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A conservation officer displays a steelhead which was caught along the bank of Canadaway Creek.

Illegal fishing tactics results in two tickets for fisherman

It turned out to be an “easy catch” for both the fisherman and the state Department of Environmental Conservation officer at Canadaway Creek in the town of Dunkirk last week, which led to two violations. According to a news item from the DEC, a conservation officer was conducting foot ...

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From left, Director of Public Works Randy Woodbury, Director of Planning and Development Rebecca Yanus and Mayor Wilfred Rosas stand at Hoyt Street, which recently went under reconstruction.

Hoyt Street made new

Under the direction of Mayor Wilfred Rosas, Development Director Rebecca Yanus, and Director of Public Works Randy Woodbury, city crews with county shared services recently completed the reconstruction of the 300 block of Hoyt Street. The project adds a new ductile iron water main with three ...

Area foundations support Junior Achievement programs in Chautauqua County

Delivery of Junior Achievement's (JA) Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Career and Work Readiness programs is projected to reach over 1,800 Chautauqua County K-12th grade students this school year. Generous support from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Holmberg Foundation, ...

Rural Ministry issues nine month report of services

Each day, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry (CCRM) assists hundreds of individuals with the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, as well as other non-food support. For the first nine months of the year, the Friendly Kitchen, which opened in 1984, has served 26,664 meals. The Friendly ...

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Stonefelt to be honored at homecoming

More than 40 alumni of the percussion department, along with 10 current students majoring in Music Performance, Music Education and Sound Recording Technology and current faculty from the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music, are joining together this Saturday, Oct. 21, to ...

The snake dance winds its way through Moore Park led by senior class president Jimmy Wolfe and Hans.

Westfield, Brocton bring back traditional ‘snake’ weave, bonfire

Residents of Westfield who witnessed a hundred-foot “snake” weaving its way through the downtown area recently, called out family members, snapped pictures and asked one another “What’s going on?” The snake was actually comprised of dozens of high school students from Brocton High ...

Maria Ducato is pictured holding her Kiwanian of the Year award.

Marcia Ducato named Westfield-Ripley Kiwanian of the Year

Marcia Ducato was named the Westfield-Ripley Kiwanian of the Year for administrative year 2016-17. She was recognized for supporting the organization through participation in the club and club activities. Ducato worked fundraising projects and donated over 1,500 hours to fundraising and ...

Jamestown man arraigned on murder charge

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man accused of killing his neighbor in August has been arraigned by a Chautauqua County grand jury. Brian M. Korzeniewski, 51, was indicted Oct. 4 on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Michael A. Bull. Police found Bull lying face-down between two ...

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Car show raises money for HOPE

Members of 716’s Finest recently donated $550 to Hispanics Organized for Progress and Education (HOPE) that was raised at its first ever car show held at Point Gratiot on Oct. 7. HOPE Chair Hector Rosas (center left) accepts the check from Club President Edwin Ortiz. Pictured from left are ...

Legislative Committee discusses Jamestown Property Tax Exemption Law

MAYVILLE — A proposed law was approved by the legislature’s Administrative Services Committee which might give vacant or run-down properties in Jamestown a dose of hope in the future. Stephen Abdella, county attorney, spoke regarding the law at a recent committee meeting. Abdella said ...

Legislators to discuss coroners’ pay rates

JAMESTOWN — The cost of coroners and other budget expenditures will be discussed this week by county legislators during the upcoming Public Safety Committee meeting today. The county coroners requested an increase in their pay rates when they spoke to members of the legislature’s Audit ...

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Storms cause power outage in Stockton

Photo by Dan Kohler Sunday’s rain storm caused many to be without electric for nearly four hours in Stockton. Pictured is a tree which took down a power line near 4035 Bruyer Road in Stockton. National Grid crews restored power.

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‘Feeding Fredonia Challenge’ underway

Submitted photo Fredonia Presbyterian Church members celebrate Mayor Athanasia Landis’ proclamation declaring Oct. 16-20 as “Feeding Fredonia Challenge” week. Pictured are David Tiffany, Carol Groat, Carol and Joe Calarco, and Carrie and Charlie Divine. The proclamation ...

League of Women Voters announces fall events

The League of Women Voters is planning a number of events in the coming weeks. These include: 1) Meet the Candidates at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Weeks Room on the Jamestown Community College campus, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown. This will feature candidates for County Executive, County ...

Town to see slight increase in taxes

The town of Dunkirk’s tentative budget increases taxes by a few cents, but that’s enough for it to exceed the tax cap for special districts. At a recent special meeting the tentative 2018 budget was presented. Despite 1-2 percent increases in salaries and additional funds budgeted for a ...

October is breast cancer awareness month

MAYVILLE — Over the past two decades, the Chautauqua County Cancer Services Program (CSP) has helped thousands of women without insurance get screened for breast cancer. The mission of the CSP is to ensure that women, despite insurance status, have access to mammograms and breast exams. ...

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Trick-Or-Treat for all children

Submitted Photo The 2nd Annual Ysabella’s Teal Pumpkin Project handout will take place this Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Firehouse on the Lake, Silver Creek, from 1-3 p.m. Free teal pumpkins and non-food trick or treat handouts to use for trick or treating will be given out. All are encouraged ...

University Police at SUNY Fredonia were stationed to keep staff, students away from Thompson Hall.

Bomb threat leads to Thompson Hall evacuation

Students and staff were evacuated from Thompson Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia after noon today due to a potential bomb threat found in the building. Though authorities on the scene were not speaking about what was found in the incident, they were keeping bystanders away ...