Local/Region

Results for Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie counties

OBSERVER Staff Report Below are the other area contested municipal race results. All results are unofficial. Cattaraugus County CORONER For Cattaraugus County coroner, (R) Kevin O’Rourke unofficially defeated (D) Elwyn Clark. As of midnight, 54 districts were accounted for out of the 55 ...

Constitutional convention rejected again, county strongly voted no

New Yorkers have rejected calls for a constitutional convention. Voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated a ballot question which, if approved, would have scheduled a convention in 2019. The initiative was soundly defeated amongst Chautauqua County voters, with 23,677 voting against the ...

Benjamin Prescott Chapter of DAR has new member

WESTFIELD — The regular meeting of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held at the McClurg Museum in Westfield on Nov. 2. The meeting was called to order and the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda Johnson and Vice-Regent ...

Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council plans Veterans Day event

The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council is hosting a Veterans Day 2017 Service on Saturday at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. The event will begin around 11:40 a.m. The council will accord full honors with flags for all branches of service, rifle volleys, Taps and POW/MIA ...

Westfield Fire Department releases monthly summary

The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 45 calls for service during the month of September 2017. Of those calls, 32 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 18 of those calls being within the village of Westfield and seven of them within the town of Westfield. There were five EMS ...

Two charged after stop nets two pounds of meth

JAMESTOWN — An investigation into the sales and trafficking of illegal narcotics in the Jamestown area led to the confiscation of 2 pounds of methamphetamine. A vehicle stop conducted by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police near the corner of Hazeltine Avenue and Baker ...

Tractor trailer catches low wire, shuts section of Vineyard Drive

A section of Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk was shut down for most of Tuesday after a tractor trailer struck a low hanging wire and knocked down utility poles. The incident occurred around 9:45 a.m. when a driver of a Penske trucked entered Vineyard Drive from a parking lot. As the ...

Republican maintain super majority of county legislature

Many Republican candidates have retained their seats on the Chautauqua County Legislature following Tuesday’s general election. Legislator Kevin Muldowney, R-Dunkirk, was re-elected to the Chautauqua County legislature, as well as Legislator John Hemmer, R-Westfield. Others who were ...

Sunday flash flooding wreaks havoc on county residences, roads

Most of the water has receded and a majority of the roads that were closed have reopened. This is what the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services is reporting in the aftermath of heavy rainfall and water accumulation across Chautauqua County throughout Sunday evening. Although the ...

Missing girl found Monday evening

City of Dunkirk Police were able to locate Athena M. Partyka, according to a release at 7:30 p.m. The 15 year old was reported missing around 9 a.m. Partyka left her residence sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday Nov. 5. Athena had gone more than 24 hours without taking her ...

Motorist charged after car gets stuck in water

STOCKTON — Rescuers were called to South Stockton Cassadaga Road on Monday morning after a motorist drove past two road blocks and became stuck in water. Emergency responders were called to the scene around 7:35 a.m. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports that 52-year-old ...

Two charged after stop nets 2 pound of meth

JAMESTOWN — An investigation into the sales and trafficking of illegal narcotics in the Jamestown area led to the confiscation of 2 pounds of methamphetamine. A vehicle stop conducted by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police near the corner of Hazeltine Avenue and Baker ...

Ham dinner set for election night

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Regional Auxiliary will host an Election Night Harvest Ham Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the First Presbyterian Church, S. Portage Street, Westfield. In addition to ham, the menu includes macaroni and cheese, herbed green beans, ...

Post 62 plans Veterans Day dinner

Veterans Day Swiss steak dinner at Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Post at $10 until Wednesday, or can be purchased for $11 at the door. There will be complimentary dinners for all veterans. The event is sponsored by ...

Holiday program applications available

Children look forward to presents under the tree, and parents dread the financial and emotional letdowns every year and the holidays are nearly here. To help with this burden, The Salvation Army of Dunkirk is reaching out to the community regarding their holiday program. During November, The ...

Pastor being honored for years of service

On Sunday, Nov. 15, Pastor Harland West will be honored at St. John’s Church on 28 Ellicott Street in Cattaraugus. A service of praise and worship will be held at the church beginning at noon, followed by a luncheon catered by Village Bakery. For nearly 40 years Rev. West has faithfully ...

A Dunkirk Rotary Club reunion

In 1967, the Dunkirk Rotary Club sponsored its first international high school exchange student. Miguel Boffino, a 17-year-old Argentinian from a suburb of Buenos Aires arrived in September to attend Dunkirk High school with the class of 1968. Miguel lived with a number of families during his ...

Hochul endorses county Democrats

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul stopped in Dunkirk Sunday night to speak with Chautauqua County Democrats at the Dunkirk Democrat Headquarters. Hochul complimented the crowd for showing up on a stormy night for the annual soup fundraiser, calling them the “heart of the Party.” She praised ...

Civic calendar

Angola Tuesday —Lake Shore Board of Education work session, Highland Elementary School, 7 p.m. Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Board of Education meeting is cancelled and will meet on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Cassadaga Today — Cassadaga Valley Board of Education special meeting for ...