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Chuck Dillenburg’s name has been on the competitors board of the Demolition Derby at the Chautauqua County fair for the last 40 years. Dillenburg took second place in the Wire Compact heat, which was second heat of the evening, and while that may not normally be a completely satisfying ...

23rd annual Memorial Run & Walk set for Friday, Saturday

Area residents are invited to join the hundreds of people who will come together to celebrate people with disabilities at the 23rd annual Laurel Memorial Run & Walk. The event was created by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek in honor of their oldest daughter, Laurel, who had ...

Investigation leads to two arrests on the Seneca Allegany Indian Reservation

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Monday that as part of an enforcement operation focused on and around the Seneca Allegany Indian Reservation, two defendants have been charged with narcotics conspiracy in two separate cases. In the first case, Brandon Blackshear, 35, ...

11 lost hikers located in Arkwright

ARKWRIGHT — 11 hikers, including nine ages 4 to 19, who were lost on trails were found after about 4 1/2 hours late Monday. At about 9:30 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for the lost hikers. The hikers were thought to be in the area of a creek near Park ...

Christmas in July raffle to benefit library

SILVER CREEK — The Friends of the Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek is sponsoring its annual Christmas in July Raffle to benefit the library. There will be more than 30 baskets and gift certificates donated by community members and local businesses, with a grand prize of $500 by the ...

JCC eyes relocation in city

The Jamestown Community College North County Campus might be moving to a new home. At Tuesday’s Economic Development meeting, Development Director Rebecca Yanus shared a series of grants that the city is applying for this year — one of them a feasibility study for the campus in the ...

Two hospitalized after trooper crash on Thruway

SHERIDAN — Two people inside a minivan that was struck by a New York state trooper responding to a separate crash on Interstate 90 were listed in serious and critical conditions. State police on Tuesday released the names of those involved in the collision that took place at about 1:08 p.m. ...

Reed backs Trump in wake of remarks

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he is confident Donald Trump is not a racist in the wake of comments the president made on Twitter urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. Reed, R-Corning, cited his relationship with Trump during a conference call Tuesday with local ...

Motion to oppose licenses for undocumented immigrants gets little discussion

MAYVILLE — There was very little said about a proposed motion to oppose the state Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act during a Chautauqua County Legislature Administrative Services Committee meeting. On Monday, the committee briefly discussed the proposed motion that was requested by ...

Chautauqua County Fair opens for 138th year

With more than 1,600 livestock entries and 3,200 creative arts exhibits, the Chautauqua County Fair is bigger than ever, a fact that was celebrated by dozens of local and state officials on Monday morning. At 10:30 a.m., Fair Board President Dave Wilson welcomed all to the 138th year of the ...

Motorcycle, vehicle collide

A motorcyclist went to Brooks Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a collision with another vehicle near the intersection of Swamp and South Roberts roads about 4 p.m. Monday. New York State Police and personnel from the Fredonia and Sheridan fire departments responded to ...

Fredonia fire department gets 3 late night calls

The Fredonia Fire Department responded to three calls in a row late Sunday night to early Monday morning. According to the department’s Facebook page, Sunday night just before midnight, Rescue 15 responded to an EMS call on Castile Drive. While on scene, the fire department was dispatched ...

Vehicle hits house in Fredonia

A mini-van crashed into a house at 17 Chestnut St., Fredonia around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. At least one person was injured. Further details about the crash were not released.

Dunkirk woman seeks help for stolen kitten

Samantha Bowman, who lives at 109 Lincoln Ave., Dunkirk reports her kitten has been stolen. According to Bowman, Saturday morning her three-month old kitten named Milo ran into her yard. She said a man with blonde hair driving a royal blue Ford Explorer stopped and took the kitten. “Our ...

11 lost hikers located in Arkwright

ARKWRIGHT — 11 hikers, including nine ages 4 to 19, who were lost on trails were found after about 4 1/2 hours late Monday. At about 9:27 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call for the lost hikers. The hikers were thought to be in the area of a creek near Park Road ...

East parking lot in Fredonia to close for paving

Village of Fredonia Department of Public Works director Anthony Gugino announced this morning that the southern half of the East municipal parking lot will be temporarily closed Wednesday and Thursday for a paving project. No parking will be allowed in that section so that this improvement ...

Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Dept. adds equipment

CASSADAGA — Maintaining equipment and keeping all equipment up to date is one of the priorities of the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department. Those who serve the fire department are volunteers and the well-being and safety of the volunteers are important factors. Recently, the fire department ...

Descendants of 154th NY Volunteers to hold annual reunion

BEMUS POINT — Descendants of members of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War regiment raised in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, will hold their 14th annual reunion from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church at 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road in ...

Health screening available July 24

Residents living in and around the Dunkirk can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 will host this community event on July 24. ...

Marvin ‘Joe’ Curry Veterans Powwow to start Friday

SALAMANCA — One of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture will celebrate its 30th anniversary, when the Seneca Nation once again welcomes a national and international audience to Salamanca for the Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Powwow. This year’s Powwow ...