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Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about Hollywood

The 13th meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held on Feb. 7 at the Lanford House hosted by Leanna McMahon. Fourteen members were in attendance. Vice-President Dr. Minda Rae Amiran welcomed members and thanked our hostess and presenter. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Jan. ...

Foundations partner for Give Big CHQ

Something BIG is returning. For the second year in a row, Give Big CHQ, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event, will raise as many dollars possible for local, nonprofit organizations. Scheduled for June 13, this year's event has one BIG change. This year, nonprofit ...

Reed, colleagues reintroduce School Resource Officer Act

Rep. Tom Reed announced he has joined colleagues to reintroduce the School Resource Officer Act to assist law enforcement agencies in hiring additional school resource officers (SROs) by directing funds for cost-share grants to pay the salaries and benefits of SROs. “We continue to receive ...

YWCA plans new program in March

WESTFIELD — The YWCA of Westfield is offering a new and exciting opportunity for community members ages 18 and older to engage in maximizing their health and well-being in 2019. The year’s programming will kick off on Saturday, March 9 with a three-hour workshop, “My Health Matters to ...

Boutique Air lost gamble on restoration of federal subsidy

JAMESTOWN — Boutique Air bet that promises of a better airline service would be enough to convince the federal government to restore an Essential Air Service subsidy to the Chautauqua County Airport at Jamestown. The airline was wrong. When the federal Department of Transportation issued ...

UPMC Chautauqua interim president glad to be in community

JAMESTOWN — Even though he is a lifelong resident of northwest Pennsylvania, Brian Durniok is enjoying his new surroundings in Western New York. Durniok is the new interim president at UPMC Chautauqua, a position he officially filled when former president and CEO Betsy T. Wright retired ...

Monnies donate to RO Foundation

The board and members of the Moniuszko Social Club made a donation to the RO Foundation. “We can’t thank them enough for their continued support,” said Maggie Owen, co-founder of RO Foundation. “We live in an amazing community filled with such generosity. We couldn’t do what we do ...

Frozen groundhog?

Phil Palen took this photo earlier this week while at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. He noted the ice formation looks like a groundhog emerging from its den. Could this be a larger than life sculpture of Dunkirk Dave?

Westfield Fire Department summarizes January activity

The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 53 calls for service during the month of January 2019. Of those calls, 39 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 24 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and four of them within the Town of Westfield. There were 11 EMS ...

Stroke, head injury support group meetings set for spring

Group meetings will be held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. in room E148 Thompson Hall unless otherwise stated beginning Tuesday. Meetings will provide an opportunity for individuals to improve communication skills, socialize and share experiences. Light refreshments will ...

Water line work begins Monday on Route 60

Construction on a water line replacement will begin Monday on Maple Avenue, also Route 60, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Dunkirk. As a result of the construction portions of the northbound lane of Route 60 between Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed and traffic lanes will be shifted ...

P.S. I Love You!

Miss Perry’s Kindergarten class at Dunkirk School 3 recently participated in “P.S. I Love You Day.” This special day was created to “stand up against bullying, help those who are suffering from depression, and ultimately prevent suicide. This day has been recognized since 2011 and is ...

Sheridan Memorial VFW Post No. 6390’s chicken barbecue fundraiser

Submitted Photo The Sheridan Memorial VFW Post No. 6390’s chicken barbecue fundraiser is this Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $10 or $11 at the door. The Post is located at 2556 Route 20, Silver Creek (near Sheridan). With questions, call 672-6011.

Tractor Supply aims to assist FFA chapters

Tractor Supply Co. stores, including the location in Dunkirk, have begun to collect donations to support grants for Future Farmers of America chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week from Monday to Feb. 24, Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at checkout while ...

Second indictment issued in drive-by shooting case

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face by ...

Woman severely burned in Arkwright incident

ARKWRIGHT — The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire that occurred at 2942 Route 83 Thursday morning. The initial report received was that a woman had set herself on fire around 7:38 a.m. A 42-year-old female was located at the residence and flown to ECMC in Buffalo. ...

Secret Shopper: Sounds cool until it’s a scam

BUFFALO — You’ve been invited to check out a favorite retailer by secretly shopping the store and evaluate the quality of service, product availability, and, the best part — keep the items plus earn a paycheck. It really does sound like a too-good-to-be-true opportunity, however, such a ...

Ontario police seek hit man possibly in WNY

Is there a Mafia hit man on the loose in the area? Police in Ontario have asked their colleagues in Western New York to be on the lookout for the man who gunned down a 43-year-old Hamilton resident with family ties to organized crime. Hamilton police on Wednesday released images of the ...

Water line work begins Monday in city on Route 60

Construction on a water line replacement will begin Monday on Maple Avenue, also Route 60, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Dunkirk. As a result of the construction portions of the northbound lane of Route 60 between Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed and traffic lanes will be shifted ...

Second indictment issued in drive-by shooting case

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face by a ...