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Historical Significance

GOWANDA — A very special 95th birthday was celebrated and recognized in downtown this week. But rather than for a person, the birthday instead served as a time to recognize the cultural and historical significance of the Gowanda Hollywood Theater. The Gowanda Hollywood Theater ...

Striders’ Volunteers Are Recognized

It’s National Volunteer Week, and one local organization is recognizing the commitment its volunteers show the community. Chautauqua Striders is a county-based organization that strives to create meaningful bonds between mentors and students that help children become successful adults. ...

City Finishes 2020 In The Black

A lot has changed during the last few months when dealing with the 2020 financial outlook for the city of Jamestown. In January, prior to Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist’s State of the City address, city officials were looking at a potential $1.1 million deficit in 2020. However, with the ...

Committee Looks To Educate On Controlled Deer Shoot

City residents are voicing their displeasure for and against the possibility of a controlled deer shoot in the city. Earlier this month, the Jamestown Deer Ad Hoc Committee met online to discuss the possibility of a controlled deer shoot on city park property hundreds of yards away from ...

Students Sent Home After Gas Leak Detected

DUNKIRK — Residents in the area of Brigham Road and Veterans Drive began returning to their homes early Monday afternoon after a major gas leak forced an evacuation around 11 a.m. According to the Dunkirk City Fire Department, a third party contractor hit the gas line while digging. The ...

Council Approves Ward 3 Nominee

The Jamestown City Council has a new Ward 3 representative. On Monday, the council approved Regina Brackman to be the new councilwoman for Ward 3, filling the vacancy left by the unexpected death of Vickye James last month. The council approved Brackman during a special meeting Monday. ...

Legislator Pushes For Legal Sales Of Fireworks

Legislation has been introduced in the state Legislature that would allow the sale of consumer fireworks between May and December each year. A.6837 was introduced in the state Assembly last week by Ken Blankenbush, R-Black River. Blankenbush proposes a powder weight limit of 500 grams and ...

NTSB Issues Prelim Report On Plane Crash

Two witnesses reported seeing a Cessna 177B banking left moments before the April 7 crash in Cattaraugus County that killed a passenger and seriously injured the pilot. The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released its preliminary report regarding the crash at Great Valley ...

Cottage Country

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily discouraged travel in general, but especially to places with high amounts of condensed population. Effectively having people confined to their homes has increased that cabin fever feeling for many people, making them want to get out of their house and village ...

Fire Damages Fredonia Home

An electrical fire on Friday evening led to damages at a home on Eagle Street in Fredonia. Firefighters report around 8:10 p.m., they responded to a working fire at the location with Engine 15 and Tower 18. Fredonia firefighters commenced an interior attack and were able to bring the fire under ...

Stockton Celebrates 200 Years

STOCKTON — The Town Board recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of the town’s formation. Stockton was formed in February 1821, and in April 1821 the first Stockton Town Board meeting was held. At that time, the supervisor was Calvin Warren, with the town clerk being John Curtis. ...

Local Filmmaker Looking To Raise Mental Health Awareness

Travis Carlson, a 2009 Cassadaga Central School graduate, and his team of filmmakers at Pan-American Film Division are looking to spread an important message with the release of their first feature film, “Mother’s Day.” The film, which was shot and set in Gerry, aims to reduce the ...

Toy Drive Continues To Provide Comfort For Children

Last year was an unfortunate year for many, one being Cummins Engine’s Toy Drive. They had to put a hold on collecting and delivering toys to the pediatric patients at UPMC Chautauqua but knew they would continue as soon as they were able. “Matthew Davis has been such an inspiration,” ...

Vigil For Late Councilwoman To Be Held At Park

Those who knew and cared for Vickye James will have another opportunity to remember a life lived well. Today, a candlelight vigil will be held for James at Jackson-Taylor Park in Jamestown. Starting at 7:30 p.m., candles will be provided to those who attend, with the lighting of the candles ...

Mayville OKs Village Spending Plan

MAYVILLE — Village officials are giving local residents a slight break on their taxes. On Tuesday, the Mayville Village Board approved its budget for the 2021-22 year. The approved budget for the general fund is $1,694,809, which is a slight increase from the current $1.64 million ...

Fredonia Man Announces Run For County Clerk

David Salley, Fredonia resident and political newcomer, is running for Chautauqua County Clerk. Salley is a computer science professional who has the skill and experience to work with current county employees to meet customer demands at the Department of Motor Vehicles in three county ...

‘Labor Of Love’

FREWSBURG — A new reception desk, floor tiles and exterior siding are just a few of the renovations that will be highlighted during the reopening ceremony of the Carroll Historical Society. The historical society’s reopening ceremony will start at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at 5 W. Main St., ...

Police Called To Washington For Despondent Student

Washington Middle School in Jamestown briefly went into a shelter-in-place Thursday morning due to a despondent student. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department and Alstar EMS responded to the 159 Buffalo St. school around 9 a.m. Several officers, along with the department’s comfort ...

State: Region A COVID-19 Hot Spot

Forty-nine new COVID-19 cases were reported in Chautauqua County by the Health Department. It is the highest one-day total since Feb. 24. Twenty-six of the new cases are from the cities of Dunkirk and Jamestown with five from Silver Creek and four in Fredonia. In all, there have been 8,621 ...

More Money, Woes With Legalization

Melanie Witkowski knows the numbers too well — and they signal reasons for worry on a local level. Since discussions began to center around legalizing marijuana in New York state in recent years, she has seen a trend that could be considered as disturbing for Chautauqua County and our ...