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Beach bash a fun end to the summer in city

August 7, 2016 It’s sad to say, but the summer is almost over. The city of Dunkirk aimed to end it on a high note with the annual Chadwick Bay Beach Bash Saturday. more »»

Area EMTs are trained for worst-case scenarios

August 7, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles that examine preparations in the area for the horrors of mass shootings. This article focuses on emergency medical technicians. more »»

City name to be major movie

August 6, 2016 Come this time next year you can see “Dunkirk” on the big screen. It won’t be about Dunkirk, NY, though — rather Dunkirk, France. more »»

Incidents down, Monster truck show a big hit at fair

August 6, 2016 The fairgrounds seem empty now, without a plethora of people flooding the gates and the Ferris Wheel lights illuminating the sky every night. more »»

14-year-old responsible for Wednesday rollover

August 6, 2016 A 14-year-old Brocton boy is apparently responsible for the theft and rollover accident of a pickup truck on Wednesday on Webster Road in the town of Pomfret. more »»

‘Political satire’ artist claims dead Hillary gag was all in good fun

August 6, 2016 In the midst of one of the most hotly debated political elections in history, nothing seems out of bounds — or at least that’s what Dunkirk’s John Giordano thought. more »»

The Playground Drama Camp to celebrate 10 year anniversary

August 6, 2016 The Playground Drama Camp, hosted at SUNY Fredonia, hits center stage again for its 10th anniversary on Aug. 8. more »»

WEX card passes, but questions still linger

August 5, 2016 After three months in committee, questions were still buzzing around a proposed resolution to change the way the city of Dunkirk fuels its vehicles. First Ward Councilman Don Williams Jr. more »»

Gowanda looks to replace water meters

August 5, 2016 GOWANDA — At a Gowanda Village Board meeting, Jason Opferbeck, Department of Public Works supervisor and chief water treatment plant operator, gave a presentation on the importance of replacing the... more »»

Sign on the dotted line?

August 5, 2016 FORESTVILLE — Some Forestville officials are hoping to throw a monkey wrench — or roughly 125 of them — into the already-turning gears of the village's dissolution process. more »»

Academic adventure

August 5, 2016 Laughter and applause echoed around the State University of New York at Fredonia Williams Center Thursday as 36 area students celebrated the culmination of a six-week academic adventure. more »»

Pomfret inches closer to solar fields law

August 4, 2016 The sun may set on the town of Pomfret’s solar fields moratorium in the not-so-distant future. more »»

Gowanda Middle School underperforming

August 4, 2016 GOWANDA — The primary focus surrounding the Gowanda Central School District is its academics. The state deemed the district as a focus district as well as the middle school a focused schoo. more »»

Past budget choice cost city $23,000

August 4, 2016 Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes the budget process can be murky. more »»

Manhunt: Accident in Pomfret

August 4, 2016 A rollover accident around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Webster Road in the town of Pomfret sparked a manhunt for the driver, who allegedly stole the vehicl. more »»

Arkwright doesn’t want animals trapped in city released within town

August 3, 2016 ARKWRIGHT — An Arkwright Town Board member isn’t happy after a previous OBSERVER article reported that Dunkirk’s Animal Control Officer Steve Purol has a 100-acre family farm that he’s been using to... more »»

It’s first-come, first-served for NY transitional funds

August 3, 2016 A first-come, first-served policy on funds to help fill the gap left by reduced payment in lieu of tax payments from shuttered power plants has local officials preparing for the announcement of... more »»

Dunkirk Police Dept. hosts 23rd annual National Night Out

August 3, 2016 Families were drawn to Washington Park Tuesday night as Dunkirk Police Department put on its 23rd annual National Night Out, a nationwide celebration designed to give strength to neighborhood crime... more »»

City trapped in contract

August 2, 2016 Squirrels and moles and snakes, oh my! Nuisance animal calls have maxed out the city of Dunkirk’s animal control officer’s trapping one-year contract in one month. more »»

‘FAIR’ THEE WELL: Vendors pack up

August 2, 2016 OBSERVER Photo by Amanda Dedie On Monday, the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds were being cleared out from the thrilling festivities last week. more »»



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