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Pasta benefit set for Forestville woman battling cancer

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FORESTVILLE — Several months ago, Lisa (Kaczmarek) Thompson was working in the bakery at Walmart in Fredonia, decorating cakes and serving customers that had been visiting her for the last 15 years. Then while vacationing in Arizona her right arm became numb. After multiple tests at the ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Pumpkin decorating contest to benefit Owen Miller family Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market, located at 6017 Westfield/Sherman Road in Westfield, is holding its inaugural “Pumpkin Decorating Contest for a Cause” on Saturday. The grand prize is $500 cash. This year, proceeds will benefit ...

Area Police

Area police

Niagara Falls man facing several charges following traffic stop in Evans EVANS — On Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. patrol observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Erie Road erratically. The vehicle failed to stop and continued on for about half a mile where it turned into the parking lot of a local ...

Nature Play Day at Audubon Nature Center set for Saturday

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JAMESTOWN – Recently Audubon Community Nature Center received a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Legacy Funds from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. Thanks to this support, Nature Play Days on the third Saturday morning of every month are now free. Oct. 20, 10 ...

Village Hall step work underway… finally

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The long-awaited repairs to the steps at Fredonia Village Hall’s Church Street main entrance began Monday morning. A. Carapella Masonry of Fredonia is doing the job. Work is expected to take about a week, according to Mayor Athanasia Landis.

Evans board hires third part-time officer

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ANGOLA — The residents of Evans now have three part-time officers patrolling the streets of the town. At the latest Town Board meeting a resolution passed 3-0 to hire Evans’ third and final part-time officer. The officer taking the position was present at the meeting and thanked the ...

First ‘Fright Fest’ set for Friday, Saturday

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Something spooky will be taking place for two days outside of Forestville. The Forestville Class of 2022 has teamed up with Harvest Happenings to present the first “Forestville Freshman Fright Fest.” Classmates have made scary decorations and planned some surprises in the woods and grape ...

Bullet Journal Class to be offered at Anderson-Lee Library

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SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek will offer a bullet journal class on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Come and learn the basics of this organizing system, which according to www.bulletjournal.com is "…a mindfulness practice disguised as a ...

Deputies locate wanted woman in closet

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ARKWRIGHT — A Fredonia woman could run, but she could not hide. On Wednesday, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies conducted a warrant check for Alisha Scinta, 48, on Center Road. Scinta was known to be wanted for felony grand larceny. Following an investigation Scinta was located in a ...

Graffiti-filled tunnel to get paint job

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Offensive signs. Expletive remarks. There’s serious concern over what’s observed inside the Robin Street tunnel, but a remedy appears to be on the way. During Common Council’s meeting Tuesday inside city hall, Robin Street resident Jeanette Delgado came before council members to share ...

Assembly candidates discuss wind power

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The challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield, for the 150th state Assembly seat said it will be a "tricky walk" for communities to respond to the state's goal of having 50 percent renewable power by 2030. One way the state is trying to reach that goal is through wind farms, which has been a ...

Gowanda celebrates big gains in test scores, graduation rate

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GOWANDA — At a recent meeting of the Gowanda Central School Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson made an important announcement — the first of its kind in his 12 years serving the district. From 2017 to 2018, students in grades three through eight made proficiency gains ...

Third annual Fredonia Mini Maker Faire set for Saturday

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The essence of wonder and the joy of experimentation returns Saturday with the Fredonia Mini Maker Faire. Many come for a few minutes and end up staying for the day. The third annual event, which takes place on the SUNY Fredonia campus inside the Williams and Science centers from 10 a.m. to ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Speaker info for Revitalize Dunkirk The October meeting of Revitalize Dunkirk will be held this Thursday at the Fredonia State University Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The scheduled speaker is Principal Stephen Ruszczyk representing the WNY P-TECH STEM College and Career ...

Expect delays at Route 20 construction area

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Motorists traveling Route 20 in the town of Sheridan can expect some delays as state road crews conduct paving. Traffic heading east and west was backed up for a good portion of Tuesday as paving began in the morning. Drivers should expect delays of 5-10 minutes. Crews had one lane of traffic ...

Feeding Fredonia Challenge is underway

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This week, through Friday, donations of food are being received at nearly 90 different businesses and offices all over Fredonia as part of the Feeding Fredonia Challenge. This food collection, which supplies the food given out at the Fredonia Food Pantry, is an annual event in the village of ...

Speaker to discuss World War II, concentration camps

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Thursday’s Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club will be hosting a special program. Cornelius Feenstra, who is 95, will be speaking about World War II and his time in five concentration camps. His speech will begin after lunch at noon at the Beaver Club in the village. Lunch is $13 with ...

Access Chautauqua Programming set for Oct. 20-26

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Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Ed Feinstein, “Chutzpah: God and Humanity in the Jewish Religious Imagination” at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. At 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Robinton M. Riventa presents “Zorastranism and How it Shaped the Judeo-Christian and Abrahamic Concept of God.” ...

Westfield Fire Department releases October numbers

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The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 47 calls for service during the month of September. Of those calls, 32 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 18 of those calls being within the village of Westfield and eight of them within the town of Westfield. There were six EMS ...

THREE-CAR CRASH: No serious injuries reported

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OBSERVER Photos by Mary Heyl On Monday at approximately 1:15 p.m., three vehicles were involved in an accident on Route 60 near Porter Avenue. According to New York State Police, a car followed by a semi were traveling north on Route 60 while a pick-up truck was traveling south on Route 60. ...