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City elections include mayor’s office

April 20, 2015 In less than seven months, voters in the city of Dunkirk will have the opportunity to elect a mayor to a four-year term. more »»

Event raises $32,700 for the American Cancer Society

April 20, 2015 Thirty-three teams and over 400 people were registered to participate in the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Relay For Life. From 4 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.. more »»

Keeping busy

April 19, 2015 City of Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano recently released the 2014 annual report for his department, and as elsewhere across the country, drugs are a problem. more »»

Opting out of state tests

April 19, 2015 The number of test refusals for this week’s three-day English and Language Arts standardized test has grown across the board, with every school in the OBSERVER’s coverage area showing a marked... more »»

Lake Shore Hospital nursing home closure delayed

April 19, 2015 IRVING — The long-term care unit at the Lake Shore Health Care Center is staying open a little while past its anticipated closure date. more »»

SUNY Fredonia graduate writing for groundbreaking TV show

April 19, 2015 A State University of New York at Fredonia alumnus is making a name for himself in Hollywood. more »»

Rails To Trails promotes fitness and eco-awareness for Earth Day

April 19, 2015 WESTFIELD — Crackling twigs and quiet footfalls whispered as hikers made their way through the woods on Saturday afternoon. more »»

CSX official: ‘Oil trains safe, could be better’

April 18, 2015 In Dunkirk trains are a common sight. But becoming more common are oil trains, which have some local residents concerned. more »»

Sunset Bay residents concerned about oil trains

April 18, 2015 HANOVER — The increasing oil train traffic across Chautauqua County is of special concern to residents of Sunset Bay in the town of Hanover. more »»

DOT officials issue safety measures

April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were... more »»

Young, Goodell highlight several topics of interest

April 18, 2015 LAKEWOOD —Assem-blyman Andy Goodell and state Sen. Cathy Young spent Friday morning at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club discussing pressing state and county issues. more »»

A new use in site?

April 17, 2015 By SAMANTHA MCDONNELL OBSERVER Staff Writer PERRYSBURG — There may be progress at an abandoned nuisance site in the town of Perrysburg with help from a state senator. Se. more »»

Fredonia Schools will explore options for new SRO

April 17, 2015 While the village of Fredonia may have pulled the plug on the school resource officer program to help ease budgetary constraints, the Fredonia Central School District may still have dedicated... more »»

Horrigan updates committee on sales tax legislation

April 17, 2015 By JIMMY MCCARTHY OBSERVER Mayville Bureau MAYVILLE — The initial draft from New York state for the imposition of an 8 percent sales tax in Chautauqua County is highlighting several details that... more »»

Forestville late in sending water bills

April 17, 2015 FORESTVILLE — Bills are a fact of life, but not knowing when you are going to get one can make it hard for a family to budget. more »»

End in sight for Stockton courtroom renovation

April 17, 2015 By JEREMY IZZIO OBSERVER Staff Writer STOCKTON — With approximately four months remaining on the deadline, the Stockton Town Courtroom renovation is nearing its final stage. more »»

Attempted burglary investigated

April 16, 2015 The Dunkirk Police Department is investigating an alleged attempted burglary at the Columbus Club, 406 Deer St., on April 8. more »»

Legislature to vote on Complete Streets plan

April 16, 2015 MAYVILLE — Community streets in Chau-tauqua County support public use of a wide variety. With pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists all sharing the pavement, a Complete Streets policy signed by Gov. more »»

Fredonia trustees adopt final budget, approve tax hike

April 16, 2015 The village of Fredonia’s 2015-16 budget process has officially concluded — though it appears a rift between some trustees and the mayor has developed as a result. more »»

Task force discusses options for Forestville

April 16, 2015 HANOVER — If the village of Forestville were to dissolve in the future, there are resources available. Some of these resources are available through New York state. more »»



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