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Access Chautauqua programming for Nov. 3-9 set

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Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Daniel Bergner, “Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family” at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. At 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., Josh Levs presents “All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families and Businesses — And How We Can Fix ...

Collins Public Library monthly events for November

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The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins, has announced a number of events for November. When registration is required, stop by or call the library at 532-5129. Turkey Coloring Contest: Now through Nov. 15. Open to ages 3 to 12. Prizes will be drawn at random. Senior ...

Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose news

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The Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose 1382 will hold its annual Election Day turkey and ham raffle at 201 Aldrich St. This year, profits will benefit the Raise the Roof Fund. The Lodge is one-third of the way with fund-raising efforts. All are invited to come support the lodge and enjoy a fun-filled ...

Tim Graham to speak during conference at Fredonia State

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The Society of Professional Journalists, Fredonia Chapter, will hold its annual conference at the Williams Center, SUNY Fredonia, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 3 Tim Graham, senior writer for The Athletic, Buffalo, will be the keynote speaker. Graham, who has worked for the Buffalo News, ...

Heritage welcomes Chick-Fil-A executive, veteran to Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN — Heritage has collaborated with two other local non-profits, The Robert H. Jackson Center and the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program, to host “Welcome Home Veterans,” this Saturday at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. The event, whose purpose is to ...

Snowman Door Hanging Project set for Saturday in Leon

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Leon Historical Society will host the Snowman Door Hanging Project with Patty teaching the applique technique. This one is really fun and a beautiful piece for the holidays. And snowmen can stay up until they melt — at least February! Class begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts ...

DHHS announces final rabies immunization clinic for 2018

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JAMESTOWN— The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced its final 2018 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Firemen Training Grounds, 240 Harrison St., between Foote Avenue and ...

Dunkirk, Fredonia report 1.4 inches of rain; more on way

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A number of Chautauqua County locations reported more than an inch of rain in the last 24 hours. Leading the way was the city of Dunkirk and the village of Fredoina, with 1.44 inches. Mayville reported 1.13 inches and Sinclairville had 1.05. Cattaraugus recorded 1.04 inches of rain while ...

Final statements

District 23 debate

Here are the final statements from the candidates for District 23. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Reed went first and challenger Tracy Mitrano followed: http://extras.observertoday.com/ads/Final.mp3

Question 1

District 23 debate

If you could draft an ideal national health care plan that is also affordable, what would it look like? Please be as specific as possible. http://extras.observertoday.com/ads/Question1.mp3

Question 2

District 23 debate

How would you balance support for agriculture workers in Chautauqua County with the need to have secure borders as Congress and the Executive Branch discuss immigration reform? http://extras.observertoday.com/ads/Question2.mp3

MOU signed for Central Connection

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Special to the OBSERVER The State University of New York at Fredonia, the village of Fredonia and the city of Dunkirk are working together to advance an economic development plan, Central Connection, that will serve as a road map for investment and development along Central Avenue, the major ...

Jeff Jena to perform at Fredonia Opera House

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At a time when a lot of guys his age are winding down their careers, Jeff Jena is getting his second wind. At a time when a lot of guys in their early 60s are going to their kid’s college graduation, he is coaching his son’s 8th grade golf team. In the 1980s and 90s, Jena was a premier ...

Brocton superintendent discusses capital project vote

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BROCTON — Brocton Central School District Superintendent Jason Delcamp was pleased with voter turn-out for Tuesday’s capital project vote and that the bulk of the proposed project was passed. “I’m truly pleased with the outcome of voters we had,” he told the OBSERVER. “The numbers ...

Forestville embraces new technology, new outdoor classroom

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FORESTVILLE — During October’s meeting of the Forestville Board of Education, board members learned about recent improvements to students’ educational experience through the technology department. However, one of the biggest changes on the horizon for students actually removes them from ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Reed staff to hold remote off hours in Dunkirk today Congressman Tom Reed’s staff will hold remote office hours in Dunkirk today from 2:30-4 p.m. The meeting will be in the conference room at the Dunkirk City Hall, 342 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Staff will be available to answer questions, ...

Area Police

Area police

Town of Evans Police Department ¯ On Oct. 22 at 11:01 p.m. Joseph S. Hoddick, 32, of Evans met the complainant at an address on Hartley Drive in the town of Evans. Upon arrival, the victim alleged that she exited her vehicle and was confronted by Hoddick armed with a four-foot pole. The ...

Gowanda Central School District plans November events

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This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., a Scrapbooking Crop & Spanish Club fundraiser will take place at Gowanda High School, 10674 Prospect St. Additional dates include March 2 and March 20. The events are open to anyone who wants to scrapbook for the day. Other activities include a chance ...