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March 6, 2015 Special to the OBSERVER RIPLEY — Students from Ripley Central Elementary School got to experience taking part in not one but two educational videos that can be viewed on national and state website. more »»

Fire department strains village budget

March 6, 2015 CASSADAGA — After recently approving a $25,000 bid for turnout gear, the Cassadaga Village Board is facing another hefty price tag in order to keep its fire department outfitted to mandated... more »»

Benefit for local woman Saturday

March 6, 2015 A benefit for a Dunkirk woman will be held this weekend in the city of Dunkirk. more »»

Assembly to vote on new rules for speaker appointment

March 6, 2015 State Assemblyman Andy Goodell joined fellow Assembly members to seek broad reforms related to legislative proceeding. more »»

Schumer urges Education Department to send funds to Lake Shore Schools

March 6, 2015 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the U.. more »»

Seasonal flooding

March 5, 2015 SILVER CREEK — Freezing temperatures have plagued the village of Silver Creek this winter, wreaking havoc with frozen waterline. more »»

Dunkirk, Fredonia discuss ‘no-brainer’ water interconnect

March 5, 2015 With the northern Chautauqua County regional water project continuing to make progress, the city of Dunkirk and the village of Fredonia may be on the cusp of agreeing to an upgraded water... more »»

Budget strain said no different for Brocton

March 5, 2015 BROCTON — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s withholding of critical state aid information is putting a strain on school districts around the state, and Brocton Central School is no different. more »»

Heroin linked to fatal overdose contained no other chemicals

March 5, 2015 JAMESTOWN — A fatal overdose in Falconer linked to a mysterious batch of pink-packaged heroin has been deemed accidental. According to Captain Robert . more »»

NY lawmakers debate proper funding of heroin treatment providers

March 5, 2015 A new push for community-based treatment providers for heroin and opioid abuse has state lawmakers conflicted as to how they will be funded. more »»

Jamestown police find ‘pink-packaged’ heroin in separate home raids

March 4, 2015 JAMESTOWN — Two separate drug raids in the city Tuesday were able to recover a deadly “pink-packaged” heroin that had already been linked to multiple overdoses and one death in the local area. more »»

Gowanda approves to increase water rates

March 4, 2015 GOWANDA — Water rates will be increasing in the village of Gowanda, starting with the next bills to be sent out to residents on April 1. more »»

Burpee Challenge to raise funds for local girl

March 4, 2015 Cassidy Monroe is a beautiful 4-year-old living in Fredonia who loves Disney princesses and the color purple. more »»

Cuomo opens his campaign to increase minimum wage

March 4, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially announced his plan to raise New York’s minimum wage to $10.50 — a move that concerns Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan. more »»

Water tank resolution causes questions

March 4, 2015 Needed work on the Benton Street water tank will proceed sooner rather than later after the Common Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the work at its meeting Tuesday. more »»

Fredonia man’s book featured in TV episode

March 4, 2015 Fredonia residents once again found their village the topic of discussion at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop during a recent episode of the popular History Channel series “Pawn Stars. more »»

Moving forward

March 3, 2015 The city of Dunkirk is moving forward on several fronts. Mayor Anthony . more »»

New Dunkirk fire chief to be approved today

March 3, 2015 The Dunkirk Common Council will face its busiest agenda of the year when it meets today at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. more »»

Off-track smack

March 3, 2015 A coal car attached to a train traveling along the railroad tracks near Brooks Avenue in the city of Dunkirk briefly came off the tracks and struck a telephone pole at about 8 p.m. Monda. more »»

Coggins given maximum sentence

March 3, 2015 MAYVILLE — Davide Coggins received a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison Monday in Chautauqua County Court, bringing to an end a harrowing two-year-long drama that arose from a grisly... more »»



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