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Opinion

Need grows for donations

The OBSERVER’s View

Area residents can help the community today by stopping in Dunkirk at the Brooks-TLC Hospital System or the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. In case you have not heard, the supply of blood is at critically low levels around the region. Two events -- at Brooks main lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

NEW YORK STATE As COVID wanes, powers must end

Coronavirus coverage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Tuesday taking a COVID-19 victory lap. News that 70% of adult New Yorkers have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a milestone for the state, but if the governor is celebrating, we wonder why he still clings to his emergency authority? We’ve seen ...

A message to the Class of 2021

Commentary

You have achieved a milestone in your life and this graduation event indicates just that. We enthusiastically commend you. We too have been there, done that, and we know what it takes to get to this very point in your life. We commend you for YOUR accomplishments and achievements, your ...

UnFair Local 4-Hers deserve our support

The OBSERVER’s View

Kudos to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s “UnFair” planned for July 21-25 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk. The UnFair will provide an opportunity for Chautauqua County 4-H youth members to exhibit their club projects in the 4-H Youth Building, and ...

The Elusive Truth

Commentary

I was raised by devout Christian parents, but I have never been a member of any church. I do not claim an understanding of the world and its problems beyond that of anyone else out hoeing in their garden. It is plain to see however, that there are many crosscurrents in the overall mentality of ...

Primary Election Make your voice heard on Tuesday

The OBSERVER’s View

For one week now, a number of registered voters have had the opportunity to take part in primary elections. Early voting for the races began on June 12 and continues through Sunday at the Board of Elections Offices in the Hall R. Clothier Building in Mayville and at the Chautauqua County ...