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City services to honor World War II vets

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Two World War II veterans will be honored on Monday during Memorial Day services in Dunkirk. Anthony Spann of Westfield and Ray Davis Jr. of Dunkirk have been named co-grand marshals of this year’s city parade. The services begin at 10 a.m. in the park and the parade will start at 11 a.m. ...

Dunkirk man charged after Jamestown high-speed chase

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JAMESTOWN — Conrad K. Thomas, 32, of Dunkirk, faces a litany of charges after leading Jamestown police on a vehicle pursuit early Friday morning. Police report the Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 Unit tried to pull over a vehicle for having a headlight out on Sprague Street near Front ...

School 5, Pillar of Fire aim to help Uganda

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Dunkirk School 5 and the Pillar of Fire Fellowship, located on Lake Shore Drive West, are aiming to help raise money for the Uganda Water Project. The project is a non-profit organization that partners with sponsors in the United States. Its goal is to raise awareness and funding for clean ...

Frewsburg man charged in assault, trespass

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JAMESTOWN — A Frewsburg man is facing third-degree and assault charges after an incident in South Valley on Thursday. State Police in Jamestown announced this morning the arrest of Robert Houghwot, 43. Houghwot was charged after troopers responded to UPMC WCA Hospital in Jamestown where a ...

Police seek suspect in Derby armed robbery

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DERBY — Evans town police are searching for a man in a reported armed robbery Thursday night at a business on Erie Road in Derby. Police report the male entered Top Shelf Liquor around 9:41 p.m. and displayed a small black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect fled on foot after taking an ...

Jamestown man charged in child porn

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JAMESTOWN — A city man has been charged with 10 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. On Friday evening, State Police in Jamestown investigators announced the arrest of Matthew Robinson, 34. Troopers were advised of the case by the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit. ...

Fredonia man escapes injury in Route 20 mishap

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PORTLAND — A Fredonia man escaped injury on Friday night after falling asleep while driving. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to a traffic accident on Route 20 around 11:03 p.m. During the investigation it was found that Joseph Culmo was traveling east on Route 20 when he fell ...

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. SCCS music department annual gala and BBQ set The Music Department of the Silver Creek Central School District, 1 Dickinson St., will hold ...

Area police

Area police

Sheridan woman charged following alleged identity theft Investigation into a complaint of identity theft led to a Sheridan woman being charged. In February, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received the complaint from a victim that a service account had been set up in his name ...

Speaker to talk retail in small towns

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FORESTVILLE — Over the last few years, Western New York has seen a trend of small box retail chains expanding into our historic towns, villages, and our once rural open spaces. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4 in The Forestville Meeting House, 37 Center St., Christiana Limniatis, director of ...

EMS Week recognizes local heroes

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W.C.A. Services Corporation celebrates local emergency medical services (EMS) responders who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front-line during National EMS Week. A celebration picnic was held Thursday, May 24, for the hundreds of emergency medical services first ...

Getting ready for Memorial Day

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Submitted Photo Squadron 59 Sons of the American Legion gathered this week to plant flowers for the upcoming Memorial Day Services. Special thanks to Barnes Greenhouses and Tuscany Fresh Meat and Deli for their donation of flowers. pictured left to right: Larry Fiorella, David Dengler, Doug ...

Spanos to retire from county in August

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello recently announced Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Director George Spanos will retire from his position effective Aug. 15. Spanos first began his career with the county on March 23, 1987 as a junior engineer. Following ...

Sinclairville library does special story hour

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Submitted Photo The Sinclairville Free Library participated in the Chautauqua County Chapter of NYAEYC’s celebration of the Month of the Young Child in April by conducting a special story hour led by library volunteer Nancy Schofield. Children heard stories and created self-portraits by ...

Robert H. Jackson Center president to step down

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JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, announces that, with the Jackson Center wrapping up a ...

Fredonia man earns Chartered Life Underwriter professional designation

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WESTFIELD — Eric Ferry, senior partner at Fundamental Wealth Management LLC has been authorized by The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, Pa., to use the chartered life underwriter marks. The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted ...

Dunkirk man charged after Jamestown high-speed chase

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JAMESTOWN — Conrad K. Thomas, 32, of Dunkirk, faces a litany of charges after leading Jamestown police on a vehicle pursuit early this morning. Police report the Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 Unit tried to pull over a vehicle for having a headlight out on Sprague Street near Front ...

Man sought in Derby armed robbery

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EVANS — Town police are searching for man in a reported armed robbery Thursday night at a business on Erie Road in Derby. Police report the male entered Top Shelf Liquor around 9:41 p.m. and displayed a small black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect fled on foot after taking an undisclosed ...

Ripley man nabbed on Pa. parole warrant

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RIPLEY — A 30-year-old town resident is no longer on the lam. Around 5:44 this morning, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies assisted the U.S. marshals in locating John D. Dunmyer Jr. Dunmyer was wanted out of the state of Pennsylvania for a parole warrant. Dunmyer was located and taken ...

Spanos to retire from county in August

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello recently announced Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Director George Spanos will retire from his position effective Aug. 15. Spanos first began his career with the county on March 23, 1987 as a junior engineer. Following ...