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Judy Wach

Brooks Memorial Hospital honors six

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Horatio G. and Julia A. Brooks were everyday people who cared deeply, served extraordinarily and honored every person they met. Their legacy was left to today’s leadership at Brooks and continues to care for patients today, as the hospital honors them, by caring for one another. In gratitude ...

Howard Hanna professionals announces merger with Katy Realty

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KANE — Dennis Pezzimenti, managing partner of Howard Hanna Professionals, and Ron Carty, owner and principal broker of Katy Realty, have announced that Katy Realty has merged with Howard Hanna Professionals. Katy Realty is headquartered in Kane, Pennsylvania and will continue to operate in ...

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Juan Chardon, a central sterile processing technician at Brooks Memorial Hospital recently received the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification.

Brooks employee receives CRCST certification

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Special to The OBSERVER Through hard work, quality, consistency and dedication, Juan Chardon, a central sterile processing technician at Brooks Memorial Hospital recently received the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification, which is designed to recognize ...

Jamestown gun shooting sends one to UPMC Hamot

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JAMESTOWN — A male gunshot victim was transported to an Erie, Pa., hospital following a shooting late Saturday in the city of Jamestown. Police swarmed 533 E. Fifth St. after receiving calls of a shooting around 8 p.m. Shortly thereafter a gunshot victim was found, police said. The male, ...

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Neglected dog treated, cleaned by local vet

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JAMESTOWN — Mia, a neglected female toy poodle found following a structure fire Thursday at a residence in Jamestown, has been treated and cleaned, the Jamestown Police Department said in a press release. Mia was found by firefighters battling a blaze at 12 Mt. Vernon Place, and appeared ...

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Tractor trailer drives off road

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OBSERVER Photo by Craig Harvey Deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in the town of Portland early Saturday morning, at roughly 2:36 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies located a tractor trailer off the roadway. Through investigation, it was found that Larry Blood allegedly ...

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A Dickens Christmas weekend is kicked off in Moore Park Friday, November 17, 2017 in Westfield. Carolers and families gather at the gazebo while awaiting Santa to light the Christmas tree.

Holiday happenings

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WESTFIELD — Dickens carolers and families welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus to Moore Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus cruised in on a Village of Westfield Electric Department Truck Friday evening, just after 6:00 p.m. The jovial duo exclaimed, “Merry Christmas” as they dismounted to street ...

Bank issue may delay credit card payment option in city

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There may be a delay in the city of Dunkirk accepting credit card payments that are out of its control. Thursday, Treasurer Mark Woods made the Finance Committee aware of an issue brought to his attention Wednesday while pursuing accepting credit card and online payments for city bills. ...

Hospitals joining forces

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IRVING — TLC Health Network hopes to exit bankruptcy before the end of the year. Once it does, it will be partnered with Brooks Hospital as one entity and the two will be known as “Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc” with two main campuses — Fredonia and Irving. In a news release, John ...

Tractor trailer drives off road

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Deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in the town of Portland early Saturday morning, at roughly 2:36 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies located a tractor trailer off the roadway. Through investigation, it was found that Larry Blood allegedly fell asleep while driving, exiting ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Holiday Victorian Tea at the McClurg is Today The Chautauqua County Historical Society will be hosting a Holiday High Tea at the historic McClurg Mansion in Moore Park, Westfield today as part of the Annual Christmas in the Village. Patrons may feel as though they have stepped back in time ...

Warren Jimerson

Man fights deputies following incident

Area police

SENECA NATION — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports that deputies were called to a Sulphur Springs Road residence on the Seneca Nation of Indians Territory on Thursday evening for a domestic incident where female and a child were injured. The suspect fled the scene by the time ...

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Enrollment for both 3-and-4-year-old prekindergarten classes at NCCS is open and ongoing for residents throughout the region. Families living in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek, Westfield, Ripley, Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua, Mayville and other areas are welcome to schedule a visit at the school to see the full and half day programs in action.

Prekindergarten programs expand at NCCS

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The Northern Chautauqua Catholic School recently expanded its prekindergarten programming to prepare more young children for kindergarten, and to alleviate some of the strain working families in Chautauqua County face today. Prekindergarten programs have been shown to have a positive impact ...

CASAC’s “Pasta for Prevention” Dinner to be held on Dec. 13

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Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council’s annual pasta dinner will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. CASAC Board and Staff will serve homemade sauce and meatballs, made by local chefs Joe Conti and Tony Conti, on penne pasta. The dinner will be held at the St. James ...

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Laurel Hotelling with participant Rose Carr from the 2016 Laurel Run event.

Laurel, parents create lasting legacy

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Editor’s note: Laurel Hotelling died on Monday, but her life, legacy and spirit will live on forever. A memorial service will be held at 10 this morning at the First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek with Pastor Thomas Burian officiating. In April 2015, The Resource ...

Ten indicted for laced drugs in Buffalo, Dunkirk

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BUFFALO — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Thursday announced the takedown of a 10-person drug trafficking ring that allegedly peddled narcotics — including heroin and faux oxycodone pills which contained fentanyl — from California to Western New York. The 59-count indictment ...

Dunkirk lands $454,000 for after-school programs

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $2.5 million in Empire State After-School Program funding has been awarded to four high-need school districts in Western New York, one of which is Dunkirk. The Dunkirk City school District was awarded $454,400 to serve 284 children. Schools and Community ...

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MATTER OF MINUTES: Two accidents, near same time

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Above, West Dunkirk Fire Department, Dunkirk Police and Alstar Ambulance responded to a one-car accident as a driver headed east on Route 5 near Shorewood Country Club, swerved off the road and into a ditch. The driver was taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital for apparent minor injuries. Paul ...