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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 ...

Gowanda Middle School releases first quarter honor rolls

GOWANDA — Gowanda Middle School has released its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year. Congratulations to all the Panthers in grades 5 through 8 who achieved a spot on the rolls. HIGH HONOR ROLL (95-100 grade point average) Grade 5: Kyan ...

NCCF accepting environmental grant applications

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is accepting grant applications to the Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund. Applications are due Jan. 10 by 4 p.m. NCCF established this fund in 1999 to bring attention to local environmental issues, particularly those related to Lake Erie and ...

Historical Society president to appear on City Speaks

City Speaks will be joined this week by Jim Hurtgen, President of the Dunkirk Historical Society. Jim will fill us in on the upcoming events scheduled for members and guests of the Museum. Please join City Speaks to learn more about some of the fun and exciting happenings taking place at the ...

New Dunkirk VA Clinic ceremony today

Veterans and their families are invited to attend the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Dunkirk VA Clinic. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. today with light refreshments, tours and VA health care enrollment opportunity until 3 p.m. at the clinic’s new location, 1170 ...

17-year-old now in State Police custody

CLARKSVILLE -- New York State Police have 17-year-old William Larson Jr. in custody as of early this evening. Police will be questioning him after two people died in a structure fire in this Allegany County town early this morning. Troopers responded to a fire at 8472 Courtney Hallow around ...

Public’s help sought in rash of Ripley burglaries

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 ...

MB’s Creative Brush now open

Submitted Photo Mary Beth Meredith cut the ribbon on her new business MB's Creative Brush, 2010 South Maple Street, Ashville, recently. MB's Creative Brush is a Do-It-Yourself workshop where you can paint and create your own custom made sign. To learn more, call Mary Beth at (716)763-1171. ...

Gowanda hosting blood drive

The Student Council at Gowanda High School is facilitating a Connect Life blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium at Gowanda High School, 10674 Prospect St. This event is open to the public for those age 16 and older. Current students need a permission slip. Donors ...