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Kennedy Honors Veterans On Memorial Day

KENNEDY — The sun shone and a breeze made the flags around the hamlet of Kennedy wave as residents and friends gathered proudly on Memorial Day to remember those who served their country. The parade route in Kennedy was full of spectators of all ages as the procession began along Route ...

DA Says Case Still ‘Moving Forward’ After Accused Dog Killer Released

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man accused of hanging his pit bull from a tree late last year was released on his own recognizance Tuesday. Robert Overton, 47, was released from the Chautauqua County Jail after a ruling from County Court Judge David Foley. The announcement comes more than a month ...

Reed Signs Petition To Get ‘Dreamers’ Debate To House

Last week, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, signed the discharge petition, which went against Republican party leadership, in an attempt to get the “Dreamers” debate to the House floor. On Tuesday during Reed’s weekly conference call with regional media outlets, the congressman discussed ...

Sherman Women Rescued From Chautauqua Lake

CHAUTAUQUA — No injuries were reported after two kayakers were helped by water rescue teams in Chautauqua Lake on Tuesday. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said it received a 911 call around 3 p.m. in the area of Magnolia Road in the town of Chautauqua for reports of screaming ...

Area Veterans Visit Washington, D.C.

FREDONIA — For four area Veterans, Memorial Day came one month early. Fredonia residents William Norris, Norman Shopland, Leo Julian and Ken Goulding, fulfilled a bucket-list experience in April when they joined with the Chautauqua County Honor Flight Veterans team that visited Washington, ...

Fredonia Trustees Hear Economic Development Project Updates

FREDONIA — Projects are taking shape in Fredonia through public and private investment. Village trustees were updated on the status of several economic development projects during a meeting last week in village hall. Nate Aldrich, community economic development specialist with Northern ...

Fredonia Prepares $10M DRI Application

FREDONIA — The village is hoping a stronger application with more detail — and opportunities to improve its historical downtown — will generate a better result in this year’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative’s third round of funding. Through DRI, a $10 million award will be given ...

Softball Team Provides Constructive Outlet For All Ages

A light mood and laughs pervaded the atmosphere of a sunny field in Bergman Park last week when the Ecko Fin and DiMarco’s Softball Team took to the plate for the first time this season. Since the 2015 softball season, this team has been giving locals a chance to play ball in the co-ed ...

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation To Host Give Big CHQ Fundraiser

For its 40th anniversary this year, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation wanted to do something big. On June 14, the foundation will host the region’s first 24-hour, online fundraising event, Give Big CHQ. Giving days are a new powerful trend happening across the country that rally ...

CLA Assists JRC To Prep Boat Docking Slip

The Chautauqua Lake Association assisted the Jamestown Riverwalk Commission in final preparation of the boat docking slip for spring and summer use at McCrea Point Park. Major work was performed on the slip last fall by Chautauqua County and the city of Jamestown and the Chautauqua Lake ...

40 For 40: Remembering Ron And His Dedication To The Community

Ron Cotten dedicated his life to serving his country and his community. This year marks the fourth Memorial Day celebration without Cotten since his death in January 2015. A U.S. Navy veteran, Cotten was assigned to Airborne Early Warning Squadron Eleven. His squadron’s primary duty was ...

Congdon, Haines Honored At Randolph Firemen’s Awards Banquet

RANDOLPH — Members of the Randolph Fire Company recently held their 133rd annual awards banquet to recognize members for their volunteer service to the community. Firemen from all over the area attended the event to say farewell to longtime member John Congdon and District 3 Fire Coordinator ...

Transgender Rights Clarified, JPS Policy Remains Same

The NYS Board of Regents recently adopted an amendment regarding bullying and discrimination addressed in the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) regulations. The amendment was passed to clarify how acts of discrimination, harassment and bullying should be reported to school administrators and ...

Residents Encouraged To Follow Local, State Burning Laws

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is advising state residents that although the state’s ban on brush burning ended May 14, several open burning regulations are still in effect across New York state year-round. Residents are encouraged to use caution when burning brush and ...

City Officials Tour Site Of Twin Bridges

From left, John Williams, Jamestown city parks manager; Jeff Lehman, Public Works director, Bill Stevenson, chair of the River Front Management Council; Mayor Sam Teresi; and Becky Robbins, BPU communication coordinator. Teresi met with Stevenson Friday to get an update on the construction of ...

Body Found In River ID’d As Missing City Man

The Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the body pulled from the Chadakoin River on Tuesday in Jamestown was that of 35-year-old Sean Carpenter, who had been reported missing since April 11. Jamestown police confirmed the identification less than three days after a passerby ...

Chemical Dependency Treatment Unit Opens

IRVING — The Brooks-TLC Hospital System held a grand opening ceremony Thursday for its inpatient chemical dependency treatment unit, located on the third floor of the Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving. The 20-bed in-patient center will be available for those in need of rehabilitation ...

City BPU Boiler Dismantling Project Continues

Jamestown Board of Public Utilities officials hope they have approved the last change over for the dismantling project for coal boilers No. 11 and 12. On Monday, the board approved the 18th change order for the dismantling of the coal boilers for $194,900, to bring the total project cost to ...

HCAT Group To Repurpose CRCF Grant

With no new applications from local health care facilities to assist with the recruitment of physicians, the Health Care Action Team has decided to use funding toward educating Chautauqua County medical students. On Thursday, the volunteer group of medical professionals decided to repurpose ...

Schools, Libraries Host Children’s Author Nathan Hale

SINCLAIRVILLE — Sinclairville students sat and listened as the writer to some of their favorite books detailed his journey to how he became a professional cartoonist. His explanation to how he found his career was simply by saying “yes.” At Sinclairville, Nathan Hale presented to two ...