Conewango Valley, NY

Accused Drug Dealer Charged Federally For Causing “Serious Bodily Injury”

BUFFALO – An accused Jamestown drug dealer is facing federal charges connected to the alleged sale of narcotics that has resulted in “serious bodily injury.”. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo announced the federal grand jury indictment against 43-year-old Bradley Knapp on Thursday. Between January 2019, and...
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Black Bear Caught On Camera Near Falconer

FALCONER – A black bear was spotted near the Village of Falconer on Friday afternoon. WNY News Now viewer Kelly Perry shared video of the bear in the area of Gerry Levant Road and Route 394 around 1:30 p.m. The bear, Perry says, was spotted running through residential back...
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Jamestown Residents Protest Overturned Roe V. Wade Ruling

JAMESTOWN – Around two dozen Jamestown residents joined together in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision that overturned Roe V. Wade on Friday evening. The rally was organized by the Jamestown Justice Coalition just hours after the ruling was announced. While abortion is legal in New York up...

Two Area Cadets Graduate from Police Academy

Two area residents have graduated from the Police Academy and will soon be joining the force. Chief Mike Ward attended the ceremony at MercyHurst University Act 120 Police Academy, when cadets Tyler Blair and Shawn LaBadie were among those graduating from the academy, and handed the two cadets their certificates.

E’VL Entrepreneurs Forge Into Frewsburg

There is a hidden gem a lot of folks round these parts don’t know about. The Nickel restaurant in Frewsburg, NY. About 45 minutes southwest of Ellicottville on Bone Run Road, sits an historic restaurant that has recently changed ownership to a local gal and her fella. Lisa Mendell and Chris Lynn (pictured) have taken over the Nic-L-Inn, which was also called the Mooney’s Tavern and Lucky Dollar back in the day, more than 40 years ago. It was established on the main thoroughfare twixt Jamestown and Bradford then. The Nickel restaurant has some stories to tell and this one here, is the beginning of the rabbit hole, because you’ll want to hear more once you’ve entered the established roadhouse.

Pick Your Own Unique Bouquet on One of Kind NY Flower Farm

There's a two-acre field of flowers on a unique rural u-pick flower farm you'll want to visit this summer. The Flower Stand is a country getaway in the village of Springville, 30 minutes south of Buffalo, New York, where you’ll find row after row of gorgeous and affordable flowers in the prettiest setting you could imagine.

Kosher Changes in Lakewood: Rye’s Cafe Closed, Replaced by Hot Bagels

Rye’s Cafe in Lakewood has recently shut down, but the bake shop was replaced by another similar restaurant, Hot Bagels. A Brooklyn staple, Lakewood residents can now get a taste of New York without venturing too far. In addition to all of their bagel, salad, and soup offerings, Hot Bagels will also serve pastries from Patis Bakery.

Which dining halls and cafes will be open next semester?

After several on-campus dining halls and cafes closed at SUNY Fredonia last academic year, many students are wondering when — and if they will reopen. Here is a complete list of which dining halls and cafes will be open for the fall 2022 semester. Cranston Marche. Cranston Marche is...

Humane Society Dog Kennel At Full Capacity, Group Waives Adoption Fees

JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua County Humane Society’s dog kennel has reached full capacity, with the non-profit animal group now waiving adoption fees to clear the shelter. “We are above capacity, it’s kind of a crisis situation. We’re really, we’ve got everybody who can be adopted is available for adoption. The three guys running around in here are available. All our kennels are full, we have dogs everywhere,” said animal wellness director, Danny Reynolds.

Summer Playground Program to Return to Jamestown Parks

The Jamestown Parks and Rec‘s Summer Playground Program returns this season after being on hiatus for two years due to the Pandemic. The program will take place at two playground sites that will rotate between Jackson-Taylor Park on Tuesday and Thursdays and at Lillian Dickson Park on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. The days are subject to change depending on attendance numbers. The program will be staffed by five college-age residents.

Meals versus points: What’s the difference?

When navigating life in a brand new college environment, the importance of knowing how to use SUNY Fredonia’s meal plan is not one to bypass. At SUNY Fredonia, there are nine different meal plans that are available to residential and commuter students. According to the FSA website,, “First semester resident freshmen are required to maintain Plan 1.” After your second semester, you’re allowed to switch to any of the meal plans that you see fit.

Ghostfish Brewing plans Q3 opening for East Coast production site

WESTFIELD, N.Y. — Ghostfish Brewing Co. is moving closer to opening an East Coast production and distribution center in Westfield in the fall. The Seattle-based craft brewery – the nation’s largest brewer of gluten-free beer — has been working on the project since last summer, when it signed a three-year lease to occupy 5,100 square feet at the Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center on Route 20 and filed applications with the state to manufacture there.

Meet Marshal! Our Pet Of The Week

JAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNY News Now is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment. To learn more about our featured pet, contact the Chautauqua County Humane Society at...