Local/Region

Einach proud of campaign

It was a somber scene among Democrats gathered at Dunkirk’s First Ward Falcon Club Tuesday night, as Republican incumbent Andy Goodell trounced Democrat Judith Einach in the race for the State Assembly seat representing the 150th district. Preliminary results from the Chautauqua County ...

Pedestrian accident reported in Fredonia

At around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, there was a report of individuals being struck by a vehicle in the village of Fredonia. The accident occurred near Wisteria Drive and Matteson Street. Fredonia police, Fredonia Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene. No other further information was available.

Former ambassador Foley to speak at Writers@Work residency at Fredonia

The State University of New York at Fredonia will welcome back alumnus and former U.S. Ambassador James B. Foley for a Writers@Work residency and series of events, this Thursday to Saturday, which is co-sponsored by the Fredonia Convocation series. Ambassador Foley received a B.A. in English ...

Girl Scouts celebrate founder’s birthday

Girl Scout Troop #20237 in Dunkirk, celebrated the birthday of their founder, Juliette Gordon Low, at a recent meeting. The girls listened to a story about her life and how she held the first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912. The girls then assembled “birthday bags” each filled ...

Pomfret eyes slight tax hike in budget

Town of Pomfret officials are considering a 2019 budget that would include a slight tax increase. Supervisor Don Steger stated in a recent e-mail, “There’s a $0.05 increase in the tax rate.” That would mean a townwide tax rate of $3.98 per $1,000 of assessed property. Steger said the ...

Silver Creek Central School celebrates board members

SILVER CREEK — At a recent meeting of the Silver Creek Central School board of education, District Superintendent Todd Crandall honored board members for their hard work throughout the year, which is celebrated state-wide during the New York State School Boards Association’s School Board ...

Pottery sale to benefit health professions scholars at Fredonia

Each year, State University of New York at Fredonia students hoping to enter the medical field spend thousands of dollars to take preparatory courses for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and to apply to medical schools. It is why local Fredonia potter and biology professor Dr. Ted Lee ...

Veterans Day ceremony planned for Applebee’s

Applebee’s of Dunkirk is hosting a Thank You Movement for all veterans and active duty military for their service to our great country on Veterans Day, this Sunday, which will begin around 11:30 a.m. The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council is hosting the Veterans Day Service. The Dunkirk ...

Erie County accepts federal grant to help fight opioid epidemic

The Erie County Legislature recently approved accepting a US Department of Justice Grant of $854,233 to help fight the opioid epidemic. The grant will be awarded over the next three years to plan and implement a new program in conjunction with Dr. Martin Floss, Chair of the Criminal Justice ...

Mitrano staffer quits after social media comments

OBSERVER Staff Report A staff member for Democratic Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano resigned Saturday night following posts the person made on Instagram. “One of my campaign field workers put a post on social media last night that was not in keeping with the standards to which I ...

Cherry Creek VFW holds Halloween party

Cherry Creek VFW’s kids Halloween bash mixed old tradition and new, trendy fun and games. Apple bobbing in a small size pool brought lots of laughter and proved to be challenging for all ages. The fastest-growing trend, “bottle flipping,” brought competition to the forefront and the top ...

Civic calendar

Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., Board Conference Room 189 Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga Village Board meeting, 7 p.m., fire department Dunkirk Tuesday — City of Dunkirk Common Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Dunkirk City Hall Wednesday — City of ...

Eric Bourquin to discuss leadership of veterans

JAMESTOWN – The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, is pleased to welcome retired U.S. Army Platoon Sergeant Eric ...

New disposal drop box location opens at Dunkirk Police Department

As part of Hope Chautauqua’s ongoing Take It To The Box campaign, they announced a new location site for a medication disposal drop box at the City of Dunkirk Police Department. This newly added drop box site will allow local residents to dispose safely of their unused, unwanted or expired ...

Sen. Young secures $60K for project crossroads

JAMESTOWN — Sen. Cathy Young (R,C,I-57th District) announced that she has secured $60,000 in the state budget to help domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Chautauqua County. The funding supports Project Crossroads, a partnership between the Jamestown Police Department and ...

WMH Auxiliary 2018 citrus sale underway

If you enjoy fresh, juicy, mouthwatering citrus fruits at holiday time, you are in luck! The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is having a citrus sale. All fruit is USDA No. 1 Quality from Brigiotta’s Wholesale, Jamestown. Brigiotta’s is well known for its high quality produce and ...

Reed humbled by Trump endorsement

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he was humbled to learn President Donald Trump publicly endorsed him for re-election. In a Twitter post Monday, Trump said, “Congressman Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd District has done a great job. He has my complete and total Endorsement.” Reed, R-Corning, is ...

Literacy volunteers expands services

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is happy to announce that it has received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to staff a part-time office in Jamestown. Filling a unique place in the array of social services, Literacy Volunteers offers free one-on-one tutoring in basic ...