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The OBSERVER’s View

INFLATION A ‘persistent’ in this economy

As is the case for much of the rest of the world, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is less certain about the future than he once was. Earlier this month, he told the House Financial Services Committee that while at one time it was expected an easing of pandemic-related ...

Buffalo BILLS Plenty to prove against nemesis

This was not the December many Buffalo Bills’ fans envisioned when the season began. This was supposed to be another year in which the team would dominate in the AFC East. Public enemy No. 1 — the New England Patriots — had other ideas. When the Patriots ran over this Bills only 17 days ...

SCHOOLS Tough month for area districts

Today marks the last day of school before the Christmas and New Year’s holiday break. It has not been, to say the least, an easy month. District officials and employees have been on the front lines when it comes to the renewed surge of COVID-19 cases and last week, they faced a different ...

Be transparent in board selection

Normally, candidates are required to run a campaign — even if it is fairly quiet — for a local Board of Education position. With the resignation of David Damico, due to his election to Dunkirk Common Council, we agree with the the New York Coalition for Open Government regarding filling the ...

FORESTVILLE Food truck worth the effort

As a school community, those who live in the Forestville area are some of the most giving. Based on the last Board of Education meeting, the district is working to return the favor. Forestville Central School is looking to expand its Farm to School Grant. Through the program, it has been able ...

CODE ENFORCEMENT: County needs common ground

Since state Sen. George Borrello left the position of county executive, there has been less of a push for sharing or consolidating services. Borrello, more so than current Executive PJ Wendel, has been outspoken for years about downsizing government — and played an active role in both the ...