Observer Today OBSERVER's Viewen-usThu, 25 Aug 2016 04:12:04 EDTThu, 25 Aug 2016 04:12:04 EDT Why taxpayers on the hook? village officials believe taxpayers should pay for something illegal done by their wastewater treatment plant operator, Andrew Thompson. Thompson pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the law.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTHONORS: Special role of volunteers this summer, three residents were honored by the Rotary Club of Fredonia for the efforts they have made to better our village and communit.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTTaking a break from the heat a relief it was. Rains to bring enough green back to area lawns and a minor cooling trend as well. Summer has about one more month left, but precipitation and 70-degree temperature readings in recent days have been a nice chang.Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTGovernment: Not listening to constituents is exactly the reason why despite how comfortable and complacent area residents are about local government that it is an outright failure.Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTAnother flaw in big system villages and towns do not want to give up their courts for one reason: money. Local court systems are one more form of revenue for already cash-strapped area municipalities.Sun, 21 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT