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Brocton parents protest CASAC program

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BROCTON — A proposed drug and alcohol awareness program is upsetting some local parents. According to Brocton Central School Superintendent Jason Delcamp, there is a lot of false information surrounding the school’s partnership with Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council ...

Fredonia eliminates position

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Fredonia no longer has a village administrator position. The Village Board voted 3-2 on Monday to get rid of the position, enacted in 1977. Trustees Kara Christina, James Lynden and Michael Barris voted “yes” on the move, while Trustees Douglas Essek and Roger Britz were opposed. The ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Westfield Quilters’ Guild welcomes Kim Kahanic The Westfield Quilter’s Guild will host guest speaker Kim Kahanic from the Chautauqua Region Quilt Guild at the October monthly meeting. Kahanic’s program is entitled, “Things I Have Learned about Sewing and Quilting.” She will present ...

Burt seeks re-election as Silver Creek trustee

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John L. Burt is a registered Republican. He is endorsed by the village of Silver Creek Republican, Conservative and Democrat parties. Burt is seeking re-election for a two-year term for Village of Silver Creek trustee in the village election to be held Nov. 6. He is currently serving as ...

Clymer bus driver, aide recognized after saving students

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CLYMER — Following protocol and instincts, two Clymer staff members who district officials said helped save students from serious injuries in separate incidents last week were recognized. During a Clymer School Board meeting Monday, Superintendent Ed Bailey discussed the recent heroism from ...

Artist Ron Nasca participating in Pottery Tours

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Studio to studio pottery tours have been initiated in numerous parts of the United States. Since there is an ongoing desire on the part of the general public to own and give objects that have been made by hand by creative individuals in their own region, such pottery tours have become quite ...

Roundabout moving ahead

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Following years of planning and pushback, construction of a roundabout will proceed at northern Chautauqua County’s busiest intersection. On Friday, the New York State Department of Transportation informed the OBSERVER that the DOT will go forward with construction of a two-lane roundabout ...

Landis defends herself against criticism

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Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis defended herself amid more criticism about conduct of village business from Trustee Doug Essek and former Village Attorney Sam Drayo at the Village Board’s meeting last week. Essek’s comments came during the board workshop previous to the meeting. He first ...

Pine Valley student to compete in Miss Rodeo New York

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CHERRY CREEK — A 4H member, a Girl Scout and a dedicated student, 9-year-old Tianna Bova wears many hats. Tianna will be donning one more — a cowgirl hat — very soon when she competes in the Lil Miss category of the Miss Rodeo New York Pageant on Nov. 2 and 3. Proud grandmother Candy ...

State Assembly candidates debate corruption, ethics reform

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Editor’s Note: This is the second of four stories detailing The Post-Journal and OBSERVERl debate between 150th state Assembly candidates - incumbent Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, and challenger Judith Einach, D-Westfield. The debate between the two candidates running for the 150th Assembly ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary to meet today The Sheridan Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall, 2800 Route 20, Sheridan. “Fur Ball Gala” set for Saturday The Lakeshore Humane Society is holding its third annual ...

Area police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SHERMAN — William J. Hurlbut, 54, of Sherman was charged with third degree assault Friday night. Deputies responded to a physical altercation between two people on Route 430 and upon arrival, witnesses alleged that Hurlbut had struck another person in ...

State Route 394 named in honor of Sergeant James C. Matteson

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ELLICOTT — Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, recently announced that State Route 394 in the town of Ellicott will be renamed the “Sergeant James C. Matteson Memorial Highway.” Sen. Young sponsored legislation in the state Senate and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, (R,C.I - Jamestown) sponsored ...

Herb Infused Gifts focus of course

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Herb Infused Gifts for the Holidays, a non-credit course on preparing herbs, will be held Oct. 24 at Jamestown Community College's North County Center in Dunkirk. The course meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The course fee is $49. To register, call 363-6500. Herbalist Sarah Sorci will guide ...

Dunkirk Fire Department August report

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The Dunkirk Fire Department for the month of August responded to 204 calls. Four calls were related to fires, 158 rescue and emergency medical service, four hazardous condition, 13 service calls, six good intent calls and 19 false alarms.

Two-car crash Sunday in the city

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Dunkirk fire and police personnel responded to the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Gazelle Street in Dunkirk at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening for a two-car accident. Details into the crash and injuries weren’t immediately known.

Civic calendar

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Brocton Tuesday — Brocton Central School Capital Project meeting, 7 p.m., auditorium Wednesday — Brocton Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., Board Conference Room 189 Cassadaga Wednesday — Village Board meeting, 7 p.m., conference room at fire hall Dunkirk Today — City DLDC ...

Artist Ann Janik participating in Pottery Tours

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Studio to studio pottery tours have been initiated in numerous parts of the United States. Since there is an ongoing desire on the part of the general public to own and give objects that have been made by hand by creative individuals in their own region, such pottery tours have become quite ...

Driver falls asleep, strikes pole in Sheridan

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SHERIDAN — Two people were sent to the hospital Sunday after the driver of the vehicle fell asleep and struck a pole. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched just after 7 a.m. to a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Route 20 in the town of Sheridan. The car, driven, by ...