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Inaugural CAM P-TECH class participates in summer bridge program

SPRINGVILLE — High school freshman from all across the Greater Erie County area recently embarked on a non-traditional pathway to college and career readiness. The class, comprised of students from the Springville, Orchard Park, Iroquois, Holland, Gowanda and Eden school districts, will ...

Rock’n the Road to Recovery walk benefits A Fresh Start Programs

JAMESTOWN — In celebration of what would have been McKenzie Paulson’s 26th birthday and in remembrance of others who have suffered from substance use disorders, Rock’n the Road to Recovery will be held this Saturday. Same-day registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Falconer Fire Hall, 115 ...

CCHS announces next healthy pet clinic

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) announces the next in a series of low-cost Healthy Pet Clinics for the public. The next north county clinic will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Pet Pantry in Dunkirk from 10 a.m. until 1p.m. No appointments will be necessary. The clinic will operate ...

REBT picnic held

On July 26 at the pavilion at Point Gratiot, the celebration of 10 years of the REBT program was marked with a picnic. Mayor Wilfred Rosas attended with Randy Woodbury, director of Public Works for the city. Also in attendance was state Sen. Cathy Young, who represents Allegany, Livingston, ...

Traffic stop leads to marijuana, drug charges

JAMESTOWN — A traffic violation in the city led to drug charges for a Panama man on Tuesday. State Police at Jamestown charged Casey Clark, 38, with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance in a non-original container, ...

Dunkirk Lighthouse, Veterans Park Museum to host sixth annual event

The Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum is holding its sixth annual Lighthouse Festival Weekend fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday to coincide with the Dunkirk Harbor speedboat races. The 64th Virginia Mounted Infantry and the Lancaster Amateur Radio Club are returning as the main ...

Coming attractions

Today South Dayton Summer Concert The Daily Planet, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., South Dayton Gazebo Grape Discovery Center “Wine With Us Wednesdays,” 4 to 7 p.m. 8305 W. Main Road, Westfield Thursday Music on the Pier King’s Highway — Tom Petty Tribute Band, ...

Audubon receives grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

JAMESTOWN —— When Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) applied to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) for a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds, they asked, “Remember free play? We made up games with elaborate rules, which we followed or argued over, ...

RTPI to host Social Meetup at the Buffalo Zoo Aug. 20

OBSERVER Staff Report Roger Tory Peterson, one of America’s foremost artists, naturalists and ornithologists, and creator of the Peterson Field Guide series, was one of the first to make the world of birds accessible to everyone. In keeping with Peterson’s legacy, the Roger Tory ...

John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary President receives honor

The John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary recently met at the Post with President Pat Rabb presiding. An opening prayer was offered and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Becky Addington, Chaplain. The meeting was opened and secretary Robin Richmond did roll call of officers and read the minutes, ...

South Basin municipalities provide herbicide results

Towns and villages had not been unanimous in spraying herbicides to clear weeds out of Chautauqua Lake, but the municipalities that were approved to have spraying done are now reporting clearer waters and more satisfied residents. Herbicide spraying of 81 acres on Chautauqua Lake occurred in ...

Remote-throwing leads to jail channel for Dunkirk man

A 37-year-old Dunkirk man apparently was not ready for some “must-see” TV on Monday evening. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report responding to a residence just before midnight for a disorderly male. Upon arrival, deputies found that Jason E. Lack 3711 Route 5 had thrown a TV ...

Gowanda man charged in taking pistol, pills

COLLINS — A Gowanda man has been charged by Erie County sheriff’s deputies in connection with the theft of a pistol, ammunition and prescription medications last week. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported today that on Aug. 7, his department responded to a town residence for a ...

Sinclairville woman strikes man with vehicle, charged

GERRY — A domestic incident led to charges for a Sinclairville woman on Monday. State Police at Jamestown responded to a residence in Gerry for a report of a past-tense domestic incident. An investigation revealed that Stephanie Frank, 36, and the victim met at a neutral location for a child ...

Skinner Family Fundraiser Benefits Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care

More than 300 people attended the Third Annual “Skinner-Ville Summer Pig Out” which was held on Saturday, July 14 at the Chautauqua County Fireman’s Grounds in Stockton. The family event is organized in loving memory of Darlene Skinner by her children, Michael Skinner, Rosella Skinner, ...

Sinclairville woman strikes man with vehicle, charged

GERRY — A domestic incident led to charges for a Sinclairville woman on Monday. State Police at Jamestown responded to a residence in Gerry for a report of a past-tense domestic incident. An investigation revealed that Stephanie Frank, 36, and the victim met at a neutral location for a child ...

Gowanda man charged in taking pistol, pills

COLLINS — A Gowanda man has been charged by Erie County sheriff's deputies in connection with the theft of a pistol, ammunition and prescription medications last week. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported today that on Aug. 7, his department responded to a town residence for a ...

Remote-throwing leads to jail channel for Dunkirk man

A 37-year-old Dunkirk man apparently was not ready for some "must-see" TV on Monday evening. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report responding to a residence just before midnight for a disorderly male. Upon arrival, deputies found that Jason E. Lack 3711 Route 5 had thrown a TV remote at ...

Chautauqua Institution files lawsuit

BUFFALO — Chautauqua Institution has filed an Article 78 proceeding against the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the town of Ellery seeking to stop future use of herbicides on Chautauqua Lake by declaring a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement approved in April ...