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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 »»

Letter indicates crisis at Brooks

January 18, 2015 A Fredonia resident and former employee of Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk says the longtime institution is suffering greatly and its future is uncertain. more »»

Horrigan: Reducing costs while maintaining service a challenge

January 18, 2015 Providing the necessary services for residents while keeping taxes down continues to be a top concern for Chautauqua County officials. more »»

Missing snowmobiler found dead in creek

January 17, 2015 SHERMAN — A Sherman man who was reported missing to Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies at about 11 a.m. Friday was found in a creek and, officials say, apparently drowned. more »»

Sex offender remains in civil confinement

January 17, 2015 Nushawn Williams remains in civil confinemen. more »»

Board member won’t run again due to ‘personal attacks’

January 17, 2015 SOUTH DAYTON — Residents who live in the Pine Valley School District will be selecting at least three new board members this May. more »»

Judge: Jury can consider lesser charges

January 17, 2015 BUFFALO — Jeffrey Basil may have been indicted on second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Silver Creek native William Sager Jr. more »»

High-tech program takes education a step further

January 17, 2015 This fall, local students will have a chance to participate in a technical program that goes beyond college and career ready to “college and career already. more »»

School budget woes

January 16, 2015 SOUTH DAYTON — Nearly 100 students participated in a silent protest at Pine Valley Central School. The students sat out in the hallways during first period in opposition to proposed teacher cuts. more »»

School board tables staff reduction

January 16, 2015 SOUTH DAYTON — After a nearly four-hour meeting, mainly comprised of public comment, 14 positions at the Pine Valley Central School District are safe — for now. more »»

Testimony over in Basil trial; closing statements Tuesday

January 16, 2015 BUFFALO — Defense attorneys did not present any witnesses to the jury on Thursday during the fifth day of testimony as part of Jeffrey Basil’s murder trial in Erie County Court. more »»

Pomfret sewer district customers will see another rate hike

January 16, 2015 Some town of Pomfret sewer district customers will see another increase in their rates coming very soon. more »»



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