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‘Pompous’ piece full of falsehoods Editor, OBSERVER: As a SUNY Fredonia alumnus, I’d like to think the commentary “Some majors are quite minor” (May 2) was written satirically. I regret it is not. I note his own field, philosophy, is conspicuously missing from his gunsights. ...

All nurses are inspirational

Editor, OBSERVER: Every year in May we celebrate both nurses and hospital week. This year’s theme “Inspire, innovate and influence” could not be more fitting for our community. A new hospital is being built! We must be proud and support that endeavor. But we also must ask the right ...

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Dunkirk was not Chadwick Bay Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to note an important clarification of fact in regard to a recent article in the Lifestyles section (April 29) headlined, “Family helped build city foundation.” The article notes the name of the city of Dunkirk at one time being ...

Family grateful for support

Editor, OBSERVER: This is an open letter to the community and its businesses. Our heartfelt, sincere thank-you goes out to all the kind and generous family, friends and businesses who shared their love and support for the Diane Mekus Benefit on March 25. Words cannot express the gratitude ...

Arkwright work creates war zone

Editor, OBSERVER: This is a rebuttal to the article “Norton displeased with county comments” (April 14). The town Supervisor Nick Norton claims he is upset by a statement that Arkwright looks like a landfill Maybe he is right, it does not look like a landfill. Maybe it more resembles a ...

Rescued dog turning the corner

Editor, OBSERVER: This is an open letter to the person who left two little dogs in a box in the freezing rain at the Lakeshore Humane Society a few weeks ago. The volunteer who found the box after some hours brought the dogs into the light and warmth of the shelter. The volunteers who took ...

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Allow student to be on golf team Editor, OBSERVER: This letter is about coach Jack Dugan and Lewis Markham. I am begging the Forestville school board: Please, please do not take this young man Lewis off the team! I go along with what he said – he knew he did wrong and should be punished. ...

People’s Column — April 8

Easter breakfast to benefit Angola camp Editor, OBSERVER: Trinity Lutheran Church, Silver Creek wishes to thank the OBSERVER and the community for helping to raise $1,046 at our Easter breakfast. In addition to the many people who showed up for breakfast, local businesses and organizations ...

Residents await cost to Fredonia

Editor, OBSERVER: The Gowanda School District released the financial details of the separation agreement between the district and their superintendent in a recent article in the OBSERVER, thus informing the taxpayers of the agreement’s actual cost. As taxpayers in the Fredonia Central ...

Landis keeping 2015 vision

Editor, OBSERVER: On Nov. 3, 2015, Athanasia Landis, M.D., decisively defeated Michael Sullivan, J.D., with her vision of a revitalized Village of Fredonia. On March 25, 2018, the OBSERVER revisited the issues of that election with an editorial arguing that the Village should make do with a ...

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Easter wishes from city of Dunkirk Editor, OBSERVER: At this special time of the year, whether you celebrate by coloring eggs and looking forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny, or by attending a religious ceremony celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, here in the city of Dunkirk there ...

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Assistance, luck in city Editor, OBSERVER: St. Patrick’s Day dawned Saturday morning with cloudless, blue skies and chilly temperatures. But the luck of the Irish was not with two beige, young, stray chihuahuas that were running on the sidewalks of Central Avenue in Dunkirk. After ...

Brush picture was bush league

Editor, OBSERVER: This letter is in response to an article and photo that was published in the OBSERVER (March 22) showing a pile of brush in front of my residence. Let me begin by stating that I emphatically had nothing to do with this being printed in the newspaper, and I resent any ...

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Ban purchase of weapons Editor, OBSERVER: I sent a letter to our U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. It stated: Please submit a federal bill to the U.S. government only allowing federal military groups to purchase or possess assault weapons, including the AR 15. No individual may purchase or ...

People’s column — March 11

Reed must act on weapons Editor, OBSERVER: This is an open letter to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. Your response to the latest massacre in a Florida school is unacceptable. Seventeen young adults are dead. Dead, Mr. Reed, dead. Your response was, “Let’s not over-react. We don’t need a ...

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Control and common sense Editor, OBSERVER: I’m all for the Second Amendment as far as owning guns for hunting and self-defense. What I am NOT for is owning and selling assault weapons such as those used in so many mass murders in recent years. Here’s my advice: to the mighty NRA: ...

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Arkwright roads getting attention Editor, OBSERVER: Your newspaper’s recent article regarding the road conditions on Brainard and Miller roads (Feb. 24) was quite accurate and we appreciate this accuracy. What was left out and is of great importance to our taxpayers is that the cost of ...

Senate misfires on gun law

Editor, OBSERVER: In the first two months of 2018 that saw more school shootings, our state Senate approved a measure to permit 12- and 13- year-old children to hunt with long guns. What could motivate the Senate to approve such legislation? Twelve-year-old lobbyists? No. To hear Sen. ...

World needs more caring

Editor, OBSERVER: In a recent column regarding Russian interference and possible collusion, Vicki Westling declares, “Do you care?” What happened to Clinton’s emails and in Benghazi, “Do any of these things matter in the grand scheme of things?” Trivializing current events, was ...

Some welcome changes in U.S.

Editor, OBSERVER: If there is a road to ignorance, as columnist Vicki Westling expounds, she is leading the way. Reading her articles gives me thoughts of someone who demeans our president then uses scriptures, from the Bible, for absolution. Those who seek a better economy and a brighter ...