Seeking Footprints Award Nominations
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is currently seeking nominations for the George B. Weaver Jr. Footprints Award. This award honors individuals, families or groups that create footprints for others to follow, exemplifying the NCCF’s mission of enhancing northern Chautauqua County.
NRG – Repowering Economic Development Opportunities in Northern Chautauqua
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s Local Economic Development Committee welcomed Governor Cuomo’s uplifting news for both the City of Dunkirk and Chautauqua County on Sunday. In addition to the retention of jobs and preservation of tax base, the repowering of the NRG plant provides sound prospects for incremental economic development in our region. The conversion will bring the NRG plant up to a generation capacity of 435 MW of power. That is enough energy to power over 400,000 homes; certainly enough to help attract and service the needs of new or expanded industrial demand in our region.
Dunkirk Area Labor Council Announces Scholarship
The Dunkirk Area Labor Council is currently accepting applications to its scholarship fund. Graduating seniors who will be pursuing an education in the trades or manufacturing technology, such as electrician, HVAC, pipe fitter, machinist, maintenance, auto technology, auto body, etc., are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be graduating from one of the following school districts: Brocton, Cassadaga, Chautauqua Lake, Dunkirk, Forestville, Fredonia, Pine Valley, Ripley, Silver Creek or Westfield.