Local/Region

Senator Young secures $100,000 for agencies’ drug interdiction efforts

ALBANY — Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) has announced that $100,000 is on its way to Chautauqua County law enforcement agencies to assist in their drug interdiction efforts. The funding, $75,000 for the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force in Chautauqua County and $25,000 ...

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. to host events for Alzheimer’s Services

Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services events for November are designed for persons currently caring for an older relative, spouse or family member. They offer additional support, resources and coping tips on care-giving. Come to a support group for Dementia Caregivers. The opportunity ...

Native American culture in spotlight throughout November

Native American culture will be front and center in a variety of events, all free and open to the public, to be held to commemorate Native American Heritage Month at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The events, coordinated by the campus Native American Student Union, showcase the ...

Your vote makes a difference locally

By Todd J. Tranum President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier This Tuesday is Election Day and your vote counts! Voting is one of the greatest honors and rights that we have as American ...

North Collins Police takes 78 pounds for safe disposal

NORTH COLLINS — North Collins Village Police reported that it collected 78 pounds of unwanted drugs and 45 pounds of unwanted needles during its Drug Take Back Program on Oct. 28 in concert with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. North Collins Police added that all the items were ...

Community Notebook

CRCF to host Open House Nov. 9 Join the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for its annual Open House on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 3-6 p.m. In addition to learning more about the Foundation, guests will have the chance to meet the organization’s new Executive Director Tory ...

Charges pending after pursuit injures two

ELLICOTT — Charges are pending following a high-speed pursuit late Friday that seriously injured a passenger and sent the driver to a local hospital. Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office had pulled a vehicle over on a traffic stop at 10:27 p.m. on Route 60 in the town of ...

Dunkirk and Jamestown Area Labor Council AFL-CIO announce endorsements

The Dunkirk and Jamestown Area Labor Council AFL-CIO recently held a joint meeting for Chautauqua County Endorsements. The Combined Councils endorsed the following people: Mike Ferguson for County Executive, LeeAnn Lazarony for County Clerk and Robert E. Dando Jr. for County Legislature, ...

NCCF approves 16 grants for almost $64,000

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s board of directors approved 16 grant awards totaling $63,954 through the 2017 Fall Community Grants Program. The Community Grants Program is a biannual program that awards grants to nonprofit organizations seeking funds for projects that address ...

More than 1,000 pheasants released in Erie County

COLLINS — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced the Jail Management Division’s Pheasant Brooding program released the last of 1,200 pheasants to the wild recently. The pheasants were raised and cared for by inmates as part of a wildlife rehabilitation partnership with New York ...

Dunkirk Public Library New Releases

HONOR In honor of NORM & MARY ANN BEGIER Henry, How to find love in a bookshop In honor of TAMSEN FESER BUTSKE Dog tags 2 diamonds In honor of MR. & MRS. LEONARD CATALANO Freeman, Jersey brothers In honor of DR. JOSEF & MRS. LINDA POWELL Brock, Crowded in the middle ...

Christy running for another term in Pomfret

Brett Christy has been a lifelong resident of the Town of Pomfret. Christy has been recently endorsed by the Democratic and Independent party’s lines again for re-election. With his diverse background, he is ready to continue to work closely together with the rest of the Town and Village ...

Carlstrom eyeing Charlotte Town Board

CHARLOTTE — Darren Carlstrom of Sinclairville is running for the town of Charlotte Board position. “I have been farming in the town of Charlotte all my life,” Carlstrom said. “I owned and operated C&W farm with my sister and brother-in-law until 2015. Now I am a federal crop ...

Lifelong resident Jennifer Dabolt running for Perrysburg Town Supervisor

PERRYSBURG — In these uncertain times where politicians are focusing on their own personal agenda, Dabolt promises to the taxpayers of the great town of Perrysburg that she will work diligently with the town board and its wonderful residents to uphold the dignity and integrity of this office. ...

Muldowney seeks re-election as county legislator for District 1

Chautauqua County Legislator Kevin Muldowney announces his candidacy for re-election in the 1st District, which includes part of the City of Dunkirk and the West town of Dunkirk. The Republican, Conservative and Independence parties endorse Muldowney. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, Muldowney ...

Arkwright resident running for highway superintendent

ARKWRIGHT — Arkwright resident James Ziemba is announcing his candidacy for Town of Arkwright Highway Superintendent. Ziemba has lived in Arkwright for 30 years and took over Steve Mead’s job on March 1 as Deputy Highway Superintendent after Mead retired. Ziemba has knowledge of heavy ...

Scudder again running for legislator

Chautauqua County Legislator Bob Scudder announces his candidacy for re-election in the Third District. Scudder has accepted the endorsements of the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties as he seeks re-election for his fifth term. Scudder is invested in his community. He is the ...