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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 »»

Fredonia trustees will maintain police force, eliminate SRO program

April 14, 2015 A majority of the Fredonia village trustees have agreed to drop the school resource officer program entirely from the 2015-16 proposed budget, but they are also set to maintain the police force at 1... more »»

‘We the People’

April 14, 2015 WESTFIELD — For a dozen Westfield Academy and Central School students who traveled to Albany recently, those students have a better understanding of the what it means to be an American citizen. more »»

Attorney: Mayorship cannot be trashed

April 14, 2015 The attorney for the village of Fredonia has informed the village trustees that they cannot do away with the non-voting mayor’s seat on the board, regardless of a potential referendum in November or... more »»

Preliminary Brocton budget calls for water, sewer rate increases

April 14, 2015 BROCTON — The preliminary look at the 2015-2016 budget for the Village of Brocton shows some cautious decision making on behalf of the current boar. more »»

Collins Plow Fest canceled

April 13, 2015 COLLINS — A staple in the town of Collins has been canceled for 2015. The Collins Plow Fest has been canceled this year with hopes to return in 2016. The event was scheduled for May 3. more »»

Silver Creek, Forestville to share administrator

April 13, 2015 Shared services is more than just a buzz word for the Silver Creek and Forestville school district. more »»

Chautauqua County struggles to recruit volunteer firefighters

April 13, 2015 New volunteer firefighters are hard to come by these days. more »»

Maple crop varying among area producers

April 13, 2015 Just like every tree that produces maple syrup is not the same, maple season this year has seen quite the variety. more »»

Fredonia trustees consider referendum to eliminate position

April 13, 2015 With a wide-open field for the Fredonia mayorship this upcoming election, one of the candidates may be absolutely no one at all. more »»

No planned improvements

April 12, 2015 Since it appears the railroad bridges are safe, there are no immediate plans to improve their appearanc. more »»

female hospitalizd after Brigham Road crash

April 12, 2015 OBSERVER Staff Report An unidentified female motorist was reportedly transported by helicopter to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo following an early morning accident today in Dunkirk on Brigha... more »»

City woman identified as crash victim

April 12, 2015 OBSERVER Staff Report The Chautauqua County Sheriff's office has identified the driver in a one-car crash that took place at 3:40 a.m. today on Brigham Road in the town of Dunkirk. Amy L. more »»

Accident photo submitted

April 12, 2015 A photo of this morning's accident on Brigham Road has been submitted by Dan Kohler. more »»

Wine signs stolen

April 12, 2015 OBSERVER Staff Report On Sunday, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office deputies took a larceny report at Sparkling Ponds Winery located on Route 5 in the town of Ripley. more »»

Hochul supports mergers, wage hike

April 12, 2015 Editor’s note: This is part two in a two-part series of articles on the OBSERVER’s exclusive interview with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. more »»



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