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Online purchase scams up; BBB warns holiday shopping is at risk

Online purchase scams now account for more than a third of all scam reports filed with the Better Business Bureau, and four out of five consumers who report such scams lose money, making it the riskiest scam type. Better Business Bureau officials are warning consumers ahead of the holiday ...

Fredonia Wind Ensemble returns to live performances

Fredonia Wind Ensemble returns to live performances Music composed by Leonard Bernstein for “West Side Story” along with “Lincolnshire Posy,” considered the masterwork for wind band by Percy Grainger, will highlight the State University of New York at Fredonia Wind Ensemble’s ...

2021 L.E.A.F. workshops included beekeeping

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program will hold its fall 2021 L.E.A.F. workshop, Introduction to Beekeeping, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. The series is 4 the public. The Introduction to Bee Keeping workshop will inform those interested of all ...

WNY native Ross sworn in as US Attorney

BUFFALO — Trini Ross was sworn in on Monday as United States attorney for the Western District of New York. Ross was nominated by President Joe Biden on July 26 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 30 for the Western District of New York. Biden signed Ross’s commission on Oct. ...

Rabbies Vaccine Clinic in Portland

A Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health rabies vaccination clinic will be held Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Portland Highway Barn at 1934 Route 20, Brocton. Vaccinations will be provided free of charge to all dogs, cats and domesticated ...

Becker seeks re-election as highway superintendent

PORTLAND — Kenneth Becker is seeking re-election for the town Highway Superintendent. He has been endorsed by the Republican, Democratic and Conservative Parties. Ken has been the Highway Superintendent for the past four years, and a Highway employee for 20 years. Along with being a heavy ...