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Opinion

Jackson’s Barnette opinion is back

Commentary

Let’s take a stroll down Memory Lane. You, faithful reader of this column, may recall that in April 2022, we looked at U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson’s 1943 opinion in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette. In short, Barnette struck down a law that compelled ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 In Just between us ... Friends of Nancy Ardillo of Fredonia and Diane Franklin of Dunkirk report that they attended the recent Billy Ray Cyrus concert in Buffalo and afterward met the performer backstage and had their photo taken with him. They’re still talking ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 In Just between us ... Friends of Nancy Ardillo of Fredonia and Diane Franklin of Dunkirk report that they attended the recent Billy Ray Cyrus concert in Buffalo and afterward met the performer backstage and had their photo taken with him. They’re still talking ...

County’s persistent plunge no illusion

Editor's corner

It was supposed to be one of the wow moments in moving Chautauqua County forward economically during this calendar year. On June 21, a ribbon-cutting for the opening of the 181,000-square-foot Americold freezer storage facility operating in the town of Dunkirk on Williams Street Extension was ...

ImmunityBio Unsettling remarks in SEC filings

The OBSERVER’s View

More than $308 million. That’s the amount of losses this year through September by ImmunityBio, which planned to move operations to Dunkirk in early 2022. After some 40 layoffs in October at the city location, the picture has become less rosy in the company’s third-quarter reports that ...

Great storms, better predictions

Commentary

The “Great Pre-Thanksgiving Storm” was not much of a surprise for residents of Chautauqua County or Western New York having been predicted several days in advance — which is a real testament to how far weather forecasting, particularly of lake snows, has come in recent years. After ...