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Opinion

Recalling the Nixon-Kennedy debate

Commentary

One advantage of being old is that you have a long memory. I still remember the first televised Presidential debate in 1960 between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy. There were some policy issues debated like the United States’ reaction to Chinese bombardment of two small islands, Quemoy ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1994 Robert W. Lyczkowski, a chemical engineer in the Energy Systems Division of Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill., has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Mr. Lyczkowski has authored 47 technical publications and holds two ...

COUNTY Have thorough review of CPS

The OBSERVER’s View

A review of the way Chautauqua County’s Child Protective Services unit works should be undertaken. But we’re not sure the review that should be undertaken is the one that is being proposed by legislator Susan Parker, D-Fredonia. During the June Human Services Committee meeting, Parker ...

TOWN OF DUNKIRK: Meeting needs dose of reality

The OBSERVER’s View

Dunkirk Town Board is ready to hear from its residents regarding future decisions later this month. A Town Hall meeting has been set for Monday, July 29 at 6 p.m., at the Town Hall and Courthouse located off Route 5 on Willow Road. Some of the discussion will likely center on consolidation, ...

Campaign’s ‘Gish Gallop’ in full swing

Commentary

Hear ye, all you Democrats! Now is not the time for indecision. Our democracy is on the line. There is a reason our mascot is a donkey and not a squirrel crossing the road. Donkeys are stubborn and are good at kicking. Forget the media hype, it is distracting. So was the recent ...

Church has to respond to ‘storm’

Commentary

Much has been written recently regarding the Diocese of Buffalo’s plan for “re-sizing” and restructuring the families of parishes within the Diocese. Some of these articles were well reasoned and thought-provoking; others were disjointed and emotionally based. All have a place in the ...