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Trinity Episcopal Church receives Sacred Sites Grant

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The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 21 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $226,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including a $7,000 Sacred Sites Grant to Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia to help fund restoration and re-leading of the memorial ...

Patrick K. Coughlin Scholarship awarded to four area students

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The Patrick K. Coughlin Scholarship committee, under the direction of the RO Foundation, recently awarded scholarships to four well-deserving students. The committee, along with its parent organization the RO Foundation, and members of the Coughlin family, held a small gathering at Coughlan’s ...

Evans comprehensive plan completed

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ANGOLA — A comprehensive plan for the town of Evans has been finalized. Town Board members learned the plan, announced by town Supervisor Mary Hosler, is available to view at the town of Evans web site at www.townofevans.org. A public hearing is set for Aug. 15 to hear from any town ...

Concert by Nan Hoffman at Sinclairville Library on Thursday

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library announces that folk singer Nan Hoffman will present a concert for the whole family at the library on Thursday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. in celebration of the library’s summer reading program: Libraries Rock! “Sing a Story – Read a Song!” ...

4-H Sheep Show a success at the fair

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On July 18, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Sheep Project participants showed in the 4-H Sheep Show at the Chautauqua County Fair. Sheep Program participants have owned their Market Sheep for at least 85 days and have owned their breeding animals in many cases ...

4-H Youth exhibit poultry at the Chautauqua County Fair

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The 4-H Poultry Project members are had 54 chickens, 2 ducks, and 2 turkeys on display in the County Fair Poultry Barn. 4-H members had 19 different breeds of chickens in Tuesday’s 4-H Poultry Show, judged by Rick Hare of Springville, NY. Mr. Hare also judged the Showmanship Classes, ...

Legislator fights for constituent and his home

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SHERIDAN — While an individual losing his or her home at the county foreclosure auction may seem like a standard procedure after years of unpaid taxes, County Legislator Terry Niebel, R-Sheridan, argues that the situation is not so simple for David Blodgett. Niebel is so determined to fight ...

Local leaders meet with railroad officials to discuss issues

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Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello recently met with local leaders and high-level executives from the two major railroads that operate in Northern Chautauqua County, CSX and Norfolk Southern. The meeting provided a forum for local leaders and railroad officials to openly discuss the ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Town of Portland Planning Board meeting today The town of Portland will hold a Planning Board meeting today at 7:30 p.m., in the Town Hall on West Main Street in Brocton. Lakeshore Humane Society holds Pet Adoption Evening The Lakeshore Humane Society will hold a Pet Adoption Evening ...

Area police

Area police

Man accused of using cocaine, heroin in Dunkirk business parking lot A Dunkirk man was taken into custody after allegedly taking cocaine and heroin in a Dunkirk parking lot. According to state police, troopers responded to the TJ Maxx parking lot Sunday for a report of an individual ...

Shakespeare on the Lake starts up today

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Something new has arrived in town, first for just one week in 2017, and now for two weeks in 2018... Shakespeare on the Lake, two great plays (sorry, you already missed the hilarious Twelfth Night) held under the tent on the beautiful Lighthouse grounds. Lake breezes. Sunsets. What more can you ...

Healthy lifestyles for kids event held in the city

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OBSERVER Photo by Damian Sebouhian Mackenzie Curry and Addison Paluch hold their balloon creatures created by Rainbow the Clown (Jerry Stimson). Kids from around the area gathered at Elevation Combat Sports to participate in a Dunkirk Kids Health and Safety Event meant to promote healthy ...

Cassadaga man gets win after 20th year competing

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A rainy day at the Chautauqua County Fair might usually keep families from filling up the grandstands on a normal day, but for those who ventured out to watch the Shults Auto Group Championship Demolition Derby Finals on Sunday — they were not disappointed. On a humid afternoon, the ...

Train hits unoccupied vehicle

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RIPLEY — No injuries were sustained after a train rammed into an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Ripley on Sunday morning. Chautauqua County sheriffs deputies and emergency responders were dispatched to a train versus car accident just after 4 a.m. in the town of Ripley. Sheriffs say ...