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Peoples column

Getting stricter on redistricting

Editor, OBSERVER: As the public aspect of state redistricting starts to wind down, the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County shifts its focus to local redistricting. In particular, our league calls attention to the recent passage of bill S.5160-B / A.229-C, a bill setting solid ...

Republicans on wrong road

Editor, OBSERVER: Let’s deal in straight talk. The only reason Republican politicians are kissing up to President Donald Trump is because of their precious re-election. They want to maintain their privileged lifestyle, and their positions of power. Many are living in an alternate universe, ...

More politics in Fredonia

Editor, OBSERVER: Welcome to 2022, better known as the year we all can hopefully have a better year than last year. Yet again, some things just never change, such as playing politics, especially when it comes to the village of Fredonia. Last summer, the Fredonia chief of police announced his ...

Clearing the air on renewables

Editor, OBSERVER: On Dec. 11, an OBSERVER article was headlined “Gone from the Wind,” which claimed that in October, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell and Sen. George Borrello “proposed legislation to create a state requirement that wind and solar companies provide the state Office of ...

A short glimpse into a possible presidency

Did you notice the spectacular change a few weeks ago? I did. It was amazing. The air smelled sweet and food tasted so much greater. That’s because Kamala Harris was President of the United States. Nah, I’m just kidding about the air and the food but I’m not kidding about President ...

We need leadership during pandemic

Editor, OBSERVER: It’s to bad, “you don’t know,” Mr. County Executive PJ Wendel! Perhaps some research. For your part, could you find a way to protect the citizens of Chautauqua County? “This mandate is unenforceable.” We depend on our neighbors to follow it — for each ...