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Fredonia making push for Small Business Revolution TV visit

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OBSERVER Staff Report Village of Fredonia officials are working to rally support from residents and businesses for mid December when members of the Small Business Revolution team will be visiting the community. Fredonia is one of 10 communities to be considered for the The Small Business ...

ADAMS looks ahead to year three

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“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future,” said William Murtagh, the first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places. Such is the conversation that the board of directors of the ...

Point Gratiot sees green improvements

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Point Gratiot is seeing new development this month, as the city will spend at least the next two weeks installing a rain garden. With a joint grant achieved by the city from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Silver Creek no longer collecting heavy metal, brush Wednesday, Nov. 25 was the last day for heavy metal pickup in the village of Silver Creek for the winter months. Collections will begin again in March of 2020. Brush collection has been suspended for the winter months and will resume in ...

Area police

Area police

State Police at Jamestown ¯ STEAMBURG — On Tuesday, state troopers arrested Mary Butler, 61, of Gerry, for fourth-degree criminal mischief. Troopers responded to a residence in Steamburg for a report of Criminal Mischief. Investigation revealed that Butler arrived at the residence ...

Cold weather ushers in M&T Bank’s annual Gift of Warmth

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M&T Bank has announced the return of its Gift of Warmth campaign, the region’s longest-running warm clothing collection program. At all of M&T’s 65 local branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats from now until Jan. 3. All donations are ...

December events set at the town of Collins Public Library

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COLLINS — The Town of Collins Public Library, 2341 Main St., Collins, has announced a number of special events for December. To register for particular programs, call 532-5129. Craft Club: Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Come and make crafts in the Library. This month’s theme will be ...

December programming at Anderson-Lee Library

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SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek has announced their programming for the month of December. Programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required unless stated otherwise, to ensure enough seating and materials for all patrons attending ...

County offers tips to try to limit stress at holidays

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MAYVILLE — The holidays are a time of joy and togetherness, but often the holidays are the times we experience stress and family conflict. The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene would like to offer a few recommendations on how families and individuals might better cope with the ...

Mayville woman charged after altercation

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MAYVILLE — A reported altercation on Friday evening has led to charges against a village woman. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report that around 10:30 p.m., they responded to an address regarding the incident. Upon arrival, Deputies spoke with 37-year-old Margie Curry. A subsequent ...

Missing hunter located in Arkwright

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ARKWRIGHT -- Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies were called on Friday evening to help locate a missing hunter. At about 8:20 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the area of Hall Road. Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff K-9 unit and NYS Forest Rangers were able to locate the missing hunter, Richard E. ...

Fredonia is a Top 10 Town for Season 5 of Small Business Revolution

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By TODD TRANUM President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier Fredonia is in the top ten for season five of Small Business Revolution! This original series by Deluxe is featured on Hulu and ...

Team of four provides vision services for two counties

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Functioning with a team of only four women, the Chautauqua Blind Association provides vision rehabilitation services across Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. With such a small group, the organization’s employees find themselves with busy schedules. “It’s quite the feat, I mean ...

Region still too comfortable in decline

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Municipal leaders rarely have a vision for the future. Instead, elected officials just hope to maintain on what they have from year to year. That is always an issue when the budgets are proposed. Everything is tight. There usually is no room for additional spending. Obviously, it is because ...

TURKEY DAY TREAT: Bills devour Cowboys

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen devours a turkey leg during a postgame interview Thursday. Allen shined as the Bills moved to 9-3 on the season with a 26-15 victory in Dallas over the Cowboys. See page B1 of today's paper for a game story and Carmen’s Column.

St. Elizabeth basket project underway

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Special to the OBSERVER With Christmas fast approaching, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is beginning to prepare for its annual Christmas Basket Project. Each year, the church provides food and gifts for up to 160 needy families from the area. Last year’s project was able to ...

Rural Ministry seeks help after theft

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OBSERVER Staff Report Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, which is located at 319 Washington Ave., Dunkirk was recently burglarized. “Crime affects those violated in many different ways. When Chautauqua County Rural Ministry was burglarized this past week, it not only impacted the ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Fredonia Board of Education to meet The Fredonia Board of Education will hold a special meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. and a regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the high school library. Valley Historical Society to meet Tuesday The Valley ...

Area police

Area police

New York State Police ¯ BEMUS POINT — On Sunday, Nov. 24, State Police out of Jamestown arrested Sally Lawson, 62, and charged her with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree criminal nuisance. The Troopers responded to a residence in Bemus Point for multiple 911 ...