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For School Shooting Survivors, Trauma Has No Time Limit

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. Talking to therapists at the school in Parkland, Florida, didn’t help. Each session had a ...

JHS Students Chosen As Delegates At Institute

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Jamestown High School students Tiffany Kilburn and Gabriella Rosario were chosen as student delegates for the Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute. Tiffany and Gabriella, along with their adviser, Norma DeJoy, Jamestown High School English teacher, participated in ...

JHS Hosts Community Blood Drive

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Jamestown High School student Gillian Mead shows a thumbs-up while giving blood at the school’s recent Blood Drive for the Community Blood Bank. The JHS Honor Society ran the drive with senior Sarah Pillittieri chairing the event. Jamestown High School school donated 64 units of blood, an ...

‘Patterson After Dark’ Set May 4

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WESTFIELD — Patterson Library’s Spring Fundraiser “Patterson After Dark” featuring intriguing cocktails, wistful wines, craft beer, playful appetizers and a Viennese table that will knock your socks off will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the Patterson Library. This new ...

State To Start Data Privacy Survey

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The state Division of Consumer Protection is starting a data privacy consumer survey to give New Yorkers the opportunity to weigh in on data privacy issues and inform policymaking. The initiative follows and is in conjunction with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call in February for the state ...

CASAC Poster Contest Winners Announced

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“The Choices You Make Are What Make You” was the theme for Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council’s Alcohol Awareness Month poster contest. There were nearly 200 entries from students in third through 12th grades for the contest. As students designed their posters with this ...

Super Dog Saturday Held April 13

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Chautauqua County 4-H Dog Project held Super Dog Saturday on April 13 at the Frank Bratt Ag Center. This annual event is a day devoted to learning more about the unique talents of dogs and to have some fun too. At Super Dog Saturday 4-H youth were able to sign up for their show number for ...

Mayville Easter Egg Hunt Held

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The Mayville Fire Department held its annual Easter egg hunt recently at Lakeside Park in Mayville. With support of the community the department gave away six bicycles with helmets, board games, chocolate rabbits and more, as well as 7,000 filled eggs scattered throughout the park. The Easter ...

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Food Pantry In Ashville Tuesday ASHVILLE — The Food Bank of Western New York Mobile Pantry Truck from Buffalo will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church on Tuesday Open hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. The truck brings fresh produce and some staple items. To receive free food, ...

Hit-And-Run

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Jamestown police are looking for a vehicle and its driver involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday evening. The incident occurred at 9:15 p.m. in the crosswalk in front of UPMC Chautauqua hospital at 207 Foote Ave. A woman who was struck was treated at the hospital and later transported to ...

Weather Wonders

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BEMUS POINT — A weather balloon bounced around the Bemus Point Elementary School gymnasium courtesy of Meteorologist Andy Parker and the school district. But more importantly, Sonja DuBois said the entire event generated a “community feeling.” After the elementary school received ...

City’s 72nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt To Be Held Indoors

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Due to weather forecasts, Jamestown’s 72nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday has been moved inside the Allen Park Ice Rink. The event is free for children ages 12 and under. Children will be allowed into the hunt one age group at a time, starting at 10:30 a.m. Once a group has found all ...

JPS Teacher Files Suit After 2018 Classroom Incident

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A teacher with the Jamestown Public Schools District is seeking repayment for attorney and court fees of at least $2,000 after he was charged in November 2018 for an incident at the school involving a student. Larry Bentzoni filed a petition on April 11 with the state Supreme Court in ...

Road Dumping Grows More Problematic, Hearing Tabled

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SHERIDAN — Along Airport, Newell and Cook roads, dumping seems to have become a sort of sport for some local litterbugs. The sight of litter isn’t that uncommon along any road, but the frequency of dumping and sheer size of some appliances being tossed out is starting to become more ...

JCC: More County Funding Is Needed

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Because of a decrease in enrollment, Jamestown Community College officials are asking Chautauqua County to change its funding formula for county residents who go to the school tuition-free. On Thursday, Daniel DeMarte, JCC president, and Mike Martello, JCC vice president of administration, ...

Westfield School Board OKs Budget

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WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School District board of education members approved a budget for the 2019-20 school year without any increase in the tax levy at their regular April meeting. WACS Superintendent David Davison noted that an increase of $65,000 in state aid helped ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Joshua M. Kubera, 25, of Cassadaga was charged with second-degree criminal trespassing. At 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to an address on Pershing Street for a possible burglary. A female victim allegedly observed a male whom she knew leave the ...

Kiwanis Club To Hold Annual Flower Sale

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The Jamestown Kiwanis Club will hold its annual flower sale on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Community Bank/Big Lots parking lot behind the Salvation Army on South Main Street in Jamestown. There are several colors of geraniums available, as well as mixed colors of ...

Westfield DAR To Induct Officers In May

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WESTFIELD — The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Patterson Library in Westfield with 15 members present. The meeting was called to order with the opening ritual performed by Regent Brenda Johnson. The DAR ...

Communities Adjust Times For Memorial Day Parades

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Memorial Day parades are a treasured community tradition, marked by color-guards, members of the armed forces, past and present, community groups and marching bands. With continued pressure on school budgets and increased number of available activities for students to participate in, ...