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Woman Found Dead in Westfield


TOWN OF WESTFIELD, N.Y. - Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide at 8448 Titus Road in Westfield.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace said Thursday that a 61-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday.

Officials say they received a call around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday from friends of the victim to check on her because they could not reach her.

Police have identified the woman has Mary E. Whitaker, of Wesfield and New York City. Whitaker was a 35-year member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, most recently as a 2nd violinist, according to Marty Merkley, the director or programming, at the Chautauqua Institution.

A nearby neighbor, Joseph Bettinger, said Whitaker was a private but "very nice lady." He said he used to see her practicing violin in her home's front window.

11th Annual Local Music Showcase Sept. 6 in Jamestown

11th Annual Local Music Showcase Sept. 6 in  Jamestown

11th Annual Local Music Showcase is Sept. 6 in Downtown Jamestown

The eleventh annual Local Music Showcase (LMS) is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 6:00pm until 2:00am at ten participating venues in downtown Jamestown. Once again, all proceeds will benefit Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. This fund-raiser for Infinity brings together 10 venues, 40 local musical acts, hundreds of volunteers, and hundreds of spectators for a night full of live, local music!

Participating Venues include: Brazil Craft Beer & Wine Lounge, Cibo, Forte, Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center, Jamestown Skate Products, MoJo's, The Pub, Reg Lenna Center For The Arts- Studio Theater, Shawbucks and The Wine Cellar.

Pre-sale event tickets can be purchased at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center at 115 3rd Street and exchanged for wristbands the evening of the event. Wristbands can also be purchased the day of the event at participating venues.

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

Heed Immigration Rules When Hiring Foreign Employees

 

A recent influx of jobs into the Western New York marketplace has left Buffalo area businesses in an interesting position — trying to find enough qualified employees to fill those openings. As a result, a number of companies, especially those needing to fill high-tech positions, may expand their search beyond U.S. borders.

That, however, can create unanticipated problems for companies not familiar with the process for filling positions with foreign nationals. In a nutshell, the process can be both complicated and expensive.

Thompson Square, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lynyrd Skynyrd Join Seneca Allegany Events Center Entertainm

Thompson Square, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lynyrd Skynyrd Join Seneca Allegany Events Center Entertainm

Take one part modern country, one part classic pop music and one part Southern rock, and it all adds up to a diverse entertainment lineup at Seneca Allegany Events Center this fall.  Coming to the 2,400-seat venue in Salamanca will be Thompson Square on October 26, Engelbert Humperdinck on November 7 and Lynyrd Skynyrd on November 29.

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

Daemen Grant to Establish Fitness Program for Individuals With Disabilities, Educate Trainers

A fitness initiative for individuals with disabilities and specialized instruction for trainers will be offered at Daemen College through a $50,000 Inclusive Fitness Field-Related Grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Daemen is one of only three organizations statewide to receive the grant, which is renewable for an additional two years based on the program’s success.

“We are very excited about this project and grateful to the DDPC for providing the funding for such an important endeavor,” said Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “With this grant, Daemen can have a real impact on promoting regular exercise as a key element to a healthy lifestyle among individuals with disabilities.”

Floods wash away part of Old Route 17


SALAMANCA, N.Y.- Heavy rains washed away a part of Old Route 17 just outside Salamanca Tuesday night.

Salamanca Police say the area washed away was a dead end road serving about a dozen homes.

The State Department of Transportation is working to get a temporary bridge in place.


Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Daemen Associate Athletic Director Named to 30 Under Thirty

Jessica Gorski , associate athletic director for sport administration at Daemen College, has been named a class of 2014 honoree in Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under Thirty. The annual program recognizes young professionals in Western New York who are performing at high levels in the early stages of their careers, both at work and in the community. She will be honored with the rest of the 2014 class at a cocktail party and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the USS Little Rock at the Naval and Military Park in Buffalo.

"I am honored to have been selected for the 2014 Buffalo Business First 30 Under Thirty class," Gorski said. "I have been presented with a variety of opportunities at Daemen where I have the pleasure of working among highly talented colleagues from the department of athletics as well as other divisions. I have enjoyed these opportunities as a learning experience and a form of professional growth."