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Crisis has been chaos for Trump Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to the commentary “Trump’s leadership shines through in crisis” (April 13). Let’s cut right to the chase. President Donald Trump and his administration knew about this virus back in February. He chose not to do ...

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Environment needs to be a priority Editor, OBSERVER Getting outdoors and experiencing nature is one of the most highly recommended methods of keeping safe and sane in these times of social isolation. Just when we need clean fresh air the most, the Trump administration has announced it ...

‘Together’ without drawing the lines

Editor, OBSERVER: I started writing a rebuttal to an article written by a lady from Sheridan. After reading what I wrote, I decided it was just another opinion so I scraped it and started a new letter. I am a 90-year-old guy who has lots of opinions but it’s the observations and experiences ...

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County needs better numbers Editor, OBSERVER: A recent quandary by County Executive PJ Wendell concerning the uncertainty of when the apex of cases might reach Chautauqua County is answered in his next breath: “For us, our data is somewhat limited” (April10). Even Christine Schuyler ...

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Nothing changes in Fredonia Editor, OBSERVER: The voters in November wanted a change so they elected a new mayor. But they didn’t want enough change to make a difference. Case in point: When Doug Essek was elected mayor, the three Democrats who were elected — instead of doing the ...

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Easter well worth celebrating Editor, OBSERVER: This is the time of the year when we celebrate the many blessings that the season brings. Although we may not be able to attend church or visit with our friends and families, we can still take time out to celebrate Easter and all that it ...

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Those on front lines are heroes Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to thank all of the health care workers and first responders for the vital work they are doing right now, despite the risk to their personal well being. They are the true heroes in this crisis and deserve our full support. ...

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‘Only the truth’ will set us free Editor, OBSERVER: Let us all go to the beginning: Matthew – Mark – Luke – John The truth will set us free “Only the truth” LEO J. WROBLEWSKI, Silver Creek Gift of flag to proudly fly Editor, OBSERVER: On behalf of the people ...

Gowanda ambulance fully prepared to serve community

Editor, OBSERVER: This letter is in response to recent comments in the letter “No cure for rural health care” (Feb. 29) about the lack of trained local community first responders. The Gowanda Ambulance Service Corp. is a paramedic level service, which means highly trained first ...

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Blood donors aid cancer fight Editor, OBSERVER: Did you know that patients fighting cancer need more blood than patients fighting any other disease? Cancer patients use nearly one-quarter of the nation’s blood supply. In fact, five units of blood are needed every minute to help someone ...

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System built for incumbents Editor, OBSERVER: This made me laugh. “If somebody’s doing a good job and they’ve been there 12 years, you’re going to tell them they can’t run for re-election? ? It should be up to the public. That’s why we have elections.” The fact is that ...

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Editor, OBSERVER: I thought this might be put in the paper on Lincoln’s birthday, which is today LINCOLN’S EARLY YEARS Written by Carleton R. Lancaster (1914-1995) He learned the use of axe and wedge, to build a fence to hold the forest edge. To hew the timbers for their cabin ...

More respect needed in country

Editor, OBSERVER: Thanks to Loretta Slaton Torain and the entire Juneteenth Celebration Committee for organizing an inspiring Martin Luther King Day event. There were powerful speakers, capped off by a recording from Dr. King’s final spine-tingling sermon. The atmosphere at the ...

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Catholic School is engine that can Editor, OBSERVER: As Catholic Schools’ Week draws to a close, the Board of Trustees and the entire Northern Chautauqua Catholic School family would like to thank OBSERVER writer Mary Heyl and Publisher John D’Agostino for highlighting our school in ...

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Save lives, not canals Editor, OBSERVER: I read an article in the OBSERVER earlier this month that Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $300 million to revamp the Erie Canal. I thought throwing this money around while our local hospitals are closing due to lack of funds is irresponsible. I ...

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Facility closing an area wound Editor, OBSERVER: I went to TLC three times. I guess there isn’t much demand in Irving. It used to be a big hustle bustle hospital then parts of it became abandoned... people left for better opportunities. I should have left years ago, but my hubris ...

Elected official listening in Arkwright

Editor, OBSERVER: In answer to the question: why have school taxes gone up, not down? Sad to say but the people of Arkwright were not paying attention to the Town Board over the past eight years. The Arkwright Wind Farm was all a sham, and destroyer of people and property in Arkwright. ...

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Rural population being targeted Editor, OBSERVER: Columnist Thomas Kirkpatrick Sr. gets it right. Rural deaths will increase after Lakeshore Hospital closes. This is what some want. To fight climate change, they want most people to live in cities. This segment of the population wants to ...

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Santa thieves take holiday spirit Editor, OBSERVER: On Dec. 5, our 4-foot plastic Santa disappeared from our front yard on Chestnut Street. He was wired to our light pole and had been in our family for four generations. If you have any information on Santa, please call Fredonia Police or ...

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Sale gives back to WCA Home Editor, OBSERVER: A BIG thank you to the Dunkirk-Fredonia and surrounding communities for making The WCA Home’s ninth annual “Gently Used Christmas” sale a huge success! The Friends of WCA Auxiliary were very pleased with the generous donations of Christmas ...