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Winter Storm Could Bring Foot Of Snow To Region

The National Weather Service in Buffalo is calling for a winter storm that could drop a foot of snow in several areas, including Chautauqua County. A Winter Storm Watch was upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning calls for heavy and blowing snow ...

Sherman Village Officials Look To Forgo New Plow

Village of Sherman trustees agreed at their meeting on Feb. 1 to repair and use their current sidewalk plow for another year in lieu of using available USDA loan funds to purchase a new one. Department of Streets Supervisor Doug Crane reminded the board that the village still has $53,500 in ...

Teresi Gives Encouragement To Program Grads

The latest graduates of G.A. Family Services’ Accountability and Responsibility Program were given a welcome send-off — and some encouragement — by the mayor himself. On Tuesday, Mayor Sam Teresi joined the graduates at Honest John’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, where he awarded each of ...

Jamestown Re-Offenders Head To State Prison

MAYVILLE—Two Jamestown men who’ve racked up more than a dozen bookings in the county jail are heading to state prison. Rocco A. Beardsley, 31, was recently handed a determinate sentence of four years in state prison plus two years of post-release supervision for a conviction of ...

Water District Leaves Door Open To Fredonia

FREDONIA — Despite recent whispers regarding Fredonia’s hesitancy to work with its neighbors, the North Chautauqua County Water District’s board says the village has an open invitation to join in — even if that means simply adding a connection point on Central Avenue for future use or ...

Barcelona Harbor Break Wall Still In Disrepair

WESTFIELD — More and more debris continues to wash in through the chasm in the Barcelona Harbor break wall. A year ago, in February of 2016 the federal government granted upwards of $650,000 in emergency funds for the Army Corps of Engineers to fix the break, however, it is still not ...

Barcelona Harbor Break Wall Still In Disrepair

WESTFIELD — More and more debris continues to wash in through the chasm in the Barcelona Harbor break wall. A year ago, in February of 2016 the federal government granted upwards of $650,000 in emergency funds for the Army Corps of Engineers to fix the break, however, it is still not ...

Sherman Village Officials Look To Forgo New Plow

Village of Sherman trustees agreed at their meeting on Feb. 1 to repair and use their current sidewalk plow for another year in lieu of using available USDA loan funds to purchase a new one. Department of Streets Supervisor Doug Crane reminded the board that the village still has ...

P.S. I Love You: C.C. Ring Elementary Spreads The Love

Spreading love and kindness can look like a smile, a handshake or even giving a piece of candy to someone down in the dumps. C. C. Ring Elementary School students and teachers did just that on Friday in celebration of P.S. I Love You Day. Ring School teachers Carrie Davenport and Brandi ...

Audubon Accepting 2017 Nature Photo Contest Entries

Entries have begun to arrive for Audubon Community Nature Center’s 2017 Nature Photography Contest. Now in its seventh year, the competition is designed to encourage anyone who enjoys doing photography — from beginners to professionals — to enter their images for consideration. “The ...

Stanley Hose Aux Hosts Inaugural Recognition Dinner

SHERMAN — The Stanley Hose Auxiliary recently hosted its inaugural Stanley Hose Recognition dinner for the Stanley Hose Company. Stanley Hose Auxiliary members prepared and served dinner to volunteer fire department members. After dinner, auxiliary members presented a large project ...

PA Woman Charged In Domestic Incident

A Warren, Pa., woman is facing a host of charges following a domestic dispute Wednesday in the city. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded shortly after noon to the 100 block of Park Street for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers learned 18-year-old Jewel ...

Gov. Calls For Fee For Residents Without Local Police Force

WARREN, Pa. — Part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal calls for the collection of a per-resident fee from municipalities that do not have full-time police — to help defray the costs of the Pennsylvania State Police. Public Safety Director Todd Lake brought up the issue at Wednesday’s ...

CRCF Gives Fan A Chance To Donate To Favorite Charity

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation will welcome the Jamestown Jackals back to their home court on Friday. The game, sponsored by the Community Foundation, will offer one fan the chance to win money for their favorite charity. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Jamestown Community ...

Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Porn

BUFFALO — A Jamestown man accused of handling and distributing child pornography could face a potential 20 years in prison. On Thursday, Christopher Whitford, 45, pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in the U.S. District Court in Buffalo. The charge carries a mandatory ...

Woman Charged With Burglary, Assault In Domestic Incident

A Warren, Pa., woman is facing a host of charges following a domestic dispute Wednesday in the city. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded shortly after noon to the 100 block of Park Street for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival, officers learned 18-year-old Jewel ...

Founder Of Cassadaga Food Pantry Commemorates 100th Birthday

GERRY — A century of life is quite a thing. And Eleanor A. Esch makes it look good. On Wednesday, Esch, one of the original founders of the Cassadaga Food Pantry, celebrated her 100th birthday at Heritage Ministries in Gerry. Surrounded by friends and family, Esch watched with tearful ...

Local Veteran Shines Light On Suicide In ‘Project 22’ Film

The Fenton History Center’s Vets Finding Vets program, the Jamestown Community College Veterans Committee and History Department presented “Project 22,” a documentary film about the alarming rise in veteran’s suicide on Monday in JCC’s Scharmann Theatre, Jamestown. About 150 people ...

Hinsdale Man Gets State Prison Sentence For Narcotics Sales

LITTLE VALLEY—A Hinsdale man convicted of selling narcotics in Olean is heading to state prison. Michael Scholl, 39, was handed a determinate sentence of two years in the New York State Department of Corrections plus two years of post-release supervision for a conviction of third-degree ...

Horrigan: Still Ways To Work With Fredonia On Water

FREDONIA — Even though the Fredonia Village Board has all but assured the public it will not join the quest for regional water, the shutoff valve has not been turned entirely, according to Chautauqua County’s top official. County Executive Vince Horrigan said that while he cannot speak ...