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Fall String Festival Slated For Sept 26, 27

FREDONIA — The State University at Fredonia School of Music will host a virtual edition of its annual string festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, with Project: Music Heals Us (PMHU) Artists as special guests. The event is sponsored by the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the ...

Reed Celebrates Signing Of Great American Outdoors Act

Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, joined President Donald Trump, David Bernhardt, interior secretary, and lawmakers from the Senate and House for the signing of the “Great American Outdoors Act.” Reed co-sponsored the legislation, and the Problem Solvers Caucus, which Reed co-chairs, endorsed the ...

Everydays True Value Hardware Donates To JHS

Everydays True Value Hardware on Foote Avenue recently donated health and safety supplies to Jamestown High School through The True Value Foundation’s Educational Heroes Safety Campaign. The donation included hand sanitizer, NN-95 masks, hand soap and cleaners. “We are very thankful ...

Volunteers Sought For Coaching Program

The Coalition of Chautauqua County Women and Girls is seeking volunteers for the Women2Women (W2W) coaching program. The W2W adult mentoring program was sparked in 2013 by a status report titled “Women and Girls in Chautauqua County.” Since then, the Coalition of Chautauqua County Women ...

University Receives Funding To Improve Recycling, Waste Reduction

The State University of New York at Buffalo has received state funding to focus on strategies to improve recycling and waste reduction. Recycling markets are currently experiencing unprecedented volatility due in part to tightening import restrictions in Asia. As a result, some U.S. recycling ...

Abrams-Hill To Run For Seneca Nation Treasurer

SENECA NATION ALLEGANY TERRITORY — Sandra Abrams-Hill of the Wolf Clan has announced her candidacy for Seneca Nation treasurer. A resident of the Allegany Territory, Abrams-Hill will be running at the Seneca Party Caucus and seeks to then advance to the nation’s general election in ...

Bridge Work On Schedule In Poland

A bridge rehabilitation project along Route 394 is well underway in the town of Poland. According to Susan S. Surdej of the New York State Department of Transportation, abutment and pier work have been completed on the bridge that spans the Western NY & PA Railroad and Lake Erie Railroad ...

County Confirms 2 Dunkirk Students Test For Virus

The Chautauqua County Department of Health said two students within the Dunkirk School District have tested positive for COVID-19. Christine Schuyler, county public health director, confirmed the two positive cases. The students have been attending school through distance learning only and ...

Fredonia Is Still On Boil Water Order

Members of the Chautauqua County Department of Health made an inspection of Fredonia’s Water Treatment Plant Thursday morning to assess progress on the filtration change. “The Health Department was pleased with our progress with the work that was being completed to resolve turbidity ...

Man Accused Of Growing Marijuana

A Portland man is facing charges he illegally grew marijuana inside his residence, a mobile home that was destroyed by fire earlier this week. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced charges against 28-year-old Caleb F. Daniels. An investigation by the Southern Tier ...

Pandemic Complicates Campaign For Challengers

Incumbents, even those with interim in their title, maintain a tremendous amount of control regarding the narrative of the campaign season. Holding office gives those who serve us plenty of clout and connections to their constituents whether it be through the media or major events. For the ...

JLDC Eyes Retooling Loan Programs

Micro, working capital, COVID-19 response and remote workers might be new categories of loans the Jamestown Local Development Corp. (JLDC) could be offering to encourage private sector investment. On Wednesday, the JLDC board met with one of its discussions on loans offered by the ...

County United Ways Kick Off Fundraising Campaigns

The United Ways of Chautauqua County kicked off their respective annual fundraising campaigns with an joint virtual campaign kickoff via Facebook Live. Community, business, education and government partners joined executive directors Amy Rohler of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County ...

Man Accused Of Growing Marijuana

A Portland man is facing charges he illegally grew marijuana inside his residence, a mobile home that was destroyed by fire earlier this week. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced charges against 28-year-old Caleb F. Daniels. An investigation by the Southern Tier ...

Just One Drink A Night? ‘Fake Study!’ I Say

By Denny Bonavita Let’s not talk about whether to drink alcoholic beverages. Let’s consider instead how much is too much. Men are now told to limit ourselves to one alcoholic drink per day, according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. One drink usually does not kick us into ...

JLDC Eyes Retooling Loan Programs

Micro, working capital, COVID-19 response and remote workers might be new categories of loans the Jamestown Local Development Corp. (JLDC) could be offering to encourage private sector investment. On Wednesday, the JLDC board met with one of its discussions on loans offered by the ...

County United Ways Kick Off Fundraising Campaigns

The United Ways of Chautauqua County kicked off their respective annual fundraising campaigns with an joint virtual campaign kickoff via Facebook Live. Community, business, education and government partners joined executive directors Amy Rohler of the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County ...

‘Great Improvement’

Curb, sidewalk and driveway apron improvement work will be started later this month along Bowen Street in Jamestown. On Tuesday, city officials announced the improvement project along Bowen Street. Jeff Lehman, city public works director, said the project is being funded through $146,775 ...

Crash Sends One To UPMC Chautauqua

At least one person was taken to UPMC Chautauqua following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday. First responders were alerted to the collision on North Main Street, between Second and Third streets, in Jamestown at about 1 p.m. A sedan sustained significant passenger side damage in the crash, while a ...

Van Strikes Tree In City

The driver of a van that struck a tree was checked by EMS personnel Wednesday. First responders were called to Pardee Avenue, between Willard Street and Crestline Drive, around 11:10 a.m. for a report of a crash. A van, which officials say may have had mechanical issues, struck a tree ...