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Opinion

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 For a brief time in the past week, a portion of Cassadaga’s history was brought back to the surface. There is a red brick road on Main Street in the village that few residents know about. Its existence was revealed when restoration work now under way on Route 60 ...

New YORK STATE Getting best value in free-meal effort

The OBSERVER’s View

It may be next year before legislation to require New York schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to their students is considered in the state Legislature. Between now and then, we hope the sponsors of A.9518/S.9144, Sen. Michele Hinchey, D-Kingston, and Assemblywoman Jessica ...

Grin and bear it with disinformation

Commentary

A few weeks ago, the Biden Administration had proposed installing a Disinformation Czar to weed out, you guessed it, disinformation. It will be his, her, or they’s job to determine what is true and what ain’t. Well darn it, that idea didn’t last long. It is now on pause for further ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 According to a spokesman for the Country Fair chain, the company’s decision to close its Central Avenue store in Dunkirk was a corporate decision made at its Erie headquarters and all other stores in the chain in this area would remain open. Most of the company’s ...

DUNKIRk: No easy path ahead for ImmunityBio

The OBSERVER’s View

ImmunityBio’s entrance into the northern Chautauqua County economy seemed promising earlier this year. Founded by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the company had high hopes after purchasing the former Athenex manufacturing facility. Recent numbers, however, are not as optimistic. As ...

West Lake sewer extension advances

Commentary

Anyone driving along Route 394 these days from Ashville to Stow will see the construction work going on to install the new sewer system up the west side of Chautauqua Lake. Pipe is stacked alongside the road and there is a stop/go traffic light to control one-lane traffic on the highway. ...