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Education department launches Parent Dashboard

The state Education Department has launched a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard features a clean, simple design to better provide parents with ...

County Libertarian Party holds 6th annual convention

BEMUS POINT — The Chautauqua County Libertarian Party held its annual convention recently at the See-Zurh House in Bemus Point. Andrew Martin Kolstee, party chairman, called the convention to order. The following officers were elected for 2020-21: Andrew Martin Kolstee as chair and ...

Bashaw overtakes Sedota in Fredonia trustee race

EvaDawn Bashaw will apparently retain her seat on the Fredonia Village Board after initially trailing following last week’s general election. Absentee and provisional affidavit ballots were counted Tuesday by the Chautauqua County Board of Elections. Bashaw, who was appointed to the village ...

County seeks to lease light trucks instead of purchasing them

Chautauqua County has decided to continue renting certain vehicles and instead of owning them. During the county Legislature’s Public Facilities Committee meeting, lawmakers unanimously approved two resolutions for light duty trucks. Brad Bentley, county Department of Public Facilities ...

Coalition of county women host author

The Coalition of Chautauqua County Women and Girls announces its first virtual gathering featuring author Susan Straight. The event will be held on Wednesday at 4 p.m. via Zoom, in partnership with Chautauqua Institution. Susan Straight will discuss her critically acclaimed book In the ...

Cassadaga Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary Unit 1280 held its regular monthly meeting at the legion post with 12 senior members at the meeting and five officers present. Guidelines were followed according to the governor’s protocol; masks were worn, social distancing was observed, and sanitizer was ...

Westfield school board presented on special education services

WESTFIELD — “What makes us different, unique, and fantastic,” said Westfield Academy and Central School CSE Chairperson Amy Webb, “is that we have all of these special education services in house.” Webb offered a presentation on the district’s special education services to board ...

State bills quietly signed into law

Quietly, more than 50 pieces of legislation were signed into law in October by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Many of the bills are local matters for communities throughout the state. A few, however, will have some statewide impact. Among them are the following: ¯ A.10464/S.8464A, legislation ...

Weatherization bags handed out on tent day

Southwestern Independent Living Center’s Judy Wroda and SNAP representative Alana Meyers recently stood under a blue tent at SILC’s office on the corner of Main and Tenth streets and handed out weatherization bags donated by National Fuel in the final day of outdoor tent availability this ...

The Office for the Aging/Veteran Services Agency relocation approved

The Office for the Aging and the county Veterans Services have been given final approval to relocate their Jamestown offices. During the recent Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, lawmakers unanimously approved a 15-year lease for the Office for the Aging and the Chautauqua County ...

SUNY sets spring plans, no break

As New York State and the nation continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras today outlined a sweeping, system-wide plan that will allow campuses to safely return to in-person instruction for the spring semester, ...

Lakewood man accused of exposing self to youths

JAMESTOWN — A Lakewood man already facing a public lewdness charge in the village is now accused of exposing himself to several youths in Jamestown. The Jamestown Police Department on Saturday announced the arrest of 41-year-old John L. Hollingsworth on charges of public lewdness and three ...

Common Council passes PBA contract

The Dunkirk Common Council passed a unanimous vote at its Nov. 3 meeting for the Police Benevolent Association contract. Following an executive session where information was shared more throughly, Mayor Wilfred Rosas stated that “there was discussion made on my behalf with the ...

Conticello named to SUNY Student Voices Action panel

Conticello named to SUNY Student Voices Action Committee Sarah Conticello, a State University at Fredonia junior, has been selected as one of 27 students from throughout SUNY to serve on its newly formed Student Voices Action Committee. Conticello, from Lake Grove on Long Island, is ...

NCCF offers COVID relief grants

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the nonprofits in the northern Chautauqua County area, the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is providing grants through its Relief, Recovery and Reimagine grant program. To date, the foundation has awarded grants that support recovery ...

City begins leaf pickup Monday

The city of Dunkirk Department of Public Works will begin leaf pickup with a city-wide sweep on Monday, starting in District A. Once the first sweep of District A is complete, crews will then move to District B. District C and District D will follow in order. Only leaves in open/untied ...

More SNAP benefits for low income families on the way

The state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is making more than $100 million in additional emergency food assistance to help New Yorkers avoid food insecurity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. About 700,000 low-income individuals and families enrolled in the SNAP program will ...

Community notebook

Soil, Water Board meets Nov. 18 The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at a location to be determined. Those interested in attending are asked to call 664-2351 at ext. 102 to provide contact information. The ...

Prevention Works plans free of charge parenting program

“Active Parenting” for parents of children between the ages of 5 and 12 is being offered from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 through Zoom video meeting software. The training is offered through a grant from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a ...

Crisis fund sends aid to schools

The Chautauqua County Crisis Response Fund: COVID-19 Fund recently awarded $66,500 through its School Support for Students and Families grant program. The program fills funding gaps to help school districts as they face increased costs and uncertain future funding. Each of the county’s 18 ...