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Summer activities at Anderson-Lee Library scheduled

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SILVER CREEK — The Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, has announced its summer programming. In addition to a number of special events, on-going features will be offered. When registration is required, stop by the library or call 934-3468 to sign up. Summer Reading ...

Annual Starflight, Starry Night event scheduled for June 3

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MAYVILLE — Thanks to a bevy of local sponsors, Starflight and its dedicated team of heroes will again take center stage at the annual “Starflight, Starry Night” gala in June. The fundraiser and awareness event, which aims to raise money for Starflight and its lifesaving transport ...

Vendors sought for upcoming Christmas in July shopping event

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CELORON — The Resource Center is seeking vendors for its Christmas in July shopping event, which will benefit TRC’s annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive. The event will be held July 29 in The Resource Center’s administrative office building at 200 Dunham Ave. in ...

Parenting program offered for free

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JAMESTOWN — The “Active Parenting Now” program for parents of children ages 5-12 is being offered free of charge thanks to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and brought to you by a partnership between Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council and Mental Health ...

Chautauqua Bright Spots to highlight area

Local/Region

Chautauqua Bright Spots will recognize six new “Bright Spots” on June 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator at 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. Bright Spots are groups, organizations or other entities in the local community that are making Chautauqua County a better ...

Buckle Up NY, Click it or Ticket campaign taking place

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The New York State Police is teaming up with local law enforcement to conduct a seatbelt and child safety seat enforcement period, which runs through June 4, as part of the annual “Buckle Up New York, Click it or Ticket” campaign. State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said, “As ...

Young encourages fire departments to apply for grant assistance

Local/Region

ALBANY — Sen. Catharine Young (R,C,I — 57th District) is encouraging local volunteer fire departments to apply for the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program currently being administered through the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The application deadline is May ...

Photo by A.J. Rao. A dozen people were displaced Wednesday after an early morning fire spread from a vacant property to a Barrett Avenue apartment building in Jamestown. Fire officials said the fire with “intentionally set.”

Families displaced after ‘intentionally set’ fire spreads

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JAMESTOWN — A morning fire that displaced several families at a Barrett Avenue apartment building Wednesday was intentionally set, according to the Jamestown Fire Department. The fire, which was reported around 2:15 a.m., originated at an abandoned property at 213 Barrett Ave. before ...

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino
Erie Land Development’s Bill Gugino (standing) testifies at a Dunkirk Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday on the proposed Battery Point Villas.

Zoning board approves Battery Point housing development

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Battery Point, east of Wright Park along Lake Erie, may hold fond memories for some, but has sat largely undeveloped. That will change soon as the zoning board has put its stamp of approval on a project for 94 upscale apartments. The property at 468 Lake Shore Drive East, commonly known as ...

Silver Creek overspent on water, sewer projects, audit finds

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SILVER CREEK — The Village Board's handling of finances for the sewer or water capital projects has come under scrutiny. In an audit of the village's capital projects, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office said the village has failed to develop a long-term plan that evaluated each ...

Daryl Coleman

Dunkirk man charged in Jamestown armed robbery

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JAMESTOWN — An armed robbery in the area of East Sixth and Spring streets Tuesday has landed a Dunkirk man in jail. Jamestown police were notified of the robbery shortly before 3 p.m., and were told by a victim he was robbed at knife-point by a man who fled the scene on foot with another ...

“We are in the final stages of our water project design. If you wish to include this 
(interconnection) in our design, we need to know by March 31, otherwise we will proceed to 
complete the project design without this connection.”  Kathy Tampio, North County Water District clerk

Water district responds to Fredonia’s comments on interconnect

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The clerk of the North County Water District has responded to the village of Fredonia regarding a connection on the west end of Route 20. Last week, Trustee Phyllis Jones stated she was surprised to learn that an email she sent was considered the response to district officials’ request for ...

Teen who died in Dunkirk was reportedly a runaway from Auburn

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A teenager who died over the weekend in Brooks Memorial Hospital was reportedly a runaway from a facility 170 miles away. According to Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano, on Saturday, a teenager was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital. The individuals who brought her to the hospital left. The ...

Bridge funding, intermunicipal agreement for water district approved

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MAYVILLE — Initial construction is nearing for the North Chautauqua County Regional Water System. The County Legislature’s Public Facilities Committee approved to authorize bridge funding through the end of the year to allow project construction to commence this summer. In July, the ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

CVCS BOE to meet today A special meeting of the Board of Education of the Cassadaga Valley Central School District will be held today at 7 a.m. in the Board of Education Conference Room. Portland cemetery association to meet The Portland Evergreen Cemetery Association a not-for-profit ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ Thirty-year-old Gowanda resident Syrena Neamon was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in the town of Hanover. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a location on Route 39 at about ...

Drug possession, sale lead to charges in Jamestown

Area police

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man was charged Tuesday after police discovered crack cocaine in his North Main Street apartment. At 2 p.m., investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and New York State Police CNET executed a search warrant at 1002 N. Main St. Entry was gained with the ...

WQLN seeks Mayville, Westfield residents to shape documentary

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ERIE, Pa. — Following the popularity of its 10 “Our Town” original documentary films, featuring Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario towns, WQLN TV invites residents of Mayville and Westfield and surrounding areas to contribute their stories to the next episode in the series: “Our Town: ...