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Opinion

BIDEN PLAN There’s overreach at the workplace

The OBSERVER’s View

Among other things, President Joe Biden called for passage of the “PRO Act” during his first address before a joint session of Congress. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which the U.S. House passed by a narrow margin of 224-194 in March, is part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan, ...

In search of a used dog

Commentary

I borrowed – all right, stole – the term from Tony. It’s too perfect not to use. I have indeed been searching for a used dog ever since Molly died. She was so perfect for me – why can’t I simply find another Molly? Oh, yes, don’t bother telling me. I know it can’t be and, ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991 Tens of thousands of Hungarians paid tribute to Communist resister Cardinal Josef Mindszenty as his body was laid to rest in his native homeland 16 years after his death. Cardinal Mindszenty visited the Dunkirk high school named after him on May 23, 1974. He died in ...

Immediacy haunts mental health arena

Editor's corner

During his tenure as executive director of the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, Rick Huber understood all too well the significant disadvantage he and other counselors seeking to help those struggling with personal demons faced on a daily basis. It is a large part of the reason ...

Unsettling trend gets attention

The OBSERVER’s View

A meeting held earlier this week in Silver Creek was an eye-opener. During a community forum, county Sheriff James Quattrone and Investigator Eric Vara noted the recent incidents of vandalism to buildings and businesses have not been limited to just the village. Instead, it is a problem across ...

Putting the clamps on any scuffles

The OBSERVER’s View

Dunkirk’s dog park appears to be experiencing some growing pains. Within the past month, there have been concerns about a dog — and the owners — after an apparent rough-housing incident. The dog in question and their owners are not sure if they are in the wrong. “I’m not really sure ...