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Peoples column

People’s column: Board responsible for Brooks’ troubles

Editor, OBSERVER: The discussion of what will happen with Brooks Memorial Hospital goes on, and on, and on. The Board of Directors have shown they have not done a good job of managing. Their total mismanagement of the resources has brought the situation at Brooks Hospital to what it is ...

Deadline nearing on funding for food

Editor, OBSERVER: School districts across New York and the entire country are in jeopardy of losing crucial funding that allows all students to have equitable access to school meals. Without immediate action from Congress and the White House, school meals are in jeopardy and thousands of ...

Reviews of Bach event appreciated

Editor, OBSERVER: I thank composer Andrew Martin Smith for his three insightful reviews, one for each of the three performances of the 2022 Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival. MICHAEL C. BARRIS, Ph.D., Fredonia

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 ...