Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 27 Aug 2015 22:06:35 EDTThu, 27 Aug 2015 22:06:35 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssNewsmaker of the month: Focus on Fred Festhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/613581.htmlDespite the State University of New York at Fredonia's best efforts to distance itself from the event formerly known as Fred Fest, it was quite clear - for at least this year - that the party's far from over.Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTTest refusal is about emotion, not resultshttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/612079.htmlWhen it comes to standardized testing, some area schools are failing to make the grade.Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTFuture of Brooks depends on residentshttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/610876.htmlWhen it comes to the future of Brooks Memorial Hospital, we all have a stake in what happens. It is not just about the patients or the care administered. It is not just about the workers or the administration. It is about the community.Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTDemands on rise for already thankless jobhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/609350.htmlYou receive a paycheck if you are elected to the Chautauqua County Legislature. You also receive a salary if you serve on a municipal council. But you do not get paid to serve as a school board member.Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTHow attorney thwarts public informationhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/608193.htmlWe have a message for Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo: You are not in the midst of a "conspiracy" with elected trustees. Instead, you are allowing your village attorney to continue his established pattern of withholding information from the public.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT