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Dumpers leave boat on side of road in Arkwright

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ARKWRIGHT — Arkwright Town Supervisor Fred Norton received an interesting phone call of a road-side boat last Thursday morning. “She had just driven home,” Norton said of the caller, “and she lives on Webster Road and there was a boat on the road. I said, ‘What?’” Maybe the boat ...

Revere Inn demolition postponed for Thursday

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SILVER CREEK — The project to demolish the old Revere Inn, located at 240 Central Avenue, has been put on hold for two days. The demolition was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but contractors cited strong lake-effect winds as the reason for the postponement. “(The workers) were worried ...

Drive safe

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A blast of snow contributed to dozens of motor vehicle crashes Tuesday, local police agencies said. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office alone responded to 24 crashes beginning around 6 a.m. That amounted to about two an hour through the early evening hours. Sheriff Joe Gerace said ...

Three charged with crack cocaine possession

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Three people were taken into custody Monday night for allegedly possessing illegal drugs. According to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, on Monday at about 7:40 p.m., officers from the New York State Parole, City of Dunkirk Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Garden Club wreath sale underway The Chadwick Bay Garden Club met recently to finalize plans for their annual fresh wreath sale. Over the years these 24-inch nobel fir wreaths have decorated the doors of many local homes and businesses. The club also will be donating wreaths for Dunkirk ...

Area police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office JAMESTOWN — Larry P. Campbell Jr., 47, was charged Saturday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Deputies were called to a Main Street address for Campbell on a confirmed county court warrant. Upon arrival deputies took ...

2001 Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at JCC today

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JAMESTOWN — David Cay Johnston is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. Most recently known for his New York Times bestseller “The Making of Donald Trump,” Johnston is ...

Reed backs endowment changes, defers to White House on tweets

Local/Region

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is supporting a 1.4 percent excise tax on certain college endowments. In a call with reporters Tuesday, Reed, R-Corning, said he supports the tax which is included in both the Senate and the House tax reform bill. Reed said the excise tax will help raise the issue of where ...

Fredonia, Ripley win development grants from state

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MAYVILLE — Twenty-three projects across Chautauqua County have received a total of $9,572,641 through the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council Awards. The REDC initiative was established in 2011 by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. It created 10 regional councils across the ...

Temporary shop opens in city

Business

College Closeouts & More, located at 423 Central Ave., Dunkirk, has opened for the holidays. The grand opening was Nov. 24. The store is loaded with T-shirts, hoodies, hats, children’s and infant clothing along with many novelty items priced to sell. The College Closeouts and More ...

FIRST TIME SEEING SNOW: Welcome to WNY

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Submitted Photo Pictured are newly arrived first grade students from Puerto Rico at School 3 who attend Miss Campese class. They were bundled up and got to see and feel the snow for the first time! The children said they were astonished!

Fly car system deemed a success by county, EMS officials

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Fly cars do not have wings, but some might consider them guardian angels. The rapid-response emergency service vehicle system has been effective in the first few months of operation being in existence, according to various emergency services officials. In the emergency services field, that ...

Gowanda responds to details regarding proposed school project

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GOWANDA — At the end of the public forum meeting for the $41.5 million capital project — which still has not been put to vote — the attendees were given and responded to surveys of their thoughts on it. Sixteen survey results were available online for the Gowanda Board of Education ...

26 caught with fake IDs in crackdown

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Those under 21 are having an easier time obtaining fake licenses. However, the state’s “Operation Prevent” is cracking down on the fictitious forms of identification, and it yielded more than 20 arrests in downtown Fredonia last week. In all, 26 individuals ages 18 to 20 were ...

Work continues regarding water discoloration issues

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Work to remedy discolored water issues in certain areas of Fredonia continues following a state of emergency that was issued in late November. During a Monday gathering, Mayor Athanasia Landis told trustees that a draft proposal was drawn up by O’Brien & Gere regarding the scope of the ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Brocton School Board of Education Meeting set for Wednesday The next regular board meeting of The Brocton School Board of Education will be Dec. 13, but the start time is 6 p.m., not 7 p.m. Town of Stockton Planning Board plans Town-wide Community Christmas Lighting Contest The town of ...

Area police

Area police

New York State Police ¯ ELLERY — Nancie Gerrish, 39, of Bemus Point, was charged with second-degree harassment on Monday. Troopers responded to an address where it was reported that Gerrish verbally abused and subjected her to physical contact, police say. Gerrish was arrested and released ...

Gowanda mayor says flooding issue may soon be mitigated

Local/Region

GOWANDA — The last hoorah of rain came in early November as the flood-stricken areas like Gowanda feared for the worst. Gowanda Mayor David Smith noted the waters were high and at a recent village board meeting, he recapped the situation at Thatcher Brook (the pivotal waterway for the ...