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Kettle bell ringers in short supply

November 22, 2015 Help ring that bell! Captain John Merchant, minister with the Salvation Army in Jamestown and Dunkirk, reported that bells will go un-rung and Red Kettles will hang empty unless people in the... more »»

Plumb, Reed quarrel over trade deal

November 22, 2015 U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s decision to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on Monday is drawing criticism from Democratic Congressional challenger John Plumb. more »»

Young speaks out on WARN notices from NRG Dunkirk

November 21, 2015 Sen. Cathy Young wants residents to know she is continuing to fight for NRG, even though Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications have been sent out to local employee. more »»

Ellery town board approves local law for solid waste

November 21, 2015 ELLERY — Regardless of a local law preventing expansion of the County Landfill, Ellery Town Board members have just over two weeks to respond to a proposal from County Executive Vince Horrigan in... more »»

City’s energy costs topic of concern

November 21, 2015 The city of Dunkirk spends a considerable amount of money on energy costs during the year and officials are looking for ways to cut those costs. more »»

Fredonia business gets loan for DOD contracts

November 21, 2015 Kevin Sanvidge, Administrative Director/CEO of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency announced that the Board of Directors has approved a $72,000 working capital loan to The Tube... more »»

Christmas season kicks off with tree lighting

November 21, 2015 WESTFIELD — Santa Claus traded his reindeer for a fire truck on Friday night as he kicked off the Christmas season in Westfield with the tree lighting in Moore Park. more »»

Keefe, Cerrie at odds over vacancy

November 20, 2015 The Fredonia Village Board of Trustees may be looking to appoint someone to outgoing Trustee Susan Mackay’s seat at its next meeting Monday, but not everyone sees an urgency to immediately fill the... more »»

Task force meets committee, works on dissolution plan

November 20, 2015 HANOVER — Up to the point of the vote to dissolve the village, the Forestville Government Efficiency Task Force was the group pushing forward so residents could make an informed vote. more »»

Gowanda officials scrap hotly debated ‘landlord law’

November 20, 2015 GOWANDA — Village landlords can breathe a little easier now. more »»

Debating Syrian refugees

November 20, 2015 In wake of the recent Paris attacks that killed 129 people, state and federal officials are beginning to take a stance on the idea of accepting Syrian refugees into the United States and New York... more »»

House passes bill to strengthen screening

November 20, 2015 Despite the looming threat of a veto from President Barack Obama, a bill passing through the House will look to bolster the screening process for Syrians and Iraqis seeking refugee statu. more »»

First FEMA dollars come in for reservoir system repair

November 19, 2015 GOWANDA — Long-awaited FEMA funds have finally come through for Gowanda’s Point Peter Reservoir system, damaged and unusable since the flood of May 2014. In a press release dated Wednesday, U.S. more »»

Legislature approves labor pact, landfill bonds

November 19, 2015 MAYVILLE — After three and a half years, over 900 county employees under CSEA Unit 6300 will receive a labor contract with ap-proval by the County Legi-slature Wednesday evening. more »»

Fire protection will stay uninterrupted for town of Pomfret

November 19, 2015 Town of Pomfret residents and property owners outside the village of Fredonia can rest assured that their fire protection and emergency services will continue into 2016 — and for the next two years... more »»

Treasurer dubious on water district benefit to Dunkirk

November 19, 2015 Not all Dunkirk elected officials are in agreement that the water supply agreement the Common Council approved Tuesday is all that good for the city. more »»

11 cats/kittens rescued from house set for demolition

November 19, 2015 Happiness is a warm, fuzzy kitten — or five! That joy multiplies a hundredfold for all the volunteer rescuers, including this writer, whose patient efforts brought 11 cats and kittens in from the... more »»

IDA authorizes loan requests at Carriage House facility

November 18, 2015 Activity at the Fredonia Carriage House facility will soon resume under an owner with past success in leasing space for usage of a wide variety. more »»

Do not blame El Nino this week

November 18, 2015 This week’s gusting winds and chilly temperatures aren’t the fault of El Nino, according to Aaron Reynolds, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo. more »»

Pomfret approves large outside-the-village tax hike

November 18, 2015 Outside-the-village residents within the town of Pomfret are going to have to dig a little deeper into their pockets as a 35 percent tax increase was passed at a recent Pomfret Town Board meeting. more »»



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