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Cassadaga Student Receives Scholarship From Alumnus

Former Cassadaga Valley Central School Graduate and 1993 valedictorian, Josh Jacobs, gave the 2018 commencement address and awarded Savanna Nickerson with a $500 scholarship from Corning Incorporated. In 1999, Jacobs embarked on his 20-year career at Corning Inc. where he has expanded his ...

City Man Held For Grand Jury Action After Robberies

A Jamestown man accused of robbing a bank and gas station last week was ordered held pending grand jury action. Jamestown City Court Judge John LaMancuso remanded 34-year-old Albert L. Chapman back to Chautauqua County Jail without bail following a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning. The ...

Jackson Center To Hold Program Honoring Goodell

The Robert H. Jackson Center is making preparations for a program and exhibit honoring the life of the late Jamestown native Charles E. Goodell, a former U.S. Senator from New York and Congressman representing New York’s 38th and 43rd congressional districts. An inaugural event will take ...

Board Of Public Utilities Grant To Fund Electric Vehicle Charging Station

An electric vehicle charging station that significantly decreases the time it takes to charge a battery will be installed in downtown Jamestown later this summer. On Monday, the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities discussed the agreement to purchase a direct current fast charger station for ...

Pre-K Curriculum Discussed During Conference

Representatives from 10 different school districts all gathered inside the Sarita Weeks Room at Jamestown Community College to discuss Pre-K education and focus was refining the “art of play” and collaboration among schools. The Chautauqua Connections Children’s Coalition held its Second ...

Junior Guilders To Perform Patriotic Songs In Philadelphia

The Junior Guilders of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre will be traveling to Philadelphia to perform in the Welcome Home Concert on the Fourth of July weekend. The local choir group will perform a patriot-themed set list with songs like “My Country Tis Of Thee,” “This Land Is Your ...

SWCS Updates Cellphone Policy

Introducing a “stop light methodology,” Southwestern Central School principals updated the board on upcoming changes to the code of conduct regarding cellphone use. Richard Rybicki, middle school principal; Scott Cooper, high school principal; and Matthew Langworthy, elementary ...

Bemus Point Woman Makes Final Profession Into Religious Order

BEMUS POINT — Emily Marsh and her fellow Daughters of Saint Paul were at the Bemus Point Market on Friday in order to greet local residents and scoop ice cream for customers. The event served as a way for the sisters to be a welcoming and helpful presence in the community before Marsh made ...

WCA Officials Reflect On ’17, Eye Future Goals

UPMC Chautauqua WCA recently hosted its 23rd annual Meeting of Corporations in the WCA Auditorium. The event was attended by various members of hospital staff and leadership, as well as the representatives and board members of the hospital. The purpose of the meeting was for representatives ...

Maple Grove Holds Graduation Ceremony

Sixty-six students recently graduated from Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School. The evening opened with Julie Verdonik, school principal, who spoke with the students about the importance of embracing failure. She referenced a speech given by Danzel Washington in 2004 at the University of ...

Fenton History Center Unveils New ‘Made In Jamestown’ Exhibit

The Fenton History Center recently hosted a “members-only” event to unveil a new exhibit “Made in Jamestown: How Furniture Built a City.” The exhibit was placed in what was formally the “Chautauqua Lake Room.” The event included talks from both the creator of the exhibit, Jenn ...

Cherry Creek’s Independence Day Weekend Begins Friday

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Community Association has announced the dates and events planned for the 2018 Independence Day Celebration. Entitled “In Hometown Tradition,” the celebration will begin Friday and conclude Sunday. The weekend will begin with village wide yard sales Friday ...

Fredonia Graduates: ‘Time To Take Our Next Steps’

FREDONIA — Fredonia Central High School’s Class of 2018 looked back on the last four years, but also forward to their next journey during the 87th annual Commencement Ceremony held Sunday in King Concert Hall. Student Council Vice President Lydia Lanski said the day’s event was long ...

Randolph Students Told To Continue Learning At Graduation

RANDOLPH — Fifty-eight members of the Randolph Central School Class of 2018 received their diplomas as part of the commencement exercises at the high school auditorium on Friday. Salutatorian Chase Smallback congratulated his peers for their achievements and making it through the first ...

‘Simply Emil’ — The Story Of A Kind Man And His Legacy

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the foundation is highlighting 40 stories that are indicative of the impact foundation-funded programs and initiatives have had on the community. This week’s story ...

Leone Elected President Of State Association Of Fire Chiefs

Julius J. Leone Jr., past chief of the Fredonia Fire Department, was installed as president of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs during the association’s 112th Annual Conference and Fire 2018 Expo on June 16 at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. State Sen. Cathy Young and ...

Frewsburg Central School Gives Departing Seniors Life Advice

FREWSBURG — Four dozen seniors graduated from Frewsburg Central School on Friday evening and left equipped with more knowledge thanks to commencement addresses from students and a teacher. English teacher Lindsay Marzec told her students that “happiness is a choice,” a theme that ...

City Assisting Developer Renovating Second Former Downtown Bank

The way developer Arnold Duke is renovating former bank buildings in downtown Jamestown you have to start to questioning if he knows about a secret vault full of cash in either the former Key Bank Building or Marine Midland Bank. On Monday during the Jamestown City Council work session, ...

City Summer Playground Program To Start Monday

There will be five locations in the city of Jamestown this summer for children who want to play, read and receive a free lunch. City officials announced details about this year’s Summer Playground Program at Fletcher Elementary School, which is one of the locations for the program. The ...

Cassadaga Valley Students Recognized During Commencement Ceremony

GERRY — Friday night was a night of accomplishment and celebration for the Class of 2018 at Cassadaga Valley Central School. The school’s 79th Commencement took place at J. Arthur France Auditorium, honoring the senior class of Cougars advancing to their lives as adults. Though many joked ...