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Lions Club Assemble Thanksgiving Baskets For Visually Impaired

The Jamestown Lions Club members gathered to assemble Thanksgiving fruit baskets to their visually impaired friends. A total of 30 baskets were made and delivered by the membership. Pictured are Angelo Cimo on the assembly, and members Don Nelson, Cathy Cimo, Laurie Marucci, Diane Nelson and ...

Police Union May Hold Up Dunkirk SRO Position

DUNKIRK — Parents, as well as school and city officials, agree a school resource officer would be beneficial for the Dunkirk City School District. However, some fine print is the cause of a holdup for a proposed solution. At Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Stacy ...

Library Board To Discuss Poor Outcome Of Most Recent Art Auction

The third auction held to sell nine pieces from the James Prendergast Library art collection didn’t go as planned for library officials. On Tuesday, only three of nine paintings were sold during the auction of European artist from the Prendergast art collection. The paintings that sold ...

Quarter-Century Support

RANDOLPH — For 25 consecutive years, area churches and the Randolph Community Cupboard have been sponsoring a community Thanksgiving dinner. This year’s dinner will be held at the Randolph Fire Hall on Thursday from noon-1 p.m. Over the last few weeks, community members of all ages ...

Sheriff Praises Men Who Saved Man From Burning Chautauqua Home Sunday

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace praised the efforts of two men credited with saving a man from a fire Sunday in the town of Chautauqua. In particular, the sheriff said Shaun DiMino and Austin Clark likely saved the life of the man found in the kitchen of his burning home on Morris Road. ...

Westfield Kicks Off Annual Holiday Season In Victorian Style

WESTFIELD — Carolers and families welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus to Moore Park as they cruised in on a village of Westfield Electric Department truck Friday evening. The jovial duo exclaimed, “Merry Christmas” as they dismounted to street level and walked through the crowd of little ...

MAST Wants Manufacturer On Board Of City BPU

The head of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier has requested the next Jamestown Board of Public Utilities member be a manufacturer. On Monday, Todd Tranum, Manufactures Association of the Southern Tier executive director, spoke to the Jamestown City Council about the ...

Jamestown BPU Passes Budgets; Approves Water Rate Increase

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities passed three division budgets, with one that includes a rate increase. The board approved their electric, water and wastewater budgets, with the water spending plan including a rate increase of 2.5 percent for customers. David Leathers, BPU general ...

Election Results Remain Unchanged Following Addition Of Absentee Ballot

MAYVILLE — Very little has changed in recent local election results, despite a number of affidavit and absentee ballots being counted. The unofficial results are in after the Chautauqua County Board of Elections opened, counted, stacked and re-stacked the various ballots on Monday. The ...

Court Rules In Favor Of Defendant In Welfare Fraud Case

A New Jersey woman who obtained Section 8 housing benefits for housing in Salamanca has had her fourth-degree welfare fraud conviction overturned on appeal by the Fourth Department Appellate Division in Rochester because the state Penal Law dealing with fourth-degree welfare fraud is poorly ...

Sherman Man Jailed On Drug Charges

SHERMAN — A Sherman man faces charges after a recent drug bust by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT team that came after a three-month investigation. According to a police report, task force agents and the SWAT team entered 170 ...

JRC Winter Games Christmas Parade Applications Available

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s Winter Games 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 ...

17th Annual Amy’s Run 5K Run, Walk Set For Saturday

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood YMCA and its surrounding communities are once again “remembering a friend” in the final weekend of November. On Saturday, the 17th annual Amy’s Run 5K run and walk will take place throughout the village of Lakewood — beginning at 11 a.m. — as part of the ...

Laurel, Parents Create Lasting Legacy

Editor’s note: Laurel Hotelling died on Monday, Nov. 13 but her life, legacy and spirit will live on forever. A memorial service was held Friday morning at the First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek with Pastor Thomas Burian officiating. ı ı ı In April 2015, The ...

Crisp Kringle

FALCONER – Candy soared through the air and into children’s hands during the Santa Parade on Saturday in the village of Falconer. The village, in association with the Falconer Fire Department and the Falconer Rotary Club, held its annual Santa Parade. This year, Santa was available for ...

Name Of Randolph Veteran Added To Wall Of Honor During Buffalo Ceremony

BUFFALO — The name of Harry Uhl was added to the Wall of Honor at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park on Veterans Day. “To honor Dad’s service to our country, we (his four children, spouses and families) decided to have his name engraved on the Wall of Honor,” said ...

Survivors Of Suicide Event Takes Place Alongside Awareness Campaign

From dark, cold solitude to bright, warm solidarity. Survivors of suicide or people affected by suicide united together Saturday as part of International Survivors of Suicide Day. At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, registered participants gathered to share stories and seek out comfort with ...

Missing Infants Found Safe With Parents

Two infants reportedly taken by their parents from Salamanca prompted a statewide alert Saturday morning. Two “Missing Child” alerts, issued at the behest of the City of Salamanca Police Department, were released around 10 a.m. Police were looking for Keshauna Boggs and Selena Ventura, ...

Region Under Winter Weather Advisory

The Southern Tier can expect its next blast of winter weather Sunday, the National Weather Service is reporting. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties, with lake effect snow beginning at 4 a.m. The advisory lasts through 1 p.m., the ...

In Good Hands

Mia, a neglected female toy poodle found following a structure fire Thursday at a residence in Jamestown, has been treated and cleaned, the Jamestown Police Department said in a press release. Mia was found by firefighters battling a blaze at 12 Mt. Vernon Place, and appeared to be severely ...