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Judge grants protective order in Rushdie case

MAYVILLE — The lawyers representing a New Jersey man accused of stabbing famed author Salman Rushdie last month at Chautauqua Institution will be provided the names and contact information of potential witnesses. But that information cannot be shared with their client, Hadi Matar, until ...

Fredonia notes positive summer school results

With a shift in mentality to more of a “summer camp” feel as opposed to school, paired with reorganization of classroom assignment, Fredonia’s summer school program yielded positive results this year. The Fredonia Board of Education was pleased with the results shared in a presentation ...

Urgent repairs set for city fire headquarters

The Dunkirk Common Council approved emergency repairs to the tower at fire department headquarters on Eagle Street. AW Farrell & Son Inc. of Dunkirk was authorized to do roof work at the tower for $76,280 and do masonry repairs with a specialist subcontractor. The work will be paid for ...

‘Some consensus’: Dunkirk nearing short-term rental law

After much deliberation in the town of Dunkirk, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally starting to come into focus. The Town Board met last week for a workshop to discuss the drafting of a law to restrict short-term rental properties in the town. “We’ve tossed this thing around ...

GOP assails 4.2M absentee ballots sent by Dems

The state Democratic Party has sent pre-filled applications for absentee ballots to 4.2 million party members across the state — a move that has angered Republicans. Registered Democrats began receiving the ballots recently, and the news was reported earlier this weekend by the New York ...

East Dunkirk VFD seeks exemption from member cap

Legislation has been introduced in the state Legislature to allow the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department to accept more members who don’t live inside the district’s boundaries. In November, Kyle Damon, East Dunkirk fire chief, told Dunkirk Town Board members that calls have increased ...