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Opinion

Vaccine mandate violates law

Commentary

Question of the day: In the United States, may government do (a) only what the law permits or (b) everything except what the law forbids? The answer is (a). Government has only those powers that “We the People” have given to it. Addressing constitutional law in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 Petitions and resolutions are being circulated throughout Chautauqua County which will be submitted to the U.S. Postal Service asking that a commemorative stamp be issued in the name of David Bigelow Parker, a Civil War veteran who was born in Ashville and served ...

COUNTY Outstanding office has a blemish

The OBSERVER’s View

We have no reason to doubt Paul Wolf when he says the Chautauqua County Board of Elections is among the 10 that didnát respond to a pair of Freedom of Information Law requests last summer. Chautauqua County isn't alone in blowing off the New York Coalition for Open Government's requests. ...

King’s pursuit still making a difference

Commentary

This past Monday we celebrated the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was born on Jan. 15, 1929 and died by an assassin's bullet on April 4, 1968. His leadership of the successful Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott of 1955-1956 made him a national figure. This led to his being ...

Memories of remembering

Commentary

Someone recently told me to picture my memory as a bucket full of water ­ with a slow leak. I immediately thought of the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike. Memory is our brain's amazing ability to store information, mental images, or accounts of past events. In other words, to ...

SHERIDAN: Tests put priority on town seniors

Opinion

Municipalities across the region have been distributing at-home COVID tests to residents in recent weeks. By all accounts, they go very fast. Today in the town of Sheridan, 100 of the kits will be available to residents from 10 a.m. to noon at the clerk’s office. Like everywhere else, ...