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‘Academic Journey’

Local News

“Come as you are, leave as you want to be,” Nimish Gounder said during his introductory greetings to his fellow classmates of 2019. Mild weather greeted the 601 graduates during Jamestown Community College’s commencement. A processional by the JCC Concert Band kicked off the ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

NEW YORK STATE POLICE ¯ KENNEDY — Austin Muntz, 22, of Kennedy was charged Friday with second-degree criminal contempt. New York state troopers and Chautauqua County Sheriff Deputies responded to Route 62 and Hartson Road in Kennedy for a report of a woman being chased through a field. ...

Early Intervention

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For the last 10 months, Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson and the local FBI agent assigned to the Jamestown area have been putting together a group of experts in a range of fields to address threats to local schools and colleges. The team — School Threat Assessment and ...

Legendary Diesel

Business

As a 23-year-old test inspector for Marmon in 1911, Clessie Cummins jumped at the chance to crew for Ray Harroun’s Marmon Wasp at the inaugural Indianapolis 500, an experience that led the businessman to enter cars powered by his diesel engines in the famed race years later. Now, as the ...

Former Area Lawyer Honored By Legal Colleagues

Local News

Legal colleagues of Bruce Scolton have honored the former area lawyer. Marilyn Fiore-Lehman, chairwoman of the Jamestown Bar Association Community Service Award Committee, announced at a special meeting of the Jamestown Bar Association held recently that Scolton, former Harmony town justice ...

JRC City Cleanup Event Draws Many Volunteers

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“Four hours makes a huge difference.” Jamestown Renaissance Corp. aims to make Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. JRC shows its mission through supporting and coordinating events such as the “Hands On Jamestown” volunteer event, an event consisting of ...

DFT Announces New Network VP

Business

Rob Sciarrino Jr. has been named DFT Communications’ new vice president of network. Born and raised in Westfield, Sciarrino came to DFT in 2009. Having started in the industry as an intern at the age of 15, Sciarrino worked his way up from the bottom; learning the complexities of ...

Dr. Nelms Is Key Note Speaker For Class Of 2019

Local News

FREDONIA — On an unusually warm and dry day, college graduates and their families flooded the SUNY Fredonia campus to celebrate the 152nd commencement class. Feelings of excitement, happiness, bliss and accomplishment bled from the smiling faces of family members as they watched the young ...

School Official Is Optimistic About Vote

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CLYMER – After being kicked down the road last year, the metaphorical can has come to a halt in Clymer. The Clymer Central School District and the residents within it have a decision to make: to support the proposed budget or to stand in opposition. The Clymer School Board of Education ...

The Magic Of Working Longer

Business

Retirement experts frequently recommend working longer if you haven’t saved enough. But you may not realize just how powerful a little extra work can be. Researchers who compared the relative returns of working longer versus saving more last year reached some startling findings. Among them ...

Church In Sherman Turns 100

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SHERMAN – A “temporary arrangement” turns 100 today. On May 19, 1919, the Sherman Community Church was officially incorporated. Its establishment came from the union of three other churches that were in the village at the time. The purpose of the founding was only intended to last for ...

Mortgage Rates Continue Decline

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a third straight week of declines as a continued inducement to purchasers in the spring homebuying season. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage eased to 4.07% ...

CRYB Announces 2019 Board Of Directors

Community

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet recently announced new members to its 2019 board of directors. The current Board consists of Richie Joly, president; Twan Leenders, treasurer; Francesca Galbato, secretary; Nancy Cala; Galena Duba-Weaver; and Chris Switala. “We are thrilled to welcome ...

Cuomo Calls For Financial Services To Investigate

Community

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking the state Department of Financial Services to launch an investigation into reports that nurses have been denied life insurance coverage for carrying opioid overdose reversal medications, such as Naloxone or Narcan. “Nurses are on the front line of our state’s ...

Church Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Community

The Eastside Fellowship held its 68th annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 20 at College Park. The fellowship thanked all its sponsors that made the annual Easter Egg Hunt possible.

Chautauqua Tapestry Honored With State Award

Community

New York state is honoring Chautauqua Tapestry — a network charged with enhancing Chautauqua County’s system of care — with the 2019 ‘What’s Great in our State’ Systems of Care Award. Chautauqua Tapestry was established in 2008 as part of a federal SAMHSA grant to expand the ...

Impact CF Chairman Recognized

Community

Jeff Klau was recently recognized for his leadership as the outgoing board chairman for Impact Campus Fellowship for the past six years. David Anderson was voted in as the new chairman for Impact Campus Fellowship. Impact CF is a student-led, faith-based network of Clubs in 42 schools in ...

Westfield Senior Citizens Change Meeting Time

Community

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Senior Citizens met recently with 25 members and two visitors attending for a soup, bread and dessert supper served by the Westfield Women’s Organization. Doc Hamels played guitar and sang songs. He has played guitar for more than 50 years, has appeared on ...

Share The Love Event Supports Meals On Wheels

Community

Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown Area has received $16,549 from Meals on Wheels America and Subaru of America as part of last winter’s Subaru Share the Love Event to help provide home-delivered meals to senior citizens in Chautauqua County. During Share the Love, held from Nov. 17, 2018, ...