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Sounding off

Several Central Avenue residents complained about a noisy Oct. 2 event to the Fredonia Board of Trustees Monday. Suzanne Militello read a statement on behalf of the group. She said she lives at 64 Central Ave. and the event, which she said was advertised as a music festival, took place in the ...

Some don’t take shine to new lighting

At the last Dunkirk Town Board meeting, Councilman Bob Penharlow made a motion to put up six street lights on Shorewood Drive because he believed it would be beneficial to the residents of the road. But a month later, after a good amount of opposition, Penharlow made a different motion to ...

Executive candidates debate role of village, town government

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series of the candidates running for Chautauqua County executive. According to the U.S. Census, the village of Panama has 426 residents. The village has an elected mayor and only two trustees. It does not collect property tax, but does receive ...

Committee discusses option for solar projects

MAYVILLE — With the plethora of solar projects being proposed locally, Chautauqua County officials are looking at ways to help local municipalities protect themselves when evaluating projects. Last month, the county Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board sent a letter to the legislature ...

‘Voice for all’ takes on newcomer in Fourth Ward

By M.J. STAFFORD mstafford@observertoday.com In Dunkirk’s Fourth Ward, Republican Nancy Nichols is facing an Election Day challenge from Democrat candidate Nanette White. Nichols, a former Dunkirk Board of Education member and crossing guard, was first elected in 2019, defeating ...

Horrific blaze begins mission for fire prevention

One of the pleasures of life when one grows old is mind wandering. The older you get, the farther back you travel. And given the world we live in today, the trips down memory lane become more and more enjoyable-a pleasant escape from reality. In my case, these mental voyages often take me to ...