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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 »»

Push for dredging in Hanover based on public safety

July 5, 2015 Dredging of Cattaraugus Creek may be considered a recreational issue for some, but it also poses a risk to the lives of those living in Sunset Bay. more »»

Brooks taps foundation for funds

July 5, 2015 By GIB SNYDER OBSERVER City Editor It was a tremendous year of giving for the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. more »»

Schumer wants legislation to protect service members financially

July 4, 2015 U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., wants to pass legislation protecting service members from higher interest rates, repossession of their vehicles or losing their home. more »»

Challenges and joys of supporting servicemen and women

July 4, 2015 Approximately 11,000 veterans reside in Chautauqua County. more »»

Story comes full circle for local victim of burglary

July 4, 2015 On June 29, the OBSERVER printed a Letter to the Editor from a Dunkirk resident and veteran named Kenny Brooks. more »»

Memorial service salutes Alonzo Cushing

July 4, 2015 One could easily make the case that if Fredonia native, and Civil War hero, First Lt. Alonzo H. more »»

Sparklers legal in Cattaraugus County for adults

July 4, 2015 While fireworks remain illegal in New York State, a recent law authorized counties and cities outside of New York City to legalize sparklers and certain sparkling devices for those who are over 18... more »»

Disabled train brings concerns

July 3, 2015 HANOVER — After a poorly-handled train blockage of Sunset and Hanford bays past weekend, officials have been quick to act by meeting with the railroad to make plans for the future. more »»

Brocton, Portland exchange dialogue on consolidation

July 3, 2015 BROCTON — Planning board members, as well as municipal leaders gathered recently at the Portland Town Hall to hear what New York state facilitators had to offer about how to achieve comprehensive... more »»

Two city eyesores on the way down

July 3, 2015 Two city of Dunkirk buildings that are eyesores in their neighborhoods, one with longstanding damage and one with recent damage from a fire, will be coming down. Bids are due by July 16 at 10 a.m. more »»



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