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Biochemistry student builds strong foundation for geriatric medicine career

Christina Witters of Webster is getting an early start on pursuing a career in geriatric medicine by working as a nursing aide while progressing through the Early Acceptance program that the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) offers in conjunction with the State University at ...

SUNY announces fall Dean’s List

State University of New York at Fredonia President Stephen H. Kolison, Jr., Ph.D. announced that approximately 1,750 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. Dean’s List students have earned a grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher for that semester ...

Dunkirk graduate celebrated

Dunkirk High School celebrated the January 2021 graduation of Mark Allen Milliman Jr. Pictured are Michael Mansfield, district superintendent; Mark Allen Milliman Jr. and JulieAnn Hoerner, Dunkirk High School principal.

Westfield a finalist in We The People competition

WESTFIELD — Greg Birner, Westfield Academy and Central School’s Social Studies teacher, and his We the People Team have experienced unprecedented success this year by placing second at states with an invitation to nationals. Birner has been coaching We the People teams since 2007. To ...

‘The Little Hospital That Could’ is a success

WESTFIELD — Donors to the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation donated close to $280,000 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to support the foundation’s mission. With its partner, Allegheny Health Network, AHN-Westfield Memorial Hospital worked to be among the first in the area ...

Rotarians in area earn high honors

With great pride the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville announced that three of its members have recently earned their next levels of Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow recognition. The members and their levels are Tracy Bennett, PH +1; Dan Smith, PH +2; and Sue Hammond, PH +4. A Paul ...

Robin St. pathway getting security upgrades

After two years of complaints and multiple cleanup attempts, the Robin Street tunnel that links Robin near Second to Third Street in Dunkirk is finally having an overhaul with security measures installed. “We are contracting with DFT Communications to put in high-tech cameras and a monitor ...

Options to improve salting roads heard

Public Facilities Director Brad Bentley is always looking for ways to improve salting Chautauqua County’s 550 miles of roads. Recently he attended some presentations put on by Lake George area municipalities about ways to better salt roads. He shared some of what was discussed at the ...

Group aims to educate, ‘change Dunkirk’

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles in honor of Black History Month. Black in Action is a cultural awareness group that began in the summer. They strive to spread cultural awareness in regard to the city of Dunkirk as a whole — not just one racial group. It’s called ...

Wendel: ‘Hats off’ to residents as COVID stats trend down

Chautauqua County arguably had one of its best weeks statistically this year when it comes to new COVID cases, hospitalizations and active cases over a seven-day span. County Executive PJ Wendel attributed the ongoing downward trend in those crucial categories to residents complying with ...

Investigation into decisions at nursing homes sought by Goodell

Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, wants the chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee to look into why the state chose to transfer patients recovering from COVID-19 into nursing homes. Goodell sent a letter to Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, D-New York City, on Thursday asking ...

‘Positive’ vision, ethic energized downtowns

David C. Bryant had a knack for looking ahead while reflecting on the past. It was a part of his love for life and passion for this community. You could see it in his brilliant smile — and in the relationships he built that led to a renovation of many historic structures that dot the ...

Vaccine appointments remain difficult to obtain locally

Chautauqua County continues to only get small amounts of the COVID-19 vaccine, making it difficult for residents to get appointments. During the legislature’s Human Services Committee meeting, Christine Schuyler, public health director and commissioner of Social Services, discussed the ...

Damaged Brocton home to be demolished

BROCTON — The home that caught fire one week ago on Main Street in Brocton is still standing, although it will not be for very long. At the request of Brocton Mayor Art Miller and the rest of the Village Board, the building is to be demolished as an emergency tear down, code enforcement ...

Reed: Cuomo lying about covering up nursing home COVID deaths

Calling it a cover up, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is lying about withholding data on virus-related nursing home deaths in the state. During his weekly conference call with regional media, Reed said he is pleased the F.B.I. and the U.S. attorney for the ...

Arkwright to look at building plans in March

ARKWRIGHT — Town officials continue to consider plans to renovate several of the town buildings, with the top priority being the town hall building and the barns where they keep their plows. One of the next steps they are taking in this process is having an architect come and help them ...

‘Completely different’

Despite COVID-19, many turned out for Ash Wednesday services in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. While St. Anthony of Padua’s service was small — around 50, Holy Trinity and St. Hedwig’s saw turnouts of between 70 to 100 parishioners. “It’s a lot like a family where some people can’t ...

Questions linger over weed legalization

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to answer the questions about legalized marijuana raised over the course of several years by local state representatives. Cuomo on Tuesday released his 30-day amendments to legislation establishing a comprehensive adult-use marijuana program in New York state. ...

Wendel to give State of the County address

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel is ready to take on 2021 and share with residents his goals for the new year. On Feb. 24, Wendel will be giving his State of the County address at 6:30 p.m. during the monthly Chautauqua County Legislature meeting. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed ...

Gowanda schools make play for eSports

GOWANDA — Conventional sports have always been a way for students at high schools to get involved in the community, outside of just attending classes. They encourage teamwork skills, strategy, and a multitude of other skills that help kids develop and grow. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...