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Two Area Men Indicted By Federal Grandy Juries

BUFFALO — Two Chautauqua County residents have been indicted by federal grand juries in Buffalo. A federal grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging Demario Chatmon, 39, with various drug and firearms offenses. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in ...

Lt. Governor Highlights State Plan

Although the sub-zero, wind-chilled temperatures served as a topic of note during Kathy Hochul’s speech Friday at the Clarion Hotel, such weather didn’t stop area residents and representatives from packing the conference center to hear the Lieutenant Governor highlight Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ...

A school bus with the Sherman Central School District was destroyed after experiencing mechanical problems Thursday morning and erupting in flames. Twelve students were safely removed from the bus before it caught fire. 
Photo provided by Mike Ginestre

Sherman Students Safely Removed Before Bus Fire

MAYVILLE — A longtime bus driver with the Sherman Central School District is being credited with safely removing students from a bus shortly before it erupted in flames Thursday morning. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred on Parker Road in the village of Mayville around ...

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Two Families Welcome First Babies Born At WCA In New Year

Two area families welcomed the first newborns delivered at UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital in the New Year. Both infants — baby girl, Lorelai Tritt, and baby boy, Jaxon McCray — were born on Tuesday at precisely the same time: 4:58 p.m. Weighing in at 8 pounds 4 ounces, Lorelai, arrived a ...

Dunkirk To Consolidate Hangar Leases

DUNKIRK — Dunkirk Airport hangar leases will all be under one “roof,” both literally and figuratively. According to Ron Almeter, County Airports and Parks manager, a majority of the hangar leases are already under the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation. CREDC is ...

Activities Abound In The Chautauqua — Lake Erie Region

Proximity to Lake Erie and lake effect storms mean snow for Chautauqua County, exceeding 200 average inches annually. For downhill and cross country snow sports, head to Peek’n Peak Resort and enjoy 27 slopes and trails, state-of-the-art snowmaking, eight chairlifts, four progressive terrain ...

The neighbor of an Erie, Pa., couple, who recently moved from Sherman, noticed a temperature-sensing light had gone on in their home. A blocked vent turned the furnace off, which could have caused the home’s pipes to freeze. Pictured is the Erie, Pa., home with significant snow on its roof. 
Photo by David Prenatt

Neighbor Helps Sherman Natives After Heavy Snowfall

ERIE, Pa. — When a snowfall such as the unprecedented one that blanketed Erie this past week occurs, a good neighbor can make all the difference — especially if you’re wintering in Florida. Ron and Gloria Moore, longtime Sherman residents who recently moved to the Belle Valley-area of ...

Dunkirk Mayor Responds To State Of The State

DUNKIRK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s eighth State of the State address contained a lengthy list of goals for the coming year, but amidst talk of downstate projects, improvements to the justice system and a major income tax reduction, Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas heard several things that will affect ...

Brandon Deppen is sworn in as Warren police chief on Tuesday in Warren, Pa.

Warren Mayor, Council, Police Chief Sworn Into Office

WARREN, Pa. — Three Warren City Council members, Mayor Maurice Cashman and new Warren Police Chief Brandon Deppen were officially sworn into service this week. Re-elected council members Gregory Fraser and James Zavinski Sr., newly elected member Paul Gianinni, Cashman, and Deppen were ...

Jamestown Schools Closed Friday Due To Weather

All Jamestown public schools will be closed on Friday due to weather, the district announced. The area remains under a wind chill warning through Sunday morning. With wind gusts, temperatures could feel like -20 to -30 degrees at times. Temperatures will remain in the single digits for the ...

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Westfield Girl Scouts Donate To Union Relief

Brownies of Girl Scouts of Western New York Troop 20067 in Westfield recently packed 23 shoe boxes full of goodies and donated them to the Union Relief in Westfield. To learn more about Girl Scouts of Western New York, visit gswny.org. Submitted photos

Brocton Talks Winter Parking

BROCTON — Winter road conditions have brought out the need to stress winter parking rules in the Village of Brocton. Leaders met recently for their monthly business meeting and discussed the need to enforce and the purpose of the law concerning winter parking rules. During his report, ...

JPS Releases Cold Weather Closing Information

With colder weather affecting Jamestown, Jamestown Public Schools officials are reminding parents/guardians and the community about the district’s criteria for closing schools due to extreme cold weather. “School buildings are warm, safe and an ideal place for students to be, especially ...

BPU Issues Guidelines To Prevent Frozen Pipes, Meters

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities water customers can take action to prevent frozen water pipes and frozen water meters that could occur as a result of recent extreme cold temperatures. Wrapping pipes with insulation or heating tape, especially pipes located on exterior walls or where the ...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes reference to his father Mario Cuomo as he delivers his state of the state address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Mayor Not Worried Governor Didn’t Address City Funding In State Of The State

This year's State of the State delivered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was different in several different ways for the city of Jamestown than last year's address. On Wednesday, Cuomo delivered his yearly speech from Albany in which he discussed several issues facing the entire state. In this year's ...

Pictured is Gowanda School Resource Officer and Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputy Ben Shields taking a selfie with Drezden Spire at Tim Hortons in Gowanda.

Gowanda Second-Grader Receives The Ride Of A Lifetime

GOWANDA — Melinda Spire talked to her son Drezden in November to be proactive in getting all the Christmas gifts needed to have a happy holiday season. Drezden knew what he wanted, and it costed nothing, though it was unique. With future aspirations to become a policeman, the 7-year-old ...

Brocton Welcomes New Clerk

BROCTON — The Village of Brocton welcomed a new Village Clerk and Treasurer to the table recently. The board of trustees also accepted with regret, resignations from the alternate judge and a key village committee member. Clerk and treasurer Scott Jagoda was officially appointed and sworn ...

Dunkirk Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

DUNKIRK — The Dunkirk Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred this morning at about 7 a.m. in the 500 block of Columbus Avenue. A city man is being treated in hospital for a gun shot wound believed not to be life threatening. Anyone with any information regarding this ...

New BPU Solid Waste Regulations Begin Today

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will once again have some new solid waste regulations that will start with the new year. Rebecca Robbins, BPU communications coordinator, said starting today, one of the main changes for the BPU’s solid waste collecting will be that people may now ...