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Election Commissioners Urge Residents To Apply For Absentee Ballots

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Board of Elections commissioners Norman Green and Brian Abram are urging voters to apply now for absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election. “It’s not too early to apply for absentee ballot for any allowed reason,” Abram said in a news release. ...

Kennedy Receives Memorial Scholarship

For 25 years, the Alison Ney-Christa Stineman Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to graduating female Jamestown High School seniors who demonstrate leadership, academic success, community involvement and serve as a good role model for others. During the JHS Class of 2020 virtual awards ...

Grangers Will Hold Meeting On Aug. 1

Ross Grange has finally been able to have summer meetings with facemasks and social distancing. Recently, the charter was draped in memory of Doris Overend and Emory Holmquist. Resolutions of of respect were read for them to be sent to their families and placed in the Grange Memorial ...

Cassadaga Basketball Court Gets Upgrade

Cassadaga Beach's basketball court recently got an upgrade. Black Gold Paving and Sealing Co. donated all material and labor to provide special color asphalt sealer to the court. The Village of Cassadaga Department of Public Works painted the lines for both basketball and pickleball. A village ...

Lake Shore Savings Bank Donates To Golf Classic

Lake Shore Savings Bank has donated its sponsorship money for the 2020 TRC Golf Classic in order to help tournament organizers meet the needs of people with disabilities. Lake Shore Savings has been the presenting sponsor of the TRC Golf Classic since 2012 and was going to serve in that role ...

Rotary Golf Tourney Nixed

The Jamestown Rotary Golf Committee chairman, Mike Bird, has announced the cancellation of what was to be the 26th annual Rotary Golf tournament at MoonBrook Country Club. Every year the tournament benefits our local community as well as international Rotary projects involving youth and the ...

Borrello Named To State Senate Ag Committee

ALBANY — State Sen. George Borrello has been appointed Ranking Member of the Senate’s Committee on Agriculture and Markets by New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt. In making the appointment, Ortt said: “As the prior ranking member of the Agriculture and Markets Committee, I ...

County Issues Algae Bloom Advisory

The Public Health Division of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is urging all residents and visitors to educate themselves about harmful algal blooms and to be cautious when swimming, boating, and fishing. In New York, HABs occur most frequently in the mid to ...

Study Finds High-Skill Hiring Down Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

ITHACA — The COVID-19 pandemic has left very few corners of the U.S. economy unscathed, but it has hit high-skill job seekers and small companies particularly hard, according to Cornell-led research that analyzed recent job-vacancy postings. The paper “Corporate Hiring Under COVID-19: ...

Prevention Works Plans Parenting Program Through Zoom

The “Active Parenting Now” Program for parents of children ages 5-12 is being offered from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 29, and Oct. 2 through Zoom video meeting software. The training is offered through a grant from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a ...

Frewsburg Wrestling Members Deliver Lunches To Police

Members of the Frewsburg wrestling team recently delivered lunches to each police department in Chautauqua County and the New York State Police. The team members also made signs to show their appreciation for the police officers. “We as a club understand that wrestling is more than just ...

NCCR Dogs Of The Week Are Poka And Kala

The Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Dogs of the Week are Poka and Kala, small senior female mix breeds who just arrived. They are a bonded pair who need to be adopted together. They are friendly, sweet and all-around adorable. The shelter is located at 7540 N. Gale St., Westfield. The ...

Benjamin Prescott Chapter NSDAR Meet

The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a virtual meeting via Zoom on July 2. There were eight members present. Regent Brenda Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Registrar Barbara Pietro reported that ...

St. Bonaventure University Removes Name From Hopkins Hall After Abuse Claims

St. Bonaventure University has removed the name from Hopkins Hall, the university’s administration building. Some investigative reporting this spring by Sean Mickey, a reporter for The Bona Venture student newspaper, revealed that the building was named after Msgr. James Hopkins, a diocesan ...

Fredonia Man Dies In Saturday Motorcycle Crash

A Fredonia man was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash. State Police announced that Timothy Vogt, 31, was traveling on Fredonia-Stockton Road on a 2007 Harley Davidson around 3:40 p.m. Saturday in the town of Pomfret, following three friends on motorcycles. Vogt apparently lost ...

County Warns Of Social Media Challenges Involving Meds

The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene cautions parents and guardians about the New TikTok “Benadryl Challenge.” This challenge, involving taking large amounts of diphenhydramine (also known as Benadryl) to try and achieve a high and hallucinate, is extremely dangerous and has ...

2 New COVID Cases Announced

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday, bringing the total to date in Chautauqua County to 202. The new cases, according to the county Health Department, involve a woman in her 30s and a woman in her 60s. The number of aactive cases decreased, from 27 reported Sunday to 19 on Monday. ...

Cassadaga Opens Summer Concert Series

CASSADAGA — On July 12, Big Tone rocked Cassadaga Lake as the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga “tested the waters” for presenting live outdoor music during a pandemic. The audience numbers were well below the required 33% capacity of the park and were observing safety procedures (staying ...

Q&A: Penn State Behrend Director Of Youth Education Outreach

ERIE, Pa. — With schools out and summer camps canceled, many parents are in a pinch: How do you socially distance your kids’ schedules without surrendering the entire summer to Fortnite? “That can be a challenge,” said Melanie Ford, director of youth education outreach at Penn State ...