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Residents here also need work

Editor, OBSERVER:The construction of the drug plant in Dunkirk is much needed for our local towns. Producing medicine will not only assist individuals with cancer but will also create jobs for the surrounding communities and stimulate economic growth.It also provides the area with extensive aid ...

Kershnar full of blasphemy

Editor, OBSERVER:In Stephen Kershnar's article on Easter (March 30), he raised doubts about the veracity of Atonement and Christian forgiveness in general.He refers to the penal substitution theory as being "unjust." Of course it's unjust. Why would an all-powerful God submit himself to the ...

Republican tactics go awry

Editor, OBSERVER:We've learned from Republican insider committee members, that the sole purpose of that GOP committee on the Benghazi incident was an attempt to derail Hillary Clinton's campaign and after three meaningless, lengthy investigations. No one can argue that fact.After endless hours ...

Hotel is more than eyesore

Editor, OBSERVER:The historic hotel is an abandoned building in the heart of Silver Creek. Apparently it has no owner and no one accepts responsibility.The structure is a heath and safety hazard as well as fire hazard. Village residents have raised concerns only to fall on deaf years to the ...

Tourism industry not the answer

Editor, OBSERVER:I hope that Chautauqua County Democrats and Republicans offer up candidates for County Executive in 2017 with a vision of Chautauqua County that is not based upon low paid, seasonal tourism jobs and the continued loss of good jobs and population. No parent or grandparent dreams ...

Healthy choice in a leader

Editor, OBSERVER:As I stated in my last article, I can't find one presidential candidate to vote for. But, if just one of them would say they would provide free health care for all Americans he or she would definitely have my vote.Please don't say it's not possible, because it is!CLIFFORD C. ...

Not all have access to information

Editor, OBSERVER:This is in response to the article concerning parking tickets issued to Ruggles Street residents on Leap Day (April 17). Wouldn't it be interesting to conduct a survey of those issued tickets that day to find out how many have Internet access, use Facebook, read or listen to ...

U.S. needs to start over

Editor, OBSERVER:Neither political party can effectively manage this country and they both deserve to be flushed. Draft a new Constitution and start over as a nation, not an empire.Convert all foreign aid to domestic aid and take care of our own. Stop interfering in the affairs of other ...

New building, unfair practice

Editor, OBSERVER:I was very excited to hear that the state of New York has granted authorization and funds for a new drug plant to be built in Dunkirk.I am the owner of a firm in the Dunkirk area, and I was planning to bid on this project because there have not been many construction projects ...

Shining moment for couple

Editor, OBSERVER:When I wake up in the morning, I have this saying, "something great is going to happen to me today." And it always does. Sometimes I have to look a little harder for it, but last evening something wonderful happened to Charlie and me.We were given a card. The Forestville ...

Agreement hurts area firms

Editor, OBSERVER:I have worked on construction projects in Western New York for years, and the company I work for has established a reputation as one of the most efficient construction firms in the state.This is why I was very upset to hear that the state of New York is considering implementing ...

City firefighter pact is responsible

Editor OBSERVER:Here are some of my thoughts on the firemen's contract that was passed at the April 5 Common Council meeting:As I stated at the meeting, after reading the Collective Bargaining Agreements with all four city unions, the firefighters have, in my opinion, the most fiscally ...

We’re on the high end of low price

Editor, OBSERVER:Just wondering. If the national price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.09 and the price in Fredonia is $2.29 does that mean we are paying $6 for $5 worth of gas?Also, it is said that "shipping" costs are more for our area. Does that mean for Fredonia only? Gas is advertised on ...

Spreading good news

Editor, OBSERVER:Stephen Kershnar is right in his March 30 commentary. A lot of us are celebrating Jesus' Resurrection! Alleluia!As a matter of fact, the Catholic Church savors this mystery and its implications for our lives for seven weeks!Jesus' resurrection from the dead is God's way of ...

Good eggs, wrong time

Editor, OBSERVER:I appreciate the outreach programs that the students at SUNY at Fredonia do for the children of the community but was disappointed on Sunday, April 3.I took my great-grandchildren to Washington Park for the egg hunt. We arrived at a few minutes after 2 p.m. to find out that the ...

Saluting city VA Clinic

Editor, OBSERVER:This is a short letter in regards to the VA Clinic in Dunkirk.I've been involved at the VA Clinic for at least 10 years or more. I can't thank Dr. Jamal and staff at the VA Clinic enough, from the secretary to the counselor and all the girls in the office it's like a small ...

Candidates may lose votes

Editor, OBSERVER:There were a lot of young and student voters at the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton rallies, but will they be qualified to vote for either?A lot of their supporters are may not be eligible to vote in the primary or to vote. They had to be registered by March 25 or to be ...

Not all agree with Reed

Editor, OBSERVER:This letter is in response to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed's support of Mr. Trump.I hope this endorsement is not thought by Mr. Trump to be an endorsement by all of the congressman's district. I am disappointed the congressman did not stand up and at least say the vitriol that Mr. Trump ...

Dem voters must show up

Editor, OBSERVER:It is vital that all Chautauqua County Democrats vote in the April 19 presidential primary. More than ever, we need to show that Chautauqua County Democratic voters count in the 23rd Congressional District.We are the largest and most populated in our congressional district. At ...

Veterans do support Trump

Editor, OBSERVER:This is a rebuttal letter to the commentary by candidate for Congress John Plumb on "Endorsing a disaster" (April 10). First, Mr. Plumb admitting he is a Democrat says it all. You see, most Democrats feel this way about Donald Trump for president and it's the same old story: no ...