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Evans Police Department ¯ On Aug. 28 at approximately 9 p.m., a potted plant was reportedly stolen from the gazebo on Park Street in Angola. Investigation is ongoing. ¯ On Aug. 29 at about 12 a.m., patrol responded to a church on North Main Street for a trespass complaint. Upon arrival, ...

Mitrano plans stops in county starting Monday

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Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano will be in Chautauqua County starting Monday at a number of gatherings and events. On Monday, she will attend a gathering for Susan Bigler, Democratic candidate for Sheridan Town Board, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Merritt Estate Winery, 2264 King Road, ...

Full Moon Paddle set for Cassadaga Lake Saturday

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CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Lakes Association, in conjunction with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Evergreen Outfitters, will be holding a Full Moon Paddle on Saturday, Sept. 14. This is a new wrinkle to the Cassadaga Lakes Annual Paddle Across the Lakes. Kayaks, paddleboards and ...

Library hosting History Day events

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The Sinclairville Free Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 for activities in celebration of the 21st Annual Sinclairville History Fair. Children are invited to participate in the Grand Parade by riding on the library’s float. This year’s theme is from the ...

Reed tours Forestville’s Militello Farms

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FORESTVILLE — Congressman Tom Reed got a first-hand look recently at grape farming and farm supply operations at Militello Farms. The Militello family business began in the 1970s and has expanded to include a farm supply store that offers grape pesticides, trellis material, fertilizers and ...

Name of fatal crash victim released

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NORTH HARMONY — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of one of the victims in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. According to deputies, James A. Ellis, 63, of Jamestown, was the driver of the tractor trailer cab that was struck by a pick-up truck on Route 394 in ...

Historical program on Barcelona fishing industry set

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MAYVILLE — Cristie Herbst will present a program on the Barcelona Fishing Industry on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Sid Compton room of the Chautauqua Town Building (old high school), 2 Academy St., Mayville. Sponsored by the Chautauqua Town Historical Society, the program is open to ...

Lily Dale woman faces drug charges

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A traffic violation Thursday morning has led to drug charges against a Lily Dale woman. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report they stopped a vehicle for an observed violation on Glasgow Road in the town of Pomfret. The operator was identified as Danielle Miller, of Lily Dale. Further ...

Fredonia Technology Incubator to host web design workshop

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The Fredonia Technology Incubator continues its Entrepreneurial Education Program with a free 90-minute workshop on the basics of effective web design — building an aesthetic, user friendly and engaging website. The workshop will discuss in-depth on how to choose goals for your website, ...

Remembering 9/11

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On Wednesday morning, a crowd of nearly 70 Dunkirk residents, city officials, police officers and fire department members gathered at the fire department headquarters on Eagle Street for the annual remembrance ceremony that marked 18 years since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. “We ...

Park appointed as Villenova town supervisor

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VILLENOVA — A familiar face is returning to her former position as town supervisor. Richard Ardillo, supervisor for the town of Villenova, submitted his resignation in a letter on Aug. 31. The letter was shared at the regular town board meeting Wednesday. In it Ardillo states “in the ...

Trial date set in Dunkirk stabbing death

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A tentative trial date of Jan. 7 has been set for Ashlyann M. Lopez-Lopez, 26, of Dunkirk for the alleged stabbing death of 15-year-old Jefrena Brown. The OBSERVER spoke with Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson and was told that a conference with the court was scheduled this ...

Consultants selected for NRG redevelopment study

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Bergman Associates from Buffalo has been chosen to move forward as consultants on the NRG Redevelopment Alternative and Feasibility Study, according to an announcement made by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed on Wednesday. The study will look at all facets of the project and determine at least three ...

South county crashes claim two lives

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NORTH HARMONY — Two separate rollover crashes claimed the lives of two drivers in the town of North Harmony on Wednesday. The crashes kept first responders — including volunteer firefighters, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and fire police — busy for most of the morning and early ...

Community notebook

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Pancake fundraiser for Troop 267 set In July 2020 Troop 267 is sending eight scouts and four leaders to the Philmont High Adventure Base in Northern New Mexico. The trek will include 12 days of backpacking through the mountains that make up the camp, as well as white water rafting and rock ...

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Jamestown man charged in Dunkirk assault Dunkirk Police on Wednesday morning announced a 20-year-old Jamestown man had been arrested in connection with a brutal beating that occurred on Friday. Adrian Melo Estrada was taken into custody on Tuesday on an outstanding arrest warrant charging ...

Partners in Kind plans cruise-in Saturday

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GERRY — Saturday, Sept. 14 Partners in Kind of Chautauqua County and The V-Dub Club of Jamestown are co-hosting the Third Annual Reid Jones Memorial Cruise-In at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds, which honors a beautiful and courageous baby whose life was lost to Leukemia. The event takes place from ...

Remembering 9/11

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Wayne Hotelling is pictured carrying an American flag and solemnly walking the track at Silver Creek Central School Wednesday morning. He has been doing this for many years. He walks the number of laps for each year he has walked. He told the school secretary it is his way of honoring those who ...

Ceremony honors lives lost, those who responded

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MAYVILLE — It has been 18 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and America continues to remember the lives lost on that day. The Local American Legion and Chautauqua County Veterans Council held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in front of the Chautauqua County Courthouse on North ...

Lily Dale woman charged in drug possession

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A traffic violation this morning has led to drug charges against a Lily Dale woman. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report they stopped a vehicle for an observed violation on Glasgow Road in the town of Pomfret. The operator was identified as Danielle Miller, of Lily Dale. Further ...