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The OBSERVER’s View

CORONAVIRUS: Even with pet, wash your hands

Adding to the confusion of coronavirus is the weekend revelation that a tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive. This development now has many wondering about their pets. “I couldn’t believe it,” zoo director Jim Breheny said in an Associated Press article about the tiger. “Any kind ...

FREDONIA: Familiar scene at wrong time

Normalcy in these unprecedented times returned for an evening in the village of Fredonia. A governing body that for more than a decade has shown more dysfunction than responsibility once again tried to upstage the coronavirus national crisis on a local level. The dispute last week led to the ...

SUNDAY SHOUTOUT: Salute to those on front lines

Being a health-care professional is far from easy today. The demands have never been greater -- and likely at this time more than we ever expected it to be in our state and nation. Their work and dedication are exemplary. None of these individuals can rest easy. They are around the virus ...

COMMUNITY: ‘Proud’ moments make difference

Good neighbors are appearing throughout our region in the people and our business community. Within the last two weeks, this newspaper has highlighted girls who are making homemade masks for caregivers and businesses that have begun making products to combat the illness. Consider these ...

Economy: For now, some welcome relief

No doubt some members of Congress had to hold their noses while they were voting for the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. CARES includes a ton of money for initiatives that have nothing to do with COVID-19. Why on earth did anyone think it was important to cough ...

America: Flying flag during crisis

U.S. flags not only display that we’re proud to be Americans. It also brings a dose of comfort. Who can forget the scenes after Sept. 11, 2001. Flags adorned nearly every home. Many are coping with being homebound in different ways. They’re celebrating birthdays by doing drive-bys. ...