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Opinion

DUNKIRK: City needs to keep an informed tone

The OBSERVER’s View

City of Dunkirk residents may not want to hear the coming reality, but it is best the city officials put it out there now rather than later: get ready for a property-tax increase. That, for the most part, was the discussion at last week’s Finance Committee meeting. “There will definitely ...

Business conference puts SUNY Fredonia on map

Commentary

Ask a random person on the street if they can explain the purpose of business analytics, and you can expect a blank stare in return. Yet, that person’s actions are likely being analyzed at every turn. They are just not aware this is happening. We provide data to businesses in countless ...

Questionable arrests add to dilemma

Commentary

Non Fred Fest is a daunting challenge for Fredonia police, and we should sympathize with their difficulties in maintaining order on that raucous weekend of outdoor parties centered on Canadaway Street. The OBSERVER’s editorial, “POLICING: Regional force adds to patrols,” (May 11) ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1994 Angelo Bennice of Dunkirk, director of the Chautauqua County South & Center Sewer Districts, has been selected as the winner of the Uhl T. Mann Award for Excellence in Plant Operations. The honor was given by the State Water Environment Association. Mr. Bennice ...

HONOR: Worthy recipient of Medal of Freedom

The OBSERVER’s View

President Joe Biden recently presented 19 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. One of the 19 recipients of the Medal of Freedom stood out to us as particularly noteworthy. Medgar Evers truly served his country — first in the U.S. Army, serving in combat during World War II, then ...

High court addresses punishments clause

Commentary

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Welcome to Grants Pass, a city of 38,000 that grew weary of people sleeping or camping on public property. Grants Pass is before—you guessed it—the Supreme Court of the United States, having lost in—you guessed it again—the San Francisco-based United States Court ...