Warren Kelly

Warren M. Kelly seeks re-election as Silver Creek trustee


SILVER CREEK — Warren M. Kelly has announced that he is running for re-election for another two (2) year term for Village of Silver Creek Trustee on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Fall Election. He is endorsed by the Village of Silver Creek Republican and Conservative Parties. Kelly is a ...

Stephen Romanik

Stephen Romanik running for trustee in Silver Creek


SILVER CREEK — Stephen Romanik is seeking election for the position of trustee in the village of Silver Creek. Romanik has received the endorsement of the Republican and Conservative Committees in the village of Silver Creek. A 1990 graduate of Dunkirk High School, Romanik attended ...

Jeffrey Hornburg

Jeffrey Hornburg seeks Silver Creek mayor position


SILVER CREEK — Jeffrey Hornburg is announcing his candidacy for the position of mayor in the village of Silver Creek. He has served as a trustee for the village for the past two years. Hornburg has been endorsed by the Silver Creek Republican and Conservative parties. “Together with my ...

Civic calendar — Sept. 25


Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Board of Education meeting, Board Conference Room, 7 p.m. Dunkirk Tuesday — Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, city hall, 5 p.m. Tuesday — Cable Board meeting, city hall, 5 p.m. Wednesday — Department of Public Works meeting, city hall, 5 ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured at left is the 1/500th replica of the Barcelona Lighthouse for sale at Monroe Marine’s.

Barcelona Lighthouse replica available


WESTFIELD — Five Points, a Little Valley-based company with 40 years experience in Product Development and Manufacturing, with a number of patents in each endeavor, introduces a high quality 1-foot, 1/500 scale, replica of Barcelona Lighthouse, carefully crafted from lake-washed gravel and ...

Submitted Photos
Above, the Fredonia Girl Scout troop paint rocks for the Garrett Engle benefit on Oct. 7. Pictured below is an Officer Matthew Hazelton memorial rock made by a member of the #DunkirkRocks Facebook group for the Hazelton family.


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Some have known Dunkirk rocks for a long time, but the meaning of the phrase #DunkirkRocks has taken on a new meaning with the Kindness Rocks movement that has come to the city. While Dunkirk is by no means the first community to create kindness rocks or a hashtag, over the summer, the ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured is a Piebald Catahoula mixed canine named Polly, who was recently attacked by a wild animal.

Maimed canine survives attack

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STOCKTON — A brutally injured rescue dog is now home and currently on the mend after an unidentified wild animal scaled two 7-foot fences and assaulted her. According to Tera Cunningham, owner of Weimeraner Rescue of the North, she and her husband, Mark, Stockton’s town court judge, ...

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski: Pictured is David Tessmer, right, with his wife Peg and son Andrew.

Collins town supervisor retires

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COLLINS — From flattening plots of land that hoist haphazardly buildings to having a fiscally responsible wallet for his town, Collins Town Supervisor David Tessmer, 55, has furthered his agenda to clean up Collins and make eye sores into beauties. However, Tessmer’s tenure in the position ...

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski
Many bars are located on Main Street in Fredonia. Every weekend, the street is filled with cars and bar goers, though the street becomes dangerous as they return to their vehicles or hop to the next location. Dark areas and hindered abilities raise the probability for injuries.

College seeks more crosswalks in village

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Fredonia’s Main Street is a night-life hub for college students and area partiers. On weekends, cars line the street as bars and local eateries fill. Though after a night of fun, Main Street, also known as Route 20, isn’t the safest place to cross nor are other local busy roadways like ...

Community notebook — Sept. 24

Community Notebook

Portland Planning Board meeting cancelled The Town of Portland Planning Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled. Board of Commissioners of Portland Fire District to meet The Board of Commissioners of the Portland Fire District will hold a workshop meeting this Monday ...

Area police — Sept. 24

Area police

≤ RIPLEY — A Lakewood woman sustained minor injuries after apparently falling asleep at the wheel Saturday morning. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 76 around 6:30 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies identified the operator as Tiffany M. Green, ...

Stay safe from bears


The DEC gives the following warning concerning bears: ¯ Never feed bears. It is illegal, dangerous and detrimental to bears. ¯ If bears are being fed in your area, or you suspect a nuisance bear situation, report it to DEC immediately. ¯ Take down bird feeders after April 1. Birds do ...

OBSERVER Photo by Greg Fox
Pomfret Town Clerk Allison Dispense proudly shows off her award declaring her a certified municipal clerk.

Pomfret clerk attains prestigious certification


Pomfret Town Clerk Allison Dispense’s hard work to attain a new designation has finally paid off. Dispense earned the title of certified municipal clerk, which is bestowed by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks Inc. The organization only grants the CMC award to those municipal ...

Seneca Nation receives health honor


IRVING — The Seneca Nation of Indians is one of eight winners of the 2017 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives. The Seneca ...

Jamestown police union backs Borrello


The Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association, which represents members of the Jamestown Police Department has endorsed Chautauqua County Legislator George Borrello (R/C/I-Irving) in the upcoming election for Chautauqua County Executive. Jason Donato, president of the Kendall Club Police ...