Peoples column

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 ...

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 ...