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Owners shut down local weekly newspaper

LITTLE VALLEY -- The County Chronicle, a weekly newspaper that failed to publish this week, is apparently out of business, according to a source who asked not to be identified.

The newspaper, which began publishing in August 1992, has been shut down by owners Lloyd and Rebecca Long of Salamanca. The staff consisted of an office manager, advertising layout person and a reporter, who learned about the decision last weekend. The Longs could not be reached to comment.

The offices are at 125 Main St.

The Longs, who operate as Pirschlo, were the target of a recent search warrant, at their home on Front Avenue, Salamanca. Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched for information on alleged illegal tax-free sales of gasoline and cigarettes at two Salamanca convenience stores.


Next annuity checks to be distributed Dec. 14

JIMERSONTOWN -- Enrolled members of the Seneca Nation of Indians will receive another $1,500 annuity check Dec. 14.

The distribution occurs several times a year, as provided by the Tribal Council. Any enrollee who has an address change must contact the clerk's office by Dec. 7 to ensure receipt.


Fire Advisory meeting moved to next week

LITTLE VALLEY -- The November monthly meeting of the Cattaraugus County Fire Advisory Board has been changed to next Thursday, in the County Center. The meeting was canceled Thursday night.


Salvation Army seeking a few good bell ringers

DUNKIRK -- The Salvation Army in Dunkirk still needs a few good bell ringers -- good enough to work outdoors.

Capt. Lenny Wacenske, director of the Salvation Army in Dunkirk, said there is a critical need for daytime bell ringers who are willing to stand outside. The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle campaign continues through Dec. 24. To help, call 366-3701 or visit

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