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City duo found with stolen goods

Two Dunkirk residents face charges after an alleged burglary and police retrieval of a stash of stolen property. On Sunday at about 8 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious situation on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk. Through investigation, it was found that ...

Dunkirk Middle School Honor and Merit Rolls

The following students have been commended for academic achievement at the Dunkirk Middle School for the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year: Honor roll 6th grade: Emma Ahlstrom, Cooper Allen, Mya Carmona, Mackenzie Curry, Aleah Dloniak-Kucmierz, Kassidy Donisi, Peter Felt, ...

Dissell, Skelly go to Boys State

Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 sent two Dunkirk High School juniors to Boys State. Pictured here are Trevor Skelly (left), son of James and Rebecca Skelly of Saint Hedwig’s Avenue, and Corbin Dissell, son of Steven and Tara Dissell of West Fifth Street. Thank you to the Disabled American Veterans ...

Chautauqua Lake’s Liddell boosts education career by earning doctorate

MAYVILLE — Learning never ends, at least for Dr. Josh Liddell. Liddell, the Chautauqua Lake Central School principal, continued his never-ending pursuit of education with a temporary stop as he recently received his doctorate degree from the State University of New York at ...

Fredonia High honors members of new tech education honor society

At its annual meeting this past April, The New York State Technology and Engineering Education Association (NYSTEEA) established an honor society for high school students. To be eligible, students must have completed a minimal of three units in Technology Education, have maintained an average ...

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes new instructors

JAMESTOWN — Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors! Marie Stewart (Art) and Joanna Roberts (Voice, Beginning Piano) have joined the Infinity Team. Marie is currently offering private and group instruction in various art mediums, including painting, abstract paint, ...

Westfield FD donates defibrillator to village recreation department

In advance of this year’s summer programs at Welch Field, the Fire Department of Westfield has donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Westfield Recreation Department. In the event of a medical emergency requiring an AED, trained staff from the Recreation Department will now ...

Cognitive assessments help seniors

As people grow older, parts of their bodies grow weaker; cognitive assessments for senior citizens are one way to point out where aging minds need help. Kara Johnson, social work director for Heritage Village in Gerry, is a licensed master social worker familiar with both clinical service and ...

The floating stage is back on Chautauqua Lake

The Floating Stage has returned to Chautauqua Lake, greeted by a huge turnout to its first concerts of the season this past week. After a year-long hiatus when the Bemus Bay Pops wrapped up its lengthy run in Bemus Point, the concert series has been reborn as Chautauqua Lake Pops, By the Shore, ...

Chautauqua County Education Coalition partnering with Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation has named the Chautauqua County Education Coalition one of the nearly 100 community partnerships nationwide to be part of the Lumina Community Network. This announcement solidifies a partnership and ongoing relationship with one the nation’s leading foundations committed ...

Access Chautauqua lists upcoming programming

Here is the Access Chautauqua programming for July 6 to 12: ¯ “Chautauqua People,” hosted by John Viehe, will have Bishop Gene Robinson, vice president and senior pastor of the Chautauqua Institution. The program is at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. ¯ “Chautauqua Sunrise,” hosted by Doc ...

Ox roast planned in Westfield July 14

WESTFIELD — On Sunday, July 14, the Westfield Exempt Firemen’s Association will hold its annual Ox Roast at Ottaway Park. Ottaway Park is on Route 5 in the Town of Westfield, one mile east of North Portage Street — Route 394. The Ox Roast will begin at noon and continue to 6 p.m. There ...

Dunkirk library computer classes listed

¯ Email and Importance of Passwords: July 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ¯ Exploring the Library Edition of Ancestry: July 9 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ¯ Email: July 10 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ¯ I-Pad Basics: June 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ¯ Facebook: July 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ¯ ...

Four rabies clinics planned

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics: ¯ Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the town of Clymer Highway Building, 8026 Route 474 in Clymer. This clinic is sponsored ...

Brocton students participate in Darien Lake reading program

Several Brocton School students participated in Darien Lake’s Read to Ride program this year. To become of member of the program, students had to log a minimum of seven hours of reading at home and return their completed logs to Mrs. Anderson. Each student received a free admission ticket to ...

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society plans open house for July 16

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 16 from 1 to 7:45 p.m. in the Garland Room of Barker Library/Museum, 7 Day St., Fredonia. The business meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be Society Vice-President Ruth Nichols, ...

Law would put NY on hook for auto damage on state road

New York state may no longer be immune from claims if a driver’s car is damaged on a state road. The state Senate approved S. 5422 by a 62-0 vote while the state Assembly approved A. 1235 by a 124-22 vote. It will become law if signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The legislation is sponsored by ...

Fredonia brush pickup set to start Monday

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste Monday to Thursday. Collection will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until every village street within the scheduled section has been completed. Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for collection ...

Chadwick Bay Women award scholarships

The Chadwick Bay Chapter of New York State Women Inc. met at Manning’s Fireside Manor for the presentation of the annual scholarships and new endowment of Empowerment Camp for Teenage Girls. Recent retiree of Empire State College, Dr. Catherine McAllister was the guest speaker. She spoke ...