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Opinion

This didn’t have to be so complicated

Commentary

What do the new congressional districts in this part of New York look like? Before we get to that, let’s back up. In August 2021, this column observed that New York has enough people west of Syracuse and Binghamton for four such districts. It would have made sense for: ¯ One district ...

Grateful attitude does not mix with politics

Commentary

I’ve been wondering as Memorial Day approaches if we’ve finally reached a point where Republican veterans will have larger flags on their graves than Democrats? Each and every year for quite some time now, that divide has grown larger and more important to the “Thank you for your ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1 has named Art Maloney as its honorary chairman for the 1992 installation banquet to be held at the Exempts Firemen’s Club. Mr. Maloney is a 60-year member of Hose Co. No. 1, having joined in 1932. He was employed by the Dunkirk Fire ...

SHOOTINGS: Nation, region can use some reflection

The OBSERVER’s View

Our nation could use plenty of prayers at this time. As a Dunkirk church made plans this week for a service for 5 p.m. today to remember those who died in a racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo on May 14, another deadly attack occurred at a school in Texas on Tuesday that left 21 dead, ...

Major leaks in a Naval fleet

Commentary

The Freedom class Littoral Combat ships, the Navy’s contribution to the war on terror, have been a total disaster. We should all be concerned about that because it may mean higher taxes or even contribute to defeat in a future naval war. Some may remember the Freedom class Littoral Combat ...

Mapping out the final journey

Commentary

Wednesday was a beautiful day to be in the Mayflower Cemetery. The sun shining over Cape Cod and the South Shore was bright enough to warm our skin. The soft ocean breeze kept us comfortable during our short labors at the family graves. Yes, there is such a thing as a good cemetery day. I ...