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New ethics rules for NY counselors of veterans

August 12, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs established new ethics rules following an investigation showing two counselors received large inheritances of cash and property from vets... more »»

Unauthorized parking fees raise concerns

August 12, 2014 A question raised at the recent Dunkirk Common Council meeting led to a discussion between two elected officials and the powers of the mayor. more »»

Jason Wells’ sentencing set for Oct. 6

August 12, 2014 The former Fredonia man convicted of killing his neighbor will be handed his sentence on Oct. 6. Jason Wells, 41, will stand before Chautauqua County Court Judge John T. Ward around 9:45 a.m. more »»

Hanover employees move one step closer to forming union

August 12, 2014 HANOVER — Hanover employees are one step closer to forming a union after action taken by the town board Monday. more »»

Westfield focus groups: no huge support for merger revote

August 12, 2014 WESTFIELD — Following on the heels of negative findings through a community survey for a potential revote on a merger between Brocton and Westfield schools, focus groups out of Westfield had mixed... more »»

Robertson, Reed race one for the ages

August 11, 2014 Voters of all ages can find a topic to relate to within the race between 23rd Congressional District candidates Tom Reed and Martha Robertson. more »»

Quilters Guild shows off talent

August 11, 2014 WESTFIELD — West-field Academy and Central School hosted the biennial Westfield Quilters Guild Show over the weekend, making this its 10th show. more »»

Westfield survey results negative for school merger revote

August 11, 2014 WESTFIELD — With two months left until a potential revote on a merger between Brocton and Westfield schools can be requested, an official direction on what to do has yet to arise, but community... more »»

Gowanda still paying five years later

August 11, 2014 GOWANDA — Aug. 10, 2009 was slated to be a normal Monday morning for the village of Gowanda. more »»

Silver Creek awaiting FEMA monies from ‘09

August 11, 2014 SILVER CREEK — The waters went as fast as they came. That was the scene five years ago when the village of Silver Creek was one of many communities hit with flooding. more »»

Tanker truck catches fire on Thruway

August 11, 2014 A tanker truck on I-90 East, just past the Silver Creek exit 58, apparently caught on fire. It appears only the cab caught fire and went off the roa. more »»

Robin Williams dead at 63 of apparent suicide

August 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed... more »»

Jamestown shows its love for Leno

August 10, 2014 A massive crowd filled every seat in the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Saturday evening to listen to the laid-back comedy of late-night legend Jay Leno, and to rock to the beat of Lucie Arnaz and... more »»

Signs of a struggle

August 10, 2014 Board chairman Chris Lanski’s statement last week was an unexpected bombshell on community members and employees regarding Brooks Memorial Hospital. more »»

Frustrations, fears grow on inside

August 10, 2014 Hospital administrators and union officials have had their say on the negotiations for Brooks employees’ wages and benefits. Now workers have weighed in on how the hospital is run. more »»

Spirits high at Lighthouse ghost event

August 10, 2014 Historians and paranormal investigators gathered at a place known to have a little paranormal activity going on — the Dunkirk Lighthouse. more »»

Cross Roads holds Cruise Against Hunger

August 10, 2014 WESTFIELD — For the third year, The Cross Roads Market hosted the Cruise Against Hunger. The event held Saturday features a car show and is also a fundraiser for the Food Bank of WNY. more »»

Sager family’s letter appreciates ‘kindness’

August 10, 2014 Family members of William Sager Jr., in a letter to the OBSERVER, say they have been touched by “generosity and kindness of this great community.” Written by Erika Webster and Bill Sager Sr. more »»

Paid EMS transport in Fredonia nears

August 9, 2014 The implementation of paid emergency transport by the Fredonia Fire Department has been delayed due to red tape, but free services will soon be a thing of the past. more »»

Comedic attraction

August 9, 2014 Of the thousands of visitors to Jamestown for this weekend’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, many say they would return to visit the National Comedy Center. more »»



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