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Riding high

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OBSERVER Photos by Natasha Matteliano The Panther Drive Bridge is now open again. School administrators, members of the board of education and the architect company gathered to celebrate and cut the ribbon to open the bridge, which is now open for vehicle and pedestrian access. A little ...

Saw mill approved in Dewittville

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MAYVILLE — A new saw mill has been given approval to operate in the town of Chautauqua. During the Chautauqua Town Board meeting this week, board members gave approval for a saw mill in Dewittville. According to Supervisor Donald Emhardt, the saw mill, which is located at 6158 ...

Two facing charges after raid

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CHERRY CREEK - A Cherry Creek man faces federal drug charges while a second man faces local charges after a raid at 6900 Main St., Cherry Creek, on Tuesday. At 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s SWAT Team and members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force ...

City schools eye return of middle, high school students

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Dunkirk City Schools are looking at the next step in their reopening plan with an eye toward November. With things going seemingly well at the elementary schools, the district has turned its attention to the middle and high schools next. “The thing that people need to keep in mind is ...

Tanglewood owner reacts to recent COVID-19 outbreak

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Two days after an announcement of a COVID-19 outbreak at two of his adult care facilities, Tanglewood Group owner Nick Ferreri told The Post-Journal on Wednesday that the facility is moving forward to try and contain it. “We go through the isolation of residents that are positive and go ...

Wanted Dunkirk man facing drug charges

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A Dunkirk man wanted on multiple charges was taken into custody this week. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 37-year-old David Anzalone. He was wanted on a warrant that included four counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B ...

Mayville village OKs text alert system for residents

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MAYVILLE — Village residents will soon have the option to hear about emergencies as well as other notices taking place via text. Members of the Mayville Village Board this week voted 4-1 to approve a text message alert system for the village. Trustee Sun Ray Eagle Harrington voted against ...

Fredonia expands COVID-19 testing, but positive cases still low

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More students than ever are being tested for COVID-19 at the State University of New York at Fredonia, but the number of positive cases is not increasing. In fact, it’s not even budging. There were no positives among 375 students tested on Friday, the most recent testing ...

County reports 19 new cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus coverage

The Chautauqua County Department of Health on Thursday reported 19 new cases of COVID-19. The cases include: six in Jamestown, five in Dunkirk, one in Forestville, two in Fredonia, one in Falconer, one in Frewsburg, two in Lakewood and one in Ripley. The county Health Department said there ...

Looking ahead

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SILVER CREEK — Major improvements and additions have been made to the Silver Creek Village Ballpark. During the summer, Silver Creek’s Highway Department, headed by Bob Bankoski, made a number of renovations. They included paving the track and the entrances to the park, replacing the ...

Two Charged After Cherry Creek Drug Bust

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CHERRY CREEK - A Cherry Creek man faces federal drug charges while a second man faces local charges after a raid at 6900 Main St., Cherry Creek, on Tuesday. At 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's SWAT Team and members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force ...

Forestville man sentenced in child porn case

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A Forestville man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of receipt and possession of child pornography. Richard C. Miller, 53, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, and also includes lifetime supervised release Assistant U.S. Attorney ...

DA candidates discuss impacts of coronavirus

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Editor’s note: This is the final piece in a four-part series of the candidates running for Chautauqua County District Attorney. The two candidates running for district attorney both agree that the coronavirus has impacted the court system. During a private debate with the OBSERVER and ...

Silver Creek announces trick-or-treating hours

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SILVER CREEK — Trick-or-treating hours have been set by the Silver Creek Village Board. At a meeting earlier this month, the board set the hours for 4-7 p.m. within the village. “I would like to remind the children and the parents to be diligent, cautious and to use discretion when ...

Parent concerns addressed by SCCS officials

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SILVER CREEK — Questions from parents were answered during a recent Facebook live session by Silver Creek Central School officials, including Superintendent Todd Crandall and Elementary School Principal Sterling Stearns. Crandall kicked off the live event with a question-and-answer ...

Area Police

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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ SHERIDAN — Brandon F. Robinson, 32, of Hinton, Iowa, was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI with a BAC of 0.08% or greater and moving from lane unsafely. Deputies responded at 1:52 a.m. Saturday to a crash on Route 20 in the town of Sheridan. ...

16 new COVID-19 cases announced in county

Coronavirus coverage

Sixteen new cases of COVID-19 have been announced Wednesday by the Chautauqua County Health Department. The new cases include: seven from Jamestown, three in Ashville, two in Falconer and Frewsburg, one in Dunkirk and Lakewood. There are 104 active cases, continue to recover under orders of ...

Caregiver support group meetings offered across Chautauqua County

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The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter oversees several monthly caregiver support group meetings across the Chautauqua County region which allows dementia caregivers to connect with others facing similar challenges and hear advice for overcoming them from care partners in the ...

County announces 5 new COVID cases

Local/Region

Chautauqua County officials announced five new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, one day after revealing that 47 of Monday’s 53 confirmed cases were related to an outbreak at Tanglewood Manor and Memory Garden in Jamestown. Of the five new cases, the county reported one new case in the Fredonia, ...