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Naloxone used on unresponsive female

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On Wednesday night at around 11:45 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Stone Road in the town of Pomfret for a report of an unresponsive female. Upon arrival, deputies located the unresponsive female and administered Intranasal Naloxone. At that time the female victim ...

Alleged bail jumper arrested during Gowanda traffic stop

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GOWANDA — A person who was wanted by two Steuben County police agencies has been appended. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputy Miller performed a traffic stop on Buffalo Street in the village of Gowanda early Thursday around 12:30 a.m. While investigating the driver and ...

City Housing Authority in line for federal funds

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Two county Housing Authorities are the recipient of federal funding, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this morning. The Dunkirk Housing Authority will receive $444,974 and the Jamestown Housing Authority is slated for $356,086. The funding was provided by the U.S. ...

East Randolph man facing drug charges

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EAST RANDOLPH — A 34-year-old man is facing drug charges after an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. Brandon E. Bush of 102 Hall St., Apt. 2, was charged around 4:30 p.m. Thursday with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of ...

30 special years

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The motto of the Special Olympics is “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” More than 350 athletes from eight area schools bravely competed during Wednesday’s 30th annual Northern Chautauqua County Special Olympics held at State University of New York at ...

Spending yields average results

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New York state spent 90 percent more at its public schools in 2016 than the national average per-pupil cost. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its 2016 Annual Survey of School System Finances, which includes education finance data include revenues, expenditures, debt and assets (cash ...

Superintendent of public works updates board on compost site

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CASSADAGA — Superintendent of Public Works Sam Alaimo updated the Cassadaga board of trustees during a recent meeting on the progress made with the compost dumpsite since the recently purchased wood chipper has been put to use. Alaimo and his crew have been going yard-by-yard picking up ...

City streets, roads seeing repairs

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Roads in the city of Dunkirk are undergoing maintenance following damage sustained from the past winter. City Public Works Director Randy Woodbury told the Public Works Committee last week that crews have been pothole patching. Even though Central Avenue will be milled and filled later this ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Day/Open House The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Day/Open House at its Adoption Center on Saturday, June 2 from 12 to 4 p.m. The center is located at 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk. Come to see the facility, and meet some of the ...

Dunkirk Public Library New Releases

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MEMORIALS In memory of DANIEL D. (BIG DAN) BIGELOW Kellerman, Night moves Patterson, Fifty fifty In memory of DOROTHY R. BOOTH Benedict, Carnegie’s maid In memory of CHRIS BROOKS Korman, Supergifted Patton, Very very very long dog In memory of FRANCINE A. BUCHANAN ...

Help select the next Laurel Run logo

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The OBSERVER’s community of readers is invited to help select the logo for the 2018 Laurel Memorial Run & Walk. Again this year, the Laurel Run planning committee held a contest seeking designs from area high school students. From the more than 70 designs that were submitted, designs ...

Girl Scouts honor those who served

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Troops 20003, 20311, 20249 and 20173 honored any and all of our country’s veterans by proudly marching in the parade Monday morning wearing red, white and blue with their Girl Scout uniform. They did it with a smile and a wave to everyone who lined the streets as we gathered to honor those ...

Three charged following altercation

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OBSERVER Staff Report HANOVER — Three out-of-county men were charged following an altercation that caused harm to two victims in the town of Hanover on Monday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the report of a physical altercation on Allegheny Road in the town. ...

Tribute to veterans

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Members of the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 Honor Guard gave tribute to veterans in 12 area cemeteries on Memorial Day Monday. Shown is the group in formation at the Charlotte Center Cemetery under the leadership of James Hayward. Chaplain Diane K. Shaw gave the opening prayer.

Peace Group to receive donations for Nicaraguans

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The Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace & Justice (CPJ) is continuing its program for humanitarian donations for poverty-stricken residents of the Central American nation of Nicaragua. CPJ is doing this in conjunction with Ann Marie Zon, a Catholic social worker from East Amherst, New York, ...

Cassadaga Job Corps announces information sessions and tours

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Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host tours and information sessions for interested applicants and their families today, May 31. They will start at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. Cassadaga Job Corps Academy offers no-cost career training in the healthcare, construction, and security ...

Girl Scouts walk in Memorial Day parade

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Once again, Girl Scout Troop 20158 participated in the Dunkirk Memorial Day Parade. The scouts feel honored to be among so many groups, bands and organizations that come out to pay their respects to all those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. They will never forget the great men and ...

Dairy plant closure forces French Creek farmer to end operations

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FRENCH CREEK — The loss of a contract to provide milk to an Erie, Pa., dairy plant is being felt locally as Thomas Gilkinson of Maleski’s Dairy Farm in French Creek is forced to sell his cows and farm equipment while he made his last delivery Wednesday. The upcoming closure of Meadow ...