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Lake Erie ‘Mountain’ of Snow from Point Gratiot

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Submitted Photo by John Sipos When the outside temperature was 14 degrees on Tuesday afternoon, and the strong winds were blowing across the lake, the Lake Erie “mountain” of snow was a winter scene to remember. This has been the tenth consecutive day of snow in this area. The photograph ...

Vehicle hits tree in Pomfret

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POMFRET — On Wednesday, at around 7:30 a.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies responded to Cummings Road in the town of Pomfret for a report of a vehicle into a tree. Upon arrival it was determined that Cody Hunt, 20, of Fredonia, was attempting to swerve around a deer that had entered the ...

Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meets

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Members of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Tuesday evening, March 12, at the home of Judy Travis. The ladies made their final plans for their upcoming St. Patrick’s Towel Bingo this Sunday, March 17. This is the 17th year of this special fund-raising event. ...

Truck-Lite: Day-to-day operations to stay here

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FALCONER - Truck-Lite Co., the longtime manufacturer of heavy-duty and off-road lighting located in Falconer, said it is committed to remaining in the village as a new headquarters is built in Michigan. The comments are the first released by the company since it was reported late last week ...

County conservatives back Borrello for Senate seat

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Recently resigned State Senator Cathy Young, R-Olean, left a hole in local representation, a hole that the Chautauqua County Conservative Party thinks could best be filled by Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello. "We need someone who will stand up and fight for the interests and ...

More anger in Arkwright

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ARKWRIGHT — A solar farm company presented proposals at Monday’s Town Board meeting that could lead to electric savings for residents. But many of those residents slammed the board for holding a meeting about a possible purchase of land for the project, saying they didn’t get enough ...

Gowanda School Board recognizes students, retirees

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GOWANDA — From Gowanda graduates serving in the military to elementary school teachers retiring in June, there was much to celebrate at a recent meeting of the Gowanda Central School Board of Education. English teacher Cathleen Perry kicked off the meeting with a special gift sent by Capt. ...

Collins woman charged in 2018 fatal crash

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OBSERVER Staff Report CONCORD — A Collins woman who was allegedly under the influence of illegal drugs while operating a motor vehicle that killed another person last year has been formally charged. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Tuesday that 25-year-old Allyson ...

Dunkirk officials debate airing school board meetings on TV

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Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has been receiving a lot of phone calls lately in regards to the city televising the Dunkirk School Board meetings. “Residents want the school board meetings to be shown on Dunkirk Access,” Vicki Westling, Rosas’ executive assistant, stated at a recent ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Forestville Elementary School announces PreK, Kindergarten registration The Forestville Elementary School is currently making plans for next year’s Kindergarten and Pre-kindergarten registrations. Children who will be five years old by Dec. 1, 2019 are eligible for Kindergarten. ...

Area police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ELLINGTON — On March 12 at 11:50 a.m., deputies responded to Route 62 for a motor vehicle accident. Linda Johnson, 74, of Ellington, was traveling southbound on Route 62 when she apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Her vehicle ...

Cookie sale continues for scouts

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Submitted Photo Members of Girl Scout Troop 20237 are around town selling Girl Scout cookies throughout the week. Tonight, the troop will be in the lobby of the Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center selling the treats. Boxes are $4 each and if you cannot purchase for yourself, the ...

Despondent male rescued from surface of lake

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CASSADAGA — Tuesday at about 1:15 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call about a despondent male subject on the ice of Cassadaga Lakes. The caller reported that they had been transporting the male subject to seek treatment, when the male ran from the ...

Access Chautauqua Programming for March 16-22 set

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Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Kelly Carlin, Stephen J. Morrison and Kliph Nesteroff, “How the Story of Comedy Tells the Human Story of America” at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., and Rev. Dr. Chris M. Leighton “Going Over the Edge: A Christian Approach to Humor” at 4 p.m. ...

Service Provider event to be held at Westfield Community Kitchen

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WESTFIELD — On Monday, March 18, six Chautauqua County service providers will be available to answer questions and assist consumers at the Westfield Community Kitchen luncheon, held at the Westfield United Methodist Church, 101 E. Main St., Westfield, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grace ...

Northern Chautauqua County Club holds meeting

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The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held its regular monthly meeting at the Kosciuszko Polish Home, Nevins St. in Dunkirk. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased club Members. Zeke Curtin welcomed the group ...

JPD officer suspended following felony charge

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JAMESTOWN — An officer with the Jamestown Police Department has been suspended without pay following a domestic violence complaint. Kenneth V. Nellis III, 40, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony. The charge was the result of a ...

Gerry man charged with DWI

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ANDOVER — On March 9, troopers investigated a one-car accident on East Valley Road. It was allegedly determined that Tyler J. Shields, 20, of Gerry, had been operating his motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition. Shields was transported to Jones Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries ...

County Conservatives back Borrello for Senate seat

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Conservative party chairwoman and member of the State Conservative Executive Committee Anna Wilcox has announced that the Chautauqua County Conservative Party will be supporting County Executive George Borrello for the recently vacated 57th district New York Senate seat held by Sen. Catharine ...