Local News

Proposal For New Village Street Lights Discussed

LAKEWOOD — The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a measure to draft a letter in the next step of a proposal process to convert current street light fixtures in the village into more energy efficient LED fixtures. All lights in the village would remain dark-sky compliant, ...

Kennedy Fire Hall Hosts Annual Holiday Party With Santa Claus

KENNEDY — The Kennedy Fire Hall came alive with holiday spirit recently as Santa arrived on a fire truck to visit with all his friends in the town of Poland. Children of all ages enjoyed seeing Santa and telling him their Christmas wishes. Each got a gift from Santa and their picture ...

Public Vote To Determine Sherman Central School Construction Projects

SHERMAN — A public vote on Dec. 18 will determine the future of Sherman Central School District, and superintendent Michael Ginestre is doing all he can to make sure voters are well informed about it. Ginestre has been attending meetings in the town and village making presentations on the ...

Holiday Spirit

Southwestern Central Elementary School students got into the holiday spirit early. Students began decorating the common areas outside of their classrooms last week in association with a school-wide competition among grade K-5. Students also decorated the doors of their classrooms. This is ...

Opinions Mixed On Wind Turbine Operations

ARKWRIGHT — Opinions are mixed about the windtowers now operating in Arkwright. “The windmills are producing power at the highest capacity that EDPR has in all of its windmill projects,” Arkwright Supervisor Fred Norton stated at the town board’s regular November meeting. ...

A Storied Past And Inspired Future

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 Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. What if you could do something to change the future? Impact the lives of hundreds, of ...

On The Lookout

Jamestown police have found one of the two Jamestown residents suspected of a shooting in Meadville. Michelle Rosario, 40, was taken into custody by police Thursday following a traffic stop in Jamestown. It was determined that she was wanted in Meadville, Pa., in connection with the ...

Top Dog

LAKEWOOD – A celebrity hot dog is in Western New York this weekend. The iconic hot dog arrived while on a tour of the Southern Tier. On Friday, the vehicle was on display outside of WalMart. The vehicle is set on a Chevrolet W4 series chassis and has a V-8, 6.0 liter engine and an ...

Gowanda School Board Considers Later Start Time

GOWANDA — Despite its controversial nature in other school districts, a later start time for Gowanda Middle/High School students was met with enthusiasm by members of the Gowanda Central School Board and there were no members of the public who commented on the matter at the board’s most ...

Chamber Honors North And South Members

CELORON – Two members of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce were honored for their community service in the north and south county. Monica Simpson of Dunkirk and Simone Sellstrom of Jamestown were awarded the Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award. The celebration took place during the ...

Community Service

Volunteers at the St. Susan Center were honored Thursday. As an organization whose mission is to feed the hungry, it wouldn’t be possible without its volunteers that help accomplish this mission. The event hosted around 100 attendees this year, and offered food and dessert, with a ...

La Quinta Toasts To Jamestown ‘Renaissance’

Employees of La Quinta Inn and Suites in Jamestown celebrated the newly renovated downtown hotel during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in which Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi and other dignitaries attended. “‘Wake up on the bright side’ of Jamestown,” Teresi quoted the slogan behind the desk ...

2 Wanted After Shooting Thursday

Two Jamestown residents are wanted by police in Pennsylvania following a shooting Thursday. The Meadville, Pa., Police Department said it was looking for 22-year-old Anthonie L. Sugden and 40-year-old Michelle Sugden-Rosario, both of whom were considered “armed and dangerous,” the ...

Falconer School Board Fills Vacancy

FALCONER — Tracy Schrader will soon be the interim-board member the Falconer Central School District for the remainder of the school year filling an empty position that was vacated early November. Schrader will be officially appointed at the Dec. 18 regular meeting when her interim term ...

’Tis The Season

FINDLEY LAKE — The weather outside was frightful on Saturday, but beautiful on Sunday as Findley Lake celebrated its annual Christmas Through the Village. Shoppers who have come to this event in previous years found many things to make their return worthwhile. And for those who came for ...

Zoning Board Tables New UPMC Sign Proposals

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals has tabled two separate petitions for new signs at both UPMC Chautauqua locations in the city. On Wednesday, the zoning board heard from Michael Long of Bartlett Signs of Fairview, Pa., who discussed the petition to install three signs at the UPMC ...

Four Calves Found On Interstate Safe After Checkup

CORRY, Pa. — Four young cows are now safe after being dumped on the Southern Tier Expressway on Tuesday. Five calves were originally found wandering in the westbound lanes of Interstate 86 near Sherman after falling off the back of a cattle truck reportedly driving 70 mph. The truck was ...

City Man Charged After Fleeing Police

A Jamestown man was charged after fleeing police in a stolen car late last month. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department received a complaint of a burglary in the village in which a car was taken from a garage Nov. 28. The following day, around 4 p.m., officers located the stolen car on ...

‘Breathtaking’

A project that began in the fall of 2017 is now complete as the Southwestern Central School District opened its doors to the newly constructed gymnasium. Prior to the first boys and girls home basketball game, an official grand opening ceremony was held to honor the completion of the ...

City Man Charged After Dispute

A Jamestown man was charged after a woman was found by police lying unconscious in a pool of blood. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday to a home on Broadhead Avenue for a reported domestic dispute involving 45-year-old Carl L. Settle and a woman. ...