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Opinion

Awaiting numbers on big savings

The OBSERVER’s View

Insight regarding the closure of the Gowanda Correctional Facility should not have come this late. State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, asked the acting commissioner for the state corrections facility about a Freedom of Information Law request by the Gowanda Area Redevelopment Corp. ...

VACCINES: Numbers hurt state effort

The OBSERVER’s View

This is not an excuse when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccinations. It's just a fact. New York has 19 million residents. If the state is receiving between 250,000 to 300,000 vaccines weekly, it will take a long time before everyone receives their treatment. The good news? There is some ...

An unending cycle for humanity

Commentary

Humanity has been in a struggle with themselves for untold generations to see who is best, and who can come out on top. Even in our entertainment, we strive to defeat out rivals, with whom we compete to see who will overcome the other. We have made our fellow travelers to be our enemies, to ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991 The names of the participants in the first “Bid for Bachelors” fundraiser are: Bill Bartlett, Bob Burgess, Ross Conti, Chris Carlson, Joe Coughlin, Chris Dean, Paul Dengler, Jim Heenan, Kyle Kubera, Al Loeb, Rob Manzella, Tom Mleczko, Brad Morris, Michael ...

COVID-19 Nursing home answers needed

Coronavirus coverage

Democrats in the state Legislature have been unwilling to use their power to investigate what happened inside the state’s nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe the admission of a cover-up will be enough to spur Democrats into action. Late Thursday night, the New York Post ...

VACCINES Numbers hurt state effort

The OBSERVER’s View

This is not an excuse when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccinations. It’s just a fact. New York has 19 million residents. If the state is receiving between 250,000 to 300,000 vaccines weekly, it will take a long time before everyone receives their treatment. The good news? There is some ...