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Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates hold annual banquet

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their annual banquet at the Sheridan VFW, Route 20 in Sheridan. Prof. Raymond Rushboldt served as emcee. He opened the meeting portion with the pledge of allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased club members. The ...

Board of Health updated on potential tobacco changes

Ken Dahlgren, of Tobacco-Free for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, addressed the Chautauqua County Board of Health recently on potential policy updates to limit the availability of tobacco products. Currently, the 107 tobacco retailers in the county are only required to obtain a ...

Lake Shore schools start next project part

ANGOLA — Phase 2 of Lake Shore Central School District’s Capital Project has begun. The Capital Project is designed to address important repairs, renovations, and improvements to district buildings and grounds. Phase 2 began on January 1 with a new traffic pattern at Lake Shore Middle ...

Civic Calendar

Brocton Wednesday — Brocton Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., board room Cassadaga Wednesday — Cassadaga Board of Trustees meeting, 6:30 p.m., village office Dunkirk Monday — Dunkirk Land Development Corporation (DLDC), 5 p.m., city hall Tuesday — CCIDA meeting, 10 a.m., ...

Sheridan VFW Auxiliary has chili cookoff

Submitted Photo The Sheridan VFW 6390 VFW Auxiliary recently held a Chili Cookoff fundraiser at the post during the Daytona 500 race. Dubbed the “Checkered Flag” Chili Cookoff, the event was a success with winners taking home cash prizes. Judged the best chili cooks were first place, ...

Officials oppose change to school aid

It appears members of the state Legislature and the state Education Department oppose the way Gov. Andrew Cuomo has changed state aid to schools in his executive budget proposal. Cuomo’s 2020-21 executive budget proposal lauded support for poor schools with a 3% increase in education ...

Gerry woman charged with endangerment

GERRY — A January incident has led to charges against a town woman. On Monday, the Chautauqua County sheriff's office said it received a report of a suspicious situation that occurred on Wilson Street around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Following the investigation, the Chautauqua County Criminal ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club hears paper: Nobel Peace Prize 1977

The 14th meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club, held on Feb. 6, was hosted by Priscilla Bernatz. President Lucille Richardson welcomed 13 members. Bernatz read the minutes from the Jan. 30 meeting. The minutes were approved as written. The club's area of study this year is Nobel Prize ...

Defensive Driving Program course set

AAA Western and Central New York is sponsoring a six-hour Defensive Driving Program course. Conducted by professionally trained AAA instructors, the class is recognized by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as a Point and Insurance Reduction Program. Class participants will ...

WMH Foundation grateful to community for successful 2019 Annual Campaign

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation has announced the success of its 2019 Annual Campaign, which raised an impressive $335,420. The monies will enable the Foundation to continue to fulfill its mission of providing financial support for the delivery of high quality health ...

Mitrano focuses on health care in Congressional bid

A Democratic challenger for New York’s 23rd Congressional District has started her 2020 campaign by discussing health care. On Thursday, Tracy Mitrano held a conference call with regional media to discuss her five-city town hall tour last month. She visited Jamestown, Dunkirk, Olean, ...

CARTS awarded grant to purchase hybrid trolley buses

Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System has been notified by the New York State Department of Transportation that it will receive a $1.5 million grant for the modernization and enhancement of the CARTS transportation fleet via the purchase of clean-fuel hybrid trolley buses and associated ...

Dunkirk announces kindergarten roundup

The Dunkirk City School District will conduct its annual Kindergarten Round-Up for School Year 2020-21. All children who reach the age of 5 years on or before Dec. 1 are urged to be enrolled in kindergarten in the Dunkirk City Schools. Parents and guardians should contact Jessica Vasquez at ...

Lakeside Precision named P-TECH Business Partner of the Year

In 2015, Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES established P-TECH, Pathways in Technology Early College High School. For five years, industry leaders have helped establish the pertinent curriculum for the program and internship opportunities for students. To acknowledge these partnerships with ...

CASA of Chautauqua announces recruitment campaign

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Chautauqua County would like to announce its spring volunteer training to be held each Tuesday from March 3 to April 28 from 5-8:30 p.m. Training will be held in the Chautauqua County Emergency Services Conference Room at 2 Academy Street ...

Genealogical Society to welcome Darwin R. Barker Museum curator

The first speaker for the 2020 season of the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will be Max Walters, newly hired curator for the Darwin R. Barker Historical Museum, at the March 17 meeting. Walters has studied history, archaeology, and museum science at Central Michigan University as well ...

Students to share their medical mission experience

The unique experience of serving on medical brigades in Honduras during the J-Term will be shared by State University of New York at Fredonia students in an informal presentation they’ll give on Friday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kelly Family Auditorium (Room ...

Buggy accident in Panama

Submitted Photo No one was injured when a vehicle struck the rear of an Amish buggy Wednesday. The New York State Police said the driver of a vehicle traveling southwest on Rock Hill Road in Panama became distracted by the sun and struck the buggy from behind. The buggy sustained extensive ...

Wanted Jamestown man jailed on federal arrest warrant

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man is being held on a federal arrest warrant on numerous charges following the search of his city home early Thursday. Richard E. Kinsey Jr., 35, was taken into custody after attempting to escape out of the 126 Hedges Ave. property. Members of the Jamestown Metro ...

Dunkirk Fire Department releases January numbers

The Dunkirk Fire Department for the month of January responded to 194 calls. Five calls were related to fires, 161 rescue and emergency medical service, 10 hazardous condition calls, eight service calls, five good intent calls and five false alarms. The department suffered no losses in ...