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Grant Awarded To County Soil And Water Conservation District

The Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District has been $34,040 in state Climate Resilient Farming Grant money. The state funding will help one beef farm build of a riparian forest buffer and exclude livestock from a perennial stream, which is a tributary to Lake Erie. ...

Coalition Of Attorneys General Settle Multistate Lawsuit

NEW YORK CITY — A coalition of 19 Attorneys General have settled a multistate lawsuit against Cisco Systems Inc. concerning security surveillance system software sold to New York, a collection of other states and the federal government. A whistleblower came forward under the False Claims ...

JCC Staff Members Recognized

Several Jamestown Community College staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program. The President’s Award for Excellence and State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were presented by JCC president Daniel DeMarte to Wendy ...

Cuomo Signs Legislation Making Staged Motor Vehicle Accents A Class E Felony

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (A.3985/S.2508) creating a Class E felony for staged motor vehicle accidents when a person intentionally causes a motor vehicle collision with the intent to commit a fraudulent insurance act. The law also creates a class D felony for when a ...

Falconer Central Schools Will Open For A Full Day Of School Sept. 5

FALCONER — Falconer Central Schools will open for students on Thursday, Sept. 5, with a full day of school for students in third through 12th grades. Students in kindergarten through second grades will have half-days on Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, with a noon dismissal time. ...

First Presbyterian And St. Luke’s To Collaborate On Joint Youth Group

Jamestown’s First Presbyterian Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be collaborating this fall to form a joint Youth Group. Any youth entering the fifth through 12th grade is invited to participate in the new program regardless of school district, faith background (or none at all), ...

Historical Society Picnic To Focus On Brooks Locomotive Works

DUNKIRK — The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s annual picnic will take place in Dunkirk on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Point Gratiot Park. The event will also feature a lecture by local historians Roy Davis and Roger Schulenberg, focusing on the 150th Anniversary of the opening of Brooks ...

Camp Onyahsa Receives Boost

The seventh Big Fish Triathlon to support Camp Onyahsa’s week of camping for children with Type 1 diabetes raised $13,000. During their stay, children get to enjoy all of the camps fun traditional activities, in addition to enhanced health care from a specialized team of nurses, ...

Big Band To Perform On Floating Stage

CASSADAGA — The Dave Golando Big Band will perform today from 5 to 7 p.m. on Cassadaga’s Floating Stage on Cassadaga Beach, Park Avenue. The Dave Golando Big Band has been performing for more than 20 years in the Western New York area and includes musicians from Buffalo and the Southern ...

Two JCC Staff Members Earn Chancellor’s Award

Two Jamestown Community College staff members were awarded the 2019 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Wendy Burns, senior student services assistant, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. A JCC staff member since 1993, Burns ...

DEC Launches New Water Website

The state Departments of Environmental Conservation and Health have launched a new website, Know Your NY Water, created as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide Water Quality Rapid Response Team efforts established in 2016. The website, created by DEC and Health Department in partnership ...

‘Yesterday’ To Show At Reg

The Beatles-inspired fantasy comedy Yesterday shows Wednesday at 7 p.m while the animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets 2 shows Saturday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. as a sensory friendly screening and Wedneday, Aug. 21, at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission to each film is $5. In Yesterday, Jack Malik is a ...

Annual Cattaraugus County Sportsmen’s Rendezvous Goes Through Sunday

LITTLE VALLEY — The 2019 annual Cattaraugus County Sportsmen’s Rendezvous will be held today through Sunday at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, located on Route 353 in the town of Little Valley. The show will be open on today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and ...

Inaugural Heron Trail Run Planned

SHERMAN — The Heron Farm and Event Center will host the inaugural Heron Trail Run on Sunday, Aug. 18. “We are pleased to be hosting a 5K Trail Run and Walk with Infinity for multiple reasons,” said Julie and Steve Rockcastle, owners of The Heron. “For one, we love Infinity and are ...

Attorney General James Launches Investigation Into NYCharities.org

NEW YORK CITY – Letitia James, New York attorney general, has begun an investigation into NYCharities.org, an online fundraising platform that she alleges has failed to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to New York charities over the past several months. “NYCharities.org is ...

CRYB To Hold Auditions For ‘Nutcracker’ On Aug. 18

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet will hold auditions for its annual production of The Nutcracker on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet studio, 21 E. Third St., Jamestown. The tale of The Nutcracker is presented annually at the Reg Lenna Center for ...

Mental Health Association Supports Recovery

Ten area residents received certificates at the most recent Mental Health Association Recovery Luncheon for taking steps toward sobriety or graduating from treatment court The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, defines ...

Boys & Girls Club Set To Begin Another Year; Offering Adult Programs

The Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown is set to begin another year offering adult programming. The club will reopen for adults on Tuesday, Sept. 3. For the first week, open swim will be available Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday ...

Fourth Annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner Is Tuesday

ELLINGTON — Local agricultural producers from throughout Chautauqua County will host the fourth annual Farmer Neighbor Dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at “The Grandview of Ellington,” 1116 West Hill Road, Ellington. The program will begin at 5 p.m. with appetizers and an opportunity to ...