Local/Region

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 ...

Meals on Wheels assists patients on the road to recovery

Are you recovering from a major surgery, cancer treatment or just in need of rehabilitation time due to an injury or illness? Healthy nutrition is critical at this time for the healing process. Eating right and connecting with someone on a daily basis can make the difference between a ...

Westfield Fire Department releases August numbers

WESTFIELD — The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 61 calls for service during the month of August, 2018. Of those calls, 51 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 23 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and 15 of them within the Town of Westfield. There were ...

Dunkirk Fredonia Lions Club feeds beach clean up crew

The Dunkirk Fredonia Lions Club is pleased to share their efforts to support the Great Lakes Beach Sweep. The Lions Club donated six party pizzas to feed 128 volunteers from Fredonia State, local scouting organizations and the community in support of the effort to keep area beaches clean. One ...

County stresses importance of suicide awareness, prevention

Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on families, friends, classmates, co-workers, and communities. Uncovering the reasons for an individual suicide death is complex and challenging. Suicide deaths are usually not precipitated by one cause only. If you ...

League of Women Voters’ straw poll reveals preferences

Many people enjoying Fredonia’s Farm Festival this summer “voted” in the League of Women Voters’ annual straw poll on two issues currently in the news. The poll is not scientifically reliable, of course, but often has tracked public sentiment correctly. To the question, “should ...

Community helping hands developing innovative housing project in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — As the city of Jamestown continues its renaissance, a collaborative effort is looking to give a “hand up” to the city’s most vulnerable by turning a former factory, which was once Chautauqua Hardware, and currently houses The Gateway Center, into the epicenter of social ...

Familiar name, two others charged in city narcotics arrest

Three people — including one with a recent history of trouble with law — have been charged with drug possession after a call for a suspicious person in a bathroom of a Lake Shore Drive business. Dunkirk police responded around 10:16 a.m. Friday to the location and spoke with the subject, ...

Restoration of Chautauqua Creek project gets assistance

Lake Erie is an asset to the region, but as important as the lake itself, the streams that feed it provide clean water and habitat to the lake. Each October through April, Chautauqua Creek offers one of the top Lake Erie trout runs in Western New York. The creek is listed by the NYS Department ...

Familiar name, two others charged in city narcotics arrest

Three people — including one with a recent history of trouble with law — have been charged with drug possession after a call for a suspicious person in a bathroom of a Lake Shore Drive business. Dunkirk police responded around 10:16 a.m. Friday to the location and spoke with the subject, ...

HOMECOMING: King, queen crowned

Friday was Fredonia High School’s Homecoming. Ian Wright was crowned king while Isabella Pucci-Schaefer was crowned queen.

4-H opens enrollment

Happy New Year! Happy 4-H new year, that is. The 4-H year began Oct. 1, and 4-H always celebrates the start of a new year with National 4-H Week. This year National 4-H Week is October 7-13. Clubs create window displays in their communities to promote 4-H and to welcome new members. This ...

Area educators named to Master Teacher Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the selection of 275 educators from across the state to join the New York State Master Teacher Program. One third of the new Master Teachers announced are elementary teachers, expanding the network of outstanding teacher-leaders to include K-12 STEM ...

4-H Sunday Fund Day planned at Northwest Arena

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program has partnered with Northwest Arena to hold a Sunday Fund Day public skate event on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Chautauqua County 4-H will receive a portion of the proceeds from the ...

More than 40 institutions will be at JCC’s College Information Night

JAMESTOWN — Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities will provide information to prospective students during College Information Night from 6-8:30 p.m. on October 17 at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. The event, held in the Physical Education Complex, is ...

Local artist invited to show at the View Center in the Adirondacks

Westfield paint, mixed media and clay artist, Audrey Kay Dowling, is part of an invitational three woman show currently hung and installed at the View Art Center in Old Forge, in the Adirondacks of New York. The show is called Terrain, and will have an artist’s reception today from 5-7 p.m. ...

Lake Shore Central School District gets grant for teacher mentoring program

Angola – The Lake Shore Central School District is proud to announce that they have been awarded a $43,200 grant for the Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP) by the New York State Education Department. The highly effective program is designed to mentor new teachers in public school ...

Beef, dairy producers to receive certification

JAMESTOWN — If you raise beef or dairy cattle, you are encouraged to attend the upcoming Beef Quality Assurance training in Jamestown. Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides training to beef cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques, handling of ...