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Peoples column

Village needs some balance

Editor, OBSERVER: As an American citizen, a local resident and current chairwoman of the Fredonia-Pomfret Republican Committee, it’s my experience that effective local government is comprised of knowledgeable folks from both political parties, who have an overriding desire to accomplish ...

Stolen planter is despicable

Editor, OBSERVER: For Memorial Day, I purchased some plants and a planter for a relative who is buried in the town of Pomfret Webster Road Cemetery. It lasted two days before someone stole it. I hope whoever stole it enjoys stealing from the dead. You can return the plants and the planter ...

People’s column

Fredonia School Board had strong candidates Dear Editor: I decided to write this letter the morning of the Fredonia Board of Education letter. As I watched the debate again and struggled to make my decision I realized what an impressive field of candidates we have. All five of the ...

Redraw district lines to serve all

Editor, OBSERVER: Last year was a monumental year for many reasons, including the census. The census population counts will impact much in New York state, from school funding, to Medicaid, to how our legislative lines will be redrawn for the next 10 years. The League was a proud partner ...

Leon Fire lucky to have help

Editor, OBSERVER: The Leon Fire Co. would like to thank everyone who so generously donated to our annual fund drive. The department consists of volunteers who perform fire suppression and other related emergency services for the Leon Fire District. They are also on call to provide mutual aid ...

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 ...