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Ohio bailed on race after its third year

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You could make a case that Mentor, Ohio, abandoned ship when it came to the Great Lakes Grand Prix boat race. In the spring, city officials made the decision to not hold the event this summer at Headlands Beach State Park. The Mentor event was featured on the CBS Sports Network’s coverage ...

Jazz series tuning up for new season

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To Nick Weiser, artistic director of Jazz at Domus Fare, jazz is a music meant to be made for and with other people; it is a social music that is engaged with and energized by the audience, who is as essential to jazz musicians as a live audience is to a comedian. Hardly random or ...

New surveillance radar tower is up and running

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There’s a new white-painted tower drawing curiosity on the grounds of Fredonia’s wastewater treatment plant on Route 5. It’s a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol radar tower. “The Fredonia tower completes the radar coverage of the eastern portion of Lake Erie and will link with the ...

Expanded edition begins Saturday

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OBSERVER Staff Report Coming Saturday, OBSERVER readers will receive the first of the paper’s enhanced weekend edition. The Sunday OBSERVER will be delivered to homes on Saturdays while remaining available throughout the weekend in stores and vending machines. The product will include our ...

BOCES not coming to Fredonia campus

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The Fredonia Central School District will not be housing Board of Cooperative Educational Services students on its main campus. In an agreement ratified in July by a unanimous vote of the Board of Education, BOCES will continue to lease space at the Wheelock school. The organization is ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Prendergast Library news The Prendergast Library, located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, will be holding a half-off book sale Sept. 5 through 7. all books are $1 or less, or fill a bag of books for $10. Library hours are Thursday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 ...

Area police

Area police

Town of Evans Police Department ≤ On August 13 at approximately 2:13 p.m., Eric E. Mason, 36, of Buffalo, was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop. A warrant check on Mason allegedly revealed a valid warrant out of the city of Buffalo. Mason was subsequently turned over to Buffalo ...

Fredonia Fire Fighters support MDA with annual Fill the Boot drive

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The Fredonia Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 2931 is showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with ...

New York State DEC notes algal blooms

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is noting seven algal blooms reported within the past two weeks on Chautauqua Lake. Algal blooms start in the area near Long Point State Park and proceed south, including in Lakewood, Greenhurst, Celoron and in the Chadakoin River near West ...

Lake Shore Middle School announces new initiative

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ANGOLA — The Lake Shore Middle School has announced some new iniatives beginning this fall. Computer Application Initiative Starts — “They could conceivably leave middle school with Level I Google certification,” Lake Shore Middle School Principal Erich Reidell says of this year’s ...

Valley Historical Society holds Treasure Trove event

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SINCLAIRVILLE – The Valley Historical Society, which has its museum in the village of Sinclairville, held its annual summer picnic and program known as the Treasure Trove. A variety of food was served to the people in attendance and the program followed. Vice President Betty Jean Ridout ...

JCC to expand high school connections

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JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College will look to expand its high school College Connections courses for the 2019-20 school year. JCC courses were already being provided in 32 high schools in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties offering 72 different courses and 438 course ...

Annual Stroke Awareness Walk set at Fredonia campus

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The Stroke Awareness Walk, now in its 10th year at the State University of New York at Fredonia and dedicated to providing education on stroke prevention and introducing services available at the campus’ Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communications Disorders, will be held on Saturday, Sept. ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary cares for church

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Six Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club members spent the morning of Aug. 14 doing community service by weeding flower beds and trimming shrubs at the Fellowship Church in Brocton. Volunteers were (left to right) Sue Hammond, Sheila Chapman (project chair), Steve Stratton, John Hamels, Adele ...

CASA of Chautauqua announces fall volunteer training

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MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County would like to announce its fall volunteer training to be held each Tuesday from September 3rd through October 22nd from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Training will be held in the Chautauqua County Emergency Services Conference ...

Brocton Fire Department issues July report

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BROCTON — The Brocton Fire Company has issued its monthly report for July and it’s a fairly busy one. The firefighters sped to a stove fire in the village and four more alarms in their contracted fire district. Two of those turned out to be expired batteries, one was a smoke investigation ...

Wanted Jamestown man turns self into police

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JAMESTOWN — Todd A. Dellahoy, a Jamestown man wanted by authorities in New York and Pennsylvania, turned himself in Saturday morning. According to the Jamestown Police Department, Dellahoy turned himself into investigators at 9 a.m. He was wanted as a fugitive from justice for a parole ...

Readiness of SUNY Fredonia campus alert system tested

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The State University of New York at Fredonia’s greatest responsibility is the safety of its students, faculty, staff and guests. College leaders constantly evaluate established policies and guidelines, and create or modify policies and programming as needed. In that spirit, a new standard ...