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Opinion

NEW YORK STATE Put funding toward the roads

The OBSERVER’s View

An additional $2.1 million in state funding for highways and bridges in Chautauqua County is welcome news. Brad Bentley, county Public Facilities director, said the county usually only paves about 15 miles of highway a year. However, with the additional funding, county officials will be able ...

Dealing with everyday challenges

Commentary

We in America are proud that we consider ourselves all created equal. Actually, that’s a pretty broad statement that needs examining. Why? Because it’s not factually true. We all stand equal before our creator in our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but we are not ...

Sell building for child care center

The OBSERVER’s View

The idea of creating a child care center in School 4 in Dunkirk is gaining a lot of steam. Four agencies have already expressed interest in moving their programs from other locations in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area into the former School 4. Having some of these programs in a building already ...

Fourth of July pride

Commentary

By Robert Heichberger This is that time of the year when we give recognition to the valor of Independence Day; and we shall not forget. It was George Washington who said on January 8, 1790 “A major goal for our people is that of providing for the common defense.” There are those who ...

Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago —1991 A classified ad under “Special Notices” reads: Mothers! Fredonia Village Board is going to confiscate your children’s skateboards. They will if you don’t go to the public hearing on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall and protest! Forty years ago — ...