Local News

Arkwright Board, Wind Company Conflicted Over Road Repairs

ARKWRIGHT — Brainard and Miller roads are still a top concern for the town as the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm project is nearing completion. However, EDP Renewables and the board have a disagreement on how the roads should be restored with Mark Morris saying, “I am not putting in more money ...

Cassadaga Village Election Changed To November

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga village board of trustees passed resolution number 215, effectively changing the village trustee and village mayor elections to correspond with the date of the general election. Beginning next year, “The village trustee and village mayor shall be held on the ...

Wyndham Hotel Planned For Dunkirk Waterfront

DUNKIRK — Substantial development is coming to vacant city property situated along the waterfront. City Council, during its Tuesday meeting, authorized Mayor Willie Rosas to sign a ground lease to allow developers of Erie Land Development LLC to construct a new Wyndham Hotel on Lake Shore ...

GreenUp Jamestown Event ‘Exceeds Expectations’

“Dear Mother, we are gathered here today to thank you.” With those words in her poem “An Apology to Mother Earth,” local slam poet Autumn Echo headlined the GreenUp Jamestown Earth Celebration and ArtHappening event Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. This precursor to Earth ...

Fenton History Center Repurposing Exhibit Room Into New Gallery Space

A longtime fixture at the Fenton History Center has been dismantled and its former home renovated to make room for a brand new exhibit. The local historical society recently retired its “Lake Room” exhibit on the second story of the former Fenton residence at 67 Washington St. in ...

Lake Erie Outdoor, Fishing Show Held In Dunkirk

DUNKIRK — Droves of people entered the Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center to educate, shop and enjoy the first-ever Lake Erie Outdoor and Fishing Show on Saturday. More than 700 people attended the event with many vendors and patrons giving positive reviews to the packed ...

Earth Day Event To Feature ‘Pillar Of Light’

A locally made sculpture will be a focal point in the community-wide Earth Day ArtParty to be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church today. Known as the “Pillar of Light: An Earth Day Revival and Community Sculpture Project,” the sculpture will be on display during the Earth Day ...

HUD Admin, Reed Tour Jamestown, Dunkirk

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator, Lynne Patton, and Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, toured sites Friday in Jamestown and Dunkirk that are annually provided HUD funding through Community Development Block Grants and other HUD programming. The city of ...

Panama, Sherman Schools Maintain Flat Tax Levy

Panama and Sherman school districts approved their respective tentative school budgets for 2018-19 school year. Both districts feature increased budgets from the previous 2017-18 school year while keeping the tax levy flat. The Panama Central School District approved a proposed budget April ...

Four Charged After Traffic Stop Yields Guns, Drugs

Four people were jailed after methamphetamine, heroin and guns were discovered in a car stopped by Jamestown police early Wednesday. Charged were 29-year-old Michael J. Dubois of Canisteo, N.Y., 39-year-old Glenn E. Shugart of Elmira, 32-year-old Sheldon G. Peet of Painted Post, N.Y., and ...

City Business Donates To Seeley Fund

As a way of giving back to the community that has so strongly supported their business for the past 10 years, Elite Kreations owners Robert and Debra Reedy donated a check in the amount of $825 to Nicole Seeley, wife of former Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Seeley, who died in ...

Little Theatre’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Opens Tonight

Splendid. Absolutely splendid. I was amazed, pleased and delighted by the quality of the singing. It’s all too easy for a community theatre group to play it safe but fortunately for Jamestown, the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown is not afraid of a challenge. “Jesus Christ, ...

Clymer Students Learn Dangers Of Distracted Driving

CLYMER — Clymer students participated in driving while impaired and driving while distracted simulations provided by Matrix Entertainment in association with the Save A Life Tour program. Two simulators, similar in look to an arcade video game, were set up in the gymnasium that replicated ...

Fresh Cut Meat Owner Pleads Guilty In Fraud Case

Joseph M. Gullotti, 57, of Jamestown pleaded guilty to food stamp benefits fraud before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, ...

Annual Earthfest Celebrates Nature At JCC

While weather kept students inside, it didn’t stop them from honoring the outdoors. The annual Earthfest was held Wednesday at Jamestown Community College and hosted by the Earth Awareness Club on campus. This year, students were treated to Jeff Musial’s exotic animal show. Musial ...

‘Friends Of Timbercrest’ Begin Camp Cleanup

The newly organized group of volunteers called “Friends of Timbercrest” began their first work weekend of the year at the Girl Scout camp, in Randolph, on April 13. The volunteers helped clean up Camp Timbercrest. Shown painting the cook’s cabin are volunteers, from left, Eileen Tallmadge ...

Stow Resident Discusses Role In Creation Of WWII Memorial

Everybody has experienced sitting at home and receiving a phone call. However, few have experienced that same situation and had the White House on the other end of the line. Well that is what Stow resident Rolland Kidder experienced in 1994. Kidder, former state Assemblyman and Chautauqua ...

Commission Approves Site Plans For Brewery, Jackson Center Projects

The site plan for the new brewery and restaurant that will be located in downtown Jamestown has been approved. On Tuesday, the city Planning Commission approved the site plan for the Jamestown Brewing Company, which will be located at 119 W. Third St., the former location of the Lillian V. ...

Beard Contest To Benefit UCAN City Mission

Jon Bogue has a great beard, and everyone knows it now thanks to his recent win of the Clip Joint Beard Contest. The contest was held to raise money for the UCAN Gospel Mission in downtown Jamestown. A donation of $5 was collected for each entry, and a photo of each participant was taken and ...