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Alumna to come back to Fredonia on Homecoming Weekend

The State University of New York at Fredonia will welcome two-time Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe-nominated actress Mary McDonnell, Fredonia Class of ‘74, back to campus on Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 19-21. She will join Department of Theatre and Dance Associate Professor Jessica ...

Hunter pleads guilty in 2017 shooting death of Sherman woman

MAYVILLE — Thomas Jadlowski, the Sherman man who told police he thought he saw a deer when he fatally shot his neighbor in November 2017, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and hunting after hours. The plea deal was accepted Thursday in Chautauqua County Court in front of Judge ...

Mitchell retirement letter released

Perry Mitchell thanks many people in his retirement letter to the village of Fredonia, but the longtime Department of Public Works employee reserves his last paragraph to explain that “recent events” in the village made him step down. Village Board Trustee Doug Essek tried to read the ...

Mayville woman to compete in Thoroughbred Makeover

Over 500 ex-racehorses and trainers from all over North America are at Kentucky Horse Park today to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, and Mayville horsewoman Kristen Bentley and her horse Jobber Bill will be among them. The annual Thoroughbred Makeover event ...

COMING DOWN: Wash water tank in city removed

The city of Dunkirk old wash water tank is coming down after nearly a century of service. This photo by City DPW shows the last of the upper part being craned down. The new blue wash water tank is now in service where it holds more than 50,000 gallons of Dunkirk's water that is filtered by ...

DA: Raise The Age Law to increase burden on taxed system

The first part of state legislation raising New York's age of criminal responsibility to 18 is now in effect. As of Monday, there are new state rules that take 16-year-olds charged with offenses out of the adult criminal justice system. This is the first part of the Raise The Age Law, which ...

Dunkirk Police receive updated Communications Center

After several months of planning and work, the city of Dunkirk Police Department will be working out of a newly remodeled updated Communications Center. The remodeled center replaces operations and equipment that was close to 30 years old. Realizing that the main operations center of the ...

Four county projects win priority level

Four of the 16 priority projects in the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council’s list are based in Chautauqua County. Released in a progress report on Tuesday, the projects are located in Fredonia, the village of Westfield and Jamestown. They include the Welch’s Building ...

Local businesses target of recent break ins

A series of businesses in the village of Fredonia have been victimized by burglaries in late September. Rocco’s, The Liberty, Mancuso’s Service Center and the Automatic Car Wash on Clinton Avenue all have been targeted in the last two weeks. Fredonia police are not ruling out the ...

Dunkirk council updated on projects

The Dunkirk Common Council heard updates on streets and building projects at its Tuesday meeting. Responding to a question from a resident, Mayor Willie Rosas said the paving on North Martin Street is being delayed while the city repairs an infrastructure issue underneath the road. He said it ...

Fire hall siren upsets Cassadaga resident

CASSADAGA — The village fire hall’s siren “has created a hardship in my own home,” resident Michaela Lemelin told the village board at its September meeting. Lemelin, who lives two doors away from the fire hall at 39 Maple Street, fought back tears as she told the board the high ...

FOUR COUNTY PROJECTS WIN PRIORITY LEVEL

Four of the 16 priority projects in the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council's list are based in Chautauqua County. Released in a progress report on Tuesday, the projects are located in Fredonia, the village of Westfield and Jamestown. They include the Welch's Building ...

Absolut Care of Westfield hosts week-long anti-bullying campaign

WESTFIELD — What began as a few employees wishing to support the family of Owen J. Miller, a 13-year-old Chautauqua Lake student who recently passed away, has turned into a community-wide anti-bullying campaign organized by Absolut Care of Westfield. All week long, employees and residents are ...

Longtime Fredonia employee resigns

Longtime Fredonia village employee Perry Mitchell has resigned. At a special meeting Monday, the Village Board accepted the resignation of Mitchell, Department of Public Works supervisor, effective Sept. 28 due to retirement. However, Mitchell, who was formerly Streets Superintendent, did not ...

Route 20 in Fredonia named for U.S. Army Sergeant Gollnitz

Route 20 in the village of Fredonia will be renamed the “Sergeant Jonathan Gollnitz Memorial Highway.” Sen. Catharine Young sponsored legislation in the state Senate and Assemblyman Andrew Goodell sponsored legislation in the state Assembly renaming the highway in Sgt. Gollnitz’ honor. ...

Ripley woman dies in two-car accident

RIPLEY — A head-on collision on Sunday evening on Route 20 has claimed the life of a 22-year-old town resident. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report that before 8 p.m., Ripley Fire Rescue, Westfield Police, and deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash. A westbound vehicle ...

Major city fire impacts three properties

Chautauqua County Fire Investigators were on the scene Monday morning of a major Sunday night blaze in the city of Dunkirk that destroyed one dwelling and damaged two others. Around 11 p.m., city firefighters responded to the fully involved structure at 187 Lake Shore Drive East. Neighboring ...

Major city fire impacts three properties

Chautauqua County Fire Investigators were on the scene this morning of a major overnight blaze in the city of Dunkirk that destroyed one dwelling and damaged two others. Around 11 p.m. Sunday, city firefighters responded to the fully involved structure at 187 Lake Shore Drive East. ...

Ripley woman dies in two-vehicle accident

RIPLEY — A head-on collision on Sunday evening on Route 20 has claimed the life of a 22-year-old town resident. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report that before 8 p.m., Ripley Fire Rescue, Westfield Police, and deputies responded to the two-vehicle crash. A westbound vehicle operated ...

An Evening with Groucho

Freedonia Marxonia is well on its way to being a memorable event this year. The highlight, without a doubt, is the presentation of “An Evening with Groucho,” a one-man show developed and starring the world’s foremost Groucho Marx impersonator Frank Ferrante. “What got me interested ...