FREDONIA County input adds urgency


Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel provided some excellent insight into the consistent water problems that have plagued the village of Fredonia and its users. In speaking to the board earlier this month, he highlighted an issue with the fund that has been overlooked. Revenues that came in ...

Migrant workers vital to economy

Peoples column

Editor, OBSERVER: Things you should know about agricultural employees and migrant workers in Chautauqua County: ¯ There are not enough Americans willing to work as farm laborers, even though employers are required to offer employment to U.S. residents. ¯ Non-resident agricultural ...

Solar blight taking a toll on county


The National Grid queue now has 189 solar projects listed for Chautauqua County. When will our county officials take action to stop solar projects that are doubling the cost of energy and destroying our communities? Under Biden’s “Inflation Reduction” Act, “90% of projected profit for ...

America finds it easy to pile on the poor


People have ideas all the time without worrying about their validity, factuality, or “truthiness.” However, when it comes to other people, the effects of ideas can have negative consequences and cause harm. The idea that “the poor deserve their laziness” is a potentially harmful idea ...



Thirty years ago — 1993 The Dunkirk Common Council has agreed to hold a public meeting to hear comments on whether the city needs a second taxi-cab service. Salvatore Colletti of Jamestown, the owner of Rainbow Cab. Co., which would operate from 10695 Bennett Road in the town of Dunkirk, ...

SUICIDE: Prevention more urgent than ever


Last Sunday marked the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week, and the need to stop individuals from taking their own lives is more urgent than ever. In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released preliminary data on suicides in the United States in 2022, and the ...