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Representatives from six organizations who were recognized as community safe havens during the Chautauqua Bright Spots event at Phoenix Rising Wellness Studio earlier this week. The six organizations recognized included the Addiction Response Ministry; Bread of Life Food Pantry (at Healing Word Ministries Church of God); Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County; The Exchange at Evergreen Health; Joe Z’s Coffee House; and the Salvation Army Anew Center.
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Community Organizations Recognized As ‘Bright Spots’

Several community organizations were recognized for being ‘‘Bright Spots’’ in the community Tuesday. At the Phoenix Rising Wellness Studio, located at 212 Pine Street, Addiction Response Ministry; Bread of Life Food Pantry (at Healing Word Ministries Church of God); Child Advocacy ...

Heritage Village Identified In Report As Top Nursing Home

GERRY — A local nursing home ranks among the top 10 percent of nursing homes in America, according to U.S. News and World Report. Heritage Village in Gerry was recognized for having a rating of 5.0 stars in the rankings with about 2,000 other nursing homes. The publication identified the ...

Falconer To Host ‘Healthy Habits’ Walk With Mayor

FALCONER — Public engagement, and a little bit of exercise, is a hard-to-beat combo for Falconer Mayor James Rensel. Thanks to village officials, residents will now have the opportunity to join Rensel in a mile-long “Healthy Habits Walk/Run” at Falconer Park, the first Monday of every ...

The Lucille Ball Little Theatre will open its production of “Rapunzel: Beginnings and Beyond” at 7:30 p.m. today. Additional performances will be staged at the Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; Friday, March 31; and Saturday, April 1. There will be 2 p.m. matinee performances on Sunday and Sunday, April 2.
Submitted photo by Holly Weston

Little Theatre To Stage ‘Rapunzel: Beginnings And Beyond’

The Lucille Ball Little Theatre will present a familiar tale with several twists when it stages its upcoming production of “Rapunzel: Beginnings and Beyond” over the next two weekends. For the past month, the Jamestown theater company has been hard at work putting together a stage ...

The Jamestown High School Marching Band recently visited Chicago to perform in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Jamestown Marching Band Reflects On Chicago Trip

In a whirlwind weekend, the Jamestown High School Marching Band took in the sights and performed in Chicago in just a few days. In their first excursion to the city, the marching band performed in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, took a Navy Pier cruise, enjoyed Chicago-style pizza, saw a ...

City Council Discusses Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridges

Construction should be starting soon on the two prefabricated pedestrian bridges that will cross the Chadakoin River along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. On Monday, Jamestown City Council Public Works Committee discussed the bids received March 8 to construct the two prefabricated bridges. ...

Bemus Point Man Caught With 37 Grams Of Meth, Stun Guns

MAYVILLE — A Bemus Point man was charged early Thursday morning after police found two stun guns and a horde of narcotics inside his vehicle. At 3:45 a.m., Gary L. Hannold II, 41, was pulled over by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies while attempting to leave a vacant property near the ...

Police are pictured at the scene of a semi-pedestrian accident in the Village of Fredonia Thursday morning. 
Photo by Dan Kohler

Semi-Pedestrian Accident Severely Injures One

A Kentucky man was severely injured after being struck by a tractor trailer in Fredonia on Thursday. Bobby K. Brown, 76, of Paris, Kentucky, was reportedly hit by a semi-truck while walking on East Main Street (Route 20) in Fredonia. The truck driver, Anthony M. Mattera, had just made a ...

More than 900 middle and high school students attended STEM Wars 2017 at the JCC Physical Education Complex on Wednesday. STEM Wars is an educational and technology-based competition for students that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Area Students Battle It Out In Annual STEM Wars

More than 900 students flooded the JCC Physical Education Complex on Wednesday for a little bit of science —and a little bit of fun. The fifth annual STEM Wars, an educational and technology-based competition for middle and high school students that focuses on science, technology, ...

On Wednesday, the Fenton History Center’s Vets Finding Vets program hosted an event which featured a presentation on World War II in conjunction with firsthand accounts from 10 area veterans at the Robert H. Jackson Center’s Carl Cappa Theater.
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Students Hear From WWII Vets During Unique Presentation

Nearly 100 students from three Chautauqua County school districts had an unparalleled opportunity to learn about World War II from those who actually lived through it. On Wednesday, the Fenton History Center’s Vets Finding Vets program hosted an event which featured a presentation on World ...

Repeal Of Affordable Care Act May Hit Area Hospitals Hard

Chautauqua County hospitals could lose as much as $4 million with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that includes an amendment banning the federal reimbursement for state Medicaid funds for local governments outside of New York City. Those were the figures released Wednesday evening by ...

The aftermath of Wednesday's fire in downtown Falconer. Fire crews remain on scene and the road remains closed to traffic. 
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Main Street Remains Closed Following Falconer Fire

An investigation is still underway in the village of Falconer following Wednesday's fire that gutted a downtown structure located at 29-39 W. Main St. Crews remained on scene Thursday morning as much of the building, which housed multiple apartment units and businesses, was destroyed. Main ...

Local Law To Assist Municipalities Pushed Back

MAYVILLE — A local law allowing county officials to provide assistance for government restructuring was pushed back a month to allow for minor language changes. Specifically, the bill as changed would authorize a county assistance program to financially assist local governments that ...

George Spanos, county public facilities director, spoke at the State Capitol recently to advocate for additional highway and bridge funding in the state budget. Spanos serves as president of the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association. 
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Highway Superintendents Advocate For More Funding

Over 700 highway superintendents, engineers and contractors visited the State Capitol earlier this month. The message was simple when they arrived: Local roads matter. The state budget process is winding down as legislators look to enact an on-time budget by April 1. Highway superintendents ...

Ellicott Officials Seek To Fix Drainage Issues

ELLICOTT — In order to remedy some long-term drainage issues in West Ellicott, town officials are looking to purchase a mostly-vacant property near Brooks Street to start repairs. Unfortunately, according to Michael Erlandson, town clerk, the current owners of the property are not being ...

The Jamestown High School Marching Band recently visited Chicago to perform in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Jamestown Marching Band Reflects On Chicago Trip

In a whirlwind weekend, the Jamestown High School Marching Band took in the sights and performed in Chicago in just a few days. In their first excursion to the city, the marching band performed in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, took a Navy Pier cruise, enjoyed Chicago-style pizza, saw a ...

James Prendergast Library board members during a meeting last week. Members discussed the potential reconfiguring of the main section in the library.
P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

James Prendergast Library Board Discusses Reconfiguration

The James Prendergast Library Board of Trustees is thinking about reconfiguring the main section of the library. On Thursday, R. Thomas Rankin, library board president, said a recommendation from the strategic plan is to change the three customer service areas – the children’s room, the ...

Five more acts have been eliminated from the eighth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent.” Pictured is the band Insanity Incarnate, who were eliminated following Monday’s contest. 
Photos by Paul Schermerhorn

Semifinalists Announced In ‘Chautauqua’s Got Talent’

What once was a contestant field of nearly 30 acts has now been narrowed down to a semi-finalist field of an even dozen after three rounds of competition. Producers of the Spire Theater’s eighth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” announced that five more acts have been eliminated ...

A Stockton family was displaced after a fire ripped through their residence this morning.

Stockton Family Displaced After Morning Fire

A Stockton family was displaced after a fire ripped through their residence Monday morning. Firefighters were dispatched after 3:30 a.m. to 6485 Stockton Cassadaga Road, near the intersection of Moon Road, for a reported structure fire. The residence was ablaze when first responders arrived. ...