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5/26/2017 1:12:23 PM
Area Congressman Tom Reed today announced that two area harbors will be picking up some significant funding to help with dredging projects.  The Corning Republican says that Barcelona Harbor will receive an additional $675,000 in funding and Dunkirk Harbor will get an additional $1,190,000 in funding.  In announcing the grants, Reed says the harbor projects are authorized by U.S. Army Co...read more
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2017-05-26 02:01
A union that represents about 160 workers at Brooks Memorial Hospital has announced that it has ratified a new contract with the hospital in Dunkirk.  On Monday, 1199SEIU members at Brooks ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will increase wages, provide additional training to caregivers and improve security for workers in their jobs and in retirement.  The bargaining unit...read more
2017-05-26 01:02
Because of the wet weather, both the Section 6 C-1 and C-2 Softball Championship games slated for Promenschenkel Stadium in Dunkirk have been postponed again.   The Class C-1 game between Cassadaga Valley and Chautauqua Lake has been rescheduled for 5 pm on Saturday and the Class C-2 game between Portville and Maple Grove has been rescheduled for 7 pm. The C-1 Championship game will be carrie...read more
2017-05-26 07:43
A one vehicle crash occurred this morning on the State Thruway just west of Chestnut Road.  Fredonia Fire and Alstar responded to the crash scene around 7:10 am.  A vehicle apparently went off the superhighway near milepost 471 and crashed into a guardrail.  One person was transported to Brooks Memorial for treatment.  The crash, which was blocking the left lane, has since been...read more
2017-05-26 07:17
A lot of rain fell across the area yesterday.  So much rainfall, the National Weather Service reports that a new daily maximum rainfall record was set.  1.79 inches of rain fell on Thursday, breaking the old record of 1.21 set in 1874.  Not quite an inch of rain fell in the Dunkirk area, with .90 being reported at the Dunkirk Airport.  That was still wet enough to postponed the...read more
2017-05-26 06:50
Three area residents will be honored during Dunkirk's Memorial Day services and parade on Monday.  The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council has announced that there will be three grand marshals.  They include David Baldwin of Fredonia, Joseph Gatto of Brocton and Steve Mastrelli of Dunkirk.  All three served during World War Two.  Services in Dunkirk will take place at Memorial Park ...read more
2017-05-26 06:29
Today will be a major travel day for many Western New Yorkers as they hit the highways or the airports.  Elizabeth Carey of AAA says 39.3 million Americans will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend, that's up by more than 1 million from last year and AAA projects that it will be the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.  With many people traveling on the highways, Carey says i...read more
2017-05-25 05:57
The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency recently received two awards from the New York State Economic Development Council for leadership and excellence in economic development marketing. The CCIDA earned the 2017 Rural Project of the Year Award for its leadership in recruiting and directing the LECOM Health Challenge to Peek 'n Peak. The LECOM Health Challenge joined the PGA'...read more
2017-05-25 05:43
A total of 400 5th graders from all over Chautauqua County filled Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center near Maple Springs on Wednesday for the first day of this year's Conservation Field Days. The event is a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension and is organized by 4-H Educator Kate Ewer.  Ewer says several conservation professionals are involved with Conservation Field Days... [audio:52517437...read more
2017-05-25 05:19
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that road and bridge construction projects on state highways will be suspended from 6:00 AM Friday to 6:00 AM Tuesday in order to accommodate travelers during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. Some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs. Cuomo says this will help minimize delays and disruptions during the busy tra...read more
2017-05-25 05:05
The City of Dunkirk, working with Chautauqua County's Department of Public Facilities, has completed the paving of several city streets in time for summer, with more streets on the "to do list" for later this year. City DPW Director Robert Bankoski says crews, through shared services, were able to get a lot done. Speaking with WDOE News, Bankoski talked about what streets have been paved so f...read more
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