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Brant celebrates start of summer

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BRANT — Nothing, not even a brutally long winter, can put a damper on summer festival season. Dozens of people welcomed a 9/11 Memorial into Brant Town Park at 7:30 Friday night to kick off the weekend-long Brant Summer Fest. The memorial followed a caravan of dozens of motorcycles and ...

GOING FOR BAROQUE: Festival returns

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The 23rd annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival opened Friday night with Franz Richter’s Sinfonia Con Fuga at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. See a review on page D6.

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Brocton/Portland Food Pantry The Brocton/Portland Food Pantry, serving the Brocton Central School District, located at 7081 East Route 20, Westfield, is open: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. and every Wednesday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The pantry is closed on holidays. The Express ...

Area police

Area police

Evans Police charge woman with crack cocaine possession Julia Fort, 30, of Grand Island was arrested Thursday by Evans Police. A culmination of an investigation into Fort and drug sales in the town of Evans led to an executed search warrant on her and the vehicle she was operating on South ...

Spanish language PCA training set June 20 in Jamestown

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JAMESTOWN — Are you a compassionate person who enjoys working with and caring for people? The Workforce Development division of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES is offering Spanish Language Personal Care Aide Training on Wednesday, June 20, at the Gateway Center, 31 Water St., ...

WNY Bully Breed Festival coming to Dunkirk

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Along with Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas, James Cooper and Albert Lizcano are pleased to announce the First Annual Indoor/Outdoor Event with pipe and drape booths for an Expo Style Bully Breed Showcase here in their hometown, on Saturday, Aug. 11. Becoming involved with a “bully breed dog” ...

Public invited to NCCF’s Annual Meeting

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The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) will hold its annual meeting on Monday, June 18, at 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the JCC Training & Conference Facility on Bennett Road in Dunkirk. The highlights of 2017 will be reviewed. Among other business to be conducted ...

Boy, 11, to be honorary captain in bike run

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BUFFALO — Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, and Sabres legend Rene Robert, are scheduled to be the “Road Captains,” helping hundreds of motorcyclists navigate hometown roads Saturday, as the annual “Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Run & Raffle Party” rolls out from lot ...

Community invited to Creative Sewing Program

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A whole community — guys, gals, children, parents, teens, young and middle-age adults, and senior citizens — have been having a blast making their own special creations with fabric. You can too! The CREATE Project is pleased to present the Creative Sewing Program which is held at the ...

Questions put hiring in Evans on hold

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ANGOLA — A new hire has been put on hold by the Evans Town Board. A question was posed over whether a New York state Department of Transportation physical fitness requirement had been provided by the new hire for the Evans Highway Department. Councilwoman Jeanne Macko questioned whether ...

14th annual Pat McGee Memorial Dog Walk today

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The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold its 14th Annual Pat McGee Memorial Dog Walk on Saturday, June 16 at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:25 a.m., with the walk to begin at 10:30 a.m. This event is named in honor of the late New York State Senator Pat McGee who worked ...

Two Jamestown men indicted on drug and gun charges

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BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Friday that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Tyler Craig Anderson, 27, and Robert Lincoln, 26, both of Jamestown, with conspiracy to make false statements to purchase firearms, which carries a maximum penalty of ...

Distributing poppies

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Dunkirk Memorial Unit 62 Junior Auxiliary members Ava and Addison Smith distributed poppies at Tops Market in Fredonia during Memorial Day weekend. The poppy is worn to honor the fallen service men and women who fought for our freedom. Thank you to all who supported the poppy drive. The ...

Yerico joins health education board

Business

Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas H. Apostoleris, PhD MBA and Ms. Tiffany Yerico to its 17-seat Board of Directors. Apostoleris serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Tri-County Family Medicine Program in ...

Nurse of Distinction

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Sara Couchman, RN was recognized with the 2018 Brooks-TLC Hospital System, Inc. Carol A. Kozlowski Nurse of Distinction Award. She is pictured here with husband Jamie, and parents, John and Linda Burton.

SUNY appoints new JCC president

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The State University of New York board of trustees has approved the appointment of Daniel DeMarte as the next president of Jamestown Community College. The appointment follows a recommendation by JCC’s board of trustees on May 22 to appoint DeMarte as president. DeMarte succeeds Cory ...

Pine Valley Principal named head of Charter School

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SOUTH DAYTON — John Sheffield, principal of Pine Valley Jr./Sr. High School, will be the new Head of School at the Charter School of Inquiry (CSI) in Buffalo, starting July 1. Sheffield, a Dunkirk native and a current resident of the town of Villenova, was the Founding Director and ...

Dunkirk Police to be at district full-time next school year

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A dedicated police presence will return to the Dunkirk City School District next school year. On Thursday, the Dunkirk Board of Education unanimously agreed to have the district’s school resource officer through the Dunkirk Police Department for the entire 2018-19 school year. The ...