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CSX official: ‘Oil trains safe, could be better’

April 18, 2015 In Dunkirk trains are a common sight. But becoming more common are oil trains, which have some local residents concerned. more »»

Sunset Bay residents concerned about oil trains

April 18, 2015 HANOVER — The increasing oil train traffic across Chautauqua County is of special concern to residents of Sunset Bay in the town of Hanover. more »»

DOT officials issue safety measures

April 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were... more »»

Young, Goodell highlight several topics of interest

April 18, 2015 LAKEWOOD —Assem-blyman Andy Goodell and state Sen. Cathy Young spent Friday morning at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club discussing pressing state and county issues. more »»

A new use in site?

April 17, 2015 By SAMANTHA MCDONNELL OBSERVER Staff Writer PERRYSBURG — There may be progress at an abandoned nuisance site in the town of Perrysburg with help from a state senator. Se. more »»

Fredonia Schools will explore options for new SRO

April 17, 2015 While the village of Fredonia may have pulled the plug on the school resource officer program to help ease budgetary constraints, the Fredonia Central School District may still have dedicated... more »»

Horrigan updates committee on sales tax legislation

April 17, 2015 By JIMMY MCCARTHY OBSERVER Mayville Bureau MAYVILLE — The initial draft from New York state for the imposition of an 8 percent sales tax in Chautauqua County is highlighting several details that... more »»

Forestville late in sending water bills

April 17, 2015 FORESTVILLE — Bills are a fact of life, but not knowing when you are going to get one can make it hard for a family to budget. more »»

End in sight for Stockton courtroom renovation

April 17, 2015 By JEREMY IZZIO OBSERVER Staff Writer STOCKTON — With approximately four months remaining on the deadline, the Stockton Town Courtroom renovation is nearing its final stage. more »»

Attempted burglary investigated

April 16, 2015 The Dunkirk Police Department is investigating an alleged attempted burglary at the Columbus Club, 406 Deer St., on April 8. more »»

Legislature to vote on Complete Streets plan

April 16, 2015 MAYVILLE — Community streets in Chau-tauqua County support public use of a wide variety. With pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists all sharing the pavement, a Complete Streets policy signed by Gov. more »»

Fredonia trustees adopt final budget, approve tax hike

April 16, 2015 The village of Fredonia’s 2015-16 budget process has officially concluded — though it appears a rift between some trustees and the mayor has developed as a result. more »»

Task force discusses options for Forestville

April 16, 2015 HANOVER — If the village of Forestville were to dissolve in the future, there are resources available. Some of these resources are available through New York state. more »»

TLC official optimistic about Lake Shore Hospital

April 16, 2015 IRVING — The Lakeshore Chapter of NYS Women Inc. got the story of Lake Shore Health Care Center’s past and future from an insider at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. more »»

Gowanda passes tax cap override

April 15, 2015 GOWANDA — The village of Gowanda has approved to override the tax cap for the upcoming fiscal year. more »»

Fredonia Schools ‘treading water’ in latest budget draft for 2015-’16

April 15, 2015 The Fredonia Central School District has not “received a windfall of money” as a result of increased state funding, contrary to some perceptions out in the community, according to the school’s... more »»

Fredonia School District sees jump in testing opt-outs

April 15, 2015 With third- through eighth-graders across the state taking Common Core-aligned English Language Arts standardized tests this week, the Fredonia Central School District is seeing a larger number of... more »»

Forestville residents likely to see tax increase again

April 15, 2015 FORESTVILLE — Forestville residents will not see relief from inflated taxes this year as previously promised. more »»

BOCES Carrier culinary students earn place first

April 15, 2015 ANGOLA — The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Carrier Educational Center’s ProStart SAUTE club recently placed first in the Management Competition of the New York State Restaurant Associations... more »»

City plant work a cause for concern

April 14, 2015 One fourth of the way through the 2015 budget year, the city of Dunkirk Common Council Finance Committee is looking at some accounts that are running low already. more »»



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