Local Author To Visit Library Local author Jessie Andersen will be at the Sinclairville Free Library on Wednesday at 6 p.m. to present her new release, “Gene Rift,” which is book two in her “Destiny by Design” series. Copies will be available for purchase and refreshments will be ...

Nationwide Survey Shines Light On County Trends

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The good news for Chautauqua County is wages have gone up over the last six years. The bad news is the county’s population continues to decrease, poverty has continued to increase and educational attainment continues to lag. The information comes from the American Community Survey, a ...


City Woman Charged With Meth Possession During Operation GIVE Detal

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Makayla E. McBride, 21, of 1267 E. Second St., Jamestown, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration on Friday. According to a police report, officers from the Jamestown Police Department and ...

Fredonia To Create Paid Fire Chief Position

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FREDONIA — For the first time in its history, Fredonia will soon have a full-time paid fire chief running the Fredonia Fire Department. Currently the fire department has approximately 100 volunteers and nine paid positions and rather than adding another separate paid position, the village ...

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Area Youth Make Donation To Humane Society


Destin Guyot and Dasha Chapman of Jamestown recently made a donation to the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The youth saved one-third of their allowance each week, along with saving money from returning bottles and cans to donate to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, to total a $200 ...


Anne Zuroski: Teaching Is Incredibly Interesting

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BEMUS POINT — Anne Zuroski has taught at Bemus Point Central School District for 12 years, and deeply enjoys her profession. Zuroski said she knew she wanted to be a teacher because she has always loved school. When her youngest son, Frank, started kindergarten at Bemus Elementary School, ...

The owner looks on while Mary Fales, DVM, administers a rabies shot and Dog Control Officer Brian King holds a dog during the free rabies clinic.

Town Of Poland Hosts Rabies Shot Clinic

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POLAND — More than 100 dogs and cats received their rabies shots recently at the free clinic sponsored by the town of Poland. People came from all over the area to make sure their beloved pets were protected from the potentially-deadly disease. Mary Fales once again provided her services ...


Dog Of The Week


The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dog of the Week is Frankey, a middle-aged Jack Russell terrier who has a great smile. He prefers a cat-free home, seems house-trained and walks well on a leash. He’s probably good with other dogs as he currently shares a kennel with Guru, another Jack ...

Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy Michael Seeley was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Seeley was told last week his sister, Jennifer Scolton, is a match for a bone marrow transplant. 
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Life-Saving Support

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Michael Seeley knew there was a 25 percent chance his sister would be a match for a potentially life-saving bone marrow transplant. “It also means there’s a 75 percent chance she’s not,” said Seeley, a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputy who in August was diagnosed with acute ...

The ninth annual Bemus Point Fall Festival continues today, complete with a petting zoo and pony rides. The village of Bemus Point is celebrating the beginning of the fall season with live music, street vendors and more throughout the weekend.
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Bemus Point Festival Welcomes Autumn To Area

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BEMUS POINT — A variety of fall-type fun filled the streets and sidewalks of Bemus Point on Saturday. The ninth annual Bemus Point Fall Festival offered street vendors, live music, a petting zoo and pony rides to visitors. Restaurants across the area offered specials for the festival, and ...

Lakewood Memorial Library would like to thank Mike Krauch, of Mike’s Nursery, for his generous donation of plants for our first ever Fall Fundraiser. He is pictured above with Mary McCague, Library Board of Trustees President.

Tickets On Sale For Lakewood Library Fundraiser


Tickets are now available for the Lakewood Memorial Library’s first fall fundraiser. “Food for Thought” will be held at the library on Friday starting at 7 p.m. and is hosted by the Library’s Board of Trustees. It’s an occasion to celebrate the library, enjoy a variety of gourmet, ...

Andy Schultz preps a batch of crushed-up apples for pressing at the Busti Cider Mill. 
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Schultz Continues Busti Cider Mill


BUSTI - A staple landmark and tradition in the town of Busti will continue on thanks to Andy Schultz and his wife, Chelsea. Schultz said he took over the mill this year from his grandfather, Robert Schultz. Previously, Schultz worked on the mill and has committed to keeping the tradition ...

A Butterfly Mural is painted in room of Lakewood resident Suzannah Goins. The room was renovated with the help of  Special Spaces Buffalo and Artone.
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Artone, Special Spaces Create New Room For Lakewood Girl

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LAKEWOOD — Suzannah Goins was in for a surprise when she returned home Saturday evening. Artone LLC of Jamestown and Special Spaces Buffalo, a group that helps build “dream bedrooms” for children with illnesses, collaborated for the second time to make a child’s life a little bit ...

From left, Lilly Carlson, Khloe Karnes and Kimberly Bauer ready themselves during one of the heats at the Welch’s grape stomping competition Friday, the first day of the 50th annual Festival of Grapes, in Silver Creek. 
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Officials Praise Silver Creek Festival As Longest-Running In State

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SILVER CREEK — Not many festivals run for 50 consecutive years. In fact, only one in New York state has accomplished such a feat. That festival is Silver Creek’s Festival of Grapes. Lori Cornell, representative of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, lauded that fact Friday during the opening ...

From left are Roger Edborg of the SERTOMA Club, Justin Axelson of the American Red Cross, Cosmo Demaio, SERTOMA Club president, and Tony Raffa, SERTOMA Club chairman. The SERTOMA Club of Jamestown donated $1,000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and $300 for Emergency Disaster Services.

SERTOMA Club Donates $1,000 Toward Hurricane Harvey Relief


Members of the Jamestown SERTOMA Club (SERvice TO MAnkind) donated $1,000 to the Jamestown Chapter of the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. In addition, the group also donated $300 towards Red Cross’ Emergency Disaster Services. “We challenge other service ...

A Spin-A-Thon will be held at Urban Spin, located at 110 Mall Blvd., Lakewood, from 12-3 p.m. Sept. 30. All proceeds from the Spin-A-Thon will go to the United Way to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida.
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Spin-A-Thon To Benefit Hurricane Relief


It’s time to turn back the clock by wearing your balloon paints and neon windbreaker to raise money to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Urban Spin, located at 110 Mall Blvd., will be hosting a Spin-A-Thon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to raise money to donate ...

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, visited the Kiantone Independent Fire Department on Saturday morning to give an update and answer questions from the audience. Reed also visited Fredonia High School and the Ellicott Town Center. 
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Reed Again Faces Rowdy Crowd At Town Hall

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KIANTONE — While the meeting hall was different, the message of Rep. Tom Reed’s constituents was the same on Saturday morning. In his third town hall meeting in the immediate area this year, Reed, R-Corning, was faced with questions and outbursts about health care, consideration of ...

Reception Area Remains Closed At JPD After Flooding Incident

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

Burned Fredonia Playground Gets Replacement

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FREDONIA — A new playground in the village of Fredonia has risen from the ashes of its predecessor — quite literally. Lower Russell Joy Park boasts a play area once again after the previous one burned down in an apparent arson. Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Director Thomas Battaglia noted ...