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Peoples column

Veterans set example for all of us

By RAY LENARCIC A huge shout out to our veterans. Thanks for your service to this country. To begin with, I’m not a veteran. But I am the person I am today because of them. My Uncle Bob, one of the four “Fightin” Van Slyke brothers from Little Falls, was my role model growing up. Along ...

Those who make America great

November is a time to remember our military, our veterans, and the birthday of the US Marine Corps. November 11 is Veterans Day and we remember all our veterans and those currently serving in the US Military. And November 10 is the 246th birthday of the US Marine Corps. It was November 10, 1775 ...

Tax tilt likely going to the middle class

The bad news is that taxes in America are tilted in favor of the rich. The best news is that we could be only weeks away from a tilt in favor of the middle class: the reforms President Biden is urging to help balance the Administration’s $3.5 trillion budget bill. The changes won’t be ...

One party letting county down

Editor, OBSERVER: Chautauqua County has the highest unemployment, is the poorest county in the state, lowest per capita income, and the largest exodus of residents leaving a county. This has all occurred under Republican administrations. When you do the same thing over and over again and ...

Create standards in redistricting

Editor, OBSERVER: In 2013 the Supreme Court of the United States struck down many provisions of the 1965 voting rights act reasoning that enough progress had been made in certain areas that statutory protections were no longer needed. This decision has had the effect of essentially changing ...

What direction does the city go?

This is the time for reflection and promise, and most importantly the time to let our voices be heard about the issues facing us here in the city of Dunkirk. Do we retain the status quo or vote change? Do we believe what we are hearing from the candidates, or do we challenge what is being said? ...