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JPS Outlines Goals For School Year

While successfully instituting a new learning center and a new summer literacy program, Jamestown Public Schools officials have set their eyes on the next set of goals. Dr. Bret Apthorpe, JPS superintendent, presented to the Board of Education at Tuesday’s meeting the district’s successes ...

Teresi: Renaming Park To Honor Community Leaders Is Overdue

The name of Chadakoin Park may soon change to honor three Jamestown community leaders. On Monday, Wanda Cooper, Jamestown resident, spoke to the Jamestown City Council during its work session meeting about changing the name of the park to honor the late Isabelle Jackson and Lula and Vivian ...

Legislature Proposes To Change Vacancy Law

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature is discussing a local law to change the county charter for how the vacancy of the county executive might be filled. On Monday, the legislature’s Administrative Services Committee discussed the proposed local law change with Stephen Abdella, ...

Supervisor Sad To See Kmart Close

FALCONER — Ellicott Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin expressed sadness for the soon-to-be closing Kmart in West Ellicott. “The property has been up for sale for quite some time,” McLaughlin said. “It’s no surprise — there are Kmarts closing throughout the country. I’ve seen ...

14th Annual Celtic Fest Begins Friday

MAYVILLE — There will be gaming, crafting and pipin’ along the shore of Lake Chautauqua once again as the 14th annual Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival and Gathering of the Clans takes place at the Mayville Lakeside Park on Friday and Saturday. Currently, six pipe bands are expected for ...

County To Discuss Hops, Grains Study

MAYVILLE — More information will be released this week on the possibility of growing hops in Chautauqua County. At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, George Borrello, county executive, and key project partners will be discussing the findings of the recent hops and grains processing facility study in the ...

Lawsuit Filed Against Silver Creek School District

SILVER CREEK — A lawsuit has been filed with the Chautauqua County Supreme Court regarding an incident at Silver Creek Elementary School in 2018. The lawsuit, Kathy M. Restivo vs. Silver Creek Central School district and Board of Education of the Silver Creek Central School district, was ...

Dale Drive Construction Nears Completion

CASSADAGA — Many summer construction projects throughout Chautauqua County are coming to an end. The Dale Drive project in the village of Cassadaga is one such undertaking, and looks to be ending soon, according to Mayor Bill Astry at the latest meeting of the Village Board. “The Dale ...

SUNY Fredonia To Welcome Over 1,300 New Students

FREDONIA — More than 1,300 undergraduate students will begin the next chapter in their educational journey at Fredonia when the 2019-20 academic year begins on Monday, Aug. 26. “We are excited to welcome a dynamic incoming class of over 1,300 talented undergraduate students from 19 ...

Village Basketball Court To Open Today

CELORON — The village of Celoron and the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel have completed a new basketball court in the Celoron Village Park. The courts will officially open at 3 p.m. today. Scott Schrecengost, Celoron mayor, will be joined by David Hart, president and CEO of Hart Hotels Inc. and ...

Warren School District To Hold Intruder Drill

WARREN, Pa. — On Tuesday, alarms will sound. Police will run, guns drawn, into the building. Fire and EMS personnel will triage the injured. Ambulances will transport patients to Warren General Hospital. But, it’s all a drill. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Warren County School ...

‘It Cleared Up’

DUNKIRK — Before the racers could get in the water to face off against one another, they had to first take on a bigger opponent — Mother Nature. Saturday’s festivities got off to a slower start due to the unexpected inclimate weather conditions, but that didn’t stop everyone from ...

Dunkirk Lighthouse Highlight In ‘Widow’s Point’

Fredonia native Gregory Lamberson announced the world premiere of his latest movie, “Widow’s Point,” at his Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival on Saturday. The movie, which has already garnered the attention of Variety Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, was filmed in just 15 days ...

McCague Announces He Is Running For Village Mayor

LAKEWOOD — Village trustee and deputy mayor, Edward J. “Ted” McCague, announced he is running for mayor in the upcoming Nov. 5 election. McCague, a registered Republican, is currently serving as “acting” mayor, and by the end of this year, he will have served over 14 months in ...

Two Bags Full

Employees from Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management have found water chestnuts in the Chautauqua Lake Outlet. The group was surveying areas where water chestnut had been found in 2015 in the Chautauqua Lake Outlet, finding and removing “two very full ...

Dunkirk Kicks Off Great Lakes Grand Prix

DUNKIRK — With only four of the competing boats being able to make it to Friday’s parade, the City of Dunkirk managed a great crowd to kick off the second annual Great Lakes Grand Prix. Talk of the crowd was the worry that the only boats in the competition were the four that appeared in ...

City Man Faces 19 Charges After Pursuit

A Jamestown man faces 19 separate vehicle and traffic charges and other charges after a vehicle pursuit early Thursday morning. At 2:26 a.m. Thursday, Jamestown police officers reported seeing a white Chrysler sedan speeding on West 10th Street toward North Main Street. Officers then ...

Portion Of State Highway Named To Honor Swanson

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation (A.5563/S.6528) naming a portion of the state highway system in Chautauqua County in honor of Lance Corporal Aaron M. Swanson. The bill designates a portion of New York State Route 394 in the Village of Lakewood as the “Lance Cpl. Aaron M. ...

‘Pick Your Spot’

Activities for the annual festival to celebrate the city’s labor force have been announced. On Thursday, the city Labor Day Festival Committee detailed the plans for the 40th Annual Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival to be held Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon until 9 p.m. at Bergman ...