking the Evans New York Town Board to hold public hearings on the cost of policing has been delivered to the town clerk by a citizen’s group, Evans Taxpayers United Inc., a ...
Praising a village solution
I am thrilled to have Eagle Street available to village residents for yard waste. There was a problem for many what to do while the board and mayor haggled over the issue
The problem was solved with a legal opinion from our village attorney. ...
‘Extremism’ from the GOP
I was surprised to read Nick Weinstein’s assessment of the Tracy Mitrano rally in Olean (July 20). He refers to the “ ‘hateful rhetoric’ that followed an event billed as a unity rally.” I wondered why he hasn’t accused the president ...
Family has praise for support
My husband and I are touched by the overwhelming support of continuing concerns and contributions given in support of our late son Terry’s memorial golf tournament at Pinehurst Golf Club.
Proceeds went to Terry’s M&T Bank Trust Fund ...
College is failing with Fenner house
The Fenner house, how should we think of it? Constructed in 1868, this house is a significant part of historic Fredonia. Going north to south Fredonia to Dunkirk Central Avenue is lined with these historic homes. Each home represents a ...
Unfortunate as the closing of NRG might be, especially as it relates to our tax base, some high end job opportunities lost, and the impact on our cost/source of energy, let us not wallow in these moments of regret. The decision to close has ...
Fredonia board ignores public
Several years ago a member of the Fredonia school board resigned her position as a member. The board quickly and rightfully so filled the position with the next highest vote getter in the election – Cristina Gegenschatz. The board did this ...
It was hotter
in the past
The heat this summer has come up a few times during conversations so I went online and checked what has been recorded at the Buffalo airport.
This year we had the coldest April with the most measurable snow over the last 148 years ago. I ...
Band coverage appreciated
On behalf of the acoustic rock band Wooden Ship, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Dunkirk OBSERVER for the nice article and photograph which detailed the band’s history in last week’s paper.
In addition, we would like to ...
Normally a disclaimer comes at the end of an article or ad, but I will get it out of the way now. My daughter was a senior member of this year’s Dunkirk High softball team. I’ve had the privilege, in the last four or five years to attend numerous games, which included ...
‘Phenomenal job’ at our hospital
A lot of times people only want to write comments about things when they have something negative to say. Today, I want to commend a few people at Brooks Memorial Hospital Emergency Room that have done a phenomenal job. On June 7, I had ...
I was very disgusted with the so-called cartoon in the OBSERVER (June 22) with President Donald Trump throwing paper towels to a crying child in a cage.
Folks – alert – this isn’t true. This cartoon is fake news. This cartoon isn’t ...
Mayor, trustees absent from services
As a Fredonia village resident, taxpayer and family member of those that served in our military, I am appalled that the Fredonia mayor and Trustees Kara Christina, James Lynden and Michael Barrus couldn’t find their way to attend a ...
I live in NYs 23rd Congressional District and am guilty of trying to influence the outcome of an election. In fact, I’ve been doing it for more than 40 years.
I’m not the mastermind behind a Russian social media bot. I’m not talking gerrymandering or voter ...
Barbecue is team effort
On June 3, The Sheridan Memorial VFW Post 6390 held its chicken barbecue. A very big thank you to our patrons, members, VFW, and auxiliary who made our event another success!
We could not have done it without our dedicated volunteers and staff: ...