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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. East parking lot in Fredonia closed for paving Village of Fredonia Department of Public Works director Anthony Gugino announced that the ...

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ FRENCH CREEK — On July 7 at about 12:45 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly commit several lane violations on Mann Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Gino A. Corsi, 31, of Erie, PA. Following an investigation ...

11 lost hikers located in Arkwright

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ARKWRIGHT — 11 hikers, including nine ages 4 to 19, who were lost on trails were found after about 4 1/2 hours late Monday. At about 9:30 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for the lost hikers. The hikers were thought to be in the area of a creek near Park ...

Christmas in July raffle to benefit library

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SILVER CREEK — The Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek is sponsoring its annual Christmas in July Raffle to benefit the library. There will be more than 30 baskets and gift certificates donated by community members and local businesses, with a grand prize of $500 by the ...

Two hospitalized after trooper crash on Thruway

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SHERIDAN — Two people inside a minivan that was struck by a New York state trooper responding to a separate crash on Interstate 90 were listed in serious and critical conditions. State police on Tuesday released the names of those involved in the collision that took place at about 1:08 p.m. ...

Reed backs Trump in wake of remarks

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he is confident Donald Trump is not a racist in the wake of comments the president made on Twitter urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. Reed, R-Corning, cited his relationship with Trump during a conference call Tuesday with local ...

Five charged in Jamestown meth bust

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JAMESTOWN — A large quantity of methamphetamine was seized and five people are facing charges, the Jamestown Police Department announced Wednesday. Taken into custody following a search of 12 Bishop St. on criminal possession charges were 38-year-old Jarrod K. Adams, 27-year-old Michael J. ...

UPDATE: Two hospitalized after crash on Thruway

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SHERIDAN — Two people inside a minivan that was struck by a New York state trooper responding to a separate crash on Interstate 90 were listed in serious and critical conditions. State police on Tuesday released the names of those involved in the collision that took place at about 1:08 p.m. ...

Wave of interest growing for city beach cleanup

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By 10 a.m. Friday morning, Dunkirk resident Jeff Robinson had the answer he was hoping for: residents and neighbors from around the region care about the condition of Dunkirk’s beaches. That response was evident in his wife’s email, which had 25 inquiries from people stepping up for ...

Chautauqua County Fair opens for 138th year

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With more than 1,600 livestock entries and 3,200 creative arts exhibits, the Chautauqua County Fair is bigger than ever, a fact that was celebrated by dozens of local and state officials on Monday morning. At 10:30 a.m., Fair Board President Dave Wilson welcomed all to the 138th year of the ...

Fowl fatalities: Dead birds litter city streets

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For the past several weeks an unusual occurrence has been happening around a three-to-four-block radius of Save-a-Lot: the unexplained multiple deaths of birds. Most of those lost have been Gulls, a protected species by the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of ...

Fredonia officials spar over fire department workers

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Call it concern for proper procedures and the people of Fredonia, call it election year posturing, or call it some of both: Whatever way you look at it, Monday’s village Board of Trustees meeting was full of disagreement. One of the biggest points of contention involved Fredonia Fire ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Reservations needed for 65th class reunion A 65th class reunion is being planned for people that graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. Cardinal Mindszenty and Dunkirk High in 1954. A dinner only is scheduled for Aug. 17 at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk for 6 p.m., open menu being planned. If ...

Area Police

Area police

Ceramic bowls hurled at vehicles EVANS — Two individuals reported having ceramic bowls thrown at their vehicles. According to Evans Police, on July 3 at roughly 11:50 p.m., a driver was operating a vehicle on Kennedy Avenue when they heard an object strike the front driver side door. The ...

Motorcycle, vehicle collide

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A motorcyclist went to Brooks Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a collision with another vehicle near the intersection of Swamp and South Roberts roads about 4 p.m. Monday. New York State Police and personnel from the Fredonia and Sheridan fire departments responded to ...

Fredonia fire department gets 3 late night calls

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The Fredonia Fire Department responded to three calls in a row late Sunday night to early Monday morning. According to the department’s Facebook page, Sunday night just before midnight, Rescue 15 responded to an EMS call on Castile Drive. While on scene, the fire department was dispatched ...

Vehicle hits house in Fredonia

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A mini-van crashed into a house at 17 Chestnut St., Fredonia around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. At least one person was injured. Further details about the crash were not released.

Dunkirk woman seeks help for stolen kitten

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Samantha Bowman, who lives at 109 Lincoln Ave., Dunkirk reports her kitten has been stolen. According to Bowman, Saturday morning her three-month old kitten named Milo ran into her yard. She said a man with blonde hair driving a royal blue Ford Explorer stopped and took the kitten. “Our ...