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August 28, 2016 Having gun saves lives Editor, OBSERVER: An analysis of mass shootings in the United States by the Stanford University Libraries dataset of mass shootings (‘‘Stanford Mass Shootings in America,... more »»

Village eyesore is also a hazard

August 21, 2016 Well as usual the buck is being passed around on the old Revere Inn in Silver Creek. How do I know? The building is still standing. more »»

Road through park drove discontent

August 21, 2016 Editor’s note: This “Yesterdays” column was published in the OBSERVER in 2003. more »»

Who’s the real crook?

August 21, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: I recently had a short “discussion” with someone in one of our local clubs about the upcoming presidential election. more »»

Trump’s plan is hypocrisy

August 21, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: For those who have waited patiently for a plan, any plan, from Donald Trump, that long wait is ove. more »»

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August 14, 2016 Casket was poor taste Editor, OBSERVER: I am writing in regards to the article about John Giordano’s 1920 Model T Ford “Blown T” displayed at the recent car show in Hamburg. more »»

Healthy outcomes from the election

August 11, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: In an election season the news headlines may lead us to believe that candidates can’t agree on anything. Not so fast. more »»

Hunting ups risk of deer collisions

August 8, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: Instead of reintroducing mountain lions to reduce deer populations and deer-car collisions, here’s a much simpler and more immediate solution: Stop hunting. more »»

Life matters in your vote

August 6, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: Recent elections show that pro-abortion candidates were elected. This is very alarming and sad. Many people of goodwill seem to neglect the moral and social justice issues. more »»

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July 31, 2016 Tuition effort a success Editor, OBSERVER: Recently, there was an article in one of our three county newspapers that applauded the tuition agreement between Chautauqua Lake and Ripley schools. more »»

Dishing dirt on village decision

July 30, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: I would like to respond to a comment made in a letter “Fence tells other to stay away” of July 24. more »»

Preservation Society opposes fence plan

July 30, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: The Fredonia Preservation Society asks that the mayor and village trustees do not place a fence around Barker Commons. more »»

Keeping it fun at the county fair

July 28, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: A year ago, the fair closed an hour early Saturday due to youths fighting. Forty years ago, bullies broke my ear drum at the Fair. Here’s a short poem on my thought. more »»

An option against more of same

July 25, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: In regard to the “Commentary” headlined “Trump factor of fear” (June 29), I say that “Islamic terrorists” do not need help “exacerbating the fears and anxieties” of the American... more »»

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July 24, 2016 Once fiscally sound village is no more Editor, OBSERVER: Did any of the residents of Fredonia feel the earth move last week? I’m betting some have, because Uncle Harry Salhoff has to have rolled... more »»

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July 16, 2016 Fencing the public in — or out? Editor, OBSERVER: Sometimes in a quest for a woman to beautify herself, she brushes on another layer of eye shadow and swipes on one more coat of lipstic. more »»

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July 10, 2016 Post vets in new battle Editor, OBSERVER: Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legions and other military post are fighting to survive. more »»

Street name a rough road

July 9, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: This morning our street name changed again. It was over a decade before it was marked, then streets supervisory fell under paid leave due to an investigation. more »»

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July 3, 2016 Goodemote benefit had help Editor, OBSERVER: Randy Goodemote and the Benefit Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped to make the benefit that was held on May 22 at the... more »»

Being a part of solution

July 3, 2016 Silver Creek is not alone in its battle with litter and overgrown weeds. Last Sunday, village officials took aim at the railroad for the unkempt conditions of properties near the tunnel on Route 5. more »»

Expert’s advice is appreciated

June 27, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: My Westfield Academy and Central Schools environmental science class and I would like to give a huge thank you to Brian Noody from WestWinds Taxidermy. For the week of May 10, Mr. more »»



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