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Transportation Projects Among Plans In Warren

WARREN, Pa. — The committee tasked with determining major transportation projects in the next four years for a five-county region — Warren included — has revealed its list. Warren County is part of a Rural Planning Organization under the auspices of the Northwest Commission. The RPO ...

Fredonia Man, 91, Succumbs To Injuries Following Accident

POMFRET — A 91-year-old male has died following a two-vehicle crash on Thursday after colliding with a Chevy truck on Route 5 in the town of Pomfret near Van Buren Road. Emergency responders from local agencies were called to the scene before 2 p.m. for a two-car accident between a maroon ...

Clymer Tulip Festival Begins Today

CLYMER – The 2018 Clymer Tulip Festival will feature food, music, clowns, tractors, Dutch dancing, jump houses and more. Events start today with a fish fry at 4 p.m. sponsored by the class of 2021, located at Poochie Mama’s on Main Street. More Tulip Festival fun will take place at Clymer ...

Triathlon Event Raises Money For Billquist Tribute

Natalie Maggio, co-owner of Eight Limbs Wellness Studio, and Melanie Preiss, co-owner of Forge Health and Performance and Urban Spin, joined forces to pay tribute to Rosemary Billquist. Known by many in the world of running, Rosemary was an avid runner, spinner and triathlete. Natalie and ...

Chautauqua Opportunities To Receive $5.6M In Funding

New York’s two U.S. Senators announced more than $5.6 million in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and will be used to support child care ...

Motorcycle Strikes Car In Wednesday Crash

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital following a crash with a car Wednesday afternoon. Jamestown police said the motorcyclist, who wasn’t immediately identified, suffered rib injuries after colliding with the rear of a sedan. The crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. on East Second Street, near ...

Reed Says Mental Health Awareness A ‘Priority’ In US

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which was the focus of a conference call by Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, with regional media outlets Wednesday. Reed said, in his opinion, that for many years mental health was not a priority when it came to overall health care in the country. However, he ...

Cuts In Positions Eyed By Warren School Board

WARREN, Pa. — Teaching positions are not the only ones the Warren County School Board are looking at for savings. The Warren County School District has decreased its budget for several years, often on the backs of teacher position cuts. In many of those cases, the district has made an ...

Turbine Discussion Escalates To Argument At Arkwright Meeting

ARKWRIGHT — Harold Ross, a self-reported stage 4 cancer patient, was aggressive in stating that anti-wind farm advocates should lay off, adding, “They don’t bother nobody.” Minutes later, he was in the face of Jake Szumigala threatening to escalate the issue into fisticuffs. During ...

City Man Charged After Untaxed Cigarettes, Cash Found

A city man was charged Tuesday with tax fraud and being in possession of untaxed cigarettes, the Jamestown Police Department said. Steven R. Patterson, 46, was taken into custody after members of the police department, Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and New York State Police assisted state ...

Borrello Visits Hollyloft, Speaks To Bikers

Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello and County Legislator Lisa Vanstrom met with Les Johnson, owner of Hollyloft Ski and Bike at 600 Fairmount Ave. in Ellicott, as part of Borrello’s campaign to meet with local businesses. Borrello visited Hollyloft on the night of the weekly Tuesday ...

Public Market Gearing Up For New Season

Residents can find the Jamestown Public Market at the same place downtown this summer, but the schedule will be a little different this year. The market is gearing up to open in June with a few big changes for the upcoming season, according to Linnea Carlson, Public Market manager. Due to ...

Gillibrand Seeks Emergency Funding For Dairy Farmers

U.S. Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing her fight for struggling dairy farmers statewide. On Tuesday, Gillibrand, D-NY, announced that she is pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to authorize $300 million in immediate, emergency relief funding ...

County IDA Names Board Room After Longtime Administrator

Being honored for a lifetime of work is an honor that was bestowed upon Lawrence R. Taylor Tuesday. Taylor is retiring from the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency after working for the development organization for 33 years. As a retirement gift, the IDA board named their ...

Ecklof’s, G.A. Family Services Team For Seventh Annual Bake Sale

For the seventh year in a row, Ecklof Bakery is helping money and awareness for children in need of a foster home in Chautauqua County. Located at 832 Foote Ave., Jamestown, Ecklof Bakery will be selling heart shaped sugar cookies now through May 26 with proceeds to benefit G.A. Family ...

Anderson Awarded For Nearly 40 Years Of Service

LAKEWOOD — The village of Lakewood’s Board of Trustees dedicated a portion of its work session Monday to honoring one of its own for nearly four decades of service to his community. Duane Anderson, recently retired member of the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, was recognized as the ...

Clymer Head Hopes Merger Opponents OK Budget

As all school districts in Chautauqua County prepare for today’s budget votes, the Clymer Central School District will be dealing with a unique situation, one that requires 60 percent supermajority voter approval. The 2018-19 proposed budget of $11,561,554 asks for a 13 percent tax levy ...

Randolph Firefighter Recognized By Sen. Young

RANDOLPH — A Randolph man who had dedicated 31 years of service to the Randolph Volunteer Fire Company was recognized by state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, during Randolph Volunteer Fire Company’s annual banquet. John Congdon, past president of the fire company, has served his community ...

Carroll Town Board Eyes New Location For Police

CARROLL — The town of Carroll held its May town hall meeting Wednesday evening for an audience of Carroll residents who were interested in hearing business, new and old. “I was here 12 years,” said Laura Greenwood, town supervisor, “and there were so many meetings where we had two to ...

Italian American Charity Golf Assn. Continues To Support Cancer Care

The Italian American Charity Golf Association recently presented UPMC Chautauqua WCA with a $50,000 check, proceeds from their 2017 golf tournament and other fundraising activities. It was the last installment of the Italian American’s three-year $150,000 pledge to enhance local cancer ...