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Opinion

An infatuation with those wing things

Commentary

This story came across my email and it tickled my funny bone. It related back to my old airline days, still an ongoing source of fun and curiosity for me. Enjoy the quick read — my comments follow. “An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800km/hour at ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1994 More than 100 friends, community members, colleagues and relatives attended a dinner- dance honoring Judge Raul Figueroa, a former Dunkirk resident. The event was held at the Kosciuszko Club in Dunkirk and was hosted by Hispanics Organized for Progress and Education ...

DUNKIRK: Questions aren’t the tough choices

The OBSERVER’s View

It was good to see Common Council asking questions in regard to the recent Community Development Block Grants that were approved earlier this month. All too often — especially during the last four terms of those who have served — worry about the pennies and not the big dollars. Last week, ...

Youth need level playing field

Commentary

A Siena College poll released in April of this year, shows that 66% of New York voters stated they support requiring that high school athletes only compete against others of the gender they were assigned at birth. That poll showed that 83% of Republicans and 77% of independent voters support ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1994 The Chautauqua County Legislature recently approved a resolution “encouraging the use of protective bicycle helmets” after refusing to make such use mandatory for all ages. State law requires that children under 14 wear the headgear. A bicycle helmet education ...

FREDONIA Time for questions on project is now

The OBSERVER’s View

Residents in the Fredonia Central School have time to ask questions and offer opinions before a December vote that could change the look of the district, its music program and athletic fields. As documented last week by OBSERVER reporter Braden Carmen, the district is considering taking on a ...