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Peoples column

People’s column

Are we really discontent with Congress? Editor, OBSERVER: If you are satisfied with the job Congress is doing, you should probably stop reading this. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Do you realize that, despite ...

Country needs dose of truth

Editor, OBSERVER: To any fair-minded person, it’s obvious how the media — a megaphone for the Democratic National Committe — distort, misinform, disinform and obscure the truth. Those easily manipulated believe without question as the radical Democrat/Socialist leadership sets the scene ...

Republicans nearly extinct

Editor, OBSERVER: There is more to the sixth anniversary of the passing — Oct. 18, 2014 — of Buffalo’s former Republican State Comptroller Edward V. Regan. He was also a member of the Buffalo Common Council and served as Erie County Executive in the 1970s. It was a time when Republicans ...

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Biden will help retirees Editor, OBSERVER: This is a message to senior voters. Election Day is almost here, and everyone needs to turn out to vote. That’s especially true for older New Yorkers. The candidates for president could not be any different and the retirement security for ...

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Proposals needed in COVID fight Editor, OBSERVER: More than 200,000 people in our country have died from COVID-19, and the financial consequences of the pandemic reach far beyond that. The emergency relief package “HEROES 2.0” was released by the House of Representatives on Sept. 29. ...

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Remembering a ‘tenacious leader’ Editor, OBSERVER: Sadly missed along life’s way, quietly remembered every day ... No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you’re always there. We, the Democratic Committee of the city of Dunkirk, wish to express our saddened hearts ...

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Nursing homes are doing their best Editor, OBSERVER My mom is a resident at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Like many other residents’ families, I have not seen her since February. A recent protest at this facility doesn’t seem to be very constructive, as the ...

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Service after attacks took toll on many Editor, OBSERVER: As the 19th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America passes, it is with a somber heart I remember that day and the days and months following. As a member of the New York State Police, like so many of my brothers and ...

Water issue part of larger problem

Editor, OBSERVER: Is anyone asking this question: what happened to our water supply? Fredonia in the past enjoyed the best tasting water, year after year. With the absence of the Carriage House, the demand on the water has drastically decreased, so you can’t blame the warm summer. ...

Portland Town Board puts constituents first

Editor, OBSERVER: This is an open letter to the Portland Town Board. Please be aware of the gratitude you deserve for performing your office for the benefit of all our community. I have witnessed the hours and energy you give to be sure that Brocton and its surrounding area is well governed. ...

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County working hard regarding COVID-19 Editor, OBSERVER: A few weeks ago as the story about Fieldbrook Foods was breaking, a rather negative article appeared (Aug. 28) blasting the local health department and county government “handling” of the news. The story line was something to ...

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Mental health needs more help Editor, OBSERVER: September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions ...

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Reed must help our postal service Editor, OBSERVER: Louis DeJoy the current postmaster general is sabotaging our postal service in your 23rd Congressional District of New York. His independent and rogue actions are negatively impacting our constitutional right for a Post Office (Article 1, ...

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We are all benefiting from renewables Editor, OBSERVER: In regard to the commentary, “Renewable energy is not all green,” (Aug. 7), the writer’s concerns are not new. In the fallout of the 1973 oil crisis, the American Association for the Advancement of Science published a yearlong ...

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Take the power out of Cuomo’s clenches Editor, OBSERVER: In just a couple of weeks children will be returning to school in New York state for in-person instruction. Restaurants have reopened and people are shopping in stores and malls. Major League Baseball and the National Basketball ...

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Unused NRG plant must be eliminated Editor, OBSERVER: In case anyone in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area has forgotten, the old NiMo and NRG plant has been dormant for more than a few years. As I drove by the lake the other night to admire the sunset as I turned to the right my view was blocked by ...

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Poppy sale means so much to VFW post Editor, OBSERVER: The Sheridan Memorial Post 6390 Veterans of Foreign Wars would like to extend a grateful thanks to Brad Balentine, manager of the Fredonia Walmart, for allowing us to sell poppies at the Route 60 store. We would also like to thank the ...

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Columbus article insight appreciated Editor, OBSERVER: Dr. Ray Belliotti’s article about the establishment of Columbus Day is timely in light of the ongoing controversy over monuments honoring certain men who figured in the shaping of our country. Buffalo’s changing of “Columbus ...

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Caution lights needed for roundabout Editor, OBSERVER: This letter is in regard to the new roundabout at Routes 20 and 60 that was designed by the New York state Department of Transportation. One with foresight should have known there would be accidents. Caution lights should have been ...

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Class misses out on golden event Editor, OBSERVER, Life has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the call to return home endures for the members of the Class of 1970 at Fredonia High School. Our 50th class reunion, set for the last weekend of July, only has been postponed. ...