Former resident, family stuck in Vietnam

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When Meghan Bartok and her fiance, James, moved to Vietnam they never could have imagined the difficulties they would face. With the spread of COVID-19, the couple and their baby, Claire, are stuck in the middle of an intense lockdown where they are confined to their home and cannot leave ...

Silo salute is U.S. proud

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SINCLAIRVILLE — Retired dairy farmer John Swanson had an idea last year to turn a part of his farm into a 9/11 remembrance memorial. With the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks being next week, Swanson wanted the memorial done, and with the help of his daughter Amanda and ...

Bill introduced for state holiday

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With the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks nearing, legislation has been introduced to make Sept. 11 a public holiday in New York state. Assemblyman Michael Lawler, R-Pearl River, recently introduced A.8191 to amend several sections of state law to make Sept. 11 a ...

Fredonia eyes adding DPW position

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The Fredonia Board of Trustees appears set to add a full-time employee at the Department of Public Works, over the objections of Mayor Douglas Essek and Trustee James Lynden. “Scott (Marsh, DPW director) said that with some of the projects that used to be done with the DPW, that an ...

Lingering pandemic forces businesses to think ahead


Chautauqua County Businesses have by and large done a great job to adapt and overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last eighteen months. While business has mostly returned to “normal,” who knows what may be coming as winter approaches and cases are on the rise both ...

Silver Creek GOP sets candidates


SILVER CREEK — The village of Silver Creek Republicans recently held their caucus for the upcoming election in November. Sharon Burt served as the temporary Caucus secretary in the absence of permanent Caucus secretary Donna Metzger. Marv Cummings was nominated as Temporary Caucus ...