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Metro Mattress Store Receives Board Approval

LAKEWOOD — The upcoming Metro Mattress store could now open at its 347 E. Fairmount Ave. location later this year. The Village Board of Trustees approved the project Monday after broker Todd Oudemool of Olympus Brokerage Co. gave more details the Planning Board had asked for Aug. 15. The ...

DRI Fund Goes To City Events

City officials are ready to assist venues and event organizers increase the level of entertainment in downtown Jamestown. On Tuesday, the Jamestown Local Development Corp. discussed the new fund for downtown programming, which was one of the 10 projects included in the city’s Downtown ...

County Sends Application For Study Of NRG Property

WESTFIELD — NRG gave its answer over a month ago regarding its intent to forgo repowering the plant in Dunkirk from coal to a cleaner option in natural gas. Now, officials from various government branches are taking steps to figure out what the future might hold for the property. Mark ...

Monday Crash In Falconer Leads To Charges For Pair

FALCONER — Two people were charged after a crash late Monday in the village of Falconer. Officers with the Ellicott Police Department were called to a crash that took place on East Main Street. Police learned 37-year-old Bethanie T. Clark, of Steamburg, had been driving when she struck a ...

Positions Remain Vacant As Clymer Plans For Future

CLYMER — Clymer Superintendent Ed Bailey announced at a board of education meeting Monday he was considering creating a community involved financial focus group. The group would be open to the public and invite various community leaders to be involved. “(The group) will be getting ...

Landlord Disappointed No Constable Decision Made By City Officials

For the third consecutive month, members of the public addressed the Jamestown City Council about the unfilled constable position. On Monday, Harold Whitford, Real Estate Investors Association of Jamestown president, said he was disappointed the council would not be voting on possibly ...

Cassadaga Valley Central School Building Capital Project On Schedule

GERRY — Students at Cassadaga Valley Middle/High School and Sinclairville Elementary School have a lot to look forward to when the new school year begins on Sept. 4. According to Charles Leichner, school superintendent, the district’s large capital improvement project is wrapping up over ...

City Man Sentenced On Federal Charges

BUFFALO — Matthew S. Jones, 32, of Jamestown, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, will serve 100 months in prison. Jones was sentenced in federal court by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. ...

Bemus Point Library Receives Donation From Village Casino

BEMUS POINT — The Bemus Point Library was recently presented with a $1,875 donation representing part of the proceeds from the recent Guinness Chicken Wing Record Event on Aug. 11-12 at the Village Casino. The goal of 40,000 wings sold in a 24-hour period was exceeded with community ...

Child Airlifted To Hospital After Falling Off Bicycle In City

A child was airlifted to a nearby hospital after reportedly falling off a bicycle Sunday afternoon in Jamestown. The incident occurred around 2:10 p.m. at the intersection of Baker Street and Hazeltine Avenue in Jamestown. The child, whose name and age wasn’t immediately known, was taken from ...

Randolph Presbyterian Church Announces Golando As New Pastor

RANDOLPH — The congregation of the United Presbyterian Church of Randolph announced the arrival of its new pastor, The Rev. Molly Golando, who began her pastoral leadership July 15. The Rev. Golando has been in the ministry for 23 years and seven out of those years she’s worked in ...

Buffalo Bishop Won’t Resign Over Handling Of Sex Abuse

BUFFALO (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Buffalo on Sunday rejected calls to resign over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against priests, saying: the “shepherd does not desert the flock” in difficult times. Bishop Richard Malone said he is appointing a task force of clergy, ...

Young Announces $372K In Funding For Buffalo University Mobile Dental Van

State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, recently secured $372,000 in funding in the 2018-19 state budget to support UB Dental School’s mobile dental van. An initiative aimed at serving rural communities in the Southern Tier lacking access to dental care, the mobile dental unit serves children ...

Sirius Dog School Pet Show Attracts A Crowd

Furry, fluffy and feathered friends were celebrated Saturday at the Sirius Dog School Pet Show at the Fredonia Farm Festival. For 41 years the local business has held the pet show and seen a variety of pets paraded around its ring. Saturday definitely went to the dogs with around 10 “good ...

Grace Lee Discusses Film, Asian-American Identity

CHAUTAUQUA — Grace Lee, independent producer, director and writer, visited Chautauqua Institution where she discussed her filmmaking style and its impact. “Thank you all for coming on this last day,” Lee said. “It’s a huge honor.” Lee was joined by Ann Hornaday, Washington ...

Like Father, Like Son

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 Karl Peterson Funds. When Karl Peterson founded the Crescent Tool Company in 1907, he had no idea the legacy he was creating for his ...

Child Rescued On Chautauqua Lake

A 9-year-old was rescued on Chautauqua Lake on Thursday by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Dept. Navigation Patrol after the child was unable to control a personal watercraft he was operating. The patrol boat found the youth in the middle of the lake near Long Point. The youth fell off the ...

City Pound A Temporary Stay For Local Lost Dogs

He considers it a retirement job following his career as a cop. But being animal control officer has Steve Purol on call and working 24/7. Purol serves as a contracted dog catcher for the city of Dunkirk and surrounding towns that include Dunkirk and Sheridan. Purol says he takes a lot of ...

Humanitarian Law Dialogs Open Sunday

The Robert H. Jackson Center will open the International Humanitarian Law Dialogs with a program featuring the presentation of the Joshua Heintz Award for Humanitarian Achievement and a Conversation with Zainab Hawa Bangura, former United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative on ...

Fredonia Teachers Send Letter Of Concern

A letter from the Fredonia Teachers Association expressing concern about a wide variety of issues, including curriculum and communication in the district, was sent Aug. 8 by FTA President Roger Pacos to Superintendent Jeff Sortisio and the Board of Education. The letter — made public at the ...