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Time is right for manager

October 4, 2014 If there was ever any doubt about the chaos facing the city of Dunkirk for today and the coming year, look no further than last week’s gathering involving council and department heads. more »»

Holder failed in U.S. efforts

October 3, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder, who is stepping down, will not be missed by Americans worried about the drug abuse epidemic. more »»

Cancer fight: Parents help fulfill Wish

October 2, 2014 Olivia Coia would be proud. An event she asked her mother and father to see through has been fulfilled three times. A fourth event takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday at Evangola State Par. more »»

Lawsuit: ‘Frustrating’ act irks everyone

October 1, 2014 For our local and state leaders, the messages are quite similar. State Sen. Catharine Young called the action “extremely disappointing.” State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell said it was “very frustrating. more »»

court case Taxpayer gets early reprieve

September 30, 2014 It may have lost round one, but that does not mean the state’s largest teachers union will not stop trying. more »»

Dunkirk: City distractions cloud problems

September 29, 2014 Stephanie Kiyak, former councilwoman-at-large in Dunkirk, wrote a letter that was published in the OBSERVER on Sept. 21 regarding her August resignation. more »»

Hospitals’ finances have an ill outlook

September 28, 2014 Two of the area’s largest hospitals remain in critical condition, especially when it comes to the finances. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

September 27, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST LOCAL DIRECTOR — Friday night at the Reg Lenna in Jamestown, the film “37: A Final Promise” was shown. more »»

Unwelcome visit is alarming

September 26, 2014 Omar J. Gonzalez was carrying a knife when he stormed into the White House last week. What if he had been equipped with a bomb? Gonzalez, a military veteran, clearly is mentally unbalanced. more »»

Sherman: Bold statement in rural area

September 25, 2014 Keeping an open mind is essential in government. Usually, however, elected officials have the blinders on when reminding residents how tough it is to make ends meet. more »»

Budget plan: ‘Prosperity’ may be closer

September 24, 2014 Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, in preparing his proposed budget for 2015, was quoted on WDOE radio as saying: “We cannot cut our way to prosperity. more »»

Clean sweep at the Point

September 23, 2014 You would not want cigarette butts, cigar tips, leftover styrofoam or food wrappers littering your house, so imagine finding those materials on a beac. more »»

Stockton: New health law impacts town

September 22, 2014 You know the debate over the Affordable Health Care Act, which is better known as “Obamacare.” There is no in-between. You either favor it, or are against it. more »»

HUD’s waste of city time

September 21, 2014 Somehow it just does not add up. Why is it those tied to the U.S. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

September 20, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST GRAPE FUN — Silver Creek’s annual Festival of Grapes is upon us once again. The festival is always a lot of fun. more »»

U.S. cannot be sure on allies

September 19, 2014 Most of President Barack Obama’s proposal for destroying the Islamic State terrorist group seems logical. Unfortunately, U.S. more »»

Treasure may sail elsewhere

September 18, 2014 It is a treasure that Chautauqua County just may not be able to keep. Last week it was revealed a group in Virginia is interested in restoring the Sea Lion ship that is now docked in Barcelona. more »»

Dunkirk: Surprise start in football

September 17, 2014 It’s only been two games, but what a start. After falling behind Eden on Friday, the Dunkirk Marauders scored 46 straight points to win 54-14. Needless to say, the victory on the home field was sweet. more »»

Helping build better students

September 16, 2014 Ripley’s removal from the Focus schools list in New York state is a step in the right direction. more »»

Fredonia: Don’t subsidize vacant sites

September 15, 2014 Fredonia has every right to be concerned about a number of vacant and dilapidated buildings. But that troubling issue does not mean village property owners have to chip in for those items as well. more »»



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