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The OBSERVER’s View

Hospital numbers vital to the public

While we appreciate the Chautauqua County Health Department’s daily updates on COVID-19 cases, we have to admit we are a bit disappointed in how the major county hospitals are responding to queries from our newspapers. As of Tuesday, the hospitalization rates for the virus are about as high ...

Getting answers on marijuana laws

Decisions regarding retail marijuana sales within their borders or to allow for sales are being made throughout municipalities in Chautauqua County and New York state. Some communities, such as the towns of Gerry and the village of Cassadaga, have already opted out of allowing these types of ...

UNITED WAY Giving spirit always boosts community

United Way of Northern Chautauqua County needs you to make a difference. Last week, the organization with so many ties to the non-profit community held its campaign kickoff celebration at Demetri’s in Dunkirk. Besides talking about the great need there is in the community, it also saluted ...

Keep open mind with Fredonia

We understand the Chadwick Bay Intermunicipal North County Water District’s worries with the village of Fredonia system. It’s been well documented in this newspaper and on these pages. However, the district board — if it truly wishes to work with the village — needs to be less ...

One conversation can be difference

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But you’re not alone, an estimated 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The conversation around mental health ...

Fredonia: Special celebration for the weekend

It is one of the traditional celebrations that area residents relish in the village of Fredonia: the Red, White and Blues. For 25 years, this event has kept downtown hopping in early September. Plan on the same this year. Sponsored this year by Fredonia Beaver Club and Three Chord Bourbon, ...