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Narcan used to revive unresponsive male

HANOVER — A 55-year-old male was revived by naloxone. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a residence in Hanover, address not provided, Monday around 6:30 p.m. after they received a report of an unresponsive subject. Upon arrival, deputies ...

Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace & Justice seeks donations

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace & Justice (CPJ) is continuing its program for humanitarian donations for poverty-stricken residents of the Central American nation of Nicaragua. CPJ is doing this in conjunction with Ann Marie Zon, a Catholic social worker from East Amherst, New York ...

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Pictured are members and leaders of Boy Scout Troop 267 which meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at American Legion Memorial Post 59 in Fredonia.

Local Boy Scout Troop 267 upholds the Boy Scout Law

Boy Scouts of Troop 267 uphold the Boy Scout Law. A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Recently, the Scouts participated in the 12th Annual Canadaway Creek Clean. The following Sunday, they held a ...

Chautauqua, Cattaraugus libraries get 2018 Big Read Grant

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System has received a grant of $14,000 to host the NEA Big Read at its 38 public libraries and their cultural partners in the spring. It is one of 75 nonprofit organizations chosen for the Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in ...

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The land at 10433 Christy Road, Fredonia, is being converted into the site of a dental clinic after the Pomfret Zoning Board of Appeals granted a special use permit for its construction.

Dental clinic to be built in Pomfret

There has been a surge in activity at the corner of Route 20 and Christy Road in the town of Pomfret. The town’s Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a special use permit for the construction of a dental clinic at 10433 Christy Road, Fredonia, during a recent public hearing. ...

The importance of vaccination

The Western New York Public Health Alliance (WNYPHA) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of the Public Health Directors and other community public health leaders from the eight counties of western New York. Their mission is to support collaboration across WNY to further public health ...

June designated as Healthy Homes Month

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated June, “Healthy Homes Month.” A healthy home is one that provides a safe and healthy environment protecting the occupants from disease and injury. Almost 6 million U.S. homes have moderate to severe physical infrastructure ...

Brocton Honor & Merit Roll

Brocton Elementary School Principal Sandra Kopiczak announced the following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Brocton Elementary School for the fourth quarter of the 2016-2017 school year: Third grade honor roll: Kathryn Brostrom, Colie Bundy, Anthony Gatto, ...

Chamber welcomes 35 new members

Over the past six weeks thirty five businesses joined the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce during our spring membership drive. We are happy to welcome them to our family of members and look forward to serving their businesses throughout their year. Our new members are: Sleepytime ...

High schoolers shine at computer science competition

Computer science students from Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Fredonia, Gowanda the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) — Hewes Center and BOCES — Carrier Center recently competed in the 14th Annual Computer Science competition sponsored by the Department of Computer and Information ...

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Jay Stratton, donor and steward of the CWC’s Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve, cuts the ribbon on the Preserve’s grand opening.

CWC holds grand opening of new preserve

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy recently held a grand opening for its 21-acre Chautauqua Creek Oxbow Forest Preserve on Lyons Road in the Town of Chautauqua. The opening included a spring wildflower walk, which was led by preserve steward Jay Stratton, JCC Biology Professor and CWC ...

Young announces passage in both houses to help firefighters

ALBANY — The Senate and Assembly have passed legislation (S.1411-B/A.711-B) entitled, the “New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act,” announced Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- 57th District). According to the bill, existing disability coverage for ...

Westfield Academy & Central Honor & Merit Rolls

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 third marking period of the school year 2016-2017: Ninth Grade: Andrew Baribeau, Brooke ...

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Pictured are Reality Check and No Limits youth who attended the Altria shareholders event.

Youth advocates speak out at Altria’s shareholder meeting

RICHMOND, Va. — As the Altria Group shareholders made their way to the company’s annual meeting on May 18, approximately 50 youth advocates from Reality Check New York and No Limits Nebraska were at the Marshall Street entrance of the Richmond Convention Center, welcoming them in a very ...

State Police get two DWI arrests in one stop

OBSERVER Staff Report State Police Fredonia faced an interesting situation Saturday morning at about 3 a.m. when, while pulling over a driver that was being charged with driving while intoxicated, another allegedly intoxicated driver crashed into the scene. Troopers had Andre Bowman, 29, ...

Jamestown Community College honors several employees

Several Jamestown Community College staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program. The President’s Award for Excellence and State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth to ...

Submitted Photo: The Fredonia Farmers’ Market recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Fredonia Presbyterian Church to recognize the Market’s support of the church’s sale of Fair Trade food. Pictured are: Anneliese Bruegel, Farmers’ Market manager, with Linnea Carlson, and Cindy Rechlin of the Fredonia Presbyterian Church.

FFM helps local and global community

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Fredonia Presbyterian Church to recognize the Market’s support of the church’s sale of Fair Trade food. A nonprofit organization, the Fredonia Farmers Market’s mission is to provide a marketplace ...