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Cassadaga Winter Festival A Success

CASSADAGA — Scores of people shed cabin fever from Feb. 9-11 and enjoyed varied indoor and outdoor activities for the second annual Cassadaga Winter Festival. Friends and neighbors were glad to visit and catch up with each other after being “snowbound” for much of the winter. On ...

DiNapoli: State Ed Not Complying With Enough Is Enough Act

The state Education Department plans to have colleges and universities submit interim data on incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault on campus amid concerns from Thomas DiNapoli, state comptroller, that the department is falling behind with public reporting ...

Anyone’s Guess Now

LAKEWOOD — It has been a cold winter with chilling winds and record snowfall across the region. The waters of Chautauqua Lake have frozen with 13-inch ice reported in some areas, allowing the annual Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick competition to begin. Proceeds collected from the competition, in ...

Area Library Writes New Chapter On Community Spirit

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the foundation is highlighting 40 stories that are indicative of the impact foundation-funded programs and initiatives have had on the community. Every gift ...

Number Of Doctors Concerning For Senior Population

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series highlighting the aging population of Chautauqua County. A lack of primary care doctors is concerning for area seniors, according to Janell Sluga, Lutheran Jamestown geriatric care manager. Sluga said the doctors in the area are good, but there ...

Dragon Boat Race To Return In August

The dragons are back. The 2018 Dragon Boat Race Committee announced that the third annual Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Race will take place Aug. 11 at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. A pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. with proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels of ...

February Fun

MAYVILLE — With Europe’s “The Final Countdown” blaring through the PA, the ice castle crew at Mayville’s President’s Day Weekend celebration kicked off the annual event by lighting their creation for eager onlookers. The village’s 31st consecutive mid-February celebration was ...

Officials Working To Stabilize Riverfront Shoreline

The shoreline on the southside of the Chadakoin River is crumbling into the water near the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. Local officials have received more than $400,000 in county and state grants to attempt to stop the shoreline erosion. Earlier this week, the Jamestown Riverfront Management ...

County Land Bank To Begin ‘Neighbors’ Project

The first rental house renovation project for a new state program to entice people in becoming more involved in their neighborhood is about to start in Jamestown. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation executive director, said the first project for the Neighbors ...

Spontaneous Combustion Cause Of Fire At Falconer School

FALCONER — Falconer Central School was on a two-hour delay Thursday after spontaneous combustion of rags in a garbage can caused a small fire in the school’s basement. No damage was reported after heavy smoke was found by firefighters when they arrived shortly after 1:30 a.m. to a report ...

First Wall Installed In Southwestern School Capital Project

The first concrete wall for a new gymnasium at Southwestern High School was lifted into place Thursday afternoon. The new gym is part of an ongoing $15.9 million capital project approved by voters in October 2015. The new gym —part of Phase 3 of the capital project — will include an ...

Sherman Bus Driver Recognized Following January Fire

SHERMAN — David Tenpas, a Sherman bus driver credited with helping to safely remove 12 students from a bus in January shortly before it burst in flames, was presented by state Sen. Cathy Young with one of the highest civilian honors in New York. Tenpas was presented the New York State ...

Elks To Celebrate 150th Anniversary Saturday

The national 150th anniversary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States will be celebrated locally Saturday night. Greg Fish, Elks Lodge No. 263 exalted ruler, and Jim Murphy, Elks Lodge member, said each Elks lodge is celebrating the national 150th anniversary of ...

Latest Library Art Auction Nets More Than $111,000

The total net sale of Prendergast Library oil paintings that have been auctioned has exceeded $800,000. On Thursday, Tina Scott, James Prendergast Library executive director, reported to the library board the results of the fourth art auction that has been held since they approved of ...

Healthy Work Force

Health is central to the mission at UPMC Chautauqua WCA, which is why they’ve opened the MyHealth@Work Center to assist their employees with health care. On Wednesday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to welcome the more than 1,000 full- and part-time employees to the new health care ...

Councilman Continues To Question Appointments

Questioning the appointment power of Mayor Sam Teresi is how Jamestown City Councilman Andrew Liuzzo’s first couple months in office will be remembered. During all five meetings the council has held since the start of the year, which began with the organizational meeting Jan. 8, Liuzzo has ...

Carroll Town Attorney Holds Firm Against Prospective Landfill Buyer

CARROLL — At a Carroll Town Hall meeting Wednesday night, Attorney Paul Webb outlined next steps for the town now that Sealand Waste LLC has intervened as a plaintiff in challenging a 2007 local law regulating landfills in the town. Sealand Waste is a potential buyer of the property on ...

4Q Sales Tax Revenue Up, Surpasses City Budget Estimates

With a 6.31 percent increase in fourth quarter sales tax revenues, city officials exceeded the budgeted estimate. On Monday during the Jamestown City Council work session meeting, Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, discussed sales tax revenues for the last quarter of 2017. City officials ...

Tom Reed Disappointed With Budget Proposal By President

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he is less than impressed with the president’s budget proposal. Reed, R-Corning, said he is “deeply disappointed” in the budget, and couples that disappointment with the budget gaps bill that he recently did not support. On Monday, President Donald Trump ...

Flood Watch In Effect From Thursday To Friday

A flood watch has been issued for much of Western New York beginning Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Buffalo said. The warning includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie and Allegany counties and lasts from Thursday to Friday afternoon. The weather service said a combination ...