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Opinion

DUNKIRK: Unease arises over clinic

The OBSERVER’s View

It came about in a whisper during the Chautauqua County Board of Health meeting: a methadone clinic has been approved for Dunkirk. It is supposed to be located at Main and Third streets and be operated by the Acacia Network. Now the big question: Just how long will it take to open and will ...

Kershnar missed some key points

Peoples column

Editor, OBSERVER: Dr. Stephen Kershnar presents his views about “systemic racism” in his recent column “Another perspective on the protests,” (June 17) at a time when we have to strive always to discuss such critical topics openly if we are to seek to understand the history and future ...

Area police also need prayers, support

Commentary

I was very disappointed to see the divisive and demeaning language used by a member of Westfield’s clergy in articles submitted to the OBSERVER. In discussing her reasons for organizing a protest in Westfield to support the Black Lives Matter movement, Pastor Shannon Smythe of the First ...

Retrospective — June 27

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990 The search for a young bear cub that has been wandering around the village of Fredonia continued this morning after it was spotted across from the Aldrich Dairy Store on Route 60 at about 9:30 a.m. The black bear was first spotted at about 3:15 p.m. yesterday near ...

VACCINE: Having the U.S. lead the way

The OBSERVER’s View

Charity begins at home, especially in safeguarding Americans from COVID-19. But we have a long, praiseworthy record of having big hearts, and now should be no exception to that. Efforts to develop new medicines to treat the symptoms of COVID-19 and to develop vaccines against it have ...

Just room for one

Commentary

One of my many birdie joys is welcoming the returnees back in the spring. I presume most (at least) are as happy to be welcomed back for I know they hurry to settle down, build a nest and get on with rearing a new family. Do you suppose they give any thought to the earlier nestees? If birds ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990 Area vocalists Laurie Tramuta and Daniel L. Bromsted were featured soloists in the June 8 concert given by the Buffalo Choral Arts Society in Rockwell Hall at the Buffalo State Performing Arts Center. They performed various selections from the Broadway musicals ...

Area senior classes get signature moment

Editor's corner

WARREN, Pa. — This was no ordinary commencement ceremony. How could it be? Three weeks ago tonight, members of the Warren High School Class of 2020 traveled by car across the Kinzua Dam. At the mid-point, each graduate dressed in gown and cap was able to get out of their vehicle to receive ...

CARTS: Rebranding is least of worries

The OBSERVER’s View

Chautauqua County Legislator Terry Niebel is correct to be a little wary. During a recent Audit and Control Committee meeting this month, the Sheridan representative questioned a potential new name for the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System. “It’s been known as CARTS since the mid ...

Heroic actions live on forever

Commentary

Doris “Dorie” Miller is an American hero. Born in 1919 in Waco, Texas, he was the son of Coney and Henrietta Miller who were African-American sharecroppers. Having grown to 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing over 200 pounds “Dorie” attended high school and played football at Waco’s A. ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1990 The unveiling of a memorial plaque took place recently at the Dayton Sesquicentennial Park. The plaque honors the late Wenzel “Sam” Mirwald. Mr. Mirwald served as town justice in Dayton for 42 consecutive years. He died March 2. Donations funded the cost of the ...

ARKWRIGHT: Change at top shifts control

The OBSERVER’s View

There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the town of Arkwright in recent years. Much of it revolves around the wind turbines, which went online about two years ago. During the process of getting wind energy in the town, which lasted more than a decade, some residents believed town ...

Without a ‘D,’ Goodell has critics

Peoples column

Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to “Goodell missed chance at rally” (June 13) in which the author claims to be disappointed about Assemblyman Andrew Goodell declining to speak at the recent peace demonstrations, aka political rally. She says Goodell might have helped to let people ...

Divide keeps growing in city politics

Commentary

What has happened to civility in Dunkirk? I am often reminded of the age-old adage of treating others the way we ourselves would like to be treated. Too often that is what we expect of others – not necessarily what we ourselves practice. Such is the case today throughout our city. Once ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990 Like his father and grandfather before him, Dana Whitham Wheelock was recently awarded his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College — College of Graduate Studies of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. The son of Dr. and Mrs. Dana McK. ...

ARKWRIGHT Change at top shifts control

Opinion

There has been plenty of controversy surrounding the town of Arkwright in recent years. Much of it revolves around the wind turbines, which went online about two years ago. During the process of getting wind energy in the town, which lasted more than a decade, some residents believed town ...

People’s column

Peoples column

Without a ‘D,’ Goodell has critics Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to “Goodell missed chance at rally” (June 13) in which the author claims to be disappointed about Assemblyman Andrew Goodell declining to speak at the recent peace demonstrations, aka political rally. She ...

Divide keeps growing in city politics

Commentary

What has happened to civility in Dunkirk? I am often reminded of the age-old adage of treating others the way we ourselves would like to be treated. Too often that is what we expect of others – not necessarily what we ourselves practice. Such is the case today throughout our city. Once ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990 Like his father and grandfather before him, Dana Whitham Wheelock was recently awarded his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College — College of Graduate Studies of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. The son of Dr. and Mrs. Dana McK. ...

COMMUNITY: Recognizing service by youth

Coronavirus coverage

During more than two months of being in shut-down mode due to the pandemic, it is good to see that younger members of our community have continued to serve and make a difference. In the weekend OBSERVER, members of area Boy Scout Troop 267 were featured for their commitment and determination. ...