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The proposed look of the West Second Street public piazza and streetscape improvements project in downtown Jamestown. The state funded the proposed project $140,000 through its Regional Economic Development Council program Wednesday.

‘A Real Busy 2018’

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Three projects in the city received $327,500 through the state Regional Economic Development Council program Wednesday. City officials, in partnership with the Gebbie Foundation, received $140,000 for the West Second Street public piazza and streetscape improvements project. This project ...

No one was seriously injured after a sedan crashed into a tree on Route 430 in Bemus Point on Wednesday. The weather reportedly played a factor in the crash, fire officials said. 
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Snow Causes Crash

Local News

BEMUS POINT — No one was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in the village of Bemus Point. Firefighters and state police responded to Route 430 around 3 p.m. for a report of a sedan crashing into a tree. Mike Winne, chief of the Bemus Point Fire Department, said ...

Community Church Raises Money For Hurricane Victims

Community

A benefit spaghetti dinner was held at the Stockton Community Church recently to raise money for victims of recent hurricanes. The $5,000 proceeds were recently presented to the Salvation Army. Pictured, from left, are Marge Carlson, chairperson; Salvation Army Major John Merchant, and Pastor ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Amber L. Conrad, 33, of Jamestown, was charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument on Dec. 9. Conrad allegedly stole $149.45 in merchandise from the Lakewood Wal-Mart. Conrad was found to be in possession of a hypodermic ...

Incomplete Honor Roll

Corrections

Brandon Smith, a sixth-grader at Southwestern Middle School, was left off of the original list of honor and merit roll students in the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year at Southwestern Central School.

County Receives Record Assistance For Development Projects

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Chautauqua County has received a record amount of project funding grants through the state’s foremost economic development program. On Wednesday, state officials announced the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council program awards, with Chautauqua County receiving a record $9,57,641 in ...

STEM Students Present To Bemus Point School Board

Local News

BEMUS POINT — Third- and fourth-graders presented their final Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics projects to the Bemus Point School Board during its regular meeting earlier this week. The projects were made with recycled materials and demonstrated the life cycles of plants, ...

Luis Castro-Mojica

City Man Held For Grand Jury After Burning Woman

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A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to hear evidence within the next several weeks against a Jamestown man accused of severely burning a woman during a domestic incident earlier this month. Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was held over for grand jury action following a preliminary hearing ...

Members of the Chautauqua Lake Central School Board discussed implementing a management tool system called Board Docs. The system would help organize meeting agendas and store important board information. 
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Chautauqua Lake School Eyes New Management Tool

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A new management tool was proposed and a combined swim team was approved at a meeting Wednesday of the Chautauqua Lake Central School Board. A management tool being used in the county called Board Docs was previewed during Wednesday’s board meeting. Board Docs is essentially a management ...

The Rev. Amy Rohler, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County executive director, discussing the seven organizations that were selected to get a share of the $1 million from the state’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative program. Each organization discussed their proposed project at the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center at Jamestown Community College Tuesday.
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Groups Selected For Poverty Reduction Funds Discuss Plans

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There will be seven organizations providing services in Jamestown that will be working collaboratively to reduce the number of ALICE households in the city. On Tuesday, each organization that was selected by the local Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative task force to receive a share of ...

Former City Of Dunkirk Mayor Richard Frey Dies At 86

Local News

DUNKIRK — The 10-year mayor was one of the city’s biggest boosters while serving in office — and was key to a number of development initiatives, including the Boardwalk, the Chadwick Bay Lofts and the Tim Hortons location near the waterfront. He also was the mayor who helped begin the ...

Body Discovered In Cattaraugus County Structure Fire

Local News

An autopsy will be performed on a body discovered at the scene of a fire Tuesday in the town of Humphry, New York State Police said in a press release. Firefighters and troopers responded around 2:45 p.m. to the structure fire on Cooper Hill Road in Cattaraugus County. The fire was not ...

Vets Van Donation

Legion Donates To Veterans Van

Community

Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 recently donated $1,000 to the Chautauqua County Veterans Van. The van is operated by CARTS under the direction of the Chautauqua County Veteran Service Agency and takes county veterans to and from the Buffalo VA Hospital. The bus runs Wednesdays and Fridays, ...

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Church To Show Cantata Saturday The Baptist Church of Ellington will present the Christmas cantata “Jesus, the Sweetest Name I Know” at 4 p.m. Saturday. This is a free concert with dinner following the performance. For more information, contact Pastor Don Moore at 673-6593. Church To ...

A truck is pulled from the side of Route 394 Tuesday in the town of North Harmony. Dozens of crashes were reported throughout Chautauqua County following another round of winter weather. A lake effect snow warning remains until this evening, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said. 
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‘All Over The Place’

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A blast of snow contributed to dozens of motor vehicle crashes Tuesday, local police agencies said. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office alone responded to 24 crashes beginning around 6 a.m. That amounted to about two an hour though the early evening hours. Sheriff Joe Gerace said ...

Luis Castro-Mojica

City Man Accused Of Burning Woman Held For Grand Jury Action

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A Chautauqua County grand jury is expected to hear evidence within the next several weeks against a Jamestown man accused of severely burning a woman during a domestic incident earlier this month. Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was held over for grand jury action following a preliminary hearing ...

Voters on Tuesday approved a capital improvements project and an energy performance contract within the Southwestern Central School District. 
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Improvement Projects Approved At Southwestern

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Voters marched through the snow to hit the polls on Tuesday in the Southwestern School District to vote on a capital improvements project and an energy performance contract. Both propositions were passed by voters with 169 voting yes and 44 voting no for the capital improvements project and 179 ...

Serendipity

Serendipity To Perform Saturday

Community

A Christmas concert by Serendipity will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. at Christ First United Methodist Church, corner of Lakeview Avenue and Buffalo Street. The group of eight women sing mostly a cappella selections. Several numbers will be accompanied by Lance Flower, a retired music ...

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Historical Society Party Is Saturday RED HOUSE — The Allegany State Park Historical Society invites the public to their “Annual ASPHS Christmas Party” that will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. The event will be held in the classroom building at Camp Allegany, the group camp located off of ASP ...