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Opinion

Lake Erie already suffering from climate change

Commentary

I grew up camping, hiking, riding ATVs and snowmobiles, fishing, kayaking, and birdwatching: all of which led me to pursue a career in environmental education, with a focus on recreation. The future of these recreational opportunities that I care so deeply about, along with our overall ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle said she will ask the common council to reconsider a proposed charter change that would extend the mayor’s term in office from two to four years and another that would abolish the existing at-large council elections system. An even ...

Pair of white knights rescue inn

Editor's corner

Neglect was setting in quickly last spring at the historic, but desolate, White Inn on Main Street in Fredonia. While the lights remained on inside the former dining area of the facility, the knee-high weeds and grass had been tarnishing a landmark that village residents as well as current and ...

INFLATION: U.S. action appears to be lagging

The OBSERVER’s View

“Everything goes up,” Marcia Freeman of Atlanta’s suburbs, told the Associated Press. The 72-year-old has began visiting food banks to keep her grocery costs under control, according to an Associated Press article. “It’s depressing,” truck driver Delores Bledsoe of Houston ...

‘Integrity’ a worry from 2020

Commentary

CHAUTAUQUA – The theme for the week of July 24-30 at Chautauqua Institution is “The Vote and Democracy.” The week in effect got a head start on July 19, when Mollie Hemmingway, founder and editor-in-chief of the Federalist, addressed “Election Integrity and Why it Matters” before an ...