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The OBSERVER’s View

MYSTERY Flying objects garner attention

When it comes to UFOs, we don’t know the right answer. The truth is still out there. And it may be out there for a while. A new federal government report on UFOs couldn’t explain 143 of 144 military aviation encounters, which the government, never one to pass up the opportunity to create ...

HEPATITIS A Being cautious with another virus

Hepatitis A isn’t exactly the virus everybody is keeping an eye on this year — except, in Chautauqua County, for the Chautauqua County Health Department. Typically, the county has one or two cases a year, but the past year has seen 50 hepatitis A cases in the county. That total represents ...

Fredonia Rolling again at Opera House

It was not the smoothest of returns at the Fredonia Opera House for Rick Davis, executive director. Upon walking out on the stage, Davis issued a “Welcome back” that was heard by patrons loud and clear. That was a good thing, since his microphone was not working at the start. But on that ...

BASEBALL: Major experience brings memories

A once-in-a-lifetime happening comes to an abrupt end on Wednesday. Before the pandemic, it would have been hard to imagine Major League Baseball in Buffalo. This spring, many of our friends and neighbors took part in this unique event as the Toronto Blue Jays were forced to stay out of ...

Gun violence: Disaster emergency won’t fix anything

Why, exactly, does Gov. Andrew Cuomo need a first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency if the SAFE Act is as good as advertised? Thatás a good question for which we have no good answer. Chances are, neither does the governor. Guns are still getting into the hands of those who use ...

Find a balance between noise, fun

There is blame on both sides of a car show in June that generated hundreds of complaints in Dunkirk. City officials and car club organizers should keep a few things in mind as they move forward. There is an economic benefit to these shows. If people are traveling into Dunkirk from Texas, ...