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City Finance Committee covers several issues

September 24, 2015 There was some good news, and some troubling news heard when the Dunkirk Common Council Finance Committee met Wednesday. Curt R. Krempa P.E. from Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc. more »»

Largest property tax cut in three decades

September 24, 2015 MAYVILLE — County Executive Vince Horrigan proposed a budget Wednesday that he said could cut the property tax rate by 42 cents. more »»

Community Service Fair held on campus

September 24, 2015 Now in its 12th year, SUNY Fredonia’s annual Community Service Fair has grown in size and reach during its time at the college. more »»

Water war: Area officials sound off on surprise proposal

September 23, 2015 With the Erie County Water Authority now publicly suggesting it take over all water treatment operations for the proposed Northern Chautauqua County Regional Water District, local elected officials... more »»

Erie County Water Authority offers ‘alternative’

September 23, 2015 With efforts surrounding the proposed Northern Chautauqua County Regional Water District ramping up, a new player is stepping into the public eye to offer what it says is a more cost-effective... more »»

Fredonia Central School Excel project ‘on track’

September 23, 2015 At a board of education meeting Tuesday night, Fredonia Central School Board members approved a change order for the Excel Building Project, Phase II, upping the contract sum with E.E. more »»

Site proposal tabled by DLDC

September 23, 2015 It’s been vacant without a use for more than 20 years, but a development proposal for the former Niagara Motors site on Route 60 and Ice Cream Drive in the city of Dunkirk was not quite good enough... more »»

Residents rail against Forestville board again

September 23, 2015 FORESTVILLE — Although Forestville residents’ questions have gone unanswered, they continue to dig to find the truth. more »»

Bills trade Cassel to Cowboys

September 22, 2015 The Buffalo Bills have reportedly traded quarterback Matt Cassel to the Dallas Cowboys. For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the OBSERVER. more »»

Horrigan to deliver tentative budget

September 22, 2015 For County Executive Vince Horrigan, Wednesday’s 2016 tentative budget presentation will mark Chautauqua County’s progress cutting costs and providing taxpayers relie. more »»


September 22, 2015 The Dunkirk Harbor Commission learned a proposed project for the harborfront is still on the table at a recent meeting. more »»

Trustees willing to re-examine SRO issue

September 22, 2015 Though the issue seemed cut and dried after a decision to pull the plug on an agreement earlier this year, some Fredonia village trustees have not slammed the door on a dedicated police presence at... more »»

Collins readies for improvements

September 22, 2015 COLLINS — The town of Collins, both online and in “real life,” is getting a facelift. more »»

Efforts continue to honor artist

September 22, 2015 BROCTON — The Brad Anderson Recognition Committee has been actively pursuing an appropriate honor to recognize the creator of the famed Marmaduke cartoon strip, even in light of Anderson’s recent... more »»

County officials mark progress in drug treatment

September 21, 2015 Parents and family members of those struggling with drug addiction are largely angry and frustrated when they appear at county drug forums and seminars. more »»

Pair charged after traffic stop in city early Sunday

September 21, 2015 The Dunkirk Police Department made two arrests early Sunday following a warrant investigation on a vehicle and traffic stop. At about 2:05 a.m., officers spotted Justin T. more »»

Collins Town Board appoints highway superintendent

September 21, 2015 COLLINS — At a recent town board meeting, Collins councilpersons appointed former Deputy Highway Superintendent Peter Waterman as the new highway superintendent for the municipality. more »»

SUNY Fredonia student finalist on ‘Big Brother’

September 21, 2015 After three months sequestered from the outside world and duking it out with 16 other people, a State University of New York at Fredonia student is closing in on a very possible victory. more »»

Area groups well-represented in Festival of Grapes parade

September 21, 2015 SILVER CREEK — While Saturday’s wet and dreary weather prevented many from enjoying the attractions at this year’s Festival of Grapes, Sunday was able to turn over a new grapevine leaf to allow for... more »»

‘Hello, it’s me’

September 20, 2015 Local author and fan favorite Wendy Corsi Staub has a career — and an imagination — that knows no bounds. more »»



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