Peoples column

It’s still not your money

Editor, OBSERVER: Back when tax reform was a bill before Congress I submitted a letter to the editor “Let’s Do the Numbers.” My numbers turn out to be incorrect. Subjected to a deluge of conflicting information, I, like most Americans had (and in some areas still have) an incomplete ...

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What’s happening to our city? Editor, OBSERVER: What is going on in the city of Dunkirk? Is there a deliberate effort being made to eliminate the city? The hospital is being moved out of the confines of the city. Major stores are closed. There is no listing in the telephone director ...

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Found children are victims Editor, OBSERVER: I uncontrollably wept emotional tears of sadness while writing this letter. For over a year, I have not showered — my story. For over a year, I have not showered — their story. Both, absolute truth when you know the people and the rest ...

Circling the wagons

Area needs to send message against plan Editor, OBSERVER: I want to thank Fredonia Trustee Doug Essek for starting his petition on change.org opposing the roundabout at Routes 60 and 20. The petition touches on every reason the public should be against this proposal and I urge everyone to ...

Wrong leader let go at school

Editor, OBSERVER: I’ve been a resident of the Fredonia community since 1971 when my mother got a job at The Fredonia Central School District where she served until 1996. I’ve heard a lot of talk about changes that have been implemented within the district in the last school year. I ...

Doctor always welcome back

Editor, OBSERVER: A recent letter (Jan. 14) regarding Dr. Thomas McTernan was “spot on.” I wish I could add more to what she said but her letter said it all. When we received the notification that he was leaving General Physicians, many jaws dropped to their knees. A class doctor and a ...

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Fredonia can fix the bumps Editor, OBSERVER: The West and East parking lots in Fredonia need attention!! The first thing is the cars in the west parking lot facing Canadaway Street. These cars are there day after day and night after night. We have a beautiful parking lot on Water ...

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Article placement on hero was ‘sad’ Editor, OBSERVER: I am with Make A Mark self-advocacy group out of Dunkirk. I think that is a shame that Officer Craig Lehner’s article was on the back page of the OBSERVER when it should of been on the very front page of the newspaper on Oct. 26 ...

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What will stop the mindless killings? Editor, OBSERVER: Guns absolutely do not kill people! People kill people! The choice of the weapon is decided by the killer. Some use guns, some use knives, hammers or pipes. Some use automobiles, swords, a fist or poison. We know terrorists have used ...

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No benefit to wind plan Editor, OBSERVER: The Cassadaga Wind Project is a complete waste. The project nameplate of 126 MW is incorrect and seriously misleading. New York state wind capacity factors — efficiencies — are only 26 percent. So 126MW is in reality only 32.8MW. Laying ...

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Going above and beyond on Christmas Editor, OBSERVER: On Christmas Day at approximately noon, the power at our home in Forest Park in Westfield went out. Within half an hour we received a text message alert from the village of Westfield notifying us that a tree had taken down power lines on ...

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Sign of change in Sheridan Editor, OBSERVER: I was driving by Sullivan’s Charbroil on Route 20 and Christy Road when I noticed something that wasn’t there! The sign welcoming us to Sheridan was missing. I pulled over to see that the sign had been sawed off and only little stubs ...

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Bully actions hurt game of football Editor, OBSERVER: Football is beginning to lose its value as a sport and is becoming a win at all cost contest with no respect for how it is played. I enjoy the game and the quality of the action. I also am a Bills fan. Winning at the cost of brutal ...

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Proud tradition continues in Westfield Editor, OBSERVER: What a fabulous day we had in Westfield for the 30th Holly Tour! So much preparation and time goes into planning this event and we couldn’t do it without the many hands involved. We would like to extend much thanks and ...

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School 7 concert was wonderful Editor, OBSERVER: We recently attended School 7’s Christmas concert. It was entertainment at its best. Congratulations to Mrs. Tonia Piede. You’re truly a teacher of music. Your talent, enthusiasm and creativity set the stage. The students responded ...

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Reed disappoints on tax reform Editor, OBSERVER: Shortly after voting yes on a tax bill that could add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed held a town hall meeting in Horseheads which I attended. In response to tough questions and obvious anguish and fear of the ...

Ludwig put students first

Editor, OBSERVER: I lived in Fredonia for 30 years and taught high school chemistry for many years before becoming a district administrator. I supply that information so that you understand that I have known and respected Andy Ludwig for decades. He was a student in my chemistry class ...

Entertainment loses values

Editor, OBSERVER: When I was much younger, the games, Donkey Kong and Pac Man were the rage. You were a winner when your Pac Man devoured all of the targets. The entertainment industry has escalated to war games, with the sanctions of our politicians, due to high profits and greed for ...

It was simpler for some

Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to the column by Richard Makuch “Nothing simple about politics, losing” (Dec. 11). Yes, yes, yes, Mr. Makuch, let’s all return to those fabled days of yore, when men were men, and women stayed in the kitchen where they belonged! Yes, we had love ...

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Special spirit already in the air Editor, OBSERVER: The Christmas Spirit is definitely in Dunkirk. Last week, I was shopping at Aldi’s. The clerks were all busy. A pretty young lady stood behind me carrying poinsettias and wreaths. I asked her to go ahead of me as I had a cart full. ...