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Dunkirk looks to attract visitors to pier with grant

July 20, 2016 Where Fredonia is looking for a fence to draw visitors to its end of Central Avenue, Dunkirk is turning to attractive seating and activities to bring crowds to the waterfront. more »»

Amish buggy rear-ended in Harmony; one airlifted

July 20, 2016 OBSERVER Staff Report HARMONY — One person was airlifted after a motor vehicle rear-ended an Amish buggy on Cherry Hill Road today around 3:30 p.m. more »»

Monstrosity on Main Street

July 19, 2016 SILVER CREEK — Hope for cleaning up the “Main Street School” in Silver Creek — though perhaps not alive and kicking, exactly — is at least gasping and twitchin. more »»

No reservation policy, no problem

July 19, 2016 A request the Dunkirk Common Council previously pulled from the agenda is making a return appearance, but it is just a formality, according to Councilman-At-Large Andy Woloszy. more »»

Pomfret official wary of park fence proposal

July 19, 2016 Although the town of Pomfret has no jurisdiction over the village of Fredonia’s Barker Common, no one on the town board seems to have fallen head over heels for the village’s proposal to fence in th... more »»

Holiday Harbor

July 19, 2016 New ownership of Chadwick Bay Marina is hoped to bring waves of positive change and development to Dunkirk’s waterfron. more »»

School work

July 18, 2016 CASSADAGA — What was once a hopeful resurrection of the former Cassadaga Elementary School building at 175 Maple Ave. more »»

First come, first served

July 18, 2016 For the pavilions at Point Gratiot in the city of Dunkirk there is a competitive reservation policy, but what about Wright Park? At the recent Common Council workshop, members were presented with a... more »»

Community aids in sign’s return

July 18, 2016 A social media plea by a resident has resulted in returned stolen property after a year of it being missing. An area theft, though not recent, left Teresa Bunge upset and confused. more »»

Silver Creek celebrates native sci-fi author

July 18, 2016 SILVER CREEK — The historic skew arch bridge, pro golfer Cindy Miller and MLB player Howard Ehmke aren’t the only shining stars in Silver Creek’s long legacy. more »»

20 years and counting for Laurel’s signature event

July 17, 2016 SILVER CREEK — On Saturday, the village of Silver Creek came to life once again as the 20th annual Laurel Run to support disability awareness took over the streets and village square. more »»

WNY region tops list for property taxes

July 17, 2016 During fiscal year 2014, the Western New York region was atop the list when it came to the combined rate of county, town, village or city, and school district taxes paid on a median-valued home. more »»

Dissolution best option for Forestville

July 17, 2016 FORESTVILLE — Ben Franklin said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Well, if Forestville doesn’t dissolve, its residents may be faced with a death-by-taxes double-whammy. more »»

State officials call tax cap a success

July 17, 2016 “Immensely popular,” “overwhelmingly positive” and “pleasing” are the ways Chautauqua County’s three state legislators described how their constituents felt about the state’s property tax cap program. more »»

96 taxing entities in county

July 17, 2016 New York’s tax cap may not be popular among many town boards, village boards or city governments, but it should be popular with taxpayers. more »»

Village leaders working to lower costs

July 17, 2016 On average, those living in villages tend to pay more taxes than town residents. more »»

Youth basketball jerseys stolen

July 16, 2016 An act of theft in the city of Dunkirk is being used as a learning tool. Sixto Rosario, owner and CEO of the Chautauqua Hurricane and Jr. more »»

City seeks diversity in hiring

July 16, 2016 Dunkirk is a diverse city — why doesn’t the city’s hiring reflect that? This was a question posed by Common Council members during a recent personnel committee meeting. more »»

Push, pass, dash: Runners unite for the Laurel Relay!

July 16, 2016 About five dozen runners (and one cyclist!) of all ages came together Friday for the annual Laurel Flag Relay from Jamestown to Dunkirk. more »»

State focus on Gowanda prompts administration change

July 16, 2016 GOWANDA — After New York state labeled Gowanda Middle School a focus school and the district a focus district, Gowanda’s Board of Education approved a change in the administration. more »»



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