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The OBSERVER’s View

OBITUARY Area native’s dark tie to history

A man with Western New York ties quietly died in Richmond, Va., on Nov. 7 at 91. Born in Dunkirk and a graduate of the University of Buffalo, Winston George Lawson was forever haunted by his place in history. According to a New York Times obituary passed on to the OBSERVER by a number of ...

ILLNESS Measures can help in prevention

As the world and nation keep an eye on the coronavirus that has killed more than 600 people globally, residents here are dealing with another health scare that is affecting many. The flu. Last week, Chautauqua County issued a news release noting there have been no Coronavirus cases in New ...

SUNDAY SHOUTOUT: ‘Incredible’ run by Brown heads to Pitt

Throughout her athletic career, the name Emily Brown of Fredonia High School has been synonymous with excellence. Her local and state achievements have led to her signing a letter of intent to run with Division 1 University of Pittsburgh last month. “She’s an incredible athlete. She’s ...

Community Taking lead during crisis

Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist, in only his second of month of office, wasted no time in delivering a message to the community regarding recent shootings that have occurred in the city he oversees. He and Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings spoke about input and cooperation during what has ...

MEDICINE Environment not only worry

We are told frequently that we ought to be worried about the seas rising, because of climate change. But another type of sea — of viruses and bacteria — also is rising. Ought we to be as complacent as we clearly are about it? At this writing, Chinese officials had said the death toll in a ...

Scoreboard: Extra points for club gift

A generous donation by the Fredonia Beaver Club does nothing for safety at the beloved Orange Bowl in downtown. During last week’s school board meeting, there was a donation of $18,900 to the district for a new scoreboard at the home of Fredonia High School’s football teams. That’s ...