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(2:15 PM) Crashes Reported As Snow, Ice Cover Area Roads

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The return of freezing rain, sleet and snow means less than stellar driving conditions in Chautauqua County. According to county fire dispatch, crashes have been reported in the south county as a storm system moves northeast into the region. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has ...

(4:30 PM) Salvation Army In Desperate Need Of Kettle Volunteers

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Major John Merchant with the Salvation Army of Jamestown spent the first day of the Red Kettle campaign — the annul fundraiser that helps a range of local programs and services — interviewing applicants for paid positions due to a critical lack of volunteers. Though the drive officially ...

(4:35 PM) Jamestown Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin

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A Jamestown man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Alex Mercado, 39, made the plea in front of U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to a charge of conspiracy to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin. The charge carries a mandatory minimum ...

Observatory Speaker Shares Wonder For Astronomy

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FREWSBURG — “I hear about the human condition,” Phil Evans said. “That’s what astronomy is to me.” Evans, a long-time guest speaker for the Martz-Kohl Observatory, delivered another lecture for like-minded visitors who find mutual enjoyment in the science of space and stars. The ...

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Thule Lodge Meets Today FALCONER — The Thule Lodge will gather today at the Falcon’s Nest in Falconer for its monthly meeting and refreshments. All members are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome. Helping Hands To Close For Holiday Community Helping Hands, 31 Water ...

Tracy Mitrano Announces 2020 Bid

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PENN YAN — The 2018 Democratic Congressional Nominee Tracy Mitrano announced Wednesday that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for the district’s seat in the House of Representatives. “Running for Congress over the last 16 months was the honor of a lifetime.” Mitrano said. ...

Billquist To Honor Late Wife Near Anniversary Of Tragic Death

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Jamie Billquist knew he wanted to recognize his late wife in one form or another around the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s an idea he has toyed with for several months, and one that will now come to fruition at the benefit of at least two Jamestown area nonprofit organizations this weekend. ...

Carroll Budget Is OK’d

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FREWSBURG — After a public hearing, the Carroll Town Board adopted its 2019 budget, including some wage increases for town employees. Councilwoman Patty Ekstrom voted against the new budget for this reason. She specifically argued against the wage increase of Town Clerk Tenneil Stelmack at ...

Teaching Of Trump Same As Others Before Him

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Love him or hate him — or somewhere in the middle — one thing is becoming clear, the uniqueness of President Donald Trump is unlike many that came before him. So, how have teachers in government and history classes handled Trump’s presidency? At Jamestown Public Schools, the teaching of ...

County Land Bank Discusses Five-Year Budget

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The news financially is good for the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. for the next couple years. However, there is still an unknown about sustained funding from the state for the organization in subsequent years. On Wednesday, the county land bank board held its regular monthly meeting ...

President Backs 1st Rewrite Of Sentencing Laws

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation’s criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress. Trump said the bill “will make our communities safer and ...

County To Receive $5.97M For Water Improvement

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced $23.3 million in grants to support 14 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in Western New York. The funding represents $47.9 million in taxpayer savings and supports the creation of more than 1,100 jobs. The governor said the grants are ...

Region Receives $6.244M From State For Bridge Projects

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Chautauqua County, Cattaraugus County and the city of Jamestown are receiving a total of $6.244 million from New York state for bridge projects. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced more than $262.2 million in enhanced funding has been awarded to municipal governments to accelerate the ...

Gerry Senior Citizens Invite Historian

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GERRY — Jon Schmitz, archivist and historian for Chautauqua Institute spoke to the Gerry Senior Citizens on the history of the institute. Chautauqua Institute dates back to 1874 when a meeting camp for two weeks was formed on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. The purpose was to provide a ...

Tree Of Life Church To Hold Pie Dinner

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Tree of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 825 Forest Ave., will host its third annual Pie Church on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. The evening offers pizza, salad dinner, a worship service focused on the theme of “gratitude” with communion and dessert and coffee with the choice of many ...

Light A Life Tribute Scheduled Nov. 24

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Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its annual Light a Life Service of Remembrance and Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Area residents are encouraged to attend the service, which is offered each year by ...

Lakefront Boulevard Closed For Winter

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DUNKIRK — Lakefront Boulevard, between North Beagle and North Serval streets, has been closed for the winter season. The City of Dunkirk Department of Public Works has completed the placement of signage along Lakefront Boulevard as well as Pine Street North on all the side Streets in the ...

Mayville Seniors To Host Christmas Meal

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MAYVILLE — Sixty-six members enjoyed a harvest dinner prepared by the Dewittville Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Along with Bernie Dotterweich and Gail Pearles, performed musical tunes the group. Bonnie Johnson asked Dianne Goodrich to begin with devotions, then Bonnie led the ...

Rails To Trails Culvert

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Chautauqua Rails to Trails has many culverts under its rail-trail that allow water to flow from one side of the trail to the other. The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation provided money to hire professional engineers to survey all of the 50 or more culverts to evaluate their status and ...