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Student Expelled For Role In Alleged JCC Sexual Assault Incident

It has been determined by Jamestown Community College officials and the Jamestown Police Department that the victim of an alleged sexual assault on Jan. 29 is not a JCC student or a resident of the residence halls. JCC staff and Jamestown police officers learned that a breach in residence ...

NKorea Still Holds The Key After US Shifts Policy On Talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is open for talks without preconditions with nuclear North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence has declared, subtly shifting White House policy after Olympics-inspired gestures of respect between the rival Koreas. That provides a little more leverage for South Korea ...

Westfield Woman Loses Appeal In Meth Production Case

An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a woman convicted of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in 2015. Cristy L. Stutzman appealed her plea of guilty before former County Court Judge John Ward. Stutzman was represented before the Fourth Department Appellate Division ...

Bidding Underway For Athenex Project

DUNKIRK — Contractors looking to get in on the construction of Athenex’s state-of-the-art facility can submit bids. The Pike Company, which provides construction management, design-build and other services, recently announced that sealed bids will be received for the Athenex Manufacturing ...

A cord connected to a space heater is believed to have sparked a blaze that heavily damaged a Flagg Avenue residence Friday in the city of Jamestown. No injuries were reported in the fire. 
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Overheated Extension Cord Reported Cause Of Flagg Avenue Blaze

An overheated extension cord connected to a space heater is believed to have sparked a blaze that heavily damaged a residence Friday in the city of Jamestown. No injuries were reported after the fire broke out at 31 Flagg Ave. shortly after 3 p.m. City fire crews arrived to find heavy smoke ...

Bryna Booth, Sherman Central School District principal, pictured at right, was introduced as the guest presenter by Mary Swanson, Club President-Elect, at the Feb. 6 Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville meeting in Westfield. Booth shared personal stories about some of the students, the effects of poverty on them, and what she and others in this school district are doing to assist the students and help them to succeed. 
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Sherman Principal Discusses Issues Facing Students With Rotary Club

Homelessness, mental health issues, domestic matters, drug and alcohol abuse and lack of basic needs being met were some of the examples cited by Bryna Booth, Sherman Central School District Principal, as affecting student achievement, in the program she presented during the Feb. 6 meeting of ...

Second Round Of HEAP Funding Available Today

Additional funding is available to help eligible New Yorkers heat their homes following severe low temperatures this winter. Households in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off will be able to apply for a second emergency benefit through the federal ...

Accomplishments, Projects Reviewed At Annual Randolph Development Meeting

RANDOLPH — Members of the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC) recently met at the Grace Episcopal Church fellowship hall for their annual breakfast membership meeting. They reviewed the organization’s accomplishments in 2017 and planned for the year ahead. Executive ...

Fire Chief Michael Edwards recalled 2017 as one for the books for four major incidents: A man pinned by a tree on April 12 (pictured), a fire at the old school at 151 King Street on Aug. 2, a chemical fire at the steel plant on Sept. 10 and a fire at the Steger Apartments on Dec. 28.
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A Busy Year

Several major incidents and some needed upgrades marked 2017 for the Dunkirk Fire Department. While the total number of calls was down from 2016 with 2,050 total calls, firefighters were kept busy with 67 more transports and 55 more overlapping calls. Those numbers clocked in at 734 and 369, ...

To encourage the community to take care of their physical and mental health, Randolph Central School hosted a Wellness Fair in conjunction with its Cards Against Cancer fundraising event. Shown is high school nurse, Samantha Kozlowski taking the blood pressure of Portville student, Kyle Muray.
Photo by Deb Everts

Wellness Fair, ‘Cards Against Cancer’ Benefit Held In Randolph

RANDOLPH — Randolph Central School recently hosted its Wellness Fair in conjunction with the “Cards Against Cancer” fundraising event, both held annually. Each year, athletes from all the Randolph sports teams, student council members, Character Counts and National Honor Society ...

Officials Encourage Vaccines As Flu Spreads

MAYVILLE — New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, has authorized emergency assistance funding to counties as influenza diagnoses continue to increase in communities across the state. “This is not the time to be lackadaisical about flu vaccinations and flu ...

Southwestern Elementary School hosted its 12th Annual Multicultural Fair on Friday. Students lined the outside of the gymnasium with tri-fold posters that detailed which country they were representing. Parents were invited as well to view the different countries the students were tasked with researching.
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A Taste Of The World

Countries from all over the world were on display inside the gymnasium at Southwestern Elementary School on Friday. A tradition going back 12 years, the four sections of third graders were tasked with researching specific countries and creating a display to showcase at the Multicultural Fair. ...

The Rev. Dennis Mende of Holy Apostles Parish displays the first Lenten Fish Fry of the season at St. John’s Church in Jamestown. Pictured from left behind Mende are Joe Lisciandro, Carol Lisciandro, Bill Gullotti, Diana Purtell, Tina Russo and Nancy Cummings.
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One Fish, Two Fish: Annual Fish Fry Begins At St. John’s Church

While people don’t generally go to church to get fish, St. John’s Church is an exception. During the Lenten season, which begins after Feb. 14, the church invites parishioners and community members to enjoy a golden brown fish fry or broiled fish on Friday for their annual piscatorial ...

Davina Moss-King presented on “Opioid Addiction and Exposure to Infants” on Friday morning at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.
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Training Series On Opioid Addiction Explores Exposure To Infants

A timely training seminar addressing the opioid epidemic and how it impacts the youngest community members was held at UPMC Chautauqua WCA on Friday. The Opioid Addiction and Exposure to Infants training was put on by Blackwell Chapel Baby Cafe, UPMC Chautauqua WCA and the Chautauqua Alcohol ...

Stockton Man Jailed On Rape Charge

A Stockton man has been remanded to jail on a rape charge following an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. Leland Breese, 34, of Route 380, was charged after deputies looked into “suspicious activity” that occurred at a residence in the town of Stockton. Police ...

Young Sends Letter To State DEC Opposing Landfill

Citing her “extreme opposition to the landfill expansion proposed by Sealand Waste,” in the Town of Carroll, State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean has sent a letter to the regional office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation urging the agency to reject the pending ...

Threat Sends Forestville Schools Into Lockout

FORESTVILLE - The Forestville School District went into lockout Friday as a precautionary measure due to a threat being investigated by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office. The lockout lasted throughout the morning and into the afternoon before it was lifted. The Sheriff’s Office ...

Several vehicle crashes were reported Thursday morning after snow moved into the area. A state trooper's vehicle was reportedly struck on Interstate 86. No injuries were reported. 
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Weather Service Warns Of Ice, Snow Through Sunday

The National Weather Service in Buffalo said travel may become difficult due to mixed precipitation resulting in icy conditions. A winter weather advisory was issued by the weather service for Chautauqua County through 10 a.m. Sunday. With temperatures hovering around freezing, the area could ...

Pictured from left is Bachelor host Chris Harrison, ESPN’s Hannah Storm (who will be involved in the show) and Fredonia native Ruthie Collins. 
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Fredonia Native To Perform On ‘The Bachelor’

Up and Coming music sensation Ruthie Collins, a Fredonia native, is proud to participant in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor Winter Games.” The episode will feature a kick off celebration with a parade down Main Street of beautiful Manchester, Vermont with cast members from US ...

The Frewsburg Board of Education approved the addition of a new mural inside the school.
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Frewsburg Approves Hallway Mural, Nominee

The Frewsburg Board of Education nominated Larry Lodestro as a potential board member for one of two open positions on the Chautauqua County School Board Association Executive Committee. The board also discussed the 2018-19 school calendar as well as approving the addition of a mural inside the ...