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Donations made to vets’ groups

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Recently checks like the one above were presented to Dunkirk Joint Veteran’s Council, Dunkirk JROTC, Blue Star Mothers of Lake Erie, Chautauqua County Joint Veterans Council and Dunkirk D.A.V from monies raised at two fund raising events organized by Ginger Pokoj to support these great ...

Christmas tree lighting, carol singing planned in Angola

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The Angola Park and Gazebo Committee, in cooperation with The Friends of the Village and the Lake Shore Association of Christian Churches will host the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Singing as follows: Christmas Tree Lighting at Angola Commons next to the Library on Friday, Dec, 13 ...

Man put in hospital after Hanover crash

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OBSERVER Staff Report HANOVER — A crash late Wednesday evening in the town of Hanover put the driver in the hospital and led to a driving while intoxicated charge. At about 11:58 p.m., deputies were dispatched with Forestville EMS to a one vehicle personal injury accident on Creek Road. ...

Pine Valley’s new superintendent to start work Monday

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SOUTH DAYTON — A new superintendent will head the Pine Valley Central School District in December as Interim Superintendent James Przepasniak’s term comes to an end. The new superintendent of Pine Valley Central School District, Bryna Booth, will begin her contract with the District on ...

Fredonia making push for Small Business Revolution visit

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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 Revolution show winner of a ...

Vehicle flips in city

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This vehicle was traveling on Park Avenue in Dunkirk Friday around 5 p.m., when, according to Dunkirk Police on the scene, the driver drifted into a tree, causing the car to flip over. The driver was flown to Erie County Medical Center for precautionary reasons.

Fredonia celebrating Small Business Saturday

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The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday by hosting a village-wide celebration as an American Express Neighborhood Champion. The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce announced today that, as a member of the American Express Neighborhood Champion Program, it ...

Striving to reach her goal ‘TO WALK’

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Special to the OBSERVER On Jan. 30, 2017, 53-year-old Linda Niedbalski suffered a massive heart attack. For two grueling weeks, she was on life support and later placed in a medically induced coma. Upon waking, she learned that her legs had been amputated just above the knees due to the ...

Dayton winners finally named

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DAYTON — This town’s hotly contested elections are finally complete. The certification of the numbers is all that’s left now for the beleaguered volunteers at the Cattaraugus County Board of Elections. The unofficial results show the winners as Angie Mardino-Miller for supervisor, Ruth ...

Silver Creek students gobble up Second Annual Turkey Trot

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SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek Elementary students ran, walked and even skipped around the track in the Second Annual Turkey Trot earlier this week. Created by fifth-grade teacher Trisha Sills, the event encourages students to enjoy physical activity and creativity, as more than a few ...

Area teen, now cancer free, rings Roswell bell

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Drake McKane’s journey isn’t over, but it has reached an extraordinary milestone. McKane was able to ring the symbolic bell at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center on Monday announcing his one-year anniversary of being cancer free. “We waited so long for that moment to get here ...

High winds bring damage to region

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Wind gusts that neared 70 mph in the region made travel difficult and took a toll on area structures. According to the National Weather Service, the highest wind gust was 68 mph in Fredonia around 7 p.m. Wednesday. That was around the time emergency crews were called to Brigham Road to ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Villenova Grange All You Can Eat Pancake Brunch set The Villenova Grange will hold an All You Can Eat Pancake Brunch on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 431 Route 83, South Dayton. The costs are $7 small or $8 large. Fredonia-Pomfret Democrats to meet The Fredonia-Pomfret ...

Dunkirk Chamber to celebrate Small Business Saturday

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The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce is inviting community members to attend Small Business Saturday in Dunkirk, and to kick off the holiday season by supporting local businesses at this family-oriented event. “Small Business Saturday is a wonderful reminder of how important small ...

Community Bank N.A. supports neighbors this holiday season

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The holiday season often means spending extra time with family and friends and enjoying delicious meals with loved ones. It’s also the perfect time to focus on gratitude and giving. Community Bank N.A. branches are getting in the festive spirit by giving back to the communities they serve to ...

Sheridan Celebrates Christmas event set for Sunday

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SHERIDAN — A multi-faceted, multi-benefit holiday event is being planned for Sunday, Dec. 1 in the hall at the Town of Sheridan Municipal Complex, 2773 Route 20. “Sheridan Celebrates Christmas” will begin festivities at 1 p.m. and close at 6 p.m., following a concert of holiday tunes ...

Jamestown residents accused of operating a meth ring

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BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Richard E. Kinsey Jr., 35, Brandi M. Whitford, 23, and Terrence M. McRae, 39, all of Jamestown, with narcotics conspiracy. Defendants Kinsey and Whitford are also ...

Roundabout work wrapping up for season

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OBSERVER Photo by Gregory Bacon Although the work cones are still there, it appears the work on the roundabout at the intersection of Routes 20 and 60 in Fredonia is about wrapped up. There are no more restricted lanes, and the traffic lights have returned to their place before construction ...

Driver avoids deer, charged with DWI in accident

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HANOVER -- A motorist attempting to avoid striking a deer is facing charges after a one-vehicle accident late Wednesday. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report they were dispatched with Forestville EMS to the incident on Creek Road in the Town of Hanover. The operator of the vehicle, ...