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Fredonia School Board capital project under budget

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The Fredonia School Board awarded capital project bids out to six companies at the monthly meeting that was held Tuesday. The project, the result of a 2017 vote, will see improvements to maintenance, parking lots, athletic fields and school buildings starting this year. Superintendent Jeffrey ...

Reed ready to support bipartisan legislation on border security

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Rep. Tom Reed said during a conference call with regional media that he is prepared to support the bipartisan legislation that could avert another partial federal government shutdown and allocate approximately $1.4 billion for southern border security needs. "Bottom line, what's been outlined ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Gowanda Moose Lodge to host Daytona 500 pig roast On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Gowanda Moose Lodge, 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda, is hosting a Daytona 500 pig (pork) roast to raise funds for a new roof. Dinner tickets are $10 (eat-in or take-out) and include roasted pig, beans, salt potatoes, roll and ...

Area police

Area police

Town of Evans Police Department ≤ On Feb. 4 at around 3:46 a.m., a vehicle was stopped on South Main Street for operating without headlights. While speaking to the operator, Ray W. Silverheels, 32, of Collins, it was learned that his license was allegedly suspended. Silverheels was placed ...

Local businesses supplement festivities during winter festival

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MAYVILLE — The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce more details regarding the 33rd annual Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival, which will take place Feb. 15-17, 2019, at Lakeside Park in Mayville, along the shores of scenic Chautauqua Lake. This ...

Valentine Dinner: Sorority group crowns queen

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Members of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Sorority and their guests met recently for their annual Valentine Dinner at Mannings Fireside Manor in Dunkirk. Chosen as their 2019 Valentine Queen was Janice Hipwell. She was crowned by last year’s Queen, Lois Smith, who presented her with a ...

Owner of brewery site denies wrongdoing, vow to fight lawsuit

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JAMESTOWN — The owner of the former W.T. Grant building at the corner of Third and Washington streets and future site of the Jamestown Brewing Company has "vehemently" denied any wrongdoing after a 13-page claim was filed in state Supreme Court in Erie County alleging delays in the brewery's ...

Angola man charged with DWI

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ARKWRIGHT — On Feb. 12 at about 7:45 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident with property damage on Center Road in the town of Arkwright. The driver of the vehicle was identified as William L. Seitz, 66, of Angola. Upon further investigation, Seitz was allegedly ...

Woman severely burned in Arkwright incident

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ARKWRIGHT — The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that occurred at 2942 Route 83. The initial report received was that a woman had set herself on fire around 7:38 a.m. today. A 42-year-old female was located at the residence and flown to ECMC in Buffalo. The victim ...

Motorists dodge trampoline on Brigham Road

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Motorists had to do more than just navigate through the snow and blustery conditions. Some even had to avoid a trampoline in the city. Dunkirk officers were at Brigham Road this morning moving a trampoline that was lifted by the winds on to the pavement between Fifth and Sixth streets. The ...

Protest of move planned for Friday

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“Renovate, don’t relocate!” “Don’t make Dunkirk’s history...history!” These are Dunkirk First Ward Councilman Don Williams’ favorite phrases on the signs that community members have been creating to protest the relocation of Brooks Memorial Hospital to Route 20 in ...

Official: Brooks doesn’t need variance

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Brooks-TLC’s proposed new hospital in Fredonia does not require a setback variance, according to a letter from Fredonia Chief Inspection Officer Charles LaBarbera. The letter, sent to the Fredonia Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday afternoon, ensured a short meeting for the group a few hours ...

Hanover clerk won’t seek re-election

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HANOVER — A familiar face at Hanover Town Board meetings will soon be leaving. At the board’s workshop meeting, Town Clerk Janine Salzman declared she would not be re-running for her position, much to the disappointment of the board. “After great deliberation and 41-plus years ...

Icy conditions wreak havoc on south county roads

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A wintry mix of snow and ice made for woeful driving conditions Tuesday - especially for semi tractor-trailer drivers, many of whom found themselves stuck in ditches along Interstate 86. The New York State Police reported several vehicles off the road due to slick roads. That was none more ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Brocton Board of Education meeting today The Brocton Central School Board of Education will conduct a regular meeting today at 7 p.m. in the Board Conference Room (room 189). Dunkirk Senior Center big bingo canceled today Due to forecasted inclement weather, big bingo at the Dunkirk ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ≤ BUSTI — On Feb. 9 at around 11:40 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle on Hunt Road for speeding. The operator was identified as Nathan P. Rios, 36, of Jamestown. Investigation allegedly found Rios to be intoxicated and he was taken into custody. Rios ...

Anderson-Lee Library holds annual Valentine’s Craftapalooza

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Submitted Photo Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek, recently held their annual Valentine’s Craftapalooza. All ages were invited to stop by the library to craft homemade valentines for their loved ones. Thirty-three people took advantage of the plethora of craft ...

Brant woman charged in December collision

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A 25-year-old Brant resident was charged on Monday in connection with a December collision on Route 438 on Seneca Nation of Indians’ territory that injured five people. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced the arrest of Kalah Schultz following the investigation by the Crash ...