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Harmony Harvest Festival Is This Weekend

BLOCKVILLE — The Harmony Historical Society is prepared to host its annual Harvest Festival on the society grounds in Blockville this weekend. The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1943 Open Meadows Road. Featured at this year’s festival will be ...

Market To Table Dinner Features Local Foods

With twinkling lights, soft jazz and local foods, the Jamestown Public Market hosted a harvest-themed feast like none other. Long tables lined the Winter Garden Plaza, adorned with flowers, candles and plates of cheese, fruit, entrees and salads chock full of local goods. Christina Breen, ...

Reception Area Remains Closed At JPD

The reception area of the Jamestown Police Department remains closed to the public after flooding damaged files, computers and radios overnight Thursday. Access to the department, located at 201 E. Second St., will remain limited until further notice. The problem began Wednesday evening after ...

Salvation Army Prepares For Bundle Them Up Campaign

The Salvation Army in Jamestown is gearing up for its annual Bundle Them Up Campaign. The campaign helps low-income infant through school aged children with new or gently used jackets and other winter items. The campaign relies heavily on the public for donations. Area schools who have ...

Fenton Dig Focuses On Foundations

Trying to discover where a building once stood when that structure hasn’t been upright for almost 100 years isn’t easy. Discovering where the former carriage house and a section of the west side of the Fenton Mansion once stood is what Dr. Thomas Greer, Walnut Grove archaeology project ...

Forklift Operators Transported To Hospital After Colliding

Emergency responders were summoned to the Regal Service Jackson Avenue Warehouse on Thursday afternoon for an accident between two forklift operators. Crews from Celoron, Lakewood and Alstar Ambulance responded to the scene inside the warehouse, located at 101 Jackson Ave., just after 2 p.m. A ...

Bemus Point Man Charged In Federal Court

A Bemus Point man caught last month with at least 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. Gary Hannold, 42, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroede and later detailed on charges of possession and ...

Longtime Member Of Fire Service Named County EMS Director

MAYVILLE — A longtime member of the local fire service has been named director of the Chautauqua County Emergency Services Office. County Executive Vince Horrigan announced Friday in Mayville that John Griffith, a Falconer native, will serve as the next director following Julius Leone's ...

Blast From The Past

History was cracked open Monday night at Cassadaga Valley Central School. A time capsule buried in 1939 was opened at the tail end of a regular meeting of the school board. The slightly damaged capsule was dug up because of renovations that are being made to the school building. Some of the ...

Ryan Buzzetto, Steel Rails To Perform In ‘BRRH’ Season Premiere

Trinity Guitars will continue its annual tradition of recording monthly performances at its 800 W. Third St. location for local radio broadcast. The WRFA-LP 107.9 FM-affiliated program known as “Back Room Radio Hour” will premiere its fourth season today with live performances by local ...

Primary Races In Towns See Low Turnout

As expected, voter turnout was low in primary races held in rural areas Tuesday. Besides nine races in the city of Dunkirk, four towns saw primaries among candidates who were vying to secure positions on the Republican line. In the town of Harmony, 57 residents came out to vote for one of ...

Cuomo Signs Young’s Election Inspector Bill

Legislation proposed by state Sen. Cathy Young to allow the practice of split shifts for election inspectors was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday. As it stands now, election inspectors must commit to working a full shift on Election Day. During most elections, polls are open ...

Apthorpe Takes Oath, Hears Public Comments

Superintendent Bret Apthorpe took his oath at Tuesday’s Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Witnessing Apthorpe’s words were a crowd of parents concerned about college-level courses at the Jamestown High School. A number of parents stood to address him and the board of ...

Ripley Library Players Return To Enact Murder Mystery

RIPLEY, Pa. — Murder mystery fans are invited to catch a ride, and maybe a killer, on the Petulant Express as the Ripley Library Players return to the stage after a three-year hiatus. The curtain goes up at 6 p.m. Saturday as Ripley Library presents “Murder on the Petulant Express,” an ...

Jamestown Man Arrested After Lengthy Police Chase

A Jamestown man faces several charges after leading police on a chase that touched Jamestown, Busti, Lakewood and Ellicott before ending up back in Jamestown. At 9:13 p.m. Monday, Jamestown police officers saw a pickup allegedly fail to stop at the stop sign at Prather and Barrett avenues. ...

Lakewood Board Approves Special Use Permit For Restaurant Project

LAKEWOOD — Plans to open a new, family-friendly establishment in the heart of historic Lakewood took a big step forward during Monday’s meeting of the village Board of Trustees. During the meeting, the board approved a special use permit that would allow the new owners of the former ...

Jury Selection Begins In Alleged Dunkirk Kidnapping Case

MAYVILLE — Jury selection is underway in an alleged kidnapping case dating back to last year. Jurors began to be called into the courtroom Tuesday morning for the case involving 38-year-old Samuel Saeli. The Dunkirk man was charged following an August 2016 incident in which he allegedly ...

Protect And Serve: New York State Police Celebrate 100 Years

In April of 1917, the New York State Police was established. On Sunday, 100 years later, the Jamestown State Police barracks celebrated that milestone with an open house. On display were various police vehicles that included a snowmobile, a boat, multiple vehicles and even a helicopter. ...

Westfield Uses Fund Balance To Move Projects Forward

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Village Board has decided to move forward on two projects members have been mulling for a while. The first will drastically improve the parking lot behind the Main Street business section between Portage and Market streets. Assistant Department of Public Works ...