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Grape harvest: Too much of a good thing

October 8, 2015 With Carriage House no longer here, some local grape growers are searching for a market for their product, with limited success. more »»

Fredonia: Alert magnifies minor event

October 7, 2015 Officials at the State University of Fredonia were less than pleased a minor event last week became a major story in a matter of minutes. It happened on Sept. more »»

Real trouble behind scenes

October 6, 2015 This is the United States of America, where the government is not supposed to attempt to intimidate members of the press, use the Internal Revenue Service to harass opponents of the White House,... more »»

Wind turbines: New proposals no breeze

October 5, 2015 Over the last decade, there has been a lot of talk about constructing wind towers in Chautauqua County. There was a proposal to put in wind turbines in the Westfield and Ripley area. more »»

City’s smart decision

October 4, 2015 Katlyn Lawton of Pine Valley is part of an exclusive group. She is one of nearly 40 students from around the region to participate in the initial class of the P-TECH program. more »»

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

October 3, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST COBURN RESPONSE — We want to applaud everyone who helped out the residents of the Coburn Building on Central Avenue, Dunkirk after a partia... more »»

Discovery proves program need

October 2, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

COLLAPSE: No injuries is a miracle

October 1, 2015 Just feet from the OBSERVER building on East Second Street sits the Coburn Block building. It was just after noon when some of our staff heard something outside. Some thought it was a train. more »»

Television: Paying more for local TV

September 30, 2015 Buffalo television Channels 2 and 4 have a warning for satellite television viewers: pay more or go without. more »»

Smaller boards, same problems

September 29, 2015 In case you have not noticed, there is some discussion to our north about the Hamburg Town Board. In 2009, residents voted to decrease the size of its representation from five members to thre. more »»

County: Your taxes are going up

September 28, 2015 Do not get too giddy over the property tax rate decrease as proposed by County Executive Vince Horrigan. more »»

Revenues and a ‘problem’

September 27, 2015 During a recent radio interview, Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe told listeners about one of the worst-kept secrets in the village: “We have a drug problem in our community,” he said on WDOE earlier... more »»

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

September 26, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST BIG BROTHER CHAMP — Congratulations to Steve Moses. The Gouverneur, N.Y. more »»

Getting shot for prevention

September 25, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Villenova: Tax cap not working

September 24, 2015 For the fourth year in a row, the town of Villenova has decided to override New York state’s property tax ca. more »»

Advocacy: Stepping up against abuse

September 23, 2015 How can you help take a step to prevent child abuse in Chautauqua County? One way is by participating in the second Step Up for Kids 5K Run/Walk and the Kids’ Hero Run this Sunday. more »»

Doing business close to home

September 22, 2015 It was a tidbit of news, but a significant step in the town of Hanover. more »»

County Home: Genesee gets out of business

September 21, 2015 Chautauqua County was not alone when it decided in 2014 — in an emotional vote — to sell its nursing hom. more »»

Attorney crosses line

September 20, 2015 Even when we do not agree with what elected officials say, we see a need for them to speak their mind at municipal meetings. more »»

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

September 19, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST FEEDING FREDONIA — Last year a group of concerned Fredonia residents decided to try to make a difference by holding a week-long food drive t... more »»



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