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Upheaval in the hills: Blasting takes toll on nature, residents

VILLENOVA — In the hills of this town and portions of neighboring Hanover, a major green-energy project has taken on the look of an enviromental disaster. Concrete litters parts of the landscape while nearby residents worry streams and creeks are becoming contaminated as blasting ...

SUNY numbers still work in progress

The SUNY Fredonia College Council heard plenty of sunny talk about commencement and the campus fight against COVID-19 at its quarterly meeting this month. The storm clouds of stagnant enrollment were still on the agenda, however. Stephen Kolison, the university’s president, started his ...

Rally calls for love, unity after shootings

JAMESTOWN — Just 10 days apart, two mass shootings in the United States claimed the lives of nearly 30 people. Amid the senseless violence, area faith leaders organized a “Love Thy Neighbor” rally Friday at the Jamestown Municipal Building. In addition to church leaders, local ...

State looks to tax streaming services

Video streaming services could soon be a $250 to $500 million a year revenue stream for state and local governments. State Sen. Kevin Parker, D-New York City, has introduced S.9254 to amend the state Tax Law to establish a tax on direct broadcast satellite and video streaming services. ...

Fredonia ticket sale has family ties

Fredonia Police Officer Brittany Lancaster has brought a tradition full circle, by appearing in this year’s photo promoting the annual Fredonia Police Benevolent Association picnic. The picture always depicts a Fredonia police officer selling the first ticket for the fundraising event to ...

Total loss: Morning fire destroys town of Charlotte home

A town of Charlotte woman was being assisted by the Red Cross after fire destroyed her home early Thursday. Sinclairville firefighters were alerted to the blaze on Rood Road just before 5 a.m. First responders from surrounding departments provided assistance. Photographs posted to social ...