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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 »»

Chautauqua County sheriff to enforce STOP-DWI program

August 15, 2014 MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace announced Thursday police agencies throughout the county will participate in a national enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. more »»

Reasons to vaccinate your child

August 14, 2014 MAYVILLE — You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. more »»

Gowanda school board member recognized for years of service

August 14, 2014 GOWANDA — A Gowanda Board of Education member is being recognized for serving over a decade on the board. During a recent board of education meeting, Mark Nephew was honored for his service. more »»

Festivals Fredonia Inc. announces Fredonia’s Best Gardens winners

August 14, 2014 The judging for this year’s “Best Vegetable Garden” and “Best Flower Garden” held as part of Fredonia History Days over the weekend in Fredonia was very close. more »»

Civic Calendar

August 14, 2014 All items on the calendar are subject to cancellations. Please call meeting organizers to confirm the meeting is still scheduled. more »»

Changes made to ensure the best for Forestville students

August 14, 2014 FORESTVILLE — Some changes are being made to ensure the best for the Forestville Central community this upcoming school year. more »»

Silver Creek purchases used fire truck

August 14, 2014 SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek fire department will have a 13 years newer pump truck after its successful bid for the Snyder Fire Department’s 1994 Sutphen truck. more »»

New faces welcomed at Forestville Central School

August 14, 2014 FORESTVILLE — Forestville Central School’s family just got a little bigger. School board president Sylvester Cleary welcomed Interim Superintendent D. more »»

Town of Dunkirk seeks zoning changes

August 14, 2014 Zoning is outdated in the town of Dunkirk, but there may be some changes coming in the near future. more »»

August releases at the Dunkirk Free Library

August 14, 2014 MEMORIALS IN MEMORY OF ANDREW & JEANETTE BALZER Rushin, 34 Ton bat Tillman, The letter IN MEMORY OF CHARLOTTE ANNE BURGSTROM Barrows, Ivy & Bean take the case Scotton, Splat the cat up in the air IN... more »»

Rear-end collision

August 14, 2014 One person was taken to the hospital for unknown injuries on Tuesday after a rear-end vehicle collision on Lamphere Street in the city of Dunkirk. more »»

Friday deadline for CAPER comments

August 13, 2014 The report card is ready to submit, but before it is people can have their say on the way the city of Dunkirk has spent, or mainly not spent, its Community Development Block Grant funding for 2013. more »»



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