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American Legion Post 59 celebrates Christmas­

The American Legion, Post 59, held its annual Children’s Christmas Party, Sunday at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. A special thank you to Dave and Alison Dengler for providing the magician, which was a big hit with all those in attendance and to Krissy Keith for leading the organization ...

Sen. Young tours medium security correctional facilities in WNY

GOWANDA — Following tours of two medium security correctional facilities in Western New York last week, Sen. Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th District) expressed concern about the growing trend of inmate violence against correction officers and prison staff. According to a recent report issued by ...

Two stabbings, one shooting happen in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Three men suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting and two stabbings took place over the weekend. The Jamestown Police Department said it was investigating the spate of incidents, the first of which took place around 11:30 p.m. Saturday at an unknown location. ...

Agreement halts commission to probe prosecutorial misconduct

An agreement between New York and district attorneys across the state has likely halted a measure that would have created an independent body to investigate complaints of misconduct by local prosecutors and their assistants. The District Attorneys Association of the State of New York sued the ...

Civic calendar

Dunkirk Tuesday — Economic Development, 4 p.m., City Hall Tuesday — Common Council Meeting, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Court Room Wednesday — Harbor Commission, 5 p.m., Dunkirk Senior Center Thursday — Finance Committee, 4 p.m., City Hall Fredonia Monday — Fredonia Board of ...

More than $9M in funds secured to expand NY opioid treatment efforts

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced more than $9 million in federal funding has been secured to expand opioid addiction treatment services across the state. This funding includes $5.7 million to expand access to medication assisted treatment, $2.1 million to develop new recovery centers in ...

‘Polar Express’ coming to Prendergast Dec. 27

JAMESTOWN — “The Polar Express” is coming to the Prendergast Library on Friday Dec. 27, with a movie viewing, storytime, and craft activity in the library’s makerspace. The movie will start at 1:30 p.m., with hot chocolate and cookies served to encourage a festive spirit! Guests are ...

Community Service Award to Wagner

Mayville resident SandraLee Wagner was the recipient of the 2018 Community Service Award presented by the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting and banquet held at Webb’s Captain’s Table Restaurant, Mayville. She was recognized for her six years of ...

Cassadaga seeks forestry grant

CASSADAGA — Talk over a highly competitive grant enveloped much of the recent Cassadaga Village Board meeting. An application for the NYSDEC (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) Urban & Community Forestry Grant has been approved for submission. The project, ...

Ripley Community & Heritage Fund accepting grant applications

The Ripley Community and Heritage Fund (RCHF) is accepting grant applications from charitable, not-for-profit organizations that serve the Ripley community. In 2000, more than 140 businesses, citizens and organizations joined together to create the Ripley Community & Heritage Fund held ...

Celebrate the winter solstice at Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday

JAMESTOWN — All are invited to celebrate the longest night of the year at Audubon Community Nature Center on Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The winter solstice has long been observed in many cultures around the world. The longest night of the year symbolizes winter, but also the returning of ...

Prendergast Library to hold free Gingerbread Workshop

JAMESTOWN — The holidays are coming to the library! The library will host a free Gingerbread Workshop in the makerspace on Dec. 20, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. This is a drop-in event — stop by when it’s convenient for you. Children and families can create their own gingerbread houses using ...

CARTS announces free Friday fixed routes for Dec. 21

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS) recently announced “Free Friday Fixed Routes” will be held this Friday for riders utilizing its City-Fixed Routes in the Dunkirk and Jamestown areas. Riders can use the Dunkirk Green and Dunkirk Red routes at no cost from ...

Dash for Cash fund-raiser continues

The annual Holiday Dash for Cash fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County is continuing. With a grand prize of $2,500, a limited number of $50 tickets are now available for sale. In addition to the grand prize will be two prizes of $500, two prizes of $250 as ...

January Programming at Anderson-Lee Library

Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek has announced its programming for the month of January. Most programs are free and open to the public. Registration is often required to ensure enough seating and materials for all patrons attending the program. To register for ...

Working together and making progress

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is unique compared to peer organizations across the United States. Over the past three decades there has been a trend across the country to merge small chamber organizations to form large regional business associations. We too have integrated ...

New staff faces at the Mental Health Association

Jamestown — Increased need and additional programming have brought new staff to the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). As Executive Director Steven Cobb notes, "The MHA now has 15 full- and three part-time employees to serve the 621 unique individuals we are working with. ...

Brocton Central School Academic Honors

Brocton Central School releases academic honors for the first quarter The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Brocton Central School for the first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year: High Honor Roll Grade 12: Madeline Brogan, MaryAnne Hosmer, Dylan ...

Just in time for Christmas

Dunkirk students, teachers and community members take part in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Christmas Basket Project Saturday in anticipation of deliveries to nearly 650 children and adults. The baskets were put together at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, 336 Washington Ave. in Dunkirk. The ...