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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 »»

People's Column

March 29, 2015 Answers lacking regarding hospital Editor, OBSERVER: This writer was recently amused to read the “very informative” interview in February conducted with Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer of Brook... more »»

People’s column

March 28, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: In reference to a recent article on the proposed 0.5 percent increase in the sales tax, it stated that if approved, property taxes will decrease. more »»

People’s column

March 22, 2015 Near’s tribute appreciated Editor, OBSERVER: It is said sometimes we attribute qualities both positive and negative we have in ourselves to others. more »»

‘Offenders’ column lack in research

March 18, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: In the commentary “Laws help offenders, not citizens” (March 9), continuous use of the word, “perverts” is indicative of a prejudicial leaning due to the writer’s limited knowledge... more »»

2011 winter wasn’t really that bad

March 17, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: I came across this poem the other day and I had to chuckle a bit and then send it in for others to chuckle as well. more »»

Mute swans are nuisance

March 16, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: There are two signs at the city boat launch that say, “Do Not Feed the Waterfowl.” Also, mute swans are an invasive species that destroy the nests of wild ducks and geese. more »»

Violator off hook for car damage

March 15, 2015 By MARY DAVIS On Jan. 21, my unoccupied, legally parked automobile was hit sustaining $5,148 in damages. more »»

People’s column

March 15, 2015 Lots of care at time of need Editor, OBSERVER: On Feb. 19, I was involved in a medical situation and would like to express my deep appreciation to all those that were involved in my car. more »»

Musings from the Hill

March 13, 2015 It was the address labels that first clued me into the connection. All right – March. I understand leprechauns and shamrocks for who, regardless of background, doesn’t enjoy celebrating St. more »»

Poll on love for U.S. runs deeper

March 9, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: A newly released Huffington Post poll asked 1,000 Americans if they believe that President Obama loves America. more »»

County bails out ConAgra

March 8, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s purchase of the ConAgra building is a win-win for ConAgra and a lose-lose for the taxpayers of this county. more »»

Event warms Opera House

March 8, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: On behalf of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, I want to extend our sincerest appreciation to all those who supported our Winter BBQ & Basket Auction at the Masonic Lodge in Februa. more »»

Staying on the right track

March 7, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: I recently wrote a letter about former president Abraham Lincoln briefly visiting Dunkirk in 1861. After my letter was in the OBSERVER (Feb. more »»

Hello Barbie, goodbye childhood

March 1, 2015 There is a 12-gallon plastic bin filled with Barbie dolls and accessories stored in the cubbyhole of my childhood bedroom. more »»

Village water taps out many

February 28, 2015 Village water taps out many Editor, OBSERVER: Silver Creek seems to have some of the most expensive water bills in the state, possibly in the nation. more »»

People’s column

February 21, 2015 Lots of hot air on wind proposal Editor, OBSERVER: The writer of the commentary Feb. 9 opposing the wind farm should get his facts straight. more »»

AMVETS quietly serves community

February 19, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: Through the hard work of all our AMVETS family members, we were able to achieve many of our goals in assisting fellow veterans and our community. more »»

Ready for a warming trend?

February 18, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: After two nights with some of the coldest weather in 20 years, the question has to be asked: is this global warming? DOUGLAS ZANGHI, Fredonia ... more »»



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