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Brooks doesn’t need zoning variance for new hospital

The Fredonia Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night to consider a building setback zoning variance for Brooks-TLC's proposed hospital in Fredonia ended quickly, after Chairwoman Phyllis Jones read a letter from Chief Inspection Officer Chuck LaBarbera stating the variance was ...

Mulaney, Maniscalco to headline comedy festival

JAMESTOWN — Two of the nation's most popular stand-up comedians will headline this year's Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. John Mulaney and Sebastian Maniscalco are scheduled to perform at Northwest Arena this summer, officials from the National Comedy Center announced today. Mulaney will ...

High winds blamed for rolled vehicle

At approximately 2:40 p.m. today, a vehicle traveling west on Route 5 in the town of Dunkirk left the roadway and rolled over into the front yard of 3518 Route 5. East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, New York State Police and Alstar EMS responded to the scene. The driver was transported by ...

Fredonia water work delayed to Wednesday

The Fredonia Department of Public Works announced this morning that residents on Forbes Place and portions of Lambert Avenue, Leon Place, Cottage Street and Pleasant Avenue may have an interruption in water service due to the Contractor performing work on the emergency water line project in ...

Kabob Road closed due to flooding

County Road 342, Kabob Road, between Rt. 380 and Waterman Road in the town of Stockton has been closed temporarily due to flooding. This closure shall remain in effect until water recedes and barricades are removed.

Convicted felon, passenger found with meth and a revolver in vehicle

COLLINS — A man who was a convicted felon and a female passenger were arrested after a traffic stop after meth and a hand gun was allegedly found in their vehicle. According to Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, on Sunday deputies arrested 46-year-old Hugh Smith of Boston and Erin ...

Middle Road railroad crossing repairs underway

Railroad crews are making emergency repairs to the Middle Road (CR121, Touring Route 82) railroad crossing located in the City of Dunkirk today, Feb. 4. Middle Road will be closed to all traffic at the CSX railroad crossing all day until 6 pm. A detour will not be posted.

Power outage in Cassadaga Valley region

A power outage has been reported by National Grid, affecting 1,187 customers in the Cassadaga Valley region. Crews are working on it and power is expected to be restored by 2:15 p.m. The school posted on its Facebook page that all students are safe, the buildings are secure and they are ...

Fredonia plans water work Tuesday morning

Fredonia residents on Forbes Place and portions of Lambert Avenue, Leon Place, Cottage Street and Pleasant Avenue may have an interruption in water service due to a water main break between the hours of 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Corry, Pa. residents charged with several crimes following traffic stop

CLYMER — On Friday, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Andrew Huff, 22, for driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, and Emily Schultz, 20, for third-degree criminal ...

School closings announced

Cassadaga Valley has announced it is closing school Wednesday and Thursday. Dunkirk City School District has announced it is closing school Wednesday and Thursday. Forestville Central School announced it would be canceling after-school and evening activities tonight and closing school ...

Fredonia issues travel ban

Fredonia has issued a travel ban. Following is the official press release: The Fredonia Police Department has issued a travel Ban effective immediately until further notice. A travel ban restricts travel on village roadways to; • Public-Safety and public-works personnel; including ...

Snowmobile trails still closed

County Clerk, Larry Barmore, has announced that the Mayville DMV office will not be open this Saturday, January 26th, as previously scheduled, because the snowmobile trails will not be open. According to Barmore, Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club has told him that they will definitely not be ...

5:10 p.m.: Fredonia man faces drug charges after traffic stop

BROCTON — A traffic stop on East Main Street in the village this afternoon led to drug charges against a Fredonia man. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle and the operator identified himself as Shawn M. Taylor, 37. Through an investigation and a search of the vehicle, ...

Former Sheriff Gerace to oversee security at Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution this week announced the appointment of Joseph Gerace as Director of Campus Security and Safety. Gerace, the highly respected former Chautauqua County sheriff, is responsible for enacting recommendations from the Institution's recently established Security ...

Cuomo proposes stop-arm cameras, seatbelts for school buses

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants school buses in New York state to be equipped with cameras to record drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. The Democrat also wants students to be required to wear seatbelts while on school buses. The proposals are included in the ...

Comedy Center places second In USA Today contest

The National Comedy Center in Jamestown placed second in the final ranking of the 20 "Best New Attractions" in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. The National Comedy Center ranked as the top museum in the USA Today contest as well as the top ticketed attraction. The ...

Tractor trailers banned from Thruway, I-86

Late Friday night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed the New York State Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority to ban tractor trailers and buses on the entire Thruway system, with the exception of I-95 in Westchester and Bronx counties, and most interstate highways out of an ...