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Time For Tea

Guests at the Hotel Lenhart partied like it was 1880 on Thursday afternoon. The last tea of the season saw the dining room filled with a proper Victorian tea, complete with scones, cucumber sandwiches and, of course, tea. John Lenhart Johnston, co-owner and general manager of the Hotel ...

Committee Sends Water District Changes To Public Hearing

MAYVILLE — Changes to the North Chautauqua County Water District, as proposed by engineers to bring more projects into phase one, will go to a public hearing next month. County legislators on the Audit and Control Committee authorized a hearing at the County Legislature’s September ...

Buffalo Woman Facing DWI Charges After Head-On Collision

A Buffalo woman with a history of driving while intoxicated is now facing a felony charge for allegedly driving drunk in Frewsburg and crashing into a vehicle. On Aug. 10, an investigation by the New York State Police and Carroll Police Department revealed that 26-year-old Megan Swan, in an ...

Stateline Speedway Cars To Cruise Into Jamestown

Classic car enthusiasts won’t be the only ones getting their motors running during this evening’s Jamestown Cruise-In. Stateline Speedway cars will also be revving up their engines through the streets of downtown Jamestown today during the Jamestown Cruise-In, which is scheduled to take ...

Briefly

FHS To Hold 5-Hour Course A five-hour pre-licensing driving course will be held at Frewsburg High School on Monday, Aug. 28 and Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $25. Preregister by calling the guidance office at 569-7026 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. When ...

Taking Action

MAYVILLE — Several counties across the state have filed lawsuits against major drug manufacturers for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic, and Chautauqua County may be the next one to join. On Wednesday, county legislators on the Human Services Committee authorized to allow the county ...

Slight Change Made To Macrophyte Strategy

MAYVILLE — A slight change to the Macrophyte Management Strategy will recognize the site of the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel as high in land use and high when it comes to utilization of the lake. Dave McCoy, county watershed coordinator, came before the Planning and Economic Development ...

Kallie’s Krusade To Hold Fifth Annual Fundraiser

Nearly two years after toddler Kallie Swan of Falconer lost her battle with leukemia, Kallie’s Krusade, a local non-profit, has raised thousands of dollars for children and families dealing with serious illness. On Sept. 4, Kallie’s Krusade will hold its fifth annual fundraiser at the ...

Route 60 Housing Redevelopment Project Begins In Dunkirk

The project to revitalize and redevelop some of the housing along the city of Dunkirk’s Route 60 entrance is a go. Southern Tier Environments for Living Executive Director Tom Whitney gave an update on the support service organization’s project. “I just want to say thank you to ...

Digital Discernment: Jamieson Talks ‘Fake News’

CHAUTAUQUA – News used to be “just the facts,” but these days, fake news and deception is a bigger issue. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, FactCheck.org co-founder, said it is important to know the difference between news, “fake news” and what she calls “viral deception.” These ...

Champion Acapella Groups To Perform Sunday

CHAUTAUQUA — Four champion groups will parade across the Chautauqua Amphitheater to perform popular songs from all eras in a classic, four-part acappella style. The show is planned for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. “We are very fortunate to have assembled such a diverse and accomplished pool ...

Cherry Creek Concert Series Ends Thursday

CHERRY CREEK — The 2017 Cherry Creek Summer Gazebo Concert Series will draw to a close Thursday evening with the music of Slim Griffin and the Country Gentlemen. Music begins at 6:30 and will conclude at 8:30 p.m. The concert venue will be the pavilion of the ballpark on Main Street in the ...

North County Water Project Moves Forward Without Fredonia

MAYVILLE — Phase one of the North Chautauqua County Water District could see some changes with the village of Fredonia’s unwillingness to go forward on an interconnect with the city of Dunkirk’s water system. County Attorney Steve Abdella came before Public Facilities Committee members ...

East Otto Man Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter Charges

An East Otto man involved in a fatal car crash in January that killed his mother has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges. According to Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County district attorney, 30-year-old Andrew J. Armbruster is maintaining his innocence against charges of ...

Sale Of County Building Under Discussion

MAYVILLE — County officials continue to discuss the possibility of privatizing the South County Office Building. County legislators went into executive session during Monday’s Public Facilities Committee meeting to discuss the potential sale or lease of property. Officials came out of ...

Lakewood Officials Defend Claims Of Political Pressure In Fence Dispute

LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood couple in dispute with their neighbors regarding a fence bordering their backyard have brought their grievances back before the village’s Board of Trustees. Michael and Judy Looker attended Monday’s board meeting at the Anthony C. Caprino Municipal Building to ...

Westfield Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Community Swimming Pool

WESTFIELD — Fifty years ago, the pool that sits within Welch Field Park was obtained by the village of Westfield. Last week, Diane Scarpine, the very first person to jump in the pool 50 years ago, was accompanied by her granddaughter Arielle Corbett. Corbett, the granddaughter of Scarpine, ...

Chautauqua Man Caught With Drugs, Shotgun

A local man was charged Monday after police reportedly found a slew of narcotics inside a home in Chautauqua. At 11:30 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended 60-year-old Dana L. Erhard and charged him with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, ...

Hand-Cycle Training Camp Draws Many To Findley Lake

FINDLEY LAKE — Four years after Corry, Pa., resident Ken Bastine started a hand-cycle training camp based at the Holiday Inn Express in Findley Lake, the event is bigger than ever. Participants came from as far as Arizona and Florida. Two contingents of eight cyclists each came from Quebec ...

Need For Foster Parents Urgent

MAYVILLE — There’s an urgent need for foster parents in Chautauqua County, and an upcoming open house will educate those who are interested. The county Health and Human Services Department reports that over 100 infants, children and teenagers are currently waiting for foster care ...