PARTNERSHIPS: Antiquated sites are behind times


Former Dunkirk fire chief Keith Ahlstrom sounded a bit of an alarm in 2015 regarding the facilities of the Dunkirk Fire Department. “Headquarters as a building isn’t going to last. The first choice was do nothing. I’ve been in the fire department for 35 years and we’ve done nothing for ...

Someone has to be responsible

Peoples column

Editor, OBSERVER: Environmental Defense Fund director and senior attorney Adam Peltz warned of the long-standing problems of abandoned gas wells in Western New York State and its Southern Tier. Peltz was interviewed by Capitol Pressroom reporter David Lombardo on Sept. 12. Peltz asserted ...

Ripley hearing shines light on solar questions


Can the township of North East, Pa., stop the town of Ripley from polluting its water? Could the state of Pennsylvania file an injunction to stop the state of New York from allowing a 490,000 panel solar project and two giant energy storage units on its border? These questions were asked at ...

CANCER Flexibility needed for future treatment


President Joe Biden was right when he said this week that private enterprises will need to lead on reducing the prices for cancer treatments and on sharing data with each other to make treatment for cancer more effective. It’s a shame that the common sense that drove this specific ...

Emancipation makes U.S. unique


CHAUTAUQUA – Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Jason Riley is a fan of economist Thomas Sowell. Both are articulate. Neither pulls punches. Focusing his Aug. 8 Advocates for Balance at Chautauqua, or ABC, presentation on Sowell, Riley touched on public-charter schools in big cities, ...



Thirty years ago — 1992 Brooks Memorial Hospital recently established a primary care center in the former Pearce Auto Building at 51 East Third St., Dunkirk. The center has been established to help meet the primary health care needs of the medically underserved adult population in the ...