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The OBSERVER’s View

Need grows for donations

Area residents can help the community today by stopping in Dunkirk at the Brooks-TLC Hospital System or the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. In case you have not heard, the supply of blood is at critically low levels around the region. Two events -- at Brooks main lobby from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

NEW YORK STATE As COVID wanes, powers must end

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent Tuesday taking a COVID-19 victory lap. News that 70% of adult New Yorkers have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is a milestone for the state, but if the governor is celebrating, we wonder why he still clings to his emergency authority? We’ve seen ...

UnFair Local 4-Hers deserve our support

Kudos to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s “UnFair” planned for July 21-25 at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk. The UnFair will provide an opportunity for Chautauqua County 4-H youth members to exhibit their club projects in the 4-H Youth Building, and ...

Primary Election Make your voice heard on Tuesday

For one week now, a number of registered voters have had the opportunity to take part in primary elections. Early voting for the races began on June 12 and continues through Sunday at the Board of Elections Offices in the Hall R. Clothier Building in Mayville and at the Chautauqua County ...

WASHINGTON Who is working for the people?

Despite a little public ribbing from President Joe Biden, and knowing full well how most all of his fellow Democratic senators feel about the issue, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is taking a stand on HR 1, the biggest federal effort to overhaul U.S. election law in many years. Oddly named the ...

Trust becoming an issue in village

Once again, James Lynden is at odds with fellow Fredonia Village Board members — and with good reason, in our opinion. Lynden says a recent decision transferring job duties between a couple of village positions should get rescinded, because the board members never formally agreed to the ...