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Towns last line of defense

September 27, 2016 What’s happening at the Cassadaga Cemetery is not uncommon at other sites around the region. more »»

HOSPITAL: Keeping area in the loop

September 26, 2016 For nearly eight years, whatever happened at Brooks Memorial Hospital was done under a shroud of secrecy. Since last March, things have definitely taken a turn for the bette. more »»

City needs bold move

September 25, 2016 How serious is Dunkirk Common Council when it comes to dealing with its budget problems? We will see soon, especially since Mayor Willie Rosas has floated a proposal regarding a financial... more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

September 24, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST STUDENT EXPERIENCE — We want to applaud Savannah Karcz. more »»

Need to call it what it is

September 23, 2016 Less than a week after the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, residents of New York, New Jersey and Minnesota were under attack again over the weeken. more »»

Markings seem misplaced

September 22, 2016 Recently in the city of Dunkirk there have been some new pavement pictures called “sharrows.” The pictures show a bicycle and above it are two arrows pointing the direction to go with traffic. more »»

LAWSUIT: Education verdict adds up

September 21, 2016 Eight city schools, including one in Chautauqua County, came up empty in an attempt to receive more state aid dating back to 2007. more »»

Small change avoids problem

September 20, 2016 More changes are coming tonight to the city of Dunkirk. A new Department of Public Works chief and city attorney will be named. That is all small potatoes. more »»

Energy: Tough pitch for renewables

September 19, 2016 During Congressional candidate’s John Plumb’s visit to Dunkirk last week, he announced a call for creating and maintaining jobs in the regio. more »»

Seeing light as leaders

September 18, 2016 Other than doing just enough to maintain a struggling status quo, what else do municipalities do to better the lives of their residents? That has to be a question for many who attend or speak at tow... more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

September 17, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST BUSY WEEKENDS — This weekend, catch the fun at the Silver Creek Festival of Grapes. There’s also the D’Vine Experience in Westfield today. more »»

Country’s threat very real

September 16, 2016 The loud yawn you may have heard last weekend came from across the Pacific Ocean, in Pyongyang, North Kore. more »»

Simple solution for beach

September 15, 2016 Cassadaga officials are re-thinking its beach practices after this summer. The beach was sparsely attended in the evening, even though the village kept the gate unlocked. more »»

FOOTBALL: Five districts, great spirit

September 14, 2016 It may have been the most entertaining game of the young high school football season. more »»

To-do list grows in city

September 13, 2016 It has been anything but a smooth road recently for Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas. more »»

MDA: Community still gives

September 12, 2016 From 1966 to 2014 the MDA telethon ran every year on Labor Day weekend. You could tune in all weekend and see Hollywood entertainers working hard in their field, as the telephones kept ringing. more »»

Compensation drives budget

September 11, 2016 There’s great reason to be skeptical about a new position in the city of Dunkirk regarding a human resources director. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

September 10, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST CITY POLICE OFFICER — Libby Korytko MacDougall posted this on the Dunkirk Police Department’s Facebook page on Aug. 31. more »»

A resurgence in pandas

September 9, 2016 China’s brutality in punishing criminals makes it easier for the government to enforce its will, of course. Still, Beijing deserves credit for a striking achievement in conservatio. more »»

A somber anniversary

September 8, 2016 Ten years ago today, a man who terrorized police and created chaos throughout Chautauqua County was captured. Ralph “Bucky” Phillips was taken into custody in Warren County on Sept. more »»

FUNDRAISER: Scoring support for Brennan

September 7, 2016 On July 10, correspondent Marilyn Kurzawa introduced a number of OBSERVER readers to Brennen. A spunky youngster from Brocton, Brennen suffers from progeria. more »»



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