Observer Today of the monthen-usThu, 26 May 2016 02:35:30 EDTThu, 26 May 2016 02:35:30 EDT burden on business elected leaders were to listen to business leaders across the state, including those who represent small business, they would know of the many problems employers face when the hourly minimum wage increases.Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTMissing the bigger picture can forget the devastation of the news that 400 jobs in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area were going to be lost in March 2014? Jobs that were held by area residents who gave an honest day's work - whether it be during the day, evenings, overnight or...Sun, 27 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTCuomo determined to boost city region has a definite love-hate relationship with state Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Many will never forgive him for the passage of the SAFE Act, which happened swiftly in the middle of the night and impacted state gun laws.Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTPublic sector has role in crisis of the greatest anxieties facing northern Chautauqua County in the new year has been the future of the mammoth NRG Energy Inc. power plant along the lakefront in the city of Dunkirk.Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:00:00 EDTPositive steps amid uncertainty too often, progress for Chautauqua County has meant keeping the status quo for governments as well as our schools. Things are changing, however, albeit slowly. Schools are sharing more than ever when it comes to teams in sports.Sun, 27 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EDT