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People’s column — July 1

Park sign needs no name attached Editor, OBSERVER: The addition of the sign at the entrance to Memorial Park I like. What I do not like is the addition of the mayor’s name on it. I have nothing against the mayor as I have often commented in the positive for his ideas and actions. The park ...

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ISIS has to be target Editor, OBSERVER: The solution for putting an end to ISIS lies in our willingness to hunt them down like the animals they are, and get down in the gutter to unleash hell on each and every one of them. Forget about political correctness, forget about taking ...

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Give residents compost access Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to comment on the OBSERVER’s June 1 article “Resident: Village is dumping on private property.” My opinion is that Fredonia village residents should be able to use some of this compost. It is village material and we pay to ...

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Editor, OBSERVER: I have been blessed to be able to have the best of both worlds — home for the summer and Arizona for the winter. This was no accident; it was planed years ago after I returned from Korea. On Christmas day, I will be 88 years old. It has been a wonderful life, or at ...

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Younger not always better Editor, OBSERVER: Trolling the internet, I ran across the blog being featured by the Chautauqua County Democratic “recovery” team who were advertising for warm bodies to run in the November election. As incentive for signing up young candidates, they took a ...

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Somber words as holiday nears Editor, OBSERVER: 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. UNKNOWN SOLDIER Poem written by Carleton R. Lancaster. Rest soldier in your long ...

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Worries go ignored in city Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

Don’t forget Mom on her day!

Editor, OBSERVER: 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. ...

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Today notable in U.S. history Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Logic lacking in school breaks Editor, OBSERVER 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 ...

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Editor, OBSERVER: 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, ...

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Other options for business Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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An Easter message from the Dunkirk mayor Editor, OBSERVER: 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. We ...

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Zoning board ignores issues Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Labels only confuse issues Editor, OBSERVER 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 ...

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Residents get heated over zoning Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

Direct care workers deserve more

Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Don’t grades matter in state tuition plan? Editor, OBSERVER: Why can’t the free tuition plan proposed for New York state by our governor be based on academic merit rather than income? KAREN SCHRADER, Fredonia Runaway prices ail many users Editor, OBSERVER: Lawrence ...

Powerful military can be reduced

Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Trustee’s ‘no’ is appreciated Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...