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STW To Present ‘Fast Times At Falconer High’ Saturday

FALCONER — Southern Tier Wrestling is taking its fans back to school with its 2018 premiere this weekend. On Saturday, the locally owned wrestling company will present “Fast Times at Falconer High,” featuring the return of several familiar faces and a former WWE superstar to its ring at ...

Uber Picking Up Steam

DUNKIRK — It’s been a little more than seven months since Gov. Cuomo signed legislation to allow the use of ride-booking apps like Uber and Lyft in upstate New York and according to three polls conducted on Twitter and Facebook, area residents may not be using the app as much as their more ...

Becoming Extraordinary: A Mentor’s Impact

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the foundation is highlighting 40 stories that are indicative of the impact foundation-funded programs and initiatives have had on the community. As a sophomore at ...

Snow Melt Damages Organ At Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — One of the largest outdoor pipe organs in the world reportedly has been damaged by snow melt, the Associated Press reported Saturday. A routine inspection of the 111-year-old Massey Memorial Organ at Chautauqua Institution revealed that water penetrated a protective cover and ...

Jamestown City Councilmen Continue To Debate Mayoral Appointments

For the second time in as many weeks, two Jamestown City Councilmen debated mayoral appointments. At a meeting last week, Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, said bylaw changes made in December for the Jamestown Local Development Corporation gives more appointment authority to the mayor of ...

Hurricane Victim Enrollment Levels Off In Dunkirk

DUNKIRK — Some of the families fleeing the aftermath of September hurricanes have made their way from Puerto Rico to Dunkirk, but the numbers of students enrolling in school have evened off recently, according to a Dunkirk City School District official. Hurricane Maria rocked the island ...

Work Of Art

LAKEWOOD — A new art gallery opened its doors to the public for the first time last weekend, and was paid a visit by several elected officials to commemorate the occasion. Chautauqua Art Gallery, located 104 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood, held an opening reception and ribbon cutting Saturday, ...

Snow Melt Damages 1907 Organ At Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — One of the largest outdoor pipe organs in the world reportedly has been damaged by snow melt, the Associated Press reported Saturday. A routine inspection of the 111-year-old Massey Memorial Organ at Chautauqua Institution revealed that water penetrated a protective cover and ...

Library Paintings Sell Higher Than Estimated

After a subpar auction in November, almost all of the Prendergast Library oil paintings up for auction were sold Thursday, with three of them selling for four times the estimated sale price. Sotheby’s hosted the fourth auction of Prendergast Library oil Paintings that resulted in 14 of 15 ...

Ex-Officer Arrested In Murder Of Warren Native

WARREN, Pa. — It took almost 21 years, but an arrest has been made in the Las Vegas murder of a Pittsfield native. Nadia Iverson, a 1995 graduate of Youngsville High School, was 20 years old when she was killed. Her body was found on May 8, 1997, in a public housing complex that was ...

Impaired Driving Crackdown Begins Today

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that state and local police will crack down statewide on impaired and reckless driving during this Super Bowl weekend. The STOP-DWI campaign will include underage drinking enforcement, along with increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints. “The Super ...

‘Take Your Child’ To Findley Lake Library Today

FINDLEY LAKE — If your parents took you to the library as a child, you probably remember a wooden card catalog that housed information on every book on the shelves, and “quiet, please” signs posted throughout the building. There were no computers, no DVD section, and you couldn’t do ...

Reed Says Spending, Not Tax Bill, Is Issue

The burden on New York state taxpayers in is not due to the GOP tax bill, but due to high government spending, according to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. Reed, R-Corning, said the latter in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a coalition looking to sue the federal government regarding the ...

NCC Acquires Archive Of Comedian Shelley Berman

The National Comedy Center announced Thursday it has acquired the archive of comedian Shelley Berman, who died in September 2017 at the age of 92. The donation was formally announced during a tribute attended by Larry David, Dr. Demento, Cheryl Hines, Laraine Newman, Howard Storm, David ...

Son Of Police Chief Among Graduates Of State Police Academy

Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings had a true proud-father-moment Wednesday. That's because his son, Sean, was one of 208 new graduates from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy in Albany. "He's worked extremely hard," Snellings said. "Seeing him walk across the stage, I ...

Interview With Haffa After ’16 Incident Heard In County Court

MAYVILLE — Jurors in the attempted murder case of a Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday heard a taped interview of Justin Haffa hours after a tussle with the deputy on Sept. 11, 2016. The interview at the Sheriff’s Office in Mayville was carried out by Randy Boland, ...

City Council Approves Repairs For JPD, Land For Arena

The Jamestown City Council has given the go-ahead to start emergency repairs to the Jamestown Police Department. On Monday, the council approved a resolution for $114,922 to hire Empire Development Inc. of Mayville to start Phase 1 general construction for repairs to the Jamestown Police ...

Huber Thanked For Time At Mental Health Association

It was a community-wide celebration recently when the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County honored Rick Huber on his recent retirement. “The MHA Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, and the staff wanted to hold this retirement recognition to honor and thank Rick for his many ...

Concerns Voiced Over Proposed Portland Wind Turbine Project

PORTLAND — A five-wind-turbine proposal was presented to the Portland Town Board on Monday afternoon with activists against the project voicing their concern. Those criticizing the project fear it will have similar impacts as the Arkwright wind project. However, this is the first-ever meeting ...

Sheriff’s Office: Windows Being Shot At Overnight

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating several incidents within the past two weeks of windows of vehicles and at residences being shot at with a BB gun or pellet gun. Most of the incidents are reportedly taking place overnight in the Portland, Brocton, Stockton and ...