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Audubon receives grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

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JAMESTOWN —— When Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) applied to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo (CFGB) for a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds, they asked, “Remember free play? We made up games with elaborate rules, which we followed or argued over, ...

RTPI to host Social Meetup at the Buffalo Zoo Aug. 20

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OBSERVER Staff Report Roger Tory Peterson, one of America’s foremost artists, naturalists and ornithologists, and creator of the Peterson Field Guide series, was one of the first to make the world of birds accessible to everyone. In keeping with Peterson’s legacy, the Roger Tory ...

John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary President receives honor

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The John T. Murray Post 1017 Auxiliary recently met at the Post with President Pat Rabb presiding. An opening prayer was offered and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Becky Addington, Chaplain. The meeting was opened and secretary Robin Richmond did roll call of officers and read the minutes, ...

South Basin municipalities provide herbicide results

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Towns and villages had not been unanimous in spraying herbicides to clear weeds out of Chautauqua Lake, but the municipalities that were approved to have spraying done are now reporting clearer waters and more satisfied residents. Herbicide spraying of 81 acres on Chautauqua Lake occurred in ...

Remote-throwing leads to jail channel for Dunkirk man

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A 37-year-old Dunkirk man apparently was not ready for some “must-see” TV on Monday evening. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report responding to a residence just before midnight for a disorderly male. Upon arrival, deputies found that Jason E. Lack 3711 Route 5 had thrown a TV ...

Gowanda man charged in taking pistol, pills

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COLLINS — A Gowanda man has been charged by Erie County sheriff’s deputies in connection with the theft of a pistol, ammunition and prescription medications last week. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported today that on Aug. 7, his department responded to a town residence for a ...

Sinclairville woman strikes man with vehicle, charged

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GERRY — A domestic incident led to charges for a Sinclairville woman on Monday. State Police at Jamestown responded to a residence in Gerry for a report of a past-tense domestic incident. An investigation revealed that Stephanie Frank, 36, and the victim met at a neutral location for a child ...

Sinclairville woman strikes man with vehicle, charged

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GERRY — A domestic incident led to charges for a Sinclairville woman on Monday. State Police at Jamestown responded to a residence in Gerry for a report of a past-tense domestic incident. An investigation revealed that Stephanie Frank, 36, and the victim met at a neutral location for a child ...

Gowanda man charged in taking pistol, pills

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COLLINS — A Gowanda man has been charged by Erie County sheriff's deputies in connection with the theft of a pistol, ammunition and prescription medications last week. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reported today that on Aug. 7, his department responded to a town residence for a ...

Remote-throwing leads to jail channel for Dunkirk man

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A 37-year-old Dunkirk man apparently was not ready for some "must-see" TV on Monday evening. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report responding to a residence just before midnight for a disorderly male. Upon arrival, deputies found that Jason E. Lack 3711 Route 5 had thrown a TV remote at ...

Ball Hill vote put on hold

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Anti-windmill signs littered the yard by the front door of the Hanover Town Hall Monday evening, but the vote on the Ball Hill Wind Energy Project was pushed back due to the absence of Councilperson Bernard Feldmann. “We felt we should do the voting with a full board of five versus four ...

Fredonia begins process of filling positions

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The Fredonia Village Board moved a bit closer to filling the hole left by the sudden departure of administrator Richard St. George at its Monday workshop and regular meeting. The board hired former village administrator Jim Sedota to handle purchase orders this week, at a fee of $200. It also ...

Motorcyclist dies in accident

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CHERRY CREEK — A motorcyclist was killed in an accident Sunday night. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, at about 6:45 p.m. Paul W. Diaz of Cherry Creek, was traveling on Farrington Hollow Road in the town of Cherry Creek when his motorcycle struck a vehicle backing out ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Evans Garden Club to meet tonight The Evans Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., tonight. The meeting will be held at the Angola Library, 34 N. Main St., Angola. A rain garden presentation will be given by the Evans Town Engineer. All are invited to attend. Chautauqua County Department of ...

Chautauqua Institution files lawsuit

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BUFFALO — Chautauqua Institution has filed an Article 78 proceeding against the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the town of Ellery seeking to stop future use of herbicides on Chautauqua Lake by declaring a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement approved in April ...

Library construction projects announced by Sen. Young

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ALBANY – Sen. Catharine Young has announced that 18 libraries from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, the Southern Tier Library System and the Pioneer Library System were awarded $775,339 in state Public Library Construction Grants to assist with renovation and construction ...

Access programming set for Aug. 18-24

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“Defenders of Freedom” will air at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., featuring interviews of World War II veterans Walter Pfleuger, Don Carlson, Ray Hagstrom and Carl Swanson. “Chautauqua People,” hosted by John Viehe, will be at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The guest is Ed Evans, a graduate of ...