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More FEMA funds for Lake Shore

March 22, 2014 More help for the financially strapped Lake Shore Hospital has arrived. Congressman Tom Reed gave an update Friday on the status of funding owed to Lake Shore Hospital. Reed said approximately $1. more »»

Ripley Town Hall could get facelift

March 22, 2014 RIPLEY — If all goes well, an eyesore on Main Street in Ripley could get a face-lif. more »»

Businesses worried about Carriage House’s pending closure

March 22, 2014 The community is feeling the loss of the Carriage House after it was announced Wednesday the factory would close and its operations shipped to Buckner, Ky., Sylvester, Ga. and Streator, Il. more »»

Fredonia has $1.5M gap

March 21, 2014 The announcement of Carriage House’s closure and elimination of about 425 jobs by February could not come at a worse time for village of Fredonia officials, who are knee-deep in the budget process... more »»

New leadership

March 21, 2014 GOWANDA — There will be a new face to lead the Gowanda Central School District into the 2014-2015 school year. The new superintendent for the district was announced at a recent board meetin. more »»

ConAgra earnings continues to soar

March 21, 2014 OMAHA, Neb. more »»

Legislature panel laments Carriage House closure

March 21, 2014 MAYVILLE — The Plan-ning and Economic Devel-opment Committee had a short agenda for its monthly meeting. more »»

Arrest made in gun incident

March 21, 2014 A Dunkirk man is facing several charges following an incident involving a gun early this morning in Fredonia. The Fredonia Police Department reported that Devon L. Wilson, 30, of 411 Lord St. more »»


March 20, 2014 More than 400 people will be looking for work as ConAgra has announced it will be closing its Fredonia and Dunkirk facilities, with February as the projected date when the plants will be closed... more »»

Local man charged with burglary, menacing, possession of weapon

March 20, 2014 OBSERVER Staff Report A Dunkirk man is facing several charges following an incident involving a gun early this morning in Fredonia. The Fredonia Police Department reportd that Devon . more »»

Company’s decision leaves leaders ‘angered’

March 20, 2014 With Wednesday’s news of Carriage House’s closure and elimination of about 425 jobs by February, area officials are scrambling to see what can be done to save its facilities from turning into an... more »»

News disappoints former president

March 20, 2014 In the garage owned by Doug Manly is a small plaque with two $1 bills. It hangs as a reminder of the Fredonia Red Wing plant’s venture into the peanut butter business. more »»

Fracking the topic for County Legislators

March 20, 2014 MAYVILLE — Fourteen Chautauqua County Legislators attended a special session Wednesday night to learn about high volume hydraulic fracking. more »»


March 19, 2014 The Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia will be closing by 2015, according to information from area union and Con Agra officials. Currently, both locations employ nearly 400 workers. more »»

12:30 p.m.: Union president says workers 'devastated'

March 19, 2014 Tom Dickerson is the president of SEIU Local 266 NCFO, which represents the union workers at the Fredonia and Dunkirk facilities. "I've been watching this place. more »»

Couple loses home in blaze

March 19, 2014 FORESTVILLE — A fire consumed a residence at 9425 Creek Road Tuesday morning, leaving one couple homeless. Forestville Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kyle Barthel commented on the fire. more »»

Area village results announced

March 19, 2014 Residents who live in select villages in New York state once again hit the polls Tuesday. Polls were open from noon to 9 p.m. at most polling sites as mayors and trustees were decided upon. more »»

Forestville, Mayville back moving elections to November

March 19, 2014 Two more local villages in Chautauqua County have voted to move local elections to coincide with the general elections in November. more »»

Arkwright home damaged by fire

March 18, 2014 ARKWRIGHT — A passing motorist alerted a homeowner who was working in the back yard to a fire at a town residenc. more »»

Village election results

March 18, 2014 Tonight, a number of villages had elections. more »»



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