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The OBSERVER’s View

CASSADAGA: Heroic work is part of the job

In a summer where lifeguards are at a premium across the United States, the village of Cassadaga can be proud of one of its employees. As noted by Cynthia Flaherty, village trustee, a child was saved after a recent incident at the beach. “The lifeguards acted just like they were supposed ...

Cannabis Charges, not letters, to stop illegal sales

Dozens of businesses have received strongly worded letters from the state Office of Cannabis Management to stop selling marijuana products illegally. The operators of those businesses, should they persist in selling mariijuana, could face significant fines and possible criminal penalties, ...

Borrello Lawsuit State’s appeal makes little sense

It’s disappointing, but not surprising, that Gov. Kathy Hochul and state Attorney General Letitia James have decided to appeal a Cattaraugus County judge’s ruling against an expansion of state powers. The decision also seems foolhardy given the clear signals against administrative ...

Conceal Carry New law is as vague as the old one

Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative Democrats have taken a big swing with gun legislation passed during an extraordinary session of the state Legislature recently. And it’s entirely possible that big swing comes up empty. That’s because Democrats missed the U.S. Supreme Court’s most ...

DUNKIRK: Much ado about nothing with beer tent

Dunkirk's weekly Music on the Pier has featured beer for almost as long as the event has been in existence. But for some reason, council members — namely Nancy Nichols — are taking issue with it this summer. During the July 5 meeting, Nichols broached the topic saying she's heard concerns ...

High COURT Decision says it’s time for to legislate

Experts, professionals and activists are worried about the ramifications of a recent Supreme Court decision. “Every agency is going to face new hurdles in the wake of this confusing decision,” Alexandria Givens of the Center for Democracy and Technology told the Associated Press in an ...