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All Hands On

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A window display of paper hands and black and white photos featuring students with the words “Stop Bullying” written on their own hands can be seen on Third Street inside the Crown Street Roasting Company. With the theme of students lending a hand to stop bullying, Jamestown High School ...

Area Trick-Or-Treating Hours

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Trick-or-treating hours have been announced for cities, towns and villages throughout Chautauqua County. Many municipalities will also be hosting events to coincide with the holiday. The hours listed are for Wednesday, Oct. 31. • BROCTON — Brocton will host trick-or-treating from ...

New County Program Backs Families, Children

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Hello, Friends. My name is Judy and I am here to introduce you to a program in Chautauqua County that is available to everyone regardless of age, income or disability. This program is called No Wrong Door /NY Connects. The entire idea of the No Wrong Door / NY Connects program is to allow ...

Stocks Tumble Again On US Tariff Plans

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that the Trump administration will announce tariffs on all remaining imports from China helped knock U.S. stocks from a strong early gain to another sharp loss Monday. Technology companies sank again after Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. is planning new tariffs if ...

Lawmakers Share Silence For Shooting

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U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, was joined by fellow co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, to share a moment of silence in response to the shooting that left 11 dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday. The attack was labeled as the worst attack against the Jewish ...

Candidates Discuss Economic Strategy

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http://extras.observertoday.com/ads/Question3.mp3 Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series featuring a debate between Rep. Tom Reed and challenger Tracy Mitrano. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in years in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, so a labor supply lacking ...

School Chief Hopes Support Continues

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PANAMA — Bert Lictus, superintendent of the Panama Central School District, remained hopeful that steady financial support from New York state would continue to pay back a state penalty of almost $5 million during a board of education meeting Monday. Panama Central School was penalized for ...

Council Approves Jamestown Brewing Company Loan Extension

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Despite opposition from one member of the Jamestown City Council, a loan extension has been granted to the Jamestown Brewing Company. On Monday, prior to the council voting to revise the terms of the $180,000 Jamestown Local Development Corporation loan to the developers of the Jamestown ...

County Sheriff Gives Halloween Safety Tips

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Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace is reminding parents of safety tips to help their children both enjoy Halloween and be safe while doing so. ¯ Remember when designing a child’s costume that face paint is preferable to a mask. ¯ Masks should have adequate holes for proper ...

News Analysis: Amid Tragedy Elections Press On

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies continued. Attack ads stayed on the airwaves. Political combat largely carried on. Amid a wave of election season violence that left many Americans on edge, the contentious midterm campaign has barreled forward with little pause. ...

Ross Grange Sends Cards To Veterans

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Cards were signed by Ross Grange members and sent to Veterans Hospitals in Erie and Buffalo as well as Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., in observance of Veterans Day. The annual Holiday Happenings craft show will be at the Falcon’s Nest Banquet Hall Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. ...

Yeti Dash Makes Return Saturday

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ELLERY — The Yeti Dash is making its return on Saturday, starting and finishing at the Ellery Town Park. Runners and walkers of any level are welcome. Net proceeds from the Yeti Dash will support the American Cancer Society and their mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the ...

Director Of Safety Village Resigns

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Terri Kindberg has left her position as Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village executive director, after 13 years with the organization, according to a news release from the safety village’s board. During her time with the Children’s Safety Village, Kindberg worked with the ...

Healthy Homes Receives Grant

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IRVING — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $996,441 in Healthy Homes Production grants to the Seneca Nation of Indians. The award is part of a $12,415,732 national award that included $564,313 for the New York State Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. The funding will ...

Poland To Hold Hearing On Town Budget

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POLAND — The 2019 budget was recently discussed by the Poland Town Board. Supervisor Kelly Snow then talked about the 2019 Town of Poland budget. She stated that she had completed her tentative budget and would send copies to board members. Workshops were set to fine-tune the budget and ...

Man In Stable Condition

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A 47-year-old man who was hit by a car on Washington Street at 8:21 p.m. Sunday is in stable condition at the UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie. The Washington Street Bridge was closed to traffic in both directions following the crash, which occurred near the south end of the bridge when a ...

Pedestrian Struck By SUV Near Washington Bridge

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One person was taken to the hospital after being struck by an SUV late Sunday in Jamestown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npstZe5N9bM The Washington Street Bridge was closed to traffic in both directions following the crash, which occurred near the south end of the bridge around 8:30 ...

Top Of Their Class

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The Jamestown High School marching band is returning home this afternoon as champions. Again. For the third time in five years, the Red Raiders claimed a New York State Field Band Competition title, defeating nine other bands Sunday in Large School 2 at the Carrier Dome in ...