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Dunkirk Police Department ¯ On Nov. 29 Kimberly M. Karlstrom, 47, of Dunkirk was charged with DWI ¯ On Nov. 30 Matthew S. Messere, 26, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree harassment ¯ On Saturday Timothy M. Shearer, of Dunkirk was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed ...

Sinclairville Library ready for holiday season

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The Sinclairville Free Library invites everyone to visit the library this holiday season and admire its Christmas tree constructed with books and its holiday teddy bear display by Jean Abbey. Guests may also enjoy holiday crafts at the library before Santa’s arrival in Sinclairville on ...

Christmas in Angola set for Friday, Saturday

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ANGOLA — The Angola Park and Gazebo Committee in cooperation with The Friends of the Village and the Lake Shore Association of Christian Churches will host the annual Christmas tree lighting and carol singing on Friday. The Christmas tree lighting will be held at Angola Commons next to the ...

Jamestown man charged after fleeing police

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JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man was charged after fleeing police in a stolen car late last month. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department received a complaint of a burglary in the village in which a car was taken from a garage Nov. 28. The following day, around 4 p.m., officers located the stolen ...

Injured calves who fell off truck found on I-86

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Police in New York and Pennsylvania found themselves asking the public, “Where’s the beef?” Several young cows were found wandering Interstate 86 after they apparently fell out of the back of a truck early Tuesday. The first calf was found in the westbound lane of the interstate around ...

Magazine gives Dunkirk high praise

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The city of Dunkirk has been recently awarded the 2018 Best Western New York Hot Spot by Lake Erie Living Magazine’s Best of Lake Erie in 2018 edition. “This is a great honor and an exciting time for Dunkirk,” Mayor Wilfred Rosas started at the Common Council meeting held on Tuesday ...

Silver Creek electric renewed

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SILVER CREEK — Mayor Jeffrey Hornburg, along with the rest of the Silver Creek Town Board, voted Monday to authorize the renewal of the village’s one-year agreement with NOCO for electric service. The variable plan was chosen by the board after brief discussion, in which Hornburg noted, ...

County Legislature hears fish kill woes

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MAYVILLE — Mike and Peggy Newell have become more well-known in Chautauqua County, but not due to anything they had ever expected or predicted. The fish kill in Burtis Bay in Celoron, which amassed dozens of feet of invasive Eurasian milfoil weeds and thousands of various dead species of ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Church to hold service Thursday On Thursday at 5:30 p.m. will be “St. Nicholas Day” – Taize Advent Service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. The worship tradition represented in these services began many years ago in the ecumenical French monastic community called Taize. It is a quiet ...

Area Police

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Gowanda Police Department ¯ On Nov. 18 at around 1:20 a.m. patrol stopped a vehicle on Aldrich Street for obstructed vision and failure to signal. During the stop, the driver, identified as Debbie A. Clifford, 48, of West Seneca allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication and reportedly failed ...

Marker remembers ‘Angola Horror’ wreck

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ANGOLA — Placement of a Historical Marker by the Friends of the Village, Inc. will take place at 4:30 p.m. today at the Southwick House at 154 Mill St. It is “International Volunteer Day,” which provides opportunity to recognize former and present day individuals for volunteered service, ...

Lakewood man charged after stealing second car from dealership

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LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood man charged earlier this year for stealing a car from an area dealership and crashing it in Florida is again facing a host of charges after a high-speed pursuit Tuesday in a stolen vehicle that reportedly reached 130 mph. Taken into custody was 22-year-old Collin A. ...

Injured calves that fell off truck found on I-86

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Police in New York and Pennsylvania found themselves asking the public "Where's the beef?" Several young cows were found wandering Interstate 86 after they apparently fell out of the back of a truck early Tuesday. The first calf was found in the westbound lane of the interstate around 3:50 ...

LoGuidice Educational Center holds Career Fest

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More than 20 college and career representatives participated recently in the LoGuidice Educational Center Career Fest. The three-day-long event for Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Career and Technical Education juniors and seniors emphasizes college and career readiness. “This event ...

Forestville considers peer-to-peer program

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FORESTVILLE — Members of the Forestville Central School Board of Education recently attended the 99th Annual New York State School Boards Association Conference in New York City and shared ideas at the November Board of Education meeting. According to Superintendent Renee Garrett, there was a ...

Gowanda to consider later start to school day

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GOWANDA — Students at Gowanda Middle/High School start their school day at approximately 7:15 a.m., which is more than an hour earlier than the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommended start time for adolescents. “We’ve kicked around this idea a few times over the last six or seven ...

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Fredonia Central School Winter Concerts The Fredonia Central School will offer a number of winter concerts in the coming weeks. The school is located at 425 E. Main St. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Elementary Winter Concert No. 1 will include performances of the Third and ...

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Cattaraugus Sheriff’s Office On Nov. 30 at approximately 2:50 p.m., sheriff’s deputies arrested Cody M. Kutschke, 20, of South Dayton for a warrant issued out of the village of South Dayton Court. Kutschke was arraigned in of Dayton Town Court and taken to the Cattaraugus County Jail. ...