Local/Region

Revitalize Dunkirk selected as a Planet In Action community

A recent donation of Troy-Bilt gardening tools obtained by Revitalize Dunkirk through Planet In Action's "Do It America" community activation and improvement program is enhancing the nonprofit organization's local beautification efforts. Of several gardening equipment packages offered, ...

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, is pleased to announce a two-day event to commemorate the ...

Dr. Ira Chasnoff presents free community event

Dr. Ira Chasnoff, president of NTI Upstream and a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago will be presenting a free training this month. Dr. Chasnoff is an award-winning author and speaker. He is one of the nation's leading ...

Soil sample in the fall for better results

JAMESTOWN — As the busy summer season winds down for farmers, gardeners, and land owners it might be a good option to begin a soil sampling routine. Sampling in the fall is a great way to get a head start on any soil amendments or recommendations that might need to be followed. Soil samples ...

Car runs off road in Pomfret

At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, a one-car accident occurred on Ellicott Road in the town of Pomfret. According to a deputy from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office, no one was injured when the vehicle left the road and entered the ditch. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, Fredonia ...

Students, faculty come together following student’s tragic death

RIPLEY — Ripley Central School district’s new principal and superintendent “hit the ground running” as the new school year began, board members learned at their September meeting. Ripley Superintendent William Caldwell said that, although the school year had a “rough start” on ...

Mitrano pledges not to accept any corporate PAC money in Congressional bid

PENN YAN — Democratic Congressional Nominee Tracy Mitrano (NY-23) released the following statement recently officially pledging not to accept money from corporate political action committees (PACs) in her campaign against Republican Representative Tom Reed. "I am proud to take the pledge ...

Prendergast Library special programs for October

JAMESTOWN — The Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown has announced three special programs for the month of October. On Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., there will be a military history-themed book talk, featuring Paul Mitura. Mitura will discuss his experiences in the military and ...

Mitrano discusses Medicare, Social Security

Tracy Mitrano, democratic nominee for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, expressed her desires to expand social security and Medicare programs if she is elected to the House of Representatives over incumbent Tom Reed, R-Corning, whom she criticized for having not represented the ...

Gowanda on track for clean energy

GOWANDA— Flood mitigation is chugging along and everything is still on schedule in Gowanda. “We’re still on track to have a public meeting early on next year,” Village Trustee Paul Zimmermann stated at the September Gowanda Village Board meeting. “The project is moving forward, the ...

Civic calendar

Arkwright Today — Town Board meeting, 7:30 p.m., Arkwright Town Hall Cassadaga Tuesday — Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., middle/high school multi-purpose room Dunkirk Tuesday — Town Board workshop, 6:30 p.m., Dunkirk Town Hall Wednesday — City Public Safety Committee ...

October is Manufacturing Month

October is Manufacturing Month and there will be a variety of activities across the region celebrating our rich history of making products. Technology tours of manufacturing facilities for students and educators are on the docket, along with professional development programs and other ...

Audubon Little Explorers will have a Fall Frolic Oct. 13

JAMESTOWN — A new season means that big changes are coming to Audubon Community Nature Center. This Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., adults and the 3- to 8-year-old-child(ren) in their lives can learn all about these amazing changes and have a Fall Frolic at Little Explorers. Every fall ...

Chautauqua Pottery studio tour planned for Oct. 20-21

The community is invited to attend working pottery studios around Chautauqua County on Oct. 20-21 through the Chautauqua Pottery Studio Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour beautiful Chautauqua County and visit local potters in their studios to learn about their process, see new work available for ...

30th annual Disability Awareness Awards to be presented Oct. 30

The achievements of people with disabilities and the efforts of those who support them will be showcased when The Resource Center holds its 30th annual Disability Awareness and Recognition Awards Celebration on Oct. 30. The event will be held at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 30 ...

Department of Justice announces more than $70 million to support school safety

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. joined the Department of Justice in announcing more than $70,000,000 in grant funding to bolster school security, educate and train students and faculty, and support law enforcement officers and first responders who arrive on the scene of a school ...

Dayton needs drivers

DAYTON— Following the September town board meeting, Dayton Highway Supervisor Brian Taber found himself alone with little help, following the resignation of their deputy highway supervisor. Winter is looming and people are needed to keep the town from becoming buried. There have been some ...

CRCF Community Fund grant applications due Oct. 21

OLEAN — Grant applications for the next funding cycle of the Community Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation are due Oct. 21. “The Community Fund is the Foundation’s vehicle for responsive grantmaking, allowing the board to support projects and initiatives that address the ...

Jamestown Out of the Darkness walk to benefit suicide prevention

JAMESTOWN — Community members from all over the Chautauqua region are expected to participate in the upcoming Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Jamestown this Saturday. The fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) by helping support local suicide ...