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Peoples column

People’s column

Climate disasters loom for globe Editor, OBSERVER: “Ball Hill Wind Farm work back on track” (June 13) is good news for Western New York’s efforts to mitigate climate change. When completed, the wind farm will generate over 261 gigawatts of electricity. That means 28,000 homes ...

People’s column: Status quo is not stopping shootings

Editor, OBSERVER: Common sense, of which very little exists or is used, says no one except the military or police need body armor or assault weapons. For there to be any discussion of raising the age from 18 to 21 to purchase such is ridiculous and totally unnecessary. Ban them! Prosecute ...

People’s column: Hospital closing would be a dagger

Editor, OBSERVER: The time for the discussion of where the location for the new hospital will be has passed some time ago and that decision has been made. Studies were performed and public input was considered and all necessary approvals were received including the approval of state ...

People’s column: State needs to encourage voting

Editor, OBSERVER: State Sen. George Borrello’s failed “Voter Registration Integrity Act” proposal is part and parcel of the national Republican Party’s effort to bring distrust to our national, state and local county voting processes. It is truly unpatriotic to attack our ...

Deer numbers are on rise

Editor, OBSERVER: Fredonia has too many deer! The only thing to do is for the trustees to let the hunters kill them with bow and arrows. On Woodward Drive and Woodcrest Drive there are 20 to 25 deer every day. They walk the streets, destroy bushes and eat flowers that come up every year. ...

Village talks need to be all inclusive

Editor, OBSERVER: I think Fredonia village Trustee Jon Espersen’s series of informal community discussions is a wonderful idea. Unfortunately the first location Espersen chose earlier this month had an issue. It is not handicapped accessible. I emailed Trustee Espersen to ask for a ...