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Peoples column

World, nation are in disarray

Editor, OBSERVER: Is there a ship of fools guiding this nation? I ask this quite seriously. Why are we even considering going back to an Iran Nuclear deal? Why would we enrich a hostile nation that has said such a deal would not end its pursuit of nuclear weapons, and has not changed its ...

Put people first with remapping

Editor, OBSERVER: The League of Women Voters of New York state and Chautauqua County believes that voters should choose their representatives, not that representatives should choose their voters. The state League has made statements against the recent Congressional, Senate, and Assembly ...

People’s column: Not forgetting some historic lessons

Editor, OBSERVER: The article by Cal Thomas in the OBSERVER (March 1) was right on the mark! It should be discussed in ever social studies and history class in high schools and colleges. If we do not learn from past experiences we are likely to repeat them, and anyone who lived through ...

People’s column: Donations, group add to local fabric

Editor, OBSERVER: A big thank you to the people who donated yarn to the Thursday Knitting Group that meets at St. Joseph’s Church in Fredonia. This past year more than 700 items were hand knit and crocheted, including hats, scarves, mittens, baby items and afghans, etc. These items ...

Inland residents also need protection

Editor, OBSERVER: I had to chuckle reading the editorial (Feb. 19) and the justification for this new idea to buffer impacts of wave action in the Dunkirk harbor. Seriously, the biggest impact is in the winter months when there are no boats to be found in said harbor. This money needs to ...

There are options with renewables

Editor, OBSERVER: Industrial scale solar developers are targeting Chautauqua County towns making promises of riches and “green” bragging rights. New York state is careening towards energy policies that mimic California and Texas —- but those two states do not have winters like ours. ...