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New school board member returns

GOWANDA — For the third time in four meetings, the Gowanda school board welcomes a new member. Early in October, they welcomed John Waterman, then saw Michele Jackson join as a student board member later in the month, and at their last meeting, Board Member Jim Hotnich resigned due to ...

NYS senators introduce bill limiting emergency declarations

Two Republican state senators from Erie County want to give local legislatures a say in local emergency designations. State Sen. Patrick Gallivan, R-Elma, has introduced S.7545 with co-sponsorship from Sen. Edward Rath III, R-Williamsville, to make proclamations extending local states of ...

Despite dissent, Gerace named new chief

Longtime Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace will be Fredonia’s new police chief after a 3-1 vote of the village Board of Trustees Monday night. Trustee James Lynden voted “no,” and Mayor Douglas Essek also voiced an objection to the hire. Their issues were not with Gerace, who was ...

Fredonia to start Wall of Honor

Beginning in the new year, the Fredonia Central School District will look to honor employees from over the years in a different way. Fredonia’s development of a school Wall of Honor should be underway at the beginning in January. The Wall of Honor was put in place by a guiding document ...

Schuyler calls COVID surge ‘scary’

The number of people with COVID-19 in Chautauqua County hospitals has surged in the past week, and those inflicted with the virus seeking medical care are likely higher than what’s known and will continue to rise during the holidays. “I don’t think the public is realizing what’s ...

‘Jovial’ and bright:Tree lighting part of events in Gowanda

GOWANDA — For the 10th consecutive year, the Gowanda Chamber of Commerce will be lighting their tree at Chang Hu Park on Saturday near the end of the daylong Christmas in Gowanda festivities within the village. Though it’s listed as the 10th annual, the Christmas festivities, ...