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SUNY Fredonia Hosts 190th Graduation Ceremony Saturday

“Welcome, Class of 2017,” former Fredonia Mayor, now Fredonia College Council Chair, Frank Pagano proclaimed Saturday. “It’s an honor to welcome you to Fredonia’s 190th graduation ceremony.” This statement can be interchangeable — with the exception of Fredonia and the number ...

Lutheran Hosts Jamestown High School Pre-Med, Health Science Students

Around 100 Jamestown High School students learned about several professions in the health care field they can pursue if they choose to continue living in the Jamestown area. Lutheran hosted the pre-medicine and health sciences students, which is one of six career academies at Jamestown High ...

High School Students Earn Community Service Hours In The Area

Ninth graders from Jamestown High School took a little time Friday morning to engage — and help out — their community. Stopping by various businesses in the area, including Esquire Cleaners, located at 302 E. Second St., students were able to get a quick “employee” lesson before ...

In Review: ‘Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue’

Editor’s note: Todd Pullan is an artistic director with the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown. The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken took the stage of Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown Inc. opening night Friday in “Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue.” This ...

Alcohol Sales, Consumption Policy Approved For Lakeside Park

MAYVILLE — While the vote wasn’t unanimous, the Mayville Village Board approved policy regarding alcohol sales and consumption at Lakeside Park. Three trustees voted Tuesday in favor of an alcohol policy that would go with the village’s standard concession agreement when a ...

Driver Distracted By Tick Crashes In Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Minor injuries were reported in a one-vehicle accident about a mile east of the St. Columban’s Home on Route 5 on Friday. The accident occurred around 8:50 a.m. after Gregory Rodriguez, 25, of Buffalo, who was heading west, apparently lost control of the vehicle when he was ...

Gerry Rollover Sends Pair To Hospital

GERRY — A driver who reportedly fell asleep caused a rollover crash that blocked Route 60 in the town of Gerry on Thursday morning. State Police told The Post-Journal the southbound driver, 28-year-old Zachary Frazier, reportedly dozed off just north of Kimball Drive around 5:20 a.m. and ...

Approved Local Laws Signed By County Executive Thursday

MAYVILLE — Two local laws approved last month by county legislators were signed by County Executive Vince Horrigan on Thursday. One law authorizes a county assistance program for municipalities that successfully dissolve or merge. The other law responds to an audit by the New York State ...

Investigators Called For Hazeltine Avenue Fire

City fire investigators were called to a reported structure fire Thursday morning at a residence on Hazeltine Avenue, between Whitehill Road and Forest Avenue. Upon arrival, fire crews reported smoke coming from the residence. Utilities were disconnected from the property. The residence ...

City Officials Approve Loan For Coffee Roasting Business

The smell of roasted coffee beans will soon be making its way around Third Street in downtown Jamestown. On Thursday, the Jamestown Local Development Corporation approved a loan for Michael and Sarah Bigney to open Crown Street Roasting Company, which will be a coffee shop that features the ...

CASAC, Sheriff’s Office Partner In Combating Underage Drinking

The deadly risks of alcohol can often go unnoticed amid a opioid and heroin epidemic. But according to the Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council, or CASAC, underage drinking is a growing problem nationwide and needs to be confronted. Recently, it was announced CASAC will be ...

National Train Day To Be Held At Northwest Arena

The fifth annual National Train Day will continue in Jamestown this year at the Northwest Arena. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, National Train Day will be held at the arena, located at 319 W. Third St. Lee Harkness, Jamestown Area Railway Heritage Center spokesperson, said the event will ...

Land Bank Approves Rental Housing Rehabilitation Program

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation has approved a program to help neighbors revitalize their neighborhoods. On Wednesday, the land bank board approved accepting enrolling in the Neighbors for Neighborhoods program. The new pilot program, which was announced by Attorney General Eric ...

Voice Of War Echoes At The Fenton

The words of a World War I veteran echoed at the Fenton History Center Wednesday. During the Brown Bag Lecture series, Mary Jane Phillips Koenig presented her presentation, “Why It Matters: His Voice Echoes Still Across America,” about letters her great-uncle, Private Russell Archie ...

Falconer To Hold 22nd Annual Pride Day

FALCONER — Falconer residents are encouraged to show pride in their community by helping to spruce it up for the summer during the 22nd Annual Pride Day. Cleanup efforts will be held Saturday in the parks, public areas and selected streets. Residents wishing to participate should report at ...

Taken To Heart

In keeping with tradition, Ecklof Bakery is doing its part to help local foster children find a home. Rick and Suzan Ecklof, owners of the 832 Foote Ave., Jamestown bakery, are continuing their now six-year tradition of selling heart-shaped cookies to raise money for G.A. Family Services’ ...

Comptroller: City Receives Higher Tax Payment Than Last Quarter

The city of Jamestown has received a little bit of good financial news — though Joe Bellitto, city comptroller, is telling council members only time will tell how good the news actually is. Bellitto told council members the council received its first quarter sales tax payment from ...

Slow Repaving This Season Due To City Outsourcing

There is a reason why some city streets are stripped down to the bare basics and then wait for repaving — it saves the city money. During Monday’s City Council Public Works Committee meeting, Jeff Lehman, city public works director, recommended the city piggyback on Cattaraugus County’s ...

Cattaraugus Service Organizations Hold Annual Installation Ceremony

CATTARAUGUS — Local firefighters and ambulance personnel often join forces in a variety of tense situations, while serving their community. On the evening of Saturday, April 9, however, they came together for a more light-hearted purpose. Gathering at the Firemen’s Club on South Street, ...