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Promoting prevention

East town of Dunkirk Fire Department participated in the Home Depot’s fire prevention event last weekend. Pictured, from left to right, are members AJ Nye, future firefighter Joshua Bartlett, AJ Ganey, Jim Ganey and Juan Pagan.

Civic calendar — Oct. 16-20

Angola Tuesday — Lake Shore Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m. Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Board of Education special meeting, conference hall, 6 p.m. Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga Village Board meeting at 7 p.m., Community Building, 22 Mill Street at. Collins Today — ...

Salvation Army seeks volunteers for 2017 Red Kettle Effort

The Salvation Army is looking for an army of volunteers for the 2017 Red Kettle Effort, which will take place Nov. 10 through Dec. 23. The Red Kettle Effort is The Salvation Army’s main source of income that determines the assistance provided in Northern Chautauqua County. The funds raised ...

County stresses importance of suicide awareness, prevention

MAYVILLE — Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on families, friends, classmates, co-workers, and communities. Uncovering the reason for an individual suicide death is complex and challenging. If you suspect someone may be at risk for suicide, take it ...

Photo by David Prenatt: County Executive Candidate Michael Ferguson spoke at the meeting of the Ripley Town Council.

Ferguson talks to Ripley officials about his plans

RIPLEY — County Executive Candidate, Michael Ferguson of Fredonia, told Ripley town board members at their September 14 meeting, “Ripley truly does unlock New York State.” Ferguson, who was unanimously endorsed by the Chautauqua County Democratic Committee to run against Republican ...

When a community believes, a community makes it happen

The Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet just over a week ago was once again a moment for each of us to take stock of our accomplishments, both in business and as citizens of Chautauqua County. The stories of volunteer leadership throughout our county are heartwarming and inspiring, and the ...

Kevin O’Connell

Working Families Party endorses O’Connell for Dist. 6 county legislature

The Working Families Party has recently endorsed Kevin O’Connell as a candidate for District 6 County Legislator representing the town of Hanover. The Working Families Party focuses on the issues that promote thriving families, jobs, health care, education and the environment. O’Connell, ...

Gowanda teen gets charged for 8-straight months

GOWANDA — A Gowanda teen continues the streak. For every month since March, the now-18-year-old girl has been charged or arrested by Gowanda Police. October was not different. On Oct. 3 at 4:03 p.m., Abigail R. Kennedy, of Route 438, was charged with second-degree criminal nuisance ...

Nancy Gee

Gee lead author of study that show pets can improve classroom learning

State University of New York at Fredonia Psychology Professor Nancy Gee was the lead author of a study published in August in the journal American Educational Research Association Open that demonstrates the true impact that pets can have on the behavior and learning of children in a classroom ...

City Charter changes on hold for public hearing

The public will have their time to be heard for three City Charter changes tabled at the last meeting for public hearings. Resolution 96 was amended to split the three changes concerning the personnel director, zoning officer and creation of a human resources director into three separate ...

Ferguson stresses need for shovel ready industrial sites

A concerted effort to create shovel ready industrial sites is a high priority for County Executive candidate Mike Ferguson. “I will develop a plan to reinvigorate and revisit shovel ready industrial parks, so we are ready for a seamless transition from negotiation to grand opening,” ...

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The Dunkirk Democratic Committee’s headquarters is located at 423 Central Ave.,

Dunkirk Democrats open headquarters

On Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. the Dunkirk Democratic Committee officially opened its Headquarters located at 423 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. Dunkirk City Democratic Chair Ned Divine greeted the crowd and introduced candidates on this years Democratic Slate. Starting with the top of our local ticket ...

CCE-Chautauqua announces upcoming workshop on farm safety

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce that they will be offering several workshops this season as part of their 2017-2018 L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. “Operating Tractors and Farm Equipment Effectively ...

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Mayor Sam Teresi tour downtown Jamestown as part of the DiNapoli’s routine visit. DiNapoli and Teresi visited various sites in the downtown area including the new Comedy Center.

State Comptroller DiNapoli visits Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Though two years had passed since Thomas DiNapoli, New York State comptroller, last toured Jamestown, he was back on Friday to discuss the progress of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. “It’s great to be back in Jamestown,” DiNapoli said. “I haven’t ...

Dunkirk budget proposal holds line on taxes

Calling the investments of Athenex, the waterfront and Smart Growth funds vital to the coming years, Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas announced a 2018 city budget proposal that holds the line on taxes as well as water and sewer rates. In making his announcement this morning on the second floor of ...

Young secures $500,000 for volunteer departments

As the nation recognizes National Fire Prevention Week, state Sen. Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) has announced that she has secured $500,000 in funding to help volunteer and professional fire departments in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Livingston counties acquire or upgrade ...

Chautauqua Rails to Trails announces dedication of Train Wreck Memorial

One of the many benefits of utilizing the trail system, created and maintained by Chautauqua Rails to Trails, is an appreciation of our county's railroad history. A day that lives in infamy is Christmas Eve, 1872, when a Buffalo, Corry and Pittsburgh train went off the trestle, causing the ...