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P&G Foods bids fond farewell to customers

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While Central Avenue has seen several businesses come and go over the years, P&G Foods has been a mainstay on the thoroughfare since owners Patty and Gary Damico opened their doors in November of 1993. Now after nearly 25 years in business, the Damicos are looking forward to their ...

Fredonia Board of Education hires school safety advisor

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The Fredonia Board of Education hired Tim Kachelmeyer as school safety advisor for the district at its Tuesday meeting. “We’ve been on quite a journey,” Superintendent Jeff Sortisio said of the process of composing a job description and hiring for the position. “It’s with the utmost ...

Two charged in city drug sales

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Two Dunkirk residents have been jailed after a search warrant was executed on Lincoln Street for alleged drug activity. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the city of Dunkirk police report they entered 62 Lincoln Ave. in the city of Dunkirk on Monday afternoon. Both Angel Davila ...

City crews battle vacant house fire

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Another vacant house in the city of Dunkirk was damaged in an early morning fire. City Fire Department crews report receiving a call from a resident who saw flames at the 93 Marsden St. location around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival crews found a structure fully involved in fire. Crews fought ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ Two Dewittville residents face charges after a Saturday traffic stop on Stockton Hill Road in Stockton. Police found the vehicle’s operator, William Soto, 36, had a small amount of marijuana and a smoking device. The passenger of the vehicle, Tricia ...

Memorial, celebration of life service set for Bernard Woma

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A memorial service and celebration in honor of Bernard Woma’s life will be held this Saturday, at 1 p.m., at Mason Hall. Woma was a teacher, mentor and friend of the School of Music and a State University of New York at Fredonia graduate, The service will begin in front of Mason, with ...

Audubon Enchanted Forest sure to sell out Oct. 5-6

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Jamestown – Don't wait to make reservations for Audubon Community Nature Center's Enchanted Forest: Even with spaces for more than 500 children and their adults, it is sure to sell out. This experience on Friday and Saturday evenings, Oct. 5 and 6, begins with stories and songs at a ...

Cuomo announces low-cost financing for schools

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced approximately $585.2 million in low-cost, tax-exempt bonds has been issued through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of 56 school districts. This financing is the largest pooled school district issuance in DASNY history. Area ...

Two charged in city drug sales

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Two Dunkirk residents have been jailed after a search warrant was executed on Lincoln Street for alleged drug activity. The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the city of Dunkirk police report they entered 62 Lincoln Ave. in the city of Dunkirk on Monday afternoon. Both Angel Davila ...

Village board sets new hearing on rental law

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The Fredonia Village Board has an amended local law on rental housing ready to vote on, and set a public hearing on it for 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at its Monday meeting. Mayor Athanasia Landis said the main changes from the proposal that were tabled Sept. 11 are that owners’ names no longer ...

AgriAmerica coming to Fredonia

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A building on Water Street in Fredonia is coming back to life as a grape processing facility. Mayor Athanasia Landis announced at Monday’s Village Board meeting that Silver Creek-based AgriAmerica Fruit Products is ready to start full production at the former home to Cliffstar and Cott ...

White Inn sale in negotiation

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The White Inn may soon have a new owner. On Monday, County Executive George Borrello confirmed that prospective buyers for the White Inn are currently in negotiation with JG Funding Corp, the mortgage holder of the property for former owner Jeff Gambino. “The White Inn hasn’t been ...

Arrest made following discovery of meth lab in Forestville

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FORESTVILLE — A Forestville man was arrested Monday for an alleged meth lab in his garage. On Sept. 17, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team investigated a ...

Departments battle blaze in Cherry Creek

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CHERRY CREEK— A house fire at 6613 Main Street in Cherry Creek was a total loss Monday afternoon. The call went out about 1:30 p.m. with several fire and police departments responding including Cherry Creek, Falconer, Sinclairville, South Dayton, Conewango Valley, Ellington and the Chautauqua ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

“Today’s Dating: Is It Abusive?” educational program planned for Oct. 4 The Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council and the Salvation Army Anew Center will present a program entitled “Today’s Dating: Is It Abusive?” by Natasha Juma, The Salvation Army Anew Center ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ PORTLAND— On Sunday at about 10:30 p.m. deputies stopped a vehicle operated by Kathryn A. Callahan, 28, of Erie Pa. for multiple alleged lane violations. Investigation by deputies alleged that Callahan was intoxicated. Further investigation revealed ...

College to host Service Fair Wednesday

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The Office of Volunteer and Community Services of the State University of New York at Fredonia will hold its 15th Community Service Fair in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room on Wednesday for students with an interest in volunteering. The event is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees ...

Charges filed against Jamestown man after standoff Sunday

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JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man has been charged with second-degree menacing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child and obstructing governmental administration following a standoff that began at 3:04 a.m. Sunday. No one was injured in the incident, which ...