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Harbor dredging resolution tabled for now

July 8, 2015 Dredging in Dunkirk’s harbor will be done, but approval of the funding mechanism will likely wait another couple weeks. more »»


July 8, 2015 SUNSET BAY — Six people were inside 12878 Iola Drive around 4 p.m. Tuesday when suddenly the roof came crashing down on them as a massive tree toppled onto their cottage. more »»

Black bear becoming familiar sight in Silver Creek

July 8, 2015 SILVER CREEK — Reports of a black bear in Silver Creek keep coming in. According to Silver Creek Trustee Vince Tampio, the bear is 300 to 400 pounds and has not been very shy. more »»

Dunkirk School 6 may become P-TECH Academy

July 8, 2015 A plan is now in the works to transform a large, vacant educational building in the city of Dunkirk into a vibrant facility for a free college-level education in mechanical technology or welding —... more »»

Tree falls on house in Irving

July 7, 2015 Firefighters from Silver Creek and Sunset Bay were called to 12878 Iola Drive, Irving after a tree fell on a house there following severe weather. more »»

Trouble doubled

July 7, 2015 IRVING — Silver Creek, Sunset Bay and Irving Fire Departments were dispatched to the Silver Creek exit on the New York State Thruway for a two car head-on accident, which resulted in an entrapment... more »»

56 weekend drug arrests made across two counties

July 7, 2015 The Fourth of July weekend is almost always accompanied by a spike in drug and alcohol-related activity. This year, according to State Police, wasn’t any different. more »»

Long strange trip reaches Dunkirk

July 7, 2015 You may have seen them Monday along Route 5, two horses, one dog, one man and a wago. more »»

Silver Creek board hears union’s grievances

July 7, 2015 SILVER CREEK — A union grievance hearing had never gotten so far in Silver Creek as to be held before the village board and the public until Monday, according the village Attorney Dan Gard. more »»

Thruway Exit 58 reopens after accident

July 6, 2015 An accident near Silver Creek earlier today forced the closure of the Exit 58 interchange of the state Thruway. The accident apparently involved two vehicles with one possibly catching on fir. more »»

Fredonia fire closes section of Route 60

July 6, 2015 OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Fire Department closed down a section of Route 60 today between Porter and Webster roads to battle a fire at approximately 8:30 p.m. more »»

Fly-In Breakfast on hold this year

July 6, 2015 A summertime breakfast tradition by the Rotary Club of Dunkirk and the Dunkirk Airport is on hold — for this year. more »»

Dual Diploma Program

July 6, 2015 The Dual Diploma Program at the State University of New York at Fredonia reached a milestone when Baris Can Secim, clutching his newly minted Fredonia degree, walked across the Steele Hall Arena... more »»

Hanover sheriff’s contract increases, looks for cost-saving solutions

July 6, 2015 HANOVER — Every taxing entity is feeling the pressure of rising costs and the constraints of the 2 percent tax cap. In Hanover, this means the town board must monitor every dollar, officials said. more »»

Cattaraugus County working on Cornell Cooperative Extension

July 6, 2015 While the Cattaraugus County 4-H program was suspended earlier this year, that does mean the programming is gone for good. more »»

Dunkirk police car struck during late-night chase

July 5, 2015 OBSERVER Staff Report Dunkirk Police are currently searching for a driver who hit a police car and a parked vehicle Friday nigh. more »»

Fourth festivities

July 5, 2015 The sun was shining as the music was playing to celebrate America’s independence. more »»

Thousands attend Mayville Independence Day parade

July 5, 2015 MAYVILLE — Drums banged and sirens blared as people marched and cars and trucks rolled down Route 394 in Mayville, celebrating the Fourth of July. more »»



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