Local/Region

Sen. Young secures $60K for project crossroads

JAMESTOWN — Sen. Cathy Young (R,C,I-57th District) announced that she has secured $60,000 in the state budget to help domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in Chautauqua County. The funding supports Project Crossroads, a partnership between the Jamestown Police Department and ...

WMH Auxiliary 2018 citrus sale underway

If you enjoy fresh, juicy, mouthwatering citrus fruits at holiday time, you are in luck! The Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is having a citrus sale. All fruit is USDA No. 1 Quality from Brigiotta’s Wholesale, Jamestown. Brigiotta’s is well known for its high quality produce and ...

Reed humbled by Trump endorsement

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he was humbled to learn President Donald Trump publicly endorsed him for re-election. In a Twitter post Monday, Trump said, “Congressman Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd District has done a great job. He has my complete and total Endorsement.” Reed, R-Corning, is ...

Literacy volunteers expands services

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is happy to announce that it has received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to staff a part-time office in Jamestown. Filling a unique place in the array of social services, Literacy Volunteers offers free one-on-one tutoring in basic ...

Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society to meet Nov. 11

The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Meetings will be held Sunday afternoons during the fall and winter months as the daylight gets shorter. This month’s presenter will be Katherine Green, who will ...

Brocton Elementary School Academic Honors

Brocton Elementary School releases academic honors for the first quarter Honor and merit roll students for the first quarter have been announced by Sandra Kopiczak, Brocton Elementary School Principal. They are as follows: 3rd Grade High Honor Roll: Dylan Enders, Noah Riley. 3rd Grade ...

Lil Magill’s wins Red White & Blues Festival award

After one of the best attended Red White & Blues Festivals in downtown Fredonia this September, a winner of the “Best Cocktail in Fredonia” award has been selected. The winner, Lil Magill’s, located at 13 Water St. in Fredonia, was presented with a trophy and special prize by the ...

Fredonia Shakespeare Club learns about Winston Churchill

The third meeting of the Fredonia Shakespeare Club was held recently at the home of Dr. Irene Strychalski. President Joyce Haines welcomed 13 members. President Haines welcomed new member, Lisa Mertz. Priscilla Bernatz read the minutes from the Oct. 18 meeting. The minutes were approved as ...

Forestville announces Farm-to-School Grant

Through a two-year $81,820 New York State Farm-to-School grant, Forestville Central School District continues to strengthen their relationships with local farmers. This mutually beneficial grant provides opportunities for the students, farmers and communities. This grant money expands the ...

Thespian Society musical takes center stage Wednesday, Thursday

GOWANDA — A ravenous plant, a meek and geeky protagonist, and a Greek chorus are preparing to delight audiences in the village in November. The Thespian Society of the Gowanda Central School District has been working since June to present the community with a production of "Little Shop of ...

Veterans Remembrance Ceremony slated for Friday

The State University of New York at Fredonia is celebrating its 11th Veterans Remembrance Ceremony this Friday at 3:30 p.m., in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. The celebration got its start due to the growing number of student veterans on the Fredonia campus. Seeing the need for more ...

Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates meet

The Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently held their regular monthly meeting at the Brocton Legion Post 434, W. Main St. in Brocton. The meeting was opened with the pledge of allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for all deceased members, for the victims of recent mass ...

The power of a local coalition

The power of bringing people and organizations together with a clear objective, focused goals, and continuous action has been demonstrated by the Chautauqua County Education Coalition. A few years ago a group of business, school, not for profit, foundation and post-secondary leaders gathered in ...

Alternate parking in city begins today

Alternate and overnight parking regulations on streets in the city of Dunkirk will be changing in November to assist snow removal efforts during the Winter Months. Overnight Parking rules go into effect today and stay in effect through April 6, 2019. For overnight regulations parking is ...

Halloween fun in Westfield

Getting in the spirit at the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department’s Halloween party for children on Oct. 31 at the fire hall by serving treats of donut holes and apple cider were Westfield-Mayville Rotarians (left to right) Tracy Bennett, Barbara Fay, J.B. Dunn, Tom Berkhouse, and, taking the ...

Dunkirk Democrats endorse Einach candidacy

Dunkirk’s Democratic leadership endorsed Judith S. Einach, candidate for the NY Assembly. During an upbeat endorsement celebration Dunkirk’s elected officials stood proudly by their choice for the Assembly. “I’m grateful to have the support of Mayor Rosas and everyone else with me ...

Young seeking re-election to state senate

Emphasizing her commitment to serving her constituents and advocating for rural communities, Senator Catharine M. Young officially announced she is seeking re-election to the New York State Senate in the 57th District, which encompasses Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and half of Livingston ...

Business owner launches independent bid for Seneca Nation Council

IRVING — Harold “Beaver” Parker, a business owner and member of the Seneca Nation has announced his independent candidacy for the Seneca Nation Council. Noting his campaign as focused on helping the people, Parker outlined his three-point platform. “First, I believe in the customs and ...

Robinson running for Villenova Town Council

VILLENOVA — J.D. Robinson Sr. is running for Villenova Town Council. In his announcement, he states, “We all have an opportunity for civic duty. For me it is not just voting, but running for the Villenova Town Board as Councilman this November 6th. As councilman I want to make “your ...