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Governor Signs Restoration of Honor Act

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (S.45B/A.8097) enacting The Restoration of Honor Act, giving LGBTQ veterans who were denied an honorable discharge because of their sexual orientation or gender identity the right to apply to have their New York state veterans’ benefits restored. ...

Knights Templar Raises Money For Vietnam Veterans

The Knights Templar, a local motorcycle organization that raises money for different charities, recently presented $800 to the Vietnam Veterans of America. The proceeds were from a spaghetti dinner. Submitted photo

Outreach Store Makes Donation To Camp Season

The First Lutheran Community Outreach Store with Debi Brandi, store manager, recently presented an $800 check to the Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center for the upcoming 2020 camp season. Receiving the donation was Lee Lindeman, LCLC director. From left are Pastor Daniel K. Nagle, Brandi, ...

Cuomo Proposes First Vets Cemetery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is working to establish New York’s first state Veterans Cemetery. Cuomo said he will introduce legislation to streamline the process established to select and access federal funding for a state veterans cemetery. Additionally, a committee chaired by the director of the ...

Larson Orthodontics Collecting Donations For Boys And Girls Club

Larson Orthodontics is collecting donations to benefit the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown. The business is accepting new or almost new items from now until Dec. 2 at their office located at 680 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown. Examples of items that can be donated include: ...

Jamestown Community College Receives Feasibility Study Grant

Jamestown Community College has received a $90,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to conduct a feasibility study on potential new academic and workforce programs. The programs, identified as opportunities to train individuals for viable job growth in emerging, current, and ...

Kiwanis Terrific Kid

FALCONER — Rachel Erskine, seventh grade and the daughter of Trey Erskine of Jamestown and Kerry Erskine of Falconer, has been chosen as Kiwanis Terrific Kid for October. Rachel enjoys horseback riding and gymnastics. She is a member of the Builders Club and her favorite subjects are science ...

Society Presented Historical Speeches

CASSADAGA — Members and guests of the Valley Historical Society met at the Cassadaga American Legion for a presentation on historical speeches. Larry Barmore, society president, welcomed all to the gathering, and led the group in the Lord’s Prayer and the pledge of allegiance. Secretary ...

‘Over 100 Under 100’ Art Exhibit To Open On Saturday

The annual “Over 100 Under 100” local and regional art exhibit will open to the public Saturday from noon-6 p.m. in the 3rd on 3rd Gallery at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Each piece of artwork on display is priced at $100 or lower in order to encourage holiday gift-givers and art ...

Benefits Of Recycling Highlighted By State Association Of Counties

In recognition of National Recycling Day, the New York State Association of Counties is highlighting the benefits of recycling and encouraging reducing waste. County governments are at the forefront of this endeavor, providing a variety of services and programs designed to protect and reduce ...

Jamestown Rebels To Host Teddy Bear Toss Event

Fans of the Jamestown Rebels get excited whenever the hockey team scores. The first goal the Rebels score during their November 30 game will be more exciting than usual. That’s because Jamestown’s first goal will be a signal for fans to throw teddy bears onto the ice in a promotion to ...

Busti Apple Fest Enjoys High Turnout

BUSTI — The Busti Historical Society met recently at the Busti Museum for a regular business meeting. A representative from the Busti Fire Department presented a report on attendance at the September Apple Festival and a check for the historical society’s share of the attendance fees. ...

Youth Symphony Prepares For Concert

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony opens its 2019-20 season on Sunday at 7 p.m., with its Fall Chamber Orchestra Concert. The Chamber Orchestra, the most advanced of the youth symphony’s three orchestras, will perform in the Judith Social Hall of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, ...

Johnson To Run For School Board Seat

Erik Johnson, a longtime Mina resident, is running for the Clymer Central School Board of Education seat left open due to a resignation. Johsnon worked for 27 years as a quality control engineer at GE. He is a life member of the Findley Lake Volunteer Fire Department. He traveled to Alabama ...

Zonta Club To Recognize 16 Days Of Activism

“Violence against women is a worldwide pandemic. It crosses every social and economic class, every religion, race and ethnicity. At least one out of every three women worldwide have experienced violence during their lifetime. We in Zonta International cannot accept this-we need to use all our ...

After Vote, Sherman Will Continue To Have 2 Justices

SHERMAN — The decision has been made. The Sherman area will continue to have two justices, despite a resolution by the town board to reduce the number of town justices from two to one. The special vote was from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Approximately 170 people from both the town of ...

Learning Council Is Honored At Conference

The Jamestown Community Learning Council was recently honored at the 35th annual Parents as Teachers International Conference in St. Louis, Mo., with the Losos Prize for Innovation. One award is given annually for developing new solutions to address specific needs in a community or enhancing ...

Ellery Property Donated To Foundation Of Sustainable Forests

ELLERY — A 113-acre woodland in Ellery has been donated to the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, a land trust based out of Northwest Pennsylvania. The property was donated by Chautauqua residents Ted and Deborah First, who want to see the property protected as a healthy, working ...

Senators Ask FEMA To Finish Assessments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expediently complete Preliminary Damage Assessments for both public assistance and individual assistance in 18 counties across Upstate New York after severe ...

Falconer Announces First Quarter Honor, Merit Rolls

Falconer Central School recently announced its first quarter honor and merit rolls. HONOR ROLL Sixth grade: Gracie Barber, Riley Best, Hunter Braley, Jordyn Caldwell, Addison Calimeri, Abigail Carlberg, Jourdyn Cobb, Madelyn Conner, Allison Conti, Ayden Cooper, Sabastion DeJesus, Orville ...