22 December 2016


Mayor Wilfred Rosas joins Santa Claus at the VA Clinic to wish all Veterans a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!

19 December 2016

Press Release

Dunkirk City Hall will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

The Recycling Center will be closed on December 24.

There will be no change in the rubbish pickup schedule.

15 December 2016

Women’s Weekend Getaway

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15 December 2016

City of Dunkirk and Red Cross Partnership

The City of Dunkirk, Dunkirk Fire Department, and the American Red Cross are joining together for another shared mission — preventing tragedy due to house fires.

Once a resident requests to participate in the program, the Dunkirk Fire Department will visit the home and install the smoke alarms. During this visit, firefighters will also help the residents learn about home fire safety and how to create a fire escape plan.


The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is a national push by the nonprofit to reduce the number of fire-related deaths and injuries by 25 percent over five years. The partnership announced Wednesday with the city of Dunkirk and the fire department is the first of its kind in Chautauqua County.

Sign up by logging on to http://www.redcross.org/local/new-york/western-central-new-york/homefires, by calling (716) 664-5115 or by retrieving a paper application at the Dunkirk Fire Department headquarters. Questions for the fire department can be made to 366-2577.

OBSERVER Photo by Nicole Gugino American Red Cross WNY Chapter Executive Director Chuck Marra shakes hands with city of Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas as Dunkirk Fire Chief Mike Edwards looks on during the announcement of a partnership for the Home Fire Campaign Wednesday.




Click here for a Home Fire Safety Checklist

Click here to download the Amanda Hansen Foundation Survey for a chance to receive a Free furnace and/or Carbon Monoxide Detector

15 December 2016

Press Release

The Dunkirk Recycling Center on Lucas Avenue will be closed in the afternoon on Saturday, December 17. Hours of operation will be 8:00 am to noon this Saturday only.

9 December 2016


7 December 2016

Dunkirk Marauder Football Team Parade Video

2 December 2016

Mad Hatter and More Store opens


Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Planning & Development Director Rebecca Yanus attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and congratulated owner Al Steinberg on his Grand Opening of his Sportswear store THE MADHATTER. Located at 253 Lake Shore Drive East (Formerly Yellow Goose Convenience Store) in Dunkirk, NY. Come on down for some great deals and bargains on sports hats and much more!

23 November 2016

Mayor Rosas issues Dunkirk Marauders Football Day Proclamation


21 November 2016

Saturday, November 26th, 2016 will be proclaimed as Dunkirk Marauder Day in the City of Dunkirk


Mayor Rosas and the entire City of Dunkirk will honor our Dunkirk Marauder Football Team with a parade and celebration on Saturday, November 26th.

“This team has played their hearts out this past season winning their division and then moving on to the Cap where they won the Section 6, Class B Championship, followed by the Far West Regional championship and making it to the Final Four in Cicero playing the #1 team in the State, they are our heroes!” Mayor Rosas said.

A parade will honor the team beginning at Dunkirk High School at noon, and moving east on sixth street to Central Avenue where they will proceed north with the final destination in the center of town across from City Hall. Hector Rosas, Special Events Coordinator will assist Mayor Rosas in the presentation of a plaque recognizing each team member for their achievement. The Mayor will also recognize Coach Sarratori for his dedication and leadership. Additionally, on hand to welcome the Marauders will be WDOE Radio Personality Dan Palmer, and WDOE newsman Dave Rowley DHS Principal Steve O’Brien and Dunkirk Central School Administrator, Dr. Tracey, and Observer Publisher, John D’Agostino.

In addition to the celebration of these fine young men, there will be food, beverages and a local outpouring of support commemorating Small Business Saturday in downtown Dunkirk – everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.