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The OBSERVER’s View

Endorsements: Three choices in Legislature

Shhhh! Be quiet. We are about to offer our selections in the Chautauqua County Legislature races for Districts 1, 3 and 4. We ask for silence because we believe residents are not receiving the best representation from Mayville. Some of you may not even know who your county legislator is and ...

ENDORSEMENTS: Our Fredonia trustee selections

Six candidates are seeking three seats on the Fredonia Village Board, which has been a host to a number of contentious meetings in the last decade. While village officials say they want to hear more from residents, often it seems that those who speak are shut down quickly or not ...

SUNDAY SHOUTOUT: Running wild in Dunkirk

What a way to rain on a Homecoming. Fredonia's Dalton Gardner had a night many will not soon forget. The Hillbilly running back tallied almost 400 yards of total offense in leading Fredonia to a 45-16 victory over rival Dunkirk on Oct. 18. Almost all of his scores were sudden bursts that went ...

ENDORSEMENT: Some progress in Fredonia

During a Sunday June afternoon in 2017, Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis was in her office at Village Hall. Outside was a perfect day. The sun was shining and temperatures were near 80 degrees. Inside, she was in the middle of a major project: finishing a major Smart Growth grant application ...

ENDORSEMENT: Our selections in Pomfret

Town and village of Fredonia residents have outstanding choices when they head to the voting booths in the coming days or on Nov. 5 to decide in Pomfret. Four are vying for two Town Board seats and two superb candidates are in the race to succeed the outgoing Donald Steger for ...

ENDORSEMENT: Borrello best fit for district

Since winning election to the top post in 2018, Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has been a strong voice and hard worker for his constituents. Starting at day one, he set a strong agenda while taking the time to learn along the way. An aggressive 100 businesses in 100 days goal was ...