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ROAD WORK: Crews work on Central Avenue

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Construction crews mill Central Avenue in the city of Dunkirk on Wednesday. Commuters traveling on the road may see congestion during the day as work continues. During a Wednesday Public Safety Committee meeting, Police Chief Dave Ortolano said residents have been good about obeying “no ...

Cold front to end summer weather

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Summer officially ended on Sept. 22 with the fall equinox, but that didn't halt record-breaking temperatures from consuming Western New York throughout the beginning of October. But while temperatures rose to near-record highs in Chautauqua County and the Buffalo area recently, today marks ...

Man charged after dogs locked in car for 20-plus hours

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MAYVILLE — A Sherman man is facing a number of charges after sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a dog and three puppies locked in a car for a minimum of 20 hours. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was called to a location in the village of Mayville and located the ...

Westfield to honor Bereda family with second 5k

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WESTFIELD — On Saturday, the community will once again come together in the village of Westfield to honor the loss of two young children. Brennen Isaac Bereda, 5 and Finley Elise Bereda, 1, were tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on July 18, 2017 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mother, ...

SUNY Fredonia anticipates reaccreditation

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The SUNY Fredonia College Council recently met for the first time of the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition to welcoming a new member, the council received updates on ongoing projects, as well as plans for new ones including renovations to dining facilities. Honorable Frank Pagano, ...

Area Police

Area police

Gowanda Police Department ¯ On Sept. 2 patrol received a report involving Mark A. Difulvio, 59, of Gowanda. Investigation into the report purportedly revealed that on Sept. 1, Difulvio provided and smoked marijuana with a 15-year-old juvenile. On Friday at around 1 p.m. Difulvio was located ...

Legion’s national commander to be in area

Local/Region

The national commander of the American Legion will be in northern Chautauqua County on Oct. 18 and 19 to meet with area veterans. Brett P. Reistad was elected national commander of The American Legion on Aug. 30 in Minneapolis during the organization’s 100th national convention. He has been ...

Parenting Mini-Conference at First Baptist Church

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Parenting is hard work. In his brand-new streaming event, pastor and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp will share four principles that can radically change the way one raise a child. ¯ Session 1 - Calling ¯ Session 2 - Identity ¯ Session 3 - Authority ¯ Session 4 - False ...

Mitrano takes part in Meet and Greet at Firehouse on the Lake

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There was a Meet and Greet, with Tracy Mitrano, at the Firehouse on the Lake, in Silver Creek recently. Mitrano is the Congressional candidate for the 23rd District, running against Tom Reed. She shared her vision and expertise with a group of approximately 200 people who learned a great ...

Vegan Society to meet Oct. 14

Local/Region

The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 South Portage St., Westfield. This month begins a change to Sunday afternoon meetings as the daylight gets shorter in autumn. This month’s presenters will be Joanne and Mary Zdrojewski, who will ...

North Collins police releases September numbers

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NORTH COLLINS — This past September, the North Collins Police Officers were on duty for 229 hours. One patrol was on duty from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 4-5 for the first days of school to assist the elementary school and to monitor traffic adherence to school bus traffic. An extra patrol was ...

The Resource Center ranked among America’s 100 healthiest employers

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The Resource Center’s award-winning employee wellness program has again gained national recognition. For the third straight year, The Resource Center was named one of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.” TRC was honored at the Healthiest 100 awards ceremony, held during the 2018 ...

Central Avenue work progressing

Local/Region

Central Avenue work in the city of Dunkirk is in its second day with construction crews making progress. Currently, work crews are grading the roads in preparation for paving. Most of the work began Tuesday near Millard Fillmore Drive. “One of the most frequent complaints that my office ...

New meth lab discovered at same Forestville address

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FORESTVILLE — For the second time in less than two weeks, an arrest was made following the discovery of a methamphetamine lab at the same Forestville residence. Tinesha G. Kenny, 28, of Forestville was arrested on Thursday by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies on an outstanding arrest ...

Former ConAgra facility in Dunkirk still seeking suitor

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County officials are getting more aggressive in an effort to bring activity back to a Dunkirk facility that once employed hundreds. Mark Geise, chief executive officer for the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, said during a recent board of directors meeting in Dunkirk that ...

Strategic planner offers services to Fredonia schools

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A former Fredonia teacher wants to lead a series of meetings between the Board of Education and other community groups about putting together a long-term strategic plan for the district. Randy Brown, who now teaches at the School of Business at Penn State’s Erie campus but still lives in ...

County legislature committees eye tax levy decrease

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MAYVILLE — During daylong budget deliberations taking place over four days, Chautauqua County Legislature committees have decreased the proposed tax levy increase by more than $400,000. On Friday, the Audit and Control Committee passed cost cutting proposals that will reduce the tax levy by ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

North Shore Arts Alliance exhibition set North Shore Arts Alliance has installed a members' show at the Adams (formerly the Adams Art Gallery) at 600 Central Avenue in Dunkirk. This inaugural exhibition will open this Friday from 5-8 p.m. with a public opening reception. It will run through ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ≤ ELLERY — On Sunday at around 5:45 p.m. deputies were called to a location in the town of Ellery. Upon arrival, police allegedly discovered that the subject, Robert A. Foster, 73, of Bemus Point threatened harm to another individual while pointing a ...

Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting set for Thursday

Local/Region

JAMESTOWN — Birds are one of the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday at 6:15 p.m. All are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray the subjects. There will also be a show-and-tell time when members ...