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Food trucks take bite out of eateries Editor, OBSERVER: I listened to the Fredonia Village Board meeting of May 20. I listen to basically every one. My recollection of the food truck topic was that the approximate cost to the village was about $300 for fees, permits and other related ...

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Poppies support area veterans Editor, OBSERVER: Honor the fallen and support the living. Wear a poppy with pride. Donations are used to help veteran and military families in their need. They have given so much and this is a small way of letting them know we care and thank them. Look ...

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Nuring home abuse shocking Editor, OBSERVER: I am sharing the following letter that I sent to the governor of Arizona: Dear Gov. Doug Ducey, I advocate for people with disabilities. I found an article dated Jan. 27 regarding violations increasing in Arizona nursing homes. I found it a ...

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Preservation efforts failed in county Editor, OBSERVER: I commend WNED public television and everyone who had a part in making “Reimagining A Buffalo Landmark,” the new Richardson Olmsted Campus documentary. It clearly and convincingly illustrates why this is a model preservation ...

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Ill decision on hospital Editor, OBSERVER: Why would Brooks Memorial Hospital pick a location in Fredonia on Route 20 in close proximity to the high school, a possible roundabout and all that traffic from Route 60? How will they repurpose its Central Avenue hospital? Behind the scenes, ...

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More worries for our farmers Editor, OBSERVER: Farmworkers deserve to be and are treated with respect. The Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act concerns me. While its supporters mean well, the economic realities facing family farms — 97% of farms are family owned — will make it ...

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Happy Easter to everyone Editor, OBSERVER: This is a special time. It is a time when we celebrate one of the holiest days of the year, a time of new beginnings and a time of remembering what Easter really means. Whether you spend this Easter Sunday in church, hunting Easter eggs, or ...

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Editor, OBSERVER: I don’t think the New York state Department of Transportation took a proper car count on Routes 60 and 20. That roundabout will have traffic, will be backed up to Vineyard Drive and the other way past McAllister Road. The state needs to blacktop Route 20 from Fredonia to ...

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Company aims to praise good deeds Editor, OBSERVER: The world is full of heroes — individuals with a desire to help and those who do so quietly and without credit. We believe everyone has the power to create change. Every action, no matter how small, is significant. This is why at Farrell ...

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‘Guys and Dolls’ performance is ‘spectacular’ Editor, OBSERVER: The Fredonia High School production of “Guys and Dolls” is spectacular! Every member of the cast, the orchestra, those that constructed the set, the faculty and the volunteers who put this show together should be ...

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Getting ahead of NRG issue Editor, OBSERVER: I applaud the efforts of Dunkirk Development Director Rebecca Yanus and Congressman Tom Reed regarding the planned feasibility study for NRG. It’s also very assuring that a representative from NRG responded to John D’Agostino’s call and ...

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Get cracking on other issues Editor, OBSERVER: This is an open letter to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses And all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again! Trump’s wall is not wanted by the majority ...

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Brooks board’s actions are major disservice Editor, OBSERVER: I really enjoyed Richard Ketcham’s remarks in the OBSERVER (Feb. 24). He was so right on target. The Brooks Hospital board did a disservice to both Dunkirk and Fredonia and has done more to divide these two communities than ...

Differing voices on Brooks’ move

Process has been ‘ridiculous’ Editor, OBSERVER: I try to read the many articles regarding the relocation of Brooks Hospital with an open mind, but the “people in power” make it so difficult. One statement made by the current hospital chief executive officer was the hospital ...

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Hoping for city run from Welka Editor, OBSERVER: I was told to read an article in the OBSERVER (Feb. 16). I was amazed to finally see someone stand up to this Council administration in the city of Dunkirk. Dennis Welka, I applaud you for what you wrote. I could only hope we in Dunkirk ...

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Young always has helped our region Editor, OBSERVER: I think that the article in the newspaper dated Jan. 23 criticizing Sen. Cathy Young was distasteful, among other things I will not address. Cathy is for all of the people. She worked hard for all that she does for all of us from all ...

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Invest in roads, not new hall Editor, OBSERVER: To me it is plain and simple. How can the town of Arkwright decide to build a new Town Hall when taxpayers are suffering with the horrible mud bogs in the town roads. The only time I take my life into my own hands is when I travel to a ...

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Change more than just the location Editor, OBSERVER: I support the new hospital location at 3710-3724 E. Main St., Fredonia. My suggestion, however, would be to change the name from Brooks Memorial Hospital to Fredonia Regional Hospital to support the State University of New York at ...

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Keep developer option open for Brooks Editor, OBSERVER: There is obviously some very intense posturing going on from all sides regarding the relocation of Brooks Hospital. I have one question that I hope is seriously considered during the re-use meetings should Brooks leave Dunkirk: Is ...

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Overwhelmed by support Editor, OBSERVER: On Jan. 26 I found out just how many people care about me. My sister and mother planned an awesome benefit raffle along with help from many other friends and family. The weather was bad but the turnout was heartwarming. I’ve had so much support ...