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Candidates disagree on uniform bail schedule

October 26, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series on a debate held by The Post-Journal and the OBSERVER between Chautauqua County District Attorney candidates Patrick Swanson and Jason Schmidt. more »»

Fredonia Central talks plan to get the lead out

October 26, 2016 Fredonia Central School is one of five local schools to report finding levels of lead in the water supply that exceed those set by the state, joining Silver Creek Central, Forestville Central, North... more »»

Pine Valley, North Collins push area school total to five

October 26, 2016 Two more school districts have fallen victim to the lead problem sweeping the region — Pine Valley and North Collins. more »»

Dunkirk Police Dept. promotes neighborhood watch programs

October 26, 2016 Crime prevention isn’t just a police problem, it’s a community problem, according to Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano, who has made it a goal to engage the community. more »»

Behind the scenes

October 25, 2016 The Dunkirk-based film “Lighthouse Unmanned” is bringing more than just exposure to the area — it’s potentially bringing future film sets as well. more »»

Man accused of shooting pistol in city

October 25, 2016 A Dunkirk man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a handgun in the city. According to Dunkirk Police, on Sunday around 4:30 a.m. more »»

DA candidates talk ways to help addicts

October 25, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of four articles based on a debate held by The Post-Journal and The OBSERVER between Chautauqua County District Attorney candidates Patrick Swanson and... more »»

Better data coverage coming to Hanover area

October 25, 2016 HANOVER — Residents in the town of Hanover and Sheridan areas may find that they can no longer use “bad reception” as an excuse to hang up with their least-favorite family members and friends who... more »»

DA candidates turnfeisty, go after records

October 24, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the second of four articles on a debate held by The Post-Journal and The OBSERVER between Chautauqua County District Attorney candidates Patrick Swanson and Jason Schmid. more »»

Encouraging signs, city cash flow issues predicted

October 24, 2016 City of Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas’ budget included the assumption of receiving $1.8 million in transition aid from the state. Now, there have been signs his leap of faith was the right call. more »»

Forestville split as election looms

October 24, 2016 FORESTVILLE — It seems that a Forestville Village Board meeting can’t take place without raised voices, heated arguments and impassioned accusations. more »»

Former Stockton lodge history

October 24, 2016 STOCKTON — It’s almost like a kid having a treasure hunt. They dig and dig, but they never really expect to find anything in their back yard — until they do. more »»

Dunkirk was 20-year home to Three Dog Night singer

October 23, 2016 The most extraordinary thing about rock icon Cory Wells is that he was so darn ordinary. more »»

Cherry Creek weighs future

October 23, 2016 A dissolution petition has attained the required number of signatures to commence such a process in the village of Cherry Creek. more »»

Candidates tackle county drug problem

October 23, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the first of four articles on a debate held by The Post-Journal and OBSERVER between Chautauqua County district attorney candidates Patrick Swanson and Jason Schmidt. more »»

Fredonia schools test positive for high lead

October 23, 2016 As New York state expands its regulations, more schools fall below the required line; Fredonia’s Wheelock Campus and Main Street Campus had elevated levels of lead in some water samples. more »»

DOMINATION: Dunkirk blanks Maryvale, 59-0

October 22, 2016 Dunkirk’s Jaziah Rivera (8) eludes Maryvale defenders as he runs for a first down during Friday’s Section 6 Class B?high school football quarterfinal game at Karl Hoeppner Field. more »»

City eyes water rate hike

October 22, 2016 Increased debt service will likely drive city water rates higher in 201. more »»

Artful addition

October 22, 2016 Everyone’s nostalgic side came out on Friday as dozens gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Rockefeller Arts Center addition on the SUNY Fredonia campus, and to reminisce on the building of... more »»

RI man charged in reckless motorcycle ride, theft

October 22, 2016 An apparent reckless motorcyclist will be spinning the wheels of the justice after attempting to flee Dunkirk police on Thursday after. Jorge I. Rivas-Serrano, 22, of Providence, R.I. more »»

Young hits opponent Hyson over residency

October 22, 2016 Republican state Sen. Cathy Young is taking aim at Democratic challenger Lee Hyson’s residency in the district after she said he’s been away from the area for some time. more »»


Dunkirk Library presents: after school Halloween craft October 26, 2016

3:30 to 4:30 p.m, 536 Central Ave. Kids 2 to 10 years old can make a free Halloween necklace. No registration is necessary. Call 366-2511 for detail. more »

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Plumb's push on jobs

September 21, 2016 Candidate for Congress John Plumb made a familiar refrain last week in Dunkirk: we need jobs. more »

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