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Closings continue today

November 19, 2014 With snow and bitter wind chills still scheduled in today’s forecast after Tuesday’s brutal lake-effect snowstorm, the long list of closings is continuing. more »»

Water tank rupture causes Fredonia school closure tomorrow

November 19, 2014 Fredonia Central Schools have canceled classes tomorrow due to reasons unrelated to the significant winter weathe. more »»

Lake snows pounding Dunkirk and Fredonia

November 18, 2014 Click on this link to view updates on our Twitter accounts: https://twitter. more »»

Common Council meeting canceled

November 18, 2014 The Dunkirk Common Council meeting scheduled for today at 5:30 p.m. has been canceled due to the weather. Council's next regular meeting is scheduled for Dec. 2. more »»

City, Fredonia issues travel ban

November 18, 2014 The city of Dunkirk Police and Public Works departments have issued a travel advisory for no unnecessary travel within the city of Dunkirk. more »»

Charter Commission debating changes

November 18, 2014 Four-year terms for Chautauqua County legislators are a future possibility. more »»

Harsh reminder

November 18, 2014 With harsh wintry conditions expected throughout today and some of Wednesday, including predictions of a couple feet of snow, area municipalities have been preparing their highway equipment to brace... more »»

Police release image of motorcycle sought following fatal crash

November 18, 2014 Local authorities are still seeking information regarding motorcycles that may have been involved in a fatal accident last week. more »»

Silver Creek trustee presses for evaluation of police services

November 18, 2014 SILVER CREEK — It has been about a year and a half since the village of Silver Creek signed an agreement with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, putting the village police force on hold. more »»

Slippery roads wreak havoc on drivers

November 18, 2014 Nearly 40 vehicle accidents occurred in just four hours Monday morning as a result of slippery road conditions, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. more »»

Silver Creek preparing for new middle school principal

November 17, 2014 SILVER CREEK — The search has begun for a new middle school principal in the Silver Creek School District. more »»

Lake-effect snow machine cranking up before winter

November 17, 2014 Ready or not, here it comes. With the National Weather Service in Buffalo predicting anywhere between 1 to 2 feet of snow for northern Chautauqua County, it looks like winter may be here to stay. more »»

Sheridan tax rate tumbles 24 percent

November 17, 2014 SHERIDAN — Property owners in the town of Sheridan will see a significant drop in their town tax bills next year — a 24 percent drop to be exact. The rate is expected to decrease to $4. more »»

Gerry family hosting foreign exchange student

November 17, 2014 By PAUL COOLEY Special to the OBSERVER GERRY — A lifelong dream of coming to America has become a reality for 17-year-old Josh Gedor as he has traveled 6,000 miles from his home in Nigeria to spend... more »»

Police release image of motorcycle sought following fatal crash

November 17, 2014 Local authorities are still seeking information regarding motorcyles that may have been involved in a fatal accident last wee. more »»

Gas prices dropping, but higher locally

November 16, 2014 Numbers continue to drop on local gas station signs entering the third week in Novembe. more »»

Spreading the shade

November 16, 2014 Although summer is months away, a former resident is spreading the shade. Fredonia native Mark Reininga has started a company and is selling sunglasses for a good cause. more »»

County sales tax revenue on the rise

November 16, 2014 Bleak sales tax revenue projections earlier in the year have taken a turn for the better in Chautauqua County. Although there was only a growth of. more »»

Proposed health clinic may have new location

November 16, 2014 GOWANDA — A proposed health clinic in the village of Gowanda may have a new location. more »»

Beacon shines light on legend

November 16, 2014 WESTFIELD — For centuries they have been guiding ships to safe harbors, but a local legend claims the Barcelona Harbor Lighthouse was also used to guide slaves to freedom during the famous... more »»



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