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Diocese reinstates two priests with county connections

Two priests with connections to Chautauqua County have been been cleared of any wrongdoing following an independent investigation by an Independent Review Board of the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Michael W. Fisher has accepted the the board’s recommendation and has posthumously reinstated ...

County OKs initial plans for Phase II sewer district

MAYVILLE — While the Phase I sewer construction on Chautauqua Lake is still underway, county lawmakers have given the green light to begin Phase II. During Wednesday’s meeting of the Chautauqua County Legislature, county lawmakers voted unanimously in favor of a resolution for the ...

Drugs, cash, pistol found in Dunkirk home, two charged

A raid of a Lord Street home on Wednesday morning led to charges against two city men. Dunkirk Police reported Wednesday night that they, members of Chautauqua County Drug Taskforce, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s SWAT Team accompanied by several investigators, along with detectives from ...

Chautauqua Lake Protection Rehabilitation group hears options

The consultant group that was hired by Chautauqua County to figure out the best way to protect and fund Chautauqua Lake has begun developing a plan. Representatives from Barton & Loguidice attended a recent meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency to discuss ...

Milk prices up, but so are other costs to farmers

The price of milk has increased in the last few months, providing some much-needed relief for local dairy farmers. However, the extra revenue is not expected to stick around very long. While the increase in price is helpful for local farmers, costs of other inputs needed to run a farm — ...

Two charged in Lord St. raid

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford There was a police presence on Lord Street in Dunkirk around 9:30 Wednesday morning, with city police and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department participating. Officers could be seen going in and out of the house. More officers were searching a car with ...