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Jamestown Pedestrian Bridges Awarded

The Institute of Transportation Engineers New York Upstate Section Achievement Awards committee has chosen the city of Jamestown’s pedestrian bridges project as 2018 Transportation Project of the Year. The transformative project features two new pedestrian bridges, which add connectivity ...

Taking Up The Pen

Character, setting, problem and dialogue were the concepts fourth-grade students were focusing on at Fletcher Elementary School on Thursday. In association with the Young Playwrights Project through the Visual and Performing Arts department at Chautauqua Institution, actors and volunteers ...

Axemen Charity Chips Into Clymer

CLYMER — While the annual “Fill The Bus” campaign officially concluded, the charitable efforts did not. The services of the Axemen Professional Firefighters Motorcycle Club New York Chapter 4 were extended to the Clymer Central School District on Oct. 19. Members of the Axemen traveled ...

Updates On Summer Program Given

Jamestown Public Schools continues to strive toward ending the summer regression that students experience when away from the classroom over the summer months. Commonly referred to as the summer slide or the summer backslide, the summer regression Jamestown is combating impacts students who ...

Man Declared Dead After Rollover In Warren County

WARREN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man was pronounced dead after a rollover crash Wednesday. Pennsylvania State Police based in Warren, Pa., said the man, 34-year-old Steven K. Walters, of Endeavor, Pa., was killed after his 2001 Dodge Caravan crashed on Route 62, about 4 miles south of ...

New Sights

FREDONIA — Jamestown Public Schools fourth grade students took over the State University of New York at Fredonia during a tour Wednesday. Students from Love Elementary School and Bush Elementary visited the Fredonia university. JPS was also at Fredonia on Tuesday and the remaining fourth ...

Land Bank To Hear About Funding

The next round of funding for the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. should be happening shortly. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, county land bank executive director, said land bank officials should be hearing about the fourth round of funding from the Office of Attorney General for state land ...

Westfield Seniors Convene

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Senior Citizens met recently with 30 members listening to Kent Knappenberger’s high school string band and some Gaelic songs before a pizza and salad party. Julie Holland, Carol Reynolds and Betty Ward helped Joyce Wainwright set up the luncheon. Shirley Kolpien ...

State DOT Proposing Changes To Three City Streets

The state Department of Transportation has proposed design changes to three streets in the city of Jamestown. On Tuesday, state DOT officials held an open house to answer any questions and to take any comments on the proposed changes. The biggest change proposed will be to Fluvanna Avenue. ...

17-Year-Old Injured In Panama Crash

PANAMA — A 17-year-old female was taken to the hospital for minor injuries following a crash Wednesday. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies and Panama volunteer firefighters were summoned around 11 a.m. to Panama-Stedman Road for the single-car crash. The Sheriff’s Office said the ...

Halloween Delight

Once upon a midnight dreary, hundreds of children dressed as ghouls, ghosts and goblins wondered the city’s streets in search of Halloween fun. On Tuesday, city officials gathered to announce the 34th Annual Citywide Halloween Fun Fest will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the former Allen ...

Reed Humbled By Trump Endorsement

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said he was humbled to learn President Donald Trump publicly endorsed him for re-election. In a Twitter post Monday, Trump said, “Congressman Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd District has done a great job. He has my complete and total Endorsement.” Reed, R-Corning, is ...

Mitrano Says She’s Less Risky Option For District

With the general election Nov. 6, Tracy Mitrano, the Democratic candidate aiming to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District, criticized U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, for his voting record and calling him the riskier choice to represent the district. She said in a conference call ...

Economic Development Workshop Is Today

CELORON — The next step in creating a countywide economic development alliance will be taken today at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. County officials have identified key community stakeholders who will be gathering at the lakeside hotel to meet with Camoin Associates, the consulting firm ...

IDA Approves Spending Proposal

“Everything is in good shape,” is how Richard Dixon, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency chief financial officer, described the proposed 2019 budget for the economic development organization. On Tuesday, the IDA board passed its budget for 2019, with Dixon mostly talking ...

No Injuries Reported After Car Leaves Road

KIANTONE — A man driving his car crashed it over an embankment Tuesday and landed in a ditch on Route 62 shortly before it intersects with Route 60. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputy on scene said the crash occurred after the driver swerved off the road at approximately 1 a.m. No ...

‘Petal It Forward’ To Be Recognized Today

Girton’s Flowers will be handing out hundreds of flowers to commuters today. The event is part of the Society of American Florists’ national Petal It Forward Program. It is in partnership with the SAF, of which Girton’s is a member. This year’s event will be the first of its kind in ...

Cassadaga Academy To Hold Open House

The Academy at Maple Avenue BOCES, 175 Maple Ave., Cassadaga, is holding a community open house on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to see the changes to the building, tour classrooms, talk with instructors and enjoy refreshments. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item ...

Robert H. Jackson Center To Host Retired Justice

The Robert H. Jackson Center will host retired Justice Salvatore R. Martoche to discuss his personal experience with the opioid crisis, the loss of his daughter to an overdose, and how the crisis has affected the legal community at the Robert H. Jackson Center on Thursday. This free event will ...

Woman Charged After Identifying Self As Twin

SHERIDAN — Giving the name of your twin apparently won’t protect you long-term during an arrest. That’s what an Irving woman learned after reportedly using her identical twin sister’s name while being arrested. As previously reported, on Sunday at about 9:45 a.m., Chautauqua County ...