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Man Severely Injured After Being Pinned Against Tree

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Dunkirk Fire Department was dispatched to 95 King St. in the city for a report of a male pinned against a tree. According to Captain Gary S. Katta, upon arrival, a male who was attempting to cut down the tree was found pinned between a limb, his ladder and the tree ...

Last Jackson Nuremberg Team Member Passes Away

The last surviving member of Robert H. Jackson’s Nuremberg Trial team that prosecuted Nazi war criminals after World War II has died. Alma Soller McLay died Wednesday, April 5, in Torrance, Calif. McLay is best known for compiling the official U.S. record of the trials, a collection that ...

State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, gives deputy Jason Beichner the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the county Emergency Services Office. The medal is the highest recognition bestowed by the State Senate.

Young Presents Medals To Sheriff’s Deputies Who Saved Motorcyclist’s Life

MAYVILLE — The heroics of two Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies were honored Tuesday as state Sen. Cathy Young visited Mayville to present them with medals. The senator presented deputies Jason Beichner, an 11-year veteran, and Christopher Howlett, a three-year veteran, with a Senate ...

Lakewood Holds Public Hearing On Tentative, Amended 2017 Budget

LAKEWOOD — Working within the confines of a two-week deadline, Lakewood village trustees still have some considerations to make before voting on a final budget at their April 24 board meeting. The Board of Trustees held a public hearing on its tentative budget as constructed by Mayor Cara ...

From left, John Williams, city parks manager; Roger Edborg, Sertoma Club of Jamestown; Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor; Sandy Forsberg, Allen Park Women’s Club; John Bauer as James The Easter Bunny; Carol Winterburn, Allen Park Women’s Club; Cindy DiNapoli, City Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commission chairwoman; Audene Jarosz, Allen Park Women’s Club; and Julia Ciesla-Hanley, city recreation coordinator; at the Allen Park Ice Rink to promote the 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park to take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15. 
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held Saturday

For 70 years the Jamestown community has been joining together to offer a fun springtime activity for boys and girls. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday the Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commission will host the 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park. The Easter egg hunt will be divided ...

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One Injured In Two-Car Accident

A local woman was hospitalized Monday after reportedly striking another vehicle at the intersection of Buffalo and East Second streets. The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m., when the woman attempted a left turn onto Buffalo Street from Second Street and collided into an eastbound vehicle ...

County Planning Now ‘Generally Supportive’ Of Roundabout

Chautauqua County Planning Department officials now feel a bit more at ease when it comes to the proposed Pomfret-Fredonia roundabout project. The Planning Board sent a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation giving its thumbs up to the redesigned conceptual renderings of ...

Kennedy Pride Talk Upcoming Activities

Members of Kennedy Pride were looking forward to spring and summer activities during their recent meeting. Community clean-up and the flag display were topics of discussion. The Town-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Brush and other biodegradable ...

Reed Re-Affirms Key Positions; Questions Implications Of Supported Cuts

DUNKIRK — Congressman Tom Reed may have been on President Donald Trump’s transition team, but he said the two don’t agree on everything. Reed recently questioned implications that he supports deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the ...

Kids flew through the snow at Midway State Park early Saturday morning to collect the brightly colored eggs during the first-ever Spring Egg Hunt. 
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Midway State Park Hosts Wintry Spring Egg Hunt

BEMUS POINT — A little residual snow didn’t stop a bunch of youngsters from gathering baskets full of eggs at Midway State Park. On Saturday morning, the kids took off over the snow to gather bright plastic eggs during the first Spring Egg Hunt at the park. “We really didn’t ...

Warren Man Pleads Guilty To Meth Lab Operation

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren, Pa., man pled guilty for involvement in running a methamphetamine lab. Joshua Max Lambert, 29, Six Terrace St., was arrested by agents of the Warren County Drug Task Force after a sting in December. He pled on Thursday before Judge Maureen Skerda to conspiracy for ...

Athenex Seeks To Break Ground In June

DUNKIRK — An unexpected meeting resulted in learning about a tentative June 2017 date for the groundbreaking of the Athenex building. When Dunkirk City Mayor Willie Rosas was at lunch on Wednesday, he happened to recognize a group of people from the Athenex team. They recognized Rosas, too, ...

Village Clerk Roxanne Astry, pictured at left, congratulates new Cassadaga Mayor Mary Jo Bauer after being sworn in.
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New Cassadaga Mayor Sworn In, Outlines Village Goals

CASSADAGA — Earlier this week, the new mayor of Cassadaga, Mary Jo Bauer, was officially sworn in, and was excited to immediately get down to business. In a follow-up interview, Bauer stated that she thinks her first meeting went great, and that she’s incredibly excited for what’s ahead ...

The Rev. Heather Allport-Cohoon, Gerry United Methodist Church pastor, blessed communion at the 2016 One In Christ Maundy Thursday event. The event has been occurring each year for the past four years, and is expected to draw an even bigger crowd next Thursday.
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Maundy Thursday To ‘Awaken Hope’ In Community

For one night each year, more than 20 churches come together to welcome the city of Jamestown to the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts. This year the multi-church Maundy Thursday gathering next week will be forming under the theme “Awakening Hope.” In a time when hope seems far out of the ...

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Randolph Girl Scouts Fight Hunger

The Girl Scouts of WNY teamed up with Food Bank of WNY and Foodlink for a council-wide service project that will help thousands in the region during the month of April. Daisy Troop No. 10001, based in Randolph, has joined the project to fight hunger and has been working towards a “Girl Scouts ...

Nonprofit Group Seeks To Improve Chautauqua Lake

A nonprofit lake group is striving to improve Chautauqua Lake’s water quality through small, localized projects. The Chautauqua Lake Partnership Inc. formed in 2002 and recently converged with members of the Bemus Bay Property Owners group to tackle the issue of water quality — ...

Fredonia School Budget In Limbo As State Aid Figures Lag

The Fredonia Central School District is in a bit of a limbo stage while it waits for its final state aid figures for its 2017-18 budget draft. Business Administrator John Forbes presented the latest draft during a recent board of education meeting. A shortfall of $245,770 still exists, but ...

An exhibit at the Fenton History Center is open for visitors to get a glimpse into the life of those from the area who served during World War I. Artifacts, posters and various sorts of information are available for viewing. The exhibit officially opened Thursday to the public. 
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World War I Exhibit Open To Public At Fenton

The stories of locals who served during World War I are on display at the Fenton History Center. Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the day that the U.S. officially declared war on Germany in the fourth year of World War I. In conjunction with the milestone, the Fenton History Center ...

Exterior Projects Eyed In Westfield

WESTFIELD — Now that winter is past, Westfield Academy and Central School District will be focusing on several exterior improvement projects, board members learned at their recent meeting. Facilities director Lou Golando outlined plans for the 2017-18 capital outlay project and the EXCEL ...

The inside of a Toyota Camry that was ripped apart by a black bear that trapped itself inside recently near Warren County. 
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Trapped Black Bear Mauls Car Near Warren County

A black bear can do a lot of damage when it gets stuck somewhere. Thomas and Cathy Gibson of Neilltown, Forest County, found out recently what an adult bear can do to the inside of a 2010 Toyota Camry. The bear paid two visits to the Gibson property just south of Southwest Township on ...