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May 10, 2015 By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, May 10, the 130th day of 2015. There are 235 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Da. more »»

People’s column

May 8, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: The first full week in May is designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week. Tuesday of this week was Teacher Appreciation Day. more »»

Jamestown marks U.S. Train Day

May 7, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: National Train Day will be commemorated in Jamestown on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Gateway Erie Railroad Station, West Second at Lafayette streets. more »»

Goodell’s thoughts ‘tunnel vision’

May 4, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: As I read two newspapers on a recent morning, I was overwhelmed by the difference in reporting about the trip to Cuba by our governor. more »»

People’s column

May 3, 2015 Village in need of stop sign Editor, OBSERVER: On April 28 in the morning, I was parked on the village mall in the wonderful village of Forestville where I attempted to cross Main Street — Route 39 ... more »»

Reduce Forestville’s trustee numbers

April 28, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: I’m going to keep it short and simple. 1.) Forestville elections have almost always been uncontested for decades. 2. more »»

Required reading for our politicians

April 27, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: In high school, you have a book to read for a book report. In college, you have required reading for many course in the curriculu. more »»

People’s column

April 26, 2015 Departments are city asset Editor, OBSERVER: We would like to thank the Dunkirk Fire and Police departments for their assistance on April 20 to our call of a fire. more »»

Forestville has issue with drugs

April 25, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: This is an open letter to the parents of Forestville. We have a drug and alcohol problem in our small town of Forestville. more »»

Some needed relief for yachters

April 20, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: In these times of depressing news, it was a great relief to see the headline in the county newspapers about the state budget deal helping yacht owners (March 31). more »»

People’s column

April 19, 2015 Child cases never easy Editor, OBSERVER: Neglect is to fail to care for or attend sufficiently or properly. more »»

People’s column

April 12, 2015 All taxes are not ‘friendly’ Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to a former county legislator’s commentary “Sales-tax hike not ‘people friendly’’’ (March 24). Property tax vs. more »»

The EPA, FDA protect our food

April 6, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: The Tea Bagger members of the U.S. more »»

Future educators upset about evaluations

April 5, 2015 I am a sophomore Adolescent English Education Major at SUNY Fredonia. Becoming a teacher is always something I’ve wanted to do. more »»

Cuomo’s policy needs to change

April 5, 2015 As a student attending college in hopes of becoming an adolescent English teacher I have learned a thing or two about the new policy known as the Common Core. more »»

Tests don’t show all that children know

April 5, 2015 I’m a sophomore at Fredonia State University and a hopeful future English educator. more »»

People’s column

April 5, 2015 They took my Savior away They laid him in the tomb to stay The cross was left, on the hill. Laying there, with a story to tell. It was the cross on the hill. more »»

Why planning boards muddle through

April 4, 2015 Finding a widespread lack of planning skills among members of town planning boards the NYS Legislative Commission on Rural Resources in Albany supported a 1992 amendment to the NY Town Law giving... more »»

Union calls for investment to make prisons safer

April 2, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: Our correctional facilities are in need of a wholesale examination. more »»

More information regarding New York City’s government

April 1, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER Richard Westlund suggests that “We could do with fewer counties” (OBSERVER, March 10). He implies that New York City has four counties. more »»



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