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Falling building woes solved

May 4, 2015 FORESTVILLE — Sometimes help comes from the most unexpected places. The OBSERVER reported on a falling building last week, from which debris had blocked Ken Thrank’s driveway. more »»

Proposed Ripley School District taxes lowest in 20 years

May 4, 2015 RIPLEY — Ripley residents can look forward to experiencing an 8 percent decrease in the school tax levy for the coming year. more »»

Ripley may switch library from ‘free’ to ‘district’

May 4, 2015 RIPLEY — A proposal has been made to make Ripley a “district” library, by having the school collect the funds to run it. more »»

Judge to decide fate of Basil’s conviction

May 4, 2015 With a defense motion challenging convicted murderer Jeffrey Basil’s guilty verdict still pending, a New York State Supreme Court judge may make her ruling on what will be done on Tuesday. more »»

STOCKTON: Motorcyclist injured

May 4, 2015 A male motorcyclist around 30 years old suffered what appeared to be serious injuries after his bike slammed into the back end of a Jeep Grand Cherokee Sunday afternoon in the town of Stockton. more »»

Forestville board passes budget

May 4, 2015 FORESTVILLE — The smell of the water hasn’t been the only source of complaints from Forestville residents recently. more »»

FRED Fest canceled in name; party rages on for students

May 3, 2015 Mid-afternoon on Saturday in downtown Fredonia felt like a typical spring weekend along Main Street. The hustle and bustle of cars and college students appeared to be nothing out of the ordinary. more »»

Tipping point

May 3, 2015 The retaining wall behind the city of Dunkirk’s water treatment plant is a concern for city officials even as work continues on the plant itself under terms of the consent order the city is under to... more »»

Dunkirk, Hanover dredging moving forward

May 3, 2015 After silent a winter, the dredging projects along Lake Erie are back in motion. more »»

County to address jail diversion options

May 3, 2015 Diverting inmates from the Chautauqua County Jail to alternative drug and rehabilitation programs is not only an attempt to ease taxpayer malaise, but to also prevent a potential $1 million revenue... more »»

Workers remembered in heartfelt memorial ceremony

May 3, 2015 FREWSBURG — A bell rang out after the names of 142 lives lost were called in a touching memorial tribute Saturday morning. more »»

Gowanda OKs 9.53% tax hike

May 2, 2015 GOWANDA — Village residents will see an increase in their taxes in the upcoming fiscal year. more »»

Chautauqua sets panel to address Amphitheater recommendations

May 2, 2015 CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is now looking at its historic amphitheater from a fresh perspective with an eye toward evaluating key components in its planned restoration project. more »»

Institution, committee spar over release plans

May 2, 2015 CHAUTAUQUA — The working relationship between Chautauqua Institution and the Committee to Preserve the Historic Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater appears to have soured once again. more »»

Students take to the streets

May 2, 2015 A large number of young people, many of which were likely college students, gathered on White Street in Fredonia. Graduation is in two weeks and in the past, SUNY Fredonia held Fred Fest this weekend. more »»

City zoning board grants pig as pet

May 2, 2015 One city of Dunkirk residence is officially allowed to shelter a pot-bellied pig, named Eleanor Roosevelt, after a narrow vote by the Zoning Board of Appeals. more »»

FINAL DEPARTURE: Era ends in Fredonia

May 1, 2015 Photo courtesy of the Dunkirk Historical Society A CSX Dunkirk switch crew pulled the last empty tank car that brought corn syrup to Carriage House in Fredonia Thursday morning around 9:3. more »»

Twenty-Fifth annual Envirothon a close competition

May 1, 2015 By JIMMY MCCARTHY OBSERVER Mayville Bureau JAMESTOWN — The 25th annual Chautauqua County Envirothon brought close competition with the Hewes Education Center’s team No. 2 coming out the victor. more »»

College hosts 17th annual student research expo

May 1, 2015 A significant portion of the student body at the State University of New York at Fredonia showed off its results of what added up to be decades of total fact-finding time during the Student Research... more »»

No Fred Fest, but parties persist

May 1, 2015 There are no sanctioned "Fred Fest" events this weekend by SUNY Fredonia, but it appears students are still gathering for community parties. more »»



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