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Annual Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser Planned Friday

The fourth annual Lip Sync Battle fundraiser to support people with disabilities will take place Friday at the Celoron Legion, located at the corner of Fairmount and Jackson avenues in West Ellicott. The lip-syncing competition is open to anyone. People can participate as solo acts or as a ...

Randolph Veterans Honored During Annual Parade

RANDOLPH — The third annual Randolph Area Veteran’s Appreciation Parade was held Saturday, Aug. 11. Escorted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, the parade began at the Randolph truck stop and proceeded down Main Street to Bank Street, then turned left up Jamestown Street to ...

Motorcyclist Killed In Cherry Creek Crash Sunday

CHERRY CREEK — A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Farrington Hollow Road in Cherry Creek, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies report Jassen Sherman, 47, of Falconer, allegedly failed to yield the right of way when backing out of a driveway at 6:44 p.m., ...

Warren County Woman Dies In Crash With Tractor

SUGAR GROVE — One person died after a crash Sunday on Route 957 in Sugar Grove, Pa., involving a tractor and a car. Pennsylvania State Police report Travis Larson, 37, of Warren, Pa., was driving the tractor westbound near the top of a hill on Route 957 at 9:34 p.m. when the sedan, which ...

Jamestown Man Charged After Fleeing Police

A Jamestown man faces charges after running from Lakewood-Busti police officers who were about to serve an arrest warrant on him Monday morning. Ross J. Cali Jr., 54, of 3050 Riverside Road, Jamestown, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief, criminal ...

United Way Kicks Off Pacesetter Portion Of Campaign

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a dozen representatives from local companies and organizations came together recently to kick off the Pacesetter portion of the 2018 United Way of Southern Chautauqua County Campaign at the Wegmans Patio. Kurt Eimiller of Slone Melhuish ...

Annual Pet Adoption Drive To Be Held Saturday

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is teaming up with Buffalo television station WGRZ to host NBC/Universal-owned television station’s fourth annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive. The Humane Society will offer the public no-cost adoptions on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 ...

Young Announces Grant Funding For Several Local Libraries

ALBANY — Eighteen libraries from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, the Southern Tier Library System and the Pioneer Library System were awarded $775,339 in state Public Library Construction Grants to assist with renovation and construction projects. The funding will enable ...

U.S. Senator Toomey Tours Ellwood Group In Warren County

WARREN — Ellwood Group Inc. had a way to quantify the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week when U.S. Senator Pat Toomey toured Irvine facility. According to David Barensfeld, the company’s chairman, president and CEO, Ellwood — which makes military defense equipment among other heavy metal ...

Army Reserve Ambassador Receives Public Service Award

RANDOLPH — U.S. Army Reserve Ambassador Daniel J. MacLaughlin received the Public Service Commendation Medal from Major General Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, during a ceremony Aug. 3 on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The ...

Children’s Coalition Celebrates Fifth Year

At the conclusion of research by Chautauqua Connections and The Resource Center five years ago, a new organization was created in the form of the Children’s Coalition. An issue identified by The Resource Center involving children with delayed disabilities not being addressed or not ...

Gillibrand Military Bill Passes

Provisions to help protect military families from intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support as part of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation has been sent to President Donald Trump to be signed into ...

Robert Benson’s Legacy Supports Youth Sports

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. This week’s story was inspired by gifts to the Robert H. Benson Fund. The city of Jamestown and baseball go together like peanut butter and jelly, hot dogs and ketchup, or Robert ...

Area Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Kristen E. Capizzi, 22, of Jamestown was charged Wednesday with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, second-degree reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare ...

Two Transported To Hospital After I-86 Crash

RED HOUSE — Two Ithaca residents were taken to the hospital after the truck they were in rolled over on Interstate 86 on Friday. According to the New York State Police, Natan Huffman and his wife Nancy, were traveling eastbound in a 2013 Ford Explorer on the Southern Tier Expressway towing ...

Metro Mattress Eyes Lakewood Location

LAKEWOOD — Further development along Fairmount Avenue will continue as a discount bedding and mattress supplier has announced plans to build in the village. The Lakewood Village Planning Board will discuss at its next meeting a site plan review from Olympus Brokerage Co. Ltd. of Camillus, ...

Revegno Named Audubon President

The Audubon Community Nature Center welcomed its new president, Leigh Rovegno, earlier this summer. Having traveled from Denver, Rovegno brings with her a breadth of environmental experience befitting her new position. “She fits the bill perfectly,” said Audubon Board President Pierre ...

Local Libraries Receive State Aid

Chautauqua County libraries were among a state wide list set to receive state funding for construction projects. The New York State Education Department announced Friday 230 public libraries would receive funding for construction and renovation related projects. The state aid totalled $24 ...

Model T Cars Parked At National Comedy Center

Around 20 antique automobiles lined West Second Street in front of the National Comedy Center Friday. The Ellicottville chapter of the Snapper’s Antique Automobile Club of American Brass and Gas Touring Region club parked their antique cars along the street while eating lunch at Shawbucks and ...

NYC Critic Discusses How Art Inspires Action

CHAUTAUQUA — Andrew Russeth, New York City-based art critic, conveyed the impact life has on art and vice versa at the Chautauqua Institution on Thursday. Russeth sat with President Michael Hill in place of the scheduled conversation with comedians W. Kamua Bell and Hari Kondabolu who had ...