ShopLocalCHQ gift card sales already brisk


December is just getting started, and what we at the Chamber fondly call our “gift card season” is already well underway. The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce sells ShopLocalCHQ Gift Cards all year round, but there is no doubt that December is our busiest month for these sales. The ...



Thirty years ago — 1993 The Dunkirk Common Council has decided to create a new position of juvenile officer within the police department next year. Third Ward councilman Mark Speziale made the suggestion for the $40,000 per year post, stating the city has changed over the years and an ...

One-party rule has flaws in state, at home

Editor's corner

Hours after the polls closed on Election Day, Dunkirk’s Marcus Buchanan was full of optimism despite a 10-vote deficit in his race for the District One Chautauqua County legislator seat. “They have to count the absentee ballots for the final score,” he wrote in a Facebook post late that ...

HEALTH CARE Emergency access failing youth patients


There are many good causes with their proverbial hands out, seeking money from the federal government. However, the Wall Street Journal recently called attention to a need that should spike interest in the minds and hearts of our federal lawmakers. Additionally, those elected officials should ...

Grocery shopping taking longer


We interrupt this series of columns on serious subjects that matter to take on a subject that really matters. Well, sort of. What is that subject, you ask? Stores that you frequently visit and which—out of the blue—move much of their merchandise to different parts of the store. ≤ ...



Thirty years ago — 1993 A plan to lease the former Tops Supermarket on East Main Street in Fredonia involves the site being used for a day service program for up to 70 people. J.N. Adam Developmental Center currently leases the former employment offices in Dunkirk and would be consolidating ...