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Guitar quartet to give free children’s concert at Darwin R. Barker Library

April 17, 2015 The Musical Journeys Program of The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music concludes its ninth season of free concerts designed to appeal to very young children. more »»

Publisher’s notebook: Making room for Hotellings

April 17, 2015 CELORON — In 1972, Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek became acquainted with some new kids on the block. more »»

Cassadaga passes budget; first rate increase in a decade

April 17, 2015 By JEREMY IZZIO OBSERVER Staff Writer CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Village Board passed its $357,389 budget Wednesday while managing to stay below the 1.68 percent tax cap. more »»

DEC is temporarily closing certain state forest access roads in county

April 17, 2015 To protect public safety and minimize damage to roads, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will temporarily close certain state forest seasonal access roads in Chautauqua County. more »»

Schumer: Legislation provides Medicare funds to rural hospitals

April 17, 2015 OBSERVER Staff Report U.S. Sen. Charles . more »»

LoGuidice Center named certified video conferencing location

April 16, 2015 Erie 2-Chautauqua-Catta-raugus BOCES is pleased to announce that the LoGui-dice Educational Center in Fredonia has been named a certified video conferencing location by the New York State Teachers’... more »»

Sheriff Gerace announces annual membership drive

April 16, 2015 MAYVILLE — The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Chautauqua County within the next few days, according to Sheriff Joseph A. Gerac. more »»

Winners announced for I Love CHQ Challenge

April 16, 2015 MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau Director Andrew Nixon and other local contest partners announced today that three winners have been selected... more »»

Sen. Schumer pushes legislation to crack down on tax refund fraud

April 16, 2015 With more than 70,000 New Yorkers falling prey to tax refund fraud last year, and even more expected this year, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for reforms. more »»

No resolution on Chautauqua Belle

April 16, 2015 MAYVILLE — The future home of the Chautauqua Belle remains up in the air after a Mayville Village Board meeting recently. more »»

Capital outlay project options presented

April 16, 2015 CASSADAGA — Alyssa Phelps and Shawn Wright of Young + Wright Architectural presented the Cassadaga Valley Board of Education with the findings of its building condition survey during a recent... more »»

Westfield hears tennis court complaint

April 16, 2015 WESTFIELD — The tennis courts are in rough shape at Westfield Academy and Central School. more »»

Church bricks repointed

April 16, 2015 Workmen are repointing bricks on the First Methodist Church at 17 E. 6th St. (corner of Washington Avenue) in Dunkirk. more »»

Genealogical society to present two free programs Saturday

April 15, 2015 BUFFALO — The Western New York Genealogical Society will present two free programs — “Non-Profit Cemeteries in New York State: Responsibilities, Oversight, & Rights” with Cynthia Craig, Investigator... more »»

City approves cable director agreement

April 15, 2015 The issues over cable coverage stretch back years in the city of Dunkirk, but a majority of common council members hope a new agreement will turn things around. more »»

New gas lines

April 15, 2015 Work continues on gas line replacement in parts of the city of Dunkirk’s Third War. more »»

Civic Calendar

April 15, 2015 All items on the calendar are subject to cancellations. Please call meeting organizers to confirm the meeting is still scheduled. Dunkirk Today — Harbor Commission, 6:30 p.m. more »»

Local officials support Schumer minority leader possibility

April 15, 2015 Local officials are welcoming the possibility of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer becoming the next Senate minority leader. Last month, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. more »»

Distinguished Dunkirk native named Fredonia Commencement keynote speaker

April 15, 2015 College alumnus and Dunkirk native James D. Douglas, director of Human Resources at the Smithson-ian Institution in Washing-ton, D.C. more »»

Celoron leaving options open for Lucille Ball statue

April 15, 2015 CELORON — Despite its sudden infamy, Dave Poulin’s original bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball may have a permanent home in the village of Celoron. more »»

Hanover town board reviews many proposed zoning changes

April 14, 2015 HANOVER — Over the past six years, complaints about the zoning code have piled up in the town of Hanover. Councilmen Kevin O’Connell and Bernard Feldmann Jr. more »»


WNY Dementia Care Conference April 17, 2015

8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Millenium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Register on-line at or call 1-800-272-3900 by April 3 for early-bird rates for professionals and for family caregivers. Keynote speaker: Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. more »

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