Local/Region

Driver falls asleep, strikes pole in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Two people were sent to the hospital Sunday after the driver of the vehicle fell asleep and struck a pole. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched just after 7 a.m. to a personal injury motor vehicle accident on Route 20 in the town of Sheridan. The car, driven, by ...

Silver Creek designated a Clean Energy Community

SILVER CREEK — Due to the work of Trustee Warren Kelly and Trustee Steve Romanik the village of Silver Creek has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs ...

Congratulations to all award recipients

The Chairman of the Board of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce called our Annual Awards Banquet a “powerful event” this week. Its power stems entirely from the people in the room, those who attend to support our award recipients, and the awardees themselves who have made and ...

Silver Creek sets public hearing regarding lights

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Village Board put forward a resolution introducing a new law at its October board meeting. “It has come to the attention of the village board that certain light issues have become a nuisance in the village,” Mayor Jeff Hornburg stated. After working ...

Youth art contest to be held by the United Way

United Way of Northern Chautauqua County is holding an art contest for the youth in Northern Chautauqua County. This contest will enable local children, to show their creativity outside of art class. The winners of this contest will be able to leave a mark on their community, by having the ...

RTPI to host ‘Snakes, Spiders, and Bats’

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History invites you to join us for "Snakes, Spiders, and Bats! Oh, my!" on Oct. 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. The Buffalo Zoo's education department will be on site from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with their "Zoo Mobile" to introduce guests to an array snakes, bats and ...

Jackson Center commemorates 75th anniversary of Barnette decision

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, has announced a two-day event to commemorate the 75th ...

Two-car crash in Cassadaga

A two-car crash occurred Saturday night around 9 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue in Cassadaga. A person involved in the crash complained of chest and neck pain. Responding Agencies included Cassadaga Fire Department and New York State Police.

Cummings seeks election for Silver Creek trustee

Marv Cummings is seeking election for the second-year position of Village Trustee in the village of Silver Creek. Cummings has received the endorsement of the Republican, Conservative and Democratic parties in the village of Silver Creek. A 1987 graduate of Forestville Central School, ...

Event to discuss drugs, alcohol, pregnancy and the vulnerable child

CELORON — On Oct. 25, Chautauqua County will welcome Ira Chasnoff, M.D., a well-recognized author and national speaker for a “Cause and Consequence: Drugs, Alcohol, Pregnancy and the Vulnerable Child” event from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Ave. in ...

Opera House to participate in Feeding Fredonia Challenge

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is participating in the Feeding Fredonia Challenge and will have collection boxes placed in the lobby at several events scheduled Oct. 15 through Oct. 20. Patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the: Tuesday, Oct. 16, Cinema Series ...

Gowanda Adult Paint Night Monday

The Gowanda Central School District’s Adult Education Program presents Adult Paint Night on Canvas on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at the high school, 10674 Prospect St., in Room 147. Local artist Rebecca Szpaicher of Canvas -N- Cocktails will walk participants through a 16-by-20-inch ...

West Nile Virus found in county

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received confirmation from the New York State Department of Health Arbovirology Laboratory of the detection of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the county. Two mosquito pools, collected from the Audubon, tested positive for ...

Jamestown woman charged with drug possession

GERRY — On Oct. 5 Troopers pulled over a vehicle on Route 60 in Gerry for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Christina Guinnane, 39, of Jamestown. During questioning police claimed to have noticed an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed a ...

School officials assessing damage following storm, flood

Dunkirk school officials are trying to assess how much damage was caused to the high school following a heavy rain storm that began Saturday evening. Tim Abbey, director of facilities, told board of education members Thursday evening that the first floor of the high school building flooded ...

Police: Man eats soup while driving, rolls vehicle

STOCKTON — A driver with an appetite for soup ended up crashing his vehicle. State Police and the Stockton Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover today around 11 a.m. According to troopers, Dana L. Smith, 42, of Dunkirk admitted that he was eating soup while driving ...

Legion’s national commander to be in area

The national commander of the American Legion will be in northern Chautauqua County on Oct. 18 and 19 to meet with area veterans. Brett P. Reistad was elected national commander of The American Legion on Aug. 30 in Minneapolis during the organization’s 100th national convention. He has been ...

Parenting Mini-Conference at First Baptist Church

Parenting is hard work. In his brand-new streaming event, pastor and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp will share four principles that can radically change the way one raise a child. ¯ Session 1 - Calling ¯ Session 2 - Identity ¯ Session 3 - Authority ¯ Session 4 - False ...

Mitrano takes part in Meet and Greet at Firehouse on the Lake

There was a Meet and Greet, with Tracy Mitrano, at the Firehouse on the Lake, in Silver Creek recently. Mitrano is the Congressional candidate for the 23rd District, running against Tom Reed. She shared her vision and expertise with a group of approximately 200 people who learned a great ...

Vegan Society to meet Oct. 14

The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 South Portage St., Westfield. This month begins a change to Sunday afternoon meetings as the daylight gets shorter in autumn. This month’s presenters will be Joanne and Mary Zdrojewski, who will ...