Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 28 Feb 2015 19:44:15 EDTSat, 28 Feb 2015 19:44:15 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssHow attorney thwarts public informationhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/608193.htmlWe have a message for Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo: You are not in the midst of a "conspiracy" with elected trustees. Instead, you are allowing your village attorney to continue his established pattern of withholding information from the public.Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTMore self-inflicted pain takes toll on areahttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/607133.htmlIf you keep doing the same thing and getting the same poor result, how do you respond in Chautauqua County? You keep doing the same thing. As we look back on the newsmakers of the months of 2014, not a lot has changed.Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT'Best interests' rarely includes taxpayerhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/606069.htmlSavvy and informed residents know by now. When you hear local elected leaders say, "We need to do what is in the best interests of our constituents," those leaders are not worried about you.Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTSome confidence for futurehttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/604673.htmlCall it a $2 million gamble. ??Last week, the Chautauqua County Legislature gave its blessing - unanimously - for the purchase of the Dunkirk Carriage House facility by the Industrial Development Agency.Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTMastering the 'good news' tax hikehttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603532.htmlIt turns out that raising taxes is really simple - and inexpensive. Consider last week's budget proposal by Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan.Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT