Local/Region

Hochul, in city, announces support of Mitrano, Einach

Surrounded by the Dunkirk and Fredonia mayors - as well as candidates Tracy Mitrano and Judy Einach - Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made the trip Saturday to Dunkirk to announce her support for the Democratic candidates. Einach is running against incumbent Andrew Goodell while Mitrano is seeking to ...

Several new makers to attend Fredonia Mini Maker Faire

Last year, more than 3,000 visitors indulged in the wonder and excitement that is the Fredonia Mini Maker Faire. That number is expected to climb higher today thanks to some new Makers in attendance. The Fredonia Mini Maker Faire, a joint production between Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES ...

Dunkirk man sentenced for selling cocaine

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Friday that Michael Pacheco, aka Michael Dominguez, 27, of Dunkirk, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of 500 grams or more cocaine, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison by Chief ...

Hispanic Education Coalition meeting today

The Hispanic Education Coalition is hosting a community engagement session starting at 10 a.m. today at School 3 in Dunkirk, located at 742 Lamphere St. The Hispanic Education Coalition is a volunteer group of community stakeholders who meet throughout the year to study, discuss and ...

Mario The Maker Magician returns to Fredonia Mini Maker Faire

“We can do no great things — only small things with great love.” Mario Marchese’s humble approach to entertaining thousands upon thousands of children is best summed up by his favorite quote. It’s a mindset he’s lived by since he first decided to become a full-time magician twelve ...

Gowanda police respond to more than 400 calls in August

In the month of August the village of Gowanda Police Department answered 438 calls for service. There were nine custodial arrests with 47 total charges, two DWI arrests, two reportable accidents, 37 traffic citations issued, 20 police reports generated, five mental hygiene assists and ...

Transgender 101 public forum slated

JAMESTOWN — “Everything You Wanted To Know About Transgender, Non-Binary, and Intersex People…But Were Afraid To Ask!,” a public forum and panel discussion, will be held at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. The event is free and open ...

Homecoming to be celebrated at Fredonia

Special to the OBSERVER Homecoming at the State University of New York at Fredonia today through Sunday through 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1968, the 20th anniversary of the combined Department of Theatre and Dance and the 60th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Georgiana von ...

Young Adult author Sharon Flake at Fredonia today

Homecoming events at SUNY Fredonia include Young Adult author Sharon Flake with a talk entitled, “The Power of Literature to Give Voice to Young Adults,” today, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m., in McEwen Hall Room 209 at the State University of New York at Fredonia. A reception will follow Ms. ...

Rosas, Woodbury to appear on ‘City Speaks’

“City Speaks” will be riding along with Mayor Wilfred Rosas and DPW Director Randy Woodbury to give the residents a visual update on the many happenings that are taking place in the city. “City Speaks” can be viewed daily on Spectrum 1301 at 3 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. You can also ...

CCWAG endorses Gerace

The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Women's Action Group (CCWAG) hasannounced its endorsement of the re-election campaign of Sheriff Joseph Gerace. In awarding its support, the organization cited several of Sheriff Gerace's many accomplishments. Public safety has always been Sheriff Gerace's number ...

Deputies locate wanted woman in closet

ARKWRIGHT — A Fredonia woman could run, but she could not hide. On Wednesday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies conducted a warrant check for Alisha Scinta, 48, on Center Road. Scinta was known to be wanted for felony grand larceny. Following an investigation Scinta was located in a ...

State police investigating after truck narrowly misses students

CLYMER — The New York State Police said it is investigating a truck that illegally passed a stopped Clymer Central School bus on Oct. 11 that almost struck two students. The incident was captured on video from a bus camera and was played for the public during a Clymer Board of Education ...

Erie County’s Mills wants state to help fund Sturgeon Point

Erie County Legislator John Mills has introduced a resolution urging state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include funding for Sturgeon Point Marina in the town of Evans in his 2019 budget. The resolution passed the Legislature unanimously. The Sturgeon Point Marina is the only full service marina ...

Nature Play Day at Audubon Nature Center set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN – Recently Audubon Community Nature Center received a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Legacy Funds from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Thanks to this support, Nature Play Days on the third Saturday morning of every month are now free. Oct. 20, 10 ...

Village Hall step work underway… finally

The long-awaited repairs to the steps at Fredonia Village Hall’s Church Street main entrance began Monday morning. A. Carapella Masonry of Fredonia is doing the job. Work is expected to take about a week, according to Mayor Athanasia Landis.

Evans board hires third part-time officer

ANGOLA — The residents of Evans now have three part-time officers patrolling the streets of the town. At the latest Town Board meeting a resolution passed 3-0 to hire Evans’ third and final part-time officer. The officer taking the position was present at the meeting and thanked the ...

First ‘Fright Fest’ set for Friday, Saturday

Something spooky will be taking place for two days outside of Forestville. The Forestville Class of 2022 has teamed up with Harvest Happenings to present the first “Forestville Freshman Fright Fest.” Classmates have made scary decorations and planned some surprises in the woods and grape ...

Bullet Journal Class to be offered at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek will offer a bullet journal class on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Come and learn the basics of this organizing system, which according to www.bulletjournal.com is "…a mindfulness practice disguised as a ...