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Fredonia welcomes formal Exercise Science major

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High school students aspiring to work in the growing health professions field have an attractive option at the State University of New York at Fredonia, following formal approval of its B.S. in Exercise Science degree by the New York State Education Department and the State University of New ...

NCCF seeks Footprints Award nominations

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The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is inviting residents to submit a nomination for the 2019 George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. As a resident of northern Chautauqua County, you see the good that happens in this area. Please look around your community and nominate the ...

Gowanda Middle School Honor & Merit Rolls

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GOWANDA – Gowanda Middle School has released its honor roll list for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 160 students earned a spot on the high honor, honor and merit rolls. Congratulations to all these students. HIGH HONOR ROLL (95-100 average) Grade 5: ...

Gowanda High School Honor & Merit Rolls

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Gowanda High School has released its honor rolls for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year. Congratulations to all those who earned a spot. High Honor Roll (95 and higher average) Seniors: Olivia Ackley, Kialeigh Bennett, Skyler Capozzi, Tyler Dakin, Justice Farnham, Ryan ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about Hollywood

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The 13th meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Feb. 7 at the Lanford House hosted by Leanna McMahon. Fourteen members were in attendance. Vice-President Dr. Minda Rae Amiran welcomed members and thanked our hostess and presenter. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Jan. ...

Foundations partner for Give Big CHQ

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Something BIG is returning. For the second year in a row, Give Big CHQ, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event, will raise as many dollars possible for local, nonprofit organizations. Scheduled for June 13, this year's event has one BIG change. This year, nonprofit ...

Reed, colleagues reintroduce School Resource Officer Act

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Rep. Tom Reed announced he has joined colleagues to reintroduce the School Resource Officer Act to assist law enforcement agencies in hiring additional school resource officers (SROs) by directing funds for cost-share grants to pay the salaries and benefits of SROs. “We continue to receive ...

YWCA plans new program in March

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WESTFIELD — The YWCA of Westfield is offering a new and exciting opportunity for community members ages 18 and older to engage in maximizing their health and well-being in 2019. The year’s programming will kick off on Saturday, March 9 with a three-hour workshop, “My Health Matters to ...

Boutique Air lost gamble on restoration of federal subsidy

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JAMESTOWN — Boutique Air bet that promises of a better airline service would be enough to convince the federal government to restore an Essential Air Service subsidy to the Chautauqua County Airport at Jamestown. The airline was wrong. When the federal Department of Transportation issued ...

UPMC Chautauqua interim president glad to be in community

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JAMESTOWN — Even though he is a lifelong resident of northwest Pennsylvania, Brian Durniok is enjoying his new surroundings in Western New York. Durniok is the new interim president at UPMC Chautauqua, a position he officially filled when former president and CEO Betsy T. Wright retired ...

Monnies donate to RO Foundation

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The board and members of the Moniuszko Social Club made a donation to the RO Foundation. “We can’t thank them enough for their continued support,” said Maggie Owen, co-founder of RO Foundation. “We live in an amazing community filled with such generosity. We couldn’t do what we do ...

Frozen groundhog?

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Phil Palen took this photo earlier this week while at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. He noted the ice formation looks like a groundhog emerging from its den. Could this be a larger than life sculpture of Dunkirk Dave?

Westfield Fire Department summarizes January activity

Local/Region

The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 53 calls for service during the month of January 2019. Of those calls, 39 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 24 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and four of them within the Town of Westfield. There were 11 EMS ...

Community Bank rated highly by Forbes

Business

Forbes magazine recently ranked Community Bank N.A. third in the nation for financial performance in a study analyzing 10-key metrics related to growth, asset quality, capital adequacy and profitability for the nation’s 100 largest banks and thrifts. This is the eighth year running that ...

Renovate vs. relocate: Residents protest to keep Brooks in Dunkirk

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A rally to save Brooks Memorial Hospital in the city of Dunkirk commenced Friday afternoon on the sidewalk along Central Avenue. The rally, organized by Don Williams and Frank Beach, started taking shape Feb. 9, and throughout the week members of the public were invited to join others at the ...

Steamburg man dies in Gerry accident

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GERRY — Paul R. Newell, 43, of Steamburg has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle accident on Gerry-Ellington Road on Friday morning. The accident was reported around 11:23 a.m. Friday 2571 Gerry-Ellington Road, Gerry, with first responders on the scene by 11:29 a.m. ...

Fredonia Fire plans classes with new equipment

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The Fredonia Fire Department is looking to recruit a new, crack force of life-saving first responders. They want you to be in it. Using newly acquired, highly realistic dummies for teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, along with an automated external defibrillator (AED) ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Public hearing for Ball Hill Wind set for Wednesday The New York State Public Service Commission will hold a public statement hearing and procedural conference to receive comments on Ball Hill Wind Energy’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a planned wind ...

Area police

Area police

¯ On Monday Eric S. Centner, 37, of Fredonia was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, suspended registration, no insurance and expired inspection. ¯ On Monday Juan Reyes-Newmayer, 41, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed ...