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Fourth annual Fredonia Mini Maker Faire set for Saturday

The circus of creativity and inspiration to learn returns to the Fredonia State campus Saturday in the fourth annual Fredonia Mini Maker Faire. The fourth annual event, which takes place in the Williams and Science centers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., features dozens of local, regional and ...

VanDenVouver seeks resignations of city employees

Resignations were requested at the last Dunkirk Common Council meeting. During the public portion of the meeting, chairman-at-large candidate, Paul VanDenVouver commented that “people are not satisfied with the Al Zurawski and the Wendy Spinuzza thing.” According to a document ...

City festival finances scrutinized

Festivals in the city have never been more popular as droves of people gather to celebrate everything from the Fourth of July to Picnic at the Point. However, one issue remains to be addressed, the costs and profits of these festivals. At the recent meeting of the Common Council, one ...

Portland, auto shop owner in ticket dispute

PORTLAND — Al Seavy Automotive has been getting tickets on and off for almost a decade now, for charges ranging from having a vehicle on his sidewalk when there is no sidewalk in front of his business, to accusations of having tires and weeds on his property, which he disagrees ...

Fredonia Eagle Scout project renovates camp amphitheater

On Sunday, Sept. 22, a ceremony welcoming Justin Powell of Fredonia Boy Scout Troop 267 to the rank of Eagle Scout was celebrated at Camp Gross in Cassadaga at their newly reconstructed amphitheater. Justin has been an active member of Boy Scouts since entering the first grade, participating ...

Savor fall with no-bake pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin season is just the best. Fall has always been my favorite season, with the leaves changing and the air getting slightly colder, just enough to be able to bundle up with scarves and boots, but not enough to have snow. My husband and I recently visited California, and while I loved every ...

School 3 celebrates National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

Submitted photo On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Miss Alyssa Perry’s Kindergarten Class and Miss Amanda Kulig’s First Grade Class helped celebrate National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day at School 3. Mr. Alberto Benejan was greeted with his favorite Tim Horton’s coffee in the morning and ...

City teen gets taste of life, culture of Italy

By KAMARON HILLMAN I have been a High School student in Novara, Italy, for more than two weeks now. In that time, I have biked to school every weekday, eaten gelato with friends, window shopped in the city center, and more. My host family is wonderful, and I feel quite at home here. I think ...

Hero is coming home on Thursday

On Thursday morning around 9:30, a Dunkirk hero who died while fighting in the Korean War will finally come home again. Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker, whose remains were identified in August, is expected to be on a flight from Hawaii to the Buffalo airport to come back to Chautauqua ...

No tax hike in Rosas’ proposed budget

“Our proposed fiscal year 2020 budget is balanced. We will not be raising water rates, sewer fees or taxes this year,” was the sentiment shared by Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas at his Friday afternoon budget presentation. “The city of Dunkirk is moving forward and becoming a destination for ...

Pomfret man dies in tractor accident

A Pomfret man died Friday afternoon in an apparent tractor accident. According to State Police, at approximately 4 p.m. Daniel W. Hunt, 50, of 9232 Spoden Road was operating his 1976 International 966 Tractor traveling southbound on Rt. 60. Making a left turn onto his farm access road, the ...

Class system upsets Fredonia parents

Concerned middle school parents packed the Fredonia Board of Education meeting this week, worried that changes to student scheduling include separating high-achieving students into their own classes. The separation of students by academic ability is called tracking, and the system came under ...

Man dies in tractor accident

An individual died today in an apparent tractor accident. Around 4:10 p.m. members of the Fredonia and Cassadaga fire departments, along with the Chautauqua County responded to 9208 Rt. 60 in the town of Pomfret for a report of a subject trapped under a tractor. Upon arrival it was discovered ...

Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Thursday night honoring those who have dedicated their time and passion to their communities and the county as a whole. This year’s recipients have a lot to be proud of. “They’re honoring me because I do a lot of ...

City council candidates participate in debate

It’s a full ticket this year for Common Council seats in the city. With the exception of Second Ward, all the other seats are contested. At the League of Women Voters Meet the Candidates debate this week, eight people took center stage and hashed out their skills and thoughts over issues ...

St. George’s commitment ‘larger than life’

Gramps would have been proud. As Dr. Joshua Bald began the eulogy on Monday morning during a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony’s Church in Fredonia for Charles St. George, he recalled some advice from that respected man when it came to addressing a crowd and giving speeches. “Go from ...

Opioids driving up county costs

In a two-week period, Chautauqua County saw 10 babies test positive for opioids in a two-week span in mid-September. The statistic came up as part of a discussion of new and ongoing child and maternal health programs in Chautauqua County. A new program, paid for with a federal grant through ...

Fourth-graders spread kindness and charity, bottle cap by bottle cap

ANGOLA — “You’re beautiful.” “You’re good as gold.” “You’re as bright as a rainbow.” “You’re as young as cotton candy.” What kind words and what a kind way to start — or end — a day. At the Kind Kids Compliments store run by J.T. Waugh fourth graders, you can ...

Adjustments made to proposed county budget

MAYVILLE — The tax levy and rate will both increase after 2020 budget adjustments were approved by the Chautauqua County Legislature Audit and Control Committee. On Wednesday, the committee approved to increase the tax levy to $64,228,957, an increase of $2,317,810, or 3.7%. According to ...

Villenova dissolves planning board

VILLENOVA — Wednesday saw the final dissolution of Villenova’s planning board, in trend that’s growing more popular in small towns and villages around the region. “There is no requirement that a town have a planning board,” Town Supervisor Yvonne Park began. “If the planning ...