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Freddy back again to spread village cheer

For the second year, Freddy the Elf is gracing lawns throughout Fredonia, and those with a keen enough eye to find him could potentially win prizes. Festivals Fredonia began placing Freddy the Elf, a large inflatable elf, in various lawns last year, and this year is incorporating Freddy ...

Report upbeat regarding city school visits

Strengths of the Dunkirk schools include class sizes, the spirit of the students and support systems, while instructional pace and engagement with English as a New Language (ENL) students are among weaknesses, according to a review of the district’s six buildings. Dr. Deana Stevenson, an ...

United Way seeks Giving Tuesday

The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County is in the middle of their normal campaign, making their focus for today’s Giving Tuesday online giving as opposed to in person giving. “We’re trying to get the message out to our givers and normal clientele,” said United Way of Northern ...

Hearing ‘frustration’

Over the last few weeks, COVID-19 cases have been spiking in many different places, and the Fredonia Central School District is no exception. Fredonia Superintendent Dr. Bradley Zilliox said that there have been “a number” of quarantines in that time frame. With that in mind, Zilliox ...

Gerace tapped to be next Fredonia chief

By JOHN D’AGOSTINO jdagostino@observertoday.com A familiar face could be heading the Fredonia Police Department starting next month. According to a resolution for the Village Board meeting this evening, former Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace is in line for the position. The ...

Full ‘experience’ returns at SUNY

As college students came back to campus for the fall semester, a sense of normalcy returned to places like the State University of New York at Fredonia. While extra precautions were put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, things certainly seemed more normal for the students and ...