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JPS Students Win Robert H. Jackson Young Readers Program Essay Contest

Jamestown Public Schools’ students, JHS junior, Grayson Holt, JHS freshman, Dawnelle Walter and Washington Middle School seventh graders, Maddy DeJoy and Cecelia Johnson, recently won the Young Readers Program Essay Competition from the Robert H. Jackson Center. This year’s essay contest ...

Ten JHS Students Named WNY Scholar Athletes

Jamestown High School is proud to announce that 10 athletes on the school’s spring varsity sports teams qualified as All-Western New York Scholars, which are awarded by Section VI. To qualify, each senior’s overall grade point must be an average of 90 or above for six semesters and be a ...

Kiwanis Club Of Jamestown Names Terrific Kids Of June

Kiwanis Club of Jamestown officials recently named the club’s Terrific Kids for June. They are: ¯ Harlow Gallegos, fifth grade at Jefferson Middle School and the son of Edith Cruz. Harlow’s hobbies include drawing and cars. His favorite subject is art, her favorite musical group is Kids ...

Edinboro Names Spring Dean’s List Students

EDINBORO, Pa. — Several area students have been named to the spring 2018 semester dean’s list at Edinboro University. Students honored include: Natalie M. Elliott of Machias, Jacob E. Redfield of Fredonia, Mary J. Pearl of Silver Creek, Josh D. Anderson, Amanda J. Johnson, Julia A. ...

SWMS Student Receives State Comptroller Award

Melissa DeVore is Southwestern Middle School’s eighth grade recipient for this year’s New York State Comptroller Student Achievement Award. The faculty nominates students who have demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. DeVore has shown academic excellence and ...

JHS Senior Receives Teachers Assn. Scholarship

JHS senior Michelina Cersosimo recently received the Jamestown Teachers Association Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers in the amount of $1,000 from JTA President Chris Reilly. Michelina will be attending Duquesne University to study music education with plans to become a music teacher. “The ...

Area Students Graduate From Alfred State College

ALFRED — Dozens of area students were among the 750 two- and four-year degree candidates who received diplomas from Alfred State recently. Associate and baccalaureate degrees were awarded in fields of agriculture, health, business, vocational and engineering technology, as well as the arts ...

Southwestern Middle School Names Triple ‘C’ Award Recipients

Avery McKay Young and Teagan Shedd are Southwestern Middle School’s recipients for the 2018 Triple “C” award. The faculty nominates students who have shown “Character, Courage, and Commitment” throughout their middle school years. Young and Shedd were honored at the middle school ...

Infinity Arts Cafe To Feature ‘French ConeXion’ Friday

On Friday, the Jazz Concert Series at the Infinity Arts Cafe, 302 E. Third St., Jamestown, will feature “An Evening with French ConeXion” at 7 p.m. John Cross will host and perform saxophone on the program for this ensemble’s first appearance in Jamestown. The concert is presented with ...

State Releases Chautauqua Lake Algal Bloom Plan

Combatting harmful algal blooms on Chautauqua Lake is going to require years of coordinated efforts and a lot of work, according to a plan released Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. The study released Monday is the result of months of planning and includes dozens of short-, ...

Boys And Girls Club Summer Hours Begin

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown has begun its summer hours. Adult hours through Aug. 17 are 7 a.m. to noon for swimming, the gym and the weight room. Youth hours through Aug. 17 will be noon-5 p.m., with free swim from 12:30-4:30 p.m., lunch from noon-12:30 ...

Summer Camp Registration Now Underway

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown is accepting camper registrations for its Camp Hiak Tilikum summer day camp program to run in eight weekly sessions from June 25 through Aug. 17. The full-day program runs Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and ...

Warren Tire Center Fire Ruled Accidental

WARREN, Pa. — Fire investigators have ruled last week’s Warren Tire Center fire as accidental or undetermined. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 14, and continued to burn into the evening. Adding to the intensity and the longevity of the fire, according to ...

Bob Evans To Donate Proceeds To Laurel Run

The Bob Evans Restaurants in Dunkirk and Jamestown will raise money to support the Laurel Memorial Run and Walk on Wednesday, June 20. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the restaurants will donate 15 percent of the price of people’s meals. Patrons must present a special flyer in order for the money to ...

Pair Among Junior Dairy Leaders To Graduate During Empire Farm Days

SENECA FALLS — Austin Bratton of Cherry Creek and Heidi Moss of Conewango Valley will be among the 31 Junior Dairy Leaders who will graduate in August in the Dairy Profit Seminar Center at Empire Farm Days. Empire Farm Days is the Northeast’s largest outdoor farm show. The teens are ...

Cuomo Launches PILOT Program To Reduce Suicide Attempts

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has launched a pilot program aimed at reducing new suicide attempts among individuals who had previously attempted suicide. Funded through the $3.5 million federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant, the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention ...

Chamber Welcomes New Members

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has just concluded its most successful spring membership drive ever with the addition of 46 new members. The businesses that have joined the Chamber in the past couple of months cross all sectors of the economy in all geographic locations from Celoron ...

DEC Launches Grant For Excess Food Diversion

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is launching a $4 million grant program to help generators of excess wholesome food and food scraps to expand their capacity to donate wholesome food or divert it to organics recycling facilities. An estimated 40 percent of the food produced ...

County Receives Funds For Bomb Squad Capabilities

Chautauqua County will receive $110,000 from New York state as part of $2 million in federal Homeland Security Grant Program funding given to the state. The money is used to sustain and enhance FBI-accredited bomb squad capabilities to detect, interdict, and respond to improvised explosive ...

DEC Releases Disclosure For Household Cleansing Program

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released New York’s final policy and form for manufacturer disclosures under the state’s Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program. Introduced in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State Address, the Household ...