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Chautauqua Lake Names Students Of The Month

Students of the Month at Chautauqua Lake Central School, honored for September achievements, are Nathan Engdahl, Amber Eichelberger, Jonah Reyda, Emma Tolbert, Grayson Shaffer and Lily Otto. The student recognition program honors students in grades 7 through 12 whose classroom performance, ...

Falconer Students Of The Month

FALCONER ­— Matthew Erskine, eighth grade, has been chosen as the student of the month for November 2020 in Falconer. Matthew enjoys hunting, swimming, and jumping on his trampoline. His favorite subjects are Algebra and Spanish. Matthew’s favorite musician is Charlie Puth and he also ...

A Step Ahead

Chautauqua County has yet to see a major surge in COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic. In fact, the highest number of hospitalizations due to the virus has never been greater than 25, which occurred in late October. That, however, has not put a local health care staff at ease. As part ...

New Dollar General Opens In City

There is a new store on the corner of Winsor and Crescent streets in the city of Jamestown. On Tuesday, Dollar General announced its newest location at 226 Winsor St. in the city is now open. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The store is expected to employ ...

Tax Breaks OK’d For Solar Farm In Hanover

A new solar farm is one step closer coming to northern Chautauqua County. On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency approved financial assistance to Hanover PV, LLC, including Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreement providing real property tax abatement, sales tax ...

Carroll Board Sets Special Budget Meeting

FREWSBURG — In an effort to reduce the proposed tax increase in the 2021 budget, the Carroll Town Board will be holding a special budget meeting. On Nov. 11, the board held its regular meeting with the vote on the tentative budget on the agenda. However, after hearing from town residents, ...

Toys For Tots

DUNKIRK — Kirk’s Jewelers in Dunkirk is the drop-off location hot spot for Toys for Tots, according to several volunteers that were there over the weekend “Kirk’s has been a partner with Toys for Tots for several years, they’re a staple in our community,” volunteer Lauren Boyle ...

Tentative Pact OK’d On Ambulance Billing

Chautauqua County is expected to authorize an agreement between the city of Jamestown and the county regarding billing for emergency medical services. The county Legislature’s Public Safety and Audit and Control committees both approved a resolution authorizing the county executive to ...

Jackson Is Named City Police Chief

The city’s interim police leader has been named by the mayor to be the new chief. On Monday, Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist named Timothy Jackson as the new chief of the Jamestown Police Department. Jackson has been the interim police chief since July following the retirement of Harry ...

Indictments Handed Up In County Court

Several indictments have recently been handed up in Chautauqua County Court. Kelvin Thomas, 37, was indicted on three counts of felony first-degree criminal contempt. He was arraigned Nov. 10 before Chautauqua County Surrogate Court Judge Stephen Cass, and a pre-trial conference has been ...

Woman Sentenced In Theft Of Workers Comp Benefits

New York State Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro announced the sentencing of a Randolph woman who reportedly stole $3,065.28 in workers’ compensation benefits by forging her late father’s name in order to cash the checks. Bonnie S. Slater, 60, of Randolph, was sentenced Monday in ...

TRZ Hosts Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Relief Zone Youth Center will host its annual Memorial Tree event to honor the community’s loved ones at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. The public is invited to attend the free holiday event with refreshments to-go. The winner of our fall raffle will also be drawn at the event. To sponsor a ...

Gift Of ‘Appreciation’

GOWANDA — The Quilters for Christ from the Gowanda Free Methodist Church donated 70 handsewn masks to the Gowanda Middle School faculty and staff. The Quilters for Christ group delivered the masks last week to the middle school, where some of the faculty got to try them on and pose for a ...

Cassadaga Lakes Nature Nature Park Care Fund Established

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy has established the Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park Care Fund at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. Located on Route 60 north of Cassadaga, the Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park is in the heart of Chautauqua County. When heading south on Route 60, the ...

Sherman Swears In Board Member, Deputy Mayor

SHERMAN — A new Sherman Village Board member and a new deputy mayor were sworn in during a meeting held recently due to the resignation of Isaac Grotto, the former deputy mayor who moved out of the area. New board member Dennis Watson was sworn in at the beginning of the meeting by ...

Meeder: Difficult To Impose Restriction On Signs

SHERMAN — Municipalities are very limited in their ability to place restrictions on the display of signage and other forms of public expression, Sherman Village Zoning Board members learned at a recent meeting. Village Mayor Colleen Meeder told board members that when it comes to imposing ...

‘All About Family’

SALAMANCA — Hometown Rent to Own in Salamanca will once again help provide free meals as part of its “Thanksgiving Feast to 100 People” that will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20. In previous years, Hometown Rent to Own had all the fixings bagged and ready to pick up with ...

City Ahead, On Pace With Police Reform Initiative

The city of Jamestown and its police department is ahead of schedule and on pace with the state’s new police reform initiative. On Thursday, the Jamestown City Council Public Safety Committee hosted a meeting to discuss the police reform initiative, with Lt. Tim Jackson, interim Jamestown ...

Two Jury Trials Are Adjourned As COVID Cases Climb In County

Two criminal jury trials scheduled in Chautauqua County Court, which would have been the first since COVID-19 forced the closure of most court functions in New York state, have been adjourned. And due to rising numbers of the coronavirus across the state, it doesn’t appear that trials will ...

Westfield School Board Reviews Virus Protocols

WESTFIELD — The increase of COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County, along with positive test results in the district, prompted Michael Cipolla, Westfield Academy and Central School district superintendent, to review the current situation with members of the board of education. At their most ...