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Summer Ahead

After a year of hard work in the classroom, Lincoln Elementary School students were given a day purely dedicated to fun. The local Parent Teachers Association held its annual PTA Fun Day tailored to help students through an exciting but often sad time. Jessica Jacques, PTA president, and ...

Southwestern Board Approves Refund

The Southwestern Central School District will refund the Sam’s Club Real Estate Business Trust $15,582.66 after the former Sam’s Club building was reassessed. In April, the State Supreme Court in Chautauqua County ruled that the reassessment would reduce the Sam’s Club’s building ...

Police Seek Driver Involved In Hit-And-Run

FREWSBURG — Police are looking for the driver of an SUV that reportedly struck a motorcyclist and drove off Tuesday. The incident, according to the Carroll Police Department, occurred around noon when a black-colored GMC turned into the path of the motorcyclist, identified as Paul M. ...

NY Government Watchdog Fired After Sexual Misconduct Probe

ALBANY (AP) — The long-time head of a New York state office focusing on public access to information and government transparency was fired Monday night after a journalist said he harassed her and touched her inappropriately. Robert Freeman had led the Committee on Open Government, allegedly ...

Ring Elementary Students Enjoy Year-End Barbecue

In their final week of classes, Ring Elementary School students enjoyed grilled food, laughed and celebrated their recent accomplishments. Ring brought back the tradition of hosting a fourth grade barbecue to celebrate the students completing elementary school and easing the transition to ...

Retired Treasurer Honored With Park Recognition

LAKEWOOD — After 22 years as treasurer for the village of Lakewood, Andrea Windoft retired from the position this month. Those who worked with her wanted her legacy to be cemented in the community, inspiring the official renaming of the Village of Lakewood Dog Park to the Andrea J. Windoft ...

Cherry Creek Association Announces Independence Day Schedule

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Community Association Inc. has announced the schedule for the upcoming Independence Day Celebration weekend from Friday through Sunday. The celebration, entitled “In Hometown Tradition,” will include many events from years’ past, some events making a ...

Community Thanked After Budget Passes

A sign was placed out front of the Clymer Central School following a successful 2019-20 school budget revote June 18. The words “Thank You” can be seen with multi-colored handprints from employees and students patterned across the yellow background. The budget totaling $11,495,924 was ...

Community Effort

SINCLAIRVILLE — A major building project for an area church is officially underway. On Sunday, members of Park United Methodist Church gathered to break ground for their $2.5 million building project. The church is adding a Family Life Center and doing other renovations to its current ...

BOCES Recognizes Career And Technical Education Seniors

Career & Technical Education students from the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES (E2CCB) Hewes Educational Center in Ashville were honored during their recent senior recognition ceremony at the Jamestown High School auditorium. Opened by the Star Spangled Banner by the Jamestown High ...

Centaur Stride Debuts New Sign At Sherman Location

SHERMAN — A new sign and logo have been placed at an area horseback riding facility. Centaur Stride recently installed and dedicated a new sign at their location on Jones Road in Sherman. The sign was created and designed by Centaur Stride volunteer Alison Gugino of Forestville. Gugino was ...

CPR To Be Taught To Pa. Students

WARREN, Pa. — The how and when have yet to be specified, but one thing is certain, students at Warren Area High School will soon be required to learn potential life-saving skills. Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 7 of 2019, formerly Senate Bill 115, into law June 12. The law will require the ...

‘Old Chautauqua Road’

ELLERY — The Bemus Point Historical Society recently erected its 10th New York state Historical Roadside Marker at the site of the former Red Bird Tavern at the intersection of Pickard Street and Route 380 in the town of Ellery. Following the surveying of much of western New York by ...

Dunkirk Native Publishes Book For New Teachers

BEMUS POINT — Jeff Julian said it is a perfect time to enter the teaching profession. According to recent data from New York State United Teachers, a state-wide union with nearly 300,000 members, New York state will experience a teacher shortage in the near future, and many parts of the ...

HALT Act Fails To Pass In State Legislature

The HALT Act, which would restrict use of segregated confinement and mandates that county governments create residential rehabilitation units, was not passed during the state Legislature’s legislative session that ended Thursday. New York Association of Counties members said the costs ...

Historic Access

Handicapped accessibility will be improved at the Fenton History Center once a new entrance has been constructed. On Thursday, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to celebrate the construction of the new handicapped accessibility ramp that will make the first floor of the Fenton Mansion ...

SBA Advocates For Rural Business With Gov’t Regs

About 16 people attended a roundtable discussion on how Small Business Administration Office officials can help rural businesses with government regulations. On Wednesday, the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College hosted Christine Myers, Small Business ...

Area Assembly Members Vote Down Study

Both of the area’s state Assembly members voted against legislation to study the feasibility of a municipal broadband program in New York state. The legislation, S.6041A/A.2037A, directs the state Public Service Department to perform the study in consultation with the state Urban ...

City Council To Vote On Veterans Park Improvements

Ninety-nine thousand dollars in improvements could be happening at Veterans Memorial Park this summer. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council will vote on whether to enter an agreement for $99,082 worth of improvements to Veterans Memorial Park during its regular voting session meeting at ...

‘Kids To Be Kids’

The five sites for the 2019 Summer Playground Program will all be at city parks. On Thursday, city officials announced the details of this year’s program at Chadakoin Park, which will be one of the locations. The other parks include Allen Park, Bergman Park, Lillian Dickson Tot Lot and ...