Village of Fredonia

New York State has an Open Meetings Law. A new report from the state Coalition for Open Government suggests that doesn’t matter much, since there is no enforcement and if you don’t know what’s coming up at the meeting or don’t know what happened afterwards, how valuable is it?

Small Business Revolution

It’s finally here. Season 5 of “Small Business Revolution” will kick off Tuesday evening with the Village of Fredonia in the spotlight.

Jason Erick / Fredonia Beaver Club

Health officials in Chautauqua County have reported seven new positive coronavirus infections that are linked to a social club in the northern part of the county.

Fredonia State

Fredonia State is ramping up its COVID-19 testing in the wake of major problems on the campus.

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Bottled water is being distributed in Fredonia, as a state of emergency continues due to problems with the village's water system.

City of Buffalo

You have limited advance knowledge of how much money you will get from Washington or Albany, you don't know what your sales tax will be and you don't know what your Medicaid costs will be because there is a pandemic roiling the world. Now, running a local government, town or county.

Fredonia Chamber of Commerce

And the winner is.... Those were the words anxiously clung to Tuesday evening, as "Small Business Revolution" live-streamed which of its Top 5 finalists would receive a $500,000 small business makeover. In the end, there was good news for the packed crowd inside and outside the Fredonia Opera House - and a special live appearance by the television show's co-host.

Fredonia Chamber of commerce

A "Small Business Revolution" may be coming to Fredonia. The national television series, hosted by Ty Pennington and Amanda Brinkman on Hulu and Amazon Prime, is searching the country to give one lucky municipality a $500,000 makeover - "one small business at a time."

Police in Fredonia have arrested a SUNY Fredonia student on a variety of charges after an ambulance was stolen in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

Ben Kravitz

Fredonia made its case Wednesday for why it should be featured on a television show highlighting the crucial role between small towns and their small businesses.


Fredonia Police Department

Fredonia Police are investigating a series of burglaries that took place over the weekend.

After a year of planning and zoning challenges with the Town of Pomfret, Brooks-TLC Hospital System is picking a different location for their new hospital.

Rosina Foods

Western New York is receiving $66 million in the latest round of state economic development awards.

The Observer

One man is dead in what is being described as a confrontation between a Fredonia police officer and a man said to have been covered with blood and waving a knife.

The Heinz Awards

A SUNY Fredonia scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation.

Cornell University

New York grape breeders have produced a fruit that's so big and flavorful they've named it after Mount Everest.

Erie County Sheriff's Department

Three people have been arrested after police say they found more than 200 marijuana plants growing in their home, plus cocaine, heroin, needles, weapons and cash.

The small town of Mayville is getting about $4 million to improve their water infrastructure. It is just the latest water upgrade being made in Chautauqua County.

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has issued a mandatory order to boil and conserve water for residents of the Village of Fredonia and the Town of Pomfret.

Environment New York Research & Policy Center

A new study finds there is still plenty of dirty air around Western New York.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Samuel Saeli, who was arraigned and released on $10,000 bail Monday on charges he abducted a 13-year-old boy from the Fredonia Wal-Mart.

American Red Cross Volunteers are providing for the needs of five people following a number of Friday house fires.

As ConAgra Foods prepares to close its Carriage House plants in Fredonia and Dunkirk, Rep. Tom Reed says lawmakers are working hard to ensure other businesses don’t do the same.

The union representing workers at two ConAgra Foods plants in western New York say the company plans to close the plants, a move that would put more than 400 people out of work.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A Flood Warning has been issued for the northern portions of Chautauqua County until 4:30 this afternoon.

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Authorities are reporting that a student at the State University of New York at Fredonia has died this morning.

Boil water order lifted in Fredonia

Dec 3, 2012

A boil water order has been lifted in the Village of Fredonia. 

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Health officials in Fredonia are continuing the boil water order through the weekend for residents in community.

The Chautauqua County Health Department has issued a boil water order for the Village of Fredonia until further notice. 

The Dunkirk community gathered together on Saturday to celebrate the life and service of a hometown soldier.

Fredonia native Sgt. Jonathan "Nate" Gollnitz lost his life last month due to a suicide bomb attack while serving in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Gollnitz was committed to serving his country, serving five years in the Navy and then doing tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army soldier.

Hundreds of family, friends and fellow service members joined the ceremony.

Gollnitz leaves behind a 4-year-old son.