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Dragon Boat Race To Return In August

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The dragons are back. The 2018 Dragon Boat Race Committee announced that the third annual Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Race will take place Aug. 11 at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. A pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. with proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels of ...

Ring Elementary Holds ‘P.S. I Love You’ Day

Community

Ring Elementary School spent time recently spreading love, kindness and awareness to its students and families, letting them now that they are loved through their annual P.S. I Love You Day. The fifth annual event, the brainchild of Carrie Davenport and Brandi Meacham, joined forces with the ...

Secrets For Negotiating Vehicle Sale Price

Business

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living — and they always have the home field advantage. Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of negotiations, and experienced the tricks ...

CLCS Holds December Food Drive For Local Families

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Chautauqua Lake Central School held a food drive during the month of December 2017 benefiting local families as well as the Mayville Food Pantry, 99 S. Erie St, Mayville. Collected by the National Honor Society and the fifth-grade classes, about 20 boxes of food were donated to the Mayville ...

JRC Adds New Market Manager

Business

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced the hiring of Linnea Carlson as their new Jamestown Public Market Manager. “We are so excited to add Linnea to our team. She brings a fresh perspective and a lot of great new ideas that will take the Jamestown Public Market to the next ...

Ultimate Recognition

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ARLINGTON, Va. — A former Jamestown man and U.S. Army veteran was recently laid to rest alongside his fellow servicemen at Arlington National Cemetery. Maj. Michael Lopriore, who died in September in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., was interred at his final resting site with full military honors ...

Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Fentanyl Seller

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NEW YORK — The office of Eric T. Schneiderman, New York attorney general, has filed a lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics Inc., a company that sells a highly addictive fentanyl drug called Subsys. Subsys was approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat excruciating cancer-related ...

JCC Releases Part-Time Dean List For Fall 2017

Community

Students who were named to the fall 2017 part-time student dean’s list at Jamestown Community College earning at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work, included: Allegany: Kristine Graham, Nathan Hoffman, Lynn Leonard, ...

STEM Wars Is Planned For March 14

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One of the premier STEM events in Southwestern New York is set for March 14 at Jamestown Community College. STEM Wars will take place once again this year in the JCC Physical Education Complex on JCC’s Jamestown campus. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and ...

Young Attends B&G Club Legislative Appreciation Day

Community

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown hosted a Legislative Appreciation Day event recently attended by state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, local Boys and Girls Club board members, staff and youth members. In conjunction with a statewide effort coordinated by the New ...

County Democrats Seek Candidates For 2018 Elections

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Democratic Chair Norman P. Green announces that the county party is looking for a few good candidates to take on Republican incumbents in the Nov. 6 General Election. “At the forefront of our candidate search is the statehouse,” said Green. “We are ...

Schlich receives Porter Prize For Short-Story Collection

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FREDONIA — “Quantum Convention & Other Stories,” the first book written by Eric Schlich, lecturer of creative writing in the State University at Fredonia Department of English, was awarded the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction at the University of North Texas. Porter was ...

February Fun

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MAYVILLE — With Europe’s “The Final Countdown” blaring through the PA, the ice castle crew at Mayville’s President’s Day Weekend celebration kicked off the annual event by lighting their creation for eager onlookers. The village’s 31st consecutive mid-February celebration was ...

‘More Than A Hero’

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More than 200 firefighters, police officers, friends and family members gathered Friday for the funeral of Michael Seeley, the Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy and Bemus Point firefighter who died earlier this month after battling leukemia. Several of Seeley’s friends and co-workers ...

Officials Working To Stabilize Riverfront Shoreline

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The shoreline on the southside of the Chadakoin River is crumbling into the water near the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. Local officials have received more than $400,000 in county and state grants to attempt to stop the shoreline erosion. Earlier this week, the Jamestown Riverfront Management ...

Threats Force Three Schools Into Lockout In Wake Of Shooting

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MAYVILLE — Three area schools went into brief lockouts and three students were taken for mental health evaluations Friday for making threats of violence to staff. Two of the students, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said they would bring guns to school in “copycat threats” after 17 people ...

County Land Bank To Begin ‘Neighbors’ Project

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The first rental house renovation project for a new state program to entice people in becoming more involved in their neighborhood is about to start in Jamestown. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation executive director, said the first project for the Neighbors ...

Local Bus Driver Recognized Following Fire

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SHERMAN — David Tenpas, a Sherman bus driver credited with helping to safely remove 12 students from a bus in January shortly before it burst in flames, was honored by state Sen. Cathy Young on Friday. Tenpas was presented the New York State Senate Liberty Medal during an assembly at ...