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Gowanda school board president resigning

Gowanda Central School District Board Member and President Cynthia Sutherland announced her resignation from the Board of Education effective Thursday, April 4. Sutherland’s seat will be filled during the Annual School District Meeting, Budget Vote and Election on Tuesday, May 21.


(3:40 PM) Two City Residents Charged With Drug Possession Monday

Two Jamestown residents face charges after officers investigated a possible order of protection violation at 133 Lakeview Avenue on Monday. According to a police report, Justin D. Cusimano, 35, and Justine M. Hancock, 30, both of Jamestown, were charged with three counts each of third-degree crimina


Cattaraugus County Resident Tapped For Open State Senate Seat

A Cattaraugus County political newcomer has been endorsed for the open 57th District state Senate seat recently vacated by Cathy Young. Democratic chairmans of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Livingston counties announced in a joint statement that 22-year-old Austin T. Morgan had been tapped f


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


West Valley man accused of threatening police with machete

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. — A West Valley man is facing charges, accused of menacing a police officer and resisting arrest. Troopers were called to do a welfare check at a home in West Valley. While checking the home, troopers say Jonathan J. Kramer, 25, displayed a machete in a threatening manner toward a


Spirit of Gowanda winners are announced

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year’s Spirit of Gowanda winners. An awards dinner in their honor will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Loyal Order of Moose, Gowanda Lodge 1382, 201 Aldrich St.


Vehicle fire leads to drug charges in Chautauqua County

A vehicle fire led to drug charges against a Falconer man Sunday afternoon. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies said they were investigating a report of a vehicle on fire in a field on Rout 380 in Ellery about 5:50 p.m. Sunday when they discovered the driver of the vehicle was impaired by drugs.


Gowanda welcomes public to budget sessions

GOWANDA — The Board of Education of the Gowanda Central School District, as part of its mission to engage the community, encourages the public to attend upcoming workshops and a community presentation as the 2019-2020 budget takes shape.


Upstate New York Maple Syrup Lands National Wal Mart Deal

Central and Upstate New York is known for many things; Pizza, Chicken Riggies, Half Moons just to name a few. Another item that should be on the list, but probably not getting the recognition it should is Maple Syrup. It may change soon with a Canton Syrup maker getting a national distribution deal


Calling all Festival Fest fans! These WNYers need you

One of the big complaints about charities is that people worry that they don't know where their money is going. A lot of people would like to know how to help someone directly. Festival Fest is now helping to make that possible. This week, we received a number of emails about your neighbors in Weste


Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.


FCC opens inquiry into Entercom radio stations over campaign ad charges

The Federal Communications Commission is looking into a claim that several Entercom Communications radio stations here overcharged a congressional candidate for ads she purchased in 2018.


Crossing Andrew Cuomo’s red lines

The governor has made passage of the budget contingent on a few policy demands. Will lawmakers comply?. From the beginning of this year, it appeared that New York state was going to have a budget season like no other in recent history. Democrats have their strongest hold on the state Legislature in


SUNY Potsdam professor’s new novel set in rural NY state

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam professor Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at the college.


Seneca project not within flood plain

IRVING — At a recent workshop by the Hanover Town Board, a Seneca Nation project on Routes 5 and 20 was determined not to be in the federal flood plain, as the project moves forward.


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers Actions for Early March

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.


Man shot in Dunkirk Friday night

DUNKIRK, N.Y. — Dunkirk Police say a man was shot late Friday night, on East Second Street. Police say a 30-year-old man was shot, but his injury appeared to be non-life threatening.


Benefit set for firefighter with lymphoma

EVANS — On Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Co., 9483 Lake Shore Road, Angola, Brian’s Battle, a benefit for local firefighter Brian Valenti, will take place.


Criminal Justice juniors make 100-mile mark run

ELLICOTTVILLE — The junior class in the Criminal Justice program at Ellicottville’s Career and Technical Education Center (CTE) has hit their “100-mile” mark in running.


Sortisio urges start of capital reserve fund

The Fredonia school district should start a capital reserve fund that can hold up to $750,000, Superintendent Jeff Sortisio proposed at the March 12 Board of Education meeting.