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Lakeview Shock’s Women in Corrections sponsors a Girls State attendee

The Women In Corrections Committee of the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility donated $330 to the John W. Dill Unit 434 American Legion Auxiliary, Brocton, New York to sponsor a local high school junior to attend the Empire Girls State 2019 Program. The donation will cover the ...

Weathering the winter

OBSERVER Photo by J.M. Lesinski A sports utility vehicle was stuck in a ditch outside Aspen Dental in the town of Dunkirk on Monday morning. Heavier than expected snows made for slippery conditions during the early drive.

Late-night fire: Sinclairville home up in flames

Photo by Eric Tichy Firefighters from four area volunteer fire departments battled a fire at 37 Park St., Sinclairville Tuesday night. The fire was reported around 8:52 p.m. Additional interior firefighters were still being called to the scene at 10:08 p.m. as firefighters worked to ...

Jamestown man charged in Ripley robbery

RIPLEY — Another arrest has been made in connection with a Jan. 14 robbery at 10 W. Main St., officials announced today. Tyler Bowen was originally charged and arrested and remanded to the county jail in regard to this incident. Chautauqua County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division ...

Jamestown man pleads guilty to meth sales

A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to the sale of methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Ernest Clayburn Cauley, Jr., 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of ...

Council to discuss sewer rates for large businesses

Sewer rates for large businesses both in and out of the city limits might see a slight rate change at the Dunkirk Common Council meeting taking place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. Other items under consideration will include: ¯ A resolution to name the Point Gratiot Main pavilion ...

NCCF: ‘Whose footprints do you strive to follow?’

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is personally inviting the community to submit a nomination for the 2019 George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. As a resident of northern Chautauqua County, one sees the good that happens in this area. Community members are encourage to ...

Gallery seeks women artists for local event

JAMESTOWN — “Women Create” invites women to submit work for consideration for its fourth juried exhibit of women’s art at the 3rd On 3rd Gallery at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Jamestown. Applications are being accepted from women of all ages in any media, and artists from ...

‘City Speaks’ announces this week’s shows

“City Speaks” returns this week with DKLazer and Mike Tramuta of REBT. Beginning Thursday, tune in to hear guest Mike Tramuta share his experiences regarding issues facing many of our fellow community members. “City Speaks” can be viewed daily at 3 and 10 p.m. on Spectrum 1301, and ...

Hanover historian visits Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club

Vince Martonis, Hanover historian, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club. His program was “Chautauqua County Curiosities.” The first curiosity centered on Dr. Pettit’s American Eye Salve Company of Fredonia. Items on display included a circa 1845 ...

Mayville man charged with drug possession, sales of a controlled substance

MAYVILLE — Following a lengthy investigation, a Mayville man is behind bars for possession and distribution of drugs. On Sunday, at approximately 9:08 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Harry Radke, 42, of Mayville, at a residence in the village. Radke was wanted on felony ...

Jamestown sues contractor over damages

JAMESTOWN — The city of Jamestown and its insurance carrier are suing one of its contractors for $2 million in damages. In a court filing received Feb. 15 in Chautauqua County Supreme Court in Mayville, the city and New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal filed the suit in an attempt to ...

Seven charged in Cattaraugus County meth bust

CONEWANGO — Seven people have been arrested after a meth bust late last week. On Friday at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, assisted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and Cattaraugus ...

Service Learning grants available for teachers

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is now accepting Service Learning Mini-Grants Program applications for the 2019-20 school year. Local middle and high school teachers are encouraged to apply for projects that combine community service and classroom learning. This school year, the ...

Civic calendar

Cassadaga Wednesday — Village Board, 7 p.m., Cassadaga Fire Station 1 Dunkirk Tuesday — Economic Development, 4 p.m., City Hall Tuesday — Common Council, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Tuesday — Town Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Wednesday — Dunkirk Local Development Corporation, 5 ...

Group plans border declaration protest today

The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Women’s Action Group (CCWAG) will be sponsoring a protest, entitled “Chautauqua County Rapid Response to National Emergency Declaration,” in response to the announcement of a national emergency at the southern border. The protest will take place today at noon, ...

Officials: Property tax extension won’t affect many here

OBSERVER Staff Report Chautauqua County officials are saying not so fast when it comes to the property tax extension. County attorney Stephen Abdella notified the media Friday that the governor’s executive order extending the time to pay real property taxes due to a recent winter storm ...

Pomfret rates go up as Borrello visits

Continuing on his quest to visit every board meeting in Chautauqua County, County Executive George Borrello made an appearance at the latest Pomfret Town Board meeting Wednesday. At the meeting, Borrello discussed the continued county collaboration efforts, his county-wide strategy plan and the ...

Program puts affordable educational spin on home parties

JAMESTOWN — Selling products at home parties dates back to the 1940’s. It’s a genius plan: giving friends an excuse to get together, while they learn and potentially gain useful products for daily living. The caveat often is the price of the items for sale, which may be more expensive ...