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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ HANOVER — A 17-year-old male from Forestville was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and speeding. Deputies stopped the driver of a vehicle around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 4 on Route 39 ...

Members of the Dover Youth to Youth Program talked to students and parents inside the Reg Lenna on Thursday. The program has successfully passed three statewide laws in New Hampshire. 
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Jordan W. Patterson

Multi-Group Effort Presents Youth To Youth Program

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Inspired youth and positive messages echoed from the seats inside the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Thursday night. The message that emphasized throughout the presentation was that not all students are using drugs or alcohol. In a collaborative effort, the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance ...

This house on Newland Avenue was renovated in 2014 through the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation property acquisition and disposition programs. On Wednesday, the land bank board approved the sale of six rundown houses that will be renovated.
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Land Bank, CHRIC To Renovate Three Jamestown Houses

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The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation has approved the sale of six houses that will be renovated to improve the look of neighborhoods in the county’s two largest cities. Three of those houses will be sold to the Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corp, which are all ...

Committee Selects Next Library Board President

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The James Prendergast Library Association Board of Trustees will have a new president in 2018. On Thursday, R. Thomas Rankin, board president, said the nomination committee has recommended appointing Joni Blackman to be the new president of the board, starting next year. Other board officers ...

Land Bank Officials Discuss Grant Funding, Sustainability

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The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation has state grant funding to sustain their operations probably through the year 2019. Beyond that, however, it is an unknown for the group about how they will continue to fund its programs, which improve the look of neighborhoods throughout the ...

Jamestown Resident Wanted In PA Found With Meth

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A Jamestown resident wanted in Pennsylvania was discovered early Thursday in possession of methamphetamine. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department stopped a vehicle around 5:20 a.m. near the intersection of King and Barrows streets. A passenger in the vehicle, 29-year-old Seneca M. ...

JHS National Honor Society members Andrew Pumford, Hannah Smith, Alicia Rensel and Alivia Roehrig honored JHS Principals, Mike McElrath, Dana Williams and not pictured, Leslie Melquist and Tom Langworthy, during National Principals Week.
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JHS National Honor Society Thanks Principals

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Jamestown High School National Honor Society members recently thanked their principals, Mike McElrath, Leslie Melquist, Dana Williams and Tom Langworthy, in honor of National Principal’s Week. “We celebrated and appreciated our principals by giving them gifts, a wonderful breakfast and ...

Church News

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Methodist Ashville United Methodist 2108 N. Maple Street Ashville The Rev. Ray Gilman, Pastor Worship: 9:30 a.m. Message: “Have We Applied our Talents;” scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 Thursday: Food Pantry closed; no choir practice Saturday: Food Pantry, 9:30-11:30 ...

Cassadaga Students To Hold Fair Promoting Sustainability

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Students at Cassadaga Valley Central School are hoping to promote community sustainability with a vendor and craft fair on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Class 2018, will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cassadaga Valley Middle-High School, 5935 Route 60 in Cassadaga. According to ...

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MHA Will Close For Thanksgiving The Mental Health Association, 31 Water Street, Jamestown, will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 22 during normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and reopen from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 24. Bentley ...

Legislator PJ Wendel, left, with Sheriff Joe Gerace and Lt. Kirk Lyon. Wendel presented the Sheriff’s Office with its New York State re-accreditation. The program helps police agencies evaluate and improve performances. 
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Contract Extension OK’d

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MAYVILLE — Many Chautauqua County employees will greet the holiday with a new contract extension after it was approved Wednesday night by the County Legislature. A one-year contract extension, which secured a 2 percent wage increase and changes to health insurance benefits was approved ...

City firefighters at the scene of Thursday's fire on Mt. Vernon Place. 
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Red Cross Summoned After Morning Structure Fire

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The local chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist following a structure fire Thursday morning in Jamestown. City firefighters were notified around 9:15 a.m. of the fire in a second-story bedroom at 12 Mt. Vernon Place in the city. At least three occupants made it out of the ...

Takedown Of National Drug Trafficking Ring Involves Chautauqua County

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BUFFALO — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Thursday the takedown of a 10-person drug trafficking ring that allegedly trafficked narcotics — including heroin and faux oxycodone pills which contained fentanyl — from California to Western New York, including Chautauqua County. ...

Jack Anderson, U.S. Navy veteran, discusses his experience during the Cuban Missile Crisis at the Fenton History Center Wednesday. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day, Oct. 16–28, 1962, confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.
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Back From The Brink

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For most people who were alive in October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis is often considered the most frightening time of their lives. On Wednesday, Jack Anderson, U.S. Navy veteran and city resident, discussed his experience during the Cuban Missile Crisis on one of the ships involved in ...

Pictured are participants of the Chautauqua County Humane Society Walk 4 Paws event.
Photo by Cathy Panebianco and Alysa Papalia

Walk 4 Paws Fundraiser Generates More Than $37K

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society is pleased to announce the totals from their 13th Annual Walk 4 Paws fundraiser, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa and The Southern Tier Xpress. Team and individual fundraising, Tag Days money collection weekends, sponsorship and other various ...

Area Police Reports

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NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ Matthew Mecusker, 29, of Bemus Point was charged with issuing a bad check. Troopers took Mecusker into custody on Monday after being notified in September from a local business claiming Mecusker in June gave them a bad check for more than $2,500 that came back ...

‘On-Call’ Proposal Not Popular Locally

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On-call workers could soon receive pay even if they’re called off a shift, according to new regulations recently released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Some local business owners, though, said they want to see more information how it might impact operations. Cuomo touted the new regulations this ...

A photo of the former Hideaway Bay Restaurant before it was demolished. The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation is working to find a developer to rehabilitate the property.
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County Land Bank Continues Search For Hideaway Bay Developer

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SILVER CREEK — A potential developer for the former Hideaway Bay restaurant property is still being sought. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation executive director, told members of the land bank’s board that they are still looking for a developer for the ...

DEC Recognizes County With Environmental Excellence Award

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The County Department of Planning and Economic Development received an Environmental Excellence Award for the stewardship of aquatic resources from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The award highlighted seven organizations across the state for their “state-of-the-art ...

SUNY Fredonia, JCC, SUNY Empire State College Form Partnership

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The three State University of New York institutions in southwestern New York have formed a new partnership that will create opportunities for students to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees at a single location. Titled “SUNY Select,” the collaboration unites Jamestown ...