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Peoples column

Changing U.S. culture takes toll on superheroes

The news flash about one of America’s greats isn’t all that unexpected. If we can tear down a statue of founding father Thomas Jefferson, anyone of our American heroes is fair game. Therefore, one of our last superhero is being tampered with to meet the demands of the woke generation. ...

Supreme Court considers ‘A’ word

Let’s pick up where we left off four weeks ago. Speaking at Notre Dame on Sept. 16, United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was asked to name the greatest threat to the judiciary. Thomas said some people expect too much from it, in part by asking it to solve questions that ...

Salute the health heroes among us

Editor, OBSERVER: As we approach Thanksgiving week and reflect on what we are grateful for, the Chautauqua County Board of Health would like to thank the County’s public health workforce. They have stood strong and demonstrated tremendous resilience while working to protect our community in ...

Generosity shows in Westfield

Editor, OBSERVER: The Westfield Union Relief Association would like to express our gratitude for the community’s generosity toward supporting our organization and Westfield. While we regret to inform you that our annual Charity Ball will not take place again this year due to the ongoing ...

Finding new things to eat

Ready for more suggested recipes? I do suspect one would now have to wait until the lovely days of spring and summer to continue gathering the goodies. But let’s go. Marsh-marigold (Cowslip): Collected before the plant has finished blossoming, the young leaves (with the stalks removed) are ...

There’s balance to placing blame

Editor, OBSERVER: I have a genial response to a recent letter. Should the Democratic governorship and Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the New York State Legislature share in the blame for our county’s woes? When they legislate, all counties are affected. PAUL N. ...