Milk prices up, but so are other costs to farmers


The price of milk has increased in the last few months, providing some much-needed relief for local dairy farmers. However, the extra revenue is not expected to stick around very long. While the increase in price is helpful for local farmers, costs of other inputs needed to run a farm — ...

Free Fishing Weekend starts Saturday in state

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Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced a Free Fishing Weekend in New York State on Saturday and Sunday. This event marks two of the state's six Free Fishing Days offered every year to increase fishing participation and awareness of the outstanding fishing opportunities in New York and introduce new ...

Work underway for city’s Lake Shore Drive upgrades

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OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford Dunkirk's Complete Streets project on Lake Shore Drive is underway, with workers starting to reconstruct sidewalks and lanes near Memorial Park, as seen here. Further down the road, near the Clarion Hotel, surveyors could be seen Thursday morning walking down ...

Olympic champion Suhr announces retirement

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A Fredonia champion and U.S. gold medal winner has announced her retirement this afternoon in a Facebook post. Jenn Suhr, who won gold in pole vaulting in the Summer Olympics in 2012, is calling it a career. "It is official. "The words will come to me soon but my heart and soul are ready for ...

Driving force: Couple honored by NCCF for work in city

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Earlier this week, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation held its 36th annual meeting, which was followed by their presentation of the George B. Weaver Footprints Award. This year, the recipients were Steve and Mary Rees, who were recognized for their contributions to Revitalize ...

Man pleads with city on Brooks

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A city resident who heads up two Brooks Memorial Hospital departments criticized the condition of the building and told the Dunkirk Common Council he backs a new facility in Fredonia. Joseph Damore insisted at Tuesday’s meeting that he was speaking strictly as a Dunkirk resident. “I ...