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New bill to give farms tax credit to make farming an easier reality

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, farm businesses located in New York state will have the opportunity to receive up to a $5,000 tax credit annually for qualifying food donations. Sponsors of the bill, Senator Rich Funke and Assemblymember Francisco Moya worked with Assemblymembers Marcos Crespo and ...

Summer food program feeds kids for free

FORESTVILLE — With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Forestville High School provides free lunches to all children during the summer that are 18 or younger. This is an open site, so children do not have to be students from ...

Two land leases on Common Council agenda

The city could make the decision on two major projects at tonight’s Common Council meeting if two lease agreements are approved. The first in Resolution 50 would set the process in motion for a new water-front hotel between Tim Hortons and the Clarion, if approved. The resolution reads ...

Sheriff’s Office seeks community help in solving grand larceny case

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in solving a grand larceny. During the early morning hours on Saturday, June 17, an unknown subject wearing a full-body cover from head-to-toe stole two John Deere zero turn mowers from LandPro in Clymer, valued at over $30,000. The subject used ...

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Westfield Police seeking help looking for man

The Westfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a Westfield man missing for a week. Police said Patrick S. Thompson, 31, of 8 Clark St., was last seen on Monday, June 12 around noon. He is described as a white male, 5-feet-7 inches tall, with brown hair and brown ...

Tornadoes unlikely hit in Warren County, Pa.

WARREN, Pa. — There is no denying strong storms blew through Warren County on Sunday. However, the evidence does not point to tornadoes. There were reports of two tornadoes — one in the area of Chapman Dam Road and Farnsworth Road in Mead Township, and the other at the tailwaters of ...

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Charges are pending after an accident was caused by a driver allegedly falling asleep.

Trailer off road after driver falls asleep

FREWSBURG — Charges are pending in an accident where a trailer went off-road and overturned in an embankment in Frewsburg. Daniel F. Shanley Jr., 21, of Lackawanna was southbound on Falconer Frewsburg Road near the Carlberg Road intersection when he reported that he started to feel drowsy, ...

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Driver strikes tree

OBSERVER Photo by Dan Kohler At about 5 p.m., New York State Police responded to an accident on Route 60 in Sinclairville. According to reports, a female driver’s vehicle had left the roadway and struck a tree, resulting in minor injuries. Sinclairville Fire Department was also on scene.

Herbert Star Apartments plan open house

BROCTON — Herbert Star Apartments will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Located in a quiet, relaxed, country setting at 54 Central Ave. The property is professionally managed by Belmont Housing Resources for WNY and provides affordable living opportunities to seniors 62 years of ...

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Evening in the Garden will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Frank Bratt Ag Center rain or shine.

Evening in the Garden Wednesday

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program is excited to announce the June Evening in the Garden on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the demonstration garden at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road in Jamestown rain or shine. Demonstrations will ...

Possible tornadoes being investigated in Warren, Pa.

WARREN, Pa. — Two tornadoes were reported in Warren County on Sunday evening. Warren County Public Safety Director Todd Lake told the Times Observer that tornadoes had been spotted on Route 59 in eastern Warren County and on Mohawk Avenue in Mead Township near Chapman Dam. Both tornadoes ...

Ripley officials discuss progress for water, sewer projects, other items

RIPLEY — The archeological study for Sewer District 2 is done and submitted, town board members learned from Supervisor Doug Bowen at their meeting earlier this month. The news was met with applause from town members who attended the meeting. “SHPO (the State Historic Preservation ...

Chamber hears from the voice of Main Street

Over the past six weeks, our Chamber team has walked the streets of seven communities in Chautauqua County, including Dunkirk, Fredonia, Hanover, Jamestown, Lakewood, Mayville/Chautauqua and Westfield/Barcelona. We have had meetings with over 100 small businesses. Our purpose was to hear the ...

Submitted Photo: Brittany Mulkins of Little Sprouts Consignment Shop holds some of the food collected during the drive.

Little Sprouts Boutique holds food pantry drive

MAYVILLE — Little Sprouts Consignment Boutique, located at 38 S. Erie St., Mayville, recently held a special Eastertime event, Eggstravaganza. With the Easter Bunny in attendance, children came and exchanged canned goods for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Business owners Brittany Mulkins ...

Submitted Photo: The Chautauqua Produce Auction will be offering Retail Auctions every Monday starting at 5 p.m. through June in Clymer.

Retail produce auction takes place weekly

CLYMER — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program is excited to announce that the Chautauqua Produce Auction now features a retail auction in addition to the wholesale opportunities. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides technical support to the Produce ...

Housing of some county jail inmates questioned

MAYVILLE — So do all inmates housed in the Chautauqua County Jail belong there? According to some local officials, many don’t. Excessive bail amounts, inmate health issues and even judges using jail as a means to garner a plea deal, have all been cited as reasons why some inmates may be ...

Chautauqua Lake High principal gives annual report to school board

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake High School Principal Josh Liddell began his end-of-year report during a recent school board meeting, showing off a student-constructed Thunderbird mascot made from upcycled material. “They donated it to the school,” Liddell said. “The kids developed a ...