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Ellsworth Seeks Cassadaga Valley School Board Seat

SINCLAIRVILLE — Diane Ellsworth of Cherry Creek has announced that she is running for an open position on the Cassadaga Valley Central School Board of Education for the upcoming election on June 9. She has released the following statement: “My name is Diane Ellsworth, and it would be ...

Float Salutes Health Care Workers In Westfield

WESTFIELD — The employees at Absolut Care of Westfield got an interesting surprise early Wednesday morning — a dance party. The company trotted out a “Gloat Float” to their locations, with the float making a stop at Absolut Care of Allegany on Tuesday afternoon, before arriving to ...

Hornyak Receives Audubon Scholarship

Every spring since 2003 Audubon Community Nature Center education staff members have raised scholarship funds through their Birdathon on the first Saturday in May. Participants look for as many species as possible over a 24-hour period, and supporters pledge an amount, either per species or ...

Heritage To Host Community Encouragement Parade

GERRY — Larry Petry, Heritage Ministries Senior chaplain, said Heritage Ministries will recognize their staff in Gerry on Friday by hosting a “Community Encouragement Parade” as a community thank you to their healthcare heroes for all of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our ...

About 30K Absentee Ballot Applications In The Mail Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Board of Elections said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 26,469 county Democrats, 211 Libertarians and 2,316 Busti Republicans have been mailed absentee ballot applications this week so as to be able to skip traveling to the polls for the June 23 primary ...

Teacher’s Desk Buffalo Donates 2,000 Books To JPS

The Teacher’s Desk donated 2,000 Disney books to the Jamestown Public Schools as part of their Books ‘n Bites program, which has donated over 70,000 books through their Disney4Dessert program to school districts across Western New York. “We are so appreciative of this donation of Disney ...

Flyover To Honor Healthcare Workers

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County will be included in the U.S. Air Force’s Flyover of Western New York today. The 914th Air Refueling Wing of the Air Force Reserves at Niagara Falls and the Vermont National Guard will be conducting a required aerial refueling training operation. Following the ...

Cunningham Seeks Westfield School Board Seat

WESTFIELD — Rachael Cunningham announced she is seeking a position on the Westfield Academy and Central School Board in the June 9 election. Cunningham is a native of the Fredonia and Westfield areas. After graduating high school, she joined the Marine Corps with an occupational specialty ...

Legal Records

BUSINESS CERTIFICATES DECEMBER 16, 2019 Indulged Salon Spa, 108 Chautuaqua Ave., Lakewood, by Jaret E. Strickland. Canine Companions Academy, 3067 Dutch Hollow Rd., Bemus Point, by Amber L. Drake. BUSINESS CERTIFICATES DECEMBER 17, 2019 Jennifer Ellen Salon & Spa, 1975 E. Main ...

JCC To Hold Nursing Program Pinning Ceremonies On Thursday

Pinning ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of Jamestown Community College’s nursing program graduates will take on a different feel this year. The programs, held annually on JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses, can be viewed on the Zoom web platform on May 14. The ...

Gillibrand Pushes To Strengthen Postal Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on Congress to strengthen the United States Postal Service, re-establish postal banking to provide financial security to millions of Americans and reinvigorate voting rights through the Postal Banking Act. The Postal Banking Act ...

No Class, No Problem

DUNKIRK — Students enrolled in WNY P-TECH College and Career Academy in Dunkirk typically spend their day working on their specialty area while in pursuit of an associate degree from Jamestown Community College. With New York Pause in place and school buildings closed for the remainder of ...

Regents Board Cancels August Examinations

The state Board of Regents has canceled August’s regents tests. Shannon Tahoe, interim state education commissioner, released a memo to all district superintendents, school superintendents and private school leaders. On April 7, the state Board of Regents canceled Regents exams scheduled ...

State Health Dept. Probes Possible Virus-Related Illnesses, Deaths

The state Department of Health is investigating several cases of severe illness in children and child deaths that may be related to COVID-19. There have been 73 reported cases in New York where children are experiencing symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome ...

Beckwith Institute Provides $400,000 In Grants

To care for the communities UPMC serves — both inside and outside its hospital walls — The Beckwith Institute is providing $400,000 to support more than a dozen charitable organizations, as well as grants to health care workers devising projects that promote COVID-19 recovery ...

United Way Receives Funds From CVS Health

The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County has received a $5,000 grant from CVS Health supporting its response to the COVID-19 outbreak through the Chautauqua County Crisis Response fund. The grant is part of more than $1 million CVS Health and its foundations have given to address food ...

Community Thanks Jamestown Public Schools Food Service Workers

The Jamestown Public Schools Food Service Department has been hard at work distributing more than 88,000 meals since school buildings closed in March. The local community has noticed their hard work and has donated some amazing items to JPS Food Service staff. All of the food service ...

JHS Honors February Students Of The Month

Jamestown High School recently announced its students of the month for February. They are: ¯ Jacob Smeraldo, a freshman at Jamestown High School, is the son of Jill and Patrick Smeraldo. He is a member of the JHS Key Club and plays clarinet in the Symphonic Band. Jacob is also a member ...

Monofrax CEO Speaks To Jamestown Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Jamestown recently welcomed Bill Andrews, CEO of the Monofrax plant in Jamestown. Andrews lives in Marilla, N.Y., with his wife of 33 years, Dixie. They have two children, Derek and Dixie. Andrew has an associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Erie ...

Free Narcan Kids, Training Available

Chautauqua County government and members of the Chautauqua Substance Abuse Response Partnership want to encourage those in the community who are actively using drugs and those who have a loved one using drugs to carry Naloxone. Naloxone, also called Narcan, is an emergency medicine that can ...