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Remove plant from lakefront Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Fredonia board ignores public Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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It was hotter in the past Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Band coverage appreciated Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

Senior treatment is disappointing

Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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‘Phenomenal job’ at our hospital Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Cage cartoon is exaggeration Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Mayor, trustees absent from services Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

Make a difference this election

Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Barbecue is team effort Editor, OBSERVER: 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: ...

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Columnist put in his place Editor, OBSERVER: This is a response to the letter by Diane Andrasik headlined, “‘Silly’ commentary filled with attacks” (June 3) on the Opinion page. The letter was well researched, well thought out and, no doubt, took a long while to compose and edit. ...

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Coverage boosts Art Trail Editor, OBSERVER: The OBSERVER is truly a hometown newspaper serving our Chautauqua community well! In addition to giving the news about town, it supports the efforts of many groups by featuring articles related to events. The North Shore Arts Alliance ...

Compassion, generosity appreciated

Editor, OBSERVER: We would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations that shared their time, talent and contributions to support Bobby Koko’s Benefit on April 21 at the Kosciuszko Club. It is difficult to give enough thanks for the support given, both emotionally and ...

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Trump’s remarks often out of line Editor, OBSERVER: While reading the recent Connie Schultz article about the “Kneeling card” I did agree with President Donald Trump that I do not like kneeling while the National Anthem is being played. However, I do not agree with the “sons of ...

Boy, family grateful for help

Editor, OBSERVER: A sincere heart-felt “thank you” to all of our family, friends and strangers from the local community and surrounding towns, who attended the fundraiser, “Mason Kicks T-Cell Lymphoma” on March 24. We want to thank not just those who attended but the many ...

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Worry about U.S., not China Editor, OBSERVER: The president of the United States has made claims about being tough on China regarding unfair trade practices. But his actions show something entirely different and confusing to me as well as it should be to all Americans. I cannot understand ...

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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 ...