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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 »»

People's Column

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 »»

People's Column

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 »»

People's Column

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 »»

People's Column

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 »»

People's Column

June 26, 2016 Area can help Nicaragua Editor, OBSERVER: The Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace & Justice is continuing its program for humanitarian donations for poverty-stricken residents of the Central American... more »»

Closing Cuba prison is good choice

June 25, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: An editorial in the OBSERVER, “Keep Cuba location open,” (June 10) argues for the continued operation of the U.S. Detention Center at U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. more »»

People's Column

June 19, 2016 Poppy sale, site big boost Editor, OBSERVER: A grateful thank you to Walmart for giving permission to the Sheridan Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6390 to sell poppies on Saturday, May 2. more »»

People's Column

June 12, 2016 Can’t get past columnist’s agenda Editor, OBSERVER: Is this guy Stephen Kershnar for real? I am a professor emeritus at Fredonia and to have him say things like “on average, professors at research... more »»

County needs its airports

June 11, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: This is in regard to a recent item on the county airport. Let’s start with a basic proposition: The purpose of government is to provide a service to its citizens. more »»

People's Column

June 4, 2016 Finding ‘joy’ in our lives Editor, OBSERVER: One of the reasons I came out of retirement after having served 48 years in the priesthood was because of the enlightening Christian teaching of Pope... more »»

Reed’s remarks in poor taste

May 29, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: I am writing to rebut the derogatory comments made by Rep Tom Reed in regard to his opponent John Plumb’s military service. more »»

There’s plenty of good neighbors here

May 28, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: On a recent Wednesday, about 3 p.m., I ventured out to pick up my mail. The next thing I knew, I was flat on my back in the driveway. I bumped my head and I was unable to get u. more »»

Some retirees missing a benefit

May 23, 2016 Editor, OBSERVER: I served the federal government for 22 years with the U.S. Postal Service as a proud postmaster. I also worked in the private sector in health care. more »»



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