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State To Repair Culverts Across Chautauqua County

Several culverts will be repaired in Chautauqua County, the New York State Department of Transportation said this week. Work has begun on a $2.8 million project to repair or replace several culverts along roads in Chautauqua and Erie counties. The state DOT said the new and rehabilitated ...

Panama Man Sentenced After Rape Investigation

MAYVILLE — A Panama man charged in April 2018 following an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office into an alleged rape involving two juveniles will serve seven years in state prison. Frederick Antill, 51, was sentenced Monday in front of Chautauqua County Court Judge ...

Town Board Reacts To State Of Burtis Bay

FALCONER — The shadow of the Burtis Bay fish kill lingers in the form of a remaining weed mass. With a jar of lake sludge in hand, Celoron residents Mike and Peggy Newell continued to make their plight known to the Ellicott Town Board. Monday’s town meeting was the stage for multiple lake ...

Semi Destroyed

DUNKIRK — A semi tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 90 late Monday morning featured exploding tires, billowing black smoke, sheets of flame and numerous gawkers. The truck caught fire in the westbound lanes near Waldorff Road in Dunkirk at about 11:15 a.m. The driver managed to pull over to ...

Panama Board Approves Budget

PANAMA — The Panama Central School Board of Education supported a reduced 2019-20 proposed school budget that it will present for a vote to the community. The proposed 2019-20 school budget is $12,904,396, a reduction of $971,905 from the 2018-19 school year. The 2018-19 enacted school ...

Photograph Captures ‘Absolutely Breathtaking’ Storm From Arkwright

ARKWRIGHT — “Absolutely breathtaking.” That’s how Christy McVaugh described seeing a powerful storm move across Chautauqua County on Sunday evening. McVaugh said she loves to watch storms roll past her home, and that was certainly the case Sunday when a wet downdraft formed near the ...

Warren County Could Receive Disaster Relief

WARREN, Pa. — Warren County could be in line for some disaster relief following Sunday’s tornado. National Weather Service meteorologists Pete Jung and Mike Jurewicz briefed Conewango Township, Pa., officials about the conditions that caused damage in the township and throughout a swath of ...

Soon To Brew

Though much of the exterior is still covered in building wrap, the new Tim Horton’s coming to Cassadaga on Route 60 is inching closer to completion. A good amount of work was completed on the inside over the winter, and at the most recent Cassadaga Village Board meeting April 3, Public Works ...

RTPI To Host Screening Of ‘Albatross’

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host a special event featuring the film “Albatross” along with a plastic pollution discussion on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. “Albatross” features one of the largest flying seabirds in the ocean. In creating the film, Chris Jordan documented ...

YMCA Tourney Helps In Battle With Cancer

Be Strong. These two words have become the foundation for many cancer fighting patients and are especially important to those who organize the Deep Freeze Raquetball tournament. These words have resonated with the committee members and are an integral part of what the tournament is about and ...

Candidate Continues Relocation Opposition

DUNKIRK — Frank Beach, a city of Dunkirk resident who is running for office, has been trying to garner support for keeping Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk since December. He’s been the backbone behind the protest marches and petitions that have been circulating around for the last ...

‘Pinwheels For Prevention’

MAYVILLE – Children, family court judges, county officials and local youth agencies began by placing blue and white pinwheels in the spring ground to help raise awareness on child abuse in Chautauqua County. Weeks later, the movement continues. In association with Court Appointed ...

Family Worship Theater To Perform Cantata

Rehearsals have been taking place since January. Now the cast members of Family Worship Theater will take the stage at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. Along with the St. James Choir, they will present Come Walk With Me: Through The Passion and Resurrection of Christ. ...

Community Foundation Accepting Applications

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is now accepting applications for music scholarships. The following scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and college students. They require a common application found on the Community Foundation’s website, crcfonline.org. One ...

Complete Streets

The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities will begin several Complete Streets projects this year. The Complete Streets policy, which has been adopted by Chautauqua County and currently seven local municipalities, recommends all modes of travel be considered in the design of ...

Association, Conservancy Sign Lake Agreement

With the announcements that the town of Chautauqua, Chautauqua Lake Association and Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy have signed onto Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello’s Memorandum of Agreement for the Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Consensus Strategy, four municipalities and one ...

Jackson Center Names New President

After an extensive national search, the Robert H. Jackson Center has named a new president. On Thursday, center officials announced Kristan McMahon as the new president. She follows Tom Schmidt who has been the interim president since Susan Murphy left the post last May. McMahon joins ...

Bring Your Baskets

Bring your baskets and prepare to hunt. Several Easter events will take place throughout Chautauqua County. The third annual Easter egg hunt at Midway State Park will begin at 11 a.m this Saturday. Hunting areas will be available for children ages 5 and under and 6 and older. Following the ...

Frewsburg School Board Approves Budget

FREWSBURG – The Frewsburg Central School Board will support a $17,775,530 school budget, but the school district was forced to make adjustments after foundation aid was less than anticipated. “We were hopeful that the final legislative budget would come in close to (the district’s ...

DA, Public Defender Satisfied By Outcome

MAYVILLE — A Stockton man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree rape has been sentenced to six months time served in jail in addition to 10 years of probation. Leland Bresee was sentenced March 25 in front of Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley in Mayville. The ...