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Opinion

ELECTIONS: Missing pieces to major objectives

The OBSERVER’s View

Not all of the election reform bills passed recently in the state Senate are bad bills. But Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, is right to point out a major flaw — no funding to carry out the state’s goals. Senators recently passed a package of legislation that includes a pay increase ...

Moms on the Mound

Commentary

Yup. That was the name of the sporting event I attended in Lexington, Mass., last week. It was a hoot. My daughter, now age 50, never played softball. Her tomboy mother (me) played four years of varsity softball in high school and dabbled in marching band. Alix seriously excelled in music ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 Michael L. Roof, son of Lee and Pat Roof of 38 Buffalo St., Silver Creek has been named “Outstanding Senior” in the computer science curriculum at Alfred State Agricultural and Technical College. A 1990 alumnus of Silver Creek Central School, he received the ...

FORESTVILLE: Big contributions from small school

The OBSERVER’s View

Big hearts are often seen at some of the county’s smaller schools. For those attending at Forestville, there is a tradition that continues in the annual Bald for Bucks campaign, which benefits Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Last week, the ceremony had 22 participants, with 11 ...

It’s ‘time for action’ by Hochul on Brooks-TLC

Commentary

Governor Kathy Hochul, hear our voices. It is not an exaggeration. It is a profound fact. A catastrophic tsunami is about to hit northern Chautauqua County in about a month, and we need everyone to pull together to save our rural health care system. Brooks-TLC Hospital soon will be ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 The Historical Society of Dunkirk held its annual Recognition Dinner at the Kosciuszko Club with 200 persons attending. It was a special evening because of the chosen honorees, David J. Doino, a native son who earned the Walter Smith Award for his contributions to ...