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$16 million is not enough for Home

February 23, 2014 By ELIZABETH M. PHILLIPS I am a nurse manager and a 20-year employee at Chautauqua County Home. I listened to the informational meeting online earlier this month. more »»

Responsible audits go unreported

February 23, 2014 By MICHAEL McCOY As treasurer of a volunteer fire department who has had the experience of an audit by the state comptroller’s office, I can tell you the auditors are extremely rigorous and thorough... more »»

People’s column

February 16, 2014 View was aimed at union divide Editor, OBSERVER: The OBSERVER’s View about the County Home, “Union fails with workers” (Feb. 10) was bias and anti-labor. more »»

We’ve all had it with winter

February 15, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: Come on, Mother Nature, call it quits! Dragging the winter out is the pits. For it’s been around far too long. Give spring a chance to come along. more »»

A day of love and hope for peace

February 13, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: “Valentine’s Day — Peace” Santa Claus is for children. Easter Bunnies are too. But Valentine’s day is for lovers. That is why, we should love others. more »»

Reed not responding to concerns

February 10, 2014 Editor OBSERVER: U.. more »»

People’s column

February 9, 2014 Bank’s decision is disappointing Editor, OBSERVER: As a customer of M&T Bank for nearly 45 years, I was stunned and disappointed to learn that M&T Bank was planning to close the branch at the Tops... more »»

Play Trump card on SAFE act

February 8, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: I read the recent article on the New York state SAFE Act. If Donald Trump runs for governor, we the people have a Trump card to vote out Andrew Cuomo come November. more »»

People’s column

February 2, 2014 Assistance was appreciated Editor, OBSERVER: I wish to thank the person or persons who picked me up when I fell in front of Dollar General in the plaza last week.I am so grateful for your help. more »»

Choir fest a ‘fine program’

February 1, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: My wife and I were privileged to attend the 19th annual Chamber Choir Festival held at Westfield High School on Jan. 18. more »»

Protect pets in the winter

January 30, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: During the “polar vortex” that sent temperatures tumbling throughout the country earlier this month, countless animals suffered and died because they were left outdoors. more »»

People’s column

January 26, 2014 Fire protection at high cost Editor, OBSERVER: I just received my town of Pomfret taxes. It is broken down into what the taxes are paid for. The portion for fire protection came out to $422.2. more »»

Some ‘alarmed’ by Cuomo comments

January 23, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said those with traditional values and those who oppose his disastrous NY SAFE Act have no place in New York state. more »»

People's Column

January 19, 2014 Board member has a conflict Editor, OBSERVER: Tom DeJoe serves on the Brocton Central School Board of Education. more »»

Area health, services project moves ahead

January 15, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: Thanks to the private donations of local residents and area organizations, in 2014 Community Concern of Western New York will be expanding to become a Health and Human Services... more »»

Holiday event ‘surpassed all others’

January 13, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who was part of the 2013 Gowanda Police “Cops, Kids, Community and Christmas.” It surpassed all others. more »»

Cat rescue effort gets results

January 11, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: Merci! Gracias! Danke! Arogato! Mahalo! Grazie! No matter what language we say it in, it still means the same: Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts. more »»

People’s column

January 5, 2014 Clothing effort warms hearts Editor, OBSERVER: On Saturday, Dec. more »»

Lighting up spirits in city

January 4, 2014 Editor, OBSERVER: A big thank you to all who helped make the Dunkirk tree lighting event last month such a nice time! The refreshments were delicious, the decorations were beautiful and everyone... more »»

Holiday carols bring cheer

December 29, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: Residents of Absolut in Dunkirk wish to thank the Dunkirk High School chorus for their recent performance during the holidays. more »»



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