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Christmas In Lakewood

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LAKEWOOD — Prior to three weeks ago, the Christmas in the Village was expected to become a relic of the past. Residents and business owners expressed their discontent with the recent decision to cancel. But, due to the creative tenacity of Bob Lingle and other residents, the event is ...

Cassadaga Man Charged After Police Chase

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Anthony M. Digangi, 28, of Cassadaga, faces a litany of charges after leading police on a motorcycle pursuit that began on Route 60 in Stockton Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies report seeing a motorcycle rider allegedly commit a traffic violation in Stockton before fleeing when ...

The Money Trail

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Adhering to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push for education funding transparency, Jamestown Public Schools and Dunkirk City Schools submitted reports displaying how general funding is divided among various buildings within both districts. The reporting is now required by the New York State ...

City May Go Over Contingency Budget

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The Jamestown City Council may exceed its yearly contingency account by approving an equipment purchase. On Monday, the council will vote on whether or not to approve spending $137,897 on a trackless vehicle, which city officials primarily use for snow removal, but can be used throughout the ...

Ruling’s Costs Add Up Quickly

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Last month, the Jamestown City Council approved appealing a decision made by the arbitration panel awarding Jamestown Police Department employees a retroactive 2 percent salary increase for 2016 and 2017. The approved resolution stated the council appealed the ruling because it was in ...

Local Stables Visited By National American Legion Commander

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GERRY — Homestead Stables at Heritage Ministries welcomed a special guest from The National Sons of the American Legion on Friday. On Friday, the stables welcomed The Sons’ National Commander, Greg “Doc” Gibbs to tour the new facility. Beginning in January 2019, the stables will also ...

Persell Middle School Announces Honor And Merit Rolls

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Persell Middle School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first trimester of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Katherine Elizabeth David, Sophia Claire Dumaine, Baylin Laureli Dunlap, Kayla Rose Eddy, Ryan Matthew Ellis, ...

Getting Closer To The Goal

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United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has surpassed the $1,000,000 fundraising threshold and is in the home stretch for finding every dollar it can to reach its $1,335,000 community commitment goal. Current fundraising efforts have reached a total of $1,089,195. “We’re grateful for ...

Finding Kindness At Fletcher

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A part of a monthly game, kindergarten students entered Kara Benson’s classroom noticing the toy elf hidden on a snowman decoration on the door — but with the activity they were also learning kindness. The “Elf on the Shelf” traditional Christmas game has been incorporated ...

Cassadaga Man Leads Police On High-Speed Motorcycle Chase

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STOCKTON — A Cassadaga man is facing a slew of charges this morning in three different townships afer leading police on a high-speed motorcycle chase Friday night. On Friday, at approximately 10:16 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle in the town of ...

Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum Wins Decorating Contest

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The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced the winners of the annual Downtown Jamestown Storefront Holiday Decorating Contest. The contest began in 2015 as a way to encourage business owners in downtown Jamestown to dress up their businesses for the holidays and to increase the curb ...

Lawmaker Pay Concerns

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Both state Legislature representatives for Chautauqua County are against the proposed increase in salary for state lawmakers. Earlier this month, a state Committee on Legislative and Executive Compensation voted to raise the pay for state legislators for the first time in 20 years. A 61 ...

One More Day To Participate In Holiday Haul

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From left are Dan Keefe, Katie Murdock, Frank Capizzi, Joe Vogt, Keith Martin, and Bonny Sleight. The St. Susan Center will hold the last session of its annual Holiday Haul today in the Jamestown Cycle Shop Parking Lot from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. People are encouraged to drop off food supplies ...

Reg Lenna Center For Arts Renovations Complete

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“Let’s All Go to the Lobby” is a famous commercial jingle that plays in theaters prior to a movie to advertise concessions, but now it might be a new way for Jamestown area residents to mention why they should visit the newly renovated Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. During the ...

Washington MS Students Take Trip To Moonbrook CC

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“You will see how the silverware is on the table and how you have a plate in front of you. The forks are always to your left and the knife and spoon to the right. You have a soup spoon on your very right hand side and that’s the spoon you will use to eat your soup today,” said Bruce ...

Boys, Girls Club Names November Youth Of Month

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Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown officials recently announced the club’s November Youth of the Month. Youth are chosen based on attendance, participation and positive attitude. The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club is a United Way partner agency. ...

Legislators Disagree On Compensation Of Coroners

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MAYVILLE — Compensation for Chautauqua County coroners was a polarizing issue at the county’s recent Audit and Control Committee meeting. Christine Schuyler, public health director, advocated for a base salary range for four coroners of $5,000 to $15,000 on behalf of the Department of ...

Thursday Protest

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On Thursday at 11 a.m., more than 70 SUNY Fredonia students and faculty gathered outside the Rockefeller Arts Center in a silent protest against the proposed cuts to 20 degree programs announced as part of the Procedures for Emergency Program Reduction/Elimination plan in November. “We ...

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Panama School Board To Gather PANAMA — The Panama School Board will hold a meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the board room. The meeting is open to the public. Group To Meet At Crash Site One of the many benefits of utilizing the trail system created and maintained by Chautauqua Rails to Trails ...

New Town Admin Building Planned

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NORTH HARMONY — The town recently passed its 2019 budget, but not before some members of the council questioned raises to the supervisor and highway superintendent. At its November meeting, the North Harmony Town Board adopted the spending plan, which includes a total tax levy next year of ...