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Peoples column

The other side of Alzheimer’s studies

Editor, OBSERVER: I found this from the Boston University School of Medicine. The majority of research to understand the pathogenesis of and contributors to Alzheimer’s disease pathology, dementia, and disease progression has focused on studying individuals who have the disease or are at ...

Winter gives way to loud season

Editor, OBSERVER: The weather is changing and the “little boys” have their loud music and loud exhaust mufflers ready to go. With New York state passing the law where it is illegal to modify an exhaust on a car or motorcycle, to make it louder than the original exhaust, I hope this is ...

Courage needed to assist Ukraine

Editor, OBSERVER: As some of us may reflect on the days of our youth when the late President John F. Kennedy heroically and successfully stood up to the Russians with a blockade during the Cuban missile crisis, and likewise the late President Ronald Reagan told then Soviet Premier Gorbachev to ...

People’s column

Wrong words can lead to hurt Editor, OBSERVER: March 1 to March 31, is “Spread the Word to End the Word’ month. When someone says the “R” word to a person with disabilities, it hurts their feelings big time. Let’s stop using the words retard and retarded. This is what it’s all ...

Use caution planning with Van Buren

Editor, OBSERVER: I was disheartened to read about potential changes in zoning near Van Buren (March 7). I realize that no firm decisions have been made but wanted to share my thoughts with the Pomfret Town Board and its supervisor while they consider options. Many at Van Buren Point (and ...

No resistance for Russian evil

Editor, OBSERVER: Maybe it’s time to take a look at the U.N. to determine if it serves any purpose. Adjust its charter to make it simply a provider of humanitarian aid across the globe. Next, kick out the evil empires like Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran who do nothing but veto and ...