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Front Yard Gardens To Receive Annual Recognition

Jamestown’s front yard gardens have been filling neighborhoods with eye-catching textures and colors. To acknowledge the value that these gardens and their caretakers add to the city, the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) is continuing the GROW Jamestown Front Yard Garden Recognition ...

Lit Camp at Love School, a collaboration between Jamestown Public Schools, Jamestown Communtiy Learning Council, the YMCA, the YWCA and the Promise Fund, aims to help children retain their reading skills over the summer. 
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Loving Literature

Camp at Love Elementary School looks a little different than a typical summer retreat. While they have “campfires” and other camp-like activities, Lit Camp at Love School is held indoors and focuses mainly on literacy and learning. However, that doesn’t mean the kids don’t have fun. ...

Juliet Funt, Whitespace at Work CEO, spoke of families, work and time management both in the office and at home during the Global Leadership Summit. 
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Realm Of Influence: Global Leadership Summit Visits Hillcrest

Powerful leadership speakers in Chicago were only a screen away at Hillcrest Baptist Church during the second day of the Global Leadership Summit on Friday morning. The conference was streamed live from the Willow Creek Community Church campus near Chicago, which hosts the event every year. ...

Head Start Programs Receive Over $4 Million In Federal Funds

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, have announced over $4 million in funding for educational programs for low-income children in Chautauqua County. The programs include Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start Expansion programs with its biggest offices ...

The intersection of Fourth Street and Central Avenue near Dunkirk City Hall with a steady stream of vehicles making up the Procession for Officer Hazelton. The Procession started at Holy Trinity Church and ended at the cemetery in Portland.
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Community Says ‘Good-Bye’ To Beloved Officer

DUNKIRK — “As a testament to the respect of officer Matthew L. Hazelton, effective today, as a chief officer of the City of Dunkirk Police Department, I have ordered an emblem bearing ID 63 be made a part of the uniform of the day and decals bearing ID 63 Dispatch be permanently placed on ...

Harley For Homeless: Harley Riders Gear Up To Help Homeless

Harley fans from across the area are invited to join in a wild ride to benefit the UCAN Mission. Harley Davidson of Falconer is inviting riders and non-riders alike to enjoy Harley For Homeless, a fundraiser for the mission in downtown Jamestown. The event is slated for Saturday starting at ...

Dollar General Comes To Sherman

SHERMAN — Construction has begun on a Dollar General in the village of Sherman, the Sherman Village Board of Trustees learned at their Aug. 2 meeting. The store will be located on the corner of Osborne and Morris streets near the interstate. Representatives of The Broadway Group, which ...

Young Picked To Serve On Council To Protect Women’s Rights

State Sen. Cathy Young is taking on a new role in Albany to advance more opportunities for New York’s women and young females. Young, R-Olean, was picked to serve as a legislative ambassador to the first-ever New York State Council on Women and Girls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently launched the ...

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Driver Injured In Head-On Accident

FREWSBURG — Town of Carroll and New York State Police responded to a head-on accident near 1199 Frew Run Road in Frewsburg around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. A pickup truck and sedan were involved in the accident. The driver of the sedan was seen wearing a neck brace. No further information into ...

Mike Porpiglia of the American Cancer Society; Shelly Wells, Public Health Planner of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Resources; Chloe and her father Glenn Hurrell; Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas; and Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County executive. 
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Sunny Side Up

DUNKIRK — Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, along with two health experts gathered with Mayor Willie Rosas and members of the public earlier this week at Wright Park Beach to discuss sun safety as part of Horrigan’s 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign. “Today we’re at this ...

Musicians entertained crowds throughout the day at Sherman Days.

Amid Harsh Weather, Sherman Days 2017 A Success

SHERMAN — Neither rain nor wind nor cold could keep Sherman Days 2017 from being a success and a well-attended community event. Sherman Days kicked off Friday, Aug. 4 amid hard winds, driving rain and plummeting temperatures. Saturday, when most of the events took place, was also windy, ...

County Police To Participate In Labor Day Crackdown

Drivers can expect a tougher crackdown on impaired driving this Labor Day weekend. From Sept. 1-4, police agencies in Chautauqua County will participate in the New York State STOP-DWI enforcement crackdown, which aims to reduce the number of impaired driving injuries and deaths by targeting ...

Members of the Shake on the Lake theatre troupe are pictured.
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Shake On The Lake

ELLICOTTVILLE — It’s arguably the most famous story of star-crossed lovers and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is bringing it to town this summer. Co-sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be featured in the gazebo lawn in ...

Michelle McDowell, Jamestown Public Schools director of Curriculum and Instruction, discussed the realignment of the instructional services team which would not require any additional positions or change duties of coordinators, but would rather put them in line with the needs of the district.
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JPS Discusses Instructional Services Realignment

While no new positions would be added, instructional services team at Jamestown Public Schools District could soon have new titles. Michelle McDowell, Jamestown Public Schools director of Curriculum and Instruction, addressed the board at Tuesday night’s meeting at Washington Middle ...

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City Woman Found With 43 Grams Of Meth

More than 40 grams of methamphetamine were seized Monday after police raided a Broadhead Avenue residence. At 12:04 p.m., members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, New York State Police CNET and Jamestown Police Department SWAT executed a search warrant at 248 Broadhead Ave. Apt. 1. The ...

Chautauqua Big Band Swing To Play Thursday

CHERRY CREEK — Music of the 40s will fill Memorial Park on Main Street in Cherry Creek as Chautauqua Big Band Swing comes to town on Thursday. Located behind the Town Hall, the gazebo in the center of the Memorial Park continues to host local musicians as the 2017 Cherry Creek Summer Gazebo ...

Cruise-In Vehicle Registration Due Friday

For those wanting to show off their classic cruiser or powerful muscle car, vehicle registrations are due Friday for the Jamestown Cruise-In. Lee Harkness, Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce coordinator, said vehicle owners are asked to pre-register by Friday to the Jamestown Community ...

Jamestown City Council discusses second quarter sales tax revenues during their work session meeting Monday.
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Second Quarter Sales Tax Revenue Increases

Jamestown received more sales tax revenue in the second quarter this year than they did in 2016. On Monday, Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, presented the second quarter sales tax revenue report to Jamestown City Council during their work session meeting. Bellitto said the city received ...

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Police Release Identity Of Suspect In Fatal Shooting

WARREN, Pa. — Police have released the identity of the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Mead Township. According to Erie-based Pennsylvania State Police, Joseph Miller, 54, of Clarendon, was shot and killed after loading a firearm during a traffic stop with several ...