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Versailles Community Association fall bazaar Saturday The Versailles Community Association will host its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center at 11703 Main St., Versailles. It’s a great place to find those special holiday gifts. Gowanda High School ...

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New York State Police at Jamestown ¯FALCONER — A Lakewood man who has a history of driving violations is facing new charges after being pulled over on Tuesday. State Police in Jamestown charged Corey Reichardt, 27, with second-degree criminal impersonation, second-degree obstructing ...

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Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi The ladies of the Brocton Preceptor Beta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Tuesday evening, Nov. 12 at Grace and Abe’s Restaurant in Westfield for dinner, a short meeting and social hour. The Social Committee announced plans ...

Filling the Gap announces grant recipients

Local/Region

JAMESTOWN — Filling the Gap, Inc., has announced its 2019 grants, awarding $93,065 to support people with disabilities and other socioeconomic challenges. Filling the Gap is a Jamestown-based not-for-profit that works with The Resource Center (TRC) and other organizations to support ...

Proposed bill requires firearm training

Local/Region

Legislation has been introduced in the state Legislature that would prohibit police officers from carrying or using a firearm unless they complete a training course. Sen. Jamaal Bailey, D-Bronx, recently introduced S.6540A, which would amend the state General Municipal Law to require police ...

Ripley gets grant for new snowplow

Local/Region

RIPLEY — U.S. Rep. Tom Reed on Wednesday announced a loan of $150,000 and a grant of $50,000 for the town of Ripley. The funds will be used to purchase a new snowplow truck that will help maintain the 88 lane-miles of town road during the winter. The grant was announced by USDA Rural ...

Gowanda Middle School releases first quarter honor rolls

Local/Region

GOWANDA — Gowanda Middle School has released its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 academic year. Congratulations to all the Panthers in grades 5 through 8 who achieved a spot on the rolls. HIGH HONOR ROLL (95-100 grade point average) Grade 5: Kyan ...

NCCF accepting environmental grant applications

Local/Region

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is accepting grant applications to the Northern Chautauqua Environmental Fund. Applications are due Jan. 10 by 4 p.m. NCCF established this fund in 1999 to bring attention to local environmental issues, particularly those related to Lake Erie and ...

Historical Society president to appear on City Speaks

Local/Region

City Speaks will be joined this week by Jim Hurtgen, President of the Dunkirk Historical Society. Jim will fill us in on the upcoming events scheduled for members and guests of the Museum. Please join City Speaks to learn more about some of the fun and exciting happenings taking place at the ...

New Dunkirk VA Clinic ceremony today

Local/Region

Veterans and their families are invited to attend the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new Dunkirk VA Clinic. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. today with light refreshments, tours and VA health care enrollment opportunity until 3 p.m. at the clinic’s new location, 1170 ...

17-year-old now in State Police custody

Local/Region

CLARKSVILLE -- New York State Police have 17-year-old William Larson Jr. in custody as of early this evening. Police will be questioning him after two people died in a structure fire in this Allegany County town early this morning. Troopers responded to a fire at 8472 Courtney Hallow around ...

Public’s help sought in rash of Ripley burglaries

Local/Region

RIPLEY — A number of burglaries during the months of October and November has led to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department to request assistance from the public. Sheriff’s officials are asking residents who have information regarding the incidents to call the department’s WeTip ...

Dunkirk plans Small Business Saturday event

Business

Mayor Wilfred Rosas and the city of Dunkirk would like to invite everyone to support small businesses this holiday season at the annual Small Business Saturday event on Nov. 30, at the D&F Plaza. In order to drive shoppers to “shop small,” the City of Dunkirk is hosting a pop-up ...

Tractor Supply in Westfield holds grand opening

Business

WESTFIELD — Judging from the response of both shoppers and employees, there’s been nothing as welcome in Westfield as the new Tractor Supply Company store since the visit from Abraham Lincoln in 1861. “We’ve had tons of people,” said team leader Vince Cordell. “Everybody I talk to ...

Student proposes Native American dress for graduation

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GOWANDA — Gowanda High School Senior Tia Thompson may be the first woman in her family to receive her diploma while wearing her traditional Native American dress. Gowanda High School Principal Rebecca Moraites introduced Thompson to the Gowanda Board of Education at the beginning of their ...

Interviews ahead for Brocton-Portland code enforcer

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BROCTON — Village trustees encouraged Town of Portland Supervisor Dan Schrantz to move forward with getting a shared full-time code enforcement officer for the two municipalities. Schrantz sounded a bit discouraged about the process when he visited the Board of Trustees meeting earlier this ...

Urgent care center opening Thursday

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The new urgent care facility on Vineyard Drive is opening Thursday. Dunkirk Town Supervisor Richard Purol said at Tuesday’s town board meeting that there will be a ribbon cutting that day for WellNow Urgent Care. The company’s website lists its Dunkirk location as “Accepting new ...

Resolutions address report, grant application

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The Dunkirk Common Council unanimously approved the three resolutions on its agenda Tuesday. First up was the approval of the city’s fiscal year 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER provided $858,115 in funding to the city. According to 97-2019, ...