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Trouble brewing in our capital

August 15, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: Citizen and taxpayer vs. Washington. It has become quite a fight. more »»

E-cigarettes are also addicting

August 14, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: I am writing about the e-cigarette and let me just say that I for one am not OK with how tobacco companies are trying to keep people addicted to their products. more »»

Portland paying too much for others

August 12, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: I feel that many in the town of Portland think that the drop in equalization rate from 62 percent to 54 percent has largely affected only residents living on or near the lake,... more »»

CARTS provides ‘wonderful’ ride

August 10, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: CARTS: Chautauqua Area Rural Transit System — a valuable transportation asset. more »»

Americanism alive and well in county

August 9, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: A sincere thank you from Cassadaga Memorial Post 1280 to those individuals who in any way helped in the recovery of the American and POW-MIA flags, which were taken from the... more »»

Fredonia must follow city’s lead

August 5, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: Fredonia’s officials need to take a page from the good governance playbook exhibited by the city of Dunkirk when the city moved quickly to hold a public meeting on a critical... more »»

Truck buys keep rates low

August 4, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: I feel that I must comment on the editorial (July 21) regarding Silver Creek and Fredonia’s purchase of fire vehicles. more »»

Few bright spots from SAFE Act

August 2, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: This is my second letter regarding New York state’s confiscatory gun act. I know it’s called the SAFE Act, but its goal is to attain full citizenry disarmament and confiscatio. more »»

Help drive funds for a cure

August 1, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: On behalf of First Student in Fredonia, we would like to take a moment to say a big thank you! With your generous donations for our second annual “Driving for a Cure” breast... more »»

Two societies in America

July 31, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: The recent George Zimmerman trial in Florida points to the fact that in parts of this country there are two societies; one black, one white. more »»

Winds of change may be ahead

July 29, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: Chautauqua County and Dunkirk residents have had the advantage of receiving tax revenues from the operation of the Dunkirk Power station since the 1960s. more »»

Editor’s talents will be missed

July 29, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: The recent brief announcement that April Diodato was leaving the OBSERVER should be a cause for great regret. more »»

City not far from Detroit

July 28, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: Take a good look at Detroit! This is what Dunkirk will look like if NRG closes! Even bailing out the auto industry that is left in Detroit has not saved it. more »»

Trustee makes it tough in Forestville

July 27, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: It is time to set matters straight regarding the snowmobile bridge on Mixer Road. more »»

‘Right to Work’ unfair to labor

July 25, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: The Right to Work law should never have been passed. It is unfair to labor and a unionized plant. more »»

State hurts our region again

July 24, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: Here we go again. First off I want to say that I don’t have anything against the American Indians, or any of the tribal nations — they’re smart, educated and have good lawyers. more »»

People’s column

July 21, 2013 ‘Positive vote’ a good sign Editor, OBSERVER: Kudos to all the yes voters on the Westfield-Brocton school districts’ merger vote. more »»

Reader offers book recommendation

July 20, 2013 Editor, OBSERVER: May I recommend Carol McCormick’s revised “The Missing Piece,” a comforting novel set in an area venue. She is an author of remarkable talent. more »»

Racism: our nation’s original sin

July 20, 2013 I have decided to come out of retirement for an occasional column. I figured if players like Michael Jordan could do it in basketball and Brett Favre in football, so could I. more »»

‘Tremendous’ support

July 20, 2013 On behalf of NRG Energy and the hard-working and dedicated employees at our Dunkirk station, I’d like to thank the people of Dunkirk and Chautauqua County for their tremendous showing at Monday... more »»



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