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The OBSERVER’s View

PARTNERSHIPS: Antiquated sites are behind times

Former Dunkirk fire chief Keith Ahlstrom sounded a bit of an alarm in 2015 regarding the facilities of the Dunkirk Fire Department. “Headquarters as a building isn’t going to last. The first choice was do nothing. I’ve been in the fire department for 35 years and we’ve done nothing for ...

CANCER Flexibility needed for future treatment

President Joe Biden was right when he said this week that private enterprises will need to lead on reducing the prices for cancer treatments and on sharing data with each other to make treatment for cancer more effective. It’s a shame that the common sense that drove this specific ...

VEHICLE SAFETY: Being reassured with car seats

Parents and guardians with children can take advantage of an event this weekend at the State University of New York at Fredonia that will add a bit of safety and peace of mind. University Police are hosting a free car seat safety check from noon to 2 p.m. New York state law notes children ...

DUNKIRK: Sculpture awaits more protection

Sculptor Peter Toth’s arrival in Dunkirk was celebrated and welcomed by many in 2014. He came on a mission that also was welcome — to refurbish the Whispering Giant creation that had taken a beating from Western New York winters. During that summer, Toth became a part of the city. His ...

CAMPAIGN United Way effort worth contribution

Rising prices have taken a toll on those who are some of the neediest in our community. Those costs are having a huge impact at grocery stores and at fuel stations. There is a way, starting this week, for residents to offer some assistance through an organization that builds partnerships ...

Fredonia No reason to rush new teacher pact

During the summer, hardly a soul ventured into the Board of Education meetings at Fredonia Central School. Last week, however, was a very different story. Members of the Fredonia Teachers Association, wearing shirts, were in the room to send a message to the district they want a new contract. ...