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Opinion

Newsmaker of the month: Marina sinking lake momentum

Newsmakers of the Month

As the city of Dunkirk continues to map a plan for its $10 million Downtown Reinvestment Initiative that it was awarded by state Gov. Kathy Hochul in January, a major piece of its future remains in limbo. Since July, when current marina leaseholder Peter Smith was charged in two separate ...

Accountability matters in sports, life

Commentary

I want to extend a thank you to Dunkirk High School, Andrew Burnside and to the parents and school board of Dunkirk High for setting new guidelines for student athletes. As the term states, they are students first and athletes second. Unfortunately, the kids playing sports in high school today ...

COUNTY: Convictions keep eluding office

The OBSERVER’s View

“I honestly don’t agree with him in so many facets on what he discusses on what the job is – to advocate for policy changes. First and foremost, it’s to get convictions.” We didn’t disagree with then-candidate Jason Schmidt about his view of the Chautauqua County District ...

Marina sinking lake momentum

Commentary

As the city of Dunkirk continues to map a plan for its $10 million Downtown Reinvestment Initiative that it was awarded by state Gov. Kathy Hochul in January, a major piece of its future remains in limbo. Since July, when current marina leaseholder Peter Smith was charged in two separate ...

Shutdown showdown hurts most vulnerable

Commentary

Why has the Republican Party chosen to shut down our government? U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has said he does not like the way the government has been funded so he is closing it until he gets what he wants. This is no way to run the country. The democratic system demands that everyone compromise or ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1993 Albert Bulger, currently completing two decades of service to the town of Stockton as supervisor and councilman, was presented with a citizenship award. This honor was bestowed on him at the annual Stockton Old Fashioned Days celebration. Also honored was Stockton ...