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Jewelry event helps women

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Kirk’s Jewelers recently held a Rebel Nell Truck Show Event. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated back by Kirk’s to Rebel Nell — helping employ, educate and empower women — and to The Salvation Army Anew Center — empowering individuals to end violence and begin anew. Rebel ...

Firefighters extinguish major blaze in Celoron

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CELORON — Several fire departments were called to help douse a blaze that broke out in a Celoron home early Friday. A neighbor across the street spotted the blaze at 67 S. Alleghany Ave. around 2:20 a.m. and called 911. Firefighters from Celoron, Lakewood, Busti, Fluvanna and elsewhere were ...

Brocton man charged in robbing woman

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PORTLAND — A Brocton man is facing robbery charges after he allegedly took property from a town homeowner. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies spoke with a female around 3:30 p.m. Thursday who stated Paul R. Dunn III, 36, forcibly took property from her in the presence of her juvenile ...

Gowanda students get into the spirit for class pride

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GOWANDA — Fall Fest in Gowanda kicked off Thursday with the Gowanda High School Homecoming Parade. All four classes represented with colorful and animated floats featuring underwater themes in the form of various films and television. The class of 2022 had an intense display with their ...

Membership growing for $100,000 club

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Let the number crunching begin. Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello kicked off the fall budget season by presenting his first proposal to the Legislature on Wednesday evening. From this point, legislators will look at where they can begin chopping before they put forth a final plan to ...

Tax levy increase proposed in county budget

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The tentative 2019 county budget will increase the tax levy by 2.2 percent. On Wednesday, Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello presented his proposed budget to the County Legislature during its regular meeting, with the full budget being available to review online this Sunday. On ...

Brocton moves forward with shared services agreement

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BROCTON — What started as a challenging search for a new village streets supervisor has turned out to be a productive partnership between the village of Brocton and the town of Portland that may pave the way for other shared services agreements down the road. Earlier this year, the village of ...

North Collins Police release August numbers

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In August 2018, the North Collins Police Officers were on duty for 353 hours. These hours include hours officers were assigned to the Langford and New Oregon Fire Department’s Tractor Pull. On Aug. 7, an officer was assigned to the National Night Out event at the North Collins Town Park. ...

2018 Jeep Renegade available to win at golf tournament

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Those planning this Saturday’s inaugural running of the Dr. John R. Forbes Memorial Golf Tournament have announced that Fredonia Chrysler, Dodge Jeep is donating a 2018 Jeep Renegade to the Camp Gross Golf Tournament for a hole in one. The event, to be held at the Cassadaga Country Club on ...

New York, Lake Erie wine and cheese excursion set for Saturday

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The New York & Lake Erie Wine and Cheese Excursion is coming to South Dayton the evening this Saturday, leaving Gowanda at 6 p.m. and arriving in South Dayton about 6:45 p.m. Upon arrival, the passengers will enjoy the autumn decorated Village Square with hanging mums in the gazebo and ...

Outage affected more than 800 customers in Dunkirk, Arkwright

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Late Monday night, a power outage affected 417 Dunkirk customers and 418 Arkwright customers. According to the National Grid website, the power outage started at 11:30 p.m. The outage affected 835 total customers north to south from Williams Street to Ruttenbur Road and east to west from Spoden ...

Access Chautauqua programming set

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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 Sam Avny, Anthony Alamio and Bill Kafferlin. Chautauqua People, hosted by Nancy Bargar, will be at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The guest is Roesmary Rappole whom has lead several House ...

Local author signing in Lakewood

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LAKEWOOD — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, located at 28 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, is excited to bring a favorite local author, Bob Terreberry, to the store this Saturday to sell and sign copies of his latest book, “Reunion at Maple Springs.” Terreberry’s event will be the 10th author ...

A conditional approval for urgent care

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The WellNow Urgent Care facility scheduled to break ground on Vineyard Drive soon has been put on hold for a little longer pending a review of certain stipulations. The Dunkirk Town Planning Board met on Tuesday evening to hear and discuss a presentation by Tredo Engineering and Silvestri ...

Growers get look at revitalized Fredonia processing facility

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A once shuttered Fredonia processing plant is revitalized as AgriAmerica is set to begin operations at its Water Street facility next week. Now, local growers will now have a place locally to send their product. Farmers had a chance Tuesday evening to get a look inside the fruit processing ...

Benefit for Dunkirk native set for Sunday

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OBSERVER Staff Report This Sunday, friends and family of Nathan and Andrea (Hall) Kaus will assemble at the Kosciuszko Club (252 Nevins St., Dunkirk) for a benefit. Thirty-eight-year-old Nathan Kaus was unexpectedly hospitalized at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital due to severe, complete blockages ...

Borrello releases tentative budget

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MAYVILLE — It was County Executive George Borrello's goal in preparing his first tentative county budget to have a financial plan where recurring expenses is covered by recurring revenue. So far, so good for the first year county executive as he presented a tentative budget to the ...

Gowanda Harvest Heritage Fall Festival begins today

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GOWANDA — The Gowanda Harvest Heritage Fall Festival is fast approaching. Central to FallFest is the annual scarecrow contest. The scarecrow contest will be slightly different this year as FallFest will be more integrated with the GCS Spirit Week and homecoming festivities. Instead of ...