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


“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


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 ...



Thirty years ago — 1992 Anthony O. Bartholomew, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Brooks Hospital in Dunkirk, specializing in internal medicine. He will begin his practice in association with G. Jay Bishop, M.D., at the Fredonia Medical Park, 50 Brigham Road, Fredonia on Julay 27. Dr. ...

CASSADAGA: Heroic work is part of the job


In a summer where lifeguards are at a premium across the United States, the village of Cassadaga can be proud of one of its employees. As noted by Cynthia Flaherty, village trustee, a child was saved after a recent incident at the beach. “The lifeguards acted just like they were supposed ...

Tough to have faith in Brooks-TLC


I read with interest the full-page statement from Brooks TLC regarding the status of the new hospital that appeared in the weekend edition of the OBSERVER. Its basic message seemed to be not to worry because Brooks-TLC had been able to secure an extension of the purchase and sale agreement for ...