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United Way Campaign Highlights: JHS Basketball

United Way of Southern Chautauqua County will be celebrating the end of the 2017 Campaign today. The celebration will recognize individuals and organizations for their generous support toward this year’s campaign. Today’s spotlight includes proceeds from the 2017 Jamestown High School ...

Panama Preps For New Year, Will Look Into Joining Amnesty Coalition

PANAMA — Plans for the future of Panama Central School were discussed during Monday’s board of education meeting. Superintendent Bert Lictus said there would be “a lot of conversations” going forward about the shared services between Clymer and Panama school districts. Lictus is ...

Overheated Chimney Pipe Cause Of Gerry House Fire

Chautauqua County fire investigators said an overheated chimney stove pipe caused a fire that damaged a home on Gerry-Ellington Road in the town of Gerry Monday night. Firefighters were summoned around 9:30 to 2642 Gerry-Ellington Road for a structure fire. The home, owned by Jonathan ...

Dispatcher Who Helped Save Woman Receives State Recognition

MAYVILLE — A senior dispatcher with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office who helped track a woman last year who threatened self-harm on social media has been recognized by his statewide counterparts. Steven McAninch was recently selected as the "Emergency Communicator of the Year" by the ...

United Way Campaign Highlights Cummins

United Way of Southern Chautauqua County will be celebrating the end of the 2017 Campaign on Tuesday, January 23. The celebration will recognize individuals and organizations for their generous support toward this year’s campaign. Today’s spotlight includes Cummins Jamestown Engine ...

Prendergast Library Board Approves Post Art Auction Offer

The Jamestown Prendergast Library Board of Trustees has accepted a post art auction offer on one of the six paintings that didn’t sell in November. On Thursday, the board approved the bid of $24,000 for Jehan-Georges Vibert’s “Le Nouveau Commis.” The painting was estimated to sell for ...

Proposed Route 20/60 Roundabout In Fredonia Moves Forward

FREDONIA — After rescinding its approvals last year, the state Department of Transportation says the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Route 20 and 60 is still moving forward. In late August, the DOT rescinded all approvals for the project after a lawsuit was filed by McDonald’s ...

Committee Sends Sewer District Hike To Legislature

MAYVILLE — Proposed user fee hikes for residents serviced by the Portland-Pomfret-Dunkirk Sewer District will go before the full County Legislature at its Jan. 24 meeting. This week, the county’s Public Facilities and Audit and Control Committees sent a request by the PPDSD Board to ...

Extending A Legacy

RANDOLPH — The family of the late Jack Berger has donated his photojournalism work to the Randolph Historical Society. Berger’s press clippings filling 24 albums will soon be on permanent display at the historical society for public viewing and educational research. Dated from 1952 to ...

United Way Campaign Highlights: Wegmans

United Way of Southern Chautauqua County will be celebrating the end of the 2017 Campaign on Tuesday. The celebration will recognize individuals and organizations for their generous support toward this year’s campaign. Today’s spotlight highlights Wegmans. Wegmans raised $71,959 through ...

Dunkirk Mayor Lauds Progress, Admits There’s More To Do

DUNKIRK — Dunkirk City Mayor Wilfred Rosas delivered a succinct, efficient and promising State of the City address Friday afternoon in front of a packed house of officials and members of the public. The overall theme of the mayor’s speech seemed to echo his style of leadership, which is all ...

City YMCA Establishes New Member Rates Based On Income

The Jamestown/Lakewood YMCA’s trustees and board of directors have created new membership rates based on income, replacing the Y’s current stringent, categorical-based membership fees. “The community spoke and our leadership team here at the Y listened,” said Mark G. Eckendorf, chief ...

Red Cross Assisting Four After Fire Destroys Building

The local chapter of the American Red Cross said it was assisting four people after a fire broke out Friday night in the city of Jamestown. The blaze at 24 Phillips St., at the intersection of Falconer Street, occurred around 9:15 p.m. City fire officials said flames were found coming from ...

Fredonia Village Trustees Discuss Improvements To Communications

FREDONIA — Communication is key in times of emergency, and village officials in Fredonia are exploring ways to better relay information to its residents. Board members and Fredonia Fire Chief Ryan Walker discussed two programs which send text alerts to cell phones and messages to a ...

Benefit For Kendall Eddy To Be Held Sunday

CELORON — For the third consecutive weekend, community members are rallying in support of their own. A benefit for 4-year-old Kendall Eddy, a Jamestown girl who was born with a diaphragmatic hernia, will be held Sunday at the Celoron Legion from 1-5 p.m. As a result of Kendall’s birth ...

United Way Campaign Highlights: Bush Industries

United Way of Southern Chautauqua County will be celebrating the end of the 2017 Campaign on Tuesday, January 23. The celebration will recognize individuals and organizations for their generous support toward this year’s campaign. Today’s spotlight includes Bush Industries. Employees at ...

Mayville Man Receives State Prison Sentence

WARSAW — A Mayville man learned his fate this week after killing a Wyoming County resident while driving under the influence last year. Joshua D. Huntress, 29, was sentenced in Wyoming County Court to 7 1/2 to 15 years in state prison for aggravated vehicular homicide, a class B nonviolent ...

Jamestown Strategic Planning Commission Officially Names Co-Chair

The city of Jamestown Strategic Planning and Partnerships Commission officially has private and public co-chairs. On Thursday, the group of volunteers who meet at least once a month to study and discuss various methods of improving life in the community were able to officials approve Kathleen ...

Prendergast Family Paintings Again Hanging On Library Walls

Once again, visitors to the James Prendergast Library will be able to see oil paintings hanging on the walls of the Fireplace Room. Following the library board of trustees meeting Thursday, Tina Scott, library executive director, said visitors to the library during Doors Open Jamestown will ...