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SUNY Fredonia designates ‘low-mow zones’

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As part of a “strategic commitment to environmental sustainability”, the State University New York at Fredonia has recently designated 10 acres of meadows as “low-mow zones”. “Instead of being mowed on a regular basis with the rest of the campus landscape ... (these) meadows will ...

Mitrano addresses stance on drugs after news surfaces of past use

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Democratic candidate Tracy Mitrano emerged victorious among her Democratic contenders in the 23rd Congressional District Democratic primary last month. But with her victory, news about her past drug use surfaced on multiple news sites. Mitrano previously contributed to a blog site, Inside ...

CVCS student competes in World Pinewood Derby

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CHERRY CREEK — Most people’s first trip to the Big Apple isn’t to compete in a world championship, but for 9-year-old Hunter Vincent, it certainly was. On June 30, Hunter and his parents, James and Jill Vincent of Cherry Creek, traveled to New York City where Hunter competed in the ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

City to host workshops for comprehensive plan The city of Dunkirk will hold two workshops on its comprehensive plan to gather feedback from the public. The first workshop will be held Tuesday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Iglesias Getsemani, located at 115 Central Ave. The second ...

Area Police

Area police

Man on drugs cuts own wrists in front of deputies CHAUTAUQUA — On Saturday afternoon, deputies responded to an undisclosed location where a man had locked himself in his vehicle, holding a razor blade to his throat. The despondent man proceeded to cut a large laceration on his wrist. In ...

Brocton students participate in Crayola’s recycle program

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BROCTON — This past school year, the Brocton Elementary School participated in Crayola’s Color Cycle program. The program was started by Mrs. Hornbuckle in an effort to help teach elementary students about recycling. The Crayola company will recycle any dried markers that would typically be ...

Talks Toastmasters Club president coordinates speaking course

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Ned Lindstrom, President of Chautauqua Talks Toastmasters Club, recently coordinated a speaking course to help visitors and members to improve their speaking skills. "Speaking skills are some of the best tools to communicate at work, in the community or with family and friends," stated ...

Father Joe to hike Italy

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Every 10 years priests get to go on a sabbatical. The purpose of them is to take that time to study scripture and enrich their ministerial skills. Father Joe Porpiglia is taking his time to study scripture of course, but that’s after he spends five-weeks traversing the Italian country side ...

22nd annual Laurel Run is first ‘Laurel Memorial Run’

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Friday and Saturday marked the 22nd annual Laurel Run, but as the first as the “Laurel Memorial Run.” The run began in 1997 with Laurel’s parents, Wayne and Elaine Hotelling. From the time she was born and diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Laurel was an inspiration to her family and others. ...

Resident seeking solution to have chickens

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Raising chickens was something city resident Joe D’Amore always wanted to do. Roughly a year-and-a-half ago, he fulfilled that dream as he built a coop for six chickens near his residence located at the dead end of Mullet Street’s 300 block. Raising them as pets, all was going well until ...

Large marijuana growing operation uncovered in Gowanda

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GOWANDA — An arrest has been made in a large marijuana growing operation. According to Gowanda Police, officers were called to 34 Torrance Place, Gowanda Friday around 3 p.m. for a complaint of noxious odor emanating from the residence. Officers said they were allowed entry and observed ...

Analysis: Political campaign donations fall short in county

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Editor's Note: A followup story on federal races will be posted later this week. Those interested in statewide politics in Chautauqua County haven't been moved to donate much yet, according to the latest campaign finance information released by the state Board of Elections. Millions of ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Dunkirk community survey The city of Dunkirk is currently working on a new Comprehensive Plan that will define future planning goals, objectives and strategies for the city. This Plan will guide future decision making related to improving the city’s downtown, waterfront, neighborhoods, ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriffs SILVER CREEK — On Friday, at around 8:56 p.m., deputies responded to a harassment that occurred at a residence on Madison Street in the village of Silver Creek. It is alleged that 77 year old Karl R Patterson of Silver Creek had made threats to harm another ...

Chamber launches new website

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In order to better serve our members and the community, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has upgraded its website. The address remains the same at www.chautauquachamber.org, but the format is all new and streamlined. The new site provides a more convenient events calendar that makes ...

Westfield Academy & Central School Honor & Merit Roll

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MERIT ROLL: Students earning an average of 85.00-89.499 percent are awarded recognition by having their names placed on the Merit Roll. The following middle school students make up the Merit Roll for the fourth marking period of the school year 2017-2018: Sixth Grade: Alanah Backstrom, Aidan ...

The importance of constructive feedback

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The Concord Spellbinders Toastmasters Club will host a training “The Importance of Constructive Feedback,” on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at SUNY Fredonia, Room No. 118, Jewett Hall, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia. Ned Lindstrom is presenting a training on how members benefit from the ...

Wellness seminar to benefit breast cancer survivors

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The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN), an independent non-profit organization, along with Yoga Underground, 3817 Lake Shore Drive E., Dunkirk, is presenting a Yoga Practice for Breast Cancer Survivors seminar on Wednesday, July 25 at the Yoga Underground Studio. The free seminar is part of a ...