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Community Effort

SINCLAIRVILLE — A major building project for an area church is officially underway. On Sunday, members of Park United Methodist Church gathered to break ground for their $2.5 million building project. The church is adding a Family Life Center and doing other renovations to its current ...

BOCES Recognizes Career And Technical Education Seniors

Career & Technical Education students from the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES (E2CCB) Hewes Educational Center in Ashville were honored during their recent senior recognition ceremony at the Jamestown High School auditorium. Opened by the Star Spangled Banner by the Jamestown High ...

Centaur Stride Debuts New Sign At Sherman Location

SHERMAN — A new sign and logo have been placed at an area horseback riding facility. Centaur Stride recently installed and dedicated a new sign at their location on Jones Road in Sherman. The sign was created and designed by Centaur Stride volunteer Alison Gugino of Forestville. Gugino was ...

CPR To Be Taught To Pa. Students

WARREN, Pa. — The how and when have yet to be specified, but one thing is certain, students at Warren Area High School will soon be required to learn potential life-saving skills. Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 7 of 2019, formerly Senate Bill 115, into law June 12. The law will require the ...

‘Old Chautauqua Road’

ELLERY — The Bemus Point Historical Society recently erected its 10th New York state Historical Roadside Marker at the site of the former Red Bird Tavern at the intersection of Pickard Street and Route 380 in the town of Ellery. Following the surveying of much of western New York by ...

Dunkirk Native Publishes Book For New Teachers

BEMUS POINT — Jeff Julian said it is a perfect time to enter the teaching profession. According to recent data from New York State United Teachers, a state-wide union with nearly 300,000 members, New York state will experience a teacher shortage in the near future, and many parts of the ...

HALT Act Fails To Pass In State Legislature

The HALT Act, which would restrict use of segregated confinement and mandates that county governments create residential rehabilitation units, was not passed during the state Legislature’s legislative session that ended Thursday. New York Association of Counties members said the costs ...

Historic Access

Handicapped accessibility will be improved at the Fenton History Center once a new entrance has been constructed. On Thursday, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to celebrate the construction of the new handicapped accessibility ramp that will make the first floor of the Fenton Mansion ...

SBA Advocates For Rural Business With Gov’t Regs

About 16 people attended a roundtable discussion on how Small Business Administration Office officials can help rural businesses with government regulations. On Wednesday, the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College hosted Christine Myers, Small Business ...

Area Assembly Members Vote Down Study

Both of the area’s state Assembly members voted against legislation to study the feasibility of a municipal broadband program in New York state. The legislation, S.6041A/A.2037A, directs the state Public Service Department to perform the study in consultation with the state Urban ...

City Council To Vote On Veterans Park Improvements

Ninety-nine thousand dollars in improvements could be happening at Veterans Memorial Park this summer. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council will vote on whether to enter an agreement for $99,082 worth of improvements to Veterans Memorial Park during its regular voting session meeting at ...

‘Kids To Be Kids’

The five sites for the 2019 Summer Playground Program will all be at city parks. On Thursday, city officials announced the details of this year’s program at Chadakoin Park, which will be one of the locations. The other parks include Allen Park, Bergman Park, Lillian Dickson Tot Lot and ...

Family Searching For Missing Dog

A Pittsfield family is asking for help in their search for their missing dog. Ava, a pug, was swept away Wednesday evening in Brokenstraw Creek, about a mile west of Youngsville. Anyone who finds Ava is asked to call Jocelyn at (814) 688-1833.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For Renovated Institution Clinic

CHAUTAUQUA — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Chautauqua Clinic has been newly renovated, and starting Monday, it will be at the disposal of David Trusel, Westfield physician’s assistant, to further handle the health needs of residents staying at Chautauqua Institution. A ribbon-cutting ...

Board Of Trustees Approves JCC Budget

Jamestown Community College’s $33.6 million budget was approved by the board of trustees, marking the first under President Daniel DeMarte. Dr. DeMarte was hired last year and began in early August. “The process of developing the budget has been ongoing since last fall, determining ...

Take Shape

A Jamestown church is going platinum. The Jamestown Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 1011 W. Third St., Jamestown, has been operating for 100 years. With the milestone comes a history of changes in the church’s congregation, founders and locations. The current building has also ...

Farmworkers Bill Shows Divide In State Mindsets

Joe Giglio, R-Gowanda, had a message for Democrats in the state Assembly on Tuesday regarding the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. “Farmers are people too,” Giglio said in explaining his no vote on the bill. “They are out there trying to do their best. It’s in their blood, ...

Lake, Watershed Alliance Outlines Projects

Most county residents might not consider Jamestown a part of Chautauqua Lake or its watershed, but the alliance established to manage it does. On Wednesday, Erin Brickley, Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance executive director, said the group has recently readjusted its ...

Pair Charged With Assault, Burglary After Incident

Two people were taken into custody on assault and burglary charges after a man suffered serious injuries in an early morning incident in Jamestown on Wednesday. Officers were called to 1414 E. Second St. at 3:10 a.m. for a reported fight. Upon arrival, officers found a man in his apartment ...

Forgiveness Of A Panama Fine Awaits Cuomo

Legislation has again been approved to forgive an outstanding fine against the Panama Central School District. The forgiveness of $1.9 million now awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature after passing the state Senate and Assembly. “Penalizing the school district for an administrative ...