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Opinion

Losing sleep over faulty device

Commentary

Did you ever start using something that at first you weren’t too sure about but after a while found that it gave you a better quality of life? In my case I started using a CPAP machine nine years ago to treat my sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where the sufferer stops breathing ...

Discovering the fun of dirt

Commentary

Last week in this space, I reminisced about measuring up to the appearance standards that American Airline stewardesses were subject to in the old days. And yes, although some of it stuck, I’m happy to report that occasionally getting down and dirty has its rewards. Over the past year of ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago —1991 Brocton Mayor Donald McFadden said the village has purchased seven miles of yellow ribbon (at a cost of $30 per mile) which will be entwined around telephone poles along Route 20 beginning in Brocton and extending through the town of Portland. This is in conjunction ...

Keeping history alive with event

The OBSERVER’s View

Fredonia resident Todd Langworthy loves history — and this weekend is right down his alley. As chairman of the Fredonia History Days, Langworthy has been working to make sure this event is once again a success. Even though it will not be in the heart of the village due to construction, ...

Beware some proponents of ‘tolerance’

Commentary

Academic and cultural institutions throughout the West have many outstanding people who not only know what it means to nurture what Edmund Burke called “the moral imagination” but also carry out that task throughout their work. Being part of such an institution is no easy task. Doing it ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991 Former Dunkirk Mayor Gilbert Snyder will be honored at the annual fund-raising dinner of the Chautauqua County Republican Committee being held at Davey’s Restaurant in Dewittville. Mr. Snyder, according to committee Chairman Warren Gertch, will be recognized for ...