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John Q. Barrett, Robert H. Jackson Center board member and St. John’s University professor of law, speaking about Jackson during the “How ‘Far Gone’ Are We Now? Immigration, Security & American Values, From Justice Jackson’s Time To Our Own” program on immigration law. Several speakers, including Barrett, spoke during the program held at the Jackson Center, 305 E. Fourth St., Friday.
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On The Front Burner

Immigration was a prominent issue for Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson during his time on the highest court in the land. On Friday, John Q. Barrett, Jackson Center board member and St. John’s University professor of law, spoke about a few of the immigration cases that came before ...

Pictured is Salutatorian Elizabeth Becker addressing Falconer Central School’s graduating class of 2017 on Thursday at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.
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Falconer Class Of 2017 Encouraged To Follow Dreams

FALCONER — With a little help from a mason jar and a clever binge-watching reference, the message for Falconer Central School’s graduating class of 2017 became abundantly clear: live life to the fullest and never forget the things that make it important. On Thursday, 69 graduating seniors ...

The 2017 Clymer Central School graduating class turns its tassels following the awarding of diplomas.
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Hats Off

CLYMER — Thirty-four bright, ambitious and now graduated young adults celebrated the culmination of their academic endeavors on Thursday night in Clymer Central School’s gymnasium. Clymer Central School’s class of 2017 graduation ceremony saw no seat unclaimed and left plenty of proud ...

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Chautauqua Lake Central School Celebrates 21st Commencement Ceremony

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua Lake Central School Auditorium was filled with cheers, applause and relief Thursday night. With the seats filled with family, friends and loved ones all together, those in attendance watched the stage as the ones they came to see graduate did just that. The class ...

Ring Elementary School students are pictured performing a song about life cycles recently.

Ring Elementary Students Teach About Life Cycles

“Here’s a show about some life cycles, we’ll tell with you what we know,” sang Ring Elementary School third-graders to their peers and families. “Let’s start and get up close and personal about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.” Kim Austin, Beth Johnson, Kaylin Conti, ...

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Fun In The Sun

Historic Main Street in downtown Randolph was buzzing with activity on June 17 as festivalgoers enjoyed Randolph’s 45th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival. It was a “picture perfect” day for browsing the wares of more than 75 craft vendors.

Pictured is an example of the erosion and sediment build-up caused by a lack of drainage along Gifford Avenue in Celoron.
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Celoron Homeowners Speak Out On Lack Of Town Maintenance

Unresolved drainage and road repair issues in Celoron’s southernmost cul-de-sacs have left some homeowners wondering if the village is neglecting them. John Finley, a resident of Gifford Avenue, said the amount of water that runs across his driveway during heavy rainfall, along with the ...

Nominations Sought For Disabled Veterans Recognition Award

RED HOUSE — Nominations are currently being sought for the annual “Anderson/ASPHS Disabled Veterans Recognition” award. Sponsored by the Allegany State Park Historical Society and the Anderson family, the award is for a deserving, disabled veteran from any branch of service and includes a ...

The rehabilitation of 10-12 W. Second St., Jamestown, is one of five state grant applications Jamestown City Council is considering endorsing as part of the 2017 Regional Economic Development Council program.  
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High Five

The city of Jamestown has narrowed down five Consolidated Funding Applications to possibly endorse for state grant funding. On Monday, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said the city will be assisting and partnering with community organizations on the grant applications as part of the state ...

Patrick Thompson

Westfield Man Remains Missing After One Week; Family Begins Search Near Gorge

A search continues for 31-year-old Westfield resident Patrick S. Thompson, who was last seen June 12 around noon in the village. According to Thompson’s niece, Evelyn Gonzalez, also of Westfield, a search party of about 20 volunteers gathered Tuesday evening to search the nearby wooded ...

Reed Rips Anchor Over Comments On Scalise Shooting

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is ripping CBS News’ Scott Pelley for statements made over last week’s shooting at the congressional baseball practice outside Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, Reed, R-Corning, issued a statement regarding Pelley’s Thursday evening segment in which he told viewers ...

Legislators Give Thumbs Up For Dale Drive Project

MAYVILLE — A county road shoulder project in Cassadaga gained legislators’ support at Monday’s Public Facilities Committee meeting in Mayville. Committee members voted 3-1 to authorize the Department of Public Facilities to proceed with the shoulder expansion on Dale Drive in ...

Nick Dean, Forte the Restaurant bartender, pours Forte’s specialty “Marquee Martini” from the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts’ marquee Monday, in recognition of National Martini Day. The “Marquee Martini” will be served at Forte throughout the remainder of the week.
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Forte Celebrates National Martini Day With ‘Marquee Martini’ Pour

Although not officially open for the occasion, Forte the Restaurant celebrated National Martini Day in style. On Monday, Forte bartender Nick Dean fashioned a unique beverage by mixing and pouring a martini from atop the adjacent Reg Lenna Center for the Arts’s marquee. “When we saw ...

Great Lakes researcher and SUNY Fredonia professor Sherri Mason reaches the finish line of her 15.5-mile swim on Chautauqua Lake on Monday. Starting at Lakeside Park in Mayville, she finished at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. The swim was timed at 10 hours and 37 minutes.
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Great Lakes Researcher, SUNY Fredonia Professor Completes 15.5 Mile Swim

CELORON — Nothing but elation emanated from Sherri Mason as she emerged from Chautauqua Lake on Monday having completed a 15.5-mile swim. Upon her exit from the water, she acknowledged being a little waterlogged too. Nonetheless at age 44, Mason said it’s her biggest physical achievement ...

Staff members and employees of Wegmans’ Jamestown location celebrate the store’s successful “Fill the BackPack” campaign this year, which saw a donation of more than twice its established goal of 6,000 pounds of food. Pictured, from left, are: Tashiana Peyton, front end coordinator; Natalie Christiansen, service desk team leader; Danielle Amico, service area manager; LJ Spangenburg, intern; Ericka Carpenter, front end team leader and “Fill the BackPack” campaign coordinator; and Justin Hodges, front end coordinator.
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Wegmans Doubles ‘Fill The BackPack’ Campaign Goal

Staff members and employees are all smiles at Wegmans’ Jamestown location this week after the store hit a milestone in its most recent community campaign. The local supermarket announced that it more than doubled its goal with regard to poundage purchased for its annual “Fill the ...

A clothesline project at the Christ Lutheran Church in Bemus Point is providing personal care items for those in need. In the first three weeks, about 40 bags have been collected.
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Church Clothesline Project Benefits Those In Need

BEMUS POINT — The Christ Lutheran Church in Bemus Point participated in clothing the disadvantaged in the Jamestown area in the winter, but that wasn’t enough. Pastor Bob Benson and members of the church wanted to keep helping throughout the summer. “We were a part of the Clothesline ...

Sarah Gilbert, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation grant writer, reviews a map of the City of Jamestown. Gilbert is a Jamestown High School graduate and Chautauqua Region Community Foundation scholarship recipient.

A Service To Others

Editor’s Note: The following is part of a series focusing on local residents who have received scholarships from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. On the refrigerator in Sarah Gilbert’s home in Jamestown, hangs a message from a fortune cookie, “Fate loves the fearless.” After ...

Five Star Urgent Care Planned For Dunkirk

DUNKIRK — Another new health care facility is on the horizon for the town of Dunkirk. A Five Star Urgent Care hopes to break ground on Vineyard Drive by this time next year. Dr. John Radford, Five Star founder and chief executive offer, stated that due to his personal ties to the Dunkirk ...

From left, Laura Felice, Jennifer Felice and Greg Peterson, a local attorney who has served on the boards of The Resource Center or The Resource Center Foundation for more than 40 years, during the unveiling of the plague dedicating The Resource Center facility at 92 Fairmount Ave. the Felice Corporate Center in tribute to the late Michael J. Felice. 
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Resource Center Dedicates Facility In Memory Of Michael Felice

The Resource Center facility located at 92 Fairmount Ave. will now be known as the Felice Corporation Center. On Friday, The Resource Center officials, family and friends gathered at the facility to dedicate the building in tribute to the late Michael J. Felice for his contributions on behalf ...