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Schumer Applauds FCC Rejection Of Reduced Internet Service Benchmark

The Federal Communications Commission has rejected a proposal to downgrade the minimum benchmark definition of internet service. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York and minority leader, said the previous proposal would have lowered the broadband standard and have hurt Upstate New Yorkers. ...

All About Art 4-H Club Members Create Picasso-Inspired Collages

All About Art 4-H Club members display their collage interpretations of Pablo Picasso’s “Punchinello with a Guitar,” created during their Jan. 4 meeting. Pictured, seated, are Esther Boisvert, Olivia Bennett, Isaac Boisvert, Arlene Boisvert and Sophie Bennett; standing are Jonah Bennett, ...

St. Bonaventure HR Director Named To Forward50 Committee

St. Bonaventure University’s director of human resources has been named to an institute that is tasked with developing policy solutions that will help surmount obstacles preventing students from enrolling in, paying for, and graduating from college. Erik Seastedt, a Jamestown native who ...

Governor Confirms Last Week Had Most Flu Cases Since 2004

The influenza epidemic continued to increase across New York state over the past week, with 11,683 laboratory confirmed influenza cases reported to the state Department of Health and 2,221 New Yorkers hospitalized with confirmed influenza. According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the ...

Annual Winter Festival Planned For Feb. 16-18

The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 31st Annual Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival February 16-18. The event will take place at Lakeside Park, Route 394 in Mayville, with fun events for the entire family. Once again this year, weather permitting, an ice ...

Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary To Meet Monday

The Cassadaga Legion Auxiliary held their held their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 9 with 10 members attending, including five officers. President Pat opened the meeting in regular fashion with the Pledge of Allegiance, the Auxiliary Preamble, and a moment of silence for our fallen soldiers. ...

Youth Ballet Receives Funding From M&T Bank

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet recently received funding from the M&T Charitable Foundation to support their 2017 production of the Nutcracker which was performed at the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts this past December. “CRYB is proud to once again acknowledge M&T Bank as one of ...

2018 Chautauqua Institution Scholarships Available

Each season Chautauqua Institution offers opportunities for a few families with limited incomes, who have never been to Chautauqua Institution in the past, to enjoy a first-time one-week Chautauqua experience. Funded through Chautauqua Foundation endowments, scholarships cover costs such as ...

Chautauqua Progressive Action Holds Potluck Supper

Chautauqua Progressive Action, a grassroots social and political action organization dedicated to “promoting progressive values, electing progressive candidates, and building a better community,” held a potluck supper for its recent monthly meeting in Jamestown. Eddie Sundquist, ...

AAA Encourages Americans To Use Vacation Time

Every year more than half of Americans fail to use all their time off, creating a stock pile of 662 million unused vacation days. AAA, in collaboration with Project: Time Off, knows the most effective remedy for American workers who want to use more vacation days is better planning. Yet only 54 ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Honors Area High School Seniors

Strength in academic studies, athletics, extracurricular pursuits and volunteerism describe the local high school seniors who were honored as “Scholars of the Month” at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. Forty ...

Pair Awarded Fredonia Scholarship

Jamestown High School seniors Maverick Tomczak and Olivia Gren were recently awarded academic scholarships to SUNY Fredonia should they choose to attend the school after graduation. Both students received a President’s Science/Math Scholarship. The President’s Science/Math Scholarship is ...

JPS UPK Students Benefit From YMCA Swimming Program

UPK students from the Heritage House program had the fantastic opportunity to learn basic safety such as jumping in and finding the wall, back floating, and swimming across the pool at the YMCA. UPK 3- and f4-year-olds from across Jamestown participate in the basic safety lessons and are often ...

Pair Awarded Fredonia Scholarship

Jamestown High School seniors Maverick Tomczak and Olivia Gren were recently awarded academic scholarships to SUNY Fredonia should they choose to attend the school after graduation. Both students received a President’s Science/Math Scholarship. The President’s Science/Math Scholarship is ...

Forestville Announces Students On Honor, Merit Rolls For Second Quarter

FORESTVILLE — Forestville Central School officials recently released the school’s high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. They are: ı ı ı HIGH HONOR 12th Grade: Ashlee Bailey, Julia Burgos, Hannah Fetterick, Alyssa Graziano, Marshall ...

All-County Musicians To Perform At Chautauqua Lake CS

MAYVILLE — February has long been a busy month for the music educators of Chautauqua County. Two countywide events take place during this blustery month: the Chautauqua County Music Teachers’ Association Solo Festival and the association’s Winter All-County Festival. The Chautauqua ...

Southwestern Announces Students Of The Month

The Southwestern Central School District has selected its Students of the Month for November and December for the 2017-18 academic year. ı ı ı SENIORS Aleena Swanson is the Daughter of Kasandra Swearinger and David Swanson. Her favorite class in high school is wood shop. Her ...