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Thrift Store Bag Sale Ongoing The Community Outreach Center thrift store is having a summer bag sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Bags can be filled with summer clothing for $2. All other items over 50 cents will be half-price. The shop also has furniture, books and household ...

Randolph Veterans Honored During Annual Parade

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RANDOLPH — The third annual Randolph Area Veteran’s Appreciation Parade was held Saturday, Aug. 11. Escorted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, the parade began at the Randolph truck stop and proceeded down Main Street to Bank Street, then turned left up Jamestown Street to ...

Motorcyclist Killed In Cherry Creek Crash Sunday

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CHERRY CREEK — A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Farrington Hollow Road in Cherry Creek, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies report Jassen Sherman, 47, of Falconer, allegedly failed to yield the right of way when backing out of a driveway at 6:44 p.m., ...

Irving Woman Charged After Hit-And-Run

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DARIEN — An Irving woman has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a teenager that occurred early Saturday morning after the Jason Aldean concert at Darien Lake. Genesee County sheriff’s deputies report Jennifer L. Serrano, 48, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and ...

Chautauqua Institution: Herbicides May Increase Algae Blooms

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Chautauqua Institution has filed a lawsuit against the town of Ellery and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for not providing a “comprehensive study” on the use of herbicides on Chautauqua Lake, a move the institution has described as adverse to the long-term ...

Warren County Woman Dies In Crash With Tractor

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SUGAR GROVE — One person died after a crash Sunday on Route 957 in Sugar Grove, Pa., involving a tractor and a car. Pennsylvania State Police report Travis Larson, 37, of Warren, Pa., was driving the tractor westbound near the top of a hill on Route 957 at 9:34 p.m. when the sedan, which ...

Details Of Mall Bomb Threat Discussed By Village Board

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LAKEWOOD — An update regarding the 11-year-old male accused of phoning a bomb threat to a gaming store at the Chautauqua Mall was provided during a meeting of the Lakewood Village Board of Trustees on Monday. “He just picked it out of the blue,” said John Bentley Jr., Lakewood-Busti ...

Jamestown Man Charged After Fleeing Police

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A Jamestown man faces charges after running from Lakewood-Busti police officers who were about to serve an arrest warrant on him Monday morning. Ross J. Cali Jr., 54, of 3050 Riverside Road, Jamestown, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief, criminal ...

Collins’ Exit Prompts GOP Scramble, Ballot Questions

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ALBANY — Republicans may have to nominate U.S. Rep. Chris Collins for another political office in order to strip his name from the November ballot after the three-term conservative lawmaker dropped his re-election bid following insider trading charges. The odd move may be necessitated by ...

United Way Kicks Off Pacesetter Portion Of Campaign

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The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a dozen representatives from local companies and organizations came together recently to kick off the Pacesetter portion of the 2018 United Way of Southern Chautauqua County Campaign at the Wegmans Patio. Kurt Eimiller of Slone Melhuish ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ Toni L. Kelly, 51, of Silver Creek, was charged Thursday felony unauthorized operation of motor vehicle. According to police, officers attempted to stop vehicle in Silver Creek for a traffic violation, but Kelly allegedly refused to stop until she ...

‘Model For Courage’

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“A Model for Courage: The Life of Charles Goodell,” an exhibit preserving the life and career of the Jamestown native and former U.S. senator, opened to the public at the Robert H. Jackson Center on July 31. To commemorate the occasion, several members of the Goodell family, including ...

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Students Sent To PR For Aid Relief Gov. Andrew Cuomo today Sunday the fifth and final major deployment of students and volunteers to Puerto Rico as part of the summer-long NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. During this summer, New York state mobilized more than 500 ...

Annual Pet Adoption Drive To Be Held Saturday

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society is teaming up with Buffalo television station WGRZ to host NBC/Universal-owned television station’s fourth annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive. The Humane Society will offer the public no-cost adoptions on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 ...

Village Casino Breaks World Record, Serves 40,520 Wings

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BEMUS POINT — The lofty goal to serve 40,000 chicken wings had been set earlier this summer by the Village Casino in Bemus Point. With only 24 hours to set a new world record, the staff served a final total of 40,520 wings. Steve Carlson, event coordinator, and Andrew Carlson, casino ...

Young Announces Grant Funding For Several Local Libraries

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ALBANY — Eighteen libraries from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, the Southern Tier Library System and the Pioneer Library System were awarded $775,339 in state Public Library Construction Grants to assist with renovation and construction projects. The funding will enable ...

Study Says Single-Payer Insurance Is Possible

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There is little chance single-payer health insurance will become reality in New York despite a third-party report that says the idea is feasible. The Rand Corp. released a study recently that showed a single-payer plan could expand coverage and result in a 3.1 percent decrease in total ...