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Outdoors: They feared he wouldn't live. Then they said he wouldn't walk. Well ...

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi The name Rob Oram and the "Eye" Con fishing team are recognizable around Lake Erie fishing circles. They w

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-09-20 14:12:48

'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

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

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

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

Leonardo DiCaprio announces $20m deal for environmental grants

Leonardo DiCaprio has awarded $20 million in grants through his environmental foundation. The Academy Award-winning actor - who founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 - has announced that the eye-watering sum is to be spread across more than 100 organizations that are committed to environm

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-20 06:00:00

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

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

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

Cub Scout Pack 267 Open House Wednesday

Cub Scout Pack 267 Cub Scout Pack 267 is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for families interested in learning more about Scouting. The Pack expects to have Cub Scouts and leaders from all six dens (Kindergarten through fifth grades) present during the Open House to g

OBSERVER TODAY - 2017-09-18 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

Review: 'Alone' is perfect complement to filmdom's 'Dunkirk'

"Alone" (Liveright Publishing Co.), by Michael Korda Interest in the 1940 cross-channel evacuation of British soldiers amid the French collapse in World War II has sprung to life this summer, thanks to Christopher Nolan's blockbuster movie "Dunkirk." On its heels comes "Alone," Michael Korda's maste

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-18 14:39:37

Fredonia's search for fire chief underway

Fredonia Village ClerkRichard St. George, left, speaks with Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis during Monday's village board meeting. The process is about to begin for the hiring of Fredonia's first-ever fire chief. After Monday's special meeting, Fredonia Mayor Athanasia Landis explained that Mark C

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

Katrina Johnston reunites with Dunkirk Summer Camp

OBSERVER Photo by Jordan W. Patterson: Katrina Johnston showing where Ethiopia is on a map. SHERIDAN - Hugs, smiles and even tears were on display recently at the Dunkirk Camp and Conference Center. Former Camp Counselor Katrina Johnston had returned to see the children and educate the younger kids

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

Fredonia resident talks the walk at Opera House presentation

Submitted Photo The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Walking The Way, a unique multimedia presentation by Fredonian John Hertlein, on Wed., Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Walking The Way, a unique multimedia presenta

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