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Silver Creek fundraiser fights towards a cure

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SILVER CREEK — They clipped. They shaved. They braided. They even sang. And when the third annual Goin' Bald for Bucks event at Silver Creek Central School District concluded Friday (May 17, 2019), students and staff went home with drastic new hair-do's and the satisfaction of knowing their ...

County on alert as Lake Erie levels on rise

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The Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services is monitoring the high levels of Lake Erie as it continues to rise. John Griffith, Director of Emergency Services, reports that Lake Erie is at levels 30 inches above the long term average level for the month of May. The persistent wet ...

City chief notes ‘new tips’ in fatal stabbing

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More than one week after a fatal stabbing of a city teenager, residents continue to seek information regarding the horrific events that transpired on Lincoln Avenue. So far, however, there has been little released by the Dunkirk Police Department. In a statement to the OBSERVER this week, ...

Dunkirk Town Board talks roads, roofs, development

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Between the results of the town board’s annual road tour, multiple project updates and 14 new building permits, summer looks primed to get very busy for the Town of Dunkirk. The road tour results were discussed by Highway Superintendent Jeffrey Feinen during his report. “There’s a ...

Music, arts set tone for safe environment

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Dunkirk High School’s cafeteria had undergone a transformation. On a recent Friday afternoon earlier this month, it was no longer just a place for students to grab a bite to eat at breakfast or lunch. Instead, the room was filled with artists, educators, musicians, parents and about 35 ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families Mentoring Circle to meet Wednesdays The Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families Mentoring Circle will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at 51 E. Third St. Suite 2, Dunkirk (CASAC office). Use the side door. This group ...

Area Police

Area police

Town of Evans Police Department ¯ On May 13 at roughly 7:50 a.m., patrol received a phone call for a possible hit & run accident near Lake Shore Road involving an older model pick-up truck. While responding, dispatch notified patrol that the vehicle turned into the Kellogg Estate. In the ...

Camaraderie, K9s at 4-H Super Dog Saturday

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JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua County 4-H Dog Project held Super Dog Saturday on April 13 at the Frank Bratt Ag Center. This annual event is a day devoted to learning more about the unique talents of dogs and to have some fun, too. At Super Dog Saturday 4-H youth were able to sign up for their show ...

Chautauqua Tapestry receives award

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ALBANY — New York State honored Chautauqua Tapestry — a network charged with enhancing Chautauqua County’s System of Care — with the 2019 What’s Great in Our State Systems of Care Award. Chautauqua Tapestry was established in 2008 as part of a federal Substance Abuse and Mental ...

Deaths of calf, cow investigated in Busti

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BUSTI — Police are looking for information in an animal cruelty case after a cow and its newborn calf were found dead in a pasture earlier this month. The black Angus cow was found shot to death May 8 on its owner’s property near Donelson Road in the town of Busti. The cow’s newborn ...

Mayville pair facing meth charges

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MAYVILLE — A suspicious situation on Barnes Road led to the arrest of a pair of village residents who were found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported today that an investigation around 11:30 p.m. Monday revealed that Caitlyn M. Reardon, 18, ...

Remembrance Services and Butterfly Release

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Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care invites all residents of Chautauqua County whose loved one or friend has passed away to join us for our Annual Service of Remembrance in Dunkirk at Point Gratiot Park. We present the remembrance services to memorialize hospice patients who have passed away ...

Blasdell man admits to attempted sexual abuse

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 68-year-old Howard Farrell of Blasdell pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of attempted sexual abuse in the first degree, a Class “E” felony. The defendant admitted that on March 15, he ...

Annual Gold Star Memorial to be held Saturday in Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN — Those who have made the the ultimate sacrifice during their service in the United States military will be honored at Veterans Park in Jamestown this weekend. The seventh annual Gold Star Memorial hosted by the Blue Star Mothers, New York Chapter 4, will be held at 10 a.m. ...

Silver Creek man charged in gunshot incident

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SILVER CREEK — A village resident has been charged after firing a rifle early Thursday in the Robinson Street area. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies charged Jacob D. Seeley, 26, of 71 Robinson Street with first-degree reckless endangerment after he discharged a round from a .22 caliber ...

MAST holds 119th annual meeting

Business

JAMESTOWN — Featuring a dynamic keynote address, the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier held its 119th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 2 at the new DoubleTree by Hilton. Bob Roitblat, CEO of Mainsail Consulting Group, has combined his experiences in business and as a ...

‘Safe environment’ sought in city schools

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Dunkirk Teachers Association (DTA) representatives called on city school administrators at Wednesday’s Board of Education workshop, to “provide students and staff a safe school environment free of violence and intimidation.” The advisory, sent to the OBSERVER by the teachers’ union, ...

Mayville pair charged with meth possession

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MAYVILLE — A suspicious situation on Barnes Road led to the arrest of a pair of village residents who were found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies reported today that an investigation around 11:30 p.m. Monday revealed that Caitlyn M. Reardon, 18, ...

Wanted Brocton woman jailed on drug charges

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BROCTON — A warrant tip on a 38-year-old village resident around 7 p.m. Saturday led to an arrest and drug charges. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies today reported Shannon M. Jusko was at a location at Route 380. Jusko had a warrant for aggravated DWI with a child passenger less than 16 ...