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Russians Charged With Meddling In ’16 Election

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WASHINGTON — In a historic indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat ...

Florida, Angry And Grieving, Takes Gun Protest To Streets

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded on Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met. The rally in ...

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: “Wolves in the Wilderness;’’ scripture: Mark 1:9-15 Thursday: Food Pantry, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; choir, 7 p.m. Saturday: Food Pantry, 9:30-11:30 ...

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Dog Licenses Online In Ellicott The town of Ellicott is now able to process dog license renewals online through the town website, www.townofellicott.com. To find out if you are eligible for a multi-year license, which is currently not available online, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at ...

Spontaneous Combustion Cause Of Fire At Falconer School

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FALCONER — Falconer Central School was on a two-hour delay Thursday after spontaneous combustion of rags in a garbage can caused a small fire in the school’s basement. No damage was reported after heavy smoke was found by firefighters when they arrived shortly after 1:30 a.m. to a report ...

First Wall Installed In Southwestern School Capital Project

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The first concrete wall for a new gymnasium at Southwestern High School was lifted into place Thursday afternoon. The new gym is part of an ongoing $15.9 million capital project approved by voters in October 2015. The new gym —part of Phase 3 of the capital project — will include an ...

Sherman Bus Driver Recognized Following January 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 presented by state Sen. Cathy Young with one of the highest civilian honors in New York. Tenpas was presented the New York State ...

City Pair Charged With Larceny, Drug Possession

Police Reports

Two Jamestown women are facing charges after police said they attempted to steal merchandise from Walmart while in possession of drugs and in the presence of a child. Charged were 45-year-old Tonya M. Diblasi and 44-year-old Dawn C. O’Shell after officers from the Lakewood-Busti Police ...

Crews Attempt To Save Ice Castle As Winter Fest Begins

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MAYVILLE — It’s a castle fit for a king, but it’s Mother Nature who ultimately rules Lakeside Park in Mayville. Volunteers spent Thursday morning packing snow up against this year’s ice castle iteration, which contains hundreds of blocks of ice from Chautauqua Lake. The castle — a ...

Ripley Superintendent Resigns Amid Controversy

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RIPLEY — During Thursday’s regular board of education meeting, Ripley Superintendent Lauren Ormsby tenured her resignation. The announcement comes almost two months after the Ripley Teachers Union announced a vote of “no confidence” in school leadership, citing hostility, favoritism and ...

Falconer Students Join Fight Against Tobacco

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FALCONER — Jacob Theirfeldt and Spencer Bautista, Reality Check students from Falconer High School, joined 200-plus youth advocates from around the state at the Capitol building in Albany earlier this month. They came together to tell elected officials not only about their successes, but on ...

Girl Scouts Of WNY Host Father-Daughter Dance

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The Girl Scouts of Western New York hosted a Candy Land-themed father-daughter dance recently at the Jamestown Service Center. The scouts all vote on a theme, help with making decorations and provide treats for it. For more information about the Girl Scouts, visit www.gswny.org. Pictured are ...

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Little League Signups Begin Frewsburg Little League will be having signups for little league and T-ball at the Carroll Town Hall on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. New players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. For additional information please contact Mike ...

Elks To Celebrate 150th Anniversary Saturday

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The national 150th anniversary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States will be celebrated locally Saturday night. Greg Fish, Elks Lodge No. 263 exalted ruler, and Jim Murphy, Elks Lodge member, said each Elks lodge is celebrating the national 150th anniversary of ...

Panama Releases Second Quarter Honor, Merit Rolls

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PANAMA — Panama Central School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Elle Angeletti, Abigail Bailey, Lauren Barmore, Hannah Calcaterra, Thomas Delahoy, Dalton Goldberg, Quinn ...

Boys & Girls Club Announce Youth Of The Month

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The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown announces the January Youth of the Month. Youth are chosen based on attendance, participation and positive attitude. Art Room: Desiree Batchelor is the daughter of Ernest and Shaneka Batchelor. She is in second grade at Lincoln ...

Latest Library Art Auction Nets More Than $111,000

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The total net sale of Prendergast Library oil paintings that have been auctioned has exceeded $800,000. On Thursday, Tina Scott, James Prendergast Library executive director, reported to the library board the results of the fourth art auction that has been held since they approved of ...