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Seneca Nation observing National Disability Awareness Month

October 21, 2014 IRVING — Seneca Nation of Indians Employment & Training Department has announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place... more »»

Cuomo announces $10 million grant to support emergency services dispatching

October 21, 2014 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced a total of $10 million in grants have been awarded across New York state, including more than $360,000 locally, to support emergency response operations. more »»

New documents detail Tom Reed’s alleged violation of House ethics rules

October 21, 2014 Martha Robertson’s campaign Monday submitted new documentation to the House Committee on Ethics that appear to prove Congressman Thomas Reed violated House ethics rules. more »»

Parade route and trick or treat hours change

October 21, 2014 BROCTON — Brocton will be trying something new this Halloween as costumed youth head out in search of candy. more »»

Operation Safe Stop focuses on school bus safety

October 21, 2014 ANGOLA — National School Bus Safety week is the third week of October each year. more »»

Young calls for travel ban as part of response to Ebola

October 21, 2014 Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) is calling on President Obama to enact an immediate travel ban on passengers flying from West Africa to the United States to contain the spread of Ebol. more »»

Families to make holiday cards for soldiers Wednesday

October 21, 2014 JAMESTOWN — Pren-dergast Library will offer an opportunity to make holiday cards for men and women serving in the Armed Forces at 7 p.m. Wednesday. more »»

Staff member praised for work

October 21, 2014 Fredonia school board President Michael Bobseine commended District Clerk Wendy Heslink for becoming the vice president and membership chairperson for the current membership year of the National... more »»

Jackson Center to host continuing education seminar

October 20, 2014 JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center will host a free continuing education seminar titled, “Tinkering with the Law” on Oct. 28. Doors will open for attendees at 8 a.m. Randall J. more »»

Driver uninjured after car slams into bridge

October 20, 2014 SHERIDAN — A 23-year-old driver miraculously escaped injury after his vehicle reportedly slammed into a bridge abutment Saturday night on Creek Road in the town of Sherida. more »»

Community Calendar

October 20, 2014 All items on the calendar are subject to cancellations. Please call meeting organizers to confirm the meeting is still scheduled. more »»

Extended hours for absentee voting announced

October 20, 2014 MAYVILLE — The Chau-tauqua County Board of Elections will open extended hours this week and next to accommodate absentee voters for the Nov. more »»

Stockton board discusses state audit

October 20, 2014 STOCKTON — A New York State Comptroller audit has shaken up Stockton Town Board officials. The topic took center stage at a recent town board meetin. more »»

Military history display, talk Tuesday

October 20, 2014 Bruce Swanson displays a World War II poster he has provided to Prendergast Library for a military display in conjunction with Stanley Weintraub’s talk “Escape Into Christmas: Korea 1950” at 7 p.m. more »»


October 19, 2014 Heroes come in all sizes and guises. Sometimes they wear a cape and save Metropolis. Sometimes they carry a rifle and serve their country. more »»

Support repowering of Dunkirk NRG at the PSC hearings Oct. 23

October 19, 2014 President & CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier The Repower Dunkirk project needs your support! The New York... more »»

Arts, politics to mix Wednesday in Westfield

October 19, 2014 WESTFIELD — In an effort to highlight two of our area’s great assets, Assemblyman Andy Goodell is holding a fund-raising reception Wednesday highlighting both the Grape Discovery Center and the Nort... more »»

Chautauqua County is prepared for Ebola virus

October 19, 2014 Special to the OBSERVER MAYVILLE — In Chautauqua County, health officials have been working with the New York State Department of Health, Emergency Services staff, law enforcement, local hospitals... more »»

Seneca presidential candidate decries mine expansion

October 19, 2014 ALLEGANY TERRITORY, SALAMANCA — Darlene Miller, a tribal spiritual leader running to become the first woman president of the Seneca Nation of Indians, has urged those involved in expansion of a road... more »»


Community Wide Food Drive October 21, 2014

Runs Oct. 19 through Oct. 24 during regular business hours of participating Fredonia businesses and offices, which will display orange signs. Needs include non-perishables, but all items are welcome. All donations benefit the Fredonia Food Pantry at Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. more »

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Election 2014: Yochim speaks against tax cap

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