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Resource Center Site Supervisor Charged With Using Client Funds

Police Reports

A site supervisor with The Resource Center has been charged for allegedly using client funds for personal use. Ellicott police charged 41-year-old Kelly M. McLane of Sinclairville after they were contacted on Sept. 13 by The Resource Center, a non-profit organization that provides training ...

Thomas C. Wallace

Frewsburg Man Accused Of Neglecting Dogs

Police Reports

A Frewsburg man has been taken into custody for not properly caring for his dogs. According to State Police, on Wednesday, troopers charged 26-year-old Thomas C. Wallace with two counts of overdriving, torturing and injuring animals/failure to provide proper sustenance. The troopers responded ...

Audit Finds City Finished 2016 With $20K Deficit

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The city of Jamestown finished 2016 in the red. John Trussalo, certified public accountant presented the independent audit report for the fiscal year 2016 to Jamestown City Council on Monday. He said his audit was an unmodified opinion, meaning it’s the cleanest audit that can be provided. ...

From left, Lisa Bastian, licensed practical nurse; Scott Harrington, respiratory therapist; Kayla Hartson, administrative assistant associate; Sarah Marano, billing supervisor; Shannan Morreale, health information management manager; and Brian Stump, network hardware analyst II; were honored by UPMC Chautauqua WCA with the Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service by UPMC. 
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WCA Employees Honored With Committment, Excellence Award

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It is not everyday you go to lunch and hear “Surprise,” but that’s exactly what happened for six employees at UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital Wednesday. The six employees were honored with a special surprise luncheon for being bestowed the Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service by ...

Legislators Hear From CCE About Nutrition Education Program

Local News

MAYVILLE — Representatives Cornell University Cooperative Extension highlighted a nutrition education program dedicated to families at two Wednesday legislative committee meetings. The Human Services Committee and the Planning and Economic Development Committee heard from Else Alonge, ...

Arena Officials Want To Buy City Land For New Addition

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Jamestown City Council members discussed the proposal by Northwest Arena officials to purchase city property for their proposed expansion. Tom Nelson, Ward 6 councilman, said the Public Works Committee moved the land purchase proposal to the Planning Commission who will now review the ...

Stockton Town Court Awarded JCAP Grant

Local News

STOCKTON — Many improvements were recently made to the Stockton Town Court as well as the Stockton Library building due to a $17,451.50 grant from the New York State Justice Court Assistance Program. The grant was applied for by Stockton Town Justice Mark Cunningham, and the approval letter ...

Defense To Present Case In Fredonia Kidnapping Trial

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MAYVILLE — Along with a kidnapping allegation, prosecutors are also pursuing a sexually motivated felony against Samuel Saeli, the Dunkirk man who allegedly abducted a 13-year-old boy last year. Prosecutors believe Saeli kidnapped the boy for sexual gratification, and they say there’s ...

Hall Official Winner In Hanover Justice Race

Local News

With absentee votes tallied, Hanover Town Justice candidate Phillip Hall is still the top vote getter. As a result, he will appear on the Republican line in the Nov. 7 general election. The Chautauqua County Board of Elections counted absentee ballots following primaries held Sept 12. ...

CASAC To Receive $100K To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Community

The Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council will receive $100,000 in funding from the state to help youth and other underserved people with drug addiction. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced $25.2 million in federal funding to expand critical initiatives in New York’s ...

Meena

Dog Of The Week

Community

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Meena, a young adult spayed female yellow lab mix who loves hanging with people once she gets to know them. She knows a few basic commands and enjoys following the volunteers around and keeping them company when they clean the yards. ...

Fletcher Elementary School kindergartners Ivy Tonon and Melanie Johnson worked on their dot art as part of a larger art and literacy project in Darryl Mallanda’s class inspired by International Dot Day and the book, “The Dot,” by Peter Reynolds.

Fletcher Students Celebrate Arts In Education, International Dot Day

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Fletcher Elementary School kindergarten students celebrated Arts in Education Week and International Dot Day recently with a unique art and literacy project based on the book, "The Dot," by Peter Reynolds. Fletcher art teacher Darryl Mallanda discovered International Dot Day, which is a ...

Jacob Ludes

Former JCC Professor Releases Book

Community

BOSTON, Mass. — A new look at the history of Western New York, “A Thread In The Fabric: The Chautauqua-Erie Region to 1865,” has been written by Jacob Ludes III, a former Jamestown Community College professor. Ludes grew up in Chautauqua County and was educated in Western New York ...

Dems To Hold Straw Poll For Congressional Candidates

Community

RANDOLPH — Three Democratic Committee chairs will host a straw poll of Democratic Party candidates for the 23rd Congressional District seat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Randolph Fire Hall, 70 Main St. There are seven Democratic candidates who are lining up for the 2018 ...

Leah

Dog Of The Week

Community

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Leah, a 4 1/2-year-old spayed brindle bloodhound/lab mix who loves to go on walks or is happy laying out in the sunshine. She seems housetrained and is supposed to be good with older children, cats and some other dogs. She seems like she ...

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Harmony Clerk Office Is Closed The Harmony Town Clerk’s office will be closed Thursday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 26. Outdoor Club To Hike In Scandia The Allegheny Outdoor Club will hike six miles in Scandia on Sunday, Sept. 24. The hike will lead to a number of views of the ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ MAYVILLE — Jessica G. Cooper, 25, of 56 W. Chautauqua St., Mayville, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, deputies responded to a report of an infant child walking around outside ...

From left, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor; Vince DeJoy, city development director; Kathleen Eads, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts executive director; Gregory Rabb, Jamestown City Council president; and Matt Hanley, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts board president; discussing the new LED screen marquee that will be retrofitted to the current signboard next month. The unveiling of the new marquee is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20, during the street party prior to the Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour performance.
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Ready For The Lights

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“There I stand ’neath the Marquee Moon,” might be what a fan of 1970s new wave music might say next month when they stand below the new LED marquee for the first time at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. Kathleen Eads, Reg Lenna Center for the Arts executive director, said the ...