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Peoples column

People’s column

Governments here ‘being choked’ Editor, OBSERVER: The “ ‘Outmigration’ is a bipartisan pickle” commentary (April 30) seems to suggest that local county governments are to blame for our state’s population decline. The assumption that local county governments in rural ...

‘Grateful for lessons’ taught by mothers

Editor, OBSERVER: “Mother, a woman who loves unconditionally, leads by example, and puts others before herself.” Sunday is a day to honor motherhood and all mothers. As a son, husband and brother, I am grateful for the lessons learned from the women in my life. Especially my own ...

Who’s calling shots on visitation?

Editor, OBSERVER: I am a seasonal resident of Fredonia and am here from March through August each year to visit my father, who resides at Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk. We are assigned weekly visitation time slots and are allowed to visit once per week for a half ...

Country’s values are being lost

Editor, OBSERVER: The far left wants everyone to become reliant on government dependency. Why would people want to work, when they can sit home and collect more money than if they went to work? Right now, Refresco, the steel plant, and Wells Enterprise can’t find people to go to work. The ...

Stale writer won’t fool me again

Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to an editorial commentary by Richard Makuch (April 19). To be honest, I quit reading this particular column a long time ago. The reason for that was that every commentary was essentially the same thing. The writer complains about the same topics, ...

People’s column

Redistricting needs accountability Editor, OBSERVER: The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County promotes transparent and accountable redistricting processes, and the ending of hyper-partisan practices that don’t benefit constituents. The League believes that responsibility for fair ...