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Peoples column

Someone has to be responsible

Editor, OBSERVER: Environmental Defense Fund director and senior attorney Adam Peltz warned of the long-standing problems of abandoned gas wells in Western New York State and its Southern Tier. Peltz was interviewed by Capitol Pressroom reporter David Lombardo on Sept. 12. Peltz asserted ...

People’s column

Turbines need to be kept out of lake Editor, OBSERVER: I belong to a self-advocate group called Make a Mark out of Dunkirk. I have heard that state Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration is trying to put up wind turbines. Did you know that they will be put into Lake Erie? This is not good ...

Security, Institution failed great writer

Editor, OBSERVER: Like many others, I was greatly saddened and angered that Salman Rushdie was attacked while visiting the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York last month. It seems like the media has given the Institution and its security partners — the FBI, New York State Police, ...

People’s column

‘An overreaction’ on town rentals Editor, OBSERVER: I was saddened and disturbed to read your story on the August Dunkirk Town Board meeting. While I sympathize with concerns over short term rentals causing unwanted traffic, noise, and potential nuisances, it is hard for me to ...

Pride shows in Irving roundabout

Editor, OBSERVER: Kudos to the crew who maintains the garden in the Irving roundabout! It is spectacular. Your hard work and attention to detail is much appreciated! That is an example of a “job well done.” Bravo! DONNA ROOF, Silver Creek

Institution not diverse in its views

Editor, OBSERVER: Wall Street Journal Publisher Almar Latour must not have attended Chautauqua Institution recently. A review of the speakers in recent years shows that his statement (Wall Street Journal editorial Aug. 13-14) that Chautauqua “hosts open discussion as well as championing ...