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After a deal, time to pay

July 5, 2014 Village of Fredonia officials noted in May how much they appreciate the fact that Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan will listen. more »»

Leave fireworks to professionals

July 4, 2014 Throughout our area, Independence Day celebrations have already begun. So may hospital admissions of people injured by fireworks. more »»

Gowanda: Count on obvious from consultant

July 3, 2014 If Gowanda is looking for answers regarding its police department, maybe it needs to look to Silver Creek. more »»

‘Failures’: ‘Wait list’ wrongs many

July 2, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

dunkirk Taking notice of busy night

July 1, 2014 It turned out to be a hectic Thursday evening for Dunkirk police officers. more »»

Hanover: Tossing more money at facility

June 30, 2014 It may have gotten lost in the Hanover sewer plant discussions, but it did catch the attention of this corner. more »»

Larger district, more opportunity

June 29, 2014 Cassadaga Valley Central School’s new superintendent recently received a ringing endorsement from the official charged with overseeing all area districts. more »»

Some of the best, worst of the week

June 28, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST LIGHTHOUSE FUNDING — The Dunkirk Lighthouse roof is in poor condition and needs repairs. It’s estimated to cost about $35,000. more »»

Another approval not mandated

June 27, 2014 With Chautauqua County facing a $7 million deficit for 2015, lawmakers on Wednesday continued a pattern of spending beyond its means. more »»

Graduation: A weekend of achievement

June 26, 2014 Today’s OBSERVER shines a light on a special group of individuals this weekend: our area graduates. more »»

Take a lesson, taxing entities

June 25, 2014 While government and school districts continue to watch expenses rise, another non-profit is doing its best to cut cost. more »»

More costs, less service

June 24, 2014 Try getting an answer to your questions about government retirement benefits by calling your Social Security office. Let’s hope you have plenty of time to wait ... and wait ... and wait. more »»

Hospital: Important time for care center

June 23, 2014 More may be known this afternoon, but last week’s announcement the Lake Erie Regional Health System of New York and Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk would be separating from the TLC Network was... more »»

EDUCATION Partnership is a victory

June 22, 2014 As the school year winds down across the region, one success story stands out from many others: the smooth transition of tuitioning Ripley students to Chautauqua Lake Central School. more »»

Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

June 21, 2014 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST REMEMBERING NAETZKER — We applaud the Dunkirk High School Class of 1948 for its financial gift to the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council Honor... more »»

Fest spotlights great treasure

June 20, 2014 One of the greatest assets to northern Chautauqua County is Lake Erie. On Saturday in Memorial Park in Dunkirk, an event educating and celebrating the Great Lake will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Seawall: More repairs, but no economy

June 19, 2014 What is a bigger priority for the city of Dunkirk: fixing a seawall or creating an environment for private-sector business to thrive? After rounds of debates, it appears it may be the saving of a... more »»

Footprints: Couple lands in ‘great place’

June 18, 2014 After receiving a significant community award with his wife, Dick Gilman nailed it. “Before coming here I was sitting on my front deck thinking about what to say,” he said Monday afternoo. more »»

Big-time event gets big name

June 17, 2014 Dunkirk and Shorewood Country Club hit the big-time last week. more »»

Fredonia Village needs are priority

June 16, 2014 It wasn’t always this way. At one time, the infighting and petty politics could be seen regularly on the Pomfret Town Board. Not anymore. Pomfret’s board looks as though it is all business. more »»



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