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The OBSERVER’s View

SUPPLY CHAIN Our habits are driving shortage

We fervently make a plea to all who will listen: “Make More on Shore” in America. The dozens of cargo ships constantly waiting out at sea off the coast of California certainly make many things clear to us: ≤ The United States imports far, far too many goods that should be ...

ARKWRIGHT Turbines paying off with town budget

Former Arkwright town Supervisor Frederic “Nick” Norton knew early in his tenure that finding tax revenues was not an easy answer. His vision, however, has left a stamp on the municipality that serves nearly 1,100 residents in the hills. After more than a decade of working to bring ...

The OBSERVER’s View: School’s decision will build bridges

Perhaps Fredonia school board President Brian Aldrich said it best when talking about changing demographics in the district. Aldrich, a lifelong resident, in a statement gave his backing to the hiring of a Hispanic outreach coordinator. “When I went through school, I can’t remember any ...

DUNKIRK A candidate for unsettled post

Some in southern Chautauqua County will say Vince DeJoy is far from the perfect candidate to oversee the city of Dunkirk’s development office. Even DeJoy’s most recent position in a similar position, which he held in Warren, Pa., offers questions. After less than a year, he was no longer ...

BROADBAND Getting it right regarding fees

Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, was one of the first to call for the elimination of state fees on broadband internet infrastructure in state Transportation Department rights-of-way. It won’t be his bill on the matter that gets passed. That distinction will likely go to Assemblywoman ...

Dunkirk: Being responsible with free money

Dunkirk Common Council, which proposes to take $300,000 of American Rescue Plan Act and divide it evenly among workers, faces a major conundrum. As far as this city is concerned, there is a great deal of need and poverty, which is being overlooked by this action. While we are not against many ...