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Heritage Ministries awarded Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

Business

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has announced that Heritage Ministries has been awarded the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. All three Heritage Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation locations in Chautauqua County have been selected to receive the award- The Park, ...

Traffic shaping up as big Brooks concern

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Vehicular traffic — both land and aerial — is shaping up as a big concern surrounding Brooks-TLC Health System’s decision to build a new hospital on East Main Street in Fredonia. Much of the Fredonia Planning Board’s workshop Friday, held so members could discuss Brooks-TLC’s plan, ...

Fredonia State in loan position for next year

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A “self-inflicted wound” is how SUNY Fredonia College Council member JoAnn Niebel described New York state’s role in the college’s multi-million dollar deficit, which was the subject of a recent college council meeting. According to SUNY Fredonia President Virginia Horvath, Ph.D., over ...

Schumer downplays another shutdown

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JAMESTOWN — With another government shutdown looming, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY and Senate majority leader, said the likelihood of it happening is “small.” The previous shutdown lasted almost two months, making it the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. The closing left ...

National status expected for comedy center

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JAMESTOWN — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY and Senate majority leader, pushed for national recognition of Jamestown’s own National Comedy Center last year, but no action was taken in the Senate. However, Schumer, brimming within confidence, said this year was different. “The official ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Dunkirk School Board sets executive session An executive session of the Dunkirk Board of Education will be held Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the administrative conference room, 620 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk, to discuss a personnel matter. There will be no action taken following the ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ¯ JAMESTOWN — Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle on Steele Street in the city of Jamestown for having less than two functioning headlights on Thursday at approximately 8:08 p.m. The operator was identified as Jonathan R. Barlow, 46, of Jamestown. ...

‘Won’t you be my neighbor?’ on WQLN tonight

Local/Region

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” one of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, will come to WQLN TV 54 in a special presentation on the documentary showcase “Independent Lens,” tonight, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” a Focus Features release from Oscar ...

Son’s of American Legion donate to help female vets

Local/Region

The Son’s of American Legion Squad 59 hosted Pat Mleczko, Clinic director of the Dunkirk VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic at their January monthly meeting to present her on behalf of the VA with 4 $25 Walmart gift cards. The gift cards are meant to be used for female veterans in ...

High winds whip region

Local/Region

Winds, gusting to nearly 70 mph, are expected to continue through the afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, there is a high-wind warning until 5 p.m. today. One wind gust reached 67 mph at the Dunkirk Lighthouse while a 60 mph gust was reported in Fredonia and 55 mph at Dunkirk ...

Building the case for a new Brooks

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Nov. 10, 2017, was a day of sadness and excitement in Buffalo. Women’s and Children’s Hospital, which had been located on Bryant Street for decades, was moving to a new state-of-the-art facility in the Queen City’s medical corridor on Ellicott Street. More than a year later, not many of ...

Gowanda School Board addresses heating dilemma

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GOWANDA — Students were warm and safe at Gowanda Elementary School last week, despite rumors to the contrary. During this week’s board of education meeting, board member Janet Vogtli addressed the social media controversy surrounding an elementary school classroom that caused concern among ...

CLPRA irons out main goals

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MAYVILLE — In its second public meeting of the year, the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency (CLPRA) considered past presentations regarding the formation of a tax district to address health concerns of Chautauqua Lake. Don McCord, Chautauqua County director of planning ...

Cassadaga officials discuss water breaks, silent on Red House

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CASSADAGA — The injunction issued to Red House in Cassadaga may be on the minds of many, but information on the situation is proving much harder to come by. At the regular meeting of the Cassadaga Village Board on Wednesday, the very name “Red House” wasn’t uttered even once, though the ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Chautauqua Road in town of Portland closed PORTLAND — Due to road conditions as a result of the recent thaw, Chautauqua Road in the town has been closed by Supervisor Dan Schrantz until further notice. The portion of the road between County Road 380 and Bear Lake Road is specifically ...

Area Police

Area police

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office ≤ SHERMAN — On Jan. 31 at around 2:58 a.m., deputies responded to a vehicle rollover crash on Route 430. Deputies identified the alleged operator of the involved vehicle as Leanne E. Becker, 61, of North East, Pa. Following an investigation into the ...

Trinity Masterworks choir begins rehearsals Sunday

Local/Region

Trinity Masterworks choir will begin rehearsal for their Spring Concert this Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the nave of Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Day St., Fredonia. The concert is scheduled for April 28 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be held every Sunday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dust off your ...