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Frozen groundhog?

Local/Region

Phil Palen took this photo earlier this week while at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. He noted the ice formation looks like a groundhog emerging from its den. Could this be a larger than life sculpture of Dunkirk Dave?

Westfield Fire Department summarizes January activity

Local/Region

The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 53 calls for service during the month of January 2019. Of those calls, 39 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 24 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and four of them within the Town of Westfield. There were 11 EMS ...

Community Bank rated highly by Forbes

Business

Forbes magazine recently ranked Community Bank N.A. third in the nation for financial performance in a study analyzing 10-key metrics related to growth, asset quality, capital adequacy and profitability for the nation’s 100 largest banks and thrifts. This is the eighth year running that ...

Renovate vs. relocate: Residents protest to keep Brooks in Dunkirk

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A rally to save Brooks Memorial Hospital in the city of Dunkirk commenced Friday afternoon on the sidewalk along Central Avenue. The rally, organized by Don Williams and Frank Beach, started taking shape Feb. 9, and throughout the week members of the public were invited to join others at the ...

Steamburg man dies in Gerry accident

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GERRY — Paul R. Newell, 43, of Steamburg has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle accident on Gerry-Ellington Road on Friday morning. The accident was reported around 11:23 a.m. Friday 2571 Gerry-Ellington Road, Gerry, with first responders on the scene by 11:29 a.m. ...

Fredonia Fire plans classes with new equipment

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The Fredonia Fire Department is looking to recruit a new, crack force of life-saving first responders. They want you to be in it. Using newly acquired, highly realistic dummies for teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, along with an automated external defibrillator (AED) ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Public hearing for Ball Hill Wind set for Wednesday The New York State Public Service Commission will hold a public statement hearing and procedural conference to receive comments on Ball Hill Wind Energy’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a planned wind ...

Area police

Area police

¯ On Monday Eric S. Centner, 37, of Fredonia was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, suspended registration, no insurance and expired inspection. ¯ On Monday Juan Reyes-Newmayer, 41, of Dunkirk was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed ...

Stroke, head injury support group meetings set for spring

Local/Region

Group meetings will be held the first and third Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. in room E148 Thompson Hall unless otherwise stated beginning Tuesday. Meetings will provide an opportunity for individuals to improve communication skills, socialize and share experiences. Light refreshments will ...

Water line work begins Monday on Route 60

Local/Region

Construction on a water line replacement will begin Monday on Maple Avenue, also Route 60, between Sixth and Seventh streets in Dunkirk. As a result of the construction portions of the northbound lane of Route 60 between Sixth and Seventh streets will be closed and traffic lanes will be shifted ...

P.S. I Love You!

Local/Region

Miss Perry’s Kindergarten class at Dunkirk School 3 recently participated in “P.S. I Love You Day.” This special day was created to “stand up against bullying, help those who are suffering from depression, and ultimately prevent suicide. This day has been recognized since 2011 and is ...

Tractor Supply aims to assist FFA chapters

Local/Region

Tractor Supply Co. stores, including the location in Dunkirk, have begun to collect donations to support grants for Future Farmers of America chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week from Monday to Feb. 24, Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at checkout while ...

Second indictment issued in drive-by shooting case

Local/Region

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face by ...

WMH Foundation announces successful 2018 annual campaign

Business

WESTFIELD — Once again, generous donors have succeeded in taking the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation's goal over the top in its 40th anniversary year. The 2018 annual campaign raised an impressive $352,849 allowing the foundation to continue to fulfill its mission: As the major source ...

Crowd rallies to keep Brooks in Dunkirk

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A group of residents from the city and around the region attended a rally this afternoon to keep Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk. Cars honked horns as the protesters lined Central Avenue from Sixth to Fifth streets carrying signs. Here is our coverage from the event on Facebook live:

Sugar and spice and all things nice

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That’s what the Dunkirk Teachers’ Association Progress Team is made of! Now in their 15th year of baking and plating Valentine’s Day cookies for local senior citizens, the Dunkirk Teachers’ Association, along with National Honor Society students, gathered on Thursday at Dunkirk Middle ...

Paving the way for visits to our waters

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What is the best way for motorists or tourists to arrive at Dunkirk’s waterfront? That question has been a focal point by leaders and consultants in the effort to build on the city’s reputation of being a summer destination. Planners in recent years have held meetings and group sessions ...

Property tax payment extension for municipalities affected by storms

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All residents in Chautauqua County and a handful of other area municipalities will have extra time to pay their property tax payment. Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order extending the property tax payment due date in municipalities impacted by recent winter storms. This ...