Peoples column

Brush picture was bush league

Editor, OBSERVER: This letter is in response to an article and photo that was published in the OBSERVER (March 22) showing a pile of brush in front of my residence. Let me begin by stating that I emphatically had nothing to do with this being printed in the newspaper, and I resent any ...

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Ban purchase of weapons Editor, OBSERVER: I sent a letter to our U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. It stated: Please submit a federal bill to the U.S. government only allowing federal military groups to purchase or possess assault weapons, including the AR 15. No individual may purchase or ...

People’s column — March 11

Reed must act on weapons Editor, OBSERVER: This is an open letter to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. Your response to the latest massacre in a Florida school is unacceptable. Seventeen young adults are dead. Dead, Mr. Reed, dead. Your response was, “Let’s not over-react. We don’t need a ...

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Control and common sense Editor, OBSERVER: I’m all for the Second Amendment as far as owning guns for hunting and self-defense. What I am NOT for is owning and selling assault weapons such as those used in so many mass murders in recent years. Here’s my advice: to the mighty NRA: ...

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Arkwright roads getting attention Editor, OBSERVER: Your newspaper’s recent article regarding the road conditions on Brainard and Miller roads (Feb. 24) was quite accurate and we appreciate this accuracy. What was left out and is of great importance to our taxpayers is that the cost of ...

Senate misfires on gun law

Editor, OBSERVER: In the first two months of 2018 that saw more school shootings, our state Senate approved a measure to permit 12- and 13- year-old children to hunt with long guns. What could motivate the Senate to approve such legislation? Twelve-year-old lobbyists? No. To hear Sen. ...

World needs more caring

Editor, OBSERVER: In a recent column regarding Russian interference and possible collusion, Vicki Westling declares, “Do you care?” What happened to Clinton’s emails and in Benghazi, “Do any of these things matter in the grand scheme of things?” Trivializing current events, was ...

Some welcome changes in U.S.

Editor, OBSERVER: If there is a road to ignorance, as columnist Vicki Westling expounds, she is leading the way. Reading her articles gives me thoughts of someone who demeans our president then uses scriptures, from the Bible, for absolution. Those who seek a better economy and a brighter ...

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 ...