Dunkirk hears updates on School 4, return


The Dunkirk Board of Education heard updates about preparation for the upcoming school year at a Tuesday meeting. The district has already held orientation for kids who will be attending the reconfigured Middle School, according to Superintendent Mike Mansfield. Students from grades three ...

Black Violin to perform at Chautauqua Institution


When asked what people should know about classical and hip-hop musicians Black Violin, Wil Baptiste said, “It’s like a big bowl of gumbo, with a lot of different ingredients. The main ingredient being classical (music).” Black Violin, comprised of Baptiste on viola and Kev Marcus on ...

County Genealogical Society meets, makes plans


CASSADAGA — Members and guests of the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society met at the Cassadaga American Legion hall for their July meeting. President Gail Dash opened the meeting with a welcome to all and held a “go-around” so that all could introduce themselves. Gail read the ...

UPDATE: Crash on Thruway claims life

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One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a crash between a vehicle and a state Thruway truck Monday afternoon on Interstate 90 in the town of Pomfret. A portion of the eastbound lane, between the Dunkirk and Westfield exits, was reduced to one lane as a result of the crash ...

Biden says he stands ‘squarely behind’ Afghanistan decision

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking a defiant tone, President Joe Biden said Monday that he stands "squarely behind" his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan and that the Afghan government's collapse was quicker than anticipated. Biden said he was faced with a choice between sticking ...

Krusaders shine in opener

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Chase Haglund ripped a double down the left-field line to lead off the top of the first inning Saturday night in Game 4 of the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series. Jamestown was just getting started. Behind strong pitching from starter Ashton Putney and timely hitting, including two singles ...