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James Prendergast Library Encourages Community To ‘Read-In For Literacy’

The James Prendergast Library is encouraging the community to stay home and read this spring, to promote social distancing and the fun of reading. The library is holding an online “Read-In for Literacy,” where participants can submit pictures related to reading. Participants are invited ...

NCC Sets Carlin Event Tuesday

The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and non-profit museum dedicated to comedy, and home to the George Carlin Archives, announced that it will present an all-star tribute to comedy legend George Carlin, in support of the Center’s educational and ...

JCC Holds Scholars Day

Jamestown Community College’s annual Scholars Day, conducted virtually this year, is celebrating academic research and creative activity among students. Video entries representing honors program coursework, capstone courses, field placements and internships, research, and applied learning ...

Cuomo Extends Window For Child Victims Act

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that the state will extend the window for victims to file otherwise time-barred cases under the Child Victims Act for an additional five months, to Jan. 14, 2021. Last year, Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act to ensure ...

Parade Recognizes Child Care Workers

A car parade made its way through Chautauqua County on Friday in recognition of Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. The parade began in Jamestown and headed toward Mayville, then to the Dunkirk/Fredonia area and ended in Cassadaga. The car parade was held to honor child care providers, a ...

Westfield Announces Honor And Merit Roles

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Academy and Central School recently announced its honor and merit rolls for the third marking period. Here is the list of students: MERIT ROLL Sixth grade: Wesley Barger, Nathan Betts, Desiree Bowen, Trenton Houser, Brooke Luce, Chloe Mazza-McIver, Matthew ...

County To Receive Funds Through CARES Act

Chautauqua County has been chosen to receive $53,581 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs throughout the county, and an additional $76,391 in funds through the CARES Act. The award was made by the Emergency Food & Shelter Program’s National Board that is chaired by FEMA and ...

Health Network Returns To Normal Schedule; Appointment Protocols

Allegheny Health Network is returning to a more normalized schedule and protocols for medical appointments and non-emergent surgical procedures after six weeks of restrictions due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Westfield Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the Allegheny Health ...

NYSUT Donates Face Masks

Union officers and members of The Resource Center United Employees Association received surgical-grade protective face masks from their affiliate, the New York State United Teachers or NYSUT recently to ensure that union members keep themselves and the disabled population of Chautauqua ...

Labor Dept. Launches Program To Help People Keep Unemployment Benefits

The state Department of Labor is informing New Yorkers who have applied for unemployment that federal law requires them to submit a certification every week to receive their benefits and educate New Yorkers about how to complete that certification. Roughly 90,000 New York residents received ...

P-Tech Academy Releases Second Quarter Honor, And Merit Rolls

WNY P-TECH STEM College and Career Academy, a multi-year program that prepares students for careers in advanced manufacturing, announced its second quarter honor/merit roll. HIGH HONOR Chase Cooper, Gowanda; Erik Mettler, Jamestown; Iann Ramirez, Dunkirk; and Hope Smith, Jamestown. HONOR ...

Bemus Point Fire Department Receives Proclamation

The Bemus Point Volunteer Fire Department was honored with a proclamation from the Chautauqua County Legislature presented by Chairman Pierre Chagnon at the legislature’s meeting Feb. 26 commemorating the Department’s 100 years of dedicated service to the community. The Bemus Point Village ...

Child Care Appreciation Day Is Friday

Every year, child care providers are given the recognition they deserve by dedicating a day in May to them. This year, Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is on Friday. A ”thank you” car parade is being held to honor child care providers, a critical component of the frontline workforce. ...

Audubon Little Explorers To Learn About Wildflowers Online

Since social distancing means that parents and children will not be able to come in person to Audubon Community Nature Center for May’s Little Explorers, Audubon is planning to come to hold its monthly event online instead. Little Explorers will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, ...

SWCS Class Of 2020 Donates To Ellicott, Lakewood-Busti Police

The Southwestern Class of 2020 recently delivered lunch to both the Ellicott and Lakewood-Busti police departments. Students wanted to thank the officers for their service and that the class appreciated what they have done for schools and the community throughout the years. Pictured with the ...

Rotary Club Meets Remotely, Discusses Volunteer Needs

The Rotary Club of Jamestown met remotely by Zoom recently. Amy Rohler shared with the club the need for volunteers. The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County usually posts its volunteer listings one week out, allowing people to see the current need through the present week into the next. ...

JCC Students Placed On All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges

Four Jamestown Community College students were among others from the State University and City University of New York placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2020 All-New York Academic Team for Community Colleges. The students were honored for their academic achievements, leadership, ...

Local Writer Wins Keystone Awards

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Denny Bonavita, whose columns regularly appear in The Post-Journal, won two second-place awards in Pennsylvania’s annual Keystone Press Awards contest honoring the best journalistic work statewide in 2019. Bonavita, who retired seven years ago as editor-publisher of ...