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YWCA gets defibrillator

The YWCA Westfield has announced it has received a grant of $1,000 for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adults or children. This generous grant was made by the Jesse C. Wilson Memorial Trust (JCW). The potentially life-saving unit is mounted on the wall between the ...

North County Water District gets state public works award

The New York State Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) has announced that the North Chautauqua County Water District (NCCWD) Phase I Project was selected to receive their 2018 Project of the Year Award — Environmental Project, $5 million to $25 million. The award was ...

Civic calendar

Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Village Board workshop, 6:30 p.m., village hall Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga Village Board meeting, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Station 1 Dunkirk Tuesday — Public hearing for electrician law change, 5:20 p.m., city hall Tuesday — City of Dunkirk ...

Fredonia to collect limbs, yard waste starting today

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste today through Thursday, April 4. Collection will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until every village street within the scheduled section has been completed. Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for ...

Accident in Pomfret

The Dunkirk, Fredonia and Brocton fire departments responded to this accident near the intersection of Route 20 and Walden Road in the town of Pomfret at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole, leading to an airbag deployment.

Pomfret board finalizes cell tower

A cellular phone tower planned for the town of Pomfret required an amendment to its lease, moving the tower slightly, after securing a permit from the zoning board. The Pomfret Town Board approved the amendment at its latest meeting this month. “Before we finalize it, there’s an ...

Fredonia schools get music award

The Fredonia Central School District received a Best Communities for Music Education award this week from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The foundation awarded 623 school districts, out of the nation’s more than 13,000 districts, in 41 states. New York saw ...

MAST to welcome Bob Roitblat

TED Talks speaker and consultant Bob Roitblat will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST), to be held Thursday, May 2, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Jamestown. Mr. Roitblat is the CEO of Mainsail Consulting Group, where he ...

Dunkirk Specialty Steel receives $10M investment for modernization

Special to the OBSERVER Dunkirk Specialty Steel LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of semi-finished and finished specialty steel products, unveiled several state-of-the-art upgrades and modernization efforts at its Dunkirk facility. These renovations are the result of a $10 million capital ...

How to speed up your Internet (without spending up your wallet)

Slow internet speeds can put a real damper on your online experience. If you have ever had to deal with pages that take forever to load or videos that buffer and stutter, then you know how painful slow internet can be. Luckily, you may be able to speed up your internet connection with some ...

DHS Class of 1979 reunion planned

The committee for the 40th reunion of the Dunkirk High School Class of 1979 is currently planning a reunion for the July 5-6. Mailing addresses are needed for the following classmates: Carol Carlson; Becky Patz Mead; Margaret Colon; Michael Curtis; Theresa Donaldson Ceddon; Hilda Echevarria ...

Collins Public Library events for April

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., has announced it schedule of April events: Lap Sit with Miss Abbie: Mondays: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for this fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver. A great introduction to ...

Carrier Educational Center to hold spaghetti dinner open house

ANGOLA – Prospective students and community members will have the chance to learn more about opportunities offered at the Carrier Educational Center and support two student-based organizations. The Carrier Educational Center, 8685 Erie Road, Angola, will host its annual Spring Open House ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Garden Club news

Members of the Bud ’n Bloom Garden Club met for their March meeting in Penny Deakin’s barn to learn about propagating African Violets from Barb Krauth. Krauth used a few of her extensive collection of violets to illustrate the process. The club’s meeting focused largely on preparations ...

Pine Valley March Madness event raises $3,820

Special to the OBSERVER SOUTH DAYTON — The fifth annual March Madness event held on Sunday, March 24 at Pine Valley High School was another resounding success! The annual event was presented by Community in Action and sponsored by the Pine Valley Central School District. This year’s ...

Brant Town Board changes meeting days

BRANT — The Brant Town Board adopted changes to its regular board meeting schedule at a meeting held March 12. The board voted to change its regular monthly meetings from the second Tuesday of each month, to the first Thursday of each month. The start time has not changed and remains at ...

Reed on board with Mueller report finding

During a conference call with regional media, Rep. Tom Reed expressed relief that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on President Donald Trump was released last week so that the country can move on more unified and informed. “The evidence clearly shows the president did not collude ...

Area church services listings

ANGOLA Angola Wesleyan Church, 636 Herr Road, Mike Trippett, pastor; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., worship. 432-3489. Hilltop Baptist Church, 985 Church Rd. Pastors Art Kohl and Travis Lewis. Services Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Children’s Church Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday ...

Four actions to take during financial literacy month

Financial literacy is defined as possessing the financial expertise needed to make healthy financial choices. April marks financial literacy month, and whether you’re money-savvy or looking to learn more, this month can be used as a springboard to get involved and take action. “Financial ...