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Opinion

Major leaks in a Naval fleet

Commentary

The Freedom class Littoral Combat ships, the Navy’s contribution to the war on terror, have been a total disaster. We should all be concerned about that because it may mean higher taxes or even contribute to defeat in a future naval war. Some may remember the Freedom class Littoral Combat ...

Mapping out the final journey

Commentary

Wednesday was a beautiful day to be in the Mayflower Cemetery. The sun shining over Cape Cod and the South Shore was bright enough to warm our skin. The soft ocean breeze kept us comfortable during our short labors at the family graves. Yes, there is such a thing as a good cemetery day. I ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 For a brief time in the past week, a portion of Cassadaga’s history was brought back to the surface. There is a red brick road on Main Street in the village that few residents know about. Its existence was revealed when restoration work now under way on Route 60 ...

New YORK STATE Getting best value in free-meal effort

The OBSERVER’s View

It may be next year before legislation to require New York schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to their students is considered in the state Legislature. Between now and then, we hope the sponsors of A.9518/S.9144, Sen. Michele Hinchey, D-Kingston, and Assemblywoman Jessica ...

Grin and bear it with disinformation

Commentary

A few weeks ago, the Biden Administration had proposed installing a Disinformation Czar to weed out, you guessed it, disinformation. It will be his, her, or they’s job to determine what is true and what ain’t. Well darn it, that idea didn’t last long. It is now on pause for further ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992 According to a spokesman for the Country Fair chain, the company’s decision to close its Central Avenue store in Dunkirk was a corporate decision made at its Erie headquarters and all other stores in the chain in this area would remain open. Most of the company’s ...