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SOBERING EVENT: Brocton holds mock DWI

May 14, 2016 Pictured are two students who are portraying teens that have been in an accident, post-prom, after having been drinking at a prom after party. more »»

EPA honors local ‘environmental champion’

May 14, 2016 NEW YORK — SUNY Fredonia’s Dr. Sherri Mason had a hunch about Lake Erie few years ago. more »»

City of Dunkirk facing 2017 shortfall

May 14, 2016 The combination of a loss of revenue and increased expenses was like a one-two punch as the finance committee realized next year will mean a $1.2 million shortfall for the city of Dunkirk. more »»

Tobacco purchase public hearing brings interest

May 14, 2016 MAYVILLE — With a mandated public hearing complete, raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 is up for County Executive Vince Horrigan to decide. more »»

Helicopter hijinks

May 13, 2016 SINCLAIRVILLE — What’s sweeter than a profession of teenaged puppy love? A once-in-a-lifetime gesture to send a friend off to college in a way she’ll never forget. more »»

Fredonia SRO negotiations back on track

May 13, 2016 It appears negotiations surrounding the return of a dedicated police presence to the Fredonia Central School District’s Main Street campus have resumed after a hiatus for some time. more »»

Gowanda Central School budget sees $1M increase

May 13, 2016 GOWANDA — As the cost of benefits and services increases, so must the annual budget. This year, the proposed numbers are set to rise $1,148,702 over the 2015-16 budget, for a . more »»

Brocton Fire Dept. burns board of education

May 13, 2016 BROCTON — Within the past couple of months, the Brocton Central School District Board of Education has been considering an idea brought to the board by the Brocton Fire Departmen. more »»

‘Bud break’ opens area grape growing season

May 13, 2016 PORTLAND — The declaration of ‘Bud Break’ officially starts the growing season for Lake Erie grape growers. more »»

Sunny hopes dimmed by Pomfret Board

May 12, 2016 Rainbows follow thunderstorms, right? That’s what volunteers with Solar Chautauqua, the coalition to solarize Chautauqua County, will have to tell themselves for now. more »»

Nushawn Williams will stay in civil confinement

May 12, 2016 Convicted rapist and sex offender Nushawn Williams will remain in civil confinement indefinitel. more »»

City woman faces charges after stabbing her husband

May 12, 2016 OBSERVER Staff Report Kristi M. Jones, 24, of Dunkirk was charged Wednesday after allegedly stabbing her husband in the chest following a domestic dispute turned violent. more »»

Candidates dive into issues

May 12, 2016 A full slate of Dunkirk City School Board hopefuls got the chance to state their cases Wednesday before voters head to the polls on Tuesda. more »»

Board has success with second bid at passing local law

May 12, 2016 FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Village Board’s second attempt at passing Local Law No. more »»

Public safety discussed at board meeting

May 11, 2016 BROCTON — Trustees in the village of Brocton are working toward a solution for better public safety now that the Little League season is in full swing. more »»

Refusing to do his job

May 11, 2016 ARKWRIGHT — At the Arkwright Town Board meeting earlier this week, Councilman Clint Nagle brought up yet again the topic of junk yards plaguing the town, and questioned town Code Enforcement Officer... more »»

New superintendent in town for Dunkirk

May 11, 2016 The decision has been made and all agreed Dr. James Jay Tracy is the best for the job as Dunkirk superintendent of schools. more »»

Fredonia school reps bristle over state aid clawback

May 11, 2016 It appears the New York State Education Department is playing schoolyard bully once again, demanding lunch money from the Fredonia Central School District — that it dished out in the first place. more »»

Village Attorney resigns following workshop

May 11, 2016 SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek Village Attorney Jeffrey Shevlin Jr. officially resigned from the position Tuesday following the Village Board’s 9 a.m. workshop. more »»

Not Fred Fest: How to bring down the beast?

May 10, 2016 Call it what you want: Fred Fest, Not Fred Fest, “That Weekend,” or something less printable. more »»



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