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Cub Scout Pack 219 sponsored sledding during the Cassadaga Winter Fest.

Cassadaga Winter Fest called a success

CASSADAGA — This year, the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga organization held the first Winter Fest held in over 30 years, and for the most part, it was considered a success. Trustee Bill Astry and Village Clerk Roxanne Astry attended the January CBC meeting to get feedback on the event to ...

A.M. Rotary impact local youth

JAMESTOWN — The Greater Jamestown A.M. Rotary Club is partnering again this year with 32 area restaurants to launch the “2017 Fine Dining Certificate Booklet Fundraiser” which raises money to support activities for local youth and other worthy causes in Chautauqua County. A.M. ...

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Creche Compassionate Giving to UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Children

Jamestown — For more than a century, Creche has raised significant funding in order to provide for the needs of children in Chautauqua County. Each year, the Creche Hospital Committee helps fulfill wishes from child-related departments at UPMC Chautauqua WCA. Creche recently made a $2,200 ...

Crews quell Fredonia apartment fire

At least 30 Fredonia firefighters responded to a blaze at 27 Wisteria Drive in the village Saturday. Crews were called to a report of smoke at an apartment complex owned by Green Acres LLC at approximately 9 a.m. The smoke was reportedly emanating from a second floor bedroom. It took about ...

Gowanda sets schedule for principal hire

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Middle School principal position is taking another step forward as the board of education has decided on a tentative schedule. On March 6, Gowanda Board of Education President Lynn Guzzetta and Gowanda Superintendent Jim Klubek will sift through the initial resumes. ...

Regional solutions make dollars and sense

By TODD J. TRANUM President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier Regionalism may sound like a contemporary buzzword, but it can be both a solution and a forward-thinking move for a number of local ...

High School Bowl contests held at Jamestown Community College

JAMESTOWN — Westfield Academy & Central School defeated Fredonia Central School 72-51 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Southwestern High School defeated Sherman Central School 54-30. Luke Stephenson of Westfield and Alyssa ...

Cuomo announces push to crack down on underage drinking

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a statewide crackdown on underage drinking. Over the next two months, State Liquor Authority Beverage Control Investigators, working with underage minor decoys, will conduct statewide sweeps at more than 500 locations holding liquor licenses, including bars, ...

Dunkirk to host Coast Guard Auxiliary training

Dunkirk has again been chosen as the training site for the Auxiliary’s District 9 East, the civilian component of the United States Coast Guard that stretches from Michigan to the St. Lawrence River. Members of the 7 divisions, comprising a total of 30 units, assist boaters along the entire ...

Crews quell Fredonia apartment fire

At least 30 Fredonia firefighters responded to a blaze at 27 Wisteria Drive in the village today. Crews were called to a report of smoke at an apartment complex owned by Green Acres LLC at approximately 9 a.m. The smoke was reportedly emanating from a second floor bedroom. It took about 30 ...

Dementia caregiver support group meetings held monthly

BUFFALO — Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position. The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York chapter sponsors a number of caregiver ...

Pre-collegiate math skills focus of upcoming course at JCC

JAMESTOWN — Pre-collegiate math skills will be outlined in a non-credit course offered at Jamestown Community College’s three locations this spring. Pre-Collegiate Math II meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 11 through May 30, in Jamestown; from 3:30-5:30 p.m. ...

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CHQ goes blue to fight colorectal cancer

MAYVILLE — The Cancer Services Program of Chautauqua County (CSP) is teaming up with local organizations to “Turn CHQ Blue” this month to raise awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening and early detection. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and blue is the ...

Parents asked to model healthy eating for Nutrition Month

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s EFNEP Program would like to encourage all parents to model healthful eating habits. Since March is National Nutrition Month, what better time to get started? One suggestion is to try cooking from scratch at home, it will ...

Giglio joins colleagues in backing SAFE Act repeal

Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I — Gowanda) issued the following statement: “Members of both houses of the legislature gathered together to announce Assembly Bill 6140, which would limit the SAFE Act across the state outside of the city of New York. “As a proud co-sponsor, I am very ...