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January 21, 2015 BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Tuesday that a federal grand jury has returned a 13-count indictment charging former City of Dunkirk Mayor Richard L. more »»


January 21, 2015 Jeffrey Basil has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Silver Creek native William Sager Jr. and tampering with evidence by a jury in Buffalo. more »»

It comes down to the attorney in Silver Creek

January 21, 2015 SILVER CREEK — By the end of the Silver Creek Village Board’s special workshop meeting, progress had been made, but one matter remained unresolved — the appointment of the village attorney. more »»

Jury begins deliberations in Basil trial

January 21, 2015 BUFFALO — It all comes down to intent now that a jury of seven men and five women has begun its deliberations during Jeffrey Basil’s murder trial in Erie County Court. more »»

Proposed wind farm in county draws crowd

January 21, 2015 SINCLAIRVILLE—An ambitious plan to erect up to 70 wind turbines in Charlotte and Cherry Creek has local residents abuzz with excitement — and perhaps, some caution. more »»

City will have two part-time CDBG administrators

January 21, 2015 The Dunkirk Common Council approved the hiring of two Community Development Block Grant administrators Tuesday, but not without a change to one of the resolutions. more »»

Former Mayor Frey accused of improper use of campaign funds

January 20, 2015 BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a 13-count indictment charging former City of Dunkirk Mayor Richard . more »»

CAP expands to new location in Fredonia

January 20, 2015 The Child Advocacy Program is moving its Northern County operations to 40 E. Main St. in Fredonia. more »»

‘Can’t Wait’

January 20, 2015 Approximately 130 people gathered at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge on Monday for the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon. more »»

Hanover Planning Board readies for year ahead

January 20, 2015 HANOVER — The Hanover Planning Board addressed a broad range of topics at its first meeting of 2015. First, new member Anthony Pearl was welcomed to the board. more »»

City Common Council sets public hearing, meeting today

January 20, 2015 The Dunkirk Common Council will hold a public hearing today at 5:15 p.m. in City Hall on Local Law #1-2015, which would amend the city’s recreation fee schedule. more »»

Assemblyman Goodell: Minimum wage not the answer to wage gap

January 20, 2015 State Assemblyman Andy Goodell and Governor Andrew Cuomo do not see eye to eye when it comes to eliminating the wage gap. As one of Gov. more »»

Chautauqua Lake board talks mergers, tuition aid

January 19, 2015 MAYVILLE — Laughter as well as serious discussion flowed at Chautauqua Lake Central School as board members tackled issues for the new year recentl. more »»

Jim Britt benefit Saturday

January 19, 2015 “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving,” a quote by Albert Einstein, is a one-sentence summation perfectly de-scribing Jim Britt. more »»

Insurance experts optimistic about Affordable Care Act

January 19, 2015 As implementation of the Affordable Care Act moves forward, administrators within the health care community are confident it will gain more popularity in 2015. more »»

Local firefighter follows through as volunteer

January 19, 2015 Eric Volk admits he doesn’t know what his future holds. It’s as simple as that. more »»

Area Girl Scouts attend seminar for success

January 19, 2015 Founded in 1912, the Girl Scouts of America has been an institution. But lately, it seems that girls are starting to lose interest in the organizatio. more »»

Sporting success

January 18, 2015 Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is running a series of articles on Sundays regarding education. This week’s article focuses on varsity and junior varsity sports. more »»

Political tension rising in Silver Creek

January 18, 2015 SILVER CREEK — Government has been running smoothly in the village for over a year. However, some new members and legal interpretations may have the new board off on the wrong foo. more »»

Cuomo’s tax freeze to supply relief

January 18, 2015 Homeowners facing high property taxes could see some relief from a new program proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Local officials, however, are waiting to see the specific details. more »»



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