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Silver Creek superintendent honors school board

SILVER CREEK — As part of School Board Recognition Week, Silver Creek superintendent Todd Crandall took some time during a recent meeting to honor board members for their dedication, time and commitment in serving the local K-12 community. During the meeting, Crandall presented the board ...

Boiling over: Order lifted for Fredonia water customers

MAYVILLE — After three days under a boil-water advisory, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services announced the order was lifted for Fredonia water customers at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The affected area included the village of Fredonia and those water districts in the town ...

Forestville residents will need to clear own sidewalks

HANOVER — A resident of the former village of Forestville asked the Hanover Town Board during a recent workshop whether or not the town would be conducting any leaf and brush pickups now that the village is officially dissolved. The resident also asked about whether any sidewalk plowing ...

Fredonia school board sends proposed capital project to vote

The Fredonia Central School District’s proposed capital improvement plan is going to a public vote following the board of education’s approval Tuesday. The capital plan details various improvements to the school district’s campus on Main Street, which totals $6.5 million. At Wheelock ...

Dunkirk, Forestville finalists for high school musical awards

BUFFALO — Dunkirk and Forestville schools have been nominated to win awards for their musicals. On Tuesday, this year’s Kenny Awards finalists were announced. Presented by Shea’s Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation, the Kenny Awards recognizes the talent, dedication, and ...

Fredonia mayor on breaks

Residents in the village of Fredonia and parts of the town of Pomfret are still being advised to boil their water following a large water main break this past weekend. The boil water order issued by the Chautauqua County Health Department came after a major leak was found in the Castile ...

Village board establishes paid fire chief position

A full-time, paid fire chief will soon run the Fredonia Fire Department. Fredonia trustees unanimously approved to establish the position of paid fire chief at Monday’s meeting. The board also chose Lt. Ryan Walker as provisional fire chief, pending the outcome of a Civil Service test he ...

Halloween starts at Dunkirk City Hall

The city of Dunkirk is getting in the Halloween spirit and will welcome children and their parents to city hall before the communitywide candy handouts begin. The city has set trick or treating hours for 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. However, young witches, monsters, superheroes and ...

High tuition for non-NYers worries College Council

PORTLAND — The State University of New York at Fredonia has been a beneficiary, no doubt, to the Excelsior Scholarship. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with the state’s approval, began the scholarship so that students in New York who qualify will no longer pay tuition. SUNY Fredonia had a resounding ...

Area seniors are vulnerable to financial exploitation

Cases of seniors being targeted and financially exploited by scams and family members remain pervasive in Chautauqua County, according to local officials. In 2016, there were 75 complaints of financial exploitation reported to the county’s Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Prevention intake, ...

Group honors trail’s tragic history

PORTLAND — Well over 100 people took a historic path down a historic trail in the woods Sunday. Residents and dignitaries alike gathered at the Prospect Station Trailhead location of Chautauqua Rails to Trails for an unveiling and dedication ceremony with historic significance. Jim ...

Lecture delves into convention question

The controversial issue coming before voters in two weeks was the subject of a recent lecture in the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Democracy 101 series. Entitled “What You Need to Know About the New York Constitution,” Dr. Peter Galie, a former chair of the political ...

Village officials talk drug task force

Over the past few months, investigations between the county Drug Task Force and Fredonia Police Department have yielded results in drug seizures and arrests. Late last month, a months-long investigation by the task force and Fredonia police led to the arrest of Benjamin M. Grey for allegedly ...

Support for Bereda family runs through community

WESTFIELD — Westfield Mayor Michael VandeVelde has declared Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 “Run for Bereda Day.” On this day, the community is hosting a unique 5K race at Welch Field in Westfield to show support for the Bereda family. The Run For Bereda commemorates the Bereda children, ...

Boil water advisory remains in effect in Fredonia, Pomfret

Those who are users of the Fredonia water system in the village and town of Pomfret remain under a boil-water advisory. That is the latest from village officials. According to the post via Facebook, the village notes the county Health Department "will advise us as to when it will be lifted. ...

Revere Inn set for demolition

SILVER CREEK — After years of sitting in vacant disrepair, posing both as an eyesore to the community and a danger to anyone entering the hazardous interior, the old Revere Inn is finally coming down. Mayor Nick Piccolo made the announcement of the plans to demolish the historical building ...

Boil, conservation advisory in effect through at least Monday

The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services has issued a mandatory order effective immediately to both boil and conserve water for all customers of the Village of Fredonia Public Water System in the village of Fredonia and town of Pomfret. Fredonia Mayor Athansia Landis ...

Second annual Mini-Maker takes place on campus

Creative innovators and families celebrated the Second Annual Fredonia Mini Makers Faire Saturday at the SUNY Fredonia campus. “A maker is anybody who is inspired and wants to be creative,” said Jen Osborne-Coy, producer of the event. “It can be anything from low-tech painting to ...

Sheriff says solitary confinement regulations won’t impact budget

New state regulations regarding inmates in solitary confinement that require increased time outside their cells won’t impact costs at the Chautauqua County Jail, according to Sheriff Joe Gerace. The regulations were announced recently by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and cover how solitary confinement, ...