Diocese eyes major parish closings


Major changes are in store for the north county Catholic parishes, according to recommendations for Southern Tier West Vicariate from the Buffalo Catholic diocese. As part of the Rightsizing and Restructuring plan, the Dunkirk-Fredonia region would go from six parishes to one. In Family 3, ...

Fredonia unable to pass housing pledge


Two absent members and a third’s unclear vote led to confusion on the Fredonia Board of Trustees’ “Pro Housing Communities Pledge” resolution Monday. The measure did not pass, though it is almost certain to come back up at a future meeting. According to Mayor Michael Ferguson, the ...

City still awaiting audit reports


Councilman-at-large Nick Weiser offered an update on audits of Dunkirk’s troubled finances during a Common Council meeting last week. “The 2022 audit related documents have all been submitted to our independent auditors for their review. We expect that audit to be completed by the end of ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Meat and shrimp bingo set for Saturday The Sons of the American Legion, Squad 59, will be holding a new and improved Meat and Shrimp Bingo fundraiser organized by Dave Schanzlin on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Twelve rounds of ...

Area Police

Area police

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RIPLEY – Tyler B. Milliron, 28, of 22 Mechanic St., Ripley was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division investigated a report of a stolen handgun from a residence in Ripley on May 28. ...