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Attendance strong for Music on the Pier this year

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Dunkirk’s summer 2018 edition of Music on the Pier attracted hundreds for its next-to-last show Thursday, with an act rescheduled from Aug. 16 set to close out the series next month. Derek St. Holmes and the Queen City All-Stars were the main event Thursday, flashing big talent while ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Outpatient services closed on Labor Day Please be advised that outpatient services at all Brooks Memorial Hospital and TLC Health Network campuses and clinics will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observation of Labor Day. Silver Creek seeking Planning Board members The village of Silver ...

Hopyard walkabout features hand, machine harvest demonstrations

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JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Lake Erie Regional Grape Program has announced the opportunity to see hops harvest up close and personal. Anyone who has ever been curious as to how hops are harvested, the answer can be found at the LERGP Hopyard Walkabout ...

City brush pickup to begin Tuesday

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The city of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin Tuesday in District A. District B will be picked up the week of Sept. 10, District C will be picked up the week of Sept. 17th and District D will be picked up the week of Sept. 24. Brush must be at the curb ...

Reed supports services of Oxford House in Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN — Rep. Tom Reed visited the first Oxford House in the city of Jamestown and spoke with residents of this facility. “There is no denying the opioid epidemic is present in our district,” Reed said. “We care about those who have suffered and suffer from this addiction and the ...

Lake rally to be hosted at Village Casino

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BEMUS POINT — The Chautauqua Lake Partnership will be hosting a Chautauqua Lake Rally at the Village Casino on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. As part of their initiative to effectively manage the lake, the CLP will be collecting the opinions of concerned residents and anyone who wishes to attend. ...

Jamestown woman facing drug, endangerment charges

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WESTFIELD — A Jamestown woman is facing endangering the welfare of a child and drug charges following an incident Tuesday night. At about 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and the Westfield Police Department responded to a vehicle complaint in the village of ...

Housing project to demo more city homes

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Southern Tier Environments for Living recently experienced an unexpected change of plans to their $16 million housing project, which is creating 49 new units in the city. Resetarits Construction, Inc., general contractor for the project, completed all of the required abatement and discovered ...

Questions surround city code enforcement officer’s absence

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There’s questions surrounding the absence of an official tasked with ensuring code compliance within the city of Dunkirk. Allan Zurawski, longtime code enforcement officer, was in attendance for the Aug. 21 meeting of Dunkirk Common Council. But as of recently, he hasn’t been working. His ...

Westfield tops region in average village pay

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OBSERVER Staff Report Two Chautauqua County villages rank near the top of their respective regions when it comes to employee pay. According to the latest report from the Empire Center for Public Policy Inc., which was released earlier this week, both the villages of Westfield and Fredonia ...

Pine Valley announces vacant school board seat

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SOUTH DAYTON — A recent resignation on the Pine Valley Central School Board of Education has left a vacancy that the district is seeking to fill next month. Although the district may have lost a school board member, the resignation actually resulted in an addition to the faculty, which is ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

City brush pickup for September The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in District A. District B will be picked up the week of Sept. 10. District C will be picked up the week of Sept. 17 and District D will be picked up the week ...

Area police

Area police

Dunkirk Police Department ¯ David Rose-Osario, no age given, of Dunkirk was charged Friday with two counts of petit larceny and one count of trespass. ¯ Anthony Colon, 39, of Fredonia was charged Friday with petit larceny. ¯ Luis Vazquez, 30, of Dunkirk was charged Saturday with ...

Girl Scouts launches new series of programs

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Girl Scouts of Western New York is releasing a host of new programs just in time for the fall and back-to-school season. With a new series of programs in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep, space science, and more, there is no shortage of exciting all-girl, girl-led adventures ...

High holiday services to be observed at Temple Beth El

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The Hebrew month of Tishre begins at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 9. Jews around the world will gather in synagogues to welcome the year 5779, the New Year on the Jewish calendar, and begin through “repentance, prayer and good deeds” over a period of 10 days introspection, also known as “the ...

Chautauqua County RSVP receives funds for volunteer attire

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In an effort to make individuals more comfortable when visiting an area food pantry, soup kitchen or other food distribution agencies, RSVP sought funds to purchase uniforms. The uniforms identify and direct clients to the volunteers who will help them to access needed food items. The cheerful ...

Evans approves neighborhood block party

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EVANS — The Evans Town Board passed a resolution at their last board meeting, approving the closure of a portion of Mohawk Road from Mergenhagen to Iroquois for a neighborhood block party. The event, which encompasses residents of Iroquois, Mohawk, Tuscarora, Seneca and Mergenhagen roads ...