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Some needed relief for yachters

April 20, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: In these times of depressing news, it was a great relief to see the headline in the county newspapers about the state budget deal helping yacht owners (March 31). more »»

People’s column

April 19, 2015 Child cases never easy Editor, OBSERVER: Neglect is to fail to care for or attend sufficiently or properly. more »»

People’s column

April 12, 2015 All taxes are not ‘friendly’ Editor, OBSERVER: This is in response to a former county legislator’s commentary “Sales-tax hike not ‘people friendly’’’ (March 24). Property tax vs. more »»

The EPA, FDA protect our food

April 6, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: The Tea Bagger members of the U.S. more »»

Future educators upset about evaluations

April 5, 2015 I am a sophomore Adolescent English Education Major at SUNY Fredonia. Becoming a teacher is always something I’ve wanted to do. more »»

Cuomo’s policy needs to change

April 5, 2015 As a student attending college in hopes of becoming an adolescent English teacher I have learned a thing or two about the new policy known as the Common Core. more »»

Tests don’t show all that children know

April 5, 2015 I’m a sophomore at Fredonia State University and a hopeful future English educator. more »»

People’s column

April 5, 2015 They took my Savior away They laid him in the tomb to stay The cross was left, on the hill. Laying there, with a story to tell. It was the cross on the hill. more »»

Why planning boards muddle through

April 4, 2015 Finding a widespread lack of planning skills among members of town planning boards the NYS Legislative Commission on Rural Resources in Albany supported a 1992 amendment to the NY Town Law giving... more »»

Union calls for investment to make prisons safer

April 2, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: Our correctional facilities are in need of a wholesale examination. more »»

More information regarding New York City’s government

April 1, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER Richard Westlund suggests that “We could do with fewer counties” (OBSERVER, March 10). He implies that New York City has four counties. more »»

People's Column

March 29, 2015 Answers lacking regarding hospital Editor, OBSERVER: This writer was recently amused to read the “very informative” interview in February conducted with Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer of Brook... more »»

People’s column

March 28, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: In reference to a recent article on the proposed 0.5 percent increase in the sales tax, it stated that if approved, property taxes will decrease. more »»

People’s column

March 22, 2015 Near’s tribute appreciated Editor, OBSERVER: It is said sometimes we attribute qualities both positive and negative we have in ourselves to others. more »»

‘Offenders’ column lack in research

March 18, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: In the commentary “Laws help offenders, not citizens” (March 9), continuous use of the word, “perverts” is indicative of a prejudicial leaning due to the writer’s limited knowledge... more »»

2011 winter wasn’t really that bad

March 17, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: I came across this poem the other day and I had to chuckle a bit and then send it in for others to chuckle as well. more »»

Mute swans are nuisance

March 16, 2015 Editor, OBSERVER: There are two signs at the city boat launch that say, “Do Not Feed the Waterfowl.” Also, mute swans are an invasive species that destroy the nests of wild ducks and geese. more »»

Violator off hook for car damage

March 15, 2015 By MARY DAVIS On Jan. 21, my unoccupied, legally parked automobile was hit sustaining $5,148 in damages. more »»

People’s column

March 15, 2015 Lots of care at time of need Editor, OBSERVER: On Feb. 19, I was involved in a medical situation and would like to express my deep appreciation to all those that were involved in my car. more »»

Musings from the Hill

March 13, 2015 It was the address labels that first clued me into the connection. All right – March. I understand leprechauns and shamrocks for who, regardless of background, doesn’t enjoy celebrating St. more »»



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