Local/Region

Evans stabilizes after loan from county

ANGOLA — There’s some financial stability returning to the town of Evans. Evans Town Supervisor Mary Hosler announced, in a press release, the return of an A rating in bond rating for the municipality. She said the town — through hard work and financial restructuring — was able to ...

Zevenbergen named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Dr. Andrea Zevenbergen of the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at Fredonia is one of 15 faculty members throughout the entire SUNY system to be recently promoted to the Distinguished Faculty Ranks by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. A member of ...

Local television coverage of Fredonia Commencement Saturday

Local television coverage of Commencement 2018 at the State University of New York at Fredonia will begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, with coverage of both ceremonies in the Steele Hall arena combining undergraduate and master's degree and advanced certificate ...

One injured in Route 5 crash

At least one person is injured after a two-vehicle crash at Route 5 and Van Buren Road in the town of Pomfret. The accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. when pickup and a sedan collided. Rescue crews from Brocton, Portland and Fredonia Fire Departments were on the scene. In addition, New York ...

Three charged in drug activity in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — Two Dunkirk residents and a village resident are facing charges after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies responded to 8 Henry St. for a report of possible drug activity. Following an investigation, it is alleged that Jorge Ortiz-Reyes, Dominique P. Estarfaa and Mariarsenia ...

$6 million announced for COI Head Start programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,680,993 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

Chautauqua Lake Central School Honor Roll

Chautauqua Lake Central School District has announced its honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. The students listed below are recognized for their outstanding academic achievements during the 10-week period. High honor roll students are those with a grade point ...

Communication students present award-winning research at ECA conference

Five senior communication students from the State University of New York at Fredonia, accompanied by Angela McGowan and Amanda Lohiser, assistant professors in the Department of Communication, presented research papers at the eighth annual James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond ...

Striders Board of Directors appoints new executive director

Jamestown — The Board of Directors of Chautauqua Striders, a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mentoring and guidance of youth through education, advocacy, and athletics announced that they have hired Jennifer Swan-Leuze as their new executive director. Jennifer ...

Gowanda Area Chamber awards local businesses for effort in promoting area

The Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce awarded three area businesses for their efforts to better the Gowanda area as well as promote the services, and specifically food. The chamber awarded Capozzi’s Pizzeria, the South Dayton Supermarket and K&L Lanes (which will close for the summer on ...

Firefighters extinguish porch fire

Silver Creek Fire Department, Sunset Bay Fire Department, Hanover Center Fire Department and Emergency Services responded to a report of a porch fire at 10 Knight St., Silver Creek Wednesday around 9 p.m. Upon arrival,  Knight Street was blocked off.

Hands On Jamestown takes place Saturday

JAMESTOWN — Every year, hundreds of volunteers from all over the greater Jamestown region join Jamestown Renaissance Corporation for Hands On Jamestown, a community-wide effort to clean and beautify the streets of Jamestown. Participants assist the city of Jamestown Parks Department with ...

ASC students pitch in to help Lions Camp Badger

ALFRED Alfred State College (ASC) students in multiple majors recently rolled up their sleeves and got to work providing some much-needed assistance to a camp in Tioga County. Located in Spencer, Lions Camp Badger focuses on providing services that “enhance the educational, vocational, ...

Babe Ruth World Series of Cars to take place July 22

JAMESTOWN — The Babe Ruth World Series Board of Directors has announced the upcoming 35th Annual World Series of Wheels to be held in Jamestown on July 22. The World Series of Cars was started in 1984 as a way to help defray the expense of hosting a Babe Ruth World Series in Jamestown and was ...

Cassadaga Job Corps announces information sessions, tours

Cassadaga Job Corps Academy will host tours and information sessions for interested applicants and their families this Thursday, May 17. They will start at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. Cassadaga Job Corps Academy offers no-cost career training in the healthcare, construction, and security ...

Gowanda woman charged in making meth

GOWANDA — A 38-year-old village woman has been charged in manufacturing methampehtamine after a search of a residence at 20 Frederick St. Sara L. Seeley faces third-degree unlawful manufacturing of meth, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and seventh-degree criminal possession ...

Motorist injured as car veers off Route 5

A motorist was injured this morning when the vehicle she was driving veered off Route 5 and into a tree-lined area near Harrington Road in the town of Dunkirk. The incident occurred before 10 a.m. and the motorist appeared to be heading east when the vehicle veered across the road and into a ...

Fredonia Food Pantry plans distribution for May 19

On Saturday, May 19, the Fredonia Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. until noon at Fredonia Presbyterian Church at 219 Central Ave. The pantry serves the needs of residents of Fredonia, area code 14063, Pomfret, Sheridan, and Laona. All guests receive one or more bags of non-perishable food. ...

NCCF hosts summit on the ‘Big Picture’

The Local Economic Development Initiative of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation will host the 2018 May Summit “Big Picture: Connecting the Puzzle Pieces for Economic Development” on Tuesday, May 22, in the SUNY Fredonia Science Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; the program ...