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Enrollment Down For Warren County School District

Local News

WARREN, Pa. — The official enrollment figures for Warren County School District are out, and down. After a drop of 28 students last year, the district enrollment is down 89 this year — two percent of the student body. While total enrollment is down, numbers are up in the eastern and ...

Second Bomb Threat Closes Thompson Hall

Local News

For the second time in nine days, a bomb threat cleared Thompson Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia Thursday. Following a search by police, the threat was deemed unfounded. An evacuation commenced just after 7 p.m. as police arrived for a reported bomb threat. A ...

Pair Charged After Chase In Dunkirk

Community

DUNKIRK — Two north county residents are facing a host of charges following a chase late Wednesday in Dunkirk, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reported. Sheriff’s deputies responded around 11 p.m. to the town of Dunkirk for an “incident on Arrowhead Drive.” During an ...

Fredonia Mayor Says Village Is Still Losing Water

Local News

The leaks in Fredonia continued Friday, but a source to the issue is unknown as the village continues to lose water. The village will resume its efforts this morning to try and locate the source of the problem, according to Mayor Athanasia Landis. Two leaks were found Friday morning and ...

BPU Warns Of New Scams Targeting Businesses

Local News

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities warned the public Thursday of two new scams targeting local businesses and customers. The BPU said someone has been showing up at various businesses demanding cash to avoid utilities being shut off. The BPU said in a statement that customer service ...

No One Injured After Truck Overturns, Strikes Vehicles

Local News

POLAND — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a four-vehicle crash on Route 394 in the town of Poland on Friday. Nicholas G. Hettenbaugh, 21, of Kennedy was charged with failure to stop at sign, operating out of class and inadequate brakes. Hettenbaugh was operating a ...

Infinity Poetry Slam Welcomes Odd?Rod Nov. 2

Community

Pulse Poetry Slam and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will host a spoken word artist at the next Pulse Poetry Open Mic on Thursday, Nov. 2. Born to a drug-addicted mother and an absent father, Roderick Borisade said he struggled in life during his pre-teen years. After losing his older ...

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Rankin To Hold Read-And-Sign Event At Prendergast

Community

Local author and man-about-town, Tom Rankin, will read from his new book, “Finding Wallace.” The Prendergast Library will host this local author reading and book signing on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 7-8 p.m. “Finding Wallace” tells the story of how Tom and Elisabeth Rankin came to adopt ...

Randolph Church To Celebrate Anniversary Of Reformation

Community

RANDOLPH — The United Presbyterian Church of Randolph is hosting a special service on Sunday at 3 p.m. to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The event is sponsored by the Presbytery of Western New York’s Southeast Cluster of churches which ...

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RTPI To Host Adelgid Training

Community

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid citizen scientist training from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. The hemlock woolly adelgid is an aphid-like insect, originating from Asia which feeds off of the food storage cells below the needles of an Eastern Hemlock tree and hides ...

Falconer Fruit Sale

Fruit Sale Orders Due

Community

The Falconer After-Prom is having its annual fruit sale. All juniors and seniors are selling fruit, with proceeds helping pay for the after-prom party. Pictured, from left, are Olivia Adams and Ashley Pierce. Anyone who wants to order fruit can contact Rosie Digirolamo at 665- 6624. Orders are ...

Kennedy Library To Host Halloween Spectacular

Community

Checkers will make a return engagement at the Kennedy Free Library on Monday starting at 5 p.m. The Halloween Spectacular will be a family friendly show welcoming all ages. There will be lots of fun entertainment with stunts, magic and comedy. The show will have a message about Halloween ...

Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Community

¯ BROCTON — Brocton will host trick-or-treating from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be activities at the fire hall from 6-7:30 p.m. There is no parade this year. ¯ CASSADAGA — Trick-or-treating hours in Cassadaga will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday followed by a parade at the fire hall. ¯ CELORON — ...

Jamestown Police Releases Safety Tips For Halloween

Community

The Jamestown Police Department is encouraging parents and children to celebrate Halloween by attending the annual Halloween Fun Fest to be held at the former Allen Park Ice Skating Rink on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. There is no charge to attend the event. For those parents and youngsters that ...

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Dementia Care Conference Nov. 3 BROCTON — Family members who provide care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia are invited to attend a free Dementia Care Conference in Chautauqua County in November. The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF”S OFFICE ¯ HARMONY — Ricky Allen Fuller, 31, of Ashville was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Fuller was charged following an investigation by Chautauqua County Child Protective Services NYS POLICE ¯ LAKEWOOD — Rodney Sager, ...

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City Woman Charged In Thursday Robbery

Police Reports

A Jamestown woman was jailed after reportedly robbing a male of cash at gun point Thursday, the Jamestown Police Department reported. Police responded to the area of Prendergast Avenue around 6 p.m. for a reported armed robbery. Officers were advised that a man had been robbed of cash and ...

Truck Overturns In Four-Car Crash In Poland

Police Reports

POLAND — Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to a four-vehicle crash on Route 394 in the town of Poland on Friday. Nicholas G. Hettenbaugh, 21, of Kennedy was charged with failure to stop at sign, operating out of class and inadequate brakes. Hettenbaugh was operating a farm ...

Chautauqua County legislators unanimously approved the 2018 budget on Wednesday night, which included a 4 cent tax decrease. 
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Legislature Adopts 2018 Budget

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MAYVILLE — The 2018 Chautauqua County budget was approved by the legislature in fairly short order on Wednesday night. The budget, including suggested changes from legislative committees, reflects a property tax levy of $61,024,350 and a tax rate of $8.44 per $1,000 of assessed value, which ...

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Robbins Accepts Plea Deal, To Be Sentenced Dec. 18

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MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man accused of shooting and killing his wife last year pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter on Thursday, moments before his trial was set to begin. Keith L. Robbins is facing a sentence of 20-25 years with five years of post-sentence ...