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Brief opportunity to acquire distinctive Audubon shirts

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JAMESTOWN — When cut paper artist Wendy Bale moved from Wisconsin to Chautauqua County five years ago, she couldn’t have imagined the impact having her home and studio right down the road from Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) would have on her life. Bale observed, “My work focuses ...

County warns of high heat, offers cooling stations

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Chautauqua County officials Thursday urged local residents to use caution to beat the heat as high temperatures are expected to move into the area today. That includes utilizing any of 16 cooling stations throughout the county. “In the coming days we will see the highest temperatures so far ...

4-Hers show off talent at County Fair hog show

Local/Region

Monday evening’s 4-H activities provided entertainment in the Warren K. Brown Show Arena. Squeals of excitement were heard from the hogs and youth, and a few of the spectators as they participated in Swine Market and Showmanship Classes. Warren Beeler of Caneyville, Kentucky judged the show ...

NY raising smoking age to 21 later this year

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New York state will raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 later this year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law Tuesday making the change. The state Assembly approved the change in March with a 120-26 vote, while the state Senate approved the change 52-9 in late March. Gov. ...

Foundation announces Sept. 1 deadline for grant applications

Local/Region

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is accepting Letters of Interest to the Community Benefit Grant program until Sept. 1, 2019. Proposals must efficiently and effectively address identified community needs or encourage new opportunities. Letters of Interest should include a ...

Grandmother says child in program left at park

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GOWANDA — An incident that took place on the first day of the village recreation program has one local family shook up and looking for answers. Gowanda resident Nancy Scott came to the village board Tuesday and informed officials of what’d happened a week prior. “I wanted to make you ...

Student ambassadors discuss year-long preparations

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While it may not take fair goers very long to walk through the animal barns at the Chautauqua County Fair, the nine 4-H barns and buildings actually represent months of hard work of the many club members, families and volunteers. 4-H Teen Ambassadors and Emily Reynolds, executive director for ...

Semi strikes maintenance truck

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WESTFIELD — Two New York State Thruway maintenance workers escaped injury after their truck was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 90 on Wednesday morning. Westfield volunteer firefighters and state police were summoned shortly before 9 a.m. to the westbound lane in Westfield for the ...

Housing Authority OKs termination, names new attorney

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During a special meeting of the Dunkirk Housing Authority on June 17, the six-member board of commissioners decided to terminate Rachel Braidich from the post of executive director. According to the resolution approved unanimously by authority commissioners this week, Braidich was officially ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Revitalize Dunkirk to meet today Revitalize Dunkirk’s monthly meeting will take place Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave, Dunkirk. This month’s guest speakers are William Haskas, President & Matei Denes, ...

Five charged in Jamestown meth bust

Area police

OBSERVER Staff Report JAMESTOWN — A large quantity of methamphetamine was seized and five people are facing charges, the Jamestown Police Department announced Wednesday. Taken into custody following a search of 12 Bishop St. on criminal possession charges were 38-year-old Jarrod K. Adams, ...

Area Police

Area police

Cassadaga man picked up on drug warrant LILY DALE — A 30-year-old Cassadaga man was picked up on a warrant Wednesday. At about 1 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies located Jeffery Kozlowski. Subsequent to a search warrant conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and ...

Gowanda Middle School lists fourth quarter honor roll students

Local/Region

GOWANDA – The following students in fifth grade through eighth grade at Gowanda Middle School earned spots on the high honor, honor and merit rolls for the fourth-quarter marking period of the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations to all 147 of these Panthers. HIGH HONOR ROLL: 95-100 ...

Hanover legion installs officers

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The installation of officers was conducted for the American Legion, Hanover Post 148, Silver Creek last month. Pictured from left to right are: Richard Henry, sergeant at arms; Thomas Erdley, secretary; Sam Restivo, Wayne Hartinger, second vice commander; Don Richards, commander, Leroy ...

81st Annual Westfield Antique Show is this weekend

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WESTFIELD — The Annual Westfield Antique Show, sponsored by the Chautauqua County Historical Society, will be celebrating its 81st consecutive year in 2019, and just like in past years, there’s going to be a wide variety of items on display and available for sale. This year’s Antique ...

Mayor issues Laurel Run Proclamation

Local/Region

The Laurel Run was established in 1997 by Chautauqua County couple, Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek, in honor of their oldest daughter, Laurel, who was born with special needs, and for other persons with disabilities who are served by The Resource Center; this year marks the 23rd ...

Silver Creek middle, high schools release honor rolls

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SILVER CREEK — The middle and high schools have announced the honor and credit rolls for the fourth quarter. HONOR ROLL Sixth Grade — Kimora Berry, Ryan Borrello, Travis Brennan, Jonathan Castle, Michael Dispenza, Gary Dudek III, Brady Helmer, Cameron Ingram, Alexander Karnes, Makayla ...

Diane Hewitt-Johnson CEO of COI

Business

The Board of Directors of Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. is pleased to announce the permanent appointment of Diane Hewitt-Johnson as the agency's Chief Executive Officer. She has served the agency as Interim CEO since September 2018. "Ms. Hewitt-Johnson has served in several managerial ...

Family ties

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Chuck Dillenburg’s name has been on the competitors board of the Demolition Derby at the Chautauqua County fair for the last 40 years. Dillenburg took second place in the Wire Compact heat, which was second heat of the evening, and while that may not normally be a completely satisfying ...