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Village man jailed following call for child medical issue

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SINCLAIRVILLE — A call for a child with an unknown medical issue in Sinclairville led to a charge of assault against the custodial parent. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 40 East Ave. address Thursday morning around 11 a.m. The Sinclairville Fire Department was on ...

3-year-old girl listed in stable condition

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JAMESTOWN — The 3-year-old girl injured in a reported assault at a Jamestown residence earlier this week is in “guarded, but stable” following surgery at a Buffalo hospital, the Jamestown Police Department said Thursday. The girl is being treated for a severe brain injury after she ...

Boil water order issued for Dunkirk city, town residents

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Dunkirk chief water plant operator Robert Lawrie came into work at 7 a.m. Wednesday. As of this morning, he has not been home. Lawrie has been dealing with a large leak as part of the water plant reconstruction project that has been ongoing. The large leak was discovered around 11 a.m. some 20 ...

State of the Village

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GOWANDA — The 2018 State of the Village of Gowanda presented a tax increase for next year’s budget, which has the lowest budget expenses, $3.1 million, and a gain in property tax revenue, $1.06 million, for the first time in a four-year span. For Gowanda residents located in Cattaraugus ...

Chautauqua County voice heard at HAB summit

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Chautauqua County had a big presence at the Harmful Algal Blooms Summit in Rochester this week. County Executive George Borrello said there were representatives from the County Legislature, the Soil and Water Conservation District and Chautauqua Lake organizations, among others. He said ...

Budget workshops continue in Fredonia

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Fredonia trustees shifted focus to the budget of the department of public works inside village hall earlier this week. But for a brief period, a trustee turned the discussion to the mayor’s involvement in what he called the trustees’ budget meeting. Mayor Athanasia Landis began to ...

Legislature passes wind farm resolution

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature approved a resolution requesting the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency not to approve further PILOT agreements for wind energy projects larger than five megawatts rated-capacity Wednesday night. In the public comment period, ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Silver Creek offices closed Friday The village of Silver Creek offices will be closed on Good Friday. Villenova Burial Association Spring Meeting The annual spring meeting of the Villenova Burial Association will be held Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Villenova Town Hall, 1094 ...

JCC’s career advantage program now features three degrees

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Two degree areas have been added to Jamestown Community College’s Career Advantage program. The program is designed to help adults, who are also balancing work and family commitments, complete a college degree in two years. Career Advantage students attend classes one night a week, ...

Ashville man charged with mischief

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ASHVILLE — Around 7:11 p.m. Wednesday, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in Ashville for a report of a verbal altercation between to subjects. Upon arrival it was found that Bryan L. Heath 58, of Ashville, was involved in a verbal altercation and started to ...

Association recognizes Evans

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Evans Town Board members hold a plaque presented to them over President’s Day weekend by the Association of Towns of New York State. The award is for being one of the first 20 towns to join the association. From left to right is Councilwoman Jeanne Macko, Supervisor Mary Hosler and Councilmen ...

Label Shopper taking over former Peebles location

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The former Peebles site won’t stay vacant for long as a new discount store looks to open sometime in mid- to late-April. Label Shopper, a division of Peter Harris Clothes, officially signed a lease Monday to occupy the site where Peebles previously operated on Vineyard Drive in the town of ...

Brooks/TLC merger complete

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OBSERVER Staff Report The merger process for Dunkirk’s Brooks Memorial Hospital and Irving’s TLC Health Network has officially culminated in the joint organization, now to be known as Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. The formal merger was made possible following the approval of the New ...

Man accused of striking 3-year-old girl in assault

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A 3-year-old girl was taken to a Buffalo hospital for emergency surgery after reportedly being struck in the head by her caregiver Tuesday morning. The girl was in surgery when Jamestown police announced the arrest of 28-year-old Joshua T. Berg for second-degree assault and endangering the ...

Three charged in two separate drug raids

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — Three people were arrested in two separate drug raids over the weekend less than four hours apart. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday at 12:50 a.m. the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Sheriff’s Office SWAT ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Pomfret Offices closed Friday All town of Pomfret offices will be closed Friday, March 30, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen Monday, April 2, with regular business hours. Town of Hanover offices closed Friday Town of Hanover offices will be closed Friday, March 30. Normal ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ≤ JAMESTOWN — Nicole Hutchison, 38, of Jamestown, allegedly failed to notify the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services of income earned within her household from June 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016. This unreported income ...

Dunkirk spring/summer parking regulations to change

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Spring and summer parking regulations in the city of Dunkirk will be taking effect for alternate and overnight parking with the following changes. Overnight Parking: Overnight Parking regulations on the main streets such as Central Avenue, Lakeshore Drive, Brigham Road, Doughty Street, Main ...

Reward offered following graffiti in village

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A village resident and former trustee is offering a $500 reward toward the apprehension and conviction of the individual(s) who spray painted signs and buildings last week. Trustee Doug Essek reported at Monday’s village board meeting that Marc Ruckman is offering the reward. The incident ...

Chautauqua County Farm Bureau members visit Albany

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ALBANY — Farmers from Chautauqua County Farm Bureau recently spent two days in Albany visiting with lawmakers to highlight the organization’s state public policy priorities for the year. They kicked things off with the popular Taste of New York Reception for state lawmakers, commissioners ...