Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Blogsen-usTue, 28 Jul 2015 20:17:52 EDTTue, 28 Jul 2015 20:17:52 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssGrowing divide on policies between upstate, downstatehttp://www.observertoday.com/page/blogs.detail/display/598/Growing-divide-on-policies-between-upstate,-downstate.htmlThere is a definite disconnect between New York City and upstate. <P> Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Catharine Young spoke about legislation and leadership from downstate that could negatively impact Western New York.Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:28:12 EDTHonoring service: Fredonia Opera Househttp://www.observertoday.com/page/blogs.detail/display/597/Honoring-service--Fredonia-Opera-House.htmlIt was a fitting speech for a community institution. <P> Rick Davis, executive director of the Fredonia Opera House, accepted the Distinguished Service Award for community service during an awards dinner on May 30.Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:00:27 EDTHonoring service: Dr. Robert Heichbergerhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/blogs.detail/display/596/Honoring-service--Dr.-Robert-Heichberger.htmlOn May 30, the Distinguished Service Awards were presented at the State University of New York at Fredonia. <P> One of those honored by Dr. Robert Heichberger. His ties to the university span more than 51 years.Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:16:48 EDTIt's not Frank Pagano's Fredoniahttp://www.observertoday.com/page/blogs.detail/display/595/It's-not-Frank-Pagano's-Fredonia.htmlIt has been nearly eight years since Frank Pagano left office as mayor. <P> Since then, the village of Fredonia has seen its share of troubles. Its largest private employer in Carriage House is closing its doors.Thu, 7 May 2015 15:54:05 EDTHochul on education: The tests and evaluationshttp://www.observertoday.com/page/blogs.detail/display/594/Hochul-on-education--The-tests-and-evaluations.htmlThere has been plenty of controversy surrounding state standardized testing and teacher evaluations. <P> Last month, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the OBSERVER to discuss those issues.Mon, 4 May 2015 11:09:55 EDT