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Girl Scouts honor those who served

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Troops 20003, 20311, 20249 and 20173 honored any and all of our country’s veterans by proudly marching in the parade Monday morning wearing red, white and blue with their Girl Scout uniform. They did it with a smile and a wave to everyone who lined the streets as we gathered to honor those ...

Three charged following altercation

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OBSERVER Staff Report HANOVER — Three out-of-county men were charged following an altercation that caused harm to two victims in the town of Hanover on Monday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the report of a physical altercation on Allegheny Road in the town. ...

Tribute to veterans

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Members of the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 Honor Guard gave tribute to veterans in 12 area cemeteries on Memorial Day Monday. Shown is the group in formation at the Charlotte Center Cemetery under the leadership of James Hayward. Chaplain Diane K. Shaw gave the opening prayer.

Peace Group to receive donations for Nicaraguans

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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, ...

Cassadaga Job Corps announces information sessions and tours

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Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host tours and information sessions for interested applicants and their families today, May 31. They will start at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. Cassadaga Job Corps Academy offers no-cost career training in the healthcare, construction, and security ...

Girl Scouts walk in Memorial Day parade

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Once again, Girl Scout Troop 20158 participated in the Dunkirk Memorial Day Parade. The scouts feel honored to be among so many groups, bands and organizations that come out to pay their respects to all those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. They will never forget the great men and ...

Dairy plant closure forces French Creek farmer to end operations

Business

FRENCH CREEK — The loss of a contract to provide milk to an Erie, Pa., dairy plant is being felt locally as Thomas Gilkinson of Maleski’s Dairy Farm in French Creek is forced to sell his cows and farm equipment while he made his last delivery Wednesday. The upcoming closure of Meadow ...

BUSINESS STOP: Students visit Athenex

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High school students from PTECH and Dunkirk recently toured the Athenex facilities in Clarence and at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. PTECH science teacher Julie Sek and Dunkirk science faculty Soffian Adam and Kim Lotter accompanied the students. The tour was coordinated by the College ...

Kayakers rescued on Chautauqua Lake

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CHAUTAUQUA — Water rescue crews were called Tuesday to Chautauqua Lake, near Prendergast Point, for a report of a kayaker in distress. Firefighters from Bemus Point, Chautauqua and Dewittville were called to the area of Magnolia Road around 3:10 p.m. after someone called 911 to report a ...

Board discusses options for mitigating illegal dumping

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Until the yard at the Eagle Street site in Fredonia is secured, it will remain closed for lawn waste disposal, said Streets Superintendent Perry Mitchell during Tuesday’s board workshop. Mayor Athanasia Landis had brought the topic to the board, explaining that she has been receiving ...

Congressman talks compromise on DACA

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, signed the discharge petition, which went against Republican party leadership, in an attempt to get the “Dreamers” debate to the House floor. On Tuesday during Reed’s weekly conference call with regional media outlets, the congressman discussed ...

Gillibrand, Schumer support study of Chautauqua Lake

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are bringing the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 to the Senate this year that includes a provision impacting Chautauqua Lake. A provision in the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 seeks funding to authorize a ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000. Healing Mass planned for May 30 There will be a Healing Mass on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Church, 1032 Central Ave., ...

Area police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ HANOVER — On Monday at about 6:40 p.m. deputies witnessed a vehicle commit a traffic violation on Alleghany Road in the town of Hanover. Upon stopping the driver,s identified as Kevin A. Ford, 27, of Buffalo, was operating his vehicle while ...

Boating Safety Class to be held June 9

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LAKEWOOD — The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Dunkirk Flotilla 34 will be offering the ‘About Boating Safety’ class on Saturday, June 9th at the Lakewood NY American Legion. This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety ...

Birding program set for June 16

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Ever wonder about those birds at your feeder? Or the other critters that might be snagging a bite as well? Join nature enthusiast Judy Callahan as she leads an exciting hike through Lake Erie State Park. Discover the birds and other critters enjoying a bite at the backyard bird feeder! The ...

Morning Busti fire ruled accidental

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BUSTI — A fire Tuesday morning in the town of Busti was ruled accidental, the Chautauqua County Fire Investigation Team said. The garage fire at 735 Hunt Road was reported at 7:53 a.m. Sheriff Joe Gerace came across the blaze as the homeowner, John Luciano, was calling 911. Luciano and ...

Veteran honored for 50 years of service

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The Son’s of American Legion Squad 59 made a special presentation to Post 59 Member and Vietnam Era Veteran Ron Bouquin at their Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday, May 28. Veteran Bouquin was honored for his 50 years of continuous service to the Veterans for placing Memorial Day Flags at ...