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Opinion

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 Featured on the front page is “Ollie” the pet pig, as she goes for a stroll with owner Gary Dolce on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Mr. Dolce said Ollie, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig who is 8- months-old, walks at least twice a day for about six city blocks. Forty ...

GOP candidate carousel still spinning

Editor's corner

Democratic candidate for Congressional District 23 Max Della Pia has first-hand experience when it comes to convoluted primaries. In spring 2018, he was one of seven candidates — including current Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist — who were vying for the party’s nomination to run against ...

MEDICARE Trend of denials need explanation

The OBSERVER’s View

According to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Advantage plans denied 13% of services requested and 18% of payments requested, during a one-week test in 2019. Responding to the report, representatives of companies such as Aetna and ...

Humility, introspection goes long way

Commentary

It’s likely that sometime soon the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. At issue in Dobbs is the constitutionality of Mississippi law restricting something that begins with “A,” and you know what the “A” word is. The Dobbs ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 The two top academic students this year at Forestville High School are valedictorian Jesse Hilliker and salutatorian Toni Elfman. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hilliker of York Road, Silver Creek Jesse will be going to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., to ...

DUNKIRK Remove boat near city pier

The OBSERVER’s View

There are times in recent years when Common Council members have gone overboard in their criticism of the Holiday Harbor Marina at Chadwick Bay on the Dunkirk waterfront. Owned by the city, the marina has faced some sort of turmoil almost regularly. Earlier this month, council members did not ...