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Pamela Bajdas

February 25, 2021 Pamela, loving wife of Dr Dale Wheeler, passed away after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. Pam is the daughter of Barbara and the late Norbert Bajdas. She is predeceased by sister Brenda and survived by five siblings, brothers Mark, Paul (Shelly) and Scott ...

Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

WASHINGTON — A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on a bill that marshals the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a ...

Jane Hartman

Jane Hartman, 88 of Dunkirk, NY died on Sunday, Evening, March 7, 2021 at home. Jane was born on December 30, 1932 to the late Joseph and Dorothy (Spencer) Boysha in Nanticoke, PA. Loving mother to daughter Dorothy (William) Paige of Dunkirk, NY, beloved grandmother to Jennifer Foringer of ...

Clara M. Rathman

Clara Mary Rathman, 90, of Dunkirk, passed Saturday February 20, 2021 at Brooks Memorial Hospital after a short illness with loved ones by her side. Clara was born February 15, 1931 in Cattaraugus to Joseph and Mamie Kraft. Clara was a retired homemaker. She had a close relationship with ...

Lucille E. Salhoff (Torrey)

Lucille E. Salhoff (Torrey), 88, of Fredonia, N.Y., died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at the Heritage Green Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Facility in Greenhurst, N.Y. Lucille was born Sept. 25, 1932, in Dunkirk, N.Y., to Harley and Alvira Torrey. She married Harvey Salhoff Aug. 22, 1959. ...

Stanley Barry

Stanley Lee Barry, 86, of Westfield, NY passed away on Monday morning February 8, 2021 at his residence with his family at his side. He was born on April 24, 1934 in Westfield, NY the son of the late Leo and Mary (Shaw) Barry. He married Amelia Cooper on October 5, 1955 in Corry, Pa. and ...

Major loss in Brocton

OBSERVER Photo by Jo Ward Crews from National Fuel were at 60 E. Main St. in Brocton on Wednesday morning where a fire destroyed a home. Brocton Fire Department, along with several mutual aid departments, responded to the blaze around 8 p.m. Two occupants of the lower apartments were able to ...

Jail staff aid inmate after suicide attempt

MAYVILLE — Corrections officers helped save an inmate’s life following a reported suicide attempt Thursday night at the Chautauqua County Jail, Sheriff James Quattrone confirmed. The male inmate, who is not being named, was found hanging in his cell around 9 p.m. by an officer in charge ...

Cuomo sending NY National Guard troops to Washington

ALBANY (AP) — Members of New York's National Guard are being sent to Washington, D.C., to help "the peaceful transition of presidential power," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday after a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters rampaged through the U.S. Capitol. Cuomo, a Democrat, said ...

Norman J. Odebralski Jr.

Norman J. (Norm) Odebralski Jr., 54, of Dunkirk passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 at his home. He was born March 22, 1966, in Dunkirk, N.Y., to the late Norman J. Odebralski Sr. and JoAnn (Barone) Odebralski. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, he graduated from Dunkirk Senior ...

Audubon morning nature walks on Saturdays, January 2 and 23

JAMESTOWN — Discover what is happening in the natural world in January. Audubon Community Nature Center invites the public to take a hike with an Audubon educator on Saturday, Jan. 2, or Jan. 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. The natural world changes constantly throughout the year. During 2020, ...

Carmello R. “Jim” Pagano

Carmello R. “Jim” Pagano of Silver Creek, entered into rest Dec. 12, 2020. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Genovese); devoted father of Cheryl Goldstein and the late James Pagano; cherished grandfather of four grandchildren; loving son of the late Joseph and Lena ...

$900B COVID relief bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall ...

Insight offered on upcoming celestial event

State University of New York at Fredonia Assistant Professor Michael Dunham of the Department of Physics noted that a significant celestial event is occurring in December: a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Each night during the month, Jupiter and Saturn are moving closer and closer ...

CARTS gets OK to purchase current Jamestown location

The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System has been renting 215 E. Third St., Jamestown, since 2018. Before that, CARTS has had several locations around the city. Now it gets to buy its location. During the Public Facilities Committee meeting last week, Brad Bentley, county Department of ...

ER nurse first to get vaccine at Brooks

An emergency room nurse was the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Brooks-TLC Hospital. The Dunkirk facility received its shipment of the vaccines on Tuesday. Sara Couchman was the first to receive a dose, reported by Brooks officials on Wednesday. "I'm happy this is the beginning of ...

John G. Sack

John G. Sack, of Silver Creek, N.Y. entered into rest Dec. 11, 2020 at age 87. He was born Nov. 12, 1933 to the late Dominic and Grace (Borrello) Sack. A life long resident of Silver Creek he married the late Virginia “Virge” (Le-one) Sack, September 4, 1954. Virge passed away Jan. ...

Union calls for charges after attacks on officers

Due to a production error, this story was published incompletely on Friday. Here is the full story. BROCTON — The union representing officers at the Lakeview Correctional Facility is asking for criminal charges to be filed after it claims two employees were assaulted at the Brocton location ...

December events set at Anderson-Lee

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St., is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is closed Wednesday and Sunday. In addition, the library will be closed on ...

Four generations

Fredora Manzella of Portland is seated with her son, Tom, and grandson, Elias. She is holding her great-grandson, Radnor Elias Manzella.