Local/Region

Borrello announces summer food truck days

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Executive’s Office has been working on a new initiative to offer additional choices for lunch by hosting local food trucks this summer. The initiative began last fall with a test-run day after 3 C’s Catering reached out to discuss possible opportunities ...

Fredonia Place to have Williamsville location

The Tzetzo Cos., LLC has announced the acquisition of St. Mary’s of the Angels Assisted Living Facility, 201 Reist St., Williamsville, from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Newmann Communities. Surrounded by Amherst Town Park and Park Country Club, the facility offers one of the most ...

Dr. Larry Maheady appointed to distinguished professor rank

The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Fredonia resident Dr. Larry Maheady to the Distinguished Faculty rank. The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon individuals who have achieved national and/or international prominence and a ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces new fund-raiser

Wouldn’t it be fun to have a new mug for that morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea? Or maybe you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend. Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary can help. The group will be selling mugs in two different designs. The “Lincoln & Grace” mug has a moss ...

Historical Society commemorates D-Day Anniversary

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Historical Society will usher in the Memorial Day weekend with a special exhibit commemorating the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day. The free exhibit will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, May 25. A number of interesting artifacts have been loaned ...

Central Christian Academy honor roll

Central Christian Academy is proud to announce its third quarter honor roll students: High Honors: Grace Amidon, Jayden Fahie, Alexandria Ferguson, Madelyn Ferguson, Hannah Powell, Annabelle Thies, Hannah Walker, Sophie Walker. Honor Roll: Sophia Botticello, Michael Cettell, Hailey Ehmke, ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary holds their monthly meeting

The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held its regular monthly at the Legion Post, Tuesday, May 14. In the absence of President Bev Speelberg and 1st Vice President Bonnie Vari, 2nd Vice President Lauren Sharp opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Preamble, and a ...

Four area businesses accused of selling alcohol to minors

Four area businesses are accused by state officials of selling alcohol to minors following a sting operation. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the results of joint efforts by state agencies to crack down on underage drinking throughout the state during the month of April. The New ...

No injuries in two accidents Friday afternoon

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was called to two accidents in a matter of minutes Friday afternoon. Around 1:55 p.m. a vehicle hit a pole on Route 20, near Lamberton Road in the town of Pomfret. The vehicle was damaged, but no injuries were reported. Then five minutes later ...

Elderly man falls into Lake Erie

OBSERVER Photo A 70-year-old man fell off the wall and into Lake Erie at Van Buren Point Friday. The call went out at about 3 p.m., responding agencies included Brocton, Dunkirk and Portland Fire Departments, Chautauqua County EMS and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. A member of the ...

Lake groups say herbicide treatments successful

According to just about everyone involved with last week’s herbicide applications on Chautauqua Lake, they were a success in more ways than one. Sunny weather and moderate wind speeds cooperated with SOLitude Lake Management’s plan to treat the 400-plus acres of lake waters funded by ...

Olean Charter for Compassion to present regional conference

CHAUTAUQUA — As compassion is a powerful, world-changing vision proven to enrich all areas in our communities, the Olean Area Charter for Compassion has partnered with the Chautauqua Institution to present “Cultivating Compassion in Your Community,” a regional conference offered from 8:30 ...

4-H Goat Pancake Breakfast a success

STOCKTON, — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Goat Program held a pancake breakfast on April 7 at the Stockton Fire Hall. The event was organized by the 4-H Goat Committee and featured a pancake breakfast that included your choice of grape or ...

County on alert as Lake Erie levels on rise

The Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services is monitoring the high levels of Lake Erie as it continues to rise. John Griffith, Director of Emergency Services, reports that Lake Erie is at levels 30 inches above the long term average level for the month of May. The persistent wet ...

Camaraderie, K9s at 4-H Super Dog Saturday

JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua County 4-H Dog Project held Super Dog Saturday on April 13 at the Frank Bratt Ag Center. This annual event is a day devoted to learning more about the unique talents of dogs and to have some fun, too. At Super Dog Saturday 4-H youth were able to sign up for their show ...

Chautauqua Tapestry receives award

ALBANY — New York State honored Chautauqua Tapestry — a network charged with enhancing Chautauqua County’s System of Care — with the 2019 What’s Great in Our State Systems of Care Award. Chautauqua Tapestry was established in 2008 as part of a federal Substance Abuse and Mental ...

Deaths of calf, cow investigated in Busti

BUSTI — Police are looking for information in an animal cruelty case after a cow and its newborn calf were found dead in a pasture earlier this month. The black Angus cow was found shot to death May 8 on its owner’s property near Donelson Road in the town of Busti. The cow’s newborn ...

Mayville pair facing meth charges

MAYVILLE — A suspicious situation on Barnes Road led to the arrest of a pair of village residents who were found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported today that an investigation around 11:30 p.m. Monday revealed that Caitlyn M. Reardon, 18, ...

Remembrance Services and Butterfly Release

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care invites all residents of Chautauqua County whose loved one or friend has passed away to join us for our Annual Service of Remembrance in Dunkirk at Point Gratiot Park. We present the remembrance services to memorialize hospice patients who have passed away ...

Blasdell man admits to attempted sexual abuse

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that 68-year-old Howard Farrell of Blasdell pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to one count of attempted sexual abuse in the first degree, a Class “E” felony. The defendant admitted that on March 15, he ...