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March 20, 2014 In the garage owned by Doug Manly is a small plaque with two $1 bills. It hangs as a reminder of the Fredonia Red Wing plant’s venture into the peanut butter business. more »»

Fracking the topic for County Legislators

March 20, 2014 MAYVILLE — Fourteen Chautauqua County Legislators attended a special session Wednesday night to learn about high volume hydraulic fracking. more »»


March 19, 2014 The Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia will be closing by 2015, according to information from area union and Con Agra officials. Currently, both locations employ nearly 400 workers. more »»

12:30 p.m.: Union president says workers 'devastated'

March 19, 2014 Tom Dickerson is the president of SEIU Local 266 NCFO, which represents the union workers at the Fredonia and Dunkirk facilities. "I've been watching this place. more »»

Couple loses home in blaze

March 19, 2014 FORESTVILLE — A fire consumed a residence at 9425 Creek Road Tuesday morning, leaving one couple homeless. Forestville Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kyle Barthel commented on the fire. more »»

Area village results announced

March 19, 2014 Residents who live in select villages in New York state once again hit the polls Tuesday. Polls were open from noon to 9 p.m. at most polling sites as mayors and trustees were decided upon. more »»

Forestville, Mayville back moving elections to November

March 19, 2014 Two more local villages in Chautauqua County have voted to move local elections to coincide with the general elections in November. more »»

Arkwright home damaged by fire

March 18, 2014 ARKWRIGHT — A passing motorist alerted a homeowner who was working in the back yard to a fire at a town residenc. more »»

Village election results

March 18, 2014 Tonight, a number of villages had elections. more »»

Piccolo voices concern with Cuomo tax plan

March 18, 2014 SILVER CREEK — Although Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo attended Governor Andrew Cuomo’s presentation of his tax plan in Buffalo, he said he does not agree with everything the governor is proposi. more »»

Fredonia mayor’s budget grazes, but stays under tax cap

March 18, 2014 Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe released his proposed $10.46 million 2014-2015 budget, which he said stays under the state-mandated tax cap — with hardly any room to budge. more »»

Shooter sentenced in Fredonia manslaughter case

March 18, 2014 MAYVILLE — Theodore S. Wickham of Dunkirk will spend one to nine years in state prison for shooting 73-year-old Frank T. Slate Jr. of Fredonia to death with a 16-gauge shotgun in September 2012. more »»

Competing for Congress: Tom Reed versus Martha Robertson

March 18, 2014 With Election Day nine months away, the race for New York’s 23rd Congressional district is getting heated. Democratic candidate Martha Robertson took a dig at incumbent Rep. more »»

Brocton, Portland to consider other options besides Chadwick Bay proposal

March 17, 2014 BROCTON — A March 20 meeting will hopefully give leaders in the village of Brocton and the town of Portland some better insight on the potential avenues of water infrastructure in the event that the... more »»

Snowmobiler, 28, charged after hitting police car

March 17, 2014 MAYVILLE — A 28-year-old Westfield man was handed a slew of charges after he allegedly collided with a police vehicle on his snowmobile while intoxicated Saturday. more »»

Shooter sentencing today in local case

March 17, 2014 It is now the shooter’s turn for sentencing in the manslaughter case regarding 73-year-old Frank T. Slate Jr., the Fredonia man killed in September 2012. Theodore S. more »»

St. Patrick’s Day theme for craft day at Dunkirk Free Library

March 17, 2014 Excited children clamored to get at the rainbows and pots of gold scattered among the tables of the children’s craft room held at the Dunkirk Free Library Saturday morning. more »»

STATE CHAMPS Chautauqua Lake wins, 47-36

March 17, 2014 Ashley Moulton, center, of Chautauqua Lake battles for a loose ball between Hoosic Valley’s Sam Carlo, left, and Lauren Madigan, right, during the New York State Public High School Athletic... more »»

Hospital concerns

March 16, 2014 IRVING — It has been nearly five months since it was announced Lake Shore Health Care Center would close, but hospital officials are still hopeful for a sal. more »»

CLCS claims Class C girls basketball state title over Hoosic Valley

March 16, 2014 OBSERVER Staff Report TROY — The Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds (23-1) completed their run to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C girls basketball championship with... more »»



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