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NCCF awards grants to 17 local charitable organizations

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The Board of Directors at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation recently awarded $93,311 in grants to 17 local charitable organizations. The Community Grants Program (CGP) is a biannual program that awards grants to local nonprofits seeking funding for projects that address northern ...

Cassadaga veterans remember

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On Nov. 11, 1918, one hundred years ago, the Armistice was signed in France between the Allied Nations and Germany, on a railroad car. This Armistice was for the cessation of hostilities to the end “the war to end all wars.” It was known as the signing of the Armistice on the eleventh hour ...

Panel at college considers regional job dilemma

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Ziya Arnavut, Ph.D., president of the United University Professions Fredonia chapter recently hosted a panel discussion on jobs and training at SUNY Fredonia. “I hope this panel can give us some possible solutions that we can work with to do something good for our population, because we want ...

Albany won’t look fondly on county votes

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While on the campaign trail in Dunkirk last month, state Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said all the right things in urging voters to back two Democratic candidates. In her typical upbeat style, she handed out compliments to everyone in the room of the Steelworkers Union Hall, including Dunkirk Mayor ...

Wood pallet maker shuts, site for sale

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After more than 30 years in the business, a local plant that makes wood pallets and more has closed its doors. Great Lakes Specialties, located on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret, is no longer open. The business shut down around the first of this month. The building and business is up for ...

Dunkirk man sentenced for selling coke

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U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Thursday that Fred Santiago, 30, of Dunkirk, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to serve 5 years and 10 months in prison by Chief U.S. District ...

Jamestown man pleads guilty to selling heroin

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BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Thursday that Alex Mercado, 39, of Jamestown, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Ripley Central School District to meet Nov. 19 A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Ripley Central School District will be held on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the IRLA Library (Room 204) of the Ripley Central School, for the purpose of any and all items that come before the ...

Area Police

Area police

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office ¯ DAYTON — On Wednesday at around 2:25 a.m. Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident where the car struck a utility pole on Mosher Hollow Road in the town of Dayton. Further investigation allegedly found the driver Kodie R. Skeels, 21, of Gowanda ...

County officials do reminder on winter storm precautions

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MAYVILLE — With Chautauqua County expected to receive snow, sleet and freezing rain this week, Chautauqua County Officials are reminding residents to please use caution. The National Weather Service in Buffalo currently has a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Chautauqua and Southern ...

Waterfowl Migration Tour Saturday at pier

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The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Lake Erie Bird Club invite the public to celebrate the National Audubon Society’s “Year of the Bird” by attending our FREE Northern Chautauqua County Waterfowl Migration Tour, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, starting at the Central Avenue ...

Fire Department of Westfield issues October report

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The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 63 calls for service during the month of October. Of those calls, 52 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 29 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and 12 of them within the Town of Westfield. There were eleven EMS responses ...

Falcons to expand lot

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Edmund Schober, project manager of LaBella Associates, presents the Dunkirk Falcon Club request for a variance at the Nov. 7 city of Dunkirk Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. The club obtained the property at 78 E. Benton St. in hopes of expanding their existing parking lot. Their goal is making ...

Silver Creek board has sewer, parking updates

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As of Nov. 5, 47 percent of the sewer lines are complete in Silver Creek’s relining process. As it stands the village has until the end of the year to complete the project and things are looking very good as far as that goes. However the village board would like to inform village residents ...

MHA directors’ farewell-promotion party today

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JAMESTOWN — Saying goodbye is never easy. The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is making their farewell to Executive Director Kia Briggs easier by welcoming Associate Director Steven Cobb as their new Executive Director at the same time. The public is invited to ...

‘Elf Jr.’ set for FMS

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Performances for “Elf Jr.” at Fredonia Middle School are tonight at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fcsdmusic. Pictured is Ryan Davis as Buddy.

Anderson-Lee to host 3 speakers

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Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St. in Silver Creek, will host three speakers during the month of November, designated as National Native American Indian Heritage Month. On Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Flip White, a member of the Wolf Clan, Air Force Veteran, and former Director ...

Billquist to honor late wife near anniversary of tragic death

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Jamie Billquist knew he wanted to recognize his late wife in one form or another around the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s an idea he has toyed with for several months, and one that will now come to fruition at the benefit of at least two Jamestown area nonprofit organizations this ...

Sen. Young presents Liberty Medals to rescuers

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SILVER CREEK— On Saturday 17-year-old Silver Creek high school student Teddy Braidich and Assistant Fire Chief Jim Tytka Jr. were presented with Liberty Medals by Sen. Cathy Young (R, C, I-57th District); the awards are the highest recognition bestowed by the New York State Senate. On June ...

City of Dunkirk responds to town’s water bill questions

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According to the city of Dunkirk, the town of Dunkirk was made aware of the delinquent water bills prior to the town’s Nov. 7 meeting. “That was an issue brought up, going back at least a year ago,” city Treasurer Mark Woods stated. “There were no questions at two meetings that I was ...