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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 »»

Keep developments on the radar

September 18, 2015 For decades, with both Democrats and Republicans in the White House, North Korea’s supremely brutal family dictatorship was able to get away with military blackmail. The U.S. more »»

Sidewalks: Perrysburg has options

September 17, 2015 For years, the village of Perrysburg plowed sidewalks. It was a nice benefit for residents who were paying that village tax. Eventually Perrysburg residents decided to dissolve the village. more »»

Fredonia: Election has a full slate

September 16, 2015 New faces — and some familiar — have stepped forward to run in November’s village of Fredonia elections. That, for all intents and purposes, is a good thing. more »»

Ban support filtering in

September 15, 2015 Erie County has begun a trend that is closely being followed by Chautauqua County and now Albany County. more »»

Primary brings early change

September 14, 2015 It is not often an election is won in September. But that appears to be the case in Dunkirk. On Thursday night, Councilman at-large Willie Rosas won the Democratic nomination in a primary vote. more »»

Cuomo is tipping left

September 13, 2015 Will the real Gov. Andrew Cuomo please stand up? After a first term as a fairly middle-of-the-road leader when he made business development a priority, his direction seems to be wavering to the lef. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

September 12, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST BUSY WEEKEND — Put your running shoes on if you hope to catch all the events this weekend. more »»



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