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Fredonia to explore moving its cramped police station

January 20, 2016 Home may be where the proverbial heart is, but Fredonia officials are looking to transplant the village police department’s heart from its cramped and crumbling headquarters on the ground level of... more »»

Council meeting a ‘quickie’

January 20, 2016 It was over in short order when the Dunkirk Common Council met Tuesday. more »»

Former resident talks stepmothering on Steve Harvey

January 20, 2016 VICTOR — Former Dunkirk resident Brenda Ockun, founder and publisher of StepMom Magazine, will appear on Thursday’s episode of the “Steve Harvey” daytime talk show. more »»

Forestville mayor hires daughter-in-law as clerk

January 20, 2016 FORESTVILLE — While some residents would argue everyone is related in a small village like Forestville, others were concerned about nepotism when the mayor announced his daughter-in-law would serve... more »»

Dash in handcuffs ends in capture

January 19, 2016 GOWANDA — It’s hard to run away when your hands are pinned behind your back by a pair of police-issued bracelets. Yet that’s just what Benjamin T. Brant, 35, of Gowanda allegedly tried to do on Jan. more »»

Union leader: Changes are coming to Falconer plant

January 19, 2016 FALCONER — A union leader representing workers at RHI Monofrax said corporate leaders are discussing options that would create changes for the Falconer plant. more »»

Water quality issues ‘boil’ down to emergency project for Pine Valley

January 19, 2016 SOUTH DAYTON — Water quality issues at Pine Valley Central School will necessitate up to $60,000 in emergency project dollars — and that’s more than just a drop in the bucket. more »»

Radio donation softens blow for Westfield

January 19, 2016 WESTFIELD — Through donations by the Chau-tauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Motorola, the village of Westfield was recently able to save upward of $22,000 on its impending mandated radio purchase. more »»

‘The Measure of a Man’

January 19, 2016 The weather was perfect. That was the word from Loretta Slaton Torain as she welcomed a large gathering to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge on Monday. more »»

Help available for those who want it

January 18, 2016 It sometimes seems the city of Dunkirk and surrounding municipalities like to think they don’t have much in common with each other. more »»

Gov. Cuomo proposes competition to revitalize upstate airports

January 18, 2016 With plans to enhance Upstate New York’s airports, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a competition with $200 million at stake. more »»

Jeff Thauer benefit set for Saturday

January 18, 2016 When Dunkirk resident Jeff Thauer went for his yearly colonoscopy screening, he never thought the results would indicate inoperable neuroendocrine carcinoma cancer. more »»

Declining enrollment

January 17, 2016 The population loss in Western New York isn’t just affecting the number of representatives being sent to Washington, it is also affecting the number of new faces coming to the State University of Ne... more »»

City rollover crash injures one

January 17, 2016 OBSERVER Staff Report A two-car accident near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Fourth Street in the city late this morning sent one of the drivers to Brooks Memorial Hospital with minor... more »»

‘Big Brother’ champ returns to his classes at Fredonia

January 17, 2016 Last year turned out to be a whirlwind of a year for one State University of New York at Fredonia student, but while the perks of fame may continue on for him, being a celebrity is taking a backseat... more »»

Empty Bowls Project raised $31K for food

January 17, 2016 The Chautauqua Area Potters extends heartfelt thanks to the Chautauqua County public for its enthusiastic support of the 2015 Empty Bowls Project. more »»

KNOCKED OVER: One injured in city crash

January 17, 2016 A two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Washington Avenue and East Fourth Street in the city late Sunday morning sent one of the drivers to Brooks Memorial Hospital with reportedly minor... more »»

Safety on the tracks

January 17, 2016 The train blockage of the Sunset Bay and Hanford Bay railroad crossings and reports of explosive derailments around the country have kept train safety at the forefront for county leaders and first... more »»

League of Women Voters discusses safety of oil cars

January 17, 2016 Would you be comfortable allowing hundreds of highly-explosive bombs to be transported through your neighborhood nearly every day? If you live in one of the many municipalities containing railroads,... more »»

Municipal consolidation competition encourages savings

January 17, 2016 A competition geared toward municipal consolidation and efficiency in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016 list of proposals is encouraging taxpayer saving. more »»

 
 

 

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