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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. ...

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Cassadaga grade was far too low Editor, OBSERVER: I was disappointed in John D’Agostino’s description of Cassadaga in his column of municipal grades (Dec. 1). He is correct that the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga do much to promote the village and they deserve praise. However, ...

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Cassadaga grade was far too low Editor, OBSERVER: I was disappointed in John D’Agostino’s description of Cassadaga in his column of municipal grades (Dec. 1). He is correct that the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga do much to promote the village and they deserve praise. However, ...

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Area doctor did great job Editor, OBSERVER: Dr. Thomas McTernan Jr. of General Physicians PC is by far the best doctor that I have ever had. He is very personable and actually cares about how people feel or what kind of day they might be having. I was in need of a new physician and he took ...

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Candidate sends best wishes Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob Scudder, Melanie Mann, Doug and Julie Essek, Roger Britz Jr., the League of Women Voters, the Republican Committee and caucus. I also thank the people who allowed me to put signs in their yards, ...

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Open invitation for wreath event Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Forums help in voter decisions Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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No beef over meat party Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

City grateful, moving in right direction

Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Group grateful for support Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Board member appreciates votes Editor, OBSERVER: 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. TOM WIK, Sheridan ...

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Simplify our tax code Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Even if battle over, vets still fight on Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

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Ferguson aims to add jobs Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...

People’s Column: Tuesday’s Election

Clerk hopeful has issue with trust Editor, OBSERVER: 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 ...