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Flowers to help fund

Pictured is 7-year-old Noah, a gardener and operator of Noah’s Flower Stand in Fredonia. Noah’s Flower Stand, located on Lower Chautauqua Street in Fredonia just off Route 20, is holding its final sale of the year on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. A portion of the money raised will be ...

List of appointments at city schools approved

The Dunkirk Board of Education confirmed a sizable slate of appointments last week for the 2022-23 school year. The appointments mostly cover extracurricular activities and extra duties that draw stipends. One important appointment not in those categories was Brigette Kurtz as chair of the ...

Sempolinski off to ‘running’ start

U.S. Rep. Joe Sempolinski is embracing his first weeks of serving in the House of Representatives. In his first conference call with area media on Wednesday morning, Sempolinski highlighted efforts to “hit the ground running” while noting he remains committed to those he serves for in the ...

Hamburg man accused of kidnapping, raping Chautauqua County woman

An Erie County man faces rape, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment charges in a series of incidents involving a person from Chautauqua County. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the charges today. Scott A. Saracina, 62, of Hamburg was arraigned Tuesday before State ...

Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club launches Adopt a Group project

Rather than spending much of their time in meetings discussing how much community service matters, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club is looking to take action to get that message across. The Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary Club is set to launch a year-round “Adopt a Group” project, in which four ...

Free car seat safety check at SUNY

University Police at the State University of New York at Fredonia are hosting a free car seat safety check for parents and caregivers on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. The safety check, held in conjunction with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the Westfield Police Department, and ...