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Zoning says no to town rental

Residents of Woodlands Drive in Dunkirk finally got their answer on whether the vacation rental that has been a topic of controversy for months will be allowed to continue operation. After the brief meeting of the town of Dunkirk Zoning Board this week, the Woodlands residents can rest ...

Playground, cameras highlight village efforts

SILVER CREEK — Mayor Jeff Hornburg gave an update on the playground equipment they’re exploring, and mentioned that he had a meeting with John Curtis from JCD Design this month to further discuss a possible purchase. “If we do this, and that’s an if, we’re not going to do this ...

Senate takes aim at election boards

Add election reform legislation to the list of items in a holding pattern as the state legislative session nears a close. The state Senate recently approved several election bills, though it is uncertain if the legislation will be taken up by the Assembly before the end of the session in ...

Open meeting ‘abuse’ comes with no penalties

Prior to Wednesday night’s Chautauqua County Legislature meeting, elected Republicans and Democrats went their separate ways to gather in a closed session to discuss whatever they wanted. For the record, both parties were doing nothing illegal. Political caucusing is allowed under the New ...

World War II vet is grand marshal

A World War II veteran and Westfield resident has been named grand marshal by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council for this year’s services and parade that will take place on Memorial Day. Hoyt Prince, 98, served with the U.S. Army in the infantry working with the motor pool working with ...

Participants in city have a day to shine

The Special Olympics held its annual northern Chautauqua County track and field events at Dunkirk Junior-Senior High School Wednesday afternoon. The athletes paraded around the Dunkirk Middle School block before the opening ceremony at Karl Hoeppner Field. Hundreds of Dunkirk school ...