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The Stearns Building at 34 N. Main Street taken from the Historical Survey Report by The Bero Associates in 1993.

A Merchant, A Barber And A Dentist Walk Into A Building…

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Hometown History usually highlights an item from the collection of the Fenton History Center. Today is a departure from that routine.  Over the next three weeks we will explore the history of three downtown buildings that have been or are being demolished.  The most recent building to fall ...

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson discusses new gun policy with the County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee Wednesday. 
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DA’s Office Plans To Toughen Stance On Gun Crimes

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MAYVILLE — The message is stern and the warning is clear regarding new gun policy put forth by Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Commit a crime with a gun, you’re done. Carry a firearm illegally and you’re going to be held accountable. Swanson came before county ...

Following last week’s flooding in Warren, Pa., issues such as bacteria, mold and damaged property persist.

Mold, Bacteria Become Issue After Warren Flooding

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WARREN, Pa. — The water that was pumped out of the basement last week may have left some unwelcome guests behind. In addition to damaging goods, posing a threat of electrocution, and possibly causing gas leaks, floods can bring bacteria that can live on after the water is gone. According ...

Pictured, from left, are Michele Starwalt, Chautauqua Striders Director of North County Programs, who gave an overview of services offered by the Striders at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville. She was introduced by Adele Harrington, Immediate Past President of this club.

Chautauqua Striders Featured At Westfield Rotary Meeting

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Guest presenter Michele Starwalt, Director of North County Programs of the Chautauqua Striders, gave an overview of the services and programs provided by the Striders to members of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at the Jan. 10 meeting of this group. Starwalt, who is also the president of ...

Jamestown native Erik Lundquist will be playing alongside his fellow United States Air Force band member at Friday’s Inaugural Parade. 
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Lundquist To Play In Inaugural Parade With Air Force Band

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A 2009 Jamestown High School graduate and member of the United States Air Force is expected to play an important role in the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on Friday. Erik Lundquist was awarded a position playing the euphonium in the premier group over the summer, and after ...

Firms Picked As Merger Study Takes Next Step

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PANAMA — A joint meeting of the Panama and Clymer central school boards culminated in the invitation of two firms to make public presentations about a feasibility study to merge the two districts. After an executive session Wednesday night, the boards announced they had chosen Learning ...

City Planning Commission Approves WCA Expansion Site Plan

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The two-floor expansion project for UPMC Chautauqua WCA’s Foote Avenue facility has received approval from the city Planning Commission Tuesday. Dave Rhinehart, Clark Patterson Lee, and Cecil Miller, UPMC Chautauqua WCA vice president of ancillary and support services, spoke to the city ...

Julie Apperson, local psychiatric nurse, spoke about her experiences with heroin both as a nurse and as the mother of someone who was addicted at the AAUW/MHA Heroin Epidemic: Women’s Voices, Needs and Impact at the James Prendergast Library on Thursday.

AAUW Heroin Panel Reveals Stories Of Addiction

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It’s no secret that Jamestown has been fighting a battle against heroin that seems impossible to win. Yet, with great courage, individuals from the community met together Thursday night to share their experiences with heroin, and their hopes for tomorrow at the American Association of ...

Expansion Of ‘Move Over’ Law Takes Effect

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Accident scenes can be eye-catching when passing by in a vehicle. But driving too close or too fast to a parked police or emergency vehicle displaying its lights is not only dangerous, but illegal. On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the expansion of New York’s “Move Over” ...

Committee Sets Public Hearing On Sewer District Improvements

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MAYVILLE — Modifications to upgrade the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer District’s treatment plant drew action from the legislature’s Audit and Control Committee. On Thursday, legislators scheduled a public hearing for next month regarding plan and cost changes to phosphorus removal ...

Southern Chautauqua County Club Associates recently donated $500 to the Chautauqua County Veteran Services Agency to support the veterans van. Every month, the van transports disabled veterans to the Buffalo VA Clinic. Legionnaire Gary Carvella presents Greg Carlson, county Veteran Services Agency director, with the check. 
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County Veteran Agency Gets Donation For Vets Bus

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LAKEWOOD — A donation made by Southern Chautauqua County Club Associates will go toward an important service provided by the Chautauqua County Veteran Services Agency. Recently, a $500 donation was made by the consortium of legions and clubs to support disabled veterans who use the veterans ...

IDA, City, Covenant Manor Officials To Meet Privately

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Officials involved in the possible extension of the payment in lieu of tax for Covenant Manor Apartments will meet privately to continue discussing the proposal Friday. Vince DeJoy, city development director, said officials from the city, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency ...

New BBQ Restaurant Slated To Open In Lakewood

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LAKEWOOD — A favorite BBQ restaurant and catering service from Warren, Pa., is preparing to branch out to Chautauqua County. Wells Hog Wild BBQ, Co., which boasts award-winning Southern BBQ, burgers, charbroiled steaks and flatbread pizzas, is slated to replace the Taste of India at 140 W. ...

School Tax Levy Growth To Remain Below 2 Percent

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Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 1.26 percent for the 2017-18 fiscal year, according to data released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The latest calculation affects the tax cap calculations for 677 school districts as well as 10 cities, including ...

Kellie Roberts has been named the new executive director of the Chautauqua County Humane Society.
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Humane Society Announces New Executive Director

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kellie Roberts as its new executive director. Kellie succeeds Jeff Lubi, who announced his retirement effective Jan. 1. Roberts, a Falconer Central School graduate, brings with her an impressive background ...

Raquel Ruch helps her students with math activities during her English as a New Language math support class. The class currently meets every other day to work on math and vocabulary skills. 
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JHS Math Support Class Helps Students Pass Regents

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A class at Jamestown High School in its second year is gearing up to help students pass the Regents exam. Thanks to Raquel Ruch, JHS math teacher, and Travis Moore, BOCES resource specialist, several English as a New Language students have been meeting every other day to work on math and ...

SPPC Holds Off On Co-Chair Election

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The election of a private sector co-chair for the city Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission will have to wait at least one more month. On Thursday, the commission met with plans to elect a new private sector co-chair person, however, because of a lack of a quorum, the vote could not ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Expands Outpatient Capabilities

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“You’re not sick enough” has long been a chilling refrain for drug users seeking help from a health care provider. Since long-term treatment is granted only to those whose addiction is dire enough to warrant inpatient care, many users who fall short of this benchmark feel left in the ...

Pictured, from left, Past Ingjald Chief Steve Worden handing meeting gravel over to newly elected Chief Jane Fosberg. Also pictured are Past Grand Chief Bill Peterson; Chief Jane Fosberg; Past Chief Steve Worden; newly elected Vice-Chief Doug Sanders; Past Grand Chief Tim Fagerstrom; and Past Ingjald Chief Bryan Nelson

Ingjald Lodge Elects Officers For 2017

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Members of Ingjald Lodge of the International Order of Vikings elected their officers for 2017 and were installed as new Lodge officers the first week in  January. The installation team was comprised of Past Grand Chiefs Bill Peterson and Tim Fagerstrom; with Past Ingjald Chief Bryan Nelson ...