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Four rabies clinics planned

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics: ¯ Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the town of Clymer Highway Building, 8026 Route 474 in Clymer. This clinic is sponsored ...

Brocton students participate in Darien Lake reading program

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Several Brocton School students participated in Darien Lake’s Read to Ride program this year. To become of member of the program, students had to log a minimum of seven hours of reading at home and return their completed logs to Mrs. Anderson. Each student received a free admission ticket to ...

Law would put NY on hook for auto damage on state road

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New York state may no longer be immune from claims if a driver’s car is damaged on a state road. The state Senate approved S. 5422 by a 62-0 vote while the state Assembly approved A. 1235 by a 124-22 vote. It will become law if signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The legislation is sponsored by ...

Fredonia brush pickup set to start Monday

Local/Region

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste Monday to Thursday. Collection will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until every village street within the scheduled section has been completed. Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for collection ...

Local businesses, schools partner for workforce development push

Business

Chautauqua County saw an increase in the number of jobs by 400 between April 2018 and April of this year. How did this happen? Well, according to George Borrello, county executive, one reason for the increase in jobs is the culmination of businesses and educational institutions working ...

Lights, sights from above

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Dunkirk’s Fourth of July once again drew a crowd to the waterfront for music, food and fireworks. In the photo above, taken by Sandra Sheridan, shows fireworks above the Third Street train overpass on Central Avenue. At left is a photo submitted by Keith Crowelll of Memorial Park from the sky ...

Literacy Volunteers moving to Fredonia

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Special to the OBSERVER Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is moving their bookstore and tutoring rooms to 10 and 12 Park Place in Fredonia. The organization has outgrown their current location in Dunkirk and this new location will provide more space and visibility. Literacy ...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Village sign gets an upgrade

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Pictured is the newly painted and restructured “Welcome to Cassadaga” sign coming into the village on Route 60 South. Earlier this week, Cassadaga Boy Scouts and former Eagle Scout Justin O’Brien gathered to help relandscape the sign on display coming into the village from Route 60. The ...

Landis wants to end ‘wait’ in meetings

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Call it Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis’ “Nobody wants to wait for 45 minutes” proposal. Landis made that statement at Monday’s Board of Trustees workshop in regard to the board’s work schedule. Currently, the board holds its workshops every other Monday, with its regular ...

Gowanda, Dollar General to meet

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GOWANDA — The village continues to move forward in talks with Dollar General, with the company now seeking a meeting with the village board, according to attorney Deb Chadsey. “I received a call from Dollar General’s counsel and had a very long conversation with him,” Chadsey said ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

The Sons of American Legion Squad 59 to hold monthly meeting July 9 The Sons of American Legion Squad 59 will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E Main St., Fredonia. Topics to be discussed will be finalizing plans for the annual Post 59 Family Picnic ...

Area police

Area police

Firework mishap injures woman A woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo late Thursday after a fireworks accident in the town of Dunkirk. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and the Fredonia Fire Department responded to Bayshore Drive and investigated the scene and found ...

Chadwick Bay Women award scholarships

Local/Region

The Chadwick Bay Chapter of New York State Women Inc. met at Manning’s Fireside Manor for the presentation of the annual scholarships and new endowment of Empowerment Camp for Teenage Girls. Recent retiree of Empire State College, Dr. Catherine McAllister was the guest speaker. She spoke ...

Cherry Festival kicks off Tuesday

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NORTH EAST, Pa. — The North East Fire Department, Crescent and Fuller Hose, will kick off the 74rd annual Cherry Festival on Tuesday. The festival, located in Heard Park on North Lake Street, will run through Saturday, July 13. The Cherry Festival originated in 1945 as a fundraiser for the ...

Dressing up Cassadaga Library

Local/Region

Thanks to the great talent and generosity of Darrell Sager of Silver Creek, the collection of dress up clothes in the Children’s Room at Cassadaga Branch Library no longer have to be stuffed all haphazardly in a storage bucket. Now they hang neatly in a beautiful little wardrobe for all our ...

P-TECH celebrates first Senior Advancement Ceremony

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For many area high school seniors, commencement acts as the close of one chapter and the beginning of another. For WNY P-TECH College & Career Academy students, this ceremony serves as a reminder that the journey is just beginning. “You’ve accomplished so much in your four years in ...

Top Knobs acquires Water Street Brass

Business

Top Knobs is pleased to announce the acquisition of Water Street Brass. Founded by brothers Matt and Chase Churchill in 2012 in Lakewood, New York, Water Street Brass provides high-end solid brass decorative hardware, as well as a beautiful collection of door hardware for discerning ...

League of Women Voters fights for Equal Rights Amendment

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The approval of just one more state is all that is needed to end the legal distinctions between men and women in terms of divorce, property, employment and more, thereby providing citizens with the highest and broadest protection against sex discrimination. Known as the Equal Rights Amendment ...

Michigan city has right idea with waters

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — This community of nearly 11,000 residents has a lot in common with our similar-sized city of Dunkirk. Located on the eastern shore of a Great Lake, it was once a bustling manufacturing and industrial corridor. And, it knows just how crippling lake-effect snows can ...