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Busti Town Board Declines To Support Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – The Busti Town Board voted against a resolution that would support two projects within the village of Lakewood upon the request from the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance. With only three board members present, two voted in favor and one voted against causing the ...

4 Are Charged After Thefts From Vehicles

CELORON — Four people from Jamestown were charged after Ellicott police said they were responsible for stealing items from several unlocked vehicles in the Celoron area. Officers with the Ellicott Police Department were called Friday to a report of suspicious people going through a car in ...

Gerry Man Charged After Growing Operation Found

GERRY — A Gerry man is facing marijuana possession charges after a growing operation was found on his property in late June. Charged was 47-year-old Jonathan L. Barmore after members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Chautauqua County SWAT and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s ...

Fire Guts Home

Jamestown fire investigators were still looking into a blaze that broke out at a vacant three-story home early Monday. No injuries were reported in the fire at 429 Allen St. that occurred around 2 a.m. According to Andrew Finson, battalion chief with the Jamestown Fire Department, the ...

Reed Shows Support For Summer Literacy Program

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed visited Samuel G. Love Elementary School in Jamestown on Monday to show support for a summer literacy program funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The grant totaling $579,000 per year for five years that was first implemented in 2017, provides ...

Chautauqua Big Band Swing To Play Gazebo Series

CHERRY CREEK — The 2018 Cherry Creek Summer Gazebo Concert Series continues Thursday evening with the music of “Chautauqua Big Band Swing.” The concert will take place in the gazebo of the Memorial Park, located on Main Street, behind the Town Hall and will begin at 6:30 p.m. In case ...

Search Ongoing For Missing SUNY Fredonia Graduate

Samantha Sayers, recent SUNY Fredonia graduate, embarked on a solo hike last week through the North Cascade Mountains of Washington park near Granite Falls. She has not been heard from since. She has been reported missing and was last seen on Aug. 1. The Erie, Pa. native “worked with a lot ...

Catholic School Closing In On Fundraising Goal

DUNKIRK — Less than two months ago, the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Board mailed a letter to community members detailing their urgent financial need and goal of raising $100,000 by Aug. 1. What was once referred to as “an ambitious but achievable goal” by the board is turning out ...

Roundabout Option To Be Considered In Warren

WARREN, Pa. — To roundabout or not roundabout? That is the question. PennDOT has prepared two conceptual designs for improvements to the intersection of Market Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Warren, Pa. Option one would replace the existing traffic signal and improve the turning ...

Villenova Supervisor Responds To Resignation

SOUTH DAYTON — On Wednesday night, the Villenova Town Board welcomed a familiar face after Councilman Wesley Tessey unexpectedly resigned. Yvonne Park, who served on the town board as a councilwoman and then as town supervisor for four terms, was appointed to fill the vacancy for the interim ...

Dayton Officials Want State Audit Done On Books

DAYTON — The back story of how the deficit came to be in Dayton was shared at the July town board meeting. During the meeting it was noted that previous Town Supervisor Mark Smith served the town of Dayton for eight years, and during that time all of the town’s bookkeeping was done on a ...

Along Came Polly

WARREN, Pa. — To many of us, April 22 of this year may not seem like that long ago; but, to Polly, it may seem like years. Dog years, that is. On Thursday, July 19, Paws Along The River Humane Society in Warren, Pa., received a call from Youngsville, Pa., police about a stray dog ...

Falconer Grad Finds Success With National Comedy Center

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 Falconer Region Community Fund. Brandon Caruso heads into work every day to take care of other people’s funny business. For the ...

Progress Being Made On Planned Cassadaga Lake Nature Park

CASSADAGA — Since last summer, the non-profit organization, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy (CWC), in partnership with the Cassadaga Lakes Association (CLA), has been applying for grant funding to acquire 77 acres of property on Cassadaga Lake for a nature park, which will be open to the ...

Laughter And Life

Fran Drescher opened up a conversation with a Willow Bay Theater audience by saying she wished she could have gotten thinner before showing up in Jamestown, a joke that got folks laughing the first of many times Friday evening. It was Drescher’s technique to treat everything with a dash of ...

Several Cases Set To Begin In County Court

MAYVILLE — August is shaping up to be a potentially busy month in Chautauqua County Court as several high-profile cases involving Jamestown residents are scheduled to begin later this month. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Aug. 21 in the second-degree murder trial of Brian M. ...

Area Schools To Receive Additional Funding

Several area school districts will receive additional aid after a miscalculation by the state Education Department resulted in an incorrect allotment of Title IIA federal funding. Mary Ellen Elia, state education commissioner, said the state gave too much money to 278 organizations, largely ...

Forecasters Predict Warm Autumn For Region

It will be a gradual transition to fall for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic this year as warmth lingers for both regions, according to AccuWeather Inc.’s long-range fall forecast. The southeast will remain at risk for a tropical impact and flooding rainfall while the southwest deals with ...

Five Star Urgent Care Opens Lakewood Location

LAKEWOOD — Five Star Urgent Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning at its new Lakewood location. The walk-in medical center is the 20th to open in New York, the company announced during the grand opening ceremony. On hand Thursday were company representatives as well as ...

Security Increased At Resource Center Locations

Visitors of The Resource Center at its Lakeshore Drive location and Jamestown locations on Second Street and Dunham Avenue have likely noticed the new presence of security guards at the entrance. Currently, all staff and clients at these three locations are entering and exiting through select ...