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Spring grants by NCCF total $44,016

The Board of Directors of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently approved 15 grants totaling $44,016 through the 2018 Spring Community Grants Program. The Community Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations seeking funds for projects that address northern ...

No ‘knead’ for applause, they’re baking for a cause

SILVER CREEK — Eight hundred rolls is a lot of bread. Just ask the seniors in teacher Kristen Foley's Government class at Silver Creek High School who spent four days baking for a cause recently. Whether it was showing zest and their love for baking, or patience while learning how to knead ...

Flying the American flags for Memorial Day

Submitted Photo The Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 has an annual project of flying American flags beginning at Memorial Day time. This year, there were 206 American flags out for the village, all purchased by people in memory of loved ones or in honor of a person. The flags were attached ...

Westfield Fire Department holds annual banquet

WESTFIELD — The Fire Department of Westfield recognized the hard work and dedication of its members at the 2018 Annual Firemen’s Banquet held in April at the Westfield Moose Lodge. A large crowd of firefighters, elected officials, community members and distinguished guests from other ...

Erie County Sheriff notes 6 more K9s will get vests

BUFFALO — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces today an additional six canines will receive vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. A few weeks ago Sheriff Howard announced Apollo was awarded a protective vest and now, the ...

Public defender lauds Cuomo giving parolees right to vote

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order restoring the rights of parolees to vote was welcome news for the Chautauqua County public defender. Ned Barone said Cuomo’s executive order announced Wednesday could become the first step in reducing recidivism for the 35,000 New Yorkers who have ...

Dunkirk man, wanted on warrants, nabbed with drugs

A Dunkirk resident, who had an arrest warrant issued by Jamestown court, is in additional hot water after being witnessed by the Fredonia Police Department in the area of Walmart on Bennett Road. Officers observed the suspect, Merle Smith, 36, of 532 Deer St., as he was entering his vehicle ...

JCC holds Scholars Day

Jamestown Community College’s applied learning program held its seventh annual Scholars Day recently to celebrate academic research and creative activity among faculty and students. Entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, ...

Three county legislators announce endorsement of Sundquist for Congress

Three of the five Democratic Chautauqua County Legislators — Robert Bankoski, Christine Starks and Charles Nazzaro — recently announced in a joint statement that they will be endorsing Democrat Eddie Sundquist in his bid for Congress in the 23rd Congressional District. In the statement, ...

Forestville Central School Academic Honors

The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Forestville Central School for the third quarter of the 2017-2018 school year: Twelfth Grade High Honor Roll: Ashlee Bailey, Brooke Blakely, Julia Burgos, Cecelia Egan, Hannah Fetterick, Alyssa Graziano, Marshall ...

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 ...