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School Votes About More Than Budget

DUNKIRK — Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in Dunkirk has been somewhat of an unsung hero throughout this trying academic year across our region. With public districts struggling last summer and early on in the fall to come up with a plan to bring students back to in-person learning during ...

CLCS Presents Proposed Budget

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake residents will be heading to the polls Tuesday and deciding whether or not to endorse a proposed $23.6 million budget for the 2021-22 school year. The proposed budget is 1.7% higher than the current school year, about $400,000 higher. The levy – the amount ...

State Assesses City’s Budget As Adequate

Auditors for the state Comptroller’s Office found the city of Jamestown’s adopted 2021 budget to be adequate giving the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Thomas P. DiNapoli, state comptroller, announced the review findings done by auditors of 20 adopted budgets of various ...

Breakfast Benefits The Battle Within Foundation

FREDONIA — On Memorial Day weekend, in an effort to raise awareness of the hidden internal trauma and depression that many veterans return home from service with, the Brothers of Forest Lodge 166, and Dunkirk-Irondequoit Lodge 301 are putting on a breakfast to benefit The Battle Within ...

Mayville, Chautauqua Town Reject Proposed Lake MOU

MAYVILLE — While at least one municipality is backing the proposed Memorandum of Understanding regarding Chautauqua Lake, at least two others are opposed to it. Both the Chautauqua Town Board and the Mayville Village Board refused to back the proposed lake agreement this week during their ...

DiNapoli: Identity Theft Cases Surged In NY In 2020

Identity thefts in New York surged during the pandemic with more than 67,000 complaints filed statewide in 2020, which was 85% more than the previous year and more than four times the annual total from a decade earlier, according to a report released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas ...

The Negative Impacts Of Extending Utility Moratorium Is Explored In Sherman

SHERMAN — Legislation which, when signed by Governor Cuomo, extends a moratorium on the shut-off of water, gas, electric and telephone utilities, has municipal officials concerned about the negative impact it could have on residents in the future, Sherman Mayor Colleen Meeder told members of ...

Freedom Ride

Few things match the thrill and alluring sense of freedom that come from motorcycles. However, such freedom comes with responsibility, for both riders and the motorists around them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several thousand people die each year ...

Task Force To Decide Kids 12 To 15 Vaccination

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Children ages 12 to 15 in New York could get vaccinated as early as Thursday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory committee was expected to meet Wednesday to formally recommend the Pfizer vaccine for ...

State Eyes July 4 For Expanded Beach, Pool Capacity

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that beaches and pools will operate with 6-foot social distancing in anticipation of Memorial Day. The state’s goal is to reopen them to 100% capacity by July 4. “All the COVID-19 numbers are trending in the right direction, and as more New ...

Jamestown Pride Fest Set For June 12

The Jamestown Pride Steering and Planning Committees announced that Pride festivities will happen in downtown Jamestown on Saturday, June 12. The LGBTQIA+ community has historically celebrated Pride in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place in June 1969. The day will start at ...

WellNow Care Providing Faster COVID-19 PCR Test Results

WellNow Urgent Care, which has locations in Jamestown, Lakewood and Dunkirk, announced this week that patients will now receive COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, test results within 24 hours. To speed up the process, the COVID-19 tests will be processed at WellNow’s in-house lab. ...

Truck Sought

Jamestown police are looking for an older-model pick-up truck with a wooden tailgate in connection to the theft of an Underground Railroad statue from Dow Park. The statue may have been spotted in the vehicle Saturday between noon and 3 p.m. on Washington Street heading north toward Fluvanna ...

Mother Holds Event For Suicide Awareness

FORESTVILLE — When Joanne Hodkin lost her son, Seth Wolnik, to suicide in November, it brought her to the darkest point of her life. Now, six months later, she is trying to turn her personal tragedy into awareness, in the hopes of preventing other parents from going through what she went ...

Lakewood Approves Chautauqua Lake MOU

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Village Board met Monday and approved the Memorandum of Understanding in regards to Chautauqua Lake. The MOU was unveiled May 5 by County Executive PJ Wendel in a press conference in Mayville. The MOU is an update to the 2019 Chautauqua Lake agreement, which expired ...

Ripley School Board To Hold Budget Breakfast

RIPLEY — The Ripley Central School Board held a brief public hearing on May 5 to outline voting procedures for the May 18 election, to present the tentative budget for the 2021-22 school year and to answer questions from the public. Because the public hearing is traditionally not ...

Federal Grand Jury Indicts City Man On Meth Charges

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging 28-year-old Jun N. Martinez of Jamestown with narcotics conspiracy, possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, maintaining a premises for drug use and distribution, and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine on ...

‘Runway For Growth’

Ollie’s Bargain Outlets, soon to open in Lakewood, has just had the best year in the company’s history. Ollie’s surpassed $1.8 billion in sales despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Fourth quarter net sales increased 22.1% to $515.8 million. The company ended the fourth quarter with 388 ...

Athenex Plant Nearly Complete

Dunkirk’s new Athenex facility is nearing completion as company officials continue pushing for federal approval for its new breast cancer treatment. Athenex has yet to meet with the federal government to address a FDA complete response letter that slowed approval of the company’s new ...

Give Big CHQ Registration Is Now Open

Nonprofit organizations located in Chautauqua County are invited to register for Give Big CHQ, a 24-hour online fundraising event scheduled for June 10. Hosted by the Chautauqua Region and Northern Chautauqua Community Foundations, Give Big CHQ raises awareness and dollars for local nonprofit ...