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Students from Ellicottville’s CTE Center are learning to use a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Science teacher Cathleen Woods is shown with her students from the morning Medical Assisting class examining a hair with “split ends” from the Cosmetology class.
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Experiencing Nanotechnology Using ‘Scanning Electron Microscope’

ELLICOTTVILLE — Students at the Ellicottville Career and Technical Education Center have a “leg up” on most peers their age, because they are learning nanotechnology and are receiving hands-on experience in the operation of the JEOL6010LA Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Through ...

Nancy Anderson proudly displays her miniature houses, one of which is a replica of a general store in South Dayton. Anderson did have help from her family members at times, making the houses true family treasures. 
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Miniature House Modeled Off Famed General Store

A local woman has a model of a South Dayton general store and a house from the 1900s right inside her bedroom. Nancy Anderson spent hours upon hours, sometimes enlisting the help of her husband and others, to perfect the two miniature structures. One structure intricately depicts the ...

Westfield Receives Funding For Water Project

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Town Board is moving ahead with a major water project. During the board’s January meeting, a formal letter was received by the Town of Westfield informing them of a monetary award for the Shorehaven project. Martha Bills, Town Supervisor, read the letter from the ...

Stove Fire At School Cancels Parent-Teacher Conferences

WARREN, Pa. — A fire at Beaty-Warren Middle School on Friday afternoon canceled some parent-teacher conferences but is not expected to effect next week’s school schedule. The City of Warren Fire Department was dispatched to the school around 2:30 p.m., according to Fire Chief Sam ...

14-Year-Old Amish Boy Dies In Cart Accident

CONEWANGO—A 14-year-old Amish male from Conewango died Friday morning after reportedly being run over by a horse-drawn cart. The victim, identified as Neil E. I. Raber, was believed to be using the cart to pull a log downhill in a wooded area off Stoddard and Northeast roads in the ...

Dissolution Hangover Still Lingering In Town Of Hanover

HANOVER — One full month into the new year, the problems caused by Forestville’s last-minute dissolution aren’t yet in the rearview mirror. Hanover officials are still puzzling out how to stretch dollars, provide services and make sure all of the town’s residents are taken care ...

Warren Catholic Churches To Receive Clergy Appointments

WARREN, Pa. — Warren County’s Catholic churches have already gone through some consolidation. Next will be some shifting of pastors. The Diocese of Erie is going through its most significant round of new clergy appointments since its founding in 1853, according to Bishop Lawrence ...

Jamestown Schools Removed From Fiscal Stress List

The Jamestown Public Schools District has announced its removal from the 2016 New York State Fiscal Stress list. The list, which identifies local governments and school districts experiencing financial stress, had previously shown the district as having “moderate fiscal stress” in ...

Frewsburg BOE To Approve New Superintendent

Frewsburg Central School District will soon welcome a new face to its administration. According to the agenda for a special board meeting to be held tonight, a resolution is on the table to approve Shelly O’Boyle as the district’s new superintendent. O’Boyle is currently the coordinator ...

City Council Tables Alley Abandonment Proposal

Jamestown City Council has tabled the abandonment of an alley for further investigation into the proposal. On Monday, council hosted a public hearing on the proposed abandonment of an unnamed alley between Lindsey and Woodlawn avenues. Chris Gardner, Woodlawn Avenue resident, was one of two ...

Former Dunkirk Mayor Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today former City of Dunkirk Mayor Richard L. Frey, 85, of Dunkirk, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to wire fraud involving a scheme to defraud his mayoral campaign and his supporters by stealing campaign ...

Clark Patterson Lee Engineer Eric Wies, left, shows town of Dunkirk property owners plans for their properties during construction of the Route 5 regional waterline project in order to garner easements to their properties.
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Fire Protection, Flow To Benefit From Line Installation

DUNKIRK — Residents along Route 5 can expect a mess in their front yards, but also better fire protection and water flow as a result of the regional waterline being installed this summer. The North County Water District expects to bid out the project this spring and complete construction in ...

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Land Bank To Meet Wednesday The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 a.m. in the main conference room at the Chautauqua County Airport at Robert H. Jackson Field, 3163 Airport Drive, Jamestown. These meetings of the Chautauqua County Land ...

Democratic Senators Opposed To Trump’s Cabinet Picks

U.S. Democratic senators from New York aren’t throwing their support behind many of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. This week, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., voiced his concerns with Trump’s choices to lead various departments. Since Trump’s presidency, ...

Students in the Carpentry and Construction Trades class from the Ellicottville Career and Technical Center recently built a shelter at the trailhead of the Ellicottville-Great Valley Recreational Trail. The structure is located by the parking lot at the Town Center/Nannen Arboretum on Fillmore Avenue. Shown are the students participating in the project. Front, from left: Matt Buckley, Conner Fitzpatrick, Shannon Gannon, John Hudson, teacher Terry Fuller, Matt Nutall, Sam Jacobi, Gerrott Hutchson. Back, from left: Ryan Shipherd and Adam Gannon.
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Carpentry, Construction Trades Class Builds Trailhead Structure

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Carpentry and Construction Trades class at Ellicottville Career and Technical Center have benefited the community, once again, by using their skills to build a shelter at the trailhead of the Ellicottville-Great Valley Recreational Trail that is currently under ...

CRCF New Book

Libraries To Help Fulfill Jackson Center Mission

Children and families will soon be able to borrow the book “Marshall, the Courthouse Mouse: A Tail of the U. S. Supreme Court” from each of the 38 libraries within the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System. The goal of this project created by The Robert H. Jackson Center is to foster ...

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Tractor Trailer Crashes On I-90

DUNKIRK -- A tractor trailer rolled over while heading northbound on I-90 on Wednesday afternoon in the town of Dunkirk. Near the overpass by cross streets of Temple and Chestnut roads, the tractor trailer wiped out two guardrails on opposite sides of the Thruway before laying twisted like ...

Youngsville, Warren To Combine High School Football Teams

WARREN, Pa. — The Youngsville High School football team will likely be joined with Warren Area High School’s next season. The Warren County School District administration informally recommended combining the programs in response to declining numbers at Youngsville that have contributed to ...

Westfield Receives Funding For Water Project

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Town Board is moving ahead with a major water project. During the  board’s January meeting, a formal letter was received by the Town of Westfield informing them of a monetary award for the Shorehaven project. Martha Bills, Town Supervisor, read the letter from ...

Westfield Worker Pleads Not Guilty

WESTFIELD — Westfield Department of Public Works employee Mark Haskin plead not guilty Monday to the charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony. Haskin, the whistleblower in the case of raw sewage being dumped into Chautauqua Creek in 2014, is being accused of ...