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Opinion

DUNKIRK: Much ado about nothing with beer tent

The OBSERVER’s View

Dunkirk's weekly Music on the Pier has featured beer for almost as long as the event has been in existence. But for some reason, council members — namely Nancy Nichols — are taking issue with it this summer. During the July 5 meeting, Nichols broached the topic saying she's heard concerns ...

High COURT Decision says it’s time for to legislate

The OBSERVER’s View

Experts, professionals and activists are worried about the ramifications of a recent Supreme Court decision. “Every agency is going to face new hurdles in the wake of this confusing decision,” Alexandria Givens of the Center for Democracy and Technology told the Associated Press in an ...

Judicial policymaking is unprincipled

Commentary

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, different state legislatures will make different decisions on what this column has come to call the “A” word. Yes, that’s how federalism works. Does Congress have a role? Those ...

A passion for the hog

Commentary

A Hell’s Angel wouldn’t be my first choice in a life partner, but I never met one I didn’t like. I think I have figured out why. They’re happy. They are doing what a lot of us wish we could – put our cares away, hop on our Harley Davidsons … and GO! Noisy wanderlust. Every one of ...

Looking back on Silver Creek’s newspapers

Commentary

One morning last week an OBSERVER a headline on Page A7 struck me between the eyes. It read; “US newspapers continue to die at the rated of two each week.” According to a report issued by the Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing 360 ...