People’s column

Peoples column

County must lead on new Brooks-TLC Editor, OBSERVER: There is absolute unanimous opinion that the northern Chautauqua County community fully supports a new micro hospital for the greater Dunkirk-Fredonia area. Our county government must now step up to get the state funded micro-hospital ...

County Dems need to rebuild relationships

Editor's corner

Glimmers of hope begin to appear almost minutes after the polling locations close across Chautauqua County for the Democratic party. Once the early voting results are posted, the contests – for local and statewide offices – usually start close. Come Election Day, however, red rules. As the ...

U.S. ENERGY Remarks insult a loyal workforce


As was the case with Hillary Clinton before him, it seems as though President Joe Biden did not think through the way his words might be interpreted when he talked about coal-fired power plants, saying this month during an event in California “We’re going to be shutting these (coal-fired) ...

Education isn’t what it once was


Let’s pick up where we left off last week. Yes, teachers have amusing – sometimes even hilarious – stories about their adventures. Yet until you’ve stood in teachers’ shoes, you have no idea how hard the job can be. ¯ ¯ ¯ Is teaching the hardest job there is? No, of course ...



Thirty years ago — 1992 Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle revealed that the Diocese of Buffalo has tentatively accepted an offer from the city of Dunkirk for the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School campus on Central Avenue. The whole deal, however, is contingent upon whether the city ...