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Woman rescues man who fell into Barcelona Harbor

WESTFIELD — Every day Mia Goot tries to make it down to Barcelona Harbor — an ideal spot to go for a walk or sit by the water and relax. One such venture Monday evening likely saved the life of another person. Goot, a town of Portland resident, was at the harbor around 6 p.m. where she ...

Brooks administers 3.5K doses of COVID vaccine

Brooks-TLC Hospital System Inc. reached a milestone last week. Hospital officials in a news release Monday announced it administered its 3,500th vaccine dose to community member, Stephen Romanik, 20, of Silver Creek. Brooks-TLC has been designated a vaccination site by the state ...

State moves ahead with Gowanda closure

GOWANDA — Despite heavy backlash from local politicians and the community, the Gowanda Correctional Facility is still slated to be closed Wednesday. One of the more recent oppositions came from Erie County Legislator John Mills, who introduced a resolution opposing the closure. In a press ...

Some Democrats putting Norm Green on hot seat

It has gone from bad to worse for the Chautauqua County Democratic Party. One day after a Zoom meeting Sunday evening by the county committee, at least three local village and town groups have called for the resignation of party Chairman Norman Green. Those committees voicing displeasure are ...

Borrello finds hospitality ‘rewarding’ work

Editor’s note: With March being designated as Women’s History Month, the OBSERVER is featuring a series of articles on business leaders in the north county region. SUNSET BAY — In 2018 Sunset Bay Beach Club, Cabana Sam’s and the Sunset Bay Deli were purchased by Kelly Borrello who had ...

Downed power line cause of Silver Creek fire

SILVER CREEK — Two downed utility poles causing a power line to break and come into contact with a home was found to be the cause of last week’s fire in the village. The chain-reaction incident began as high winds swept through the region Friday morning. According to Capt. Rich Telford ...