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Tampio Family reunion held on Aug. 3

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The Nappo reunion was held on Aug. 3 at the Dunkirk Conference Center. 84 guests attended. They traveled from Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. The family included the Tampios, Barrises and Johnsons. The oldest guests were Carm Nappo Tampio, her brother ...

Jamestown Cruise-In is Aug. 16

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The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to be partnering again this year with Der Kobblers Automobile Association to present Jamestown Cruise-In, Friday, August 16. This fun annual event will be held from 5-10 pm along Third Street between Washington and Spring Streets. Regional ...

New Horizons Band fall semester begins Aug. 28

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The New Horizons Band of Western New York will begin its fall semester on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The band is starting its 14th year in Western New York. New members are welcome to join in the fun of playing music together. New members should come to the lobby of Mason Hall at 2:50 p.m. on ...

Tom Reed meets with children with Type 1 Diabetes

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BEMUS POINT — Rep. Tom Reed recently met with a group of children and their parents, discussing ways Type 1 Diabetes impacts their daily lives. Tom, the father of a Type 1 Diabetic, understood that it isn’t as simple as pricking your finger in the morning and setting off for the day. ...

Sinclairville residents vote ‘no’ on dissolution

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The village of Sinclairville will officially not be dissolving. With a larger than expected turnout of 222 voters in the village, the final tally came out at 94 “Yes” votes and 128 “No” votes at the close of polling at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The votes were ...

Report filed on missing Housing Authority cash

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On the day the Dunkirk Housing Authority dismissed its former executive director, there was a report filed with the Dunkirk Police Department regarding missing money. According to a report obtained through a Freedom of Information request with the city police, Rachel Braidich called the ...

Reed talks trade, guns, Trump

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DAYTON — 23rd Congressional District U.S Representative Tom Reed held a town hall meeting in the Dayton Town Hall Monday, where he sat down one-on-one with the small 20-person room. The meeting got off to a smoother start than Reed’s prior town hall in Stockton a few months ago, and ...

Dunkirk school board fills numerous positions

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The Dunkirk Board of Education filled a series of open positions at their meeting Tuesday. In the three weeks since Sylvia Root has taken over as interim superintendent, the board, along with several administrative committees has been able to act on filling each of these vital roles at ...

Witnesses take stand in first day of rape trial

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MAYVILLE — A woman who said she was sexually assaulted at a Jamestown laundromat last year took the stand Tuesday in the first day of a trial for a Conewango man. The woman, who at times had to wipe tears from her eyes, said she feared for her life inside the bathroom of the Marion Street ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Fredonia Board of Trustees sets special meeting for Monday The Fredonia Board of Trustees has called a special meeting for Monday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in the second floor meeting room at Village Hall, 9-11 Church St. American Legion Post 62 organizational meeting today The Dunkirk ...

Presentation to focus on Brooks Locomotive Works

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The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s annual picnic will take place in Dunkirk on Aug. 21 at Point Gratiot Park. The event will also feature a lecture by local historians Roy Davis and Roger Schulenberg, focusing on the 150th Anniversary of the opening of Brooks Locomotive Works. The ...

Area youngsters attend summer coding camp

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The State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Computer and Information Sciences hosted a two-week computer coding camp in July for 15 students from local middle schools in Forestville, Fredonia and Silver Creek. During the first week, the campers learned how to write mobile apps ...

DEC inquiry reveals ‘unusual’ property in Gowanda

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GOWANDA — Two properties being eyed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the village were brought up to the board at their July meeting. Village attorney Deb Chadsey informed the board of the DEC’s intentions during her comments. “The DEC has asked the ...

Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix subject of ‘City Speaks’

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Dunkirk’s Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix 2019 is gearing up and ready to go. This week we have Larry Bleil with us to talk about the bigger and faster boats for this year’s race that will take place off our shore, here in Dunkirk, this coming Saturday and Sunday. To learn more about what ...

Access Chautauqua lists programs for week of Aug. 17-23

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Here is Access Chautauqua’s programming for the week of Aug. 17-23: ¯ “Chautauqua People,” hosted by John Viehe, will have Amanda Gates. violinist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. The program is at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ¯ “Chautauqua Sunrise,” hosted by Doc Hamels, will ...

Cunningham running for Fredonia trustee

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With the endorsements of the Independence, Republican and Conservative parties, Vicky Cunningham is running for trustee in the Village of Fredonia. Cunningham was born and raised in Cattaraugus County. She has lived in Fredonia for the last 12 years with her husband, Jeff, and their two ...

Driver of boat that hit Sunset Bay breakwall faces charges

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IRVING — The driver of a boat that crashed on a breakwall in Sunset Bay has been charged. The Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office Navigation Division announced that it has concluded its investigation into the boating crash which occurred around 2:25 a.m. on Aug. 5. The operator of the boat ...

New and improved

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Exactly four months and one day ago, Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas and Director of Planning and Development Rebecca Yanus led the groundbreaking ceremony of the pier improvement project. Despite the cold, rainy weather and vocal critics of the project, they were confident that the pier would be ...

Fredonia officials discuss generator

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Fredonia’s generator at Village Hall is fixed — sort of. Mayor Athanasia Landis told the Board of Trustees at its meeting Monday, “Apparently the transfer switch is not working.” That’s the part that automatically moves generated power into the Village Hall electrical ...