Local/Region

Deputies respond to tractor trailer crash

GOWANDA — On Monday, Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an injury accident involving a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Wheater Road and Bagdad Road. The driver of the semi exhibited nonlife threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Lakeshore ...

Memorial butterfly release services to be held June 2-3

Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care has announced the dates of its annual Service of Remembrance and Memorial Butterfly Release. The first service will be held on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk and the second will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at Lakewood ...

State approves six-year deal with SUNY union

State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced his administration has reached a six-year contract agreement with the United University Professions, the nation's largest higher education union serving more than 35,000 SUNY employees. The contract agreement includes 2 percent wage increases each year ...

Bemus Point Purple Martin Society to lead tour

MAPLE SPRINGS — Ever wonder about the bird hotels located near the Long Point State Park Marina? Come join Randy Oste from the Bemus Point Purple Martin Society as he leads those in attendance into the world of the Purple Martin community at Long Point. Attendees may be lucky enough to ...

Benefit planned for Susan Hilliker

CASSADAGA — A spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction will be held to benefit Susan Hilliker on Saturday, June 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Cassadaga Legion Post 1280, 228 Maple Ave., Cassadaga. Drawings begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. The ticket prices for the dinner are $10 pre-sale, $12 at the ...

Playground effort picks up steam in Evans

ANGOLA — A playground effort received some additional help from the Evans Town Board. At last week’s meeting, members approved the donation of two seasonal boat passes for 2018 and 2019. The boat passes were donated to the Party in the Playground fundraiser. This fundraiser is for ...

Apply for a passport at the Westfield Post Offices today

If international summer travel is in your plans, getting to a Post Office to begin the passport application process should be on your to-do list. Once again, the Post Offices of Western NY are hosting passport events with extra appointment times and additional staff to assist. Customers can ...

Fire hall construction completed recently in North Collins

NORTH COLLINS — Construction is been complete on the North Collins Fire Hall, which gives it a new facade and easier fire truck accessibility. “We had to replace the three (garage) doors in front and plus some of the brick and everything,” North Collins Village Mayor Vincent George ...

Gillibrand pushes for feasibility study on Chautauqua Lake

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is charging ahead in the fight against harmful algal blooms in Chautauqua Lake. Gillibrand, D-NY, announced she is urging her fellow Environment and Public Works Committee members to authorize a Chautauqua Lake Feasibility Study as part of the Water Resources ...

Cattaraugus, Chautauqua counties SUNY Fredonia graduates

Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath announced the following students who are spring 2018 candidates for degrees. The students, their hometowns and degrees are as follows: Chautauqua County Bemus Point, NY 14712 Miranda R. Hitchcock, Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies Emily ...

School Three Reading Bike Winners

This year, students at Dunkirk’s School Three once again took part in a Reading Incentive Program to encourage reading, which was designed with the help of John Bogardus and a group of retired teachers, as well as members of Harvest Chapel Church. The teachers worked very hard to raise money ...

The homebuyer’s checklist: Five steps to navigate

OLEAN — Spring is in the air in Western New York. The snow piles are finally melted, flowers and trees are blooming, and warmer weather is hopefully here to stay. To many these are signs of the approaching end of the school year, however they also signal the start of homebuying ...

Erie County DA pushes school safety initiative

Erie County District Attorney (ECDA) John J. Flynn, with assistant district attorneys (ADA), rolled out the ECDA School Critical Incident Initiative. There will be an ADA assigned to each public school district and they will meet the district to discuss their current safety protocols. This ...

3,000 students learn about agriculture and local food systems

JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is dedicated to providing opportunities for the public to interact with our local agriculture industry. In celebration of National Agriculture Week, area elementary students were able to participate in the ...