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Greystone Nature Preserve opening

Local/Region

Right now the business of every citizen is staying healthy. With that one thought in mind Greystone Nature Preserve is opening its trails to the public today, which is a month early. Health reports are urging citizens to stay in social isolation and yet get outdoors. The trails range from ...

AFTERNOON ACCIDENT: Truck spins out

Local/Region

A driver in a red truck spun off the Thruway around the O’Brien Road overpass in Sheridan on Tuesday around 4 p.m. Initial reports were that the truck hit a tractor trailer, which caused the accident, causing unknown injuries.

Corrections union chief has coronavirus

Local/Region

The New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association Monday announced that Union President Michael B. Powers tested positive for COVID-19. Powers, who is regularly in contact with correction officers from every corner of the state, has been self-quarantining at his ...

COVID-19 deaths top 1,500; medical reinforcements gather

Local/Region

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 300 new deaths in New York from the coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, a somber-sounding Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday as temporary hospital beds were made available in a city where some hospitals are already struggling. City officials announced ...

Cuomo, lawmakers seeking way forward on state budget

Local/Region

ALBANY (AP) — As New York navigates the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are trying to find their way forward on a state budget despite uncertainty about the size of the financial toll the outbreak will take. The governor, a Democrat, has suggested lawmakers could pass a ...

Hochul urges preparation for ‘onslaught’

Local/Region

OBSERVER Staff Report New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, during an interview on WDOE on Monday morning, said the worst is not over when it comes to the coronavirus. “We are continuing the effort to continue for an onslaught of cases,” she said during the interview with radio news ...

No movement on Hanover noise ordinance

Local/Region

HANOVER — The noise ordinance residents requested from the Hanover Town Board has yet to be acted upon. Residents were hoping the law would be passed as soon as possible, to prevent the propane cannons from going off this coming grape season. Ed Schintzius, council person, brought it to the ...

Dunkirk, Jamestown getting additional block grant funds

Local/Region

OBSERVER Staff Report Following bipartisan negotiations for significant aid for states as part of the ‘Corona 3’ deal passed by unanimous vote last week in the Senate and signed into law on Friday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have ...

Mazza Five & 20 begins producing sanitizer for non-profits

Local/Region

WESTFIELD — As posted on the new website for Mazza Five & 20 Spirits, “Alcohol is more important than ever – but not in the way you might think! Some of the same processes and ingredients that we employ in the production of our spirits can be utilized to produce hand sanitizer.” ...

Seventh case reported in Cattaraugus County

Local/Region

A seventh case of the coronavirus has been reported by the Cattaraugus County Health Department. The reporting laboratory was Wadsworth Laboratories in Albany. A female resident lives in the southeast part of the county and has no significant travel history. She was tested for COVID-19 on ...

Heritage Ministries leader joins LeadingAge Cabinet

Business

Jeremy Rutter, Hearthstone Communities executive director and Heritage vice president of skilled nursing operations, was recently appointed to the LeadingAge Illinois Nursing Facility Cabinet. LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving ...

MDStar Presentations help empower, motivate and educate

VISION 2020

Michele D. Starwalt, CPM, has more than 20 years of conducting keynote addresses, workshops, and trainings in schools, businesses, and agencies. In the fall of 2019 she ventured out on her own and began MDStar Presentations. “I specialize in Human Resource Management, youth development ...

DFT selected as 2020 Visionary Award winner for business

VISION 2020

The OBSERVER has selected DFT Communications as the 2020 Visionary Award winner for business. Founded in 1898 in Arthur R. Maytum’s grocery store, DFT Communications has been serving Western New York for over 122 years. DFT Communications is a family of companies linking neighbor to ...

Come as you are, leave as you want to be

VISION 2020

The power of Jamestown Community College is in the diverse education it delivers to students of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re ready to jump into the complete college experience, balance a busy schedule and learn on a part-time basis, or take just a class or two, you can reach all ...

Chautauqua Health & Fitness is staying active online

VISION 2020

In a public health crisis like the one the world is currently experiencing with COVID-19, maintaining personal health has been of paramount concern. In order to stay healthy, one thing you can do positive for your body is try to stay physically active. With the continuous restrictions put in ...

O’Malia’s wants to be your favorite liquor store

VISION 2020

O’Malia’s Liquors Inc. is conveniently located at the D&F Plaza on Vineyard Drive with plenty of spacious parking. O’Malia’s has always had the motto “We’d like to be your favorite liquor store.” Since purchasing the business in 1987, the owners have endeavored to keep that ...

Riles & Woolley has an innovative, full service monument company

VISION 2020

Editor’s note: This article was written in February 2020, before the passing of Warren Riles. Riles and Woolley decided to keep the article like it was and not make any changes. Riles & Woolley Monuments is located at 39 Main Street, Forestville. The owners & founders are Warren H. ...

Riles & Woolley Funeral Home is there for you

VISION 2020

Editor’s note: This article was written in February 2020, before the passing of Warren Riles. Riles and Woolley decided to keep the article like it was and not make any changes. Riles & Woolley Funeral Home is located at 39 Main Street, Forestville. The Funeral Directors are Warren H. ...

Mancuso Service Center continues to grow

VISION 2020

A local business of more than 60 years continues to develop and grow on Main Street in the village of Fredonia. Mancuso Service Center was first developed by Anthony S. Mancuso when he began construction of a garage for auto repair and gasoline. Since his passing in 1985, Mancuso Service ...