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Congressman Nick Langworthy appointed to House Agriculture Committee

“I am honored to have been selected by Chairman GT Thompson and my colleagues to serve on the House Agriculture Committee. Western New York and the Southern Tier have a rich agriculture history from small family farms getting passed down from generation to generation to an up-and-coming ...

Family Service of Chautauqua Region to host Pasta for a Purpose fundraiser

MAYVILLE — Family Service of the Chautauqua Region will host its annual Pasta for a Purpose fundraiser from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Chautauqua Suites, 215 West Lake Road, Mayville. The dinner will be catered by Chautauqua Suites and will offer a choice of pasta entrees including ...

Michigan group questions tax district

A Michigan-based group is on the record in opposition of new taxes from a Chautauqua Lake taxing district. Freshwater Future, based on Petoskey, Mich., is an organization that works to protect and restore the health of the Great Lakes. In addition to the Great Lakes, the organization focuses ...

Comedy Center awarded grant for archival project

Last week, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced $28.1 million in grants for 204 humanities projects across the country. One of these grants was awarded to the National Comedy Center’s Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum. On Jan 10, it was announced that the museum would be ...

Area police

ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Jason S. Smith, 52, no address listed, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Officers responded at 6 a.m. Sunday to a 911 hang up call. Upon arrival, officers could hear arguing inside a residence. Smith was taken into custody due to having a valid ...

Two dogs die in accidental Westfield fire

WESTFIELD — A structure fire at 6904 Sherman Westfield Road on Sunday evening led to the deaths of a pair of dogs. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report that at around 9:37 p.m., The Westfield Fire Department and several mutual aid fire departments responded to the blaze in the ...