Local/Region

Fredonia Memorial Post 59 American Legion celebrates 100th birthday

On Saturday, June 8, Chaplin Al Liedke began the birthday celebration with a benediction at noon. Commander Walter Sedlmayer gave a history of the legion post, followed by afternoon festivities and a buffet dinner and party. Standing left to right are Chaplin Al Liedke, Commander Walter ...

Jamestown man throws woman into lawn mower

SINCLAIRVILLE — On June 23, New York State troopers responded to a residence for a report of a violation of an order of protection. Investigation revealed that Jonathan Camacho, 20, of Jamestown, allegedly broke the protected party’s television and attempted to fight random neighbors. ...

Civic Calendar

Cassadaga Thursday — Cassadaga Valley Special Board of Education meeting, 9 a.m., board of education conference room. Dunkirk Wednesday — Public Works Committee, 4 p.m., city barns Thursday — Town of Dunkirk Zoning and Planning Board workshop, 5:30 p.m., town ...

Annual Strawberry Social set for Wednesday at Cassadaga Beach

CASSADAGA — On Wednesday, June 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the annual Strawberry Social will take place on Cassadaga Beach. The Cassadaga Area Concert Band will entertain with classical, jazz, pop and show tunes. Strawberry shortcake will be served. Donations will be appreciated. ...

Westfield schools boosting security for personal data

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School board of education members learned at their regular June meeting, that new state regulations intended to strengthen the security of personally identifiable information will soon be in effect. WACS Superintendent David Davison told board ...

Foster Grandparents, teachers, staff kick it up at recognition dinner

Foster Grandparents are a wonderful addition to school classrooms, Head Start programs and pre-elementary settings across the tri-county region of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. In an effort to honor these fine folks, Lutheran Foster Grandparent Program hosted a dinner at ...

PROUD PATRIOTS: Flag Day poster contest winners

Silver Creek Elementary School is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Flag Day poster contest sponsored annually by the Samuel Cimino VFW Post 6472 Auxiliary. This year’s theme was “United We Stand.” Pictured with the students, some of whom are proudly holding their patriotic ...

Transit union calls on representatives to back safety bill

With the rising epidemic of vicious attacks on bus operators by angry riders, the Amalgamated Transit Union New York Legislative Conference Board is calling on New York Congressmembers to pledge their support for a bipartisan bill in Congress to address transit worker and pedestrian ...

Brocton Fire Department issues May report

The Brocton Fire Department has issued its monthly report for May 2019. The department went on 34 calls in the month, including 12 mutual aid calls: nine to Portland, two to Westfield and one to Stockton. It had nine emergency medical service calls in the village, and four others in the ...

Fredonia music teacher is quarterfinalist for Grammy

Fredonia Music Department Instructional Leader Mr. Andrew Bennett has been selected as a 2020 Grammy Music Educator Award Quarterfinalist. This is his second time progressing to the quarterfinalist stage. More than 3,300 initial nominations from around the country were submitted, and only 189 ...

National Comedy Center cited by People Magazine

JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center has been named one of People Magazine's "100 Reasons to Love America" in the publication's July 1, cover story, just out on newsstands and online. One of only three museums to be named on its annual list of the nation's most beloved treasures, ...

Fredonia Mayor announces projects from WNY Smart Growth Community Fund

Mayor Athanasia Landis has announced the projects chosen to be funded through the $2.5 million WNY Smart Growth Community Fund award. The projects were selected by Empire State Development (ESD) and the WNY Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) based on the village’s 2018 Downtown ...

The Chamber is growing — welcome new members

From one employee to over 800, businesses of all sizes are joining the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. In the past six weeks 45 local businesses have become Chamber members. These new members represent over 1,200 employees throughout the region. The participation of businesses in the ...

Independence Party endorses Rosas for Mayor

“As we enter into another election year the Independence Party is proud to endorse Willie Rosas for re-election to the position of Mayor in the City of Dunkirk.” Thom Shagla, Chairman of the Independence Party stated.” He went on to say, “Making the decision to once again endorse Willie ...

Borrello receives endorsement of New York State Troopers PBA

George Borrello, Chautauqua County executive running to become the next state Senator in the 57th District, recently received the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers (NYSTPBA). NYSTPBA advocates for better resources and support for state troopers, and ...

E2CCB auto technology student advances to National Championship

The idiom of living life in the fast lane may sum up Connor Lynden’s high school career in a pun, but it truly best describes his life these past few months. While his peers prepare to celebrate the conclusion of their high school careers, Connor will be competing against the best of the best ...

Brocton students’ work selected for school’s permanent collection

BROCTON — The Brocton Central School District is proud to announce the newest additions of artwork into the Elementary’s Permanent Art Collection. Mrs. Amy Gawronski, Elementary Art teacher, and Mrs. Sandra Kopiczak, Elementary Principal, have chosen two pieces to be framed and displayed ...

Silver Creek student wins Laurel Run logo contest

Morgan Lewis of Silver Creek High School was the winner of the competition to design the logo for the 2019 Laurel Memorial Run and Walk. Each year, the Laurel Run Planning Committee holds a contest among area high school students to design the Laurel Run logo. Internal voting at The Resource ...