Local/Region

Revitalize Dunkirk to hear plans for Dunkirk’s Winterfest activities

Notoriously unreliable weather makes planning outdoor winter events in our area tricky, but the city of Dunkirk is rising to the challenge. When Deputy Director of Development EJ Hayes addresses Revitalize Dunkirk’s January meeting, he will outline plans for Winterfest, scheduled for Feb. 9, ...

Consensus & Action will define future of Chautauqua Lake

Chautauqua County is fortunate to have an abundance of natural resources including scenic tributaries and lakes. These are features that support an excellent quality of life for our residents. Importantly our tributaries and lakes have a profound economic impact on our community. It is for ...

CASAC provides local businesses with coasters for December STOP DWI campaign

Did you know that drinking and driving accounts for approximately 30% of all traffic fatalities each year? CASAC, Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council, has launched a new campaign for December. The focus of the campaign is to increase the awareness of the need for a plan to get ...

Fredonia Business faculty co-chair NABET conference

Drs. Linda Hall and Lisa Walters of the School of Business at the State University of New York at Fredonia served as co-chairs of the 2018 Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology Conference, held in State College, Pa. The conference serves as a platform for the ...

BLB BBQ raises $1,600 for Hospice

For the third year, employees and volunteers for Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, CPAs and BLB Insurance Agency served up chicken dinners in the Fredonia Village Square to raise funds for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care. 325 chicken dinners prepared by Weidner BBQ, of Eden, raised a total ...

Everyone safe following Westfield house fire

Submitted Photo At approximately 4 p.m. Friday, a fire broke out in the kitchen of the home at 30 Clark St. in Westfield. Westfield Fire Department was aided by Brocton, Portland, Mayville, Ripley, East Dunkirk and Sherman Fire Departments. Fredonia Rescue Team was on scene along with County ...

Two Panama residents facing drug charges

PANAMA — Two Panama residents are facing drug charges following a traffic stop Friday evening. At around 6:27 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a vehicle On East Main Street in Panama for an alleged traffic violation. Further investigation found that the operator of the ...

City man faces weapons, drug charges after short chase

A Dunkirk man is facing drug and weapons charges after he led Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies on a short pursuit on Saturday morning. Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Doughty Street near Lanphere Street for an observed traffic infraction. The driver did not comply and led officials ...

Giving back at the holidays

Submitted Photo The Dunkirk Exempts made a donation to the Salvation Army at its annual Red Kettle drive at the Fredonia Walmart during the annual Joe Gould caroling night. The Exempts held an ugly sweater party on Dec. 15 and raised $200, and the club contributed $500 to make this $700 ...

Darwin R. Barker Library announces scheduled events

Darwin R. Barker Library storytimes will be held Monday, Jan. 7 through Tuesday, April 30. The library is located at 7 Day St., Fredonia. Sessions will take place Mondays at 10:15 a.m. for preschoolers and Tuesdays, after school at 4 p.m. for all ages. Join library staff for stories, movies, ...

Community Pride projects sought for funding

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest to the biennial Community Pride Program. Community groups are eligible for grants ranging from $100 to $500 for projects that encourage citizen participation and, when completed, will reflect community pride. Examples ...

John T. Murray Post Auxiliary announces contests for local children

The John T. Murray Post Auxiliary is announcing the up-contests for elementary schools. All schools may participate in the Dunkirk area. A scrapbook can be completed as a class project or on an individual basis. It should be in a patriotic theme. This could include the American flag, parades, ...

Refugees, immigration and asylum seekers … is there a difference?

Come to find out when the League of Women Voters presents a Hot Topic Luncheon with immigration as the topic on Jan. 16 at noon at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk. With so much in the news these days about refugees, immigrants and those seeking asylum, all need to understand the difference ...

Cattoo’s directs $1,000 donation to suicide prevention

The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County has announced that the winner of the 2018 United Community Christmas is Cattoo’s, in Dunkirk. They have collected the most likes, loves, and reactions on Facebook and were voted best tree in the Christmas tree decorating contest. As the ...

Audubon Little Explorers to learn about ‘Under the Snow’ on Jan. 12

JAMESTOWN — How do animals survive the winter? You and the three- to eight-year-old child(ren) in your life can find out at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This month Little Explorers will learn all about the amazing world ...

Problem Solvers group, Congressman Reed support rules package

A bipartisan group of Members in Problem Solvers Caucus voted to support the Rules package to organize the House of Representatives, which included common-sense rules changes proposed by the Problem Solvers Caucus. These rules changes will help “Break the Gridlock” in Congress and enable ...

Jamestown man charged after drugs found stuffed in pants

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man who police say had drugs stuffed down his pants is facing several charges following a traffic stop. Officers stopped a vehicle Thursday around 5:40 a.m. that had been traveling southbound on North Main Street without headlights. After stopping the vehicle, ...

Jamestown man pleads guilty in 2017 burning case

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man pleaded guilty in a December 2017 domestic violence case in which he allegedly doused a woman with flammable material and set her on fire. Luis Castro-Mojica, 38, agreed to plead guilty to first-degree assault during an appearance in Chautauqua County Court in ...

Applications being accepted for nursing scholarship

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation has announced the Dr. Raja S. Gopalan Registered Nursing Scholarship Fund, established at NCCF in 2011, is currently accepting applications until April 1. To date, this fund has awarded six scholarships totaling $6,000. Brooks Memorial Hospital ...

Knights Against Cancer give back during the holiday season

Submitted Photo Knights Against Cancer — a contingent of community-minded students from the Silver Creek Central School District — volunteered at the 2018 Courage of Carly Fund at Roswell Park Holiday Party at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The group of 18 students was accompanied ...