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GOWANDA Village residents will pay for lost cash

February 22, 2015 In Gowanda, $270,000 lost is no drop in the bucket. more »»

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

February 21, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST ¯ FLOWER DONATIONS — Last week, Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe saluted all those who donated funds to the village for their hanging baskets... more »»

CANDIDATES Can anyone slow spending?

February 20, 2015 In what clearly was a presidential campaign speech, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush missed a very big point on Wednesday. His speech was on his views on foreign affairs. more »»

Albany: No reason to hike legislative wages

February 19, 2015 Almost in typical Albany fashion, as an attempt to end the corruption tied most recently to Sheldon Silver and other state lawmakers some are calling for higher annual wages for the part-time... more »»

HALL INDUCTEES: Honoring another solid lineup

February 18, 2015 Chautauqua County has a rich sports history. Take a look at the induction photo into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame for 2015, which was published in the OBSERVER on Tuesday. more »»

Good, bad of deep freeze

February 17, 2015 Call it a double-edged sword of winter. In previous years, ice castle enthusiasts in Mayville would hope that there would be enough of a freeze to construct a facility for royalty. more »»

Exemption: State could dictate break

February 16, 2015 A delicate issue has received the approval of the Brocton Board of Education. By a 6-1 vote last week, members gave the green light to a tax exemption that benefits veterans. more »»

FRED FEST A new era ends event

February 15, 2015 Consider it a cancellation due to a change in culture. When it first began in 1980, Fredoniafest was a small event that centered on campus. more »»

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

February 14, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST COLD FUN — The Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival has returned once again to Mayville. Opening ceremonies took place Friday night. more »»

HEALTH CARE: Another fine from the IRS

February 13, 2015 Millions of Americans already have learned that Obamacare is hazardous to their financial health. more »»

Rounding up area donors

February 12, 2015 You can be a lifesaver in the coming weeks if you can spare some time — and a little bit of blood. Due to the extreme weather conditions, area blood supplies are running low. more »»

COUNTY: Longer terms are not needed

February 11, 2015 Are four-year terms worth considering for county legislators? It is definitely worth some discussion in Mayville. more »»

Playing pink has purpose

February 10, 2015 It all started in 2007. That was the first year the Fredonia State Blue Devil hockey team debuted its annual Pink the Rink even. more »»

County: Pierogi plant can’t compete

February 9, 2015 There is a certain shock value reverberating throughout the county regarding the closing of the Westfield pierogi plant. more »»

WINTER Piling on the snowplows

February 8, 2015 Winter’s wrath — and heavy snows — are taking a toll on us all. more »»

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

February 7, 2015 Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week: BEST RECYCLING TO CONTINUE — Good job to Dunkirk officials. They were able to get the city’s zero sort recycling program to continu. more »»

Higher costs passed on to us

February 6, 2015 More and more of what Americans work hard to produce is being taken out of our pockets and sent to Washington. more »»

Libraries: Getting children to be involved

February 5, 2015 One of the staples of any community is a library. It is a place where many still gather for information while others politely and quietly go about their business. more »»

Weather: A prediction of optimism

February 4, 2015 Just in time to brighten what has been a very gray winter, Dunkirk Dave has given weary area residents some optimism. Venturing out on Monday, Western New York’s famous groundhog saw no shadow. more »»

Have ‘flexibility’ for future

February 3, 2015 In recent years, snowstorms have prompted schools to close at some of the worst times — when Regents testing was being offere. more »»



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