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At Capitol, Bush Saluted As ‘Gentle Soul,’ ‘Great Man’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and ...

BOCES Receives Grant To Prevent Abductions

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Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES will receive $40,000 from the state Education Department to develop programs to prevent child abductions. The state Education Department awarded $160,000 in Child Abduction Prevention Education grants to four school districts and three consortia of school ...

Falconer Middle School Names Students Of Month

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FALCONER — Sixth-grader Isabella Anderson has been chosen Student of the Month for September. Isabella enjoys doing crafts, reading, and any musical activities in her spare time. She is a member of Middle School Student Council, Builders Club and also Falcon Productions/Play. She likes ...

Randolph Celebrates ‘Country Christmas’ Weekend

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RANDOLPH — Randolph’s “Country Christmas” weekend offered community members and visitors a full schedule of holiday activities to enjoy. Attendees had many options to choose from including a “Living Nativity” at East Randolph United Methodist Church, “Madagascar Jr.” at ...

Area Police Reports

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Victor J. Cameron, 43, of Jamestown was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while ability impaired by drugs, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, resisting arrest, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled ...

Behind The Lens

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Alex Shipherd has certainly been nursing the photography bug. Having started from a young age, he had the opportunity to learn from an extended family member. It all started when his uncle, who worked for Kodak in Rochester, gave him a point and shoot camera. From seventh-grade on, ...

(5:50 PM) Donor Gives Jamestown Resident New Lease On Life

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Two women with regional connections have had their lives changed. Jamestown resident Karen Misko recently found a compatible out-of-state donor for a new kidney transplant. The news came as a relief to Misko, who has been on dialysis for years. Even more surprising is that the search ...

Briefly

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Senior Council To Meet Dec. 13 Members of the United Senior Council were hosted by the Mayville Senior Citizens at the VFW on Nov. 8. On Dec. 13, members of the United Senior Council will meet at the Celoron Community Center at 11 a.m. for a Christmas party. Those who attend are asked to bring ...

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Off To Slow Start

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Thanksgiving Day marked the official kick-off of the Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign. The fundraiser is critical to year-round operations of essential services to those in the most need across New York state. However, donations at the kettles are off to a slow start after the ...

Excavation Project Underway For Jamestown Brewing Company

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Sheet piling being placed into the ground next to the future site of the Jamestown Brewing Company may have caught the attention of some residents last week. Now with the piling in place, the site is prepared for a Brownfield Cleanup slated to remove contaminated soil beneath the parking ...

City Man Charged After Unhooking Gas Line

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A Jamestown man is facing a host of charges after police say he unhooked a stove’s gas line in an attempt to harm those inside. Held for arraignment was Justin B. Traver, no age given, after officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called at 6:48 p.m. Friday to 11 W. 10th St. for ...

Apthorpe Updates City Commission On Projects

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Aligning curriculum with career readiness, creating a Success Academy to address trauma and establishing a larger summer learning program were the three ideas Bret Apthorpe, superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools, pitched to community leaders inside the Robert H. Jackson Center in March. ...

Christmas Event In Fredonia Draws Record Crowd

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FREDONIA — Miracle on Main Street dazzled Saturday with the largest turnout Festivals Fredonia President Larry Fiorella has seen since he started his now four year stint chairing the group. “I think with the newer and more prevalent signage, it led people to different areas at the right ...

Coal Question Looms Large As Climate Talks Begin

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KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference ...

Documentary On Fredonia History To Be Sown Thursday

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FREDONIA — A new historical documentary about Fredonia, which more than 80 residents had a hand in creating, is set for a preview screening this week. “Among the Hemlocks: Fantastic Stories from Fredonia” will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday in Westfield’s Patterson Library, 40 South ...

Scholarship Fund

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Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. This week’s story was inspired by gifts to the Lakewood Parent Teacher Association Scholarship Fund. On a stormy night on Dec. 12, 1916, 14 people met and organized the Lakewood ...

‘Wanting The Best People’

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MAYVILLE — District Attorney Patrick Swanson has experienced some difficulty in his office with current employees and desired future hires. The problem? A state-mandated residency requirement included in the Public Officers Law that states all assistant district attorneys in his office ...

Police: City Man Unhooks Gas Line In Attempt To Harm Occupants

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A Jamestown man is facing a host of charges after police say he unhooked a stove's gas line in an attempt to harm those inside. Held for arraignment was Justin B. Traver, no age given, after officers with the Jamestown Police Department were called at 6:48 p.m. Friday to 11 W. 10th St. for a ...

Resource Center Teddy Bear Toss Will Be Held On Friday

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There will be a long break in the action after the Jamestown Rebels score their first goal at the Northwest Arena on Friday. That’s because the Rebels’ first goal will be a signal to fans to throw teddy bears onto the ice in a promotion to benefit The Resource Center’s Marine Toys for ...

The Extra Mile

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Jim Schrader has been a full-time bus driver for Jamestown Public Schools for five years, and for the last three he has made every effort to support the volleyball program in the district. He’s not originally from Jamestown as he graduated from Lancaster Central School, but while his home has ...