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Randolph Students Honor Area Vets On Flag Day

RANDOLPH — The students of Gail N. Chapman Elementary School honored local veterans in their community on Flag Day. To thank them for their service, the students invited the veterans to the school where they were treated with coffee and donuts, then surprised with patriotic music played by ...

The Search For Perfection In Bach And Beyond

FREDONIA — After a second evening at this year’s Bach and Beyond Festival, held at the historic 1891 Fredonia Opera House, the programming decisions made by Artistic Director and Conductor Grant Cooper for this 23rd season really came into focus. This concert featured works written ...

Rights For NRG ‘Expired,’ NYISO Says

DUNKIRK — NRG Energy Inc.’s decision to deactivate its Dunkirk power-generating has led to the recent bombshell cost of $114 million for the facility to tie back in to the state transmission system, according to the top official at the New York Independent System Operator. Brad Jones, ...

Protests Held At Warren County Courthouse Against Border Action

WARREN, Pa. — “No hate, no fear, immigrant kids are welcome here.” The chant could be heard on the corner of Market Street and Fourth Avenue in Warren, Pa., Friday evening, along with plenty of others, all centered on the same message: opposition to the Trump administration’s current ...

Dunkirk Boat Race Organizers Gearing For Event

DUNKIRK — Less than two months before the first Offshore Powerboat Racing in Dunkirk, organizers were on hand last week to discuss details and logistics for what is expected to be the largest happening in the city this summer. Larry Bleil, chief executive officer of Race World Offshore, and ...

Cherry Creek Recognizes Firefighters, First Responders

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Fire Department recognized firefighters and first responders recently at their annual banquet held at the Pine Valley VFW Post 2522 on Route 83 in Cherry Creek. Following a welcome from Chief Terry Sheldon, and an opening prayer by Chaplain Bruce Fish, ...

Red House Fight Continues After Zoning Board Decision

CASSADAGA — The fight to restore the Red House to its status as a viable businesses in Cassadaga is not over. Owners of the popular wedding and event venue, Steve and Nancy Wickmark, attended last week’s village board meeting to check on the outcome of their letter requesting a ...

Rally Held To Celebrate Local Gem In Lake Erie

So much of the livelihoods of area residents depends on Lake Erie, and an event on Saturday highlighted that fact. Several dozen community members and officials from across the region gathered at the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club in Dunkirk to celebrate the importance of the largest ...

Robert H. Jackson Center Kicks Off Revitalization Project

The Robert H. Jackson Center has begun its Downtown Revitalization Initiative-funded project. The center received approval from the state on May 15 to begin the work. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 9, 2017, that the Jackson Center was awarded $1.5 million to “undertake needed upgrades ...

Chautauqua Institution Hosts Art Gallery Tours

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua Institution hosted many local elementary school students this week, ranging from fourth to fifth grade from various districts across Chautauqua County in order to lead art gallery tours. The tours are being hosted by the Institution’s Performing and Visual ...

Jamestown Pair Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

A federal grand jury has indicted two Jamestown men, one of whom bragged on social media that he loved guns, following an investigation by local police and the FBI. Tyler Craig Anderson, 27, and Robert Lincoln, 26, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to make false statements to purchase ...

Southern Tier Wrestling Returns To Jamestown Today

Southern Tier Wrestling will be entertaining fans at the Studio Metro Underground Theatre in Jamestown for the first time tonight with seven matches in total. For those unacquainted with Southern Tier Wrestling, this form of entertainment is closest in appearance to WWE or WWF professional ...

Annual Car Club Cruise-In Planned Around Lake

Members of the Lakewood Memorial Post 1286 American Legion, from left, Bob Fredrickson, commander; Mike Wallen, owner of the black 1957 Chevy 210; Lisa Hanselman, Auxiliary president; and Dee McDowell, owner of the blue 1964 Chevy C10, stand to advertise their upcoming car show and Southern ...

County Loses Out On Bid For $20M Regionalism Grant

Chautauqua County, one of six finalists, will not be the winner of a $20 million efficiency grant to reduce property taxes and modernize services. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County as the winner of the first Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency ...

Thursday Afternoon Accident On Route 83 Injures One

FORESTVILLE — A motorcyclist was flown via Starflight to an undisclosed area hospital after being involved in an accident with a sports utility vehicle on Route 83, Forestville. Forestville Fire, New York state police and Alstar responded to the scene of the accident which occurred around 3 ...

DeMarte Named As New Jamestown Community College President

After a long search process, Jamestown Community College named Daniel DeMarte its next president. The State University of New York board of trustees announced the appointment Thursday. DeMarte’s appointment followed a May 22 recommendation made by JCC’s board of trustees. “Jamestown ...

$360M Needed To Repair Local Dams, Says Comptroller

It will likely cost upward of $360 million to fix locally owned dams in New York considered high- or intermediate-hazard to public safety, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said. Locally, there are 14 dams in Chautauqua County cited by DiNapoli that are in need of attention. Statewide, ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hosts Open House For New Doctors

An open house was held at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Thursday to welcome two new doctors to the facility — Dr. Brooke Kelly, physiatrist and director of medical rehabilitation unit and Dr. Brian Mata, board certified orthopedic surgeon. Both doctors started working at the hospital around February. ...

Damaged Clock Tower To Come Down Monday

FREDONIA — It appears the clock tower at the Family Church site in Fredonia will be coming down on Monday. Village police chief Brad Meyers noted in an advisory to area media that Temple Street from Church Street to Lambert Street will be closed Monday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to allow for ...

Children, Adults Discuss City Park Playground

The play experts at Love Elementary School had a very important task to complete earlier this week. Along with playing a challenging game of Simon Says with Jacob Stachler, KaBoom senior project manager, the children were asked to help KaBoom officials design the future playground at ...