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Gowanda code enforcement officer resigns

GOWANDA — Larry Green, Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Gowanda, has offered his resignation as of March 1. The announcement was made at the latest Village of Gowanda board meeting, Feb. 12, by Officer-in-charge Dennis Feldmann, and was later approved by the board. “I’m ...

SUNY Fredonia faculty, students creating Canadaway Creek book

The site of the first naval battle in the War of 1812, home to over 140 bird species and one of the most popular fishing destinations in the tri-county area, Canadaway Creek has been a vital part of northern Chautauqua County’s landscape since it was carved out by glacier movement thousands ...

Area Airbnb spots in Chautauqua County on the rise

With winter’s presence still lingering, thoughts of summer and vacations to exotic locales have been providing a reprieve from the cold and gray for many in Chautauqua County. Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, recently announced that its Western New York host ...

Offensive flags still on display at Hanover home

SILVER CREEK — A series of unfortunate events, closely bordering on harassment, involving two neighbors last summer has been determined not to be criminal in nature by Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. “We vetted it out and ultimately with what was decided,” Swanson ...

County legislature awards $5,200 to Sheridan Historical Society

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Historical Society building will soon be getting a brand new roof, thanks to a $5,200 award from the Chautauqua County Legislature, which was approved at their meeting on Wednesday night. According to historical society secretary Virginia Becker, the need for a new ...

‘Bald for Bucks’ returns to campus

The buzz of hair clippers will be filling the Williams Center Multipurpose Room at the State University of New York at Fredonia for the seventh year in a row for Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma Gamma Phi’s “Bald for Bucks.” The annual event to raise money for Roswell Park Comprehensive ...

Legislation would criminalize assault on pregnant women

State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, has introduced legislation in the state Senate to amend the state penal law to establish the crime of assault on a pregnant individual. The legislation would add a new section — 120.09 — to the penal code providing that a person who knowingly or ...

City, county win funding for NRG study

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and city of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas have announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $60,000 grant through its Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative, which is to be ...

Cherry Creek attorneys speak out over condemned home

CHERRY CREEK — While homeowner John Carpenter is weighing his options about going to a higher court so he can rent out his property at 6737 Main St., town officials say they are willing to work with him as long as it passes inspection. On Friday, attorney Dana A. Lundberg issued a ...

City, county win funding for NRG study

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and city of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas have announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $60,000 grant through its Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative, which is to be ...

Owner of condemned home may try high court

Homeowner John Carpenter went to court Wednesday in Dunkirk against the Town of Cherry Creek and Code Enforcement Officer David Crossley, hoping to finally settle a months-long dispute about his condemned house. In the courtroom, however, Carpenter was only met with more options moving his case ...

Young resigning to take Cornell job

“Shocked” is how Chautauqua County’s state assemblyman reacted when he first head about the resignation of state Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, who announced Thursday she will be leaving to take a position leading the Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech. Andy ...

There’s lots to lose in separating state

Call it a potential self-destruction by separation. Once again, there is a call by an elected official in upstate to look at the possibility of splitting New York. Within the last month, an Albany-area Republican has asked Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to study the idea. “The state of New ...

Colorful ideas for Dunkirk shared

A casino at the old NRG Power Plant? How about an indoor water park instead? Why not a shopping and arts center moving into the current Brooks Memorial Hospital location? These were all ideas shared on colorful sticky notes at the city of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan Vision Workshops that were ...

Young to resign from senate for position with Cornell

State Sen. Cathy Young has decided to resign from her post from office to take a position with Cornell. Young announced the decision in a statement today. It reads as follows: "Serving the people of our region for the past 23 years truly has been the deepest honor of my life, first as a ...

Borrello delivers State of the County address

County Executive George Borrello called 2018 the year of "communication" and he is calling 2019 the year of "collaboration," especially for stakeholders involved in Chautauqua Lake water quality issues. Borrello in the annual State of the County address focused on several points including the ...

Private snowplow strikes pedestrian in Silver Creek

IRVING — Around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, it was reported a motor vehicle struck a pedestrian near the car wash at Routes 5 and 20. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Blum, 32, of Dunkirk was driving a private snowplow when his vehicle hit a 52-year-old male from ...

Tractor Supply Co. coming to Westfield

WESTFIELD — Kurt Charland, civil site engineer for Bergmann, an architectural, engineering and planning company, presented the proposed layout of the new Tractor Supply Co. store at the Town Board. The future site, on a vacant agricultural field on Nichols Avenue across from the North Lake ...

Jamestown marina seeks assistance of Industrial Dev. Agency

Imagine getting together with a few friends, renting a small pontoon boat and spending a sunny, warm afternoon traveling along the Chadakoin River into downtown Jamestown to explore the National Comedy Center. At Tuesday’s County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency board of ...