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Opinion

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991 Kelly Schonhart became the first girl at Forestville Central School to score 1,000 career points in basketball, reaching that milestone as in the Lady Hornets’ 49-41 Division 3 win over visiting Panama. Schonhart scored 23 points to boost her career total to ...

‘Positive’ vision, ethic energized downtowns

Editor's corner

David C. Bryant had a knack for looking ahead while reflecting on the past. It was a part of his love for life and passion for this community. You could see it in his brilliant smile — and in the relationships he built that led to a renovation of many historic structures that dot the ...

SOCIAL MEDIA Company decision highlights flaws

The OBSERVER’s View

Think whatever you want about the fairness of Twitter banning Donald Trump from its platform, but reasonable people should quash this notion that Twitter’s decision somehow is a violation of the First Amendment. Instead, reasonable people — which hopefully still includes a few lawmakers ...

Goodbye, old girl

Commentary

I have always liked to write about Molly. She has fans who only contact me when a column about her appears. Besides that, it’s she who fills my days with joy and causes unexpected outbursts of laughter. Writing about her is obviously overdue but, come on, she and I are just like the rest ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991 Paul Redlich of Fredonia is seeking to lease 3,000 square feet of space at the County Airport North in Dunkirk for his Stars and Bars Aircraft Co., a firm which will restore antique and vintage aircraft of the “Warbird” era. Redlich noted that the “Stars and ...

District aiming to be ‘efficient’

The OBSERVER’s View

Dunkirk City Schools is aware of the fiscal troubles that lie ahead. During a Board of Education meeting earlier this month, the district talked about the impending financial cliff that looms in 2023. Superintendent Michael Mansfield, who has been in the position for only 10 months, noted ...