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Zachary Eklum is pictured with Nancy Zimpher, SUNY chancellor, and Cedric Howard, SUNY Fredonia vice president for student affairs.

Two County Students Honored With Chancellor’s Award

FREDONIA — Three State University at Fredonia seniors, two from Chautauqua County, who collectively have five majors, two minors and GPAs of 3.9 or higher were among 256 SUNY students from across the state to receive the 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Maria Gordon ...

Dunkirk School District Still Wants Resource Officer

DUNKIRK — Conversations about the need for a school resource officer continue at Dunkirk City Schools, according to officials. At a recent school board workshop, Superintendent James Tracy told board members that no one is giving up on the idea of a school resource officer once again ...

Emergency crews responded Friday afternoon following a rollover on West Oak Hill Road in Jamestown. One female occupant was transported to the hospital.
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Woman Injured In West Oak Hill Road Rollover

Two local residents escaped serious injuries Friday after their vehicle veered off West Oak Hill Road in Jamestown and overturned. A female occupant, who's name was not released, suffered minor injuries and was taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA via Fluvanna emergency services. A male occupant ...

Lakewood Man Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash In Frewsburg

A Lakewood man was flown to UPMC Hamot hospital on Friday after crashing his motorcycle into a vehicle in Frewsburg. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, Anthony Barto, 52, was traveling on Frew Run Road, when shortly after 3 p.m., he veered into oncoming traffic when unable to ...

Land Bank Assisting Rehab Of Fredonia Property

A property on University Park in Fredonia may soon be rehabilitated. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. discussed 28 University Park during their regular monthly meeting. Gina Paradis, county Land Bank executive director, said they have selected a purchase offer from Brian ...

A cluster of wind farms sit in Wyoming County. In Arkwright, permits have been approved for a much-debated wind farm project.
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Arkwright Wind Farm Project Construction Begins

ARKWRIGHT — Now that the permits have been approved, the turbines propelling the Arkwright Wind Farm project are picking up speed. Bryan Lyssy, senior construction manager at EDPR, the firm running the project, attended Monday’s Arkwright Town Board meeting to give an update on some of ...

Charlotte Resident Continues Questioning Wind Farm

ARKWRIGHT — Charlotte resident Joni Riggle is making the rounds, approaching every area that will soon be erecting a wind farm and trying to appeal to their rational sides. She was in Charlotte, and then at a Ball Hill Wind Farm meeting, before stopping at the Arkwright Town Board meeting ...

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. is working with village of Silver Creek officials on the zoning for the future redevelopment of the former Hideaway Bay property.
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Land Bank Working With Village On Zoning For Hideaway Bay

SILVER CREEK — The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. is working with village of Silver Creek officials on the zoning for the redevelopment on the former Hideaway Bay property. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, county Land Bank executive director, said she will be meeting with the village Planning ...

Mayville Adopts Budget, Approves New Fire Chief

MAYVILLE — Village officials in Mayville adopted its 2017-18 budget following no comments from the public at Tuesday’s meeting. The budget as approved details a tax levy, or the amount raised by taxes, to be $728,698 for the period beginning June 1 and going through May 31, 2018. ...

The Vietnam Veterans of America David L. Woodburn Chapter 978 will be hosting a town hall meeting on the generational effects of Agent Orange or dioxin, Hepatitis C and toxic substance exposure in May, which will be the first of its kind in the area. Pictured, from left, are the Rev. Robert D. Lewis, state council chaplain and chapter president; Linda Lewis and Stan Collver. 
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Vietnam Vets To Host Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting

While war can have a lasting impact due to memories and experiences alone, many veterans have experienced effects that occured after they returned home. A local veterans organization branch, the Vietnam Veterans of America David L. Woodburn Chapter 978, hopes to shed some light on Agent ...

County Land Bank Discusses Grant Funding Options

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. has reduced its budget following the announcement of funding from the state Attorney General’s Office. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, county Land Bank executive director, said they had to reduce their budget after receiving word they would be receiving ...

City Man Charged With Leandra’s Law Following Traffic Stop

A Jamestown man is facing a number of charges after he was found to be driving under the influence of drugs with children in his vehicle Tuesday. New York State Police say they arrested Mark Holland, 37, after he was pulled over on Route 60 in Jamestown for speeding. As troopers were ...

Bemus Point Man Charged After Ellery Crash

A two-car accident in Ellery on Wednesday was reportedly linked to a Bemus Point man with a blood alcohol content four times the legal limit. Police said Randall H. Samuelson, 64, was driving on Ellery Centralia Road when shortly before 9 p.m., he allegedly veered into oncoming traffic and ...

The Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council is teaming up with local organizations once again for Hope and Healing For Chautauqua beginning on May 16. Pictured from left are Victoria Patti, community engagement coordinator and training specialist for Chautauqua County; Steven Cobb, Mental Health Association associate director; Ian Eastman, Evergreen Health exchange coordinator; Julie Franco, Hope Chautauqua Coalition coordinator; and  Kathy Colby, CASAC director of training services. 
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Chautauqua Hope And Healing Events Planned

An event series focused on addiction prevention, help and recovery will kick off May 16. The Hope and Healing For Chautauqua event series begins with a day of presentations, speakers and addiction resources at 9 a.m. at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville. The free, community center event will ...

Applications For Clymer, Panama Feasibility Committee Due

For those who are interested in being a part of the Feasibility Advisory Committee for the Clymer and Panama Centralization process, the deadline is creeping up. The deadline for applications for the Centralization Feasibility Study for Clymer and Panama central school districts is Thursday. ...

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Man Severely Injured After Being Pinned Against Tree

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Dunkirk Fire Department was dispatched to 95 King St. in the city for a report of a male pinned against a tree. According to Captain Gary S. Katta, upon arrival, a male who was attempting to cut down the tree was found pinned between a limb, his ladder and the tree ...

Last Jackson Nuremberg Team Member Passes Away

The last surviving member of Robert H. Jackson’s Nuremberg Trial team that prosecuted Nazi war criminals after World War II has died. Alma Soller McLay died Wednesday, April 5, in Torrance, Calif. McLay is best known for compiling the official U.S. record of the trials, a collection that ...

State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, gives deputy Jason Beichner the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the county Emergency Services Office. The medal is the highest recognition bestowed by the State Senate.

Young Presents Medals To Sheriff’s Deputies Who Saved Motorcyclist’s Life

MAYVILLE — The heroics of two Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were honored Tuesday as state Sen. Cathy Young visited Mayville to present them with medals. The senator presented deputies Jason Beichner, an 11-year veteran, and Christopher Howlett, a three-year veteran, with a Senate ...

Lakewood Holds Public Hearing On Tentative, Amended 2017 Budget

LAKEWOOD — Working within the confines of a two-week deadline, Lakewood village trustees still have some considerations to make before voting on a final budget at their April 24 board meeting. The Board of Trustees held a public hearing on its tentative budget as constructed by Mayor Cara ...

From left, John Williams, city parks manager; Roger Edborg, Sertoma Club of Jamestown; Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor; Sandy Forsberg, Allen Park Women’s Club; John Bauer as James The Easter Bunny; Carol Winterburn, Allen Park Women’s Club; Cindy DiNapoli, City Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commission chairwoman; Audene Jarosz, Allen Park Women’s Club; and Julia Ciesla-Hanley, city recreation coordinator; at the Allen Park Ice Rink to promote the 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park to take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15. 
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held Saturday

For 70 years the Jamestown community has been joining together to offer a fun springtime activity for boys and girls. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday the Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commission will host the 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park. The Easter egg hunt will be divided ...