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Vineyard Drive urgent care center set

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It’s official: The town of Dunkirk is getting an urgent care center. The Dunkirk Town Board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the project. Well Now Urgent Care will operate the center at 3921 Vineyard Drive on a site between Applebee’s and Dunkin’ Donuts, about where the Vineyard ...

Local agency nails down vision, mission statement

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MAYVILLE — Multiple goals, a mission statement and an overall vision for Chautauqua Lake were outlined by the members of the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency at its monthly meeting Wednesday. A "healthy, clean, usable lake and watershed" was summed up by the committee ...

Silver Creek board commends rescue crews, DPW

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SILVER CREEK — First responders in the village of Silver Creek have reportedly had one of the busiest months in recent memory coming out of February. A report given at the village board meeting Monday listed a total of 59 calls during the 28 days of the unusally busy month, averaging out to ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Healthy Heart Workshop today The next Healthy Heart workshop is scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry. The workshop will be held at the new location at 319 Washington Ave. This month, the Healthy Heart Workshop will be hosted by Ana Figueroa, who will introduce ...

JCC to host Help-Portrait Chautauqua

Local/Region

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery will host Help-Portrait Chautauqua from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 23. Organized by local photographer and educator Mark Kirsch, Help-Portrait Chautauqua provides free professional quality studio portraits to people who either cannot ...

Learn about volunteering at Audubon

Local/Region

JAMESTOWN — The workings of Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) depend on the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew. In the past year, ACNC had over 300 active volunteers who worked more than 12,000 hours to support Audubon's mission of connecting people with nature. On ...

Crystal meth, brass knuckles located in Jamestown home

Local/Region

JAMESTOWN — Crystal methamphetamine and brass knuckles were found during a search of a Jamestown home Tuesday, city police announced. Charged was 32-year-old Kyle O. Kamholtz following an investigation from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force. A search warrant was executed around 1 p.m. at ...

Pi Day observance slated for today at Fredonia

Local/Region

The campus and community are invited to participate with the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Department of Mathematical Sciences today, March 7, at 6 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 209 in celebrating Pi Day. The event is being held a week early due to the spring break. The year’s ...

Evans house party results in four arrests

Local/Region

EVANS — On Feb. 3 at 1:45 a.m., patrol responded to a fight call on Wisconsin Road. Upon arrival, patrol allegedly observed several underage, intoxicated subjects at the end of the driveway. Patrol entered the home and noticed several underage, intoxicated subjects and a quantity of alcoholic ...

Three charged after crystal meth found in Jamestown home

Local/Region

JAMESTOWN — An investigation into the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine from a Jamestown home resulted in charges to three city residents. Jamestown police on Wednesday announced the arrests of 32-year-old Brandon M. Smith, 33-year-old Celeste M. Carr and 32-year-old Samuel L. ...

Lent begins

Local/Region

The Rev. Daniel Walsh blesses the masses at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the city of Dunkirk Wednesday as Lent begins the Holy season of Easter for Catholics around the world.

New M&T Fredonia branch manager named

Business

M&T Bank announces Jennifer Vahl, vice president and senior branch manager, has joined the team at M&T Bank’s at the 1 East Main St. branch in Fredonia. In her new role, Vahl will be responsible for assisting local customers and businesses in reaching their short and long-term ...

Fredonia narrowly approves new sewer treatment agreement

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Trustee Roger Britz was the swing vote Monday as the Fredonia Board of Trustees narrowly approved a new treatment services agreement with the Portland Pomfret Dunkirk Sewer District. Trustees Douglas Essek and Michael Barris were on the committee that drew up terms for the renewal, and voted ...

SLICK ROADS: Vehicle rolls over on Water Street

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Submitted Photo At around 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Fredonia Fire Department and New York State Police were dispatched Water Street between Webster Road and the Bell Estates for a vehicle rollover. The vehicle came to rest at the bottom of an embankment. Initial reports suggest the driver ...

City clarifies King Street paving

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The city of Dunkirk loves its brick roads and reminded concerned citizens of King Street between West Benton and Tenney Streets of this at the Common Council meeting and workshop Tuesday. “We are certainly in favor of the old brick pavements whenever they are in good shape,” Director of ...

DoubleTree By Hilton Jamestown officially opens

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The doors to the downtown Jamestown Hotel located along Fourth Street are officially opened for the first time since December 2013. On Tuesday, state, county, city and Hamister Group officials held a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the $21.5 million renovations of the ...

Gowanda school board receives special ed. update

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GOWANDA — During a recent board of education meeting, Gowanda Central School board of education members learned just how many students receive special education services — and how many end up earning their Regents diploma, despite the challenges they face. Janine Jalal, director of ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Mark Twain Live! tickets on sale Tickets are now available for Mark Twain Live! starring Mike Randall at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 733 Central Avenue, Dunkirk on Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, and seating is limited. Call 366-0710 to order before they are sold ...

Area Police

Area police

New York State Police JAMESTOWN — On March 3, troopers conducted a road check on Route 60. While speaking to driver, John Milliman, 26, of Sinclairville, during the road check, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of Milliman and his vehicle ...