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County, Jamestown looking at possible DMV destinations

February 18, 2015 MAYVILLE — Two county departments located within the South County Office Building are facing space issues while adequately serving the public. more »»

Fredonia’s ‘dangerous college’ rank discredited

February 18, 2015 An online article ranking SUNY Fredonia as one of the 25 most dangerous colleges in the United States has now been discredite. more »»

Many millennials leave county, state

February 18, 2015 Throughout Chautauqua County and New York state, millennials — those 18-34 years old — generate a sizable chunk of the population, but not as much as compared to previous year. more »»

Dunkirk leaders facing another multi-million dollar decision

February 18, 2015 It’s been a little more than a year since the Dunkirk Common Council authorized a study of the city’s three fire halls. On Tuesday, city leaders heard the results of that study as Dennis A. more »»

Thruway reopens after tractor-trailer accident

February 18, 2015 An accident four miles east of the Dunkirk-Fredonia exit this morning closed the westbound lanes of the New York State Thruway for about three hours today. more »»

Winter woes

February 17, 2015 The bitterly cold weather is taking its toll on more than just area residents’ fingers and toes recently. more »»

Fire destroys Ashville building owned by Carving Masters Inc.

February 17, 2015 ASHVILLE — Fire-fighters braved subzero temperatures Monday as an early morning fire ripped through an Ashville business. more »»

Water district moving forward

February 17, 2015 HANOVER — Another hurdle was cleared yesterday when the Hanover Town Board held its public hearing regarding the formation of a new water district outside of Forestville. more »»

Silver Creek board holds off on firm’s payment

February 17, 2015 SILVER CREEK — A $133,000 payment will not be handed over to the engineering firm behind Silver Creek’s wastewater treatment plant capital project just ye. more »»

Schumer bill targets meth houses

February 17, 2015 JAMESTOWN — U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is aiming to protect future homeowners and families from the post-dangers of methamphetamine production. more »»

Poor weather conditions impact annual Winter Festival turnout

February 16, 2015 MAYVILLE — Though Old Man Winter has been especially ornery this year, the Mayville-Chautauqua Chamber of Com-merce is content with how its Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival turned out. more »»

Horowitz delivers Fredonia lecture

February 16, 2015 Adam Horowitz, co-founder of the U.S. more »»

DLDC finance committee examines loans

February 16, 2015 The Dunkirk Local Devel-opment Corporation has several outstanding loans on its books and recently, its finance subcommittee met to examine their status. Mayor Anthony . more »»

Piercing temps bring nasty cold to area

February 16, 2015 Elsa the Snow Queen from Disney’s “Frozen” movie really needs to “Let It Go” somewhere else — though that doesn’t look like it will be the case anytime soon. more »»

Dunkirk teachers donate cookies to senior citizens

February 16, 2015 Most people would not know what to do with 2,500 cookies, but the Dunkirk Teachers’ Association knows exactly what to do — it donates them for a good cause. more »»

A full slate

February 15, 2015 Editor’s note: The OBSERVER is running a series of articles on Sundays regarding educational issues. This week’s article focuses on school electives. more »»

No spin is offered on standstill turbines

February 15, 2015 You might have asked yourself this question if you often pass by one of those new wind turbines at the local New York State Thruway exits: What’s taking so long for them to start spinning? The short... more »»

Relentless winter impacts delivery

February 15, 2015 An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. more »»

Thruway accident results in fatalities

February 15, 2015 HANOVER — The New York State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident, on Interstate 90, in the town of Hanover. Preliminary information indicated that at approximately 10:49 a.m. more »»

Annual winter festival draws crowds, bitter cold

February 15, 2015 MAYVILLE — There were as many snowmobiles as cars at Lakeside Park on Saturday for the annual President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayvill. more »»



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