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Jackson Center’s Young Readers Program Friday

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JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center is thrilled to welcome back Dr. Allida Black for its 15th Annual Young Readers Program. The Young Readers Program uses literature to engage young people with their world by inspiring them to read and hone their analytical skills and writing ability. ...

Chautauqua Lake herbicide use starts

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It’s been a long time coming: herbicides Aquathol K and Navigate are getting used on Chautauqua Lake this week. Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m. and continuing through 8 p.m. Friday, these “pesticides,” as described on use restriction notices posted around the lake, are being used by ...

VFW convention set for Saturday

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Auxiliary to District Six will hold its 75th annual convention honoring Commander Brenda Serena and Auxiliary President Rosalie Cooper on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The event will be hosted by Col. John B. Weber VFW Post No. 898, 2909 South ...

Three hurt in Findley Lake crash

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Special to the OBSERVER FINDLEY LAKE — Three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries following a crash that destroyed a sedan Wednesday morning. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the collision at 11 a.m. between the sedan and ...

Ripley school adds day to schedule

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RIPLEY — Those winter snow days will cost pupils a day off. Principal Micah Oldham reported that students will be attending school on June 7. This had originally been a day off, but the number of days lost to winter weather necessitated changing the day to one of attendance, he said. In a ...

Quilt raffle at Anderson-Lee Library

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Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, is holding a quilt raffle to benefit the library. This green and cream-colored queen-sized quilt was made by Carman Wappman, who generously donated it to the library for this fund-raiser. Pictured are Anderson-Lee Library Director ...

Mary Webster gets Brooks Nurse of Distinction Award

Business

In memory of the late Carol Kozlowski, former Vice President of Nursing at Brooks, nursing leadership established the Carol A. Kozlowski Nurse of Distinction Award to be presented annually to a registered nurse who exemplifies Carol’s dedication to quality nursing. As part of National Nurses ...

Silver Creek hosts mock DWI crash ahead of prom

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SILVER CREEK — A sobering presentation about the dangers of driving while intoxicated or impaired was held recently on the campus of the Silver Creek Central School District. The immersive educational experience was scheduled ahead of Silver Creek's prom, which is scheduled for this Saturday ...

Fredonia schools approve ballot

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No one from the public spoke Tuesday as the Fredonia Board of Education formalized its 2019-20 budget proposal for the May 21 ballot. The $30,306,737 spending plan has the same tax levy as the 2018-19 budget. It represents a 6.58% decrease in spending from 2018-19, however. John Forbes, ...

Dunkirk JROTC Unit finishes out a strong year

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The local Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is in its 24th year at Dunkirk High School, and as the years have grown, so has the involvement of this unit to the local area. The current school year has seen the unit doing things it is always known for, such as community ...

SUNY Fredonia provost proposes reorganization

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In the face of significant financial challenges, SUNY Fredonia Provost Terry Brown, Ph.D., has embarked on an important undertaking: an entire reorganization of academic affairs that could save the college over $1 million. Importantly, Brown explained at last week’s college council meeting, ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

City parade plans underway Preparations are under way for the annual Memorial Day parade in the city of Dunkirk. The parade begins on Lake Shore Drive West with the lineup set to start at 10:45 a.m. Those who wish to march should reach out to Dunkirk Special Events at 366-9877. CCIDA to meet ...

Area Police

Area police

New York State Police BEMUS POINT — On May 12, troopers observed Kenneth Martinez, 37, of Jamestown, walking on I-86 in Bemus Point, allegedly smoking a marijuana cigarette. Martinez was placed under arrest and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. Martinez was issued an ...

Chautauqua Board elects Candace Littell Maxwell as chair

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CHAUTAUQUA — At its quarterly business meeting, the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees elected as its next Chair Candace (Candy) Littell Maxwell of Wilmington, Delaware. Maxwell is a retired strategic advisor with more than 30 years of diverse experience in business leadership, ...

Disabled boat rescued near city pier

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The Dunkirk Fire Department responded to an SOS just beyond the break wall near the Dunkirk City Pier early Tuesday evening. Too far away to be seen in the picture, the boat apparently became disabled and began drifting east. Rescuers reached the boat safely and began the long process of towing ...