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Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office SHERIDAN — On April 14 at roughly 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a past tense burglary on Pennsylvania Avenue. It was learned that property was removed from a shed without permission. Upon further investigation, it is alleged that Trista ...

Earth Month Expo set for Saturday

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SUNY Fredonia interns and staff of Greystone Nature Preserve are determined to bring to Chautauqua County an Earth Day event to be remembered. Earth Month Expo will be held on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the Science Building. The public is invited to celebrate Earth Day with a ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary supports World Immunization Week

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WESTFIELD — Rotary International has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville has supported this cause and continues to do so. The World Health Organization has designated April 24-30, 2019 as World Immunization Week to highlight the ...

Reed: Politicizing tax returns is dangerous

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The U.S. congressman for New York's 23rd District says it is wrong to politicize someone's tax return no matter who they are. Last week, Tom Reed, R-Corning, made clear his position during a conference call with regional media when it comes to the request for President Donald Trump to release ...

P-TECH enrollment underway for next school year

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The WNY P-TECH STEM College and Career Academy in Dunkirk is helping to fill the workforce needs in the region. Senior-level students are accruing college credit, delving deeper into their selected pathways and even earning industry jobs. P-TECH students begin as freshmen and over the course ...

Vets’ group gives Heritage residents patriotic blankets

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The PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer to Peer Program recently presented patriotic lap blankets created in their Crochet Club to United States military veterans at Heritage skilled nursing facilities The Village, The Park, and The Green in Chautauqua County. The Dwyer Program recently began their ...

Dunkirk resident remembers Notre-Dame

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In August of 2018, Dunkirk resident Richard Titus paid a visit to France, and during his trip made an unplanned stop in Paris and bore witness to Notre-Dame Cathedral. Now, as the end of Holy Week draws to a close, he, like many others around the world, continue to mourn the tragedy that ...

Local family is five generations strong

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SILVER CREEK — When it comes to family lineage, having five generations under one roof is a pretty amazing feat no matter how you slice it. One such family remains very close and resides right here in Western New York. The family consists of Erla Truby, 91, Wendy Fox, 69, Tammy Spade, 49, ...

Local artwork captures spirit, history of Fredonia

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Few sites are more iconic in the village of Fredonia than the skyline overlooking the northwest side of Barker Commons. For nearly 200 years, the steeples of the First United Methodist Church and Fredonia Family Church along with the tower atop Fredonia Village Hall have been a focal point of ...

Local idol sings for celebrity judges

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In 2018, Dunkirk resident and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts vocal coach Dylan Carlson serenaded the likes of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie during the celebrity auditions of the 17th season of "American Idol." "It's not because you don't have it; it's just that you're not ...

BARN BLAZE: Amish barn destroyed in fire

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On Saturday at around 5:24 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to 7211 Walker Road in Dewittville for an Amish barn fire. It is believed that no livestock was killed in the fire. Responding agencies included: Brocton Fire Department, Cassadaga Fire Department, Dewittville Fire Department, Ellery ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Dyngus Day Celebration set for Monday The annual Dyngus Day Celebration will be held at the Kosciuszko Club, 252 Nevins St., Dunkirk on Monday, April 22. There will be Polish food from 4 to 7 p.m., and entertainment by the Bob Uleck Band from 5 to 9 p.m. The celebration is open to the public. ...

Area police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department ≤ JAMESTOWN — On April 19, troopers pulled over a vehicle on East 2nd Street for a traffic violation. While troopers were approaching the vehicle, David Miller, 65, of Jamestown, allegedly put his vehicle in reverse and struck the trooper’s ...

High School Bowl contests held

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JAMESTOWN — Tidioute Community Charter School was defeated by Sherman Central School 64-33 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Tidioute also lost to Gowanda Central School 59-10. Faith Redlecki of Sherman and Will Sylvia of ...

Vehicle rollover on Route 39

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FORESTVILLE — A vehicle heading towards Route 20 rolled over on Route 39 Saturday afternoon, taking out a telephone pole. The one-vehicle accident occurred at the corner of Route 39 and Newell Road. The cause of the accident was unknown and only minor injuries were reported.

Beavers: a peculiar animal that can change its habitat

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There was an odd scraping sound coming from the creek that was twenty feet from where I was standing. The noise was unmistakable, but impossible to describe. It sounded like a cross between chewing and the harsh grate of a rusty metal file. That description made no sense to most people, but the ...

Chamber to host Small Business Week open houses

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The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 2019 spring membership drive with a pair of Small Business Appreciation Open House events. On Monday, May 6, the Chamber invites you to stop in for a light lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at either of its offices: in the JCC North ...

Community Bank N.A. announces district manager promotion

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Gowanda — Community Bank N.A. is pleased to announce the promotion of Ralph Swanson to district manager of the banks’ west market. He brings to the position more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry. In his new role, Swanson will oversee six Community Bank N.A. branches ...