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$1M National Grid donation provides emergency relief to 4,000 households

National Grid is donating $1 million to its Care & Share Energy Assistance Fund, which will provide utility grants to an additional 4,000 eligible upstate New York households. National Grid customers, who are HEAP recipients and have received a shut-off notice, are eligible for the ...

Members of Chautauqua Leadership Network gather

Submitted PhotoMembers of Chautauqua Leadership Network recently gathered at Landmark Restaurant in Jamestown to learn how to better use the professional networking site LinkedIn. The informal event was led by Simone Mullinex, a communications instructor at Jamestown Community College. Now in ...

Phone Scam Alert: callers aim to frighten consumers

BUFFALO - Phone scammers are at it again, this time posing as "federal agents" looking for social security numbers. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is responding to inquiries from confused and frightened consumers on the receiving end of the scam call. Using forceful tones and ...

Local bowlers aid Brooks Memorial Hospital

For the fifth year in a row, members of the Circle X Bowling League conducted a fundraiser to benefit Brooks Memorial Hospital. Since 2010, bowlers have raised almost $2,000 through basket raffles and 50/50 drawings."We started as a way to remember some of our teammates who have battled breast ...

CASAC to hold seminar on sex addiction

JAMESTOWN - "Sex Addiction: Multiple Partners, Porn and Cyber Sex," a seminar sponsored by the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council, is scheduled for May 16.This workshop will discuss sex and the hard wiring of the brain, hypersexuality, sex addiction, porn/internet addiction. ...

CCS Oncology donates funds to UB for innovation in patient safety

BUFFALO - CCS Oncology has donated $185,000 to the University at Buffalo to support innovations in patient safety using health information technology (HIT), more commonly known as electronic patient records.The initiative CCS Oncology is funding is directed by Gene D. Morse, PharmD, professor ...

Hanover Community Chamber holds appreciation luncheon

IRVING - The Hanover Community chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Appreciation Luncheon at The Colony House Steak and Seafood Restaurant recently.Board President Kelly Borrello served as master of ceremonies for the event. Guest speakers included Silver Creek Mayor Nick Piccolo, who ...

JMA announces iPad Mini giveaway winner

Johnson, Mackowiak & Associates, LLP would like to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Mark Puckhaber of Westfield on winning this year's annual Tax Season iPad Mini Giveaway. The firm sponsors the giveaway each year from the beginning of tax season in January until April 15 that offers a free ...

CCB appoints new president to board

LITTLE VALLEY - At its April 15 meeting, the Board of Directors of Cattaraugus County Bank appointed Michael Wimer to the board. Wimer joined CCB on March 17, as president.When asked about joining CCB's Board of Directors, Wimer responded, "I'm very honored to be entrusted with this ...

Warmer weather means more motorcyclists

BUFFALO - Warmer weather is approaching, daylight hours are longer - it is finally spring. Motorcycle riders across Erie County are tuning up their bikes and getting ready for the riding season and the open road. Motorcycles are becoming ever more popular; they are inexpensive to operate, fun ...

Harley-Davidson of Jamestown’s hosts successful benefit for Humane Society

JAMESTOWN - Harley-Davidson of Jamestown's first ever SPAY-ghetti and NO BALLS Lunch generated $372 for the Chautauqua County Humane Society. A box of donated items from the CCHS Needs List was also collected and customers donated an additional $200 out of the kindness of their hearts. The ...

Rate freeze, refunds on tap for area National Fuel customers

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the approval of a joint proposal that includes a rate freeze for Western New York customers of the National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. starting immediately through Sept. 30, 2015.The customer-friendly joint proposal also requires the utility to refund $5.5 ...

Stocks end mostly lower

NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market finished mostly lower on Thursday as investors assessed the latest batch of company earnings and sold utility and energy stocks.Tesla, a maker of electric cars, fell after reporting a first-quarter loss and saying it would need to invest more in its ...

Grape Discovery Center recruits volunteers

WESTFIELD - The Grape Discovery Center in Westfield is hosting a recruiting and orientation session for new and experienced volunteers on May 14 at 6 p.m. The Center is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization that promotes economic and educational development related to the grape industry and ...

Prescription drug abuse: The rising epidemic May 15

"Prescription Drug Abuse: The Rising Epidemic," a seminar sponsored by the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council is scheduled for May 15.The training will be presented by Melanie Witkowski, CPP. This is a 3-hour training scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian ...

CCB to host fundraising book sale May 12-16

LITTLE VALLEY - The America's Promise Team at Cattaraugus County Bank is very happy to announce a new fundraiser. They will hold a book sale, beginning Monday and running through May 16. The sale is intended to raise needed funds to help children in the areas the independently owned bank ...

Fredonia Place invites nurses to happy hour Thursday

Fredonia Place will celebrate Nurses Week, May 6-12, by hosting a happy hour for all area nurses and support staff. This happy hour will be held Thursday at Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St., Fredonia, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be served.Fredonia Place would like to recognize ...

Master Gardeners to hold fourth annual Plant Sale

JAMESTOWN - The Cornell Cooperative Exten-sion of Chautauqua County Master Gardener Program will hold its fourth annual Plant Sale on Saturday in the Big Barn at the Frank Bratt Ag Center on Turner Road off Route 60.The sale will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with no early sales and it will end at ...

Chautauqua Center Family Medical Practice open house May 16

The Chautauqua Center Family Medical Practice has opened an office at 319 Central Ave. in Dunkirk to serve the area. TCC offers a variety of primary care services to patients in the community. It provides quality health care services to individuals of all ages. In addition, TCC assists with a ...