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State Ed, SUNY approve sport management degrees at JCC

Jamestown Community College has been approved to offer Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees in sport management on the Jamestown Campus. The programs were reviewed and approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department. The ...

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Top: These curious calves can’t wait to meet everyone at the upcoming Visit the Farm Day event to be held Saturday at Oak View Dairy in Jamestown.
Right: This year’s Visit the Farm Day will be hosted by Oak View Dairy in Jamestown, which has been family owned since 1817. The farm is owned and operated by Bruce Kidder, and Shawn and Tara Cotter.

Learn about agriculture during Visit the Farm Day

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County invites everyone to attend 2017’s Visit the Farm Day event on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oak View Dairy, 3836 Nutt Road, Jamestown. Visitors will have the chance to participate in a guided walking tour, interact with ...

Over $6.4M in federal funds heading to NY community health centers

U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,400,528 in federal funds for 62 New York community health centers. The funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. These Health Center Quality ...

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A Lakewood business will open its doors this Friday. It states it is the only homebrew and winemaking supply store in southern Chautauqua County.

Straight Fermentations to hold grand opening and ribbon cutting

LAKEWOOD — Straight Fermentations recently opened its doors as the only homebrew and winemaking supply store in southern Chautauqua County. Located at 104 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, Straight Fermentations offers all supplies needed for beginning to advanced brewers and winemakers. They ...

Chautauqua Lake dairy farms evaluate feed management for watershed protection

Special to the OBSERVER JAMESTOWN — In order to protect water quality, Chautauqua Lake watershed stakeholders are engaged in efforts on many fronts to minimize nutrient runoff from entering the lake. Watershed farmers have been implementing nutrient and sediment control best management ...

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Dr. Justine Gugino and her puppy, Watson.

Dr. Gugino joins Dunkirk Animal Clinic

The Dunkirk Animal Clinic is very excited to announce the addition of an associate veterinarian to our staff. Dr. Justine Gugino DVM cVSMT joined the clinic in June after graduating from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph. An Eden native, she grew up loving animals, ...

USDA looks to provide broadband in rural areas

SYRACUSE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for loans to provide and expand broadband service in rural areas, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced recently. “Modernizing the nation’s infrastructure to deliver high-speed ...

Fredonia School of Business earns AACSB International Accreditation

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International has announced that the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Business has earned accreditation for its degree programs in Accounting, Public Accountancy, Finance, Management and Marketing. "AACSB ...

National Fuel reports third quarter earnings

WILLIAMSVILLE — National Fuel Gas Company announced consolidated results for the third quarter of its 2017 fiscal year and for the nine months ended June 30. Ronald J. Tanski, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Fuel Gas Company, stated: “Our fiscal third quarter was a ...

Above: Three plaques awarded to the OBSERVER this year by the New York News Publishers Assocation. Right: This page won the 2016 Distinguished Page Design/Presentation.

OBSERVER wins three New York News Publishers Association awards

OBSERVER Staff Report The OBSERVER has been awarded three first-place awards by the New York News Publishers Association for entries submitted in the 2016 contest for newspapers under 10,000 circulation. This is the first time the OBSERVER has won multiple awards in a year from the ...

Cattaraugus County Bank holding candle fundraiser

LITTLE VALLEY — The America’s Promise Team at Cattaraugus County Bank is very happy to announce its 2nd annual Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Once again, they are partnering with Yankee Candle Fundraising to help achieve their goal(s). As many people know, Yankee Candle is the world’s No. 1 ...

Cuomo announces low-cost power allocations supporting more than 10,700 jobs

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the approval of new low-cost power allocations that will support more than 10,700 jobs. The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees at a recent board meeting approved 24 low-cost power allocations to 19 businesses and two not-for-profit ...

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CHPC’s north county treatment team stand outside the new north-county office location.

New site for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care recently relocated their Northern Chautauqua County office from West Main Street in the village of Fredonia to 3780 Eagle St., Fredonia. CHPC’s Fredonia office is utilized by its treatment teams, administration and board for charting, training and ...

Better Baked Foods purchased by Schwan’s

Special to the OBSERVER WESTFIELD — A North East, Pa., business with a location in the village here has been purchased by the Schwan’s Co. In a news release issued last week, Schwan’s, a leading national food business, announced it has acquired from NE Foods Inc. its wholly owned ...

Pump prices hit six-week high

Today’s national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.32, up three cents from last week. The national average is at its highest price since June 15 and has now increased for 12 of the last 15 days. Pump prices in 47 states and Washington D.C. moved higher on the ...

Lake Shore Bank reports Q2 2017, year-to-date earnings

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced unaudited results for the second quarter of 2017 and the six months ended June 30, 2017. Total assets at June 30, 2017 increased $15.7 million, or 3.2 percent, to $504.9 million when compared to December 31, ...

Tory Irgang

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation names new leader

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Board of Directors recently announced that Tory Irgang is the organization’s new executive director. Irgang will succeed Randy Sweeney, who is set to retire Dec. 31 after 20 years as executive director of the community foundation. “We are ...

Photos courtesy of the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program.
Pictured are the images on the GPS devices used by local vineyards.

GPS technology in local vineyards

PORTLAND — Kevin Martin, from the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program (Penn State University), is currently creating baseline economic data to provide regional grape growers with commercialization strategies for spatial vineyard management. Baseline economic data will be used to measure the ...

Universal Stainless reports significantly improved Q2 2017 results

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. — Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. on Wednesday reported strong sales growth including record premium alloy sales and a return to bottom-line profitability in the second quarter of 2017. Results for the second quarter of 2017 included sequential and ...