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Association To Focus Summer Harvesting In North Basin

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Lake Association board has voted unanimously to concentrate the summer's harvesting operation in the north basin above Long Point due to funding limitations and the herbicide treatment in the South Basin. CLA officials said funding shortfalls from New York state and ...

By Air And By Ground

DUNKIRK — Gavin Swanson's passion in life is anything but grounded. The Jamestown Public School and second-year WNY P-TECH student is following in his father's footsteps, even if he plans on doing so at 38,000 feet. "My plan is to become a commercial airline pilot," Gavin said. "Any ...

Pair Charged After Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Poland Saturday

A vehicle pursuit that began in Jamestown and ended in the town of Poland resulted in a host of charges against two people Saturday. Cody A. Dickerson, 24, of Jamestown, and Steven R. Blankenship, 43, of Ludlow, Pa., were jailed after the pursuit, which began around 5 p.m. when officers were ...

‘Icing On The Cake’

WESTFIELD — Sometimes one can come home from a trip with a lot more than one started with. The Westfield Academy and Central School band certainly knows this to be true. As part of the four-day trip, the band took part in the Fiesta-val competition in Washington, D.C., and came home with ...

McLaughlin Family Continues To Give Back

RANDOLPH — Although it has been almost 20 years since John Edward McLaughlin passed away, his family’s fund continues to give back to the community they called home. Born and raised in Randolph, McLaughlin graduated from Randolph Central School in 1932. During World War II, he was ...

Foundation Awards $7,000 To Local Organizations

FALCONER — Through the Falconer Region Community Fund grants process, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation awarded more than $7,000 to 10 local organizations. Grants were awarded to Ellington Farman Library for summer reading; Falconer Central School to create a sensory path at ...

Pam Lucas Receives Unsung Hero Award

FALCONER — “She is the queen of random acts of kindness.” That was what The Director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Lutheran, Debbie Basile, said about Pam Lucas. On Saturday, Lucas was the recipient of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s 2019 Axel W. ...

Tractor Drive

CHERRY CREEK — The Pine Valley Central School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America held their annual Drive Your Tractor To School Day on Friday. It was the sixteenth such event in the school’s history. Jeff Miller, father of Katelyn Miller, chapter president, tallied the final ...

Jamestown Public Market Returns To Cherry Street

The Jamestown Public Market returns to Cherry Street this summer for the 2019 season starting today. Continuing on Saturdays in downtown Jamestown, the public market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is partnering with title sponsors UPMC Chautauqua to host has a variety of ...

Rural Democrats Against Farm Bill

Democrats representing rural areas of New York state have come out against the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. The officers and board of the Democratic Rural Conference of New York state passed a resolution today opposing passage of the act as it is currently constituted. The ...

BBQ Benchmark

The 2019 Celoron Rib-Fest kicked off Wednesday with its signature smell of barbecue ribs circulating around Lucille Ball Memorial Park. The annual event will run through Saturday. Ribs and activities will be available today from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The ...

Roll n’ Read Program Teaches Throughout City

“One berry, two berry, pick me a blueberry,” Jamestown Firefighter Phil Genco read aloud from “Jamberry,” a children’s book, as he and Marshall from “Paw Patrol” energized pre-K youth to love learning. This berry-filled spot of wordplay was one of many stops on a Roll n’ Read ...

Cassadaga Mayoral Meeting Set For Today

CASSADAGA — A special meeting of the village board will be held this Friday at 5 p.m. regarding the vacant mayoral position in the village. Village Clerk Roxanne Astry made the announcement during her comments to the board. “Terry Seibert could not make it to this meeting, she’s ...

‘For The Customer’

After opening to steady success last July, the Moran’s Furniture Showroom is now exclusively providing Ashley HomeStore furniture. The Moran’s Floor Store, operating for almost 20 years in the Jamestown area, began offering furniture products out of a separate storefront known as the ...

Floating Stage Delivered To Mayville

MAYVILLE — The floating stage for the Chautauqua Lake Pops by the Shore summer concert series made its grand entrance Wednesday. Despite a brief delay due to the weather, the stage was towed by two boats to its new summer home in the village of Mayville. The concert series will ...

Hearing Held For Stabbing Suspect

The fate of the perpetrator in the May stabbing death of 15-year-old Jefrena Brown is likely to rest in the hands of the grand jury. A preliminary hearing for Ashlyann M. Lopez-Lopez, held this week, brought before Judge John Kuzdale in Dunkirk City Court to rule whether there was enough ...

City Summer Performance Schedule Starts Wednesday

Shakespeare will return to the Goranson Band Shell this summer. On Wednesday, city officials released the Summer Performance Series schedule at the band shell in Allen Park. There will be eight musical performances, which starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the Jamestown High School Concert ...

Blended Together

FALCONER – Despite delays, the $22.9 million Falconer capital project is “rolling on.” Stephen Penhollow, Falconer Central School District superintendent, said phase one and two of the project are on schedule and is hopeful the project will be finished by August ahead of the sports ...

Mayor Addresses Downtown Noise Complaint

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi wants an active downtown with lots of events to draw people, and their money, to the urban core to support businesses. Downtown city resident Gary Templin wants quiet evenings and weekends so he can set on his rooftop terrace located on East Fourth Street. so he ...

Planning Board Mum On JCC Soccer Fields

DUNKIRK — Closing the meeting to the public first, the Chautauqua County Planning Board talked about the potential acquisition of land for Jamestown Community College soccer fields at Tuesday’s meeting. JCC’s president, Dr. Daniel DeMarte, began his presentation about the plan by ...