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Peoples column

Form county panel now

Editor, OBSERVER: The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County strongly urges the County Legislature to prepare for redistricting now. Now is the time to focus on the creation of an exploratory bipartisan work group to lay the groundwork for the bipartisan redistricting committee or ...

State must help disabled

Editor, OBSERVER: It’s a shame that the state of New York doesn’t want to subsidize nonprofit agencies that service disabled children and adults and their families. Families with disabled children and adults can’t get all the help and services they need from the non-profit agencies ...

People’s column

Climate events before our eyes Editor, OBSERVER: I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the letter published July 3. The writer says that efforts to hold back climate change are “self-serving and presumptive.” How can anyone honestly and with a straight face suggest that we ...

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Contact reps over turbines Editor, OBSERVER, The threat of wind turbines in Lake Erie increases as a few dozen politicians in Albany and downstate impose their self-serving and presumptive efforts to halt the world’s changing climate. Science illustrates both sides of our industrial ...

Columnist has refrain that’s heard before

Editor, OBSERVER: Richard Westlund in his column, “The elusive truth” (June 21) laments: “Our main purpose in education seems to train people to function in society, and how to earn a living. In education circles we have very little to say about how to live that living. We may get ...

People’s column

Another step toward socialism EDITOR, OBSERVER An economics professor did an experiment in his class of students who insisted that socialism worked. He averages all the grades on their next test. No one fails, no one received an A. After the first test, everyone got a B. The students ...