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Suspected Burglar Nabbed In Fredonia

A suspected burglar was taken into custody Friday after allegedly breaking into a Pomfret home earlier this week. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, James C. Hanson, 32, was apprehended by Fredonia police shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on an arrest warrant for second-degree ...

World War II Veterans To Speak At Public Event Saturday

Back by popular demand, a group of area World War II veterans will appear publicly to discuss their individual and shared experiences during the great global conflict. Six veterans will tell their stories at Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre at 2 p.m. Saturday in an event ...

Efforts Unsuccessful To Retrieve Submerged Harvester

LAKEWOOD — Local efforts to retrieve a capsized lake vegetation harvester continue to be unsuccessful as lake officials turn to a new plan. The Chautauqua Lake Association's vessel has been under water near the Lakewood shoreline since Tuesday when the operator reportedly encountered rough ...

Brooks Down To Two Locations For Site Of New Hospital

DUNKIRK — The Brooks Memorial Hospital Board of Directors is in the final stages of choosing a new location for the Dunkirk-based hospital and recently received more good news for the project. Kaleida Health, Brooks’ affiliate, reported Wednesday that the board and its consultants have ...

Wild America: Bringing Nature Home

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories in advance of the Wild America Nature Festival to be held July 29-30 at Panama Rocks. What if you could plant flowers, trees and shrubs that made your yard the envy of the neighborhood and created an ecosystem that helped protect ...

Firefighters Called To Dunkirk Train Fire

Volunteer firefighters responded to a report of a train fire on the CSX railroad tracks between Harrington Road and Chadwick Drive in the town of Dunkirk around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The fire was quickly put out. No injuries were reported. The East Dunkirk and Sheridan Fire departments responded ...

Lakewood Tour To Benefit Royal Family Kids’ Camp

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood residents with a green thumb will be showing off their gardens Saturday to assist in giving local children a summer camp experience. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the second annual Greater Jamestown AM Rotary’s Lakewood Garden Tour will be held to benefit the Royal Family ...

Benefit To Be Held At Falconer Fire Department

Wendy Wickstrom DelValle has long given service to the village of Falconer and its fire department. But now, in her time of need, the Falconer community is ready to give back. Last year, DelValle was diagnosed with brain cancer and is now undergoing treatment. To help with the cost of medical ...

Legislators Commit Funds For New Stormwater Study

MAYVILLE — A study is underway in the Lakewood-Busti area to better address stormwater management around Chautauqua Lake. Now, a similar endeavor is gaining traction in the Mayville-Chautauqua area with the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance’s assistance. On Wednesday, ...

No One Injured After Harvester Capsizes Tuesday

Douglas Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association executive director, reported that at 1 p.m. Tuesday, a lake vegetation harvester encountered rough water and capsized off the Lakewood shoreline while being towed back to the Chautauqua Lake Association headquarters for service. Just before it ...

China, US Economic Dominance Discussed In Lecture

CHAUTAUQUA — China and the U.S. have switched places on the world stage when it comes the to economy, with China leading the charge into many areas where the U.S. is lagging. Scott Kennedy gave Chautauqua Institution a look into what has changed and where China and the U.S. succeed and ...

Pine Valley To Increase Price Of School Meals

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Central School District has decided to increase meal costs by 20 cents across the board. This comes after a stipulation was included in the most recent budget saying that the cafeteria fund was no longer going to be receiving money from the general fund, ...

Three Children Injured Sunday After Vehicle Leaves Road

Three children were seriously injured Sunday after a vehicle veered off a road in the town of Freedom and struck a parked car and multiple pedestrians. The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m., when Richard J. Neamon Jr., 18, of Freedom, reportedly left Route 98 and collided into a Dodge ...

No Injuries In Blaze That Destroys Westfield Barn

WESTFIELD — A fire in the town of Westfield on Monday led to the total loss of a barn, and very minor damage to a single-family residence — but, fortunately, no injuries. At about 6 p.m., Westfield Fire Department was notified of a barn fire at 8532 Hardscrabble Road, where they arrived ...

Paul Zittle To Perform As Part Of Cherry Creek Concert Series

CHERRY CREEK — Paul Zittle will be performing Thursday evening as part of the 2017 Cherry Creek Summer Gazebo Concert Series. For this concert only, the venue has been moved to The Cherry Glen Pavilion located at 7175 North Road in Cherry Creek. The event is being billed as a “Barnless Barn ...

Committee Approves Funds For Airports, Supports Sales Tax Extension

MAYVILLE — Two projects at Chautauqua County’s airports are obtaining federal funding. During a Monday meeting, Public Facilities Committee members approved to accept funding from the Federal Aviation Administration and the state for projects at the Jamestown and Dunkirk airports. ...

City Woman Violates Leandra’s Law

A Jamestown woman was charged with violating Leandra’s Law after allegedly driving intoxicated with a 6-year-old passenger. According to Jamestown police, Vanessa M. Maldonado, 31, was pulled over Monday at 4:30 a.m. in front of 540 Lakeview Ave. for a loud muffler. Investigation ...

Traffic Stop Leads To Narcotics Bust

A Jamestown man is facing multiple charges after police reportedly found him with narcotics Saturday during a traffic stop in the city. At 3:11 a.m., police pulled over 23-year-old Daniel R. McKay for having a loud exhaust in the area of West Third and Cherry streets. During the ...

Stolen Gun Recovered By Jamestown Police

A gun reported stolen from Monroe County in 2015 was seized by Jamestown police at 6:26 p.m. Sunday at South Main Street and Newland Avenue. Jamestown police responded to a report of a man with a gun in the area and found Giovanny Torres, 24, who fit the suspect’s description and direction ...

Horrigan Intends To Sign Law To Establish Energy Loan Program

MAYVILLE —The framework to an energy loan program will be established in Chautauqua County. In moving the county to a Clean Energy Community designation, County Executive Vince Horrigan said during a Monday public hearing that he intends to sign a law to allow state financing for energy ...