Local News

Randolph Celebrates ‘Country Christmas’ Weekend

RANDOLPH — Randolph’s “Country Christmas” weekend offered community members and visitors a full schedule of holiday activities to enjoy. Attendees had many options to choose from including a “Living Nativity” at East Randolph United Methodist Church, “Madagascar Jr.” at ...

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Off To Slow Start

Thanksgiving Day marked the official kick-off of the Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign. The fundraiser is critical to year-round operations of essential services to those in the most need across New York state. However, donations at the kettles are off to a slow start after the ...

City Man Charged After Unhooking Gas Line

A Jamestown man is facing a host of charges after police say he unhooked a stove’s gas line in an attempt to harm those inside. Held for arraignment was Justin B. Traver, no age given, after officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called at 6:48 p.m. Friday to 11 W. 10th St. for ...

Christmas Event In Fredonia Draws Record Crowd

FREDONIA — Miracle on Main Street dazzled Saturday with the largest turnout Festivals Fredonia President Larry Fiorella has seen since he started his now four year stint chairing the group. “I think with the newer and more prevalent signage, it led people to different areas at the right ...

Documentary On Fredonia History To Be Sown Thursday

FREDONIA — A new historical documentary about Fredonia, which more than 80 residents had a hand in creating, is set for a preview screening this week. “Among the Hemlocks: Fantastic Stories from Fredonia” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday in Westfield’s Patterson Library, 40 South ...

Scholarship Fund

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 Lakewood Parent Teacher Association Scholarship Fund. On a stormy night on Dec. 12, 1916, 14 people met and organized the Lakewood ...

Resource Center Teddy Bear Toss Will Be Held On Friday

There will be a long break in the action after the Jamestown Rebels score their first goal at the Northwest Arena on Friday. That’s because the Rebels’ first goal will be a signal to fans to throw teddy bears onto the ice in a promotion to benefit The Resource Center’s Marine Toys for ...

Police Limited To Participate In ICE Issues

NEW YORK — Following a decision by the New York Appellate Division, Second Department, Barbara D. Underwood, state attorney general, has supplemented her office’s legal guidance regarding migrant communities. Earlier this month, in People ex rel. Wells vs. DeMarco, the Second Department ...

New Gym

Southwestern Central School will open its new gymnasium at 5 p.m. Tuesday. There will be tours of the gym and renovated classrooms, refreshments and a bleacher signing. An introductory video highlighting the year-long construction of the facility will be screened on the newly installed ...

Ellicott, City Sign Water Pact

Ellicott Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin and Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi signed contracts that finalized the new water and sewer agreement that was recently approved by all parties to establish a plan for how the municipalities’ relationship regarding these services will play out for the ...

Reg Lenna To Get Into Seasonal Spirit

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will be home to many holiday art offerings in December. The entire center will be decorated to get audiences into the seasonal spirit. The 1983 movie classic, “A Christmas Story” will be shown Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. The film stars ...

Ruling: 1st ADA Unqualified To Serve

MAYVILLE — First Assistant District Attorney Michael Flaherty has been ruled “not qualified” to serve due to a residency requirement for public officials who work in the District Attorney’s office. Judge David Foley delivered the ruling Friday after Christopher Belling, Chautauqua ...

Third Generation Of Turner Family Joins WCA Foundation Board

UPMC Chautauqua will be supported by the third generation of the Richard and Autumn Turner family. Richard E. Turner III has joined the Board of Directors of WCA Foundation. This foundation supports the hospital with more than $500.000 in grants each year. Turner, casually known as Ricky to ...

Community Pillar

Elite Kreations has partnered with the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation to provide the transportation of Jeff Smith, this year’s Grand Marshal of the Christmas parade. Smith, Jamestown Public Schools food services director, served the community as the executive director at the St. Susan ...

Man Charged, 1 Injured In City Stabbing

A male was taken into custody following a stabbing Thursday afternoon in Jamestown. According to Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department, the stabbing took place around 2:15 p.m. in the area of Bowen and Falconer streets. A male was stabbed with an unknown item and later ...

Local Police Recognized For Road Safety

AAA East Central honored local police departments Wednesday for their “outstanding efforts to increase road safety for all motorists.” Four Orleans and Niagara County departments received Platinum Awards, while an additional six departments were honored with Gold, Silver, or Bronze ...

Loaded Gun, Marijuana Found During Search

A loaded handgun and marijuana were found during the search of a vehicle at Jamestown Community College, the Jamestown Police Department said. Officers observed several people sitting in a parking vehicle in the JCC parking lot on Falconer Street around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Someone inside the ...

Cherry Creek To Host December Festivities

CHERRY CREEK — December will be very busy month in the north county, as the Cherry Creek Community Association Inc. has announced a full slate of activities. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church with the annual Christmas Bazaar and Cookie ...

Snow Covered

Area pictures of the day in snow.

Hunters Rescued

WARREN, Pa. — A fruitless opening day of hunting turned into a water rescue situation in Pittsfield Township in Pennsylvania. Wrightsville Volunteer Fire Department, Glade Swiftwater Rescue Team and Emergycare responded Monday afternoon to a situation in which an SUV was stuck in ...