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Opinion

New YORK STATE Thruway dispute not going away

The OBSERVER’s View

Driving upon Interstate 90 near Exit 58 at Silver Creek, it is hard for motorists to miss a sign that states they have entered Seneca Nation of Indians territory. That same billboard also notes a cost for New York state: $675 million for use of the land. Last month, the Nation won an ...

Brooks has important city history

Commentary

The legacy of Brooks Memorial Hospital in the city of Dunkirk The Brooks Memorial Hospital has been standing tall for more years than can be counted. Generations have been born at this hospital. In the past, with previous leaders of this hospital, we have had a smooth-running hospital and ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1993 Dunkirk Cadette/Senior Troop 31, under the leadership of Mrs. Donna Brisky, recently toured Ellman’s Garage in Dunkirk. The tour was led by Jim Ellman Jr. and his associate, Jim Davis Jr. The girls, who are currently working on their auto maintenance badge, learned ...

Dunkirk: Lighting a fire for quick action

The OBSERVER’s View

After watching the overly slow 2023 Dunkirk budget deliberations by Common Council that took three months and went down to the wire, we figured those members had two speeds: slow and stop. We stand corrected after last week’s Finance Committee meeting. Dunkirk Fire Chief Michael Edwards said ...

Renewables come with a price: goals on power stress system

Commentary

Dunkirk Harbor is featured in a cool video made by the city of Dunkirk in its application for a $10 million New York state grant. By illustrating its additions to the value of this greatest natural asset, the city earned a visit from Gov. Kathy Hochul to announce the well-earned winning of the ...

Finding that thin line of fairness

Commentary

What’s fair is fair. Technically, this is a logical fallacy called circular reasoning — and an obvious one at that. No argument can be proven with this statement because it gives no reasons why something is “fair.” Why is it fair? You can’t prove someone lied or committed a crime ...