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Six of one, half a dozen of the other: Clarifications, wording changes made in ELA, math standards

October 10, 2016 New draft standards were announced in September by the New York state commissioner of Education, but how much has really changed? The short answer: some, but not in a sweeping, unrecognizable way. more »»

Few details in Pomfret crash

October 10, 2016 A vehicle ran off Fredonia-Stockton Road in the town of Pomfret Sunday at about 6:30 p.m., ending up almost on its roof in a ditch. more »»

Community Calendar

October 10, 2016 All items on the calendar are subject to cancellations. Please call meeting organizers to confirm the meeting is still scheduled. more »»

Trump's comments on women trigger outrage from all corners

October 9, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — On a bus headed to the set of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" in 2005, Donald Trump was secretly recorded saying he was drawn like a magnet to beautiful women. more »»

Parent Teacher Student Association extends membership drive in Silver Creek

October 9, 2016 SILVER CREEK — The Parent Teacher Student Association in the Silver Creek Central School District is extending its fall membership drive through the end of October with a goal of getting more... more »»

Westfield board eyeballs visibility issues

October 9, 2016 WESTFIELD — Visibility in Westfield when driving is not the easiest thing. more »»

Gowanda student represents state at future medical leaders conference

October 9, 2016 By ANDREW DAVID KUCZKOWSKI OBSERVER Staff Writer GOWANDA — In high school, you kind of know what you’re doing in the future, or at least pretend to. But then you learn quickly that there’s more to it. more »»

Jamestown officials will adhere to state audit's recommendations

October 9, 2016 JAMESTOWN?— Dealing with criticism can be difficult. However, at times, it is necessary in order to make improvements. more »»

Young, Hyson talk ways to deal with drug crisis

October 9, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series on a debate held by The Post-Journal and the OBSERVER between Republican state Sen. Cathy Young and Democratic opponent Lee Hyso. more »»

Law enforcement endorsements for Patrick Swanson piling up

October 8, 2016 Having already been named the choice of the Chautauqua County Association of Chiefs of Police and Jamestown Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association for Chautauqua County District Attorney, Acting... more »»

Stream restoration begins Prendergast Creek

October 8, 2016 CHAUTAUQUA — A section of Prendergast Creek in the town of Chautauqua will soon benefit from the work of several local partners through the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Water Quality... more »»

Gowanda High School students want diverse electives

October 8, 2016 GOWANDA — Electives are on the bottom of the list for most school districts. more »»

Students get educated on election process

October 8, 2016 BROCTON — Tonya Cornelius’ classroom at Brocton Central School District saw some enriching new methods to teaching the social studies curriculum. more »»

Funding to bring 185 bullet-proof vest to area police

October 8, 2016 About 185 new bullet-proof vests will be provided to a number of area police departments, thanks to some federal funding. U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $808,198. more »»

Groups join CASAC for Recovery Walk

October 8, 2016 Like walking a long journey, recovery from addiction is done one step at a time. more »»

First Niagara closes its doors

October 8, 2016 Friday was the final day for First Niagara in Western New York, including the location at 401 Central Avenue in the city of Dunkirk. First Niagara is consolidating with KeyBank. more »»

Citywide fire drill set for Tuesday

October 8, 2016 This past week, the City of Dunkirk Fire Department along with many fire departments across the nation celebrated Fire Prevention Week by educating children of the dangers of fire and with many... more »»

Pine Valley discusses student safety

October 8, 2016 SOUTH DAYTON — At a recent meeting, the Pine Valley Central School Board of Education discussed a number of improvements to the school’s inner workings that will hopefully better the schooling and... more »»

Train hits motorcyclist in mino city accident

October 7, 2016 Submitted Photo The City of Dunkirk Fire Department reports a motorcyclist was struck by a CSX train on Route 60 near Doughty Street around 6 p.m. Thursday. more »»

DiNapoli audit finds progress in land banks

October 7, 2016 State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli today released a report on the progress regional land banks are making in helping communities fight blight and address zombie properties. more »»



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