Local News

Officials Hear Complaints About Sound, Flickering

ARKWRIGHT — A large number of Arkwright residents attended last week’s Town Board meeting, as the entire room seemed to be waiting anxiously to hear the results of the wind turbine sound test. Residents have been demanding further testing, some vehemently opposed to the very existence of ...

Turbines Help Reduce Taxes, Fund New Town Hall

ARKWRIGHT — The newest budget reports out of Arkwright officials indicate that taxes will be lowered and property owners will benefit in the long run from the wind turbines project. “We approved the budget that will reduce town tax by 8.5 percent,” said Supervisor Fred Norton at the ...

Students Visit Warren County Nursing Home

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — It was a warm, fuzzy event all around. On Friday, a group of students from Warren Area High School paid a visit to the Rouse Home in Youngsville, Pa. The students presented the 15 fleece blankets they made as gifts to residents. They also spent time chatting and shared ...

Man Receives Diploma More Than 40 Years Later

DUNKIRK — The Dunkirk Board of Education proudly presented Marion Dole Jr. with his high school diploma last week at its monthly meeting at school No. 5. In 1973, Dole was sent to fight in the Vietnam War and now his veteran’s rep has reached out to the high school to award him his long ...

State Park Undergoing Preservation Project

A $2 million historic preservation project is underway at the Red House Administration Building at Allegany State Park in Western New York. The project will rehabilitate the exterior of the 90-year-old building, including the removal and restoration of 173 historic windows and doors. Funding ...

Christmas In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Prior to three weeks ago, the Christmas in the Village was expected to become a relic of the past. Residents and business owners expressed their discontent with the recent decision to cancel. But, due to the creative tenacity of Bob Lingle and other residents, the event is ...

City May Go Over Contingency Budget

The Jamestown City Council may exceed its yearly contingency account by approving an equipment purchase. On Monday, the council will vote on whether or not to approve spending $137,897 on a trackless vehicle, which city officials primarily use for snow removal, but can be used throughout the ...

Local Stables Visited By National American Legion Commander

GERRY — Homestead Stables at Heritage Ministries welcomed a special guest from The National Sons of the American Legion on Friday. On Friday, the stables welcomed The Sons’ National Commander, Greg “Doc” Gibbs to tour the new facility. Beginning in January 2019, the stables will also ...

Getting Closer To The Goal

United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has surpassed the $1,000,000 fundraising threshold and is in the home stretch for finding every dollar it can to reach its $1,335,000 community commitment goal. Current fundraising efforts have reached a total of $1,089,195. “We’re grateful for ...

Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Museum Wins Decorating Contest

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced the winners of the annual Downtown Jamestown Storefront Holiday Decorating Contest. The contest began in 2015 as a way to encourage business owners in downtown Jamestown to dress up their businesses for the holidays and to increase the curb ...

One More Day To Participate In Holiday Haul

From left are Dan Keefe, Katie Murdock, Frank Capizzi, Joe Vogt, Keith Martin, and Bonny Sleight. The St. Susan Center will hold the last session of its annual Holiday Haul today in the Jamestown Cycle Shop Parking Lot from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. People are encouraged to drop off food supplies ...

Legislators Disagree On Compensation Of Coroners

MAYVILLE — Compensation for Chautauqua County coroners was a polarizing issue at the county’s recent Audit and Control Committee meeting. Christine Schuyler, public health director, advocated for a base salary range for four coroners of $5,000 to $15,000 on behalf of the Department of ...

New Town Admin Building Planned

NORTH HARMONY — The town recently passed its 2019 budget, but not before some members of the council questioned raises to the supervisor and highway superintendent. At its November meeting, the North Harmony Town Board adopted the spending plan, which includes a total tax levy next year of ...

Petition Has No Legal Impact On Ripley Sewer Work

RIPLEY — A petition asking that Ripley town officials consider an alternate route for the planned sewer project has no legal impact, council members and residents learned. At the November meeting of the Ripley Town Council, Supervisor Doug Bowen read a letter from Charles Schachter of the ...

Dunkirk Man Sentenced In 2017 Narcotics Case

A Dunkirk man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison after being convicted for possessing with intent to sell controlled substances. The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced the 78-month sentence to 40-year-old Anthony Dloniak by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. ...

Grand Opening

BLOCKVILLE — Dollar General has opened its newest store in Chautauqua County. The Dollar General at 5360 Route 474 in Blockville recently opened its doors to the public. It’s the 20th location for the chain variety store in the county, a Dollar General spokeswoman said. John Brown, ...

CARTS Meets Conditions For New Third Street Site

Public and private officials have met deadlines for the new Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System hub location along Third Street in downtown Jamestown. In October, officials from the city, county and GPatti Development reached an agreement for the new CARTS hub location to be temporarily ...

DA’s Office To Handle Village Shooting

FREDONIA — On Wednesday afternoon the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office received confirmation from the New York State Attorney General’s Office that the DA could move forward with their investigation into the 76 Liberty St. shooting that took place in Fredonia Monday ...

Salamanca Man Who Fled After Stabbing Is Arrested

LITTLE VALLEY — A Salamanca man who fled to Las Vegas following a stabbing in Salamanca is facing second-degree murder charges. The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of the 22-year-old, though his name was not released. The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating ...

Reed Requests Federal Investigation Of State Justice Center

In response to stories of abuse and death involving disabled New York residents under state care, Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, is calling for a federal investigation of the New York State Justice Center. The goal is for these cases to be prosecuted and brought to light. The Department of Justice ...