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‘Sustainability Issues’

FALCONER — Falconer Central School will continue its sports partnership with Cassadaga Valley Central School as the two schools will merge baseball and basketball programs. The Falconer Central School Board of Education approved the merging of its boys baseball modified, junior varsity ...

Mitrano Holds Open Town Hall

The issue of how best to improve the health care system for Americans was the centerpiece of a public forum on Tuesday evening. Democratic Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano held an open town hall meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Jamestown, the second of five such ...

Alliance Reaches Foundation Funding Goal

Despite having a goal that was twice what it was last year, the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance has reached its funding objective. In a news release, the alliance announced it has reached its foundation funding goal of $600,000 that will fund 15 member-led projects to ...

Unanimous Vote Blocks Rosas’ Rehiring Of Two Fired Employees

DUNKIRK — Following a lengthy executive session, the Dunkirk Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday to override Mayor Wilfred Rosas’ veto against the termination of two city employees. The individuals being removed are Executive Assistant Vicki Westling and Human Resources Director ...

Ready To Raze

BROCTON — The village is buying the building that houses Cave’s Deli and will have it torn down. The Brocton Village Board held an executive session before its meeting last week to discuss the matter, taking 30 minutes to discuss the pros and cons. Then, at the end of the regular session, ...

BWI May Impact Driving If Bill Passes

Boating while intoxicated could impact driving on roads if legislation reintroduced recently in the state Assembly is approved this year. Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Saratoga Springs, recently introduced A.9068 to amend the state’s Navigation Law to revoke a person’s driver’s ...

Legislature To Vote On District 10 Nominee

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature is slated to vote on a nominee to be the new District 10 legislator. On Wednesday, the legislature is scheduled to vote during its regular monthly meeting on whether to approve Kenneth Lawton to be the new legislator for District 10. Last ...

Several Fire Crews Douse Stockton Blaze

Fire agencies from across northern Chautauqua County battled a house fire at 7334 Route 380, Stockton on Sunday evening. Crews were called around 8:30 p.m. after smoke was visible in the back of the structure. Local departments that responded to the incident included Chautauqua County EMS, ...

Finding Family

Researching families and history through genealogy has been an interest of mine for many years. I research my own family and bits and pieces of many other families in Chautauqua County and elsewhere, particularly places where some of my family have lived through the centuries. Often in ...

Village Infrastructure Project Moves Forward

LAKEWOOD — A project to develop green infrastructure inside the village of Lakewood continues to move forward. During a meeting of the Lakewood Village Board on Monday evening, village Treasurer Apryl Troutman informed those present of a new payment that had been received for the ...

Assembly Approves Bill To Aid Blood Drives

The state Assembly has approved legislation that would allow the state Health Department to make grants to organizations that hold blood drives. Assemblyman Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, voted in favor of A.1151 while Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, was marked ER for the vote. Only one ...

Land Bank Helps Business Keep Local Location

Patrons of Lori’s Kountry Kafe will continue to visit its Foote Avenue location thanks to assistance from the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. Last week, the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. discussed how it helped the owner of Lori’s Kountry Kafe, Lori Sampson, acquire the property ...

Arson Case Moved To Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE — The case of a Mayville man facing a felony arson charge for allegedly setting fire to a restaurant in early December has been moved to Chautauqua County Court. Michael S. Ellis, 40, made his first appearance in Chautauqua Town Court on Friday afternoon after being charged with ...

Community Welcomes New School Superintendent

WESTFIELD — Michael Cipolla has barely begun his work as the new superintendent of Westfield Academy and Central School, but teachers, students, staff and community members have gone out of their way to welcome him. “This first week, the welcome from parents and students and staff has ...

JCC Seeks Increase In Funding From State

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature will most likely vote later this month on a motion supporting an increase in state aid for Jamestown Community College. On Thursday, Mike Martello, JCC vice president of administration, discussed the possible increase in state aid with the ...

Panama Preps For Vote On Capital Project

PANAMA — Bert Lictus, Panama Central School District superintendent, believes maintaining the school is like repairing one’s home, and an upcoming $5 million project looks to do just that. “We’re going to be engaging in some maintenance work in the building,” Lictus said of a ...

Film To Highlight 100 Years Of United Way

Editor’s Note: This weekly column is part of an ongoing series in which various residents of the community share their United Way story and how United Way has personally impacted them. We started filming with Kranky Plate Productions for our 100 Year Centennial Video. In this video you’ll ...

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Area

A winter storm watch was issued for the southern portion of Western New York. The watch, issued Friday afternoon by the National Weather Service in Buffalo, is in effect from late Saturday night through early Monday morning for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and southern Erie counties. A ...

Hochul Visits Dunkirk Gives Regional Presentation Of State Of The State

DUNKIRK — Western New Yorker and Lt. Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul visited Dunkirk on Friday to give a regional presentation of the 2020 State of the State address. Most of what Hochul talked about had the same information as what was offered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, save for what had to ...

Off The Road

ASHVILLE — No one was injured after a semi tractor-trailer rolled onto its side. The rollover took place Thursday around 1 p.m. on North Maple Avenue at Route 394 near the Ashville BOCES. According to the New York State Police, Aaron Thurman, 25, of North Carolina was northbound on ...