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Fredonia college students help charities in Buffalo area

The members of Fredonia's Alternative Break Program (ABP), however, spent part of this break assisting charities in the Buffalo area. The ABP is a relatively new group on campus. First founded in 2015, it was originally created with the intention of allowing students to spend their free-time away fr

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

George Watson awarded Robert J. Uplinger Award by Dunkirk Fredonia Lions

Submitted Photo Pictured from left are July Cole, Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club president; Lion George Watson and John Banach, current Lion and former district governor. Lion George Watson was award the 2017 recipient of the Robert J. Uplinger Award. Established in 1993, the Robert J. Uplinger Disting


City prepares trucks, plow drivers for winter

Submitted Photo Pictured are the training crews outside reviewing a City salt spreader truck and listening to instructions from Streets Supervisor Michael Porpiglia on the best ways to "stay ahead of the storm." OBSERVERStaff Report City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas has directed city mechanics an

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

New year, more public participation needed

The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 will see a need for more public participation on several of Dunkirk Economic Development Department's projects. At a recent Economic Development Committee meeting, Director Rebecca Yanus reviewed the status of the city's $2.5 million Smart Growth funding th

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Dunkirk City Drug Court celebrates graduation Dec. 14

Each day there are more than 80 individuals in the criminal justice system locally who are attempting to make some significant changes in their lives. These people have admitted their criminal activity. Rather than opting to pay fines or do jail, they have elected to change their lives to get a hand

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Fire in attached garage displaces residents, damages vehicle

A vehicle was severely damaged and the house sustained smoke damage when a fire broke out Wednesday night in the attached garage of a home at 436 Lake Shore Drive East, the Dunkirk Fire Department reported. Two residents were displaced by the fire, which was reported at 11:44 p.m. Firefighters arriv

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-23 15:56:43

Tradition Fest 2017 provided opportunity to learn

Submitted Photos Pictured are some of the participants in Tradition Fest 2017 held recently. Tradition Fest 2017, a showcase of beauty, wonder, and traditions of community and family caring, was presented Nov. 4, at Dunkirk High School by the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County and the D

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

MASTWants Manufacturer On Board Of City BPU

The head of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier has requested the next Jamestown Board of Public Utilities member be a manufacturer. On Monday, Todd Tranum, Manufactures Association of the Southern Tier executive director, spoke to the Jamestown City Council about the appointment of B


Katy investment agent pays $3,000 fine

Octavio Tovar, a securities agent in Katy, was fined $3,000 by the Texas State Securities Board for being too slow about disclosing compromises he made with creditors and civil judgments against him. Texas law requires agents who work in stocks, bonds and other types of securities to report within 3

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-11-22 18:32:00

Dorothy Mae (Kohler) Hein

Dorothy Mae (Kohler) Hein, 64, of Pattison, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Katy, Texas. Dorothy was born November 29, 1952, in Sealy, Texas, the daughter of Walter Roland and Ora Nell (Severin) Kohler. She was baptized on March 29, 1953 by Pastor Liefer and confirmed on May 14, 1967 by Pastor Mutch


What movies are showing outside the megaplex?

14 PEWS 800 Aurora; 14pews.org "Sisters of '77" Documentary film that chronicles the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston. 8 p.m. Thursday "Women Art Revolution" Documentary explores the rise of women art community, which first blossomed when the Feminist Movement exploded in America. 7 p.m.


Woman accused of mailing explosives to Gov. Abbott, Pres. Obama

WALLER COUNTY, Texas- A woman in the Brookshire area is accused of sending explosives to three government leaders in 2016. According to the six-count indictment, 46-year-old Julia Poff mailed explosives to Governor Greg Abbott, President Barack Obama and Commissioner of the Social Security Administr

KHOU - 2017-11-23 15:02:28

Coyote attacks increasing: What you should know

FULSHEAR, Texas - Scared, stapled and badly shaken, 10 year-old Penny is lucky to be alive after being viciously attacked by a coyote. "She quit barking. hen I heard her yelping, like she was hurt," the dog's owner said. The owner asked to not be identified. The attack happened Monday night, at d


Kroger expands grocery delivery service in time for Thanksgiving

Kroger has expanded its ClickList Delivery service to 29 area stores in time for holiday grocery shopping. The company, which has more than 100 stores in the local market, introduced its ClickList online ordering program for curbside pickup last year. It began testing delivery in three area stores a

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-11-22 17:19:00

Couture for the Cause reschedules event

Staff report In light of the Hurricane Harvey recovery and rebuilding efforts, the Couture for the Cause Chairs and the American Cancer Society rescheduled their fall "Garden Glitz" even to April 14. Emceed by Ryan Chase of 104.1 KRBE's Roula and Ryan Show, this year's theme is "Garden Glitz." The e


Pct. 4: Injured deputy constable released in time for Thanksgiving

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas- A Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable who was shot by a suspect was released from rehab in time Thanksgiving. Pct. 4 shared the great news Wednesday evening in a tweet. Deputy Justin Gay who was shot 7 times earlier this month attempting to arrest a suspect has been relea

KHOU - 2017-11-23 00:32:37

Freeport challenging Pynes' payout

FREEPORT - Both the city and its former city manager have sought legal counsel in a contract dispute following what officials termed a "mutual termination" earlier this month. Council members voted unanimously to hire Houston law firm Olson & Olson for legal services regarding a clause in former Cit


Water system weaknesses come into focus after Harvey

While Hurricane Harvey was a nightmare for much of Brazoria County, it was not the worst-case scenario Lake Jackson City Manager William Yenne said he had in mind. "Imagine a hurricane that hits just down the coast and is pushing up the Brazos River and that has a massive rain system that dumps as m

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

MICHAEL MORRIS: Assessing the aftermath of Harvey

We should not mistake the relative quiet as evidence that we have turned the corner on our recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Just as a child's wails eventually recede to a whimper, so has the heartache of area residents diminished but not been overcome. While much of the roadside de


Local teams dominate District 26-4A volleyball honors

Buy Now Sweeny's Marissa Soistman prepares to serve during Aug. 17 a match against Angleton at Angleton High School. Soistman was voted the District 26-4A most valuable player by district coaches.Facts file photo Local volleyball teams had a pretty successful run in District 26-4A as all three - Sw