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The OBSERVER’s View

Newsmaker of the month: Lack of action with water tough to swallow

Users of the Fredonia water system must be celebrating. As of today, they have not had to boil water for one month. Talk about a reason to raise a glass. But problems remain — and there appears to be little urgency for a fix from its leaders. At the most recent Village Board meeting, ...

Legislators are spending addicts

The median Chautauqua County household income is $42,720 a year — and a lot of the people who work hard every day to earn every penny of that $42,720 are not getting big raises this year. Why, then, is the Chautauqua County Legislature approving raises for management-level ...

Chautauqua County: Legislators are spending addicts

The median Chautauqua County household income is $42,720 a year — and a lot of the people who work hard every day to earn every penny of that $42,720 are not getting big raises this year. Why, then, is the Chautauqua County Legislature approving raises for management-level ...

New attitude fits this board

Why in the world would current Pomfret Town Board member John Sedota consider a run for trustee in the village of Fredonia? Pomfret has a record of getting things done while running productive monthly meetings. That is much different than what takes place in Fredonia. Its Village Board ...

Important time to have a say

Leaders of both major political parties agree on one thing: The presidential election scheduled for Tuesday is among the most important in American history. Its outcome will shape our government, economy, even our society for many years to come. Your life and that of your children and ...

Middle ground gets Reed the nod

No one should be happy with the ongoing stalemate in Congress over the latest round of COVID-19 relief funding or a host of important issues ranging from immigration reform to health care. The office of President of the United States is powerful, but not omnipotent. Members of the Senate and ...