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Salamanca woman facing numerous drug charges after accident

SHERMAN — The driver of a motor vehicle who struck a deer on Interstate 86 late Thursday is facing a number of drug charges. At about 11:55 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find that the vehicle had incurred heavy damage, but the occupants were unharmed. The operator ...

Ripley man charged in trashing of house

RIPLEY — A 39-year-old town man is facing charges after allegedly trashing a home Friday on Ross Street. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report at around 5:30 p.m. they responded to a residence at 43 Ross St. Upon arrival it was found that Scott A. Walker got into an argument with a ...

Stockton woman charged in DWI after accident

CHAUTAUQUA — A Stockton woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her vehicle was found in a ditch on Friday evening. County sheriff’s deputies report responding to Elm Flats Road around 8:30 p.m. and locating the owner and operator of the vehicle at a nearby residence. Amy ...

Westfield awarded $50,000 from STEM grant

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School district has received a $50,000 STEM grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, board of education members learned in September. District Superintendent David Davison announced that the grant has been received and noted that it will be ...

Keynote speaker to examine human rights, social justice in India

A lecture by Dr. Rav Kuchimanchi, who will discuss the work of Association for India’s Development (AID), an organization he founded to address human rights and social justice in India, will be presented today, at 7:15 p.m., in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room at the State University of ...

Access Chautauqua programming for Nov. 3-9 set

Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Daniel Bergner, “Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family” at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. At 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., Josh Levs presents “All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families and Businesses — And How We Can Fix ...

Collins Public Library monthly events for November

The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins, has announced a number of events for November. When registration is required, stop by or call the library at 532-5129. Turkey Coloring Contest: Now through Nov. 15. Open to ages 3 to 12. Prizes will be drawn at random. Senior ...

Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose news

The Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose 1382 will hold its annual Election Day turkey and ham raffle at 201 Aldrich St. This year, profits will benefit the Raise the Roof Fund. The Lodge is one-third of the way with fund-raising efforts. All are invited to come support the lodge and enjoy a fun-filled ...

Tim Graham to speak during conference at Fredonia State

The Society of Professional Journalists, Fredonia Chapter, will hold its annual conference at the Williams Center, SUNY Fredonia, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 3 Tim Graham, senior writer for The Athletic, Buffalo, will be the keynote speaker. Graham, who has worked for the Buffalo News, ...

Fredonia ‘Brown Bag’ lecture to explore borders as political metaphors

The lecture “The Political Divide of Space. Borders (Walls) as Political Metaphors,” by Dr. Vassil Anastassov, who has worked for the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, will be presented in the Brown Bag lunch series at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at noon ...

Heritage welcomes Chick-Fil-A executive, veteran to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Heritage has collaborated with two other local non-profits, The Robert H. Jackson Center and the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer to Peer Program, to host “Welcome Home Veterans,” this Saturday at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. The event, whose purpose is to ...

Snowman Door Hanging Project set for Saturday in Leon

Leon Historical Society will host the Snowman Door Hanging Project with Patty teaching the applique technique. This one is really fun and a beautiful piece for the holidays. And snowmen can stay up until they melt — at least February! Class begins Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts ...

DHHS announces final rabies immunization clinic for 2018

JAMESTOWN— The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced its final 2018 Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Firemen Training Grounds, 240 Harrison St., between Foote Avenue and ...

Dunkirk, Fredonia report 1.4 inches of rain; more on way

A number of Chautauqua County locations reported more than an inch of rain in the last 24 hours. Leading the way was the city of Dunkirk and the village of Fredoina, with 1.44 inches. Mayville reported 1.13 inches and Sinclairville had 1.05. Cattaraugus recorded 1.04 inches of rain while ...

Gowanda Central School District plans November events

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., a Scrapbooking Crop & Spanish Club fundraiser will take place at Gowanda High School, 10674 Prospect St. Additional dates include March 2 and March 20. The events are open to anyone who wants to scrapbook for the day. Other activities include a chance ...

Charges for 25 in license sweep

OBSERVER Staff Report A sweep of Fredonia bars for patrons with fraudulent driver’s licenses led to the ticketing of 25 people recently. The Fredonia Police Department assisted investigators from the state Department of Motor Vehicles with the Friday, Oct. 19 detail. Arrests were made in ...

Halloween and harvest-themed homes updated

If you can’t let go of Halloween quite yet, take a drive to see if these addresses are still spook-tacular! Cassadaga Pennington Place, John Sipos Dunkirk 526 Franklin Ave. 528 Franklin Ave., Glen, Chloe, Faith and Grace 108 King St., Sandy Lombardo 46 Market St., Jan and Ron ...

Gerace to appear on ‘City Speaks’

Sheriff Joe Gerace will be the featured guest on this week’s “City Speaks” show to be aired on Spectrum 1301 at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. starting today, daily. Future guests will include other state, county and local officials. If you would like to be a guest on “City Speaks,” please ...

Region under flood watch through Friday

Western New York is under a flood watch beginning this afternoon and running through Friday. According to the National Weather Service, widespread rain will develop today and continue through tonight and into early Friday across all of Western New York, with the heaviest rain expected to ...