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Sinclairville Senior Citizens Hold Meeting

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month on the second Tuesday at noon in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room for a luncheon and program. Diman Smith serves as the president and welcomed all to the gathering. Diane Shaw gave the blessing prior to the meal. A ...

County Confirms Detection Of West Nile Virus

MAYVILLE — West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Chautauqua County following testing of two mosquito pools at the Audubon late last month. Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the positive test results from the state Department of Health Arbovirology ...

Brown Bag Lecture Talks Archaeological Finds

Dr. Tom Greer and volunteers for the archaeological project at the Fenton History Center understand all too well that you don’t know what you’re going to find once you start digging in the ground. On Wednesday, Greer, leader of the archaeological project and Fenton trustee, spoke about the ...

Rollover Crash Leads To Minor Injuries

GERRY — A Panama man suffered only minor injuries following a rollover crash Wednesday. The incident was reported on Route 60 around 2 p.m. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies said 28-year-old Nicholas Troup was northbound on Route 60 in the town of Gerry when he reportedly drifted ...

Sherman Man Faces Animal Abuse Charges

MAYVILLE — David D. Hannold Sr., 50, of Sherman was charged with overdriving, torturing and injuring animals along with four counts of failure to provide proper sustenance and four counts of confinement of a companion animal in a vehicle. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies were called ...

Tuesday Rollover

FLUVANNA — One person was taken to the hospital following a rollover crash Tuesday. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. on Pancake Hill Road in Fluvanna. A red Chevrolet Avalanche reportedly overturned and came to rest on its wheels off the road. One person was taken by Fluvanna ambulance to ...

Woman Charged With Manufacturing Meth

FORESTVILLE — A Forestville woman was taken into custody on a warrant for manufacturing methamphetamine and disposing of its byproducts, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Taken into custody last week was 28-year-old Tinesha G. Kenny following an investigation by the ...

JPS Accepts Promise Fund Donations

Inside Lincoln Elementary School, Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education held its meeting as part of its yearly rotation among district schools where the board accepted a $17,561 donation from the PROMISE Fund. The PROMISE Fund recently held a musical instrument drive in September with ...

‘Do Not Call’ Complaints Doubled Since 2014

Do Not Call registry complaints by New York state residents have more than doubled since 2014 to more than 450,000 annually, but only two cases were referred for enforcement action in 2016 and 2017 combined, according to a recent audit by Thomas P. DiNapoli, state comptroller. “The Do Not ...

Fredonia Board Tables Rental Housing Law

FREDONIA — For a second time, the Village Board tabled a local law on rental housing standards at a meeting Monday. A requirement that renters provide their names and dates of birth to a village-administered registry led to the tabling. “There seems to be a big problem with registration ...

JRC Appoints Interim Executive Director

Peter Miraglia has been appointed interim executive director of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) following the resignation of Lisa Hatch, effective Tuesday. The JRC is a nonprofit organization that supports the implementation of downtown, waterfront and neighborhood revitalization ...

Crash In Jamestown Sends 2 To Hospital

Two people were transported to the hospital following a crash Tuesday morning in Jamestown. The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of West Third Street and Harding Avenue. Jamestown firefighters and police responded to the scene as did ALSTAR EMS. A woman and man were taken to ...

Der Kobblers Association Donates To Roswell Park

Members of the Der Kobblers Automobile Association presented a $1,000 check to Roswell Park from proceeds from their Labor Day car show at Midway State Park. Accepting the donation was Carol Gotowka. Der Kobblers members pictured includes Jim Warner, Tom Davis, Carol Gotowka, Lionel McCauly, ...

U.S. Senate Candidate Pledges To Help Dairy Farmers

U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley spoke on how to ease the burden of recent low dairy prices negatively impacting New York dairy farmers, including John and Laura Knight of Mid-Knight Dairy in Jamestown where Farley was introduced by State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean. Farley highlighted the ...

Jamestown Grad Attends Clarinet Academy

Ohio Northern University student Paige Stafford, a junior from Jamestown, spent her summer in good company — specifically, with some of the greatest rising clarinetists in the world. Stafford, a music performance major, attended the Buffet Crampon USA 2018 Summer Clarinet Academy in ...

Jamestown Man Jailed After Drugs, Guns Found

A Jamestown man was taken into custody after a search of his city residence turned up drugs and weapons. Willie C. Graham, 37, was charged after officers executed a search warrant Monday on his 745 Foote Ave. home at 12:30 p.m. The search was conducted by members of the Jamestown Metro ...

Fishing Boat Destroyed In Fire Near Dunkirk Pier

DUNKIRK — It was supposed to be a fishing expedition on a perfect autumn morning. Dunkirk Fire Chief Michael Edwards reported after the 45-minute boat blaze had been contained Monday, the 41-foot vessel was never able to leave the dock. Within minutes after the engine was going, a thick, ...

Saints & Sinners

The 13th annual “Saints & Sinners” cemetery tours by the Fenton History Center brought to life several old stories back from the dead at Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown. Stories included those of soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War, inventors, politicians, celebrities and ...

University Discusses Plans For White Inn

FREDONIA — The proposed new owner of the White Inn is a well-known commodity. State University of New York at Fredonia’s Kevin P. Kearns, vice president for Advancement, Engagement, and Economic Development and Michael Metzger, vice president for Finance and Administration, sat down with ...

Service Providers Still Seek Location For Clinic

DUNKIRK — Pinpointing a location for an opioid clinic in the city of Dunkirk is becoming an arduous task. More than two months have passed since Hispanics United of Buffalo, a social service provider, agreed to find a new location to provide services. Mid-September was HUB’s original ...