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Peoples column

Charged up over article

Editor, OBSERVER: The true situation in Texas with the outage was caused by infrastructure shortcomings and insufficient planning for extreme weather and not by renewable energy failures. It was readily apparent that the front-page story belonged in the Opinion section — and not ...

Remembering a parishioner

Editor, OBSERVER: Long gone but not forgotten. Sister Rosemary Lockett gives support to the old saying – May the work I have done, speak for me. She was a lifelong member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. A faithful worker serving on the Usher Boar; Sunday school working with the ...

Job losses grow under Biden

Editor, OBSERVER: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has been ignored by the prescient administration. To exasperate this basic right, President Joe Biden picked John Kerry, to run the climate debacle. Kerry, during the Vietnam War, testified before Congress our troops killed women ...

There’s worries with lake turbines

Editor, OBSERVER: The big corporations speak of renewable energy, but the one thing that is not renewable is our great lakes. They always compare how many houses the wind farm turbines power. I say what is wrong with solar roof-top construction on homes those that want it get it installed ...

Unhappy trails while snowmobiling

Editor, OBSERVER: Recently my two girlfriends and I set out for an afternoon cross county ski on a trail shared with cross country skiers, hikers, and snowmobilers. The snow conditions were good and the trail was well groomed and very wide. As the trails were busy with snowmobilers, we ...

Country must be suspicious

Editor, OBSERVER: I read the letter, “We all need to accept the results” (Dec. 22) and, to say the least, I could not believe it. The writer said it does not make sense a challenger would be able to steal an election. He says accept the truth of the election, I suppose like they did ...

‘Good people’ can be wrong

Editor, OBSERVER: I rely on your newspaper so much to inform me of the day’s and community ‘s happenings. But some news gets beyond my comprehension. This is especially true considering former President Donald Trump. When it was reported that he said that both sides of the ...

People’s column

Not everyone is masking up Editor, OBSERVER: I walked into an appointment recently and walked up to the reception desk, which prompted two of the three clerks to put on their masks. I awaited another worker, who had not yet arrived by the appointed time only to observe another ...

People’s column

Support keeps society going Editor, OBSERVER: The Dayton Historical Society would like to take this time to wish all a much better New Year. At this time we would also like to thank all who donated to our roof fund over the last couple of years. We received enough donations to ...

Another take on Arizona sheriff

Editor, OBSERVER: I only had to read the first paragraph in Susan Bigler’s commentary “There’s still time for more time for damage” (Jan. 2) to realize this writer is filled with lies and hatred. What she wrote about Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Arizona, abusing immigrants, is a total lie. ...

As cases climb, we know less

Editor, OBSERVER: As Chautauqua County is seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, the Chautauqua County Health Department has been less and less forthcoming with information. When someone dies, it is now simply noted as a new death on the dashboard. The only way to know the age of ...

Poet is example for others

Editor, OBSERVER: “The Hound of Heaven” is a poem by Francis,Thompson (1859-1907), a man in search of answers. Throughout his early existence there is a discomfort, an unease of mind and soul. Our poet was born with many opportunities that could give him a life style through family and ...

People’s column

We all need to accept the results Editor, OBSERVER: There’s an old Russian saying that states “The truth is like concrete.” As we move into a new administration on Jan. 20, we must accept the truth of the election of Joseph Biden as president of the United States. The ...

Weak counter to column

Editor, OBSERVER: In the People’s column (Nov. 30), a writer urges that the SUNY Board of Trustees fire your columnist Professor Stephen Kershnar from his position with SUNY Fredonia. Reason: “We cannot have a professor… be allowed to promote complete fabrications of the truth.” The ...

People’s column

Professor’s column was ‘nonsense’ Editor, OBSERVER: I’ve seen Stephen Kershnar’s photo appear on the Editorial page of the OBSERVER in the past. However, until Nov. 18, I’ve never read one of his “commentaries.” I’m being told that this promotion of conspiracy theories ...

Teachers want students in class

Editor, OBSERVER: As Thanksgiving approaches Fredonia Central School is looking forward to returning students grades six to 12 back to school in a hybrid situation. The administration and staff have worked very hard to make this possible in the safest possible manner. We truly want our kids ...

Quick city work applauded

Editor, OBSERVER: We would like to thank Mike Porpiglia and his department for their quick response to the aftermath of the Sunday windstorm. They went above and beyond in clearing the massive debris left behind at our house. We can’t thank them enough for their excellent hard work which ...

Church lauds front-liners

Editor, OBSERVER: A great big thank you to all those that kept our towns and our normalcy running through the pandemic. We at Trinity UCC and our local communities are grateful for all the work out in front and behind the scenes, we saw you all and are eternally grateful for your ...

Officials slow to get info out

Editor, OBSERVER Officials seem to think an uninformed community is a happy community. Not so! Recently, and in the past, there have been disturbing and frightening incidents which have occurred. When a drive-by shooting is reported and schools are placed in lockdown, I want to know that ...

People’s column

Seeking unity in America Editor, OBSERVER: How can we help re-unite America? By petitioning for our money’s worth, from every Party Politician, (we pay their salaries) to make decisions in our best interest, even though that may require crossing the aisle when something is good for ...