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3/3/2015 11:37:04 AM
Dunkirk Mayor AJ Dolce is thinking about the upcoming summer construction season and the many projects that will be getting underway.  During his State of the City address on Monday, Dolce spoke about completing work on the Sea Wall and beginning a project that will revamp Wright Park. Some of the features will include a ice rink, pavilion, splash pad and upgraded bathroom facilities. [audio...read more
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2015-03-03 11:50
There will be a Public Information Meeting regarding the proposed modifications at the Dunkirk Generating Station.  The meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 11th at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center with two sessions, at 3 pm or 7 pm.  Those attending will get information about the proposed station modifications, talk with representatives from Dunkirk Power LLC, have their qu...read more
2015-03-03 11:45
A Silver Creek man is in some hot water with the law after police checked on his well being Sunday night.  Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say they were called to 5 Rix Place and found that all was fine...except that 60-year-old Michael Shanahan had allegedly broken the law.  He was found to be in possession of marijuana.  Shanahan was issued a ticket to appear in Silver Creek ...read more
2015-03-03 11:42
More than 1,000 teachers and public education advocates gathered in Albany on Monday to protest Governor Andrew Cuomo's education reform proposals.  The New York State United Teachers led the protest of Cuomo's plans to overhaul the state's teacher evaluation system and tenure laws and boost charter schools.  The protestors traveled to the state capitol in more than dozen buses and by ca...read more
2015-03-03 06:44
Dunkirk's first responders were called out around 8 pm last night to an incident where a coal car on a train traveling on the railroad tracks near Brooks Avenue apparently came off the tracks for a brief time and struck a utility pole.  No injuries were reported, although the impact snapped the utility pole in two.  No word on what caused the coal car to come off the tracks. Photo by ...read more
2015-03-03 05:11
The National Weather Service is continuing a Winter Weather Advisory from noon today to 1 am Wednesday for all of Western New York including Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.  Snow accumulating an inch or less this afternoon and tonight.  Ice accumulating one tenth to one quarter of an inch this afternoon and up to one quarter of an inch tonight. Snow changing to a wintry mix will res...read more
2015-03-02 06:32
Dunkirk Mayor AJ Dolce delivered his fourth State of the City address at the Dunkirk School Administration Building Monday afternoon and outlined a number accomplishments from 2014 and objectives for 2015.  Dolce says among the objectives is completing work on the Sea Wall project and revamping Wright Park.  Another concern focuses on the city's aging fire halls.  [audio:3021561401...read more
2015-03-02 01:29
Is there any interest from the village of Fredonia to discuss whether to shared fire services with the city of Dunkirk?  If you speak with the village's top elected official, there is.  Mayor Steve Keefe was a guest on WDOE's Viewpoint program Monday and we asked him about Dunkirk's dilemma with its aging fire halls.  In fact, Keefe is open to the idea of using one common facility. ...read more
2015-03-02 01:15
A 21-year-old Dunkirk man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly punched a victim in the face three times, breaking the victim's glasses.  State Police in Fredonia arrested Sean Korzenski on Sunday, charging him with harassment in the 2nd degree and felony criminal mischief in the 3rd degree.  The glasses were valued at nearly $300.  Kozenski will appear in Sheridan Town Court...read more
2015-03-02 12:11
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from noon Tuesday to 1 am Wednesday for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.  Snow will develop early Tuesday afternoon then change to freezing rain and sleet by late afternoon before changing to rain Tuesday night.  Snow accumulating 1 to 2 inches.  Ice accumulation of up to a quarter of an inch. Winter Weather Ad...read more
2015-03-02 11:48
A man from the Elmira area who was convicted of murdering a town of Carroll couple will spend at least 50 years in prison.  Chautauqua County Court Judge John Ward today sentenced Davide Coggins to 50 years to life.  A jury found him guilty last November of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Joyce and Gordon Skinner in their home in April 2013.  Three other men were...read more
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