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A Fantastic Family

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 Carl A. Dominick, Jamestown Roofing Fund. When Sam and Ann Dominick moved to Jamestown in 1952, they had no idea the legacy they ...

Cummins’ Banner Year Continues

Cummins Inc. officials expect the company’s full-year revenues to increase between 15 and 17 percent by the end of this year. The information was discussed recently when the company released its third quarter financial information and held a conference call with financial analysts. Third ...

City Native Named Ship’s Sailor Of The Year

MAYPORT, Fla. — A 2003 Jamestown High School graduate is serving aboard the future USS Thomas Hudner, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer homeported in Mayport, Fla. Petty Officer 1st Class Shaun Nelson is an operations specialist who specializes as an air intercept controller. Nelson manages ...

Chainsaw Artist

GOWANDA — Sixteen-year-old Jimmy Keller continues giving another holiday season, despite realizing a new artistic endeavor over the past year and a half. The Gowanda Central School junior has made a name for himself locally with his handmade wreaths, and is now a chainsaw artist with his ...

Grant Helps CLA Ready Bay Project

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Lake Association plans to start its spring lake maintenance program as early as weather and budget permits focusing its initial aquatic plant accumulation clean-up in Burtis Bay, where wind-driven plants accumulated in September and October. The Chautauqua Lake and ...

Zoning Board Member Airs Complaints

CASSADAGA — A new Zoning Board of Appeals member spiced up an otherwise routine and quiet Village Board meeting recently with a statement: She is not to be trifled with. “If you picked someone to be a pawn, I’m nobody’s pawn,” said Amanda Lancaster, whose first zoning board meeting ...

2019 City Budget Has No Amendments

There have been no proposed amendments by Jamestown City Council members, with the budget vote slated for Monday. During four budget deliberations with city department heads, the council has asked administrators questions, but no proposed amendments to the budget have been made during public ...

United Way Shy Of $1M Mark In Campaign

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is just shy of the $1 million mark in its 2018 Campaign. The organization has raised $989,094 so far toward the campaign’s goal of $1,335,000. “We’ve been working hard and are right on track—and we couldn’t have done it without our ...

Sheet Piling Placed At Jamestown Brewing Company

Sheet piling is placed into the ground next to the future site of the Jamestown Brewing Company. The materials will provide excavation support for a Brownfield Cleanup project for hazardous soil beneath the parking lot. The former site of a dry cleaning business caused cleaning solvents to seep ...

DiNapoli Seeks To Increase ABLE Age

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is asking Congress to increase the eligibility age from 26 to 46 for individuals who can participate in the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program, a savings and investment tool for individuals with disabilities. New York’sABLE program, which ...

Dunkirk Boy To Light Roswell’s Christmas Tree

DUNKIRK — Life has come full circle for 9-year-old Mason Schrantz of Dunkirk. On Friday, Dec. 14, Mason and his family will be heading to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he will be lighting the center’s Tree of Hope, almost a year to the day of his first visit to Roswell ...

County To Vote On Funding For Weeds, Fish Kill Issue

MAYVILLE — At its Nov. 28 meeting, the Chautauqua County Legislature will be voting on a resolution to allocate $25,870 from the County’s 2 percent Occupancy Tax Funding Reserve to help clean up Burtis Bay on Chautauqua Lake. Earlier this month, excessive amounts of aquatic vegetation, ...

Report: Turbines In Compliance

A study completed by a Buffalo firm has found that noise levels from the wind turbines in the town of Arkwright “are considerably below the compliance level.” Tests on the 36 turbines and their noise levels were done last month - on Oct. 17 and 18 - and were in response to complaints that ...

Keeping It Local

City businesses are hoping for a grand gesture from area residents who are being encouraged to shop local during Small Business Saturday. On Tuesday, city officials gathered at Crown Street Roasting Company, located at 16 W. Third St., with several downtown small business representatives to ...

City, County Agencies Working To Save 3 Homes

Three foreclosed properties have been purchased to be renovated to be sold to first-time homebuyers. On Tuesday, Joshua Freifeld, Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation executive director; Paul Whitford, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. board member; Sam Teresi, ...

School Board Plans To Fill Seat

FALCONER – The Falconer Central School Board of Education came to a consensus during a regular meeting that it will seek to appoint an interim board member to fill its current vacancy. At the previous Nov. 6 meeting, the 7-member board approved a resolution that vacated Jennifer Olsen’s ...

Fredonia To Reduce, Cut University Programs

FREDONIA — As part of the next phase of SUNY Fredonia’s Procedures for Emergency Program Reduction/Elimination (PEPRE), President Virginia Horvath, Ph.D., announced that 20 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are being considered for elimination or reduction. Additionally, three ...

South Main Street Bridge In City To Open Wednesday

The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities plans to open to the public the South Main Street Bridge in Jamestown on Wednesday. “DPF thanks Union Concrete, GPI, the Jamestown BPU, the Jamestown DPW, and all those involved in this project who have worked through challenging weather ...

Randolph Hosting ‘Country Christmas’ Weekend

RANDOLPH — ‘Tis the season to gather and celebrate at Randolph’s “Country Christmas” weekend, Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. Festivities begin Friday at 7 p.m. when members of the East Randolph United Methodist Church present a “Living Nativity,” and students from the Gail N. Chapman ...

Ellicott Town Council Adopts Telecom Law

FALCONER — The Ellicott Town Council unanimously decided to adopt a local law for the regulation of wireless telecommunications facilities including cell towers. Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin said the new law will help assure the town is protected from the overpopulation of towers and ...