The news headline from the Jan. 7 edition that read "Dunkirk man arrested" in large font for lack of a reader usable word increased my blood pressure.
What makes a person "from Dunkirk?" Is it due to him being born in Dunkirk? Could it be that he or she has lived his whole life in Dunkirk? Or is it due to him or her owning a home and being a taxpayer in Dunkirk?
I would like to know, what criteria does the Disturber use to justify in labeling a person from "Dunkirk"? In your defense, in this particular front page article in a small font headline you did use the description "Former Fredonia teacher." Whereas other newspapers began their headlines with "Salamanca teacher."
Dunkirk is a small city that is still trying to recover from the industrial job migration that started in the '60s and continued thru the '80s. There is some hope on the horizon with the continued development of the Dunkirk waterfront that the economy of the area may approach its glory days once again in the future. This newspaper could have used a number of headlines to introduce their Saturday article of a horrific incident, but by using the "Dunkirk" headline, they once again gut the effort of those that continue to try and build up "Dunkirk."