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Jodie A. Papa

Jodie Papa named 4th vice president of national association

Jodie A. Papa, manager and licensed adjuster for the National Fire Adjustment Co. Inc., has been named fourth vice president of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA). Papa is the officer in charge of Membership and Education for NAPIA. The National Fire Adjustment ...

Report: Road de-icers cause $3 billion annually in vehicle rust damage

As the end of winter approaches, millions of Americans will face pricey vehicle repairs for rust damage caused by chemicals used to de-ice roadways. According to a new AAA survey, U.S. drivers paid an estimated $15.4 billion in rust repairs caused by de-icing methods over the last five ...

Universal Stainless announces low alloy VAR bar base price increase

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. has announced a base price increase of 5 percent on all low alloy VAR quality bar products manufactured at its Bridgeville, Dunkirk and North Jackson facilities. The increase will be effective for all new orders entered Feb. 27 forward. Current ...

Five local employers increase support for breastfeeding mothers

Five local employers have taken steps to make their worksites friendlier for breastfeeding mothers returning to work. Brooks Memorial Hospital, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, Cummins Engine, TLC Health Network (at Lake Shore Hospital), and Venture Forthe each received a ...

LEAD New York program accepting applications for newest cohort

The Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute, also known as “LEAD New York”, is now accepting applications for its newest cohort, class 17. Invitations have been sent out to an extensive prospect list, and LEAD is inviting anyone interested in the program to apply. To ...

Lakeland Equipment and Z&M Ag and Turf announce merger

Lakeland Equipment and Z&M Ag and Turf, Western New York’s two John Deere dealers, announced Feb. 1 a new partnership with Argonne Capital Group. The two dealer groups will merge their assets into a new company called LandPro Equipment, LLC that is backed by Argonne and existing ...

Project reporting session to be held today at Cornell Lake Erie Research lab

PORTLAND — A project reporting session is scheduled for today at the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory located at 6592 W. Main Road, Portland. This location will serve as the main location with a satellite location at the Geneva NYSAES station. The meeting will begin at ...

Fredonia Technology Incubator to host small business tax workshop

Taxes for small business will be the focus of the next presentation in the Entrepreneurial Workshop Series at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Kathleen Richardson, an outreach specialist at the New York State ...

LEAF workshops to cover growing vegetables, food preservation

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program will offer two workshops as part of their 2016-2017 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. “Using Greenhouses to Grow Vegetables” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. ...

Family Health Medical Services adds staff

Family Health Medical Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Vivien Redeye, MD and Kate Wiggers, Certified Physician’s Assistant to its family medicine practice. Vivien Redeye, MD, earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Daemen College and attended the State University of New York at ...

US Coast Guard Auxiliary in Dunkirk seeks local members

If you’re looking for adventure and fun in your life, consider joining the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Wherever your interests lie, there’s an area to serve that will enrich your life. The Coast Guard offers you an opportunity to make a real difference in your community and ...

NY announces recommendations to protect against cyber crime

A host of New York State government agencies today announced important tips consumers and businesses can follow to protect their online privacy and information from unscrupulous scammers. These helpful steps and reminders from the Department of State, Office of Information Technology Services, ...

Marc O’Hearn

Marc O’Hearn joins Evans Bank team

HAMBURG — Evans Bank has welcomed Marc P. O’Hearn as vice president and director of Government Banking, responsible for managing and developing the organization’s municipal banking efforts. O’Hearn joins western New York’s local, full-service community bank with more than 30 years ...

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National Grid and The Chautauqua County Education Coalition presenting a check of $66,000 for STEM Programming in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area.  Pictured (left to right) is Justin Hanft, Director of the Chautauqua County Education Coalition; Dr. Marilyn Zagora, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Jamestown Community College; Dr. Cory Duckworth, President at Jamestown Community College; Nelson Garifi, Executive Director of Academic Innovation at Jamestown Community College; Kate Piazza, Executive Director at Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County; Jehuu Caulcrick, Industrial Services Manager at Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier; Lori Poniatowski, Health Careers Instructor at E2CCB; Janeil Rey, Director Adult Education and Workforce Development at E2CCB; Al Wager, Regional Manager National Grid.

National Grid grant puts jolt into Chautauqua STEM programs

A National Grid grant to the Chautauqua County Education will provide $66,000 in funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programming in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area. National Grid provided the STEM grant funding to the Chautauqua County Education Coalition, with grants awarded ...

Universal Stainless reports fourth quarter 2016 results

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. — Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter of 2016 showing broad-based improvement on several measures compared with the fourth quarter of 2015, including increases in sales, order entry, backlog, and gross margin. The ...

Lake Shore Bancorp announces 2016 and 4th-quarter financial results

Lake Shore Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank, announced unaudited results for the three months and year ended Dec. 31. Net income for the year was $3.5 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to net income of $3.3 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, for ...

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Pier View Auto, 101 Central Ave., Dunkirk, is now a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.

Pier View Auto to better serve customers with U-Haul

U-Haul Company of New York and Vermont, Inc. is pleased to announce that Pier View Auto LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Dunkirk community. Pier View Auto at 101 Central Ave. will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up ...