4 May 2016

Final Dunkirk Festivals Poster Released!

Mayor Rosas and the Dunkirk Festivals Committee would like to thank the entire Festivals Committee for their hard work, and are pleased to announce the final roster for Dunkirk Festivals 2016!

Save the dates! Rack Cards to come out soon!


Click here to view the updated poster

4 May 2016

Free Dental Cleaning and Exam

Northern Chautauqua Dental will be sponsoring a FREE Dental Cleaning and Exam for Uninsured children under 16 years of age on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 8:30am-1:30pm at their office, 744 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048


For more information, view the announcement here.

29 April 2016

Promised Change Comes to Dunkirk




28 April 2016

DPW announces Brush Pickup

The City of Dunkirk Public Works Department announces that brush pickup will begin on Monday, May 2 in District A. District B will be picked up the week of May 9, District C will be picked up the week of May 16 and District D will be picked up the week of May 23.

Brush must be at the curb by 7:30 am on the Monday of the respective collection week but no earlier than the previous Saturday. City crews will collect each area only once. Brush placed at the curb after the crews pass by will not be collected and will be ticketed as a violation of the City Code and property owners will be prosecuted. Brush should be bundled with string or twine no more than 4’ long, diameter of no more than 18” and shall weigh no more than 65 pounds. Bundles should be placed between the sidewalk and curb but should not be placed near any posts, trees, water or sewer boxes, etc. which could be damaged during removal operations. Brush placed on City property other than the area fronting the respective residential property will be ticketed.

City residents may also drop brush at the Public Works facility on Lucas Avenue. Please refer to the 2016 Curbside Collection Schedule for further information.

25 April 2016

Mayor Rosas meets with Clubs Association Board of Directors


Front row (from left): Mayot Rosas, Kevin Johnson, Charlie St. George, Nick Piccolo, Shane Boyle, Ray Lewandowski, Fran Lus Back row (from left): Jim Pryll, Joe Rozen, Tom Halicki, Pat Begier, Hector Rosas

25 April 2016

Mayor Rosas and Chief Ortolano announce Dunkirk Prescription Drug drop off day!

The City of Dunkirk Police Department and WCA ALSTAR Ambulance in cooperation with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are coordinating a North County location for National Prescription Drug Drop Off day on Saturday April 30th , 2016 from 10AM-2PM.  

 WCA ALSTAR Services has again graciously provided their North Headquarters for the drive in drop off location. ALSTAR North is located behind School # 3 at Rt. 60 and Orchard Street in the City of Dunkirk. The prescriptions can be dropped off with no questions asked.

 This is a very important program because any unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issues leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. In many States deaths from Prescription drugs now exceeds those from motor vehicles accidents with opiate painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin leading abuse. In 2010 it was reported that the number of people seeking treatment for painkiller addiction had increased 400 % within the last 10 years. Reports show that one in 10 12th grade students used pharmaceutical narcotic pain killers for non medical use. The reports also show that the majority of the teenagers (62%) using prescription drugs got them from family and friends including from medicine cabinets in their own homes. Unintentional overdose deaths from prescription opiods increased 175% over a 5 year period.   Recent reports note that there were 6.2 Million Americans aged 12 years and older who abused prescription drugs within the past month with 7 of the 10 most commonly abused drugs by teenagers being prescription medicine.

 Proper disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs can eliminate temptation for abuse and the temptation for them to be stolen from a residence. The proper disposal also does not affect the environment which can happen if they are flushed into the sewer systems. Most importantly proper disposal can help lower the deaths rate related to overdose and abuse, especially in our children and young adults.  

 Please take the time to empty your shelves and cabinets from unused and expired prescription drugs and bring them to the drop off point at ALSTAR Ambulance behind School # 3 at Rt. 60 and Orchard Street in Dunkirk on Saturday April 30th  from 10AM-2PM.  Again this will be a drive in and drop off with no questions asked.    


Chief David Ortolano

City of Dunkirk Police Department.

15 April 2016

Dunkirk Harbor dredging continues

In preparation for the exciting events planned this summer, the dredging of the Dunkirk Harbor continues!

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13 April 2016

Dunkirk Historical Society to celebrate 165th Anniversary of 1st Train Arrival

The Dunkirk Historical Society will be holding a Toy Train Show and Sale to commemorate the 165th Anniversary oUntitledf the 1st train arrival steam locomotive #444 – 100 years old!

The event will be held on Sunday May 15th from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Event includes: Operating Layouts, Historical Displays, and Weidner’s Chicken BBQ 11 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. in Floral Hall. Tours of ALCO-Brooks Steam Locomotive #444, Boxcar Displays and Historic Caboose, Steam Locomotive Viscose #6, and Small Railroad Equipment on Display

Train Show Vendor Information

Email chuckstrainroom@live.com

or 716-390-8216 (Please leave a message)

11 April 2016

Wreck and Roll Regatta Race

The City of Dunkirk is proud to announce the return of the Regatta Race for this year’s Wreck and Roll festival. The theme for this year is “Pirates.” The Regatta Race will be held on Saturday June 18th at the Pier.

Application forms can be downloaded here, or picked up at 338 Central Avenue, Suite 210

2016 Rules and Regulations for the Regatta Race can be found here.

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1 April 2016

Mayor Rosas featured on “Beat the Champ”

Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas was a guest of Paul Peck and Sue Nawojski on “Beat the Champ” held recently at Lucky Lanes in Fredonia, NY