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Drought continues to impact county

August 9, 2016 OBSERVER Mayville BureauWith no substantial rains in sight going into August, residents throughout Chautauqua County are being urged to be conscious when using water. more »»

Hanover services to remain steady

August 9, 2016 HANOVER — Recently, Forestville officials circulated a petition to halt the village’s dissolution process, with trustee Gary Belote telling the OBSERVER Forestville has “Never gotten any real answers. more »»

Third man charged in Brocton shooting

August 9, 2016 BROCTON — A third person is being charged in the shooting and attempted robbery that happened at a reported fight at 64 Central Ave. on July 29. more »»

Fredonia bans commercial brush dumping at DPW

August 9, 2016 Contractors who leave yard debris at the Fredonia Department of Public Works must now find somewhere else to dump it. more »»

Changes coming to Silver Creek Central

August 8, 2016 SILVER CREEK — Students at Silver Creek Central will see some changes in their school’s leadership this fall, but as Superintendent Todd Crandall assured, the ship will remain upright and on cour. more »»

Long road from dilapidated to demolished

August 8, 2016 COLLINS — Collins is coming to a close to demolish distressed homes in the area as part of a process that got its footing in May 2015. more »»

Nightmare on Pleasant Avenue in Sunset Bay

August 8, 2016 HANOVER — Hearing “Pleasant Avenue, Sunset Bay,” one pictures an idyllic neighborhood: a quiet street, people hanging out on front-porch swings, kids playing in the yar. more »»

Undead Fredonia houses slated to receive new life

August 8, 2016 They’re not quite reanimated and out for brains, but two zombie properties in Fredonia will soon receive the breath of life from an entity dedicated to carrying out such a tas. more »»

Who, what at the Y?

August 7, 2016 WESTFIELD — In less than six months, a community non-profit institution serving the southwest portion of the county has undergone some major changes that have many in this tight-knit area asking... more »»

Airborne vehicle lands on golf course greens

August 7, 2016 OBSERVER Staff Report DEWITTVILLE — Today around 3:30 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area of Point Chautauqua Golf Course. more »»

Some signs of progress

August 7, 2016 State testing has measured students proficiency levels across the area and the state, and the findings are mixed at best. more »»

Gowanda hiring has attention of public

August 7, 2016 GOWANDA — Two members who attended Gowanda’s Board of Education were passionate when they spoke at a recent meeting. more »»

Beach bash a fun end to the summer in city

August 7, 2016 It’s sad to say, but the summer is almost over. The city of Dunkirk aimed to end it on a high note with the annual Chadwick Bay Beach Bash Saturday. more »»

Area EMTs are trained for worst-case scenarios

August 7, 2016 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles that examine preparations in the area for the horrors of mass shootings. This article focuses on emergency medical technicians. more »»

City name to be major movie

August 6, 2016 Come this time next year you can see “Dunkirk” on the big screen. It won’t be about Dunkirk, NY, though — rather Dunkirk, France. more »»

Incidents down, Monster truck show a big hit at fair

August 6, 2016 The fairgrounds seem empty now, without a plethora of people flooding the gates and the Ferris Wheel lights illuminating the sky every night. more »»

14-year-old responsible for Wednesday rollover

August 6, 2016 A 14-year-old Brocton boy is apparently responsible for the theft and rollover accident of a pickup truck on Wednesday on Webster Road in the town of Pomfret. more »»

‘Political satire’ artist claims dead Hillary gag was all in good fun

August 6, 2016 In the midst of one of the most hotly debated political elections in history, nothing seems out of bounds — or at least that’s what Dunkirk’s John Giordano thought. more »»

The Playground Drama Camp to celebrate 10 year anniversary

August 6, 2016 The Playground Drama Camp, hosted at SUNY Fredonia, hits center stage again for its 10th anniversary on Aug. 8. more »»

WEX card passes, but questions still linger

August 5, 2016 After three months in committee, questions were still buzzing around a proposed resolution to change the way the city of Dunkirk fuels its vehicles. First Ward Councilman Don Williams Jr. more »»



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