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Evans Police Department ¯ On Aug. 20 at around 7:45 p.m. police stopped a vehicle for passing through a red light on Erie Road. The driver was identified as Gregory W. Claydon, 23, of Evans. Upon a check of his license it was found that it was suspended with five scoffs on four dates. He was ...

Dunkirk Police offer school safety advice

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Summer vacation has ended and school will be starting Tuesday for students. The city of Dunkirk Police Department is reminding everyone to pay close attention to children as they walk to and from school and to obey the laws regarding speed in school zones, walking in the roadway, riding ...

Chamber honors individuals, businesses

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The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual awards, to be presented during the Chamber Annual Awards Banquet October 11 at the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia. This year the County Chamber will bestow its Economic Development Award on Dunkirk ...

Evans, Angola plan meets opposition

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ANGOLA — In a meeting between the town of Evans and village of Angola board members at the latest town of Evans board meeting held this month. The final draft of the comprehensive plan became a topic of discussion among Evans and Angola residents. Eight residents came to the podium and all ...

OBSERVER wins two New York News Publishers Association awards

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The OBSERVER has been awarded two first-place awards by the New York News Publishers Association for entries submitted in the 2017 contest for Newspaper Continuing Excellence for newspapers under 10,000 circulation. This is the first time the OBSERVER has won multiple writing awards from the ...

Reed: Mexico deal will aid local farmers

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The new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico will improve market conditions for local farmers, said U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. During his weekly conference call with regional media Tuesday, Reed said the "handshake" deal with Mexico, which still needs to be approved by ...

Fredonia man charged with burglary

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SOUTH VALLEY — In April 2018, New York State Troopers responded to a residence in South Valley for a report of burglary. The subject, identified as James Hanson, 34, of Fredonia was allegedly observed on camera entering the residence and leaving with the owner’s personal items. ...

Dunkirk water heading west

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OBSERVER Staff Report It’s time to turn the tap. The North Chautauqua County Water District has completed their first phase of the capital project to create a regional water system. To officially celebrate the beginning of the transmission of water from the City of Dunkirk all the way ...

Area priest in home stretch of trip to Rome

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Father Joe Porpiglia of St. Joe’s in Gowanda and St. Mary’s in Cattaraugus is in the home stretch to Rome. In the last two weeks he’s walked from Gubbio to Ponticelli in the province of Rieti — a rough total of 105 miles. Along the way he’s stopped in Biscina, Valfabbrica, Assisi, ...

A Wright-ful end to summer

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Friday’s warm, sunny weather was the perfect backdrop for the celebration of the recently completed Wright Park Improvements Project at the Lakeside Pavilion. The celebration, which took place on the last Friday of summer vacation for many, was led by Rebecca Yanus, director of planning ...

Turbines expected to be running soon

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ARKWRIGHT — The newly constructed wind towers are expected to be turning soon. Fred Norton, Arkwright town supervisor, commented to the OBSERVER this week that the long awaited powering up of the wind turbines throughout Arkwright should be taking place on Monday. Some residents in ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000. Cherry Creek Library news The Cherry Creek Library, located at 6778 Main St., Cherry Creek will present a series of Saturday Story Hours from ...

Area police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ HANOVER — On Monday at 10:45 p.m., deputies responded to a disorderly male in the town of Hanover. After an investigation, it was determined that a 17-year-old male damaged a vehicle belonging to another person. The male was arrested for fourth-degree ...

Eat Smart announces September program schedule

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Eat Smart, New York has announced its September program schedule for community residents. Every Wednesday, (Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26) there will be a free Healthy Cooking Class for Kids from 3:30 to 4 p.m., at the Dunkirk Public Library, 536 Central Ave. Registration is required. To register, ...

September computer classes offered at the Dunkirk Public Library

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The Dunkirk Public Library is offering the following computer classes in September: Everything Google: Sept. 5, 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Exploring the Library Edition of Ancestry: Sept. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Microsoft Word 2016: Sept. 10, 12, 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Facebook: ...

Access Chautauqua programming Sept. 1-7

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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 George Dimas, Joe Gerace, Ken Hechler and Warren Martin. Chautauqua People, hosted by John Viehe, will be at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. The guest is Jane Becker, a certified master graduate ...