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Street Closure

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LAKEWOOD — Beginning today, a section of Erie Street, between Gifford Avenue and Walnut Street, will be closed to traffic for three days. “The village of Lakewood is working on a stormwater culvert project,” said Joseph Johnson, village clerk of Lakewood. “It won’t alleviate the ...

Fredonia Police Investigate Burglaries

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FREDONIA — The Fredonia Police Department is currently investigating a series of residential burglaries in the village. According to a press release from the department, the burglaries happened during the overnight hours of Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 22. The burglaries were ...

Demolished

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School No. 5, a once iconic symbol of the Jamestown Public Schools system and built before the city was incorporated, came crashing down over the weekend after a partial collapse prompted officials to order an emergency demolition. The school — built around 1880 in Italianate-style ...

Briefly

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Absentee Ballotts Are Available MAYVILLE — Absentee ballots for all county elections are available forat the Chautauqua County Board of Elections, Hall R. Clothier building, 7 N Erie St,. Mayville. The Board of Elections is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for absentee ...

BPU May Raise Solid Waste Fee

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If the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities tentative 2020 solid waste budget doesn’t change, the fee will increase $2 next year. On Monday, Kelly Hawkins, BPU finance and customer accounts manager, discussed the proposed tentative 2020 solid waste and district heating budgets. Hawkins said ...

Area Police Reports

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ HANOVER — Christopher W. Killock, 38, of Gowanda was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se and failure to keep right. Deputies stopped a vehicle Friday at 1:49 a.m. on Route 39 in the town of Hanover for a traffic violation. An ...

Jury Finds City Man Not Guilty

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MAYVILLE — A 12-person jury found Tyler Perez not guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter for his role in the 2014 beating death of a 16-month-old child. The verdict was announced less than an hour after jury deliberations began Monday in Chautauqua County Court. Perez, ...

Lakewood To Hold Fall Festival Oct. 20

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LAKEWOOD — Witches take notice for the first annual Witch Brew for You? Fall Festival. The festival, located on Chautauqua Avenue, between Third and Summit streets, will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 20. Beer tasting, food trucks, music and local vendors will all be available. “Right ...

Man Sought In Morning Robbery Of Convenience Store

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The armed robbery of a convenience store sparked a citywide search early Monday. The robbery of Kwik Fill, 1617 W. Third St., was reported to the Jamestown Police Department around 1:40 a.m. According to police, the suspect — believed to be a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing ...

Temporary Housing Assistance Down In 2019

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MAYVILLE — The amount of funding spent to house the homeless has decreased this year compared to 2018. On Wednesday, Christine Schuyler, county social services commissioner and public health director, and Diane Anderson, county certification director, discussed the temporary assistance ...

Officials Talk Over Ambulance Service Options

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City of Jamestown officials have taken the preliminary steps of analyzing how it might be involved in ambulance call services if needed in the future. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, presented city of Jamestown emergency medical services proposed options to the Jamestown City Council ...

Warren Man Receives Prison Sentence

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WARREN, Pa. — A Warren, Pa., man will spend a minimum of nearly 17 years in prison after he set fire to a house last December with his own child and his sexual assault victim inside. Jackson Kent Knappenberger, 25, was sentenced to a minimum of 202 months on criminal attempt — murder and ...

Temperature And Rain Comply As Stahley Family Holds Its 16th Reunion

Community

RANDOLPH — The 16th annual Stahley family reunion was held recently, hosted by Peter and Corinne Benson Dauphin of East Randolph. The rain stopped in time for a meal of ribs, fried walleye, corn and the usual Stahley family favorites. Regan Smith found himself assisting Chef Pete at the ...

PROMISE Fund Donates Rain Ponchos

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The Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund is donating 415 rain ponchos to all Jamestown Public Schools buildings. The rain ponchos will be given out by each school to protect children in rainy weather. The PROMISE Fund is also kicking off its winter clothing drive on Friday, Oct. 4, at the ...

JCC Boosts Training To Support Manufacturers

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Jamestown Community College’s workforce readiness department is boosting training and programming at its Manufacturing Technology Institute facilities in Jamestown and Olean to support manufacturers in the region. “Our MTI locations have the capacity to provide more training to address ...

Arts On Fire Live Will Begin Friday At Reg Lenna

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A new free performing arts series — Arts On Fire Live! — is set to begin its fall season in Reg Lenna Center for The Arts’ Media Studio on Friday. Rebecca McIlvain will be the featured performer. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the performance will begin at 6 p.m. The performance is offered ...

What’s In A Name?

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This column will probably be a little rambling just because it will be about something I did just recently. I began looking for information to answer a question that someone asked. While looking for the possible answer, I discovered other bits of information that took me in many other ...

A Delight To Meet

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A positive attitude and a fun, upbeat personality makes Angie Muscarella, 93, a delight to meet. “I’m really a happy person and I like to make people laugh and they can laugh at me.” The nonagenarian was born in Silver Creek, New York on Feb. 3, 1926, the youngest of five children ...

(8:55 AM) City Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Kwik Fill

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Jamestown police are investigating the armed robbery of Kwik Fill early this morning. The robbery took place at the 1617 W. Third St. location at about 1:38 a.m. The suspect -- believed to be a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall weighing about 275 pounds -- entered the store armed with a ...