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Brocton students participate in Darien Lake reading program

Several Brocton School students participated in Darien Lake’s Read to Ride program this year. To become of member of the program, students had to log a minimum of seven hours of reading at home and return their completed logs to Mrs. Anderson. Each student received a free admission ticket to ...

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society plans open house for July 16

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 16 from 1 to 7:45 p.m. in the Garland Room of Barker Library/Museum, 7 Day St., Fredonia. The business meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be Society Vice-President Ruth Nichols, ...

Law would put NY on hook for auto damage on state road

New York state may no longer be immune from claims if a driver’s car is damaged on a state road. The state Senate approved S. 5422 by a 62-0 vote while the state Assembly approved A. 1235 by a 124-22 vote. It will become law if signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The legislation is sponsored by ...

Fredonia brush pickup set to start Monday

The village of Fredonia will be picking up limbs and yard waste Monday to Thursday. Collection will begin at 7 a.m. and continue until every village street within the scheduled section has been completed. Bags and brush are collected separately by different crews. All items for collection ...

Chadwick Bay Women award scholarships

The Chadwick Bay Chapter of New York State Women Inc. met at Manning’s Fireside Manor for the presentation of the annual scholarships and new endowment of Empowerment Camp for Teenage Girls. Recent retiree of Empire State College, Dr. Catherine McAllister was the guest speaker. She spoke ...

Cherry Festival kicks off Tuesday

NORTH EAST, Pa. — The North East Fire Department, Crescent and Fuller Hose, will kick off the 74rd annual Cherry Festival on Tuesday. The festival, located in Heard Park on North Lake Street, will run through Saturday, July 13. The Cherry Festival originated in 1945 as a fundraiser for the ...

Dressing up Cassadaga Library

Thanks to the great talent and generosity of Darrell Sager of Silver Creek, the collection of dress up clothes in the Children’s Room at Cassadaga Branch Library no longer have to be stuffed all haphazardly in a storage bucket. Now they hang neatly in a beautiful little wardrobe for all our ...

P-TECH celebrates first Senior Advancement Ceremony

For many area high school seniors, commencement acts as the close of one chapter and the beginning of another. For WNY P-TECH College & Career Academy students, this ceremony serves as a reminder that the journey is just beginning. “You’ve accomplished so much in your four years in ...

Thule Lodge of Jamestown celebrates the start of summer

FALCONER — The Thule Lodge of Jamestown is the Swedish organization formed 112 years ago to help the Swedish immigrants settle in the U.S. Today, the organization serves to preserve the Swedish heritage through events and activities. The Swedish organization serves all of Chautauqua County. ...

Chautauqua Lake Association outlines summer program

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Lake Association board of directors voted unanimously May 29 to concentrate this summer’s harvesting operation in the North Basin above Long Point due to funding limitations and the herbicide treatment in the South Basin. Funding shortfalls from New York State ...

WACS principal wins prestigious award

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School Principal Ivana Hite received a prestigious award and thought nothing of it. The WACS middle and high school principal was named the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) High School Principal of the Year for Region 12, ...

Ripley schools celebrate end of year

RIPLEY — The weather was the only thing that did not cooperate when it came to making Ripley Central School District’s end of year celebration a great success. Enthusiasm was high on June 20 whether one was in the cafeteria enjoying food and music, taking part in a scavenger hunt ...

Classes for first-time homebuyers planned

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corp. is inviting all first-time homebuyers to attend one of two special classes announcing the “Homebuyer Dream Program,” which is offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. Classes are to be held in The Old Mayville ...

Woman injured in fireworks accident

A woman was taken to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo late Thursday after a fireworks accident in the town of Dunkirk. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies and the Fredonia Fire Department responded to Bayshore Drive and investigated the scene and found a 58-year-old female victim was ...

Silver Creek man charged in morning altercation

IRVING — An altercation early this morning led to charges for a Silver Creek man. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies reported the incident occurred just after midnight at an address on Iola Drive. It is alleged that John Lemke, 46, of 12593 Alleghany Road was involved in an altercation in ...

Hospital opens new clinic at Institution

Officials from Westfield Memorial Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Saint Vincent Hospital, and the Chautauqua Institution, gathered on last month to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Westfield Memorial Hospital Chautauqua Clinic. Located centrally on the grounds of the Institution at ...

Purchase of cards benefits Laurel Run

Area residents can show their support for people with disabilities by buying a special card at Kwik Fill. Through July 21, United Refining Co.'s Kwik Fill and Red Apple Food Mart locations will be selling paper cards to raise money for the 23rd annual Laurel Memorial Run and Walk. This is the ...

Valley Historical Society holds patriotic meeting

SINCLAIRVILLE – Members of the Valley Historical Society of Sinclairville met at the museum for a patriotic meeting and a patriotic cake. Diane Shaw, chaplain for the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 was the speaker on the “Patriotic Moment.” Shaw told a World War II account of four ...

Farmers Market coupon books available in Cattaraugus County

LITTLE VALLEY — Cathy Mackay, director of the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging/NY Connects, has announced that Cattaraugus County has been awarded 840 Senior Farmers Market coupon booklets valued at $16,800. Each booklet contains five $4 coupons and can be used to purchase fresh ...