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Heavy rains help raise Findley Lake water levels

FINDLEY LAKE — On July 1, Findley Lake water levels were lower than anyone could remember. Then it started to rain. As July drew to a close, the water levels in Findley Lake were back to normal summer levels, and the Watershed Foundation was even obliged to let water out of the dam ...

Coming Up …

THURSDAY, AUG. 5 Mayville’s Farmers’ Market Mayville Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market is held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mayville Village Park, at the traffic light at Route 394 and Route 430, Mayville. It features farmers and artisans, with special events TBA. Cattaraugus County ...

New state law requires special elections for state offices

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will now be required by state law to set a special election for vacant legislative seat. Late last week, Cuomo signed into law legislation that will require the governor to issue a proclamation for a special election within 10 days of the office becoming vacant, though ...

Crews douse truck fire on interstate

OBSERVER Photo Irving and Hanover Center firefighters responded Wednesday afternoon to the westbound lane of Interstate 90 for a truck fire. The call was received around 3:10 p.m.

Luca S. Calannni Foundation announces $14,000 in grants

The Luca S. Calanni Foundation (Live Like Luca) is pleased to announce the approval of grants to local organizations this month in excess of $14,000. “We are so pleased that so much good has come from this tragedy” said Ashley Calanni, Lucas’s mother. “We smile at the fact that many ...

Democratic candidates named in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK— The village of Silver Creek Democratic committee is excited to announce its candidates for mayor and trustees. Candidate for mayor, Warren Kelly and candidates for trustees, Kelly Ziegler and Philip Davila bring experience, energy and excitement. They are committed to working ...