Somber words as holiday nears
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.
Poem written by Carleton R. Lancaster.
Rest soldier in your long ...
Worries go ignored in city
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 ...
Often the first smile we see, and the first voice we hear is that of our mother. She nurtures us, cares for us, consoles us when we are hurt and worries about us when we are not there.
Our mothers are our greatest champions, the ones who love us no matter what we do. ...
Today notable in U.S. history
Because I am a member of the Jamestown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I received an e-mail from the New York VIS Committee about the Cannon Trail Monument to be unveiled at Crown Point Historic Site today.
The email ...
Logic lacking in school breaks
It’s time for common sense to prevail! The two largest school districts in northern Chautauqua County have decreed a two-week spring break rather than one week in February and one around Easter.
There is no benefit either educationally or ...
The headline, “Pomfret moving forward with county water” (April 24), misrepresents the town of Pomfret’s water supply systems because it deals only with the Van Buren Water District.
The town also operates the Chestnut Road, Berry Road, west side of Johnson Street, ...
Other options for business
I support the concerns of Roberta Mastrelli in the People’s column (April 9). Great Lakes Refrigeration does not belong in a residential area but in one of the many commercial sites available in the city.
The first time around the zoning ...
An Easter message from the Dunkirk mayor
As many of us travel for this holiday season, I wish each and everyone a most cheerful and blessed Easter. This is a time that is meant for hope, rebirth and renewal. It is those sentiments that I feel for the city of Dunkirk.
Zoning board ignores issues
Thanks to the city of Dunkirk and the Zoning Board for throwing Fairview Avenue and neighboring streets “under the bus” by approving the Great Lakes Cold Storage. The majority was ignored.
Much was not mentioned in the follow-up in your ...
Labels only confuse issues
Could we please stop saying “Repeal and Replace?” Words matter.
As long as that is the mantra, Republicans will be trapped by a rallying cry that failed and Democrats will refuse to cooperate. Meanwhile, thousands of people are anxious ...
Residents get heated over zoning
This is an open letter to Mayor Willie Rosas; Patrick Corbett, owner of Great Lakes Cold Storage; members of the Zoning and Appeals Board; Bob Bankoski, legislator; Rebecca Yanus, development director, city of Dunkirk.
You have ...
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 ...