Local News

Construction On Roundabout Expected Next Year

FREDONIA — Following years of planning and some pushback, construction of a roundabout will proceed at northern Chautauqua County’s busiest intersection. On Friday, the New York State Department of Transportation said the DOT will go forward with a two-lane roundabout at the Route 20 and ...

O’Hurley To Perform At Reg Lenna On Saturday

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts presents a night of nostalgia when “Seinfeld” actor, John O’Hurley, performs “A Man With Standards” live on stage Saturday at 8 p.m. “A Man With Standards” is the veteran performer’s retrospective of the music of The Great American Songbook ...

Meeting Set For Bridge Replacement Project

FALCONER — The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting this week regarding a proposed bridge replacement project on Route 60 in Ellicott. The meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, between 4-7 p.m. at the Ellicott Town Hall, 215 S. Work St., ...

Westfield Releases Fire Department Statistics

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Fire Department responded to 47 calls for service during the month of September . Of those calls, 32 were for emergency medical services, with 18 of those calls being within the village of Westfield and eight of them within the town of Westfield. There were six ...

Gov. Blames Trump, GOP For Protest Clashes

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech. In a conference call with reporters, the ...

Drug Take Back Day Set For Oct. 27

The 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, community partners and the Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ...

Young Secures Funding For Fire Departments

ALBANY — State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, helped secure $500,000 for volunteer and professional fire departments in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Livingston counties. The funding will help fire departments acquire or upgrade lifesaving emergency apparatus, firefighter safety gear ...

A TEAM Effort

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. This week’s story was inspired by gifts to The Fund for the Region. Michelle Cobbe has been busy with the hustle and bustle of a new school year; getting to know new students, ...

Pumpkintown Opens With Ribbon Cutting

BUSTI — It was cold Saturday morning as temperatures dropped to 40 degrees, but that didn’t stop Eric Anderson, co-creator of Pumpkintown, and company from celebrating the official opening and success of Pumpkintown. “Here at Pumpkintown, our intention is to bring an educational ...

Opera House Continues History Lecture Series

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues its new series of free-admission local history lectures when it presents The Great Depression: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Panama on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Great Depression: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Panama is the sixth of ...

Budget Plan Has Positives, Concerns

In the 2019 executive budget, some of the fiscal issues facing the city of Jamestown are listed as both positives and concerns. On Tuesday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, released the tentative city budget with a memo outlining positives and concerns in the 2019 financial plan. He said some of ...

Robert H. Jackson Center To Hold Two-Day Event

The Robert H. Jackson Center will hold a two-day event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943) on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16-17. Jackson wrote the court’s majority decision ...

Safe Space

Leigh Rovegno, Audubon Community Nature Center president, says the center is safe to visit after a recent report from the Chautauqua County Health Department that West Nile virus was found on the premises. “Audubon Community Nature Center has been a test site for the New York State Health ...

Two City Men Charged With Burglary Wednesday

SCIO — Two Jamestown men face charges after they were found by police in Scio on Wednesday. State Troopers from the Amity barracks charged Terry L. Kendall, 28, of Jamestown with second-degree burglary, a class C felony, and Kenneth E. Kendall, 49, of Jamestown with second-degree ...

Trial Date Set For Accused Arsonist

MAYVILLE — A January trial date has been set for the Jamestown area man accused of setting more than a dozen fires locally last year. Jury selection in the case against Jonathan H. Young, 20, is scheduled to begin Jan. 22 in front of Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley. Young pleaded ...

Warren City Council Discusses Roundabout Options

The issue of intersection improvements at Market St. and Pennsylvania Ave. will be on Warren City Council’s agenda next week. The meeting is set for Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building. PennDOT has outlined two options — replacing the traffic signal and increasing turning ...

Flames Damage Pa. Apartment Building

GLADE TOWNSHIP — Fire broke out at Conewango Apartments late Friday night on Holly Street off of Conewango Avenue. The fire apparently broke out initially in the easternmost apartment, the farthest from Conewango Avenue. Glade Volunteer Fire Department was in charge at the scene and ...

Chamber Awards

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Awards was a fulfilling night for individuals and families who were there to celebrate the achievements of many within the community. The honorees for the Community Service Awards Thursday included James Nichols for Dunkirk, Kurt Maytum for Fredonia, ...

‘Fill The Bus’ Campaign Concludes

The fifth annual “Fill The Bus” school supplies campaign is officially over, but the fundraiser will technically be extended as the Axemen Professional Firefighters Motorcycle Club New York Chapter 4 will travel to Clymer Central School District on Oct. 19 to deliver the remaining supplies. ...

Bill To Fund Air Service Approved

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., have announced the passing of a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that includes funding for both the Essential Air Service (EAS) program and the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Five ...