Local News

Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Scams In Wake Of Vegas Tragedy

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace issued a warning Tuesday regarding potential scams in the wake of Sunday's deadly shootings in Las Vegas. Gerace warned computer users to be watchful for "various malicious cyber activity targeting both victims and potential donors." The sheriff said ...

County Executive Candidates Debate Top Issues Facing Chautauqua County

Some of Chautauqua County’s biggest problem areas took center stage at a debate between two candidates for the county’s top political position. George Borrello and Michael Ferguson — the respective Republican and Democratic county executive candidates — engaged in a friendly debate ...

Randolph Man Charged After Being Pinned In Rollover Crash

ELLERY — A Randolph man was charged following a rollover crash late Saturday in the town of Ellery. Heath E. Zawatski, 30, of Parker Hill Road, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, failure to comply, moving from lane unsafely and failure to keep right. Firefighters ...

Rabb Discusses Religion, US Constitution In Sunday Service

Though it is often quoted, cited and interpreted in a variety of contexts, the now 230-year-old U.S. Constitution in its original form places little emphasis on religion in regard to the nation’s political system. This is the notion asserted by Greg Rabb at Sunday’s meeting of the ...

Drug Addiction Forum Scheduled

A community education forum on the many causes and devastating consequences of addiction has been scheduled. On Thursday, Dr. Lillian Ney, Health Care Action Team chairwoman, discussed the second community education forum HCAT has hosted, which will be called “Our Community Stands ...

Key Leadership

Falconer Central School recently sent students to the Dominican Republic to help install water pipelines within communities that did not even have running water. Members of the Falconer Key Club raised money for 18 months before they boarded a plane and landed in Santa Domingo, the capital ...

Snake Dance Once Again Makes Its Way Through Westfield

WESTFIELD — Residents of Westfield who witnessed a 100-foot snake weaving its way through the downtown area, called out family members, snapped pictures and asked one another “What’s going on?” The snake was actually comprised of dozens of high school students from Brocton High ...

BPU Denied Gas Pipeline Purchase

The New York State Public Service Commission has denied the sale of a gas pipeline from EmKey Transportation to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities. On Monday, BPU officials discussed the PSC’s ruling, which happened Sept. 14. David Leathers, BPU general manager, said BPU staff is ...

Dunkirk Mayor Makes Contact With Mother In Puerto Rico

DUNKIRK — Sometimes countless prayers, a little bit of luck and the kindness of others can make miracles happen. For Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas and his brothers, that’s what a phone call from their mother, Rosalia, felt like Friday morning. “Our friends in Buffalo saw the story in the ...

A Dance To Remember

Two Southwestern High School freshman girls are preparing to have the time of their lives tonight when they attend the school’s homecoming dance with their dates. Abby Adam and Sami Henry, best friends who both have Down syndrome, will participate in their first homecoming dance as guests ...

Spaghetti Dinner To Raise Money For Leukemia, Child Illness

A spaghetti dinner will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in the St. James Church Hall, 27 Allen St., Jamestown, to raise money for the Children’s Love Fund and the Michelle K. Reynolds Leukemia Fund. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Music will be provided by Happy Days, and ...

Man Flown To Hospital After Being Pinned In Rollover Crash

ELLERY — A man was flown to a local hospital after he was pinned under his vehicle following a rollover crash late Saturday. Fluvanna firefighters and emergency medical services were summoned shortly before 10 p.m. to Pancake Hill Road, just off Dutch Hollow Road in the town of Ellery for ...

Wegmans, United Way Team Up To Support Local Groups

Wegmans and the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County have joined forces yet again to raise money for local organizations around the southern tier. “Every year we do an employee ‘asking campaign,’” said Hayden Grack, Wegmans Service Team Leader. This campaign is fueled by ...

BPU Proposing To Eliminate Three Energy Efficiency Programs

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities is proposing to eliminate half of their energy efficiency programs. Dan Reynolds, BPU energy-efficiency coordinator, recently presented a report of the the BPU energy efficiency program results. The report included information between July 1, 2016, and ...

Meals On Wheels Accepts New Delivery Van

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville 76ers is the meals on wheels program for the Cassadaga Valley area. Hot meals are delivered three days a week, on three different routes to 100-plus people each time. For those who are able, the same meal is served in the Sinclairville Firehall Dining room ...

Going Once, Going Twice

Jamestown City Council has approved the sale of Sheldon House. During their voting session meeting Monday, the council approved the sale of the Sheldon House from Jamestown Community College to Edward Signorile for $240,000. As one of three community sponsors of JCC, the council needed to ...

Prendergast Library Anticipating No Funding From City Government

The James Prendergast Library Association has prepared two preliminary 2018 budgets. One includes $100,000 from the city of Jamestown and one doesn’t include any funding. On Thursday, the James Prendergast Library Association Board of Trustees passed a motion to send both versions of ...

Reed Included In Tax Reform Framework Efforts

The Trump Administration, along with the House Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance, recently released a “unified framework” for tax reform. According to the White House, the framework will bring the tax code into the 21st century, will focus on middle-class ...

Lakewood Man Injured In Accidental Shooting

A Lakewood man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after he accidentally shot himself while cleaning a handgun late Wednesday. Members of the Lakewood Fire Department responded to a residence on Lakeview Avenue, between Summit Street and the railroad tracks, around 7:15 p.m. According ...

Community Support

DUNKIRK — Since Friday, the city of Dunkirk has brought in donations for victims of Hurricane Maria, including both money and water, and has worked out logistics with the city of Buffalo to get donations to Puerto Rico. Dunkirk Festivals and Special Events Coordinator Hector Rosas said ...