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Oldest Living Marine Veteran Is A Warren Native

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Dorothy Schmidt Cole was 28 when she joined the effort in World War II. "After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she enlisted," according to information from the Warren County Historical Society. "She took a bus to Pittsburgh to enlist in the U.S. Navy." "Everyone was out doing something," Cole ...

Work Underway

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MAYVILLE — Work began Friday to clear debris left from the Mayville Diner that was destroyed in a fire late last year. J&J Abatement Services has been tapped by the Mayville Village Board to remove the debris at 7 W. Chautauqua St. in the village at a cost of $11,500. The Jamestown ...

Board Of Elections Gearing Up For Busy Season

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MAYVILLE — Brian Abram characterizes a successful election by a simple metric. “My job is this: if you don’t know who I am and you don’t have me in the newspaper following the election, I’ve done a good job,” the Republican Commissioner of Elections said with a laugh. That goal ...

Back In The Pool

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The beauty of advancing to a New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship event as an underclassman is the opportunity to go back the following year. Southwestern’s Natalie Fosberg, Panama’s Izzi Bailey, Frewsburg/Falconer’s Madison Kramer and Fredonia’s ...

Upgrades Made At New Escape Rooms Location

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If solving puzzles or playing classic arcade games is something you consider fun, a visit to the new location of Escape Rooms Jamestown should be on your to-do list. Escape Rooms Jamestown is back open following the COVID-19 pandemic at its new location, 100 E. Second St., Jamestown. ...

Legislator Wants More Info Made Public

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A 12-word change to the state Open Meetings Law could make it much easier for people to keep up with their local governments. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, recently sponsored A.10983, which simply deletes the phrase “to the extent possible as determined by the agency or the ...

First Female In Dunkirk DPW ‘Proud’ Of Trailblazing Position

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Quinn Bankoski is the first female to ever be hired in Dunkirk for the Department of Public Works. In an interview, Bankoski explained that she was not aware at first that she was the first female DPW employee in Dunkirk, and the news certainly came as a surprise. “It does (surprise ...

Buddy Brewster’s Opens In Fredonia

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FREDONIA — Buddy Brewster’s Ale House is opening Monday in the Dunkirk and Fredonia area — replacing what was once Wing City Grille. Andrew Carlson and his wife Amber own several area restaurants, including Village Casino in Bemus Point, Chop House on Main in Jamestown, an Arby’s in ...

Council To Vote On Body Art Facilities

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The Jamestown City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on an ordinance that will allow for the rezoning of body art facilities so they can operate downtown. The council will hold its monthly voting session at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the City Municipal Building, located at 200 E. Third St., ...

Sen. Borrello Seeks Liquor License Extensions

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State Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, wants the state to extend a bar or restaurant’s expired liquor licenses for a year without levying any late fees. Borrello’s proposal, S.8994, would benefit bars and restaurants that renewed their liquor license in 2020 and give them a one-year ...

Brocton Woman Is Killed In 2-Vehicle Crash

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A Brocton woman died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said its investigation into the collision remained ongoing. Volunteer firefighters from Sheridan were called at about 2 p.m. to the intersection of South Roberts and ...

Celoron Park — Once A Major Destination

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Did you know that the village of Celoron, on the southern tip of Chautauqua Lake, was once the site of a major amusement and entertainment park? Opened in 1894 as one of the Broadhead family’s many business interests, and said to be modeled after parks at Coney Island and Atlantic City, it ...

Small Business Award Winner Named

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The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College recognized Denise Damonti-Wright as the recipient of this year’s Small Business Week Women in Business Champion of the Year presented by the US Small Business Administration, Buffalo District. Damonti-Wright was recognized ...

Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Lily Dale Customers

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the town of Pomfret announced Friday that the boil water order in effect since July 14 for customers in Lily Dale has been lifted. Water samples collected on Sept. 21, Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 show that the water is ...

SUNY Fredonia Students Honors For Performances

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FREDONIA — Lauren Henning, bassoonist, and Allison Dana, oboist, have been chosen as winners of the State University at Fredonia School of Music’s Concerto Competition, which is held every year to select the “cream of the crop” among music students at SUNY Fredonia. The winners will ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

LAKEWOOD-BUSTI POLICE DEPARTMENT A Jamestown man is facing a felony drug charge after police found him with more than 2 pounds of marijuana. Justin J. Peck, 27, was issued an appearance ticket following a traffic stop at 11 p.m. Thursday in the town of Busti. Peck was a passenger in the ...

Kennedy Man Charged In Poland Altercation

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POLAND -- A late-night altercation has led to a trifecta of charges for a Kennedy man. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report that after 11:30 p.m. Friday, they were dispatched to a residence. It is alleged that Steve A Michael Jr., 39, got into an altercation with another subject at the ...

Boil-Water Order Update Planned For Sunday In Fredonia

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Village of Fredonia officials have announced Saturday morning they will be addressing the boil-water order during a press conference Sunday. The event will take place at 5 p.m. at Village Hall. Since Sept. 10, the village has faced a boil-water emergency due to algal blooms in the reservoir ...

Accident Injures Trooper, Two Others In Buffalo

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A state trooper was injured this morning in accident on Interstate 190 in the city of Buffalo. State Police report at approximately 5:40 a.m. a serious personal injury crash involving a State Police patrol car that occurred on the northbound lanes. A preliminary investigation determined that ...