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February 1, 2015 The closing of the local Carriage House facilities has been in the forefront of local area woes for more than two years. more »»

A dangerous intersection?

February 1, 2015 ARKWRIGHT — For Charles McDermott, he has seen his fair share of motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, those accidents are feet away from his residence at the intersection of Center and Bard road. more »»

Trustees refute that meeting was illegal

February 1, 2015 SILVER CREEK — Three Silver Creek trustees met with a private attorney and for lunch after, but was it an illegal meeting? According to Executive Director for the Committee on Open Government Robert... more »»

Consolidating schools a challenge

February 1, 2015 Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is running a series of articles on Sundays regarding education. This week’s article looks back on the recent history of school consolidation attempt. more »»

Development Department looking to help businesses

January 31, 2015 The city of Dunkirk Development Department is ready and willing to help with projects in the city. more »»

Legislature passes Justice Council

January 31, 2015 MAYVILLE — A newly-established council is looking to combat jail overcrowding and crime. more »»

Cattaraugus County 4-H currently suspended

January 31, 2015 Youth in Cattaraugus County cannot currently participate in agricultural activities through 4-H. The program has been temporarily suspended due to financial instability. more »»

Brocton second grade class sounds off over NFL controversy

January 31, 2015 Second graders have strong opinions! The students in Mrs. more »»

Pine Valley board makes cuts

January 30, 2015 SOUTH DAYTON — Fourteen positions at Pine Valley Central School will be abolished in 2015-2016 school year as the Board of Education approved the move to abolish the positions and adopted its... more »»

Get ready

January 30, 2015 Residents should keep their winter gear handy in coming days. more »»

Cuomo’s rep at JCC, still some questions

January 30, 2015 JAMESTOWN — A representative for Governor Andrew Cuomo made a stop at Jamestown Community College on Thursday to provide the community with information concerning the State of the State address. more »»

City handles second chlorine leak in a month

January 30, 2015 Precautions were taken for a chlorine leak at the Dunkirk City Water Treatment Plant Thursday morning, but no interruptions or injuries were reported. more »»

Warrant check leads to meth lab arrests

January 30, 2015 A warrant check in the city of Dunkirk Wednesday evening led to the discovery of an alleged meth lab on Leming Stree. more »»

Chlorine leak at city water plant prompts concern

January 29, 2015 Chautauqua County Health Department officials were analyzing a chlorine leak at the Dunkirk water plant this morning after a problem was found before 8 a.m. today. more »»

Residents comment on LWRP proposal

January 29, 2015 Residents and community members had a chance to weigh in on a regional project Wednesday, when their thoughts, ideas and other comments were taken on the Northern Chautauqua County Intermunicipal... more »»

NCCS celebrates Catholic Schools Week

January 29, 2015 The tables at the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School cafeteria were packed with happy diners of all ages Tuesday morning. more »»

Board adds to condemnation of Cuomo’s education proposals

January 29, 2015 SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek Board of Education members and administration threw their hats into the ring of schools condemning Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State proposals for education. more »»

Gowanda proposing water rates increase

January 29, 2015 GOWANDA — Residents in the village of Gowanda may see a water rate increase in the next quarterly bills, as the Village Board is proposing a water rate increase for its customers. more »»

Kids, not cuts

January 28, 2015 Teachers and administrators at Fredonia Central School are blasting New York state Gov. more »»

National treasure

January 28, 2015 CHAUTAUQUA — Support for renovation, rather than replacement, of the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater gained further momentum this week. more »»

Committee hears CDBG, festivals reports

January 28, 2015 Where’s the money going? Common Council’s Economic Development Committee met Tuesday and heard reports about the city’s Community Development Block Grant and festivals programs. more »»


Cassadaga Valley Kiwanis Groundhog's Day Pancake Breakfast February 1, 2015

8 to 11 a.m. Cassadaga Firehall, 22 Mill St. All-you-can- eat breakfast features raffles, a silent auction and great food. Take out available. Adult tickets $7 pre sale; $8 at the door. Kids eat for $4.50. All proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund for Cassadaga Valley High School Seniors. more »

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Hearing King’s message

January 22, 2015 New York State Supreme Court Justice E. Jeanette Ogden received a standing ovation on Monday after her speech during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at the Moose Lodge in Dunkirk. more »

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