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Peoples column

What really matters in life

Editor, OBSERVER: I find myself floundering among enormous amounts of information coming at me from hundreds of sources. I find that it helps me and perhaps may help other readers to re-focus on what is important: ¯ Equality not equity. ¯ Freedom of will not collectivism. ¯ Facts not ...

Virtual debate is wrong setting

Editor, OBSERVER: I have given formal presentations on ophthalmology and vision science in North America and Europe over 47 years. I have attended Meet the Candidates events of the League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County annually from 2001 through 2019. I have appeared at these events as ...

Fredonia has top candidate

Editor, OBSERVER: It has recently come to my attention that the village of Fredonia’s police chief is retiring. During tough times like these it can be a scary thought, that a process like this can take weeks to months to find a qualified person. Thank God we already have a qualified ...

People’s column

Fredonia has top candidate It has recently come to my attention that the village of Fredonia’s police chief is retiring. During tough times like these it can be a scary thought, that a process like this can take weeks to months to find a qualified person. Thank God we already have a ...

A dark side to ‘Nightshade’

In June I told you about Bittersweet Nightshade which is in fact quite deadly. We can close the chapter on these plants after first looking at Black Nightshade which, though also called Deadly Nightshade, really isn’t. Let me turn you over to an anonymous author in “eattheweeds.” (Have ...

Salute those who serve for us

Editor, OBSERVER: I belong to a self-advocacy group for people with disabilities called Make a Mark. I’m writing because I want to let all of the soldiers who fought bravely in Afghanistan know that they are indeed appreciated for their sacrifices for the past 20 years. These brave men ...