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Gowanda to host drug prevention training

GOWANDA - Gowanda Central School District is taking action against opioids. The district will host an overdose prevention training on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, which is open to the public, with the goal of being prepared for the possibility of an overdose. "At those trainings

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Public comment on Westwood project accepted through Oct. 2

Written public comment on the proposed development of the former Westwood Country Club in Amherst will be accepted through Oct. 2. A developer has requested the town rezone 141 of the 171 acres at the former golf course between Maple Road and Sheridan Drive for a mixed-use project. A public hearing

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:03:37

Caregivers tell their stories through photos and social media: 'Life is so fragile'

A parent taking care of a special-needs child with a life-threatening illness or disability is hard work, and that work that can go unnoticed or sometimes misunderstood. That is why researchers at Palliative Care Buffalo in Cheektowaga created "The Photographs of Meaning Program." They asked parents

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 11:40:03

Garden Notes for Sept. 26-27

Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Community Center, Hamburg. Bonnie Bullivant will present "Easy to Grow Houseplants." Business meeting to follow. Call Nancy Kalieta, 826-7462. Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, 6540 Main

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:54:26

Prosecution believes kidnapping was sexually motivated

Samuel Saeli MAYVILLE - Along with a kidnapping allegation, prosecutors are also pursuing a sexually-motivated felony against Samuel Saeli, the Dunkirk man who allegedly abducted a 13-year-old boy last year. Prosecutors believe Saeli kidnapped the boy for sexual gratification, and they say there's e

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

'The Basics of Herbal Tincture Making' class planned

Submitted Photo On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, Greystone Bat, Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary (Greystone Nature Preserve) will partner with Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs to offer a class entitled The Basics of Herbal Tincture Making. On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, Greystone

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

'Stronger' spawns a new friendship for Jake Gyllenhaal

TORONTO (AP) - Jake Gyllenhaal says he's never gotten closer to a real-life character he's played than the Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman. While making the upcoming film "Stronger," Gyllenhaal and Bauman became close. Gyllenhaal made frequent trips to Boston to spend time with the 31-yea

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-19 20:14:49

Frontier and Hamburg taxpayers can pay school taxes at M&T Bank

Taxpayers in Hamburg Central and Frontier Central school districts can pay school taxes at three M&T Bank branches in Hamburg. Payments by check, bank check or money order will be accepted at M&T branches located at 23 Lake Ave., 5771 Camp Road and 6000 South Park Ave. Residents also may continue to

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:46:56

Dunkirk to lead with LEDs

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino Pictured from left, First Ward Councilman Don Williams Jr., Second Ward councilman Marty Bamonto, Third Ward Councilman Adelino Gonzalez and Fourth Ward Councilwoman Stacy Szukala discuss the LED lighting project at Tuesday's Common Council meeting. The future will be

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

City of Dunkirk gears up for a new dog park

Submitted Photo: Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas holds a $10,000 check from Purina with Purina Plant Manager, Ron Bowers, left, and Monica Kemp, dog park advocate. They are joined by members of the Purina staff and Development Director Rebecca Yanus. The city of Dunkirk announced the official signing of

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Dunkirk High School Learn to Swim registration set for Friday

Classes for the following age groups: Guppies (beginners), Minnows, Fish, Sharks and Dolphins (advanced) The swimming classes will take place on Saturday mornings, in three sessions, beginning on Oct. 7, ending on Dec. 16.(NO classes on Nov. 25) Session 1:9-9:45 a.m. and will include the following

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Fredonia Prof's Newly Patented System May Make 'Black Box' Obsolete

FREDONIA - After any airplane disaster, investigators use the flight data recorder known as a black box to determine the cause of the crash or incident. The problem is the black box, which is really orange colored and very well-built, sometimes is not easily found. In August, Professor Junaid Zubai

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Fredonia sweeps swim meet at CL

MAYVILLE - The Fredonia girls swim team won all 12 events on its way to a 131-52 victory over the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds Tuesday. Jenna Sherlock was a double winner in individual events for Fredonia, taking the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 28.75 seconds and placing first in th

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Going 'proud' for 50 years

It brought plenty of life to downtown Silver Creek. "We're just so happy," said Lisa Romano, one of the chief organizers of the event. "We're happy that we made it to this milestone. I'm so happy and so proud to be part of this board. It's near and dear to my heart, and as long as I am up and moving

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

My View: Hospital will always remain in my heart

My hospital sits on a well-traveled country road in rural Erie County. It draws patients from Arcade to Gowanda and everywhere in between. They visit to get healthy, to stay healthy and to heal what ails them. I call Bertrand Chaffee Hospital "my hospital" with good reason. I started my first and on

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-18 20:30:57

Dayton woman charged with DWI after hitting tree, utility pole

A 30-year-old Dayton woman was drunk and speeding when she lost control of her vehicle, flew off the road and crashed into a tree and a utility pole early Sunday in the Town of Villenova, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded around 12:45 a.m. to a report of a motor

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-17 15:38:31

IDA holds public hearing on Battery Point Villas financial assistance

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino Bob Reuther, center, voices his concern at the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency public hearing for the Battery Point Villas' financial assistance. Business Development Manager Kristine Morabito, right, records his concern as Dunkirk Development Director

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Crews work on Hoyt Street

OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan: City of Dunkirk Public Works employees work on the water main on Hoyt Street near Benton Street in Dunkirk's Fourth Ward. Work has been ongoing for several days. Chautauqua Lake fishing association donates $7,000 to CLA SUNY professor to receive award at regional

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Athenex Groundbreaking Moved To 2018

Ground breaking on the Athenex location has been delayed until the first of the year. However, activity continues at the location to prepare for the groundbreaking. P-J file photo DUNKIRK - An official Athenex ground breaking may have to wait, but progress on the Lake Shore Drive site is ongoing. Ac

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

LED lighting project could save city millions

Budget time is just around the corner for the city of Dunkirk and officials are looking up for savings - literally up at the lights above their heads. From the lights at facilities to on the street and at the softball stadium, LED Energy Solutions LLC recently presented its plan to replace fixtures

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-18 07:00:00