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Dunkirk Police Reports ¯ Matthew Jesse, 30, of Dunkirk, was charged Saturday with petit larceny and resisting arrest. ¯ Luis A. Espada, 30, of Fredonia, was charged Sunday with petit larceny. ¯ Falisha Gnadzinski, 27, of Dunkirk, was charged Monday with endangering the welfare of a ...

Gowanda goes purple for epilepsy

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Photo from Gowanda Central School District’s Facebook Faculty and staff at the Gowanda Elementary School joined together for a “Jeans Day” in honor of Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26. They wore purple clothing and jeans, and raised funds to help find a cure. Purple Day is an ...

Community Fair underway at Cattaraugus Indian Reservation

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CATTARAUGUS INDIAN RESERVATION — The weeklong 2018 Cattaraugus Territory Community Fair kicked off on Monday with a 5K run and more. The event will run until Friday with jam-packed number of events. Today, the community fair will have its Wellness Day. At 1 p.m. in the Wellness Center, ...

Paper street procedure on Common Council agenda

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The Dunkirk Common Council will meet tonight to consider what it “otter” do when it comes to distributing city owned property. Resolution 41 deals with the sale of city-owned property, an issue that was brought up when Otter Street residents voiced displeasure with a paper street being ...

Farm disaster preparation workshop to be held April 17

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JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture program is pleased to offer a Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Workshop in Jamestown. The information will help participating farms be better prepared to withstand a farm emergency with a higher level of ...

A new beginning

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After an undetermined amount of time in the wild, the Chautauqua County Humane Society earlier this week took in a German Shepherd that was found in the town of Chautauqua. An animal control officer and a local resident were able to entice the dog — now named Strider — with a sub from the ...

Future recovery house/cafe?

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BROCTON — A controversial subject that resulted in a standing room only attendance at a recent Brocton Village Board meeting saw residents not so much stating “Not in my town,” but definitely, “Not in this location.” Village stakeholders promptly arrived to take part in the public ...

Fire vehicle needs mount, as does price tag

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Every day the Dunkirk Fire Department receives multiple calls for help, fire and emergency personnel need the equipment to keep up with the life-saving task. Dunkirk Fire Chief Michael Edwards attended the finance committee meeting recently to let council members know about the impending ...

Neighboring municipalities approve to achieve energy efficiency

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HANOVER — Both Hanover and Silver Creek are on the path to become clean energy communities as both boards recently passed two key “high impact action item” resolutions. The clean energy communities program is part of NYSERDA’s efforts to incentivize local municipalities to adopt ...

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. Perrysburg clerk’s new office hours The Perrysburg Town Clerk’s Office will have new hours starting April 2, 2018. The office will be ...

Area police

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Man injured with a box knife in altercation SILVER CREEK — A fight broke out in the parking lot at Rix Place Saturday evening between two adult males, resulting in a 26-year-old man receiving wounds from a box knife wielded by a 19-year-old man. Their names have not been released. The ...

Credit cards now accepted at Dunkirk City Hall

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Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has announced that residents can now pay their bills for city services by using the new credit card system recently installed at city hall. “This has been in the works for some time.” Rosas said. “After over a year of fielding requests from our residents ...

Longtime Ripley water/sewer superintendent retires

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RIPLEY — Ripley Town Council approved several personnel changes in the water/sewer department at its regular meeting on March 8, including the hiring of its retired superintendent as a part-time consultant. The board officially accepted the retirement of long-time water/sewer ...

Evans Police and Evans Board reach agreement on new contract

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ANGOLA — An agreement between the Evans Police Department and Evans Board was approved at a recent town of Evans board meeting. With three members of the Evans Police Benevolent Association in attendance, the board praised the work of the union to come to terms with a new contract for the ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA ‘Going Blue’

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JAMESTOWN — March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Chautauqua County Executive, George Borrello, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, JAMA-GLPP, Cancer Services Program of Chautauqua County, Chautauqua County Health Network, and local county hospitals and health partners are urging men and women to ...

Love & Kindness to Nicaragua

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CASSADAGA — Cassadaga residents Krista and Adam Meyers have recently returned from a humanitarian trip to Nicaragua that they and their two children will remember for a lifetime. At only 5 years and 20 months old, respectively, Gracie and Gavin are learning valuable lessons that come with ...

Boil water advisory lifted

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OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the city of Dunkirk announced Saturday that the boil water and water conservation advisories in effect since Thursday for customers served by the city of Dunkirk water supply has been ...

Relief Center settles into new home on campus

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More space, same mission. The Puerto Rico Relief Center has settled into its new home on the State University of New York at Fredonia campus. Signs have been posted at the corner of Brigham and Temple roads, directing those looking for assistance or donating to Students’ Court off Temple ...