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Andy Wolfanger wins Demo Derby title

July 31, 2016 OBSERVER Staff Report The winner of the 2016 Demolition Derby Championship on the last night of the Chautauqua County Fair Sunday was Andy Wolfanger of Livonia, who drove to completion in the Large... more »»

Pokemon being seen as education opportunity

July 31, 2016 The new Pokemon GO game has children’s and adults’ noses in their phones everywhere you look, but the Professional Development Team at Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES are choosing to see this ne... more »»

Open post forces look at pay

July 31, 2016 Finding a new economic development director may come down to the old adage: “You have to spend money to make money.” At least this is the feeling of some city of Dunkirk officials. more »»

Attempted robbery leads to shooting in Brocton

July 31, 2016 BROCTON — An attempted robbery and altercation has led to a shooting in the village of Brocton. According to Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies, at approximately 11:13 p.m. more »»

Big mess = big cost for city

July 30, 2016 Illegal dumping at the city of Dunkirk’s highway barn means the city is dumping money out of its pocketbook. more »»

Going to market

July 30, 2016 OBSERVER Photos by Amanda Dedie At top, the 4-H meat animal sale on Friday had more than 100 people in attendance to bid on the pigs, cattle, and more that had been raised for at least a year by... more »»

Hanover preps for Forestville dissolution

July 30, 2016 HANOVER — As many mothers and fathers of grown children know, once a parent, always a parent, and sometimes grown-ups still need Mom and Dad’s help. more »»

Sheridan hopes park wishes will be ‘granted’

July 30, 2016 SHERIDAN — Hugging the Lake Erie shore and costing less than $20 a night, Sheridan Bay Park is a town gem ... but, a little of its shine has dulled over the years. more »»

Jamestown man convicted of Fredonia burglary

July 29, 2016 MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man accused of burglarizing the same Fredonia home twice in five years has been convicted of second-degree burglary. more »»

Little rain is boost to fair

July 29, 2016 The drought watch, which was issued on July 16, and has affected families, homes, businesses, farms and wildlife everywhere in New York state, but has failed to negatively impact at least one entity... more »»

HIGH FIVE: Sounds of babies, big engines

July 29, 2016 OBSERVER?Photos by Amanda Dedie Top: A happy group of competitors in the baby parade Thursday at the Chautauqua County Fair. Upper left: Michael Chamberlin of Cassadaga and his mom. more »»

Today at the Fair

July 29, 2016 BUDWEISER GRANDSTAND Loud Performance ATV Show – 7 p.m. ARTHUR R. MAYTUM FAMILY THEATER ¯ 12, 3:30, 7:15 p.m. – Extreme Illusions & Escapes starring Josh Knots & Lea ¯ 12:45, 4:30, 6:45 p.m. more »»

County rejects takeover

July 29, 2016 The transfer of a main thoroughfare in the village of Fredonia to Chautauqua County will not take place after all. more »»

Masonic ID program at the fair

July 28, 2016 The New York Masonic Safety ID Program continues to be the only non-law enforcement organization recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the New York State Missing... more »»

The Muirgen will lead Dunkirk’s Boat Parade

July 28, 2016 For the first time in recent Dunkirk history, the Beach Bash for the weekend of Aug. 5-6 will include a boat parade. more »»

Legislators tackle local laws on term limits and elected officials’ salaries

July 28, 2016 MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature voted to hear the opinion of the people regarding legislators term limits on Tuesday night. more »»

Hometown country star’s video debut Friday

July 28, 2016 Rising country music star Ruthie Collins recently filmed her first CMT video for “Dear Dolly” at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, and it debuts Friday. more »»

Shaking it up at the fair

July 28, 2016 Top: The Advanced Tap Danza! Performing Arts group did a tap dance to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars. more »»

Our annual traffic jam

July 27, 2016 Not a single spot was empty in the grandstands during the Chautauqua County Fair Demolition Derby Tuesday night, and not a single eardrum was safe from the crashes, bangs and crunches echoing from... more »»

Four charged in city burglary

July 27, 2016 Three teenagers and one adult have been arrested for an alleged burglary in the city of Dunkirk. According to police, on Sunday at about 6 a.m. more »»

 
 

 

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