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

May 28, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES — In Sunday’s OBSERVER we will publish a list of area Memorial Day services scheduled. more »»

‘Staff errors’ Doing the crime, staying overtime

May 27, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

State law: Possible toast to Sundays

May 26, 2016 Area wineries — and restaurants — may want to toast a proposal by state Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor is proposing legislation to allow sales from 8 a.m. to noon Sundays of alcoholic beverages. more »»

Brushing up on area works

May 25, 2016 Take in the arrival of spring temperatures — as well as area artists this weekend. more »»

UNIVERSITY: Seeking input on future

May 24, 2016 One of the greatest economic engines in this region is the State University of New York at Fredonia. more »»

Schools: ‘Team approach’ has rewards

May 23, 2016 In recent years, Chautauqua County School Boards Association President Sylvester Cleary has seen the rewards that come from our system of education. more »»

Choices fill job market

May 22, 2016 Most of the major concerns from our community since February regarding the exciting Athenex project in the town of Dunkirk is what type of jobs will be available to those seeking employment in the... more »»

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

May 21, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST ON RIGHT TRACK — Dunkirk’s history with trains was on display last weekend at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. more »»

Having results for spending

May 20, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Age change should go statewide

May 19, 2016 On Tuesday, County Executive Vince Horrigan signed a local law to increase the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to a minimum 21 years of age in Chautauqua Count. more »»

WATER: County contest in poor taste

May 18, 2016 Less than a week after a water emergency in Sinclairville, Chautauqua County’s Health Department held its annual best-tasting water contest in the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood where the city of... more »»

A lesson from Toronto

May 17, 2016 We in journalism often hear the constant complaint that we are too negative. But you do not have to look too far to the north to find out why good news gets trumped by the bad. more »»

Dunkirk: Solid choice in leadership

May 16, 2016 Gary Cerne, for almost a decade, brought a new attitude to the Dunkirk City School District. Before his leadership, there were mistakes. Teachers were consistently fighting with the administration. more »»

Approving tax increases

May 15, 2016 Your vote on Tuesday is needed by your local school districts and the candidates for the Board of Education. more »»

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

May 14, 2016 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST EARNING HIS EAGLE — Congratulations to Trevor Cole, a member of Boy Scout Troop 252 in Silver Creek. more »»

Dependence may be growing

May 13, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

ARKWRIGHT: Who isn’t doing their job?

May 12, 2016 Arkwright Building and Code Enforcement Officer Joe Sorrento admits he doesn’t like enforcing the town’s zoning code. He hasn’t been addressing the issue of junk vehicles. more »»

SCHOOLS: Stage excellence in our area

May 11, 2016 Two area schools are in the running for some significant awards. Both Forestville and Fredonia schools as well as student actors have been nominated for the Kenny Awards in Buffalo this Saturda. more »»

Albany still a mess

May 10, 2016 Albany hasn’t changed at all. Although some legislators tout very modest ethics reforms, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara continues to dig and uncover misconduct within the state’s leadership. more »»

Wages: Mandate also hits business

May 9, 2016 Private-sector and small business are not the only ones starting to realize the pinch of the rising minimum wage in New York state. more »»



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