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Several residents concerned over proposed changes

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More than 60 were in attendance to see an initial concept for improvements to the Dunkirk City Pier on Thursday inside Dunkirk High School. The concept, as discussed by consultants from Barton & Loguidice, shows several changes that aim to improve the appearance of the pier all while ...

Progress not the same to everyone

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https://twitter.com/jmmccarthy1495/status/999699571507949568 At mile marker 448 heading west on the New York State Thruway, motorists start to get a glimpse of Chautauqua County in the distance. Only one month ago, it was just the rolling hills of Arkwright. Today, there are landmarks of a ...

Chemical Dependency Treatment Unit opens

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IRVING — The Brooks-TLC Hospital System held a grand opening ceremony Thursday for its inpatient chemical dependency treatment unit, located on the third floor of the Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving. The 20-bed in-patient center will be available for those in need of rehabilitation ...

Borrello lists reasons why Boutique Air could work

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JAMESTOWN — Boutique Air wants to become the Chautauqua County Airport’s Essential Air Service provider, and County Executive George Borrello has listed three key reasons why he believes Boutique Air will succeed where other EAS providers have failed in the past. Previously, other flight ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Placing flags at cemeteries for Memorial Day During the coming days, volunteers from several veteran organizations, JROTC cadets, scouts will be decorating Dunkirk cemeteries with American flags on the graves of all veterans. If any grave is overlooked, please stop by the Dunkirk Memorial ...

State approves six-year deal with SUNY union

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State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced his administration has reached a six-year contract agreement with the United University Professions, the nation’s largest higher education union serving more than 35,000 SUNY employees. The contract agreement includes 2 percent wage increases each year ...

County issues advisory on ticks, Lyme disease

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Tick populations are growing in Chautauqua County and the percentage of ticks that are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is also increasing. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services advises residents and visitors to prevent tick bites, check for and ...

Celebrate summer in Westfield

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Summer is on its way and this will be a great time to be in Westfield and Barcelona. The Westfield Farmers and Artisan Market kicks off this Memorial Day weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Moore Park at 1 on Saturday, May 26. The market opens at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. with many ...

County issues advisory on ticks, Lyme disease

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Tick populations are growing in Chautauqua County and the percentage of ticks that are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is also increasing. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services advises residents and visitors to prevent tick bites, check for and ...

Over $1 million secured for water service to Roberts Road

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A little over $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will go to supply water to residents in the area of Roberts Road in the town of Dunkirk. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed announced that the town received $1.3 million in funding as part of the North County Water District ...

Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act nixed

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SILVER CREEK — Will Reimert, communications director for Congressman Tom Reed told the OBSERVER that the controversial H.R. 5199 bill known as the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act was ruled Tuesday by the Rules Committee to be out of order. “(The bill) was attached to ...

Area Police

Area police

New York State Police in Collins Inmate Messiah Keizer, 23, currently housed in Collins Correctional Facility, was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both Class D Felonies, for possessing an edged ceramic weapon secreted on ...

Fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity

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MAYVILLE — TJ North, the popular band that plays music of the ‘60’s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will headline the fundraiser to be held for Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity this Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. at Chautauqua Suites. Along with toe-tapping, danceable music that so many remember, ...

Wine tasting for Darren’s Inspiration is Saturday

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PORTLAND — 21 Brix Winery, is partnering with the Darren Manzella-Lapeira Memorial Run committee as Darren’s Inspiration sponsor for the 2018 Memorial Run. The wine-tasting event will take place Saturday at the winery at 6654 West Main Road, Route 20, Portland. Honor Darren and support ...

Deputies respond to tractor trailer crash

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GOWANDA — On Monday, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an injury accident involving a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Wheater Road and Bagdad Road. The driver of the semi exhibited nonlife threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lakeshore ...