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‘Academic Journey’

“Come as you are, leave as you want to be,” Nimish Gounder said during his introductory greetings to his fellow classmates of 2019. Mild weather greeted the 601 graduates during Jamestown Community College’s commencement. A processional by the JCC Concert Band kicked off the ...

Former Area Lawyer Honored By Legal Colleagues

Legal colleagues of Bruce Scolton have honored the former area lawyer. Marilyn Fiore-Lehman, chairwoman of the Jamestown Bar Association Community Service Award Committee, announced at a special meeting of the Jamestown Bar Association held recently that Scolton, former Harmony town justice ...

Dr. Nelms Is Key Note Speaker For Class Of 2019

FREDONIA — On an unusually warm and dry day, college graduates and their families flooded the SUNY Fredonia campus to celebrate the 152nd commencement class. Feelings of excitement, happiness, bliss and accomplishment bled from the smiling faces of family members as they watched the young ...

Design Focus

New life has been given to a building that was once scheduled to be demolished. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council will vote to possibly transfer 8 E. Second St. from the city to the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency for the purpose of redeveloping the building along with the vacant parcel ...

Two Gerry Residents Searched, Charged

GERRY — Two Gerry residents have been charged after a search warrant was served at their Wilson Street home at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, Richard Sendall, 34, of 3022 Wilson St., Gerry, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, with additional ...

Falconer To Hold 31st After Prom Party

The Falconer High School invites the public to the gym and cafeteria from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today for the annual open house for its After-Prom Party. This year is Falconer’s 31st consecutive after-prom party. The theme this year is “Best in the West at FCS.” Refreshments will be ...

Family Of Victim Calls For Justice

Family members of a girl who has died from a Wednesday stabbing are asking community members who witnessed what happened on Wednesday to start talking to law-enforcement officials so that an arrest can be made in the tragic incident. In a phone conversation with the Dunkirk OBSERVER on ...

Investigation Leaves Two Facing Drug Sale Charges

SILVER CREEK — Two Silver Creek residents face drug sales charges after a search warrant was executed at their 276.5 Central Ave., Silver Creek, property at 11 a.m. Thursday. According to a police report, members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Federal Bureau of ...

‘Looks So Real’

CLYMER — In Clymer Central School’s mock DWI crash scenario, some students were left bloodied, one was arrested, one was flown away and another pronounced dead. While a simulation, the realism of the event has been key for its 23 years of operation. “It’s real,” said Kathleen ...

Sheriff’s Deputy Recognized By Red Cross

A Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy who helped an infant girl choking on food last year was one of several recognized by the American Red Cross at its inaugural Western New York Real Heroes Breakfast. The recognition event took place at the Park Country Club in Williamsville. Deputy ...

Empire State Development President Steps Down

The Buffalo businessman who has been heading the Empire State Development Corp. since 2015 is stepping down. Earlier this month, it was announced Howard Zemsky will no longer be the president and CEO of Empire State Development Corp., but will remain as the chairman of the agency’s board ...

Person Of Interest Being Sought In Stabbing

Less than 24 hours after a stabbing incident on the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue, a police presence was evident at Dunkirk High School. At least four marked cars could be seen at the facility during dismissal at 3 p.m. Thursday. Two of the cars were visibly parked in lots while others ...

Renovations Continue

Concrete is being poured at Tracy Plaza in Jamestown as part of a renovation project to add more landscaping to make the structure more environmentally friendly, energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing. In December 2016, city officials received $1.48 million from the state through the Green ...

Series Details Relationship Between Truman, RHJ

“The guilty must not go unpunished.” These were the words of President Harry Truman following the conclusion of World War II that were heard and seen publicly for the first time after airing on CBS nearly 55 years ago. The series called “Revisions” originally aired in 1964. The ...

Foliage Concerns Dominate Site Review

LAKEWOOD — Members of the Village of Lakewood Planning Board want trees with their tacos. William Dunagan, senior project manager for Karpinski Engineering, said he will pass on recommendations made Wednesday evening to plant eight medium-size trees in the upcoming Taco Bell restaurant ...

Chautauqua’s Friendship Week Is Recognized

Friendship is an essential part of everybody’s life. For those diagnosed with mental illness, making a friend isn’t as easy as for those not afflicted. That is why Compeer Chautauqua matches trained volunteers in one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring relationships with children ...

‘Curb Appeal’

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s GROW Jamestown Front Garden Recognition Program returns in 2019 as a way to acknowledge city gardeners who contribute to the curb appeal of Jamestown’s neighborhoods. The program began in 2011 with the distribution of 250 garden signs given to ...

Bids Open For Construction Of Town Building

STOW — North Harmony will be sitting pretty with a new town building by the end of this year. That’s Town Supervisor Robert Yates’ projection now that bids are open for contractors to consider the project, which will entail the construction of a 92 feet long by 60 feet wide building ...

Cash Fees Stolen By County Employee

A longtime Chautauqua County employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing county funds over a six-year span, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said. Debra Kelley, the assistant treasurer for the Chautauqua County Water and Soil District, was charged with petit larceny after the state ...

Reps Want More Diabetes Funding

Reps. Tom Reed and Diana DeGette are pushing for $50 million more per year to help fund diabetes research and secure treatments for more of the millions of Americans suffering with the common affliction. Both co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Reed and DeGette, ...