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Alternative education dicussed at WACS board meeting

November 21, 2013 By David Prenatt Correspondent The alternative education/GED program at Westfield Academy and Central School has aimed at helping students return to mainstream education for 18 years, board of... more »»

Reed talks water projects under proposed legislation

November 14, 2013 By Samantha McDonnell DUNKIRK — Chautauqua County may be seeing funding for water projects throughout the county due to proposed legislation. Rep. more »»

Board of Fire Commissioners suspends Chief

November 14, 2013 By Connie O’Connor Correspondent WESTFIELD — A local fire chief has been suspended from his duties. After the Nov. more »»

Sherman Mayor John Patterson puts his hair on the line

November 14, 2013 By David Prenatt Correspondent Did you “hair” the news? Sherman Mayor John Patterson plans to put his head on the line to raise money for cancer care and for the villag. more »»

Brocton school board hears construction, audit update

November 14, 2013 By Nicole Gugino BROCTON — The Brocton Board of Education received a clean audit at its recent board meeting. more »»

Honoring Damon

November 14, 2013 By Nicole Gugino BROCTON — With a donation to the school to increase sports safety, Damon Janes is far from forgotten. more »»

County firefighters battle five fires over 48 hour span

November 7, 2013 By Katie Atkins Fire does not discriminate. This was made clear when several structures went up in flames in Chautauqua County during a two-day span. more »»

Westfield board OKs deal with Alstar

November 7, 2013 By Connie O’Connor Correspondent WESTFIELD — The long-vacant former gas station at 202 N. Portage St. will soon house an Alstar EMS ambulance and a two-person crew. more »»

Sherman students report lower amount of drug, alcohol use than other county schools

November 7, 2013 By David Prenatt Correspondent SHERMAN — Students in grades 7 – 12 at Sherman Central School District reported a lower usage of alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes and other drugs than districts in... more »»

Up in smoke

November 7, 2013 By Greg Fox editorial@westfieldrepublican. more »»

Westfield Academy music teacher among semifinalists for national educator award

November 7, 2013 By Gavin Paterniti editorial@westfieldrepublican. more »»

Barmore defeats Cornell for county clerk

November 6, 2013 By DANIEL SWANSON Special to the OBSERVER Larry Barmore has secured his position as Chautauqua County clerk. more »»

Horrigan defeats Johnson for top post

November 6, 2013 By KATIE ATKINS OBSERVER Mayville Bureau Vince Horrigan responded to a crowd of cheering voters at an election-night gathering inside Republican headquarters Tuesday in downtown Jamestown. more »»


November 6, 2013 By KATIE ATKINS OBSERVER Mayville Bureau The supermajority of the Chautauqua County Legislature will be Republican as of Jan. 1, while four Democrat incumbents are on their way out. more »»

Series of workshops and hearings scheduled for coming months in Town of Portland

October 31, 2013 By Ann Belcher Correspondent BROCTON — A recent workshop with county and state property tax officials served to answer questions for Portland Town Council members on property revaluation... more »»

‘Master Teachers’ recognized

October 31, 2013 By Gavin Paterniti Chautauqua County is home to two of 105 teachers selected in the first round of an inaugural statewide teacher recognition program. more »»

User-friendly parish

October 31, 2013 By A.J. Rao CLYMER — In an attempt to make their church more user-friendly, Clymer residents have joined together in a display of community spirit. more »»

A bit of Boy Scout history comes home to Ripley

October 24, 2013 By David Prenatt Correspondent RIPLEY — Ripley native Dexter Miller and his son, Jim, traveled from McAlpin, Florida for the sole purpose of donating an original 1918 war bonds lithograph poster to... more »»

Ripley school superintendent to retire

October 24, 2013 Correspondent RIPLEY — Ripley Central School District Board of Education President Robert Bentley has announced that Superintendent Karen Krause will be retiring at the end of Februar. more »»

Community leaders respond

October 24, 2013 Is it a victory or is it a defeat? Perhaps you are elated or maybe discouraged over the results of the recent vote to centralize the school districts in Westfield and Brocto. more »»



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