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April 19, 2016 SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Village Board held a public hearing Monday to adopt Local Law No. 3 of 2016, and with no one present to discuss the matter, closed the hearing minutes late. more »»

Fredonia DPW hires plan remains contentious

April 19, 2016 Fredonia Trustee Marc Ruckman has joined Trustee Phyllis Jones in publicly voicing his dissent over Mayor Athanasia Landis’ proposal to hire two additional full-timers and return seasonal labor to... more »»

Officials have varied ideas for youth funds

April 19, 2016 Although William Cease left behind an endowment fund for the city of Dunkirk’s youth, there are many ways in which it can be spent. more »»

Study sees end to Jamestown commercial air service

April 19, 2016 MAYVILLE — Cutting costs at Chautauqua County’s airports will draw some difficult decisions from county officials in the coming months. more »»

Silencing gossip

April 18, 2016 GOWANDA — Budget rumors have been running rampant through Gowanda neighborhoods, and Mayor Heather McKeever did her best to set the record straight at a public hearing. more »»

Dunkirk Town Board looks for new home

April 18, 2016 The Dunkirk Town Board is finally putting the gears in motion for its hopes to renovate or rebuild its town hal. more »»

Backing Bernie

April 18, 2016 Ask a Bernie Sanders supporter what it is about the presidential hopeful they like and one word seems to continually be presented: trust. more »»

Custom memorial bricks for sale

April 18, 2016 BROCTON — The Brad Anderson Recognition Committee has announced a fundraising venture that will allow local residents, and even their pets, to become a permanent part of the Brad Anderson and... more »»

Low-energy costs keeping plant from generating more profit

April 18, 2016 ELLERY — Seven years ago, a $12 million methane power plant was constructed in a move to convert landfill gas to electricity. more »»

Rotaract helps strengthen village-college relationship

April 17, 2016 It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it. more »»

Not-so-odd case for Leap Day parking tickets

April 17, 2016 Although Leap Day only comes around every four years, two odd days in a row for alternate parking is a much more common occurrence, according to Dunkirk Police Chief Dave Ortolano. more »»

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 »»



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