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Opinion

Dunkirk: Minor squabbles stall progress

The OBSERVER’s View

Common Council, which has not worked well with Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas since the start of 2020, took a little too much joy in criticizing a recent veto of a failed resolution from Sept. 7. In a news release issued earlier this week, the council noted vetoes cannot be issued on items that ...

County does ‘notoriously bad’ with census

Commentary

Thank you for the column “Dreadful census details are no mirage” (Sept. 3). As a professional planner (Master’s Degree: University of Illinois), former Jamestown City Council President, and former Public Policy Fellow for SUNY Rockefeller, and current Chair of the Jamestown City Planning ...

Lies are not harmless, especially in democracy

Commentary

“The great masses of the people … will more easily fall victims to a big lie than a small one.” — Adolph Hitler, 1933 There is a rhetorical tug-of-war swirling around Donald Trump’s claim that election fraud cost him the White House. For months the New York Times and the Washington ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991 The Fredonia Rotary Club has sponsored students to live abroad and hosted students from other countries for more than 25 years. Curtis Bjurlin recently spent a year in Skovde, Sweden while Nathalie Boeuf has just arrived from Brest, France and will be attending ...

Military service Our veterans need full support

Opinion

Imagine being the bureaucrats running the federal agency in charge of ensuring the nation does right by those who were willing to fight for this country, and needing to be told to “quickly develop a comprehensive plan to connect Afghanistan and Global War on Terrorism veterans to VA benefits ...

Finding clarity in region’s water woes

Editor's corner

Dunkirk’s Department of Public Works employees were being pushed to the limit. In the early morning hours of Aug. 31, a major water-line break on Lake Shore Drive not only closed the main thoroughfare to traffic, it also put the city in disarray. Working tirelessly, it was up to this crew of ...