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Opinion

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 The Almost New Consignment Store, located at 629 Brigham Road, Dunkirk and owned by Pat Layman, recently held its grand opening. Besides holding a pink tag sale, cash prizes went to lucky winners Karen Eichelberg ($25), Helen Nalepa ($15) and Judy Artise ...

SNOWFALL Crews once again get the job done

The OBSERVER’s View

When compared to 77 inches of snow that fell in Orchard Park, 2 feet of snow seems insignificant. That’s certainly not the case for all the area road crews, plow drivers and residents who were shoveling over the past weekend. But there is no denying that the north county, for the most part, ...

Trouble brewing in Mar-a-Lago

Commentary

Though he has announced he is running again, it looks like (though hold your breath) we may be seeing the “beginning of the end” of the Donald Trump phenomenon in American politics. Republicans were expected to do much better than they did on election night this year. Most of the MAGA ...

Costumes renew discussions on lawn jockeys

Commentary

FREWSBURG — Community response to Halloween costumes worn by two individuals at recent parties has included renewed discussions on the history of lawn jockeys. Dr. Saundra Liggins is an associate professor in the English department at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Her ...

‘Thought stopping’ can help empower

Commentary

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy preaches “thought stopping’” that can help people, clients, and anyone else that chooses to use it, to overcome worry and doubt that stands in the way of relaxation. It is not a new technique for dealing with anger, rage, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 The Charlotte Town Board learned that a new business will be in operation in the township, starting the first of next month. An international Truck dealership will be taking over the former Miller Trucking Co. building on Route 60. A proposal involving another ...