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Station discussion a distraction

June 24, 2012 It appears one of the major issues in the Democratic primary for the District 23 race comes down to a railroad station. more »»

Low rates are ‘great concern’

April 29, 2012 It appears as though the elephant in the room has been located. For years, hard working and taxpaying residents have questioned just exactly how much the burden is regarding welfare costs. more »»

A charge to assist NRG

March 25, 2012 Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe may have said it best regarding the mothball notice from NRG for its Dunkirk facility: “It’s terrible. It would be devastating to the county.” Absolutel. more »»

7 requirements to be met

February 26, 2012 Members of the Chautauqua County CSEA were once again in Mayville last week, at right, before a Legislature meeting to voice their displeasure with marketing plans to sell the County Home. more »»

Tax cap brings accountability

October 30, 2011 How dire is the need for a real property tax cap? Ver. more »»

‘Not closing,’ but changing

September 25, 2011 We must change the way we do business. It is a statement we have heard many times in New York state — and locally. more »»

Medicaid not only major expense rising

August 28, 2011 New York state has approved a 2 percent property tax cap. All of our state representatives from the area — state Sen. more »»

Resignations pad pockets

July 31, 2011 Two resignations accepted by local school districts this month have put the spotlight on the misuse of public funds. more »»

‘Regional’ plan still a merger

June 26, 2011 Approval by the state Senate for a regional high school is another small step toward improving future educational opportunities for students of area district. more »»

Actions endorse higher taxes

May 29, 2011 A recent Siena Research Institute Poll finds New York state residents support a property tax cap. Great. more »»

Fredonia teachers help with pay freeze

April 24, 2011 Even after a New York state budget was completed on time — with some aid returned, many area schools are facing tough financial times. more »»

We complain until election day

March 28, 2011 When it comes to paying taxes in our area, many area residents will tell you they are too hig. more »»

Cuomo seeks sacrifice from all

February 27, 2011 In the weeks leading up to the election for New York state governor, endorsements began coming in for Democratic candidate Andrew M. Cuomo. more »»

Forestville lacks facts in fire pact dispute

January 30, 2011 When it comes to sorting out fire contract talks between the town of Arkwright and the village of Forestville, it comes down to two things: fact and opinion. more »»

Newsmaker of the month: Looking back on 2010

December 26, 2010 With the end of 2010 less than one week away, it is time for the OBSERVER to look back on the newsmakers for the past 11 month. more »»

Inflation only in government

November 28, 2010 Our nation, especially during this holiday season, is optimistically hoping there are signs of an end to a long — and not so great — recession. more »»

Don’t worry, be happy

October 31, 2010 Before receiving the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s Person of the Year award, former state Lt. Gov. more »»

Can Cuomo ignore Paladino?

September 26, 2010 Taxpayers are frustrated. Businesses are frustrated. Now, it finally seems as if voters across the state are frustrated. more »»

In tough times, federal funds flow

August 29, 2010 If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. more »»

Unions protect salaries, not jobs

July 25, 2010 With the dirty work out of the way, members of some area teacher unions wasted no time in approving new contracts — with generous pay raises — from their school boards. more »»



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