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Hanover in dispute over pact with sheriff

HANOVER — The town continues to work with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department to finalize its next contract, and according to Hanover Town Councilman Bernard Feldmann, there isn’t much good news to report on that front. Feldmann said he requested the price point for the contract ...

Gowanda working to revive UPK

GOWANDA — Earlier this month, Superintendent Dr. Robert Anderson said that the universal prekindergarten program that was being run by Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. will no longer be available for the upcoming school year due to staffing shortages and a desire to consolidate the program. This ...

Buffalo senator targets use of armor

Two years ago, there was no appetite for anyone in the state Senate to sponsor legislation criminalizing the use of body armor. There is now. Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, has introduced S.9407 in the state Senate to amend the state Penal Law to change the state’s laws for body vests. A ...

Sign of ‘inclusion’: Fredonia school mural nears completion

The hallways near the office in the Fredonia Middle School will soon gain some new decor. Thanks to the efforts of middle school art teacher Mackenzie Sheldon and the art club she runs for kids in grades five through eight, the group is coming together to work on a mural that will hang in ...

City church plans service for Buffalo

In response to the recent mass shooting in Buffalo committed by a white supremacist, Dunkirk’s Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a prayer service Thursday for families who lost loved ones. “We want to put emphasis on the importance of being aware of the community we live ...

Fireworks on Fourth may face some changes

SILVER CREEK — Mayor Jeff Hornburg expressed last week that there’s a little concern for the village’s firework display for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. It stems from the fact the village has lost a good majority of its beach at Borrello Park. “We used to have enough beach ...