Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:08:40 EDTSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:08:40 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss'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 EDTPartnership comes with little buy-inhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/602356.htmlIt appears one aspect in regard to the crisis at Brooks Memorial Hospital has nearly come to an end. Early last week, negotiators from the hospital and the 1199 Service Employees International Union came to a tentative agreement on a new contract.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTCan Astorino shock state?http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/600959.htmlHave the state Republicans set up another candidate to fail? That question will likely be answered in a little more than three months when voters decide on the race for governor.Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT