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Area politicians back their candidates

April 17, 2016 The presidential primary in New York is set for Tuesday, and local officials are issuing their take on the upcoming election. Last week, Assemblyman Andy Goodell came out in support of Ohio Go. more »»

The rise and fall of opt-out rates

April 17, 2016 Ready, set, test! Or not. Schools across the region saw changes in the opt-out rates for standardized testing in English and Language Arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8. more »»

Get moving!

April 17, 2016 The numbers are in, and we're not winning, Chautauqua County. Actually, we're losing — our lives, our loved ones, and the fight against heart disease. more »»

Citywide street crimes sweep nets 7

April 17, 2016 OBSERVER Staff Writer A number of officers of the City of Dunkirk Police Department, both in plain clothes and in uniform, engaged in a citywide street crimes detail Saturday. more »»

POLICE WRECK: No injuries in crash

April 16, 2016 A two-vehicle crash that left a sheriff’s patrol car out of commission and sent a deputy to the hospital for evaluation is still under investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Accident... more »»

Board downs variances for Webb’s Hotel

April 16, 2016 Thirteen of the 15 variance requests for Ben Webb’s fractional ownership hotel along the lake shore were turned down by the Mayville Zoning Board of Appeals last week. more »»

Back at square one for Edgewood warehouse

April 16, 2016 Development breeds development, but its loss might also mean a loss of development. At least this was the case for proposed Edgewood warehouse development company Atwater Capital. more »»

Tensions between neighbors run high in Arkwright

April 16, 2016 ARKWRIGHT — An Arkwright family became upset at a recent Arkwright Town Board meeting when officials told them there was nothing the board could do about the construction company next door to them... more »»

Young, Goodell discuss budget at Legislative Breakfast

April 16, 2016 LAKEWOOD — With the state budget approved, Assemblyman Andy Goodell and state Sen. more »»

Live, work, play here

April 15, 2016 WESTFIELD — There is hope for waterfront revitalization, according to speakers at an event hosted recently by the League of Women Voters. more »»

Sheriff's vehicle involved in crash

April 15, 2016 A crash involving a sheriff's vehicle and a passenger vehicle occurred around 6 a.m. Friday at the top of the three-lane section between Cassadaga and Fredoni. more »»

Silver Creek presents tentative budget

April 15, 2016 SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Village Board presented its tentative 2016-2017 budget at Thursday’s public hearing, and for the second year in a row, taxes appear to be going down. more »»

Delightful dark

April 15, 2016 MAYVILLE — Reminiscent of a Simon and Garfunkel song, darkness became the friend of many diners on Thursday night, thanks to the Chautauqua Blind Association. more »»

School encourages community to pump up, Panther-style

April 15, 2016 SOUTH DAYTON — Forget the “Eye of the Tiger. more »»

NYS Association of Counties weighs in on state budget

April 15, 2016 The New York State Association of Counties is weighing in on the recently enacted state budget with praise and calls for more action. more »»

Board adopts proactive resolution along with 2016-2017 budget

April 14, 2016 SILVER CREEK — With all 27 component districts voting in favor of the Erie 2 BOCES capital improvements project, the Silver Creek Central School District will be contributing $691,349 for its share... more »»

County discusses last public hanging

April 14, 2016 JAMESTOWN — Stories and rumors still surround the death and corpse of the last man publicly hanged in Chautauqua County. more »»

Fredonia school budget includes tax bump and new staff

April 14, 2016 A slight property tax levy increase, a few staff additions and a significant decrease in applied fund balance are highlights of the fourth and final draft of the Fredonia Central School District’s... more »»

Dunkirk, Fredonia and SUNY Fredonia work together on grant

April 14, 2016 Communities are stronger when they stand together. This is especially true when those communities plan to apply for state funding for projects. more »»

Lucille Ball Festival features three performers

April 14, 2016 JAMESTOWN — The dates have been confirmed and the ink has dried on the agreements to bring Lewis Black, Trevor Noah and Brian Regan to Jamestown as headliners of this year’s Lucille Ball Festival of... more »»



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