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County Highway Superintendents donate toys

December 18, 2014 Like a kid at Christmas, highway superintendents from around the area eagerly gathered recently to witness the fruits of their labor benefitting this year’s toy drive. more »»

City man facing seven charges

December 18, 2014 OBSERVER Staff Report Dunkirk Police this morning announced the arrest of Edwin Alicea, 36, of Dunkirk. more »»

Full steam ahead

December 17, 2014 The page is beginning to turn on a former staple in the village of Fredonia’s downtown business and entertainment district. more »»

Medicine on the move

December 17, 2014 The desire to provide those in need with necessary care drove Forestville native Jennifer Arnold to fly to Nicaragua twice this year with a group of dedicated medical and dental professionals. more »»

City patrols to continue in town

December 17, 2014 The town of Dunkirk will continue to be a safer place for businesses and residents as the city of Dunkirk Common Council gave its approval Tuesday to continue the city’s police department to patrol... more »»

Webbs hotel project on hold

December 17, 2014 MAYVILLE — Changes within Mayville’s zoning laws must take place before a fractionally owned condominium/hotel can be built within the village on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. more »»

Horrigan holds second shared services forum

December 17, 2014 MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County officials are continuing efforts to keep local municipalities up-to-date on the state’s shared services tax freeze initiative. more »»

Cattaraugus County lands $1.9 million for railroad improvement

December 17, 2014 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday announced that $26.8 million in state funding is being awarded to 38 rail and aviation safety, security and economic development projects across the state. more »»

CCIDA approves local wind project

December 16, 2014 Following Dennis Rak’s resignation from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency board of directors on Monday, a straight lease transaction was approved for a wind project on the property... more »»

Defect found in city rail inspection

December 16, 2014 A critical rail defect in the Dunkirk rail yard is on the radar of state Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more »»

Still counting

December 16, 2014 On Saturday, Theodore Shaffer celebrated his 104th birthday at the Amber Unit at Lake Shore Nursing Home. Surrounded by family and friends, “Farmer Ted” was enjoying the attention. more »»

Outgoing trustees say goodbye in Silver Creek

December 16, 2014 SILVER CREEK — The last meeting of 2014 was also the last meeting for outgoing Silver Creek Village trustees Ben Peters and Anthony Pearl. more »»

City leaders discuss recreation rates tweak

December 16, 2014 City of Dunkirk leaders are looking to update the fee schedule for services administered by the Recreation Departmen. more »»

4 companies battle Cassadaga house fire

December 15, 2014 CASSADAGA — Crews from four fire departments worked to extinguish flames at a house at 7 Frisbee Road in the village of Cassadaga Sunday around 10:30 a.m. more »»

Former Arkwright councilman charged in gun incident

December 15, 2014 A former Arkwright Town Board member was handed several charges after police say he pointed a loaded pistol at a driver and a young passenger following a minor traffic accident Thursday on Buffalo’s... more »»

City church proclaims, ‘Black lives matter’

December 15, 2014 Members of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in the city of Dunkirk have added their voices to a growing movement across the United States that is sending the message, “Black lives matter. more »»

Highway department saves Hanover money

December 15, 2014 HANOVER — Between grants and savings, the highway department was able to save the town over $500,000 in 2014. more »»

Chautauqua County legislators discuss developing proactive new commission

December 15, 2014 MAYVILLE — The first steps to forming a Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee were introduced to Chautauqua County legislators in Mayville recently. more »»


December 14, 2014 With the city of Dunkirk operating a paid emergency transport program and the village of Fredonia just starting to get its system off the ground, the profitability of a public entity entering the... more »»

City Mayor, councilman at odds over communication

December 14, 2014 It’s not just about voting on resolutions during meetings for members of the city of Dunkirk’s Common Council. more »»



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