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Local/Region

City to again sponsor summer day camp

The city of Dunkirk Youth Bureau and Recreation Office will again be sponsoring the “Summer Better Than Others Day Camp” for youth beginning at 5 years old and who have graduated from kindergarten through 11 years old. The camp offers recreational, athletic and educational experiences ...

County seeks to increase bus driver pay

Chautauqua County is looking to address its shortage of bus drivers by raising their pay. During the legislature’s Administrative Services Committee meeting, lawmakers passed a resolution re-allocating the salary grade for bus driver II from $14.44 an hour to $16.66 an hour. This would be ...

UPMC urges, but won’t require staff COVID-19 shots

In the future UPMC may require its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as is currently the policy when it comes to the annual flu shot. But as of present — and which has been the case since December when doses first became available — the Pittsburgh-based health care system is not ...

Chautauqua approves lake agreement after initial concerns

MAYVILLE — A month ago, the town of Chautauqua appeared all but against signing the Chautauqua Lake Memorandum of Understanding. This month, town officials approved the agreement. The MOU is an update to the 2019 lake agreement that termed out in April. The agreement encourages cooperation ...

No more lawsuits for school lunch debts

Legislation to prevent school districts from filing a lawsuit against parents or guardians over unpaid school lunch debts is being sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his approval. Earlier this week, the state Assembly passed A.6527A by a 118-30 vote with Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown ...

Local law pulled after Ellington residents voice opposition

ELLINGTON — Ellington residents loudly opposed additional town regulation of travel trailers. Forty Ellington residents were in attendance at a public hearing held recently in the town’s Highway Department garage. The meeting was called to order by Karen Bifaro, town supervisor. Also in ...