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Workforce reductions announced at Dunkirk’s ImmunityBio

Citing "construction needs" at what was described just years ago as a state-of-the-art facility, ImmunityBio confirmed there will be fewer workers at its Dunkirk plant for up to a year and a half. However, at least two sources, one who said he was a worker, said the company laid off all but a ...

‘Gracious honor’: Dunkirk schools dedicate room to Haynes

The Rev. Roosevelt Haynes is warmly remembered in the Dunkirk community. Tuesday, that remembrance was formalized with a plaque. The Dunkirk school district renamed its Large Group Instruction Room in the junior-senior high school after Haynes. He was a longtime member of the Board of ...

Fredonia OKs new pact with teachers

The back-and-forth contract negotiations between the Fredonia Central School District and the Fredonia Teachers Association finally reached the finish line at the most recent Board of Education meeting. The Fredonia Central School District and the Fredonia Teachers Association (FTA) came to ...

Mayville eyes improvements to water system

MAYVILLE – After being awarded $2 million from the federal government, village officials are trying to decide if they want to use that money for short-term repairs to their water system or invest millions more for long-term improvements. Matthew Zarbo with Barton & Loguidice was in ...

Fredonia, Pomfret doing joint plan hearing after all

The village of Fredonia and town of Pomfret will now have a joint public hearing on their joint comprehensive plan. Fredonia Mayor Douglas Essek brought up the issue at last week’s village Board of Trustees meeting. He noted an OBSERVER story during the week which related how Pomfret was ...

Hanover may exceed property tax percent cap

HANOVER — Inflation has taken its toll on everyone in the past year in one way or another. The town of Hanover is no different. With the preliminary budget set to be released for the upcoming year, the Hanover Town Board recently took measures to cover itself in the event that extra funding ...