Local/Region

ODMAP peer response partnership to begin pilot in Jamestown

MAYVILLE — There’s a new effort underway in Chautauqua County to respond to non-fatal overdose events with support and resources for recovery. A true collaborative effort has led to the development of a program which will connect people who have experienced an overdose with a peer from ...

Westfield mayor to be in Albany over AIM reductions

Westfield Mayor Michael VandeVelde will be in Albany this week to join The New York Conference of Mayors for its annual Winter Legislative Meeting. Mayor VandeVelde, along with 175 other mayors and municipal officials from across the State, will be working to advocate for their state budget ...

Help wanted — manufacturing job opportunities going unfilled

Businesses across the region have job openings. There is currently significant demand for workers in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing is making a resurgence. It is the manufacturing sector that led our national economy out of the great recession and has continued on a growth trajectory ...

El Rigby Theater launches upcoming events with Adams Art Gallery

El Rigby Theater, is hosting a Movie showing series at the Adams Art Gallery of Dunkirk. El Rigby will be presenting a series of six films from Feb. 22 to April 27, then ending in a five film Horror fest. Admission is free while popcorn, food vendors and refreshments will be available. This ...

One-car accident on I-90

OBSERVER Photo by Craig Harvey At around 3:20 p.m. Saturday, there was a report of a vehicle rollover heading eastbound on I-90. The accident occurred in Sheridan between Center Road and O’Brien Road. Information regarding the safety of the driver was unavailable.

Pink The Rink packs Steele Hall

Photos Courtesy of the State University of New York at Fredonia SUNY Fredonia students cheer on the Blue Devils during Saturday’s Pink the Rink hockey game.

‘Won’t you be my neighbor?’ on WQLN tonight

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” one of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, will come to WQLN TV 54 in a special presentation on the documentary showcase “Independent Lens,” tonight, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” a Focus Features release from Oscar ...

Son’s of American Legion donate to help female vets

The Son’s of American Legion Squad 59 hosted Pat Mleczko, Clinic director of the Dunkirk VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic at their January monthly meeting to present her on behalf of the VA with 4 $25 Walmart gift cards. The gift cards are meant to be used for female veterans in ...

High winds whip region

Winds, gusting to nearly 70 mph, are expected to continue through the afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, there is a high-wind warning until 5 p.m. today. One wind gust reached 67 mph at the Dunkirk Lighthouse while a 60 mph gust was reported in Fredonia and 55 mph at Dunkirk ...

Trinity Masterworks choir begins rehearsals Sunday

Trinity Masterworks choir will begin rehearsal for their Spring Concert this Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the nave of Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Day St., Fredonia. The concert is scheduled for April 28 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be held every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dust off your ...

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 to host centennial celebration

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, ...

NCCF accepting applications for counseling scholarship

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) reminds graduate level students that the Ruth C. Stacy Counselor Scholarship applications are due Feb. 16. Dr. Ruth C. Stacy of Mayville established this scholarship to support graduate level students majoring in either mental health or school ...

Freezing rain eludes north county region; high winds are next

Slippery conditions were not the norm for northern Chautauqua County this morning. But the fog did roll in. According to the National Weather Service, most of the freezing rain hit Erie County with amounts of a half-inch to one-third of an inch found in Tonawanda and West Seneca. Rainfall, ...

Dunkirk Falcon Club donates to Humane Society

The annual re-wrap party hosted by the Dunkirk Falcon Club raised over $2,000 and was presented to the Lakeshore Humane Society in memory of member Bobby Kokocinski Jr.

Cassadaga Winter Festival will go on with or without snow

Cassadaga’s 3rd Annual Winter Festival is still on for this weekend even without the white stuff that Cassadaga is famous for. On Friday night at 6:30, there will be a free family movie — “ICE AGE” and free popcorn at Park Church on 25 Maple Ave. On Saturday at 10 a.m., there will be ...

Rural Ministry Healthy Heart Workshop scheduled for today

The next Healthy Heart workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Friendly Kitchen at 319 Washington Ave. – the new location of the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, Inc. This month, participants will sample and learn about skillet cooking “healthy style.” The Healthy ...

CARTS announces promotion for Feb. 16 on city fixed routes

On Feb. 16, CARTS will be offering free Fixed Route Transportation. The buses will be running in Falconer, Jamestown and Lakewood areas and in the Dunkirk area with a stop at Fredonia Wal-Mart. “We are actively working on enhancing CARTS, the countywide transportation service and expanding ...

Brooks proposals on Fredonia website

Some documents related to the proposed construction of a hospital in Fredonia are now on the village’s website (http://villageoffredoniany.com). There are two links on the main page of the website to the information. One link contains a letter of intent seeking site plan approval that was ...