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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 ...

Jamestown Emporium Fills Former Marine Midland Bank

Historic oil paintings from the James Prendergast Library returned to Jamestown over the weekend and were uniquely showcased along side animatronic dinosaurs. The pairing was only possible because the future Jamestown Emporium held a “Weekend at the Museum” event giving the community a ...

A Mother’s Faith

Every gift creates a story. This story was inspired by gifts to the Hillcrest Baptist Church Fund. For Gladys (Carlson) Peterson, Hillcrest Baptist Church was not only her place of worship, but her second home. A second home she raised her family in, the same way her parents raised her and ...

State Audits Finds $5.8M In Wrongful Tax Credits

New York’s property tax freeze, property tax relief and STAR tax credits are still rife with errors, according to a recent audit of the programs by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. DiNapoli’s office reviewed property tax freeze, property tax relief and STAR tax credits ...

PVCS Budget Cuts Spending

SOUTH DAYTON — A zero-percent tax levy and reduced spending of around $1 million headline the 2018-19 proposed $15,833,644 budget from the Pine Valley Board of Education. Pine Valley Superintendent Scott Payne stressed during the public hearing Thursday that the board was taking a keen look ...

Jamestown Concert Association To Feature Kinan Azmeh, Dijuk Wijeratne

The Jamestown Concert Association is set to conclude its 2017-18 season with the performance of a duo hailing from abroad. Syrian-born clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and his accompanist Dijuk Wijeratne, a Sri Lankan-born Canadian on piano, will give an 8 p.m. concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ...

Taxes Up 3.7% In Ripley Budget

RIPLEY — Ripley School District Board of Education members approved a tentative budget of $9.2 million for the 2018-19 school year that includes a 3.7 percent increase in the tax levy, at their regular April meeting. This translates into an increase of 81 cents per $1,000 of assessed ...

Students, Professionals Meet Up At Annual STEM Wars Event

Chautauqua County’s manufacturing industry is hiring, and, thankfully, there is a strong contingent of area students who are learning the skills necessary to earn gainful employment in their own backyard. Nearly 900 students from every Chautauqua County school district, including some ...

Brocton Approves Budget With Tax Decrease

BROCTON — Leaders in the village of Brocton unanimously approved their 2018-19 annual budget, which shows a tax decrease. By way of a roll call vote, board members approved a budget showing a tax rate of $9.59 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Mayor Richard Frost called for a vote of ...

Circo Comedia To Perform At The Reg Saturday

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will complete its 2017-18 Reg Presents season when the Quebec-based comedy duo, Circo Comedia, performs live Saturday at 4 p.m. The 2018-19 season will also be revealed prior to the performance. Thrills, comedy, tricks, feats, magic and stunts are the ...

TRC Volunteers Spread Warmth Throughout Community

From snow and ice to sleet and freezing rain, Chautauqua County has had its fair share of winter weather, even after the calendar turned to spring. Yet through it all, The Resource Center’s Warmer Winter Warriors continued to stand at the ready, knitting needles in hand, to give back to a ...

Cassadaga Officials Make Plans For Public Dumping Site

CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Village Board made significant headway during its last meeting in determining how to best move forward with the issue of the compost dump site located on Alden road. After a long discussion, the board passed a resolution to buy a wood chipper at a cost of $6,000 ...

Senators Call For Disbursement Of Schneiderman’s Campaign Funds

State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, and six other female state senators want former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to face prosecution as well as see his campaign bank account disbursed to help domestic violence victims. Late Tuesday, members of the Senate Republican Women’s ...

Regional Economic Development Council Presents 2018 Initiatives

FREDONIA — The State University of New York at Fredonia hosted a Western New York Regional Economic Development Council public meeting Tuesday featuring presentations on economic development initiatives for 2018. Michael Ball, WNYREDC executive director, presented an overview of Gov. Andrew ...

St. Luke’s Renovations, History Discussed During Fenton Brown Bag Lecture

It might be an understatement to summarize the first day on the job for the Rev. Luke Foder at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in 2014 as nerve-racking. Fodor not only started his new endeavor as a spiritual leader by learning about his congregation and the Jamestown community, but he also had ...

Senators Push For Airport Funding

New York’s U.S. Senators are asking the federal Transportation Secretary to help bring a new air service provider to the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. Charles Schumer, D-New York and Senate minority leader, and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, wrote to Elaine Chao, federal ...

CASA’s Annual Come To The Table Fundraiser Is Thursday

MAYVILLE — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County, Inc.’s 10th annual fundraiser, Come to the Table, will be held Thursday at the Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the live auction starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be light ...