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Chautauqua Lake Central School Announces Honor, Merit Rolls

Chautauqua Lake Central School District recently announced its honor and merit roll students for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL Seventh grade: Taylor Donato, Brynn Engdahl, Jordan Joslyn, Lydia Kushmaul, Ava Olson, Jakob Parker, Eliot Reyda, Breaunna ...

Tax Department Warns Of Possible Scams

To help taxpayers avoid being scammed, the state Department of Taxation and Finance today highlighted some common tactics used by identity thieves and cybercriminals. The strategies to steal sensitive personal data range from the simple to the complex, as described in the examples ...

Scott-Sleight Named Executive Director Of St. Susan Center

Bonny Scott-Sleight has been named executive director of St. Susan Center. Scott-Sleight joined the organization in December, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. As a 30-year resident of Jamestown, Scott-Sleight said she is committed to developing and leading programs that enrich the ...

SWCS Middle School Releases Its Honor And Merit Rolls

Southwestern Middle School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Spencer Bell, Griffin Bogdanowicz, Kiara Calkins, Muazam Chaudhry, Lillian Cobb, Lydia Covert, Madison Cresanti, ...

Stow Seniors Change Meeting Time

The Stow Senior Citizens Inc. membership decided in October to change the monthly supper meeting time to 5 p.m. from November to April. Norm Czubaj introduced a resolution at the November meeting to make the change of the time year-round. Joann Harper made a motion to accept. It was ...

Audubon Community Nature Center To Host Holiday Decorating Activity Dec. 15

The Audubon Community Nature Center will host a holiday decorating activity on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Those attending will be provided with all the greenery and materials needed to make a holiday feature for their home. The self-guided activity is appropriate for all ages. The fee ...

Sherman Releases Honor, Merit Rolls

SHERMAN — Sherman Central School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Josephine Allen, Kourtney Ames, Tyler Ames, Reece Bates, Faith Beckerink, Jassmin Bivins, Gabrielle Carris, ...

Humane Society Announces Holiday Adoption Drive

The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) is teaming up with Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa and the Media One Radio Group for the Season of Hope adoption drive. From Black Friday through Saturday, Dec. 22, the humane society is working to make sure 100 animals make it to their forever ...

Panama Central School Names Students On Its Honor And Merit Rolls

PANAMA — Panama Central School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Wyatt Aiken, Sarah Anderson, Madalyn Bowen, Elizabeth Comstock, Lauren Constantino,Claire Heimburg, Elliott ...

Bethel Baptist Christian Academy Announces Students Of 1Q

Bethel Baptist Christian Academy in Jamestown has announced its students of the first quarter. They are: Reuben Smart is a second grade student. He is the son of Pastor Tim and Kerri Smart. Reuben’s favorite subject is gym. He also enjoys playing soccer. His favorite books are the “I ...

History Of Hospital Presented To Chautauqua County Genealogy Society

FREDONIA — Myrna Hanson Moss, one of the volunteers at the Perrysburg Historical Society, presented a history of the J.N.Adam Hospital in Perrysburg to the Chautauqua County Genealogy Society. The genealogy group meets once a month on the third Tuesday evening from March through ...

Grant Helps Fund New Dock At Lake Rowing Association Boathouse

A new dock was recently installed at the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association’s boathouse on the Chadakoin River through a grant received from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Ingrid M. Dawson Memorial Fund and The Aversa Family Fund. The new dock, in addition to the current dock ...

State Extends Tax Law Exemption To Farmers

New York state has extended of the state’s Real Property Tax Law exemption on farm buildings to provide continued tax relief for New York farmers and growers. The Real Property Tax Law exempts agricultural producers from paying real property tax on buildings that are essential to the ...

Schumer Asks Hotel To Pay For Passports Following Breach

Amidst news of a massive 500 million-person data breach involving Marriott’s Starwood properties, including its brands of Westin and Sheraton hotels, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, D-New York, is asking the hotel company to help minimize the personal exposure of some of its breach’s most ...

Funding To Replace North Harmony Bridge

The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities was recently awarded $1.524 million in funding from the state Department of Transportation as part of New York state’s BRIDGE NY program. The funding will be utilized to replace the bridge over Prendergast Creek on County Touring Route ...

State Tax Department Shares Way For Online Privacy

The state Department of Taxation and Finance is sharing a few ways taxpayers can protect their private information online. The effort to help safeguard sensitive data coincides with National Tax Security Awareness Week, which runs through Friday. Taxpayers contact the Tax Department ...

New York Is On Track To End AIDS Epidemic

New York state is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by the end of 2020, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who proposed new regulations that will remove barriers and expand access to care for uninsured or underinsured people living with HIV. The regulations build on New York’s reputation as a ...

‘Framed In Pink’ Raises Funds For Breast Cancer Care

A group of local bowlers recently hosted the 10th annual Framed in Pink: Bowling Over Breast Cancer at the Jamestown Bowling Company. This charity event supported local breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua through their endowment fund at WCA Foundation and paid tribute to loved ones who ...

City Church Packs Operation Christmas Child Boxes

The Jamestown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church hosted a free spaghetti dinner and Operation Christmas Child party recently. Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes filled with presents, school supplies and hygiene items around the world. More than 40 people from ages 6 to 86 ...

BOCES Receives Grant To Prevent Abductions

Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES will receive $40,000 from the state Education Department to develop programs to prevent child abductions. The state Education Department awarded $160,000 in Child Abduction Prevention Education grants to four school districts and three consortia of school ...