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Cassadaga man picked up on drug warrant

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LILY DALE — A 30-year-old Cassadaga man was picked up on a warrant this afternoon. At about 1:05 pm deputies located Jeffery Kozlowski. Subsequent to a search warrant conducted by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Sheriff's SWAT earlier this month, Kozlowski was wanted for ...

Semi strikes maintenance truck on Thruway

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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 ...

23rd annual Memorial Run & Walk set for Friday, Saturday

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Area residents are invited to join the hundreds of people who will come together to celebrate people with disabilities at the 23rd annual Laurel Memorial Run & Walk. The event was created by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek in honor of their oldest daughter, Laurel, who had ...

JCC eyes relocation in city

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The Jamestown Community College North County Campus might be moving to a new home. At Tuesday’s Economic Development meeting, Development Director Rebecca Yanus shared a series of grants that the city is applying for this year — one of them a feasibility study for the campus in the ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday or call us at 366-3000. East parking lot in Fredonia closed for paving Village of Fredonia Department of Public Works director Anthony Gugino announced that the ...

Area police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ FRENCH CREEK — On July 7 at about 12:45 a.m., deputies observed a vehicle allegedly commit several lane violations on Mann Road. Deputies stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Gino A. Corsi, 31, of Erie, PA. Following an investigation ...

11 lost hikers located in Arkwright

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ARKWRIGHT — 11 hikers, including nine ages 4 to 19, who were lost on trails were found after about 4 1/2 hours late Monday. At about 9:30 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for the lost hikers. The hikers were thought to be in the area of a creek near Park ...

Christmas in July raffle to benefit library

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SILVER CREEK — The Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek is sponsoring its annual Christmas in July Raffle to benefit the library. There will be more than 30 baskets and gift certificates donated by community members and local businesses, with a grand prize of $500 by the ...

Two hospitalized after trooper crash on Thruway

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SHERIDAN — Two people inside a minivan that was struck by a New York state trooper responding to a separate crash on Interstate 90 were listed in serious and critical conditions. State police on Tuesday released the names of those involved in the collision that took place at about 1:08 p.m. ...

Reed backs Trump in wake of remarks

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he is confident Donald Trump is not a racist in the wake of comments the president made on Twitter urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. Reed, R-Corning, cited his relationship with Trump during a conference call Tuesday with local ...

Five charged in Jamestown meth bust

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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, 27-year-old Michael J. ...

UPDATE: Two hospitalized after crash on Thruway

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SHERIDAN — Two people inside a minivan that was struck by a New York state trooper responding to a separate crash on Interstate 90 were listed in serious and critical conditions. State police on Tuesday released the names of those involved in the collision that took place at about 1:08 p.m. ...

Wave of interest growing for city beach cleanup

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By 10 a.m. Friday morning, Dunkirk resident Jeff Robinson had the answer he was hoping for: residents and neighbors from around the region care about the condition of Dunkirk’s beaches. That response was evident in his wife’s email, which had 25 inquiries from people stepping up for ...

Chautauqua County Fair opens for 138th year

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With more than 1,600 livestock entries and 3,200 creative arts exhibits, the Chautauqua County Fair is bigger than ever, a fact that was celebrated by dozens of local and state officials on Monday morning. At 10:30 a.m., Fair Board President Dave Wilson welcomed all to the 138th year of the ...

Fowl fatalities: Dead birds litter city streets

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For the past several weeks an unusual occurrence has been happening around a three-to-four-block radius of Save-a-Lot: the unexplained multiple deaths of birds. Most of those lost have been Gulls, a protected species by the U.S, Fish and Wildlife Service under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of ...

Fredonia officials spar over fire department workers

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Call it concern for proper procedures and the people of Fredonia, call it election year posturing, or call it some of both: Whatever way you look at it, Monday’s village Board of Trustees meeting was full of disagreement. One of the biggest points of contention involved Fredonia Fire ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Reservations needed for 65th class reunion A 65th class reunion is being planned for people that graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. Cardinal Mindszenty and Dunkirk High in 1954. A dinner only is scheduled for Aug. 17 at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk for 6 p.m., open menu being planned. If ...