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Brocton man charged in threats toward bank

A Brocton man has been charged after making threats to a Dunkirk financial institution. On Monday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies said Patrick D. Casteel of 5772 Ellicott Road called the Community Bank after-hours phone number and made threats toward Community Bank on Vineyard Drive. ...

Arts and Business Luncheon with ceramic artist today

The Fredonia Technology Incubator will be hosting the 14th installment of its Arts and Business Luncheon with Ceramic Artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk. The luncheon will take place in the incubator large conference room today from 12 to 1 p.m. This event is free open to the public, lunch is ...

Holiday Care Packages for our Troops collection

Tau Sigma Honor Society will be collecting donations to support the Care Packages for Our Troops project outside of the Dunkirk/Fredonia Wal-Mart, 10401 Bennett Road, Fredonia on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donations collected are given to the Blue Star Mothers, NY Chapter 4 to use to ...

Alliance responds to fish kill

STOW — Members of the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance responded to news of a massive fish kill that impacted residents along the shoreline of Burtis Bay in Celoron this week. "This is a situation that's just horrible," said Mike Newell, resident of 10 Chautauqua Place, who ...

Semi driver airlifted to hospital after being pinned in rollover

BEMUS POINT — An Ohio man was airlifted to a nearby hospital after being trapped for three hours in the cab of his tractor-trailer that rolled onto its side Thursday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kv0IYfX9Ek The crash occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at the Ellery Overlook Rest Area in ...

Audubon Nature Play Day extended for Thanksgiving with the Birds, Nov. 17

Jamestown — Audubon Community Nature Center's Nature Play Day has a different twist for November. On the third Saturday morning of the month, children ages two to eight and their favorite adult(s) can drop in the Nature Play Area anytime. Extra play materials are available and a naturalist ...

Brant election results announced

BRANT — Janice C. Ross, who was endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties, defeated Alexander J. Kujawinski, who was endorsed by the Democratic Party, for Brant Town Council. Unofficially, Ross had 651 votes, while Kujawinski had 364 votes. Jeffrey W. Gier, who ran unopposed ...

Tractor-trailer accident reported near Interstate 86

BEMUS POINT — A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side in a crash Thursday. The crash occurred before 11 a.m. at the Interstate 86 on-ramp at the Ellery Overlook Rest Area. The driver, who was alert, was trapped in the semi for more than two hours. A medical helicopter was called to scene. A ...

Access Chautauqua Programming for Nov. 10-16 set

Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Braden Allenby, Innovation in the Anthropocene at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. “Chautauqua Sunrise,” hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Steve Waterson from the Resource Center. The program airs live at 9 a.m. on Saturday only, then ...

Westfield Exempt Volunteer Firemen’s Association makes donation

Members of the Westfield Exempt Volunteer Firemen’s Association gathered recently at the Westfield Fire Hall to present donation checks to members of the Westfield Village Board. A total of $12,500 was donated to the Village of Westfield from funds that were raised through the Westfield ...

Special Armistice Day Centennial event planned for Sunday

The Chautauqua County Historical Society is partnering with historians from various towns and communities across the county to present a special event on Sunday in Fredonia. As many know, Nov. 11, 2018 serves as the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I. In an ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about Work Progress Administration

The fourth meeting of the 2018-2019 Fredonia Shakespeare Club year was held on Nov. 1 at the Lanford House, hosted by Harriet Tower. President Joyce Haines welcomed 13 members. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Oct. 25 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. One nomination ...

Reed to retire ‘extreme’ label after re-election

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he plans to retire the "Extreme Ithaca Liberal" tag he has used on many of his past Democratic opponents. Reed, R-Corning, made the announcement during a call with regional media Wednesday, a day after he secured another term to the 23rd Congressional ...

Fredonia protest tonight backs probe into 2016 vote

Activists in Fredonia will join a nationwide protest in support of protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in Barker Common. The protests come in response to President Trump installing ...

Brocton man charged in threats toward bank

A Brocton man has been charged after making threats to a Dunkirk financial institution. On Monday, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies said Patrick D. Casteel of 5772 Ellicott Road called the Community Bank after-hours phone number and made threats toward Community Bank on Vineyard Drive. ...

Silver Creek-Irving funds awarded to two groups

The Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund recently awarded community grants to two local organizations totaling $1,500. The fund is a Community Advised Fund at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. The Silver Creek-Irving Heritage Fund committee awarded the Anderson Lee-Library a $1,000 ...

Encouraging others to vote

A Fredonia resident stands on the corner of Main Street and Temple Street in the village of Fredonia Tuesday afternoon, encouraging others to vote.

‘City Speaks’ gets a taste of Hollywood this week

Hollywood comes to Dunkirk on Thursday. This week’s guests on “City Speaks” include producers and directors from Rusch 716 Productions and Puritan Road Productions. Both of these film crews are filming in the city of Dunkirk. “City Speaks” show to be aired on Spectrum 1301 at 3 ...

Gowanda to hold Cattaraugus Creek Kick-off Workshop

The village of Gowanda along with Joy Kuebler, Lu Engineers and C&S Companies will host a Cattaraugus Creek Kick-Off Workshop on Thursday at The Wicked Glen, 29 S. Water Street from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and is designed for individuals to participate in ...