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Bundle Them Up

The Salvation Army is preparing to help children stay warm with its annual Bundle Them Up campaign. The program, which first began in Rochester in 2003, provides new and gently used jackets and coats to area children. Local grants from Cummins, The All For Amy Fund, Chautauqua Region ...

JPS Approves JCC Liaison To Aid Students

A local college liaison will look to pique Jamestown High School students’ interest in the next level of learning. The Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education approved a career development liaison agreement with Jamestown Community College at Tuesday’s regular meeting. JCC ...

Benefit To Help Family Displaced By Fire

A fundraiser will be held Sunday for a city family whose home was destroyed in a fire over the summer. The benefit will be from 5-8 p.m. in the Darrah Hall at Christ First United Methodist Church, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown. The event will include a chicken and biscuit dinner for $10. ...

Mueller To Run For Busti Town Supervisor

Dr. Rudy Mueller is running for Busti town supervisor. He is serving his fourth year as Town Councilman and previously served four years as a Chautauqua County Legislator representing the residents of Lakewood and Busti. While on the County Legislature, he was elected by his peers to be the ...

New Pavilion Is Under Construction At Audubon

The Stephanie Frucella Education Pavilion is under construction in the Audubon Community Nature Center’s backyard. “We are thrilled to be able to expand our capacity for learning with the addition of this beautiful structure,” said Leigh Rovegno, Audubon Community Nature Center ...

‘A Big Heart’

FINDLEY LAKE — People turned out in a big way to help the “little people.” About 120 people took part in the second annual Dwarfism Awareness Walk sponsored by Alexander’s Restaurant on Sunday in Findley Lake. And more than 170 people donated to the cause. “It was awesome. A great ...

Grant Helps Parks Dept. Plant Trees Across City

Since the fall of 2007, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has granted more than $85,000 to the city of Jamestown for tree planting. This year, the Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department planted 51 trees with the foundation’s support throughout the “Park West,” ...

Education Board Focuses On ‘Neglected’ Middle School

Bemus Point Central School District Supertintendent Michael Mansfield told board of education members a greater emphasis on the middle school level must happen. “I’ve learned through the years, I think it’s been one of the most neglected parts of education — that bridge from ...

Secret Of The Plane

Sometimes writers, whether they write books, blogs, or newspaper columns, do not know if readers are entertained, inspired, educated, or bored. Getting feedback from readers is nice. Recently I found out that not only had one of my earlier “Hometown History” columns educated, but had ...

Sherman Seeks New Comprehensive Plan

SHERMAN — More than 50 residents of the greater Sherman area gathered recently to take the first step in planning the future of the municipality. John Steinmetz and Robert Murphy Jr., community planners for the engineering firm, Barton & Loguidice, led the first of several visionary ...

State Drops Hammer On Methadone Clinic Plans

The need or want of a methadone clinic in Chautauqua County has been a pressure point of contention, on both sides, throughout the region. Almost all agree that with the growing opioid epidemic and the prevalence of street drugs, laced with more dangerous chemicals than the drugs themselves, ...

Walk Promotes Domestic Violence Awareness

Along with being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 22nd annual Walk Against Domestic Violence and the 17th annual Unity Day took place Friday in downtown Jamestown. Members of Zonta International, the United Way, survivors, supporters and ...

Manufacturing Month Kicked Off At JCC Tech Institute

Jamestown Community College’s Manufacturing Technology Institute was the perfect location Friday to celebrate Manufacturing Month. “Meeting workforce training needs is critical to the economic well-being of the Southern Tier Region,” said Daniel DeMarte, the president of JCC. “JCC ...

DA, Sheriff: New Discovery Rules Will Impact Offices

MAYVILLE — According to the Chautauqua County district attorney, the most sweeping criminal justice changes the state has ever seen will happen at the beginning of next year. On Friday, District Attorney Patrick Swanson said the new discovery laws that will go into effect throughout the ...

‘Law And Orders’ Fundraiser Aids Special Olympics New York

LAKEWOOD —  Law enforcement officers across New York state gathered Thursday night to help raise funds for Special Olympics New York as part of its annual Law and Orders event. Locally, officials from local police departments partnered with Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in ...

New Faces

CLYMER – Within a month, Clymer has two new faces at the helm of its administration. The Clymer Central School Board of Education on Thursday appointed Kirby Oldham as the interim principal during a special meeting effective Oct. 7. Corey Markham, the current principal, announced his ...

Westfield Approves Site Plan After Review

WESTFIELD — The site plan review for 216 E. Main St., submitted by Family Health Services Inc. for a new medical office building in the village, special meeting of the village board took place Tuesday evening at Eason Hall. The end result was the approval of the site plan by the ...

Lost Dunkirk Hero Comes Back Home

DUNKIRK — A Dunkirk hero who went missing during the Korean War will be coming home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced this week that Army Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker, 21, and killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 9. In late 1950, Raeymacker was a member of ...

‘Used Every Day’

FALCONER – Falconer Central School officials and its student body are awaiting completion of its new track. But in the meantime, the all-weather sports complex has been getting its fair use. Stephen Penhollow, Falconer superintendent, has maintained that the new football field was more ...

Horrigan Named Interim Alliance Director

After the resignation of the Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance’s first executive director, a familiar face has been brought in to help the organization through the transition. In September, Erin Brickley, former Alliance executive director, resigned with no reason given, ...