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Fredonia celebrates rich history

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The glories of the past were at the forefront for Fredonia History Days Saturday in Barker Common. From suffragettes in purple, white and yellow sashes to historical displays on the Fredonia Grange No. 1 and vendors offering “vintage” and modern wares, the festival was fun for the whole ...

Former Edgewood Brownfield site to be redeveloped

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Special to the OBSERVER A remediated brownfield site in Dunkirk, which has been an eyesore for decades, will be transformed into a state-of-the-art cold storage facility. Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello announced that he signed the final paperwork on Friday, July 13 to transfer ...

Hanover Beach remains closed due to lack of lifeguards

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HANOVER — Visitors to Hanover Town Beach have taken notice of the lifeguard chair, which has been vacant all summer, as well as fewer Sheriff’s cars, compared to previous summers, to patrol busy beach areas. According to town councilman Bernie Feldmann, Jr., “Since my five years on ...

Rocky shoreline a challenge for many

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HANOVER — The Lake Erie shoreline in Hanover is noticeably different this summer. Property owners like Jim Neaf have noticed unusual amounts of rocks and gravel that washed up this spring, along with the usual lake debris. However, due to DEC regulations, it looks like the rocks must stay ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Sunset Bay Fire Hall Auxiliary drive-through chicken barbecue planned for today The Sunset Bay Fire Hall Auxiliary, 12798 Allegany Road, will hold a drive-through chicken barbecue on Sunday, July 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.. Pre-sales must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. The cost is a $10 donation ...

Area Police

Area police

Gowanda Police Department ¯ PERSIA — On July 2 at around 5:55 p.m., police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on Broadway Road for an unspecified violation. Loretta Parker, 66, Gowanda was the driver and further check of DMV records revealed that the registration for the vehicle was ...

Brooks-TLC clinics achieve NCQA PCMH level 3 recognition

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Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. has announced its Gowanda Medical Center and Forestville Primary Care Center have each achieved recognition as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA). PCMH is a model of care in which providers build ...

CCHS announces first healthy pet clinic

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JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces its new community program, a series of Healthy Pet Clinics for the public. The first north county clinic will be held Saturday, July 21, at the Pet Pantry in Dunkirk from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. No appointments will be necessary. ...

Another successful year for the LECOM Health Challenge

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While bringing outstanding golf to an exceptional course is a worthy goal, the real goal of the Chautauqua Regional Economic Development Corporation is to help drive economic growth through an outstanding event. In that way, the PGA-sanctioned 2018 LECOM Health Challenge can only be dubbed a ...

DEC offers safety tips to avoid conflicts with bears

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos advised the public that black bears are becoming increasingly active as the summer season ramps up. Homeowners can reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts by preventing bears from accessing food ...

Watershed stewardship topic of Westfield-Mayville Rotary program

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“Healthy Waters — Healthy Landscapes” was the title of the presentation given by Claire Quadri, Conservationist with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, during the June 12 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at The Parkview in Westfield. Rotarian, Doug Richmond, who ...

Brighter days ahead for the town of Hanover

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HANOVER — The town of Hanover is installing electric car charging stations this week in cooperation with a state grant program that will fund new street lighting for the town. At the last town board meeting, the board unanimously approved the wiring and installation of two Aero Vironment ...

Parents of teens group offered free of charge

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CASAC is proud to bring the acclaimed “Active Parenting of Teens” program directly to the community. The program is being offered free of charge thanks to a grant from the United Way and a partnership between Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) and Mental Health ...

Westfield Academy & Central School Honor & Merit Roll

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MERIT ROLL: Students earning an average of 85.00-89.499 percent are awarded recognition by having their names placed on the Merit Roll. The following high school students make up the Merit Roll for the fourth marking period of the school year 2017-2018. Ninth Grade: Ariana Albanesius, ...

Mobile Windsong unit aims for early cancer detection

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Windsong Radiology Group, PC is now literally driving early detection throughout the eight counties of Western New York, including the Dunkirk area. As a provider of mobile breast cancer screening, Windsong is eliminating barriers to breast cancer screening in communities with limited or no ...

Gowanda pair charged with drugs

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GOWANDA — On Friday at 2 p.m., the Gowanda Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 204 Buffalo St. Apt. 3. During the search, detectives discovered an amount of Fentanyl, drug packaging, drug paraphernalia and scales used for the ...

Camel ride at the fair

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There will be camel rides at the Chautauqua County Fair this year. Six animals have been brought in and are waiting for people to check them out. The Fair will be starting this Monday and will end on Sunday, June 22.

Sinclairville man injured in crash

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STOCKTON - A Sinclairville man was sent by helicopter to UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie after a crash this morning on Route 380. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to a personal injury traffic accident before 2 a.m. Operator Andrew Olson, 29, was traveling south when he veered off the ...

Summer events underway at Anderson-Lee Library

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SILVER CREEK — If the Anderson-Lee Library isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking of summer fun, it should be. The library finished its third week of summer festivities, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! The week began with Monday’s visit from Jerry the ...