Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 6 Feb 2016 10:44:16 EDTSat, 6 Feb 2016 10:44:16 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPublic sector has role in crisishttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/623352.htmlOne 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 uncertaintyhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/621970.htmlAll 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 EDTConsidering life without NRGhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/620863.htmlOver the last three years, there have been a couple of rallies, lots of signs and plenty of petitions. But as 2015 comes to an end, hopes for the repowering of the NRG Energy Inc. Dunkirk plant - though still afloat - seem to be getting dimmer.Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTGet moving on new city erahttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/618266.htmlUnofficially, Willie Rosas has become the new mayor for the city of Dunkirk. Officially, very little has happened since the vote on Sept. 10. Election day on No.Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:00:00 EDTNewsmaker of the month: Focus on Fred Festhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/613581.htmlDespite the State University of New York at Fredonia's best efforts to distance itself from the event formerly known as Fred Fest, it was quite clear - for at least this year - that the party's far from over.Sun, 31 May 2015 00:00:00 EDT