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Well wishes for outgoing director

September 6, 2015 I wish to speak personally as a resident of Dunkirk in relation to the recent news that city of Dunkirk Director of Development Steve Neratko will be moving upward to a new job. more »»

Beaches need to be treasured

September 6, 2015 I’m visiting from Florida and it saddens me that the city of Dunkirk in which I was born many years ago is being neglected in many parts of the community. more »»

Social Security has history of service

September 6, 2015 Social Security has provided critical financial help to people of all ages for the last 80 years, and despite our age, we’re far from retiring! As the Social Security program celebrated its historic... more »»

Ban a flag and then what?

September 6, 2015 Brian and I have been trying to make the best out of the last few days of summer by doing outdoor activities: drive-in movies, dirt track racing, barbecuing ... more »»

Let’s laugh again

September 5, 2015 Let’s laugh again. Most are one liners. After our honeymoon, I felt like a new man. My wife said she did too. Fibber McGee said, “My wife and I had words, but I never got to use mine. more »»

Rosas brings leadership to city

September 5, 2015 By ADELINO GONZALEZ As a councilman, I feel it is my obligation to speak out at this most critical time for our city. We have much happening and there is a lot of work that needs to be done. more »»

County still too comfortable

September 5, 2015 I found the recent editorial in the OBSERVER dealing with the Chautauqua County jobs situation very interesting. It got me thinking about a lot of things we could do to help ourselves. more »»

Smooth sailing

September 4, 2015 “Today a rude brief recitative, Of ships sailing the seas . . . more »»

Work to be done on labor front

September 3, 2015 Franklin D. more »»

Smooth sailing

September 3, 2015 “Today a rude brief recitative, Of ships sailing the seas . . . more »»

Taking on the Donald

September 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception? He’s by no definition a conservative, and yet he continues to plow ahead of all... more »»

Equal rights and protection

September 2, 2015 A couple of weeks ago, the first two women ever graduated from Ranger School. Ranger school is part of the Army’s special operations unit and an extraordinarily demanding program. more »»

Backlash remains for lifestyle

September 1, 2015 “By practicing what we advocate and with any kind of acceptance that we expect from others, let’s stop being so damn judgmental and crucifying everyone who doesn’t fit in to our boxed-in perception... more »»

Education offers challenge, adventure

August 31, 2015 Education is an exciting adventure. Each school year, typically late August or early September, there arrives a new generation of young children entering school for the first tim. more »»

Accountability in development office lacking

August 30, 2015 I’m writing in response to the article written by Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce headlined “City on right path with development,” which was in the Sunday OBSERVER (Aug. 16). more »»

United Way golfing gives back to area

August 30, 2015 On June 29, the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County held its second annual United Way Golf Classic at Tri-County Country Club in Forestvill. more »»

Hounds about town

August 30, 2015 We are owned by two Irish wolfhounds — Isaiah and The O’Malley. My husband takes them out at least once or twice a week for a stroll and they are quickly becoming the Hounds about Town. more »»

July event helps to fight rare syndrome

August 30, 2015 Thank you so much for your support of our One Small KICK fundraising event held on July 19 in Silver Creek. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude. more »»

Putting proper face on effort

August 30, 2015 When does a deficit become a profit? Only in government — and more specifically in the village of Fredonia. At least that is what Trustee Joseph Cerrie tells us. more »»

Thoughts about summer safety

August 29, 2015 Last week was a good week. I had a lot of company. I guess 90 isn’t so old. I was thinking of the woman who was 104 and complained none of her friends came to see her anymore. more »»



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