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March 6, 2015 Today — Mostly sunny and cold with highs 15 to 20. Light winds becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph. Tonight — Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers overnight. Not as cold with lows 10 to 15. more »»

 
 
 
Publisher’s notebook

March 6, 2015 As a means of distraction, Chautauqua County government in the previous decade and administration tried tax-cut gimmicks and threw blame at New York state while spending and property taxes increased... more »»

Forestville board president takes aim at government with new song

March 6, 2015 FORESTVILLE — Nearly two years after debuting the video for his song “Word to the Bully,” Forestville Board of Education President Sylvester Clearly is flexing his creative muscle once again. more »»

Community notebook

March 6, 2015 The community notebook is compiled by the OBSERVER staff. To send in an event or listing, e-mail us at editorial@observertoday.com or call us at 366-3000. more »»

Escobar twins to join Coia family once again

March 6, 2015 Submitted Photo This Saturday at Silver Creek High School will be the fifth year in a row that Maximum Force Wrestling presents a pro wrestling event in memory of Olivia Coia, who was a graduate,... more »»

Editor of new Buffalo alternative weekly to speak at Fredonia journalism conference

March 6, 2015 Geoff Kelly, founding editor of The Public, Buffalo’s newest alternative media publication, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) conference to be held on... more »»

Editor of new Buffalo alternative weekly to speak at Fredonia journalism conference

March 6, 2015 Geoff Kelly, founding editor of The Public, Buffalo’s newest alternative media publication, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) conference to be held on... more »»

Brocton appoints baseball/softball coaches, discusses make-up days

March 5, 2015 BROCTON — Rob Fetterick has been named the Brocton varsity baseball coach for the 2015 season. The announcement was made during the Feb. 26 Brocton Board of Education board meetin. more »»

Alumnus Dr. Mark Anthony Neal to discuss social protest Tuesday

March 5, 2015 State University of New York at Fredonia alumnus Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, will visit to conclude the university’s three-part discussio... more »»

Purol: Dunkirk town to receive more than $5,000 from FEMA

March 5, 2015 The town of Dunkirk will likely receive more than $5,000 from the federal government in the wake of the severe November snowstorms, according to Supervisor Richard Purol. more »»

Resident wants city Landmark Preservation Board

March 5, 2015 Should the city have a Landmark Preservation Board? City resident Mike Civiletto thinks so and brought the subject up again at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. more »»

Jacobs brings Thank-A-Vet outreach program to Evans

March 5, 2015 BUFFALO — Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announ-ced that he will hold a Thank-A-Vet outreach event at Evans Town Hall, 8787 Erie Road in Angola, on March 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. more »»

Civic Calendar

March 4, 2015 All items on the calendar are subject to cancellations. Please call meeting organizers to confirm the meeting is still scheduled. Brocton Today — Brocton Village Board meeting, village hall, 7:30 p.m. more »»

Young appointed to Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases

March 4, 2015 ALBANY — Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has been appointed to the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases. more »»

YOU(th) Decide: Local agency joins forces with Council on Problem Gambling

March 4, 2015 JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council has received funding from the New York Council on Problem Gambling to carry out the YOU(th) Decide in Chautauqua County. more »»

Cuomo proposes tighter crackdown on tax delinquents

March 4, 2015 Those owing at least $5,000 in back taxes could see their driver’s licenses suspended if new reforms by Gov. Andrew Cuomo come to fruitio. more »»

Sign up for coverage through April 30

March 4, 2015 ALBANY — NY State of Health, the State’s official health plan Marketplace, announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who had to pay a federal penalty for 2014 and had not... more »»

Pipes remain frozen in Silver Creek

March 4, 2015 SILVER CREEK — Several residents in Silver Creek had to wait another day to regain water service. more »»

Gowanda provides update on Safe Routes

March 4, 2015 GOWANDA — The Safe Routes to School in the village of Gowanda is moving forward, but not as originally planned. more »»

 
 

Dunkirk Recreation walking program March 6, 2015

7:30 to 10 a.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, Dunkirk. Former Roll-Arena building. Mon-Sat. Tickets: $1 per session, or a $10 punch card for 16 walk. more »

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February 17, 2015 In January, Howard Zemsky made an afternoon stop in Fredonia. As part of his visit to discuss the State of the State address made by Gov. more »

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