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What’s In A Name?

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This column will probably be a little rambling just because it will be about something I did just recently. I began looking for information to answer a question that someone asked. While looking for the possible answer, I discovered other bits of information that took me in many other ...

A Delight To Meet

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A positive attitude and a fun, upbeat personality makes Angie Muscarella, 93, a delight to meet. “I’m really a happy person and I like to make people laugh and they can laugh at me.” The nonagenarian was born in Silver Creek, New York on Feb. 3, 1926, the youngest of five children ...

(8:55 AM) City Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of Kwik Fill

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Jamestown police are investigating the armed robbery of Kwik Fill early this morning. The robbery took place at the 1617 W. Third St. location at about 1:38 a.m. The suspect -- believed to be a black male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall weighing about 275 pounds -- entered the store armed with a ...

(2:30 PM) Defense Rests In Murder Trial; Deliberations To Begin

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MAYVILLE — The defense rested its case in the trial of a Jamestown man charged with the murder of a 16-month-old. Public Defender Ned Barone did not call any witnesses to the stand in Chautauqua County Court on Monday. Tyler Perez, 35, is facing charges of second-degree murder and ...

Pangborn Carves Pumpkintown Sign

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Todd Pangborn, an award-winning Master Sand Sculptor based in Jamestown, has been sculpting sand since 1997. What started as a way to keep busy on vacations has become his craft. Aside from competitions, Pangborn is available to create sand sculptures large or small for most events. Pangborn ...

State Board Of Regents Pushes For Change

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Some members of the state Board of Regents want to take a harder look at the state’s third- through eighth-grade testing system. Among items discussed recently by the Board of Regents were the 2019 English language arts and mathematics test results released recently by the state ...

Funding Bump Sought For Myers Memorial Library

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FREWSBURG — Funding to Myers Memorial Library in Frewsburg could be increased. In the past, the library received $30,000 in funding, but a few years ago, it was cut down to $25,000. Carroll Town Supervisor Laura Smith wishes to raise funding back up to $30,000. “It’s our local ...

Borrello Set To Release Tentative Budget

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MAYVILLE — Due to new state laws, George Borrello, county executive, said he might need a “Barrel Full of Pennies” to demonstrate how unfunded mandates have placed more pressure on the 2020 tentative county budget. On Wednesday, Borrello will be releasing his tentative budget ...

Buffalo Art Project To Support Local Cancer Charity Cause

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The ARTpurse Initiative asked Western New York-based artists to use their creative vision to explore the human spirit, and the strength those exemplify during times of struggle, especially when faced with breast cancer. ARTpurse, the breast cancer awareness project, was started by ...

Sinclairville Holds 21st Annual History Fair

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The 21st annual history fair in Sinclairville was held recently in the village of Sinclairville. The annual event is sponsored by the Valley Historical Society, which is the official historical society of the Cassadaga Valley area. President of the society, Larry Barmore, ...

Bill Keeps State Courts From Denying Some Child Adoptions

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (S.3999/A.460) prohibiting New York state courts from denying child adoptions to petitioners who are already a legally-recognized parent solely on that basis. The bill protects parents whose names were not on the birth certificate, same-sex ...

Humane Society Announces Expawditions

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The Chautauqua County Humane Society is offering a new way the animals at the shelter can benefit from participation in the Walk 4 Paws on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9-11:30 a.m. at Chautauqua Institution. CCHS is offering the opportunity for the public to bring a shelter dog along to enjoy the ...

JCC Is Recipient Of $149,677 ARC Grant To Enhance Programs

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Jamestown Community College has received a $149,677 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to enhance several of the college’s technology-related programs. The grant, which was announced by Rep. Tom Reed, will be used to purchase automation and robotics equipment to incorporate into program ...

‘Learn The Truth About Beavers’ At Audubon Oct. 4

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Beavers are the second-largest rodents in the world and were nearly completely eradicated from New York state in the early 1800s? The Audubon Community Nature Center has had beavers popping up all over their property, with lodges and dams built near the trails as well as in the swamps. At ...

‘Oktobenefest’ Event Set To Benefit St. Susan Center

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The 12th annual “Oktobenefest” fundraising event for the St. Susan Center soup kitchen will be held on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at the Southern Tier Brewing Company, 2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood. The cost is $25 admission and includes beers, brats and music by Brian K. Chase. Sysco ...

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Ross Grange To Meet Today FALCONER — Ross Grange will meet today at the Falcon’s Nest Banquet Hall. A buffet meal will be served with Betty Wakefield as hostess at 6 p.m. The business meeting will follow. A Veteran’s Day card will be distributed for members to sign. These will be sent to ...

Back To Basics

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DEWITTVILLE — Camp Onyahsa recently celebrated its 121st summer and is now moving into its fall season. The camp is one of the three oldest operating YMCA camps in the country. While many local youth and area residents have spent time at the camp, the facility also has welcomed ...

Sellers Beware

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An internet listing for a Jamestown home for rent was a deal too good to be true. That much was evident for a local family who thought they had paid rent and security deposit on the newly listed property when they found themselves face-to-face with the home’s true owner. “I think ...

Sweet Surprise

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MAYVILLE — The Sweet Spot cafe and bakery is a well-known spot to locals in Mayville for its lunch menu and baked goods. Darlene Wendell and her husband, Tim, opened up the shop, located at 4 N. Erie St., Mayville, a little more than eight years ago, selling homemade soups, salads, ...