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Mark Jaquith running for Charlotte Town Board

CHARLOTTE — Mark Jaquith is running for the town council position for the Town of Charlotte. He is a 1995 graduate of Cassadaga Valley Central School. He was raised and lives in the town of Charlotte with my wife and three children. He has worked in the lawn care industry for 24 years and ...

VanDenVouver announces candidacy for council seat

Paul VanDenVouver has announced his candidacy to run for the City Of Dunkirk councilman at-large post. VanDenVouver is a registered Independence and is endorsed by the Republican and Conservative parties. A Dunkirk High School graduate and a lifelong resident, VanDenVouver attended Jamestown ...

First Riding for Laurel event hits starting line on Nov. 2

The first Riding for Laurel event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2 at Chautauqua Health & Fitness at 1170 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Participants can choose from four sessions — all for one hour — starting at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. There is an entry fee of $25. If you ...

The Green celebrates retiree

Community members and staff at The Green, a Heritage rehab and skilled nursing community in Greenhurst, recently celebrated the retirement of Food Service Director, Ambie Green. An employee with Heritage for over five years, Green has worked each day to promote HOPE, DIGNITY and PURPOSEFUL ...

Pelletter seeks re-election for Hanover town council

Louis Pelletter is a lifelong residence of the town of Hanover. He graduated from Silver Creek Central School in 1970, Monroe Community College in 1972 and Buffalo State College in 1974 with a Bachelors of Science in criminal justice. He married the former Layna Breznak, a retired ...

Jamestown man facing cocaine charges

BUFFALO — A Jamestown man is facing cocaine charges after picking up a parcel carrying drugs. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Jeffrey John Guzman-Suarez, 29, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of ...

County observes national lead poisoning prevention week

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to recognize National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 20-26, 2019. This week is designed to raise local awareness about the danger of lead exposure and poisoning, educate parents about the importance ...

Bemus Point woman, no stranger to law, charged again

BEMUS POINT -- A 62-year-old woman is in trouble with the law again. On Wednesday, New York State Police troopers charged Sally Lawson of Bemus Point, with fourth-degree criminal mischief. Troopers responded to a residence in Bemus Point for a report of a domestic dispute. An investigation ...

City schools want input on next superintendent; forum Saturday

Community members are invited to take part in an event this morning at the Dunkirk High School that could help set the agenda for the coming years. Beginning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium, the district is hosting a forum led by its consultants, Western New York Educational Service Council, to ...

Literacy Volunteers concert series kicks off tonight

A bassoon ensemble from SUNY Fredonia will be playing at the Literacy Volunteers' bookstore at 7 tonight at 10 Park Place in Fredonia. This is the first of Literacy Volunteers' evening concert series.

Morgan wins endorsement from building, construction council

State Senate candidate Austin Morgan has been unanimously endorsed by the Southwestern New York Building and Construction Trades Council, a group representing 15 different local unions in Western New York. In a letter to the Austin Morgan for State Senate campaign, Council President Steven ...

Borrello receives endorsement of NRA Political Victory Fund

JAMESTOWN — George Borrello, the endorsed Republican, Conservative, Independence and Libertarian candidate for the State Senate’s 57th District, announced that he has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF). The NRA’s Political Victory Fund ...

Jim Spacht seeks reelection as Ripley highway supervisor

Jim Spacht, current town of Ripley highway superintendent, has been endorsed by: The Democratic Party, Working Families and the Independence Party in the upcoming General Election on Nov. 5. Jim has also won the endorsement from the New York State- Region 9 UAW. Jim is not afraid to make the ...

Belmont man one of three charged with DWI

RIPLEY — A Belmont man has been charged after an accident on Loomis Street earlier this month. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies reported today that about 1:43 a.m. Oct. 16, they responded to a crash in the town. Deputies identified the operator of the involved vehicle to be Joseph P. ...

Stolen gravestone from French Creek found in Erie

FRENCH CREEK — A gravestone stolen from the St. Mathias Cemetery on Wednesday has been located. On Friday, members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office did locate the stolen grave stone in the city of Erie. The investigation into this matter is continuing and charges are pending. The ...

Jamestown man facing cocaine charges

BUFFALO — A Jamestown man is facing cocaine charges after picking up a parcel filled with drugs at the city post office. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Jeffrey John Guzman-Suarez, 29, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to ...

Dunkirk looking for businesses to take part in Small Business Saturday

The City of Dunkirk’s Planning and Development Department is seeking local businesses to participate in Small Business Saturday activities on Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday is a national celebration that encourages shoppers to patronize local stores. “Local businesses are so important ...

Bud ‘n Bloom Club discusses table decor

Submitted Photo Janet Centner provided an extensive and entertaining program for the Bud ‘n Bloom garden club demonstrating holiday tablescapes. While she created a number of lush centerpieces, Centner provided many possible combinations of napkins, runners, placemats and overlays to ...

Halloween Science Fair at Fredonia focuses on magic

What do helium bubbles, a fire snake and elephant toothpaste have in common? They’re all prime-time attractions at the magic-themed annual Halloween Science Fair that members of the Chemistry Club will stage over two days on the third floor of the Science Center at the State University of ...

Andrea Babcock seeks re-election for town clerk

WESTFIELD — Andrea L. Babcock is seeking re-election for a second four- year term of office as town clerk. Andrea and her family, husband Shawn, sons Bret and Bradley and family dog Conor, reside in the Village of Westfield. Their son Bret is attending his first year of college and Bradley is ...