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Manslaughter proved

July 29, 2014 MAYVILLE — Jason Wells has been found guilty of the lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter in the death of his friend and neighbor, Ruth Schumacher Fisk. more »»

 
 
 
City officials have budget concerns

July 29, 2014 Will there be enough money to cover the city of Dunkirk’s bills come year’s end? That was a concern members of the Common Council expressed Monday during a meeting of its Finance Committee. more »»

Done and gone

July 29, 2014 A calm filtered across the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds Monday as workers packed up tents, took away food carts and cleaned up the barns. Another banner week at the fair has come to an end. more »»

$2.1M federal wastewater grant coming to Westfield

July 29, 2014 WESTFIELD — North county grape processing companies are set to receive some financial relief thanks to a $2.1 million federal grant for upgrades to Westfield’s wastewater treatment facility. U.S. more »»

Loose livestock continues to plague Hanover

July 29, 2014 HANOVER — Cows and livestock animals are a common sight in the rural areas of the town of Hanover, but animals running loose has posed concerns with neighbors and motorists about safety. more »»

Robertson closes campaign funding gap with Reed

July 28, 2014 The money war rages on between 23rd Congressional District candidates Tom Reed and Martha Robertson. more »»

Area dairy farms receive grant funding

July 28, 2014 Six dairy farms in Chau-tauqua and Cattaraugus counties will be receiving nearly $2 million to preserve the quality of local watersheds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the award of $13. more »»

Brocton and Portland leaders discuss possible options for bank space

July 28, 2014 BROCTON — Aside from decision makers for their township, the councilmen of Portland are advocates, and members of the Brocton/Portland business community want town and village voices to be heard... more »»

Officials re-route early morning landfill traffic

July 28, 2014 ELLERY — Local officials have responded to residents’ concerns about noise near the Chautauqua County Landfill in Ellery. more »»

Corey Near wins Chautauqua County Fair Demolition Derby finale

July 28, 2014 With a chance to reach the state demolition derby championship up for grabs, 14 cars took part in the large car feature Sunday evening at the Budweiser Grandstand on the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. more »»

WELLS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER

July 28, 2014 Jason Wells has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter today in Chautauqua County Court. Deliberations began Friday and continued this morning by a 12-panel member jury. more »»

Remembering Darren

July 27, 2014 BROCTON — Good memories will literally be running the streets of Brocton on August 2. more »»

Goodell responds to Cuomo allegations

July 27, 2014 Just as Gov. Andrew Cuomo seemed to be building trust in his efforts to “clean up Albany,” a report released this week by the New York Times has Republicans up in arms. more »»

Task force to seek information on Forestville’s viability

July 27, 2014 FORESTVILLE — No matter one’s stance on whether the village of Forestville dissolves, a task force was created with the primary goal to inform the communit. more »»

Cattaraugus, Warren fairs outdo Chautauqua for musical acts

July 27, 2014 While summertime is popular for concerts and county fairs, many counties are combining the two. Many neighboring county fairs offer paid concerts featuring well-known artists. more »»

4-H holds annual meat auction

July 26, 2014 Family honored traditions set in stone made a huge hit at the Chautauqua County Fair Friday afternoon. more »»

Jury to continue deliberations Monday

July 26, 2014 MAYVILLE — Jurors took control of Jason Wells’ future early Friday afternoon in Chautauqua County Court as they began their deliberations on whether he is innocent, guilty or not responsible for... more »»

Executive director of Fredonia Incubator leaving

July 26, 2014 Special to the OBSERVER The State University of New York at Fredonia announced Friday that the Fredonia Technology Incubator will enter a transition phase with the pending departure of its executive... more »»

Man charged following armed robbery of Amish shop

July 26, 2014 CONEWANGO — A Cherry Creek man has been arrested following an armed robbery of an Amish shop owner. According to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. more »»

Westfield Arts and Crafts festival kicks off strong

July 26, 2014 WESTFIELD – Friday was pure sunshine and blue skies, idyllic weather for the Arts and Crafts Festival in the heart of Westfield village. more »»

Engine roaring fun

July 25, 2014 The Budweiser Grandstand saw a large crowd as fair-goers watched the Empire State Tractor Pull Thursday evening at the 131st Chautauqua County Fair. more »»

 
 

Aerobics by Catherine July 29, 2014

9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk. All seniors are welcome. Donation is . more »

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Giant visit: Getting him here

July 21, 2014 Internationally known artist Peter Wolf Toth will be in Dunkirk through the end of this month. more »

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