Local/Region

Holiday vendor, food event comes to arena

JAMESTOWN — Holiday Shopping on Ice, presented by the Media 1 Group and Northwest Arena, is coming to the Northwest Arena on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature local vendors, food, prizes, cookie decorating, caroling, Santa Claus, a petting zoo, a kid zone, and ...

Firefighters respond to reported fire in Westfield

OBSERVER Photo by Jimmy McCarthy Several fire agencies responded to a reported woods fire in the town of Westfield a little after 6 p.m. Monday. The fire was reported at the site of the Sugar Shack Maple Products and Fruit Syrups, located on Route 5 in Westfield. Fire departments responding ...

Peebles Dunkirk location to close in January

Another department store will be closing its doors in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area next month. A spokewoman from Stage Stores Inc. confirmed that the Peebles location on Vineyard Drive, which has been opened since 2007, will close on Jan. 20. "We have enjoyed being part of the Dunkirk community ...

Civic calendar

All items on the calendar are subject to cancellations. Please call meeting organizers to confirm the meeting is still scheduled. Angola Tuesday — Lake Shore Board of Education work session, AJ Schmidt Elementary School, 7 p.m. Cassadaga Wednesday — Village board meeting, community ...

Parent calls for transparency from Pine Valley school board

SOUTH DAYTON — Concerned parent Darlene Silleman addressed the Pine Valley Board of Education during a recent meeting, requesting that both the superintendent and the board improve the line of communication between they and the public regarding a recent rash of teacher departures from the ...

Honor rolls

Brocton Central School releases academic honors for the first quarter The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Brocton Central School for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year: High Honor Roll Grade 12: Jason Caldwell, Daniel Conklin, ...

Fredonia puts up big numbers at statewide mathematics teachers conference

Whichever way the numbers are added, future mathematics teachers at the State University of New York at Fredonia, as well as alumni and faculty, were among those who rose to the head of the class at the 67th annual conference of the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State ...

Silver Creek Middle/High School first quarter honor rolls

Honor Roll Sixth Grade: Rachael Beadle, Thomas Boothe, Emily Bowers, Tessa Braidich, Kendal Brunn, Raymond Cortes II, Sarah Cross, Julie Decker, Karli Deet, Joel Dolce, Jack Ewing, Scott Flick, Katelyn Gard, Matthew Gawron, Jorge Hasbun, Cassidy Haskins, Thomas Hogg, Lucille Jimerson, Karmine ...

MAST Endorses CPT Program

The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier has endorsed the Certified Production Technician program through Jamestown Community College. Working in partnership with the Center for Industrial Effectiveness at the University at Buffalo, JCC Continuing Education is offering this program ...

Collins keeps tax rate flat for 2018

COLLINS — As Collins Town Supervisor Dave Tessmer heads out, he and the town board approve the 2018 tax for the town. There is no change from last year as the tax rate is $3.96 per $1,000 of assessed valued. The overall combined tax rate, including funds and districts, is at $10.03 per ...

Pomfret passes budget with no rate increase

Pomfret town officials have adopted a 2018 budget, and residents won’t see any increase in their town tax bills. The town board met earlier in the month to pass a spending plan, which details a tax levy, or amount to be raised by taxes, totaling $1,270,027. That’s up slightly from the ...

Dunkirk Common Council unanimously passes budget

The end of the city of Dunkirk’s 2018 budget process was just as smooth as the beginning and middle. At the recent Common Council meeting members voted unanimously on three resolutions solidifying the 2018 budget. Resolution 111 adopted the budget with council’s amendments. ...

Heritage donates to Anew Center in memory of late employee

In November 2016, Heritage employee Shari Robbins lost her life as a victim of domestic violence as she was on her way to work. Nearly one in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life, and one in seven women and ...

Car slams into parked FedEx truck

ELLERY — A head-on crash sent three people to the hospital Friday in the town of Ellery on Friday. Police said Bruce G. Cobb, 80, and a passenger in a westbound 2007 Chevrolet Impala, Patricia Cobb, 75, both of Ellery, were airlifted to the hospital following the crash with a parked FedEx ...

County receives regional impact award from NYS

ALBANY — Chautauqua County recently received a Regional Impact Award in recognition of its efforts for regional infrastructure, emergency medical services and local government reorganization. The award was presented by New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado at the New York State ...

Meth charges for two could lead to life in prison

Two Jamestown men are facing federal charges and possibly life in prison for their alleged involvement with methamphetamines. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Ernest Clayburn Cauley, Jr., 26, and Zackiel Leonard Fields, Jr., 22, both of Jamestown, were arrested and charged by ...

Details released in Route 20 crash

SHERIDAN — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has released further details in Wednesday night’s accident. According to deputies, around 6:45 p.m. it appears Johnathon Eddings, 25, of Sheridan, was driving in Route 20 in the town of Sheridan with passenger Brian Nowak, 31, of ...

Ripley man accused of selling meth

JAMESTOWN — A Ripley man has been arrested following a month-long investigation into illegal drug sales in Ripley and Jamestown. According to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Brandon Murphy, 22, of Goodrich Street was located in the city of Jamestown and arrested Monday on ...

Dunkirk woman charged with selling crack cocaine

A Dunkirk woman has been charged with selling illegal drugs in the city following a three-month investigation. According to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Yanira Corraliza-Maestre, 23, of Main Street turned herself into the city of Dunkirk Police Department Thursday on an ...

‘Home for the Holidays 2:’ Christmas at The Reg’ set for Dec. 9

“Home for the Holidays 2: Christmas at The Reg” is the second edition of a festive afternoon concert of local music, which will take place Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. After positive audience feedback from the first 2016 event, The Reg staff soon made plans to do it again with a mix of new and ...