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Town leaders commune with constituents on lake shore

August 19, 2014 VAN BUREN POINT — Councilmen for the town of Portland ventured off Main Street and headed to the lakefront to conduct town business and hear from their constituency on Wednesday. more »»

National Immunization Awareness Month a reminder we need vaccines

August 19, 2014 MAYVILLE — Leaving their phone at a friend’s house, suddenly needing a ride somewhere … you knew there would be days like this. more »»

Training for Dunkirk elections inspectors Saturday morning

August 18, 2014 MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Board of Elections is looking for a few good citizens to train to be election inspectors for the upcoming Sept. 9 primary and Nov. 4 general elections. more »»

Truth tour visits Darien Lake

August 18, 2014 Sarah Stillson (left), 23, from Buffalo, Kerry Winter (center), 20, from Livonia, and David Skinner (right), 23, from Sinclairville, participate in a Truth activity with Truth tour rider Cody (back... more »»

New law targets drivers with multiple DWI offenses

August 18, 2014 The swift hand of justice will now show even less mercy for drunk drivers who reoffend. Earlier this month, Gov. more »»

Civic Calendar

August 18, 2014 All items on the calendar are subject to cancellations. Please call meeting organizers to confirm the meeting is still scheduled. more »»

Gowanda waits to make decision on consulting firm

August 18, 2014 GOWANDA — The Gowanda Village Board is still up in the air on contracting with a Federal Emergency Management Agency consulting firm. more »»

Robertson opens field office in Dunkirk

August 18, 2014 Martha Robertson, candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd District, and her supporters opened a New York State Democratic Committee Field Office in Dunkirk Saturday. more »»

Manufacturing and the economy

August 17, 2014 Manufacturing is very much alive in the United States, New York and right here in Chautauqua County. more »»

Nicholas Andin, U.S. Navy

August 17, 2014 Editor’s note: This is part two. The reason for the rigorous training in landings that Nicholas Andin of the U.S. Navy was involved in was later learned. more »»

Sherman Councilman asks village to consider merging with town

August 17, 2014 SHERMAN — Sherman Villge Board members were asked earlier this month to once again consider the possibility of combining governmental bodies with the town. more »»

Flash mob entertains in city

August 17, 2014 OBSERVER Photo by Samantha McDonnell A flash mob broke out in the city of Dunkirk Friday afternoon. The mob started dancing at the Chautauqua Center on Central Avenu. more »»

State assessment results: How area districts fared

August 16, 2014 Number tested Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Brocton Grade 3 Math 26 27% 42% 23% 8% Grade 4 Math 41 22% 54% 17% 7% Grade 5 Math 41 44% 27% 27% 2% Grade 6 Math 42 24% 60% 14%... more »»

Police agencies join forces to fight drugs

August 16, 2014 JAMESTOWN — Tight budgets and overwhelming caseloads have compelled local police agencies to team up in the fight against narcotics. more »»

Dunkirk gets help sprucing up

August 16, 2014 Cassadaga Job Corps students were in the city of Dunkirk Wednesday and Thursday painting poles grey to better match the new blue and white street signs the city has been installing. more »»

People's Column

August 16, 2014 ‘Wonders of nature’ visit us often Editor, OBSERVER: Knock, Knock, Knock Yes, I heard a knock on my window. I looked up and no one was there. Again I heard the knock This time it was two knock. more »»

Allene Spearbeck serving on JCC’s Board of Trustees

August 16, 2014 Allene Spearbeck of Dunkirk has begun serving a term as the student representative to the Jamestown Community College board of trustees, a post to which she was elected at the end of the spring... more »»

Fewer legislators, more results

August 15, 2014 For more than eight months, history has been taking place very quietly in Mayville. Without a lot of fanfare, 19 county legislators are doing the work that was previously being done by 25. more »»

Vehicle strikes fence

August 15, 2014 OBSERVER Photo by Dan Kohler A Mayville man was charged with unlicensed operation after police say his vehicle drove into a wooden fence in the parking lot of Country Fair on Lake Shore Drive West i... more »»

Humperdinck to perform tonight at Chautauqua

August 15, 2014 CHAUTAUQUA — A world-renowned entertainer who has attracted multiple generations of fans for nearly a half century is making his return to Chautauqu. more »»



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