Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 21 Dec 2014 11:51:41 EDTSun, 21 Dec 2014 11:51:41 EDT hurt for upstate Andrew Cuomo's decision last week to place a ban on hydraulic fracturing speaks volumes about why he has thrown $1 billion in public money to Buffalo and Western New York. Bottom line: he does not trust the private sector.Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTHighs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week are some of the best - and worst - of the week: BEST 104 AND COUNTING - Theodore Shaffer, who lives at the Lake Shore Nursing Home, recently celebrated his 104th birthday.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTStill time to help out live among some of the most compassionate, generous people we know. Especially during the Christmas season, we open our hearts and our wallets to those in need.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTPolicing: Time still right for facility partnership with the town of Dunkirk by the city Police Department continues a move in the right direction. On Tuesday evening, Common Council added its backing to an initiative that is already working wel.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTShopping: Local stores get job done Christmas draws nearer, many of us cast nervous looks at our shopping lists and wonder how we will get it all done. So many loved ones for whom we want the perfect gifts and so little time! Some are tempted to turn to online shopping.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT