Local/Region

Forestville’s Sylvester Cleary named school board member of year

Sylvester Cleary of Forestville is the 2018 recipient of Chautauqua County School Board Association Board Member of the Year. He received this award at the CCSBA Annual Meeting and Honors Night on May 23 at the Williams Center on the SUNY Fredonia Campus. This award gives recognition to a ...

14th annual Pat McGee Memorial Dog Walk today

The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its 14th Annual Pat McGee Memorial Dog Walk on Saturday, June 16 at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m., with the walk to begin at 10:30 a.m. This event is named in honor of the late New York State Senator Pat McGee who worked ...

Two Jamestown men indicted on drug and gun charges

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Friday that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Tyler Craig Anderson, 27, and Robert Lincoln, 26, both of Jamestown, with conspiracy to make false statements to purchase firearms, which carries a maximum penalty of ...

Distributing poppies

Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 Junior Auxiliary members Ava and Addison Smith distributed poppies at Tops Market in Fredonia during Memorial Day weekend. The poppy is worn to honor the fallen service men and women who fought for our freedom. Thank you to all who supported the poppy drive. The ...

Chautauqua Lake herbicide treatments completed

DEC-permitted 2018 herbicide treatments targeting the invasive/non-native Eurasian Water Milfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed in Chautauqua Lake were completed on Monday, June 11. A total of 83 acres was treated in five areas along the shoreline at Sunset/Warner Bay and Bemus Bay in the town of ...

Card shower to celebrate June Woollett’s 80th birthday

STOCKTON — June Woollett, well-known in the Cassadaga-Stockton area, celebrates her 80th birthday on June 21. The Stockton Star Rebekah Lodge No. 395 is commemorating June's 80th birthday with a card shower at its June 25 meeting. The group is asking local residents to send her a card to mark ...

25th Annual drinking water contest to be held Saturday

MAYVILLE — Who will earn the title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in Chautauqua County for 2018? This will be decided this Saturday at Chautauqua Mall when drinking water from municipal water systems across the county will compete for the title. This year’s participants include the ...

County loses out on bid for $20 million regionalism grant

Chautauqua County will not be the winner of a $20 million efficiency grant to reduce property taxes and modernize services. State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County as the winner of the first Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition this week. ...

Area boy, 11, to be honorary captain in Buffalo bike run

BUFFALO — Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, and Sabres legend Rene Robert, are scheduled to be the "Road Captains," helping hundreds of motorcyclists navigate hometown roads Saturday, as the annual "Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Run & Raffle Party" rolls out from lot near ...

Marauder Steel Elementary School Tour 2018

Submitted Photo Marauder Steel, Dunkirk Middle School’s Steel Drum band, toured the district’s elementary schools recently. Mr. Matthew Nickle, the band director, arranged for the students and equipment to travel to Schools 3, 4, 5 and 7. The concert is a big hit with the younger students ...

Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates hold monthly meeting

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Silver Creek Overseas Veterans, located at 13 Main St. Jim Lisa welcomed the group to his Post. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all ...

Coupon booklet distribution today

Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 840 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets valued at $16,800. Each booklet contains five $4 coupons and can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables ...

Rosas to be on ‘City Speaks’ today

Dunkirk’s latest show, “City Speaks” will air at 3 p.m. today on Dunkirk Access Channel 1301 with Mayor Wilfred Rosas as guest. “Having a show such as ‘City Speaks’ is something that I have wanted to bring to the residents of Dunkirk for some time now. This show will provide our ...

State, Erie County leaders stand united to stop elder abuse

Hundreds of cards from the community will be distributed to the elderly across Erie County. District Attorney John Flynn, County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Sen. Patrick Gallivan, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, Sen. Chris Jacobs, Assembly Member Monica Wallace, Sheriff Tim Howard and ...

Two hurt in Sheridan accident

SHERIDAN — Two people were taken to Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk after an accident on Whitaker Road around 2 p.m. Monday. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report that town resident Quinton McNiff, 19, stated that he was traveling north when he experienced mechanical failure and ...

Ripley School Board prepares for budget revote

RIPLEY — The Ripley Board of Education held a public budget hearing where they geared up for the June 19 revote on the district’s 2018-19 school budget. The budget vote failed with district residents voting 90 in favor and 91 against. The district decided to take the same $9.2 million ...

100-mph ride comes to screeching halt on Thruway

A 19-year-old Amherst man is facing a number of charges after Erie County sheriff’s deputies observed the driver operating the vehicle in excess of 100 mph. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said Macayl Kunkle was driving on the state Thruway near Hamburg when he passed a marked vehicle ...

Man with crossbow allegedly robs, threatens family

DEWITTVILLE — Jerome A. Rogerson, 25, of Dewittville was charged with multiple crimes after being accused of robbing and threatening multiple people with a crossbow Tuesday. Deputies were called to a location on Beech Hill Road for a report of a robbery. Upon further investigation, ...