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Legislature recognizes 13-year-old for life-saving action

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature has recognized a 13-year-old Dunkirk resident for her life-saving actions. Robert Bankoski, D-Dunkirk, Kevin Muldowney, R-Dunkirk, and Lisa Vanstrom, R-Jamestown, presented Hannah Rosing with proclamations for her lifesaving action in November ...

Staff assails ‘crisis’ at Lakeshore

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Lakeshore Hospital’s future path may be known after a Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council this morning. In the meantime, some staff and members of the Service Employees International Union 1199 are voicing a critical tone about the employee downsizing that has already taken place. ...

Mayville man jailed after pair of home invasions

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FILLMORE — A 31-year-old Mayville man is facing a host of charges, including kidnapping and robbery, following two home invasions that took place Wednesday in Allegany County. Mark A. Sarama was arraigned in Hume Town Court and sent to the Allegany County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash ...

New fixed based operator named for county airports

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MAYVILLE — There is a new fixed based operator for the two county airports. During the Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, county lawmakers approved contracts with Centric Aviation to be the new fixed-based operator for both the Dunkirk and Jamestown airports. The resolutions were ...

Hometown spirit missing in petty politics

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul glanced around the large meeting room in the State University of New York at Fredonia incubator right before her regional State of the State presentation last week. She was surrounded by a number of new names and faces who have emerged in leadership roles in northern ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Dunkirk High School Class of 1960 reunion meeting tomorrow On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Dunkirk High School Class of 1960 planning committee will hold a finalization meeting for the summer reunion of classmates. This meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at Bob Evans, 3877 Vineyard Drive, ...

Area police

Area police

Lakewood-Busti Police Department ¯ On Jan. 21, Michael J. Lisciandro, 29, was arrested for alleged petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child less than 17 years old. Lisciandro was allegedly caught stealing items from the Lakewood Wal-Mart. He had a five year old child with him ...

Planning Board meets Jan. 28

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PORTLAND — The town Planning Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Town Hall. The Planning Board is still taking letters of interest for an opening on the board. You must be a resident of Brocton-Portland. Please send letters to the Town Clerk, 87 W. Main St. Brocton.

Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter meets

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Members of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Tuesday evening, Jan. 14 at the home of Lois Smith for their first meeting of the 2020 year. Smith also served as Co-Hostess. President Nancy Furman presided over the meeting. Margie Boltz, Vice President, noted ...

CRCF makes $1.6 million in grants

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The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019, staying true to its mission of “growing good” by awarding a new record total in grants - over $1.6 million for local, state and national nonprofits and charitable causes. Grants made from funds at CRCF in ...

AARP Driver Safety class registration needed begins in February

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An AARP Driver Safety class is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3 and Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St., Fredonia from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. Attendance is required both days and the cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Anyone 18 and older with a valid NYS drivers ...

Candidates sought for Working Families Party

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The Working Families Party will be holding interviews for this year’s elections. Candidates can go to the web site at workingfamilies.org and fill out the party’s questionnaire. Then prospective candidates should contact Bob Dando at robedi127@gmail.com or 680-3988 to schedule an ...

Chautauqua County SAL make donation

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Chautauqua County Sons of the American Legion, and The Lakewood Legion and its Auxiliary joined together this holiday season and donated $400 to our men and women veterans who use the VA facility in Buffalo. The County Sons Commander, Dennis Bouquin, Lakewood Commander, Peter Ochocki, and ...

Gowanda to participate in Empire State Winter Games torch relay

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GOWANDA — For the second consecutive year, Gowanda Central School District is participating in the torch relay for the Empire State Winter Games. Student representatives at all three schools will participate Monday, Jan. 27. There are two torches that pass through various locations in New ...

Trinity Masterworks begins rehearsal for spring concert

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This Sunday at 6 p.m., Trinity Masterworks Choir will begin rehearsals for their Spring Concert (April 4) featuring “The Sunrise Mass” by Norwegian- born composer, Ola Gjeilo. “The Sunrise Mass” was commissioned by two choirs in Norway and was premiered in 2008. It is scored for double ...

Natasha Farny to perform with Schenectady Symphony Orchestra

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Submitted Photo Dr. Natasha Farny of the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia will perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33, his famous cello concerto, with the Schenectady Symphony on Sunday at 3 p.m., conducted by Glen Cortese. The concert, in ...

Lake Shore to host speaker on workforce readiness

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ANGOLA — Do high school students have any idea how much technology will impact their lives … and their livelihoods? They will if Lake Shore Central Schools and the Digital Citizenship Institute have anything to say about it. The school is inviting students, parents, businesses and the ...

Town matriarch celebrates century of service

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Neighborhoods surrounding the town of Dunkirk have telephone access, running water, a fire station, and electricity because Irene Rozumalski and other residents spent decades petitioning and volunteering to help develop the community on the shores of Lake Erie. The Dunkirk region has plenty ...