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Wroblewski gets SUNY Fredonia’s Poummit Secretarial Award

Alicia Wroblewski, who has been received two promotions in a dozen years at the State University of New York at Fredonia, can add another feather to her cap: the Poummit Secretarial Award. Since becoming an Agency Program Aide in the Office of Residence Life in 2014, Ms. Wroblewski has taken ...

New tank expands Co-Op

Submitted Photo Growers Co-op is committed to the local grape industry and this tank farm project allows us to expand for the first time in many years. This $3.5 million new tank project adds 1 million gallons of storage capacity to Growers Co-op. It represents about 750 acres of Concord ...

Fredonia art grad gets grant for French residency

SUNY Fredonia alumna and artist Cecilia Ivy Price has received a grant of 1500 Euros to paint and study during a one month residency at the Chateau D’Orquevaux in the French region of Champagne-Ardenne in January. Due to the personal expense required, she may not be able to attend the ...

Donation conserves 113 acres of forest

ELLERY — A 113-acre woodland has been donated to the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, a land trust based out of Northwest Pennsylvania. The property was donated by Chautauqua residents Ted and Deborah First, who want to see the property forever protected as a healthy, working ...

Audubon Remembers event Saturday looks to past and future

JAMESTOWN — All are invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) in celebrating and honoring the people who have connected the community to nature. Audubon Remembers, an opportunity to both remember the past and plant for the future, is Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...

Chautauqua Opportunities gets anti-homelessness grant

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recently announced $16.4 million in annual funding for 64 non-profit organizations and local government entities throughout the state to assist individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless or those experiencing ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital doing lung cancer screenings

WESTFIELD —- Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, is now utilizing low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans to screen people at high-risk for lung cancer, even when they're not experiencing symptoms. WMH is the only American College of Radiology-designed ...

Public’s help sought in rash of Ripley thefts

RIPLEY — A number of burglaries during the months of October and November has led to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department to request assistance from the public. Sheriff’s officials are asking residents who have information regarding the incidents to call the department’s WeTip ...

Town of Dunkirk gets loan, grant for water project

Rep. Tom Reed announced a $117,000 grant and a $116,000 loan for the Town of Dunkirk on Thursday. The funds will be used to improve the water distribution system in the Bennett Road water district. This project will improve water service to 44 residential users and 13 non-residential users ...

Troopers locate teen for questioning in fatal Allegany Co. fire

CLARKSVILLE — New York State Police located 17-year-old William Larson Jr. early Thursday evening and will question him over a fatal Thursday morning structure fire in this Allegany County town. Troopers responded to a fire at 8472 Courtney Hollow around 12:45 a.m. The fire was contained ...

‘Wizard of Oz’ starts tonight

Submitted Photo Fredonia Middle School will present its eighth annual musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” on at 7 p.m. today and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the district auditorium. All tickets are $5. Reserved tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fcsdmusic. More than 100 Fredonia Middle School ...

County Health Board backs 1.5-mile setback for turbines

MAYVILLE — After two years of listening to concerns on wind turbine installation, the Chautauqua County Board of Health said it plans to submit letters to all local municipalities detailing its recommendation. The announcement came during a board meeting Thursday in Mayville. In the letter, ...

17-year-old charged in murder, manslaughter after fire

CLARKSVILLE -- State Police this morning announced they have charged William J. Larson Jr., 17, on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree manslaughter, a class B felony. The charges come in the wake of an early Thursday morning fire in this Allegany County town ...

Fredonia a finalist for ‘Small Business Revolution’ series

Fredonia has made it to the top 10 for season five of the "Small Business Revolution." After reviewing thousands of nominations from across the country, a team from the "Small Business Revolution" selected the village of Fredonia to move forward as a contender in the next season of the Small ...

Community news

Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi The ladies of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Tuesday evening, Nov. 12 at Grace and Abe’s Restaurant in Westfield for dinner, a short meeting and social hour. The Social Committee announced plans ...

Brookdale Lakewood to host Gingerbread CASA’s for fundraising event

MAYVILLE — Brookdale Lakewood will host the inaugural Gingerbread CASA’s for CASA Decorating Contest to benefit CASA of Chautauqua County. The event will be held at Brookdale Lakewood, 220 Southwestern Drive, Lakewood, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. For a donation of $25, ...

Filling the Gap announces grant recipients

JAMESTOWN — Filling the Gap, Inc., has announced its 2019 grants, awarding $93,065 to support people with disabilities and other socioeconomic challenges. Filling the Gap is a Jamestown-based not-for-profit that works with The Resource Center (TRC) and other organizations to support ...

Proposed bill requires firearm training

Legislation has been introduced in the state Legislature that would prohibit police officers from carrying or using a firearm unless they complete a training course. Sen. Jamaal Bailey, D-Bronx, recently introduced S.6540A, which would amend the state General Municipal Law to require police ...

Ripley gets grant for new snowplow

RIPLEY — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed on Wednesday announced a loan of $150,000 and a grant of $50,000 for the town of Ripley. The funds will be used to purchase a new snowplow truck that will help maintain the 88 lane-miles of town road during the winter. The grant was announced by USDA Rural ...

Students perform Alterio’s winning piece at Capital Region dance competition

“Full Blown,” a high-energy piece choreographed by State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Anthony Alterio and performed by nine students, won first place in the So You Think You Can Choreograph competition held by Nacre Dance Group in ...