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Opinion

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 John Fedyszyn, son of John and Darlene Fedyszyn of Fredonia and a junior at Fredonia High School and LoGuidice BOCES, is the Student of the Week. John’s electrical trades teacher, Robert Kaylor, said, “Any project assigned to John is completed in a timely and ...

Dunkirk: Paving way to safer Lake Shore Drive

The OBSERVER’s View

On Monday and Tuesday, Dunkirk Police and Fire Departments responded to a pair of afternoon accidents on Lake Shore Drive. One involved a rollover near the railroad tracks near Point Drive North and the other with two vehicles on Brigham Road. Fortunately, despite the damage, there was only ...

On the outside of major issues

Commentary

This week I am once again taking up several issues. The recent leak of a Supreme Court draft decision on Roe V. Wade has only added fuel to the flames surrounding that famous case. It should not have happened. It is a serious breach of the courts and indeed the legal professions need to ...

Reflections on motherhood

Commentary

Being a mother is so much more than I thought it would be. When I first learned I was pregnant, I thought, “Wonderful,” but a bit anxious about the process. Like women before me advised, childbirth is a pain quickly replaced by what they put in your arms. That bundle – and the one ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 Masako Ebata is the new exchange student to be hosted by the Fredonia Rotary Club. Her home is in Himi, Japan, a coastal town adjacent to the Sea of Japan. Josef and Linda Powell will be Masako’s host parents. The Powells reside on McAllister Road and have hosted ...

COUNTY Serious issues with poverty rate

The OBSERVER’s View

There were some eye-opening statistics offered last month during a forum on poverty hosted by the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County. During the presentation, hosted via Zoom, it was noted this county’s 18.2% rate is higher than the state average. At times, this leads to even more ...