for wreath event
Every year thousands of volunteers lay wreaths at the headstones of those that fell in defense of our great nation. Wreaths Across America is in need of donations for wreaths. Visit their website — Wreaths Across America. Once again ...
Forums help in voter decisions
I’d like to say thank you to both the OBSERVER staff and the League of Women Voters for their excellent efforts in promoting awareness and coverage of candidates and important issues leading up to the recent elections.
Once again, the ...
No beef over meat party
Thank you to all our volunteers, patrons, donators, Auxiliary, VFW guys, and staff who made our Fall Meat Party a success.
Thank you to Jennifer Lemke for doing a great job as our mistress of ceremonies. I know we need to tweek some things like ...
Over this past year we have seen many reasons to be thankful here in the city of Dunkirk. Whether it is the warmer temperatures that have stayed a little longer, or the promise of new development coming into our area, 2017 has moved us closer to once again becoming the ...
I would like to thank the many members of the community, including several in city government, who have had the courtesy to approach members of Revitalize Dunkirk in the past month to ask us directly for clarification of rumors and distortions ...
Board member appreciates votes
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the town of Sheridan residents for their vote on Nov. 7. I appreciate very much everyone’s support and I look forward to continuing to serve on the Sheridan Town Board.
our tax code
Maybe it’s time to convert to a consumption tax instead of a “reformed” income tax. Under a consumption tax, everyone contributes, with no exceptions. It’s an absolute disgrace that we have a 16,000-page tax code with tons of loopholes to ...
Even if battle over, vets still fight on
Veterans past and present, thanks for you for preserving our freedoms.
You lost your comrades.
You lost your youth.
You lost your sight.
You lost your limbs.
You lost your hearing.
You lost your minds.
Many were ...
to add jobs
County executive candidate Mike Ferguson has been talking to a yogurt company about building their new factory here.
The company is from Ithaca. They want to make an ethically produced luxury brand of yogurt.
They are looking for a ...
Clerk hopeful has issue with trust
Just a few short weeks ago, it appeared Larry Barmore was running for county clerk unopposed. Aside from one announcement article several months ago, there was no other candidate visible.
Political signs for his opponent were scarcely ...
I attended the League of Women Voters Chautauqua County executive candidate debate between Mike Ferguson and George Borrello on Oct. 26 at Dunkirk City Hall. The question of what the candidates will do to increase the use of renewable energy in our county was raised.
I am writing this letter on behalf of Constance M. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson had contacted me concerning her endorsement for town supervisor in Perrysburg after the death of Dennis Stopen. Due to the time restrictions in dealing with election law, we were unable to formally ...
Congratulations to Angie Mardino-Miller for winning the Republican primary election against an incumbent. It seems good to have a candidate with the best interests of the community at heart.
Angie has had a long history of helping others. Her experiences include being a ...
Recently, it was implied that Americans should rely on the Southern Poverty Law Center for their analysis of any and all events. In reality, no American, at least those who love God, country, family, truth, law and order and liberty should give the center the slightest ...
to ‘dirty tricks’
It has come to my attention that once again, as candidates for office in the upcoming election Nov. 7 put up their campaign signs — they fall victim to political “dirty tricks.”
In this instance, Mary Stuhr a candidate for a ...
Fall’s magic won’t be here long Editor, OBSERVER: “Autumning” Leaves will fall Red, gold, and yellow Smell of apples fill the air A dusk will bring the harvest moon As Grandma stands on the stairs She cools the pumpkin pie In the evening breeze As October brings in the true Autumn. She ...
‘Yes’ means state changes
A “yes” vote for the New York State Constitution is a must. A needed change in Albany will result. Among some of the advocates: Former adviser to Gov. Mario Cuomo, William A. Samuels; state Bar Association; the League of Women Voters and ...
Convention brings no fix to the state
New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote next month on whether they would like to have a state constitutional convention. This is an important decision that could dramatically change agriculture, as we know it, in New York.
American resolve still resonates
I remember watching Eric Sevareid in the mid 1960s on CBS interviewing Eric Hoffer about his new book. It had a quote that has come back to me many times over the years.
Sevareid asked Hoffer what he thought made Americans different from ...
The football players and those who adhere to their disrespect for what true Americans stand for are aliens of this country and should be treated with disdain.
President Donald Trump was right for calling them out and chastising them as he did. When the Buffalo Bills ...