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Silver Creek School board discusses grants

December 20, 2014 SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek School District has its eye on several grants, which could help with programs from technology to the cafeteria. more »»

Dollar General gets green light

December 20, 2014 BROCTON — The Village of Brocton board of trustees gave its blessing to a Dollar General store during the required public hearing. more »»

Area grad rates ahead of state

December 20, 2014 Graduation rates are rising across New York state, according to Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch and outgoing Education Commissioner John B. King J. more »»

NCCS second-grade classroom becomes a construction zone

December 20, 2014 Kelly Murphy’s second-grade classroom at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School was a busy and crowded place recently. more »»

City man in jail facing seven charges

December 19, 2014 What the Dunkirk Police Department is calling “a vicious, violent’ crime unfolded Tuesday afternoon on King Street in the cit. more »»

CBRDC members hope for cooperation in regional water

December 19, 2014 IRVING — The question of whether a regional water district will go forward will soon be answered. more »»

Santa visits

December 19, 2014 Around 60 area children on Thursday got a taste of what’s to come next week, as Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to hand out Christmas presents during the Boys & Girls Club of Northern... more »»

Start-Up NY progressing in county

December 19, 2014 Editor’s note: This is the third article in a 15-part series highlighting the progression of important stories and issues as the new year approaches. more »»

Peek’n Peak celebrates five decades of operation

December 19, 2014 CLYMER — Even amid near-blackout conditions as the sun set Thursday evening, numerous skiers and snowboarders made their way down one of several slopes at Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa. more »»

County Legislature welcomes Whitford

December 18, 2014 MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County legislators welcomed a new face Wednesday night with unanimous approval. more »»

Chamber discusses Comedy Center

December 18, 2014 JAMESTOWN — Even though Lucille Ball has been a treasured commodity of Jamestown for years, many still believe her legacy has untapped potentia. more »»

Councilman touts land bank program

December 18, 2014 Participation by the city of Dunkirk in the county land bank program has one Common Council member very interested in the program — and quite proud that it began during this administration. more »»

Health issues and dubious economic benefits cited

December 18, 2014 ALBANY — New York plans to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique and delighting opponent... more »»

County Highway Superintendents donate toys

December 18, 2014 Like a kid at Christmas, highway superintendents from around the area eagerly gathered recently to witness the fruits of their labor benefitting this year’s toy drive. more »»

City man facing seven charges

December 18, 2014 OBSERVER Staff Report Dunkirk Police this morning announced the arrest of Edwin Alicea, 36, of Dunkirk. more »»

Full steam ahead

December 17, 2014 The page is beginning to turn on a former staple in the village of Fredonia’s downtown business and entertainment district. more »»

City patrols to continue in town

December 17, 2014 The town of Dunkirk will continue to be a safer place for businesses and residents as the city of Dunkirk Common Council gave its approval Tuesday to continue the city’s police department to patrol... more »»

Webbs hotel project on hold

December 17, 2014 MAYVILLE — Changes within Mayville’s zoning laws must take place before a fractionally owned condominium/hotel can be built within the village on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. more »»

Horrigan holds second shared services forum

December 17, 2014 MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County officials are continuing efforts to keep local municipalities up-to-date on the state’s shared services tax freeze initiative. more »»

Cattaraugus County lands $1.9 million for railroad improvement

December 17, 2014 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday announced that $26.8 million in state funding is being awarded to 38 rail and aviation safety, security and economic development projects across the state. more »»

CCIDA approves local wind project

December 16, 2014 Following Dennis Rak’s resignation from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency board of directors on Monday, a straight lease transaction was approved for a wind project on the property... more »»


St. Anthony's CYO Flapjack Fundraiser December 20, 2014

8 to 10 a.m., Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 3908 Vineyard Drive, Dunkirk. $5 per perso. more »

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December 10, 2014 When County Legislator George Borrello of Irving first ran for office, he urged that “government needs to get out of the way.” He is not the only one who shares that belief. more »

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