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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 ...

Park Wins Villenova Town Seat On Absentee Ballots

VILLENOVA — A 13-4 advantage in absentee ballots has led to Yvonne Park winning the seat on the Villenova Town Board. The results were announced Monday afternoon by the county Board of Elections. Before the absentee tallies both Park and John Dudley Robinson Sr. recorded 190 votes each. ...

Annual Jamestown Christmas Parade To Feature Fireworks, Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, presented by The Resource Center, will feature pre-parade musical entertainment, a traditional tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Sam Teresi and a fireworks display above the Spring Street parking ramp on Friday, Nov. 30. Applications to ...

University Panel Considers Regional Job Dilemma

Ziya Arnavut, Ph.D., president of the United University Professions Fredonia chapter recently hosted a panel discussion on jobs and training at SUNY Fredonia. “I hope this panel can give us some possible solutions that we can work with to do something good for our population, because we want ...

Jamestown BPU Announces Thanksgiving Schedule

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Solid Waste customers whose garbage is normally collected on Thursday mornings should place their trash and recyclables at the curb after 6 p.m. Thanksgiving ...

Poland Town Board Adopts ’19 Budget

POLAND — After work sessions and discussions of what was required for the best interests of the citizens, the Poland Town Board recently passed its 2019 budget. While the taxable property value in the town increased, expenses also were expected to be higher. The rate per thousand assessed ...

Christmas Is Coming

FALCONER — Santa Claus himself backed up the Santa Parade as snow drifted from winter skies onto Main Street. The Rotary Club of Falconer coordinated the parade for the second year. Various units from local Boy Scouts to the Falconer/Frewsburg High School Marching Band lined the parade ...

CRCF Invests In The Future Skills Of Local Students Vocational Scholarships

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 Paul A. Johnson Trade School Fund, the Marion A. Panzarella Fund and the Island X-11 N.Y. Navy SEABEES/John Oleszak Memorial ...

Area Superintendents Welcome FDA Limits On E-Cigarettes

Soon e-cigarette products will be a bit more difficult to access, especially for minors, which many area superintendents are pleased to hear. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that e-cigarette products can only be sold in specialty stores with age-restricted entry or in ...

Briefly

UPMC Gift Shop Seeks Volunteers The UPMC Chautauqua Gift Shop is looking for two volunteers. Those who volunteer in the Gift Shop serve visitors, employees and patients by working the cash register and displaying merchandise in the shop. Volunteers can also help price new merchandise and enter ...

Building Skills

Ziya Arnavut, Ph.D., president of the United University Professions Fredonia chapter recently hosted a panel discussion on jobs and training at SUNY Fredonia. “I hope this panel can give us some possible solutions that we can work with to do something good for our population, because we want ...

Goodell Shares Ideas On Health Insurance

State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, has outlined several proposals to dramatically cut the cost of health insurance, increase the options available to individuals and businesses and encourage more doctors to stay in New York state. To cut the cost of health insurance, Goodell is ...

Wintry Welcome

Area residents awoke to three to four inches of snow Friday with more on the way. Shown here is an early morning picture taken at the residence of Phil and Mary Ann Zimmer on Front Street in Jamestown. Submitted photo

Cassadaga Man Pleads Guilty To Porn Charges

BUFFALO — Daniel Villafane-Lozada, 23, of Cassadaga pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. Special Assistant U.S. ...

Two City Residents Charged With Witness Retaliation

Two Jamestown residents have been charged with witness retaliation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. A federal grand jury indicted 26-year-old Bobby Hunt Jr. and 29-year-old Amy Dean on charges of conspiracy to retaliate against witnesses, witness retaliation, and taking action harmful to ...

Fight For Freedom

A new exhibit chronicling veterans in Chautauqua County was unveiled and dedicated at the Fenton History Center on Thursday. The name of the new exhibit is “To Those Who Served.” The exhibit is a permanent display highlighting the artifacts of past and present veterans of ...

Sen. Young Presents Liberty Medals To Rescuers

SILVER CREEK — Seventeen-year-old Silver Creek high school student Teddy Braidich and Assistant Fire Chief Jim Tytka Jr. were presented on Saturday with Liberty Medals by Sen. Cathy Young. The awards are the highest recognition bestowed by the New York State Senate. On June 6, the two ...

Prendergast Library Receives Donation Box

Books have been disappearing from James Prendergast Library donations. With a new kind of donation courtesy of Blackstone Advanced Technologies, that is no longer the case. Prendergast Library Association’s director of the board of trustees, Tina Scott, said the company donated a box so ...