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Dunkirk Public Library new memorial releases

MEMORIALS In memory of MELINDA BEARD White, Dreams of falling In memory of BECKY YONKER BRADLEY Vegara, Coco Chanel Turetsky, Time-traveling fashionista Turetsky, Time-traveling fashionista & Cleoptra In memory of FRANCINE A. SHEFFIELD-BUCHANAN Staub, Blue moon Staub, Bone ...

Consultant hired to develop County Economic Development Alliance

In an effort to coordinate economic development throughout the county, officials from all 42 municipalities, foundation organization leaders and other community stakeholders will need to work together. During the recent Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency meeting, County Executive ...

Meet Audubon’s New President Leigh Rovegno, Friday

JAMESTOWN — All are invited to the Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) this Friday from 5-6:30 p.m., for a reception welcoming Audubon’s new President Leigh Rovegno. ACNC Board Chair Pierre Chagnon announced, “After an extensive search, Audubon’s Board of Directors is thrilled to ...

National Night Out set for Tuesday

This Tuesday, the city of Dunkirk will be joining 30 million other citizens from more than 9,000 communities nationwide in celebrating National Night Out. This is the 25th year that the Dunkirk Police Department is sponsoring Night Out in the city of Dunkirk. When many communities have ...

Reed staff to hold remote office hours in Fredonia Tuesday

Rep.Tom Reed’s staff will hold remote office hours in Fredonia on Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. The meeting will be at the Fredonia Village Hall, 9 Church St., Fredonia. Staff will be available to answer questions, gather feedback and provide assistance with immigration, Social Security, veterans’ ...

Fence up for compost pile in Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — The compost pile is closed for the time being in Cassadaga. A fence has been erected and the village is currently in the process of installing security cameras for added surveillance to cut down on illegal dumping. “Once we get the surveillance cameras in, then hours will be ...

Mix-up by state increases area school funds

Several area school districts will receive additional aid after a miscalculation by the state Education Department resulted in an incorrect allotment of Title IIA federal funding. Mary Ellen Elia, state education commissioner, said the state gave too much money to 278 organizations, largely ...

Barn Dance to be held Sunday

Put on your dancing shoes because it is time for a Barn Dance! This free event, sponsored by the Cassadaga Lakes Association, is to be held on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Red House, 91 Frisbee Road, Cassadaga. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dancing goes from 7 to 9 p.m. No dance experience is ...

Village of Fredonia limbs and yard waste pick-up schedule

The Village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste Monday, Aug. 6 through Thursday, Aug. 9. 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 ...

Helping babies to be healthy

On Friday in Dunkirk's Washington Park, Catholic Charities and WIC hosted the Healthy Baby Festival for expectant moms, families and children. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the benefits and significance of breastfeeding and included informational booths, games, face ...

Traffic violation ends with felony drug arrest

COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports 58-year-old Jose Cruz of Collins was arrested Tuesday, following a traffic stop at Main Street and Kerr Warner Road in the town of Collins. During Deputy Szkatulski’s investigation of a traffic stop, he allegedly discovered a felony ...

Collins Public Library events for August

August Afternoons in the Library: Thursdays, Aug. 2 through Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Looking for something fun for the kids? Take some time to get out of the heat and visit the library! Enjoy crafts, stories and games each week. Ages 4 to 10. Sign-up is appreciated. Board meeting: Thursday, Aug. 2 ...

Bail set at $1M for man accused in arsons

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown area man accused of setting more than a dozen fires locally last year was arraigned in Chautauqua County Court on Thursday. Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson said 20-year-old Jonathan H. Young was arraigned on a 25-count indictment that includes 13 ...

Tip leads to Silver Creek man’s arrest in assault

HANOVER — A 29-year-old Silver Creek man is facing a number of charges after a tip from an anonymous source in regard to an incident that occurred in March. On Thursday, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies received information from the "WE-TIP" hotline on the location of Aaron J. Tundo, ...

Applications sought for Silver Creek, Irving fund

The Silver Creek Irving Heritage Fund Committee is accepting grant applications until Sept. 20. The committee provides funding to new community initiatives, leadership development and charitable programs that address the most pressing issues within the Silver Creek Irving community. Their ...

Children’s Safety Village hosting open house today

ASHVILLE — The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is hosting its annual “Open to the Public Day” today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This opportunity is to give families whose children or grandchildren have not been able to attend classes with their school, a chance to ...

Dunkirk native inducted into state Senate’s Veteran’s Hall of Fame

FREWSBURG — Jamestown resident Peter L. Carlo, a decorated Korean War veteran and longtime advocate for veterans, was inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame for his selfless service to our nation and community. Sen. Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th District) nominated ...

Deputies use Naxolone on unconscious male

SILVER CREEK — A Silver Creek male found unconscious by sheriff’s deputies was administered Naxolone on Wednesday. Deputies responded to a Jaekle Avenue residence in the village for the report of a 35-year-old male who was unresponsive. Upon arrival, deputies administered one dose of ...

Girl Scouts help with wigs for youth

Several years ago Robyn Banach’s grandmother got very sick with cancer. After her grandmother died she decided she wanted to do something to help those that suffer with this horrible disease. The more she thought about it she knew she wanted to do something for children. The first ...