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Elementary School Students Write Letters To Santa Claus

Editor’s Note: The following are letters to Santa Claus written by area elementary school students and submitted by their teachers. M.J. FLETCHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1ST GRADE MISS CALLA’S CLASS Dear Santa, I hope that the elves are doing good. I hope that you come this year. Can ...

Looking For Answers

CHERRY CREEK — John Carpenter has been facing an ongoing challenge with the town of Cherry Creek for months involving his rental property at 6737 Main St. The trouble began with Carpenter’s previous tenant. “He did some work. I hired him off the internet, and he became a friend,” ...

Pleas And Sentences Announced In Chautauqua County Court

MAYVILLE — Patrick Swanson, county district attorney, announced the following recent pleas and sentences in Chautauqua County Court. ¯ Richard Welder was sentenced Dec. 10 by Chautauqua County Court Judge David W. Foley on one count to a determinate sentence of 15 years as well as 20 ...

BOCES LoGuidice Center Hosts Annual Gingerbread House Bake-Off

Students in Dave Caccamise’s culinary class could certainly give the contestants on the Great American Baking Show a run for their money. For more than 20 years now, Caccamise has put his students’ baking skills — and creativity — to the test with this class project, the winners of ...

Chautauqua Lake Projects To Get State Funding

The Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance announced it was successful in bringing in more than $1.5 million for the majority of its consolidated funding application submissions for projects concerning the watershed and Chautauqua Lake. New York State’s Regional Economic ...

Charging Power

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities’ installation of a new electric vehicle fast charger is complete. The equipment is available for use on the parking lot located at Fourth and Lafayette streets in the Jamestown. The fast charger was purchased through a grant from the state ...

A Cold, Satisfying Trip

The Bemus Point-Stow Ferry is getting closer to being able to accept paying passengers. Consider it an early Christmas present for a group who has spent months trying to return historic vessel to its familiar role ferrying vehicles and people across the the narrows of Chautauqua Lake ...

‘Christmas’ Comet Flashes Across Sky

CARROLL — The Wirtanen comet is making a cosmic splash in the world of astronomy, and Martz-Kohl Observatory President Gary Nelson wants the public to bundle up and get outside to see the astral body make its rounds in the December and January night skies. While the observatory itself ...

Jamestown Woman Grows Massive Leaf

Jamestown resident Ingrid Grunert has been gardening for 50 years, and a recent plant of hers may literally be her biggest accomplishment. Estimated to be over 36 inches long, the biggest leaf of an elephant ear plant she has grown seems to dwarf Grunert when she stands behind it. The plant ...

Pennies For A Purpose

Since 1999, students and teachers at Jamestown High School have participated in “Penny Wars,” a fundraising competition with the goal of helping a local cause. The annual fundraiser event typically picks a cause in the community to support. This year the donations were given Jamestown ...

Pa. Gives Away Nalaxone

WARREN, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s office reported the state distributed 6,105 naloxone kits in a statewide effort to save lives. During the day-long event, the Warren County State Health Center gave out 12 doses of the overdose reversal medication. Naloxone, a medication that ...

Area Youth Chosen For State Dairy Leader Program

Katelyn Miller and Emily Starceski, longtime Chautauqua County 4-H dairy members, were selected to participate in the 2018-2019 New York state Junior Dairy Leader Program through Cornell University. Miller, a 17-year-old member of the Cherry Creek Cornhuskers, is a senior at Pine Valley ...

Population Boom

WARREN, Pa. — Unless it’s Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, or Vixen, the deer in Tidioute Borough in Warren County, Pa., are adding up more than wanted. A Facebook post by borough office manager Crystal Heenan brought light to increased number of deer in town, which are leaving droppings, ...

City Man Pleads Guilty In Robbery Case

MAYVILLE — Albert Chapman, the Jamestown man accused of robbing a bank in Falconer and Kwik Fill in the city over the summer, pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery Thursday. Chapman still faces a first-degree robbery charge that will be discussed during a Feb. 25 conference at 1:30 p.m. ...

Prendergast Library Funding May Be Cut

Because of funding cuts to the James Prendergast Library of 50 percent in 2018 and 71 percent in 2017 by the city of Jamestown, the library’s state funding could be reduced. On Thursday, the James Prendergast Library Board of Trustees heard from Tina Scott, library director, that the ...

Foundation Aid

FALCONER – Stephen Penhollow, superintendent of Falconer Central School District, reiterated the significance of the lack of Foundation Aid funding throughout the state at a board of education meeting. Currently, Jamestown Public Schools is involved in a lawsuit against New York state, ...

Cassadaga Man Charged After Meth Found In Jail

MAYVILLE — A Cassadaga man jailed after leading police on a high-speed motorcycle chase last week is again facing charges after he was found with methamphetamine inside the jail. Deputies were called to the jail Saturday at 5:35 a.m. after receiving word of a person in possession of a ...

Officials Working To Bring Back Air Service

Officials from the federal and county governments continue to work to bring back commuter airline service to the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. On Monday, county officials announced Boutique Air, a commuter airline based in San Francisco, Calif., had been awarded an Essential Air ...

JPD Parole Check Leads To Pair Being Jailed

A parole check led to two Jamestown men being taken into custody Tuesday. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department, along with the New York State Division of Parole, made the check at 947 E. Second St. for 26-year-old John C. Tufino. He was arrested for a parole violation. While ...

Faulty Equipment May Be Source Of Power Surge

SHERMAN — Faulty equipment has been cited as the likely source of a suspected power surge that damaged appliances to several village residents earlier this week. National Grid spokesman David Bertola said the equipment led to power outages Monday to about 450 customers in the area. Though ...