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Opinion

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1993 The newest, and arguably most unique senior facility in Chautauqua County opened recently with ringing success as more than 300 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon at the Share and Care Senior Citizen Center in Fredonia. Located in the former ...

New York STATE: Funding follies need attention

The OBSERVER’s View

As a major northern Chautauqua County employer that serves 3,200 students deals with potential reductions, a smaller educational entity is rolling in the dough after a vote that included only 125 residents. Last week, the State University of New York at Fredonia announced it would be cutting ...

Poor timing in announcing ‘message’

Commentary

I feel compelled to respond to the recent articles regarding the message delivered by President Stephen Kolison at SUNY Fredonia, the reaction of the student body and the impact on all staff on the campus. To say there are multiple questions regarding the President’s message and vague ...

SUNY’s tough choices: In tough times, plenty of positives

Commentary

For many in the SUNY Fredonia community, the recently announced program cuts were a wake-up call. For my family and I, it was deja vu — a painful reminder of a chapter in our lives that we thought was over. Although currently tenured at SUNY Fredonia, I still consider myself an “academic ...

Water must remain in village control

Commentary

The village of Fredonia has a rich history that includes energy production, food production, and higher education. It is the site of the first natural gas well and commercial distribution system in North America. This development changed the course of history. We are home to vineyards and ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1993 It will likely be spring before the wooden Indian sculpture is returned to its permanent location in front of the water filtration plant on Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk. Removed for repairs in August, the statue is in worse shape than originally believed. It has ...