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Police Seek Info After Cow, Calf Found Dead

BUSTI — Police are looking for information in an animal cruelty case after a cow and its newborn calf were found dead in a pasture earlier this month. The black Angus cow was found shot to death May 8 on its owner’s property near Donelson Road in the town of Busti. The cow’s newborn ...

Wesp Leaves Boards, Heads Into Retirement

BEMUS POINT — Dave Wesp has given his helping hands to many organizations over decades, and now he is ready for retired life. For his last time May 9, Wesp fulfilled his roles as board member for both the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance and the town of Ellery. He did not ...

Town Saves On Energy Costs With Solar Panels

LAKEWOOD — “It turned out to be a home run.” That’s how Busti Town Supervisor Jesse Robbins referred to solar panels on top of the town offices and highway garage. Energy-saving measures have also begun to save the town significant costs more than a year after the panels’ ...

Crews Respond To Capsized Boat

Two people were assisted after the boat they were in capsized Sunday afternoon on Chautauqua Lake. Celoron volunteer firefighters were summoned shortly after 3 p.m. to the area behind the Harbor Hotel for a report of two people in the water. Celoron’s watercraft was put into the lake; the two ...

‘People’s Veto’ Bill Referred To AG

A state Assembly bill that would establish a “people’s veto” of laws enacted by the state Legislature has been referred to the state Attorney General for an opinion. The legislation, A.7343, is sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele, D-Bridgehampton, and would amend the state ...

Area Vietnam Veterans To Host Town Hall

A first of its kind event will be held next month at the Frewsburg American Legion. In an effort to educate the families of all veterans concerning benefits available to them through the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) has created a program ...

Schools Reflect On Past Budget Votes

On Tuesday, local residents will head to the polls to support — or reject — their school districts’ proposed budgets for the 2019-20 school year. It’s safe to say that all superintendents strive to put forth a budget that district residents will find acceptable, while also ...

JHS National Honor Society Students Inducted

Jamestown High School held its annual induction ceremony for the Jamestown Chapter of the National Honor Society recently with 49 new inductees. The new inductees were: Seniors: Courtney Koch, Amber Kutschke, Elijah McIntosh, Gillian Mead, Yalitza Melo, and Nicholas Rizzo Juniors: Berit ...

‘Academic Journey’

“Come as you are, leave as you want to be,” Nimish Gounder said during his introductory greetings to his fellow classmates of 2019. Mild weather greeted the 601 graduates during Jamestown Community College’s commencement. A processional by the JCC Concert Band kicked off the ...

Former Area Lawyer Honored By Legal Colleagues

Legal colleagues of Bruce Scolton have honored the former area lawyer. Marilyn Fiore-Lehman, chairwoman of the Jamestown Bar Association Community Service Award Committee, announced at a special meeting of the Jamestown Bar Association held recently that Scolton, former Harmony town justice ...

Dr. Nelms Is Key Note Speaker For Class Of 2019

FREDONIA — On an unusually warm and dry day, college graduates and their families flooded the SUNY Fredonia campus to celebrate the 152nd commencement class. Feelings of excitement, happiness, bliss and accomplishment bled from the smiling faces of family members as they watched the young ...

Design Focus

New life has been given to a building that was once scheduled to be demolished. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council will vote to possibly transfer 8 E. Second St. from the city to the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency for the purpose of redeveloping the building along with the vacant parcel ...

Two Gerry Residents Searched, Charged

GERRY — Two Gerry residents have been charged after a search warrant was served at their Wilson Street home at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, Richard Sendall, 34, of 3022 Wilson St., Gerry, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, with additional ...

Falconer To Hold 31st After Prom Party

The Falconer High School invites the public to the gym and cafeteria from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today for the annual open house for its After-Prom Party. This year is Falconer’s 31st consecutive after-prom party. The theme this year is “Best in the West at FCS.” Refreshments will be ...

Family Of Victim Calls For Justice

Family members of a girl who has died from a Wednesday stabbing are asking community members who witnessed what happened on Wednesday to start talking to law-enforcement officials so that an arrest can be made in the tragic incident. In a phone conversation with the Dunkirk OBSERVER on ...

Investigation Leaves Two Facing Drug Sale Charges

SILVER CREEK — Two Silver Creek residents face drug sales charges after a search warrant was executed at their 276.5 Central Ave., Silver Creek, property at 11 a.m. Thursday. According to a police report, members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Federal Bureau of ...

‘Looks So Real’

CLYMER — In Clymer Central School’s mock DWI crash scenario, some students were left bloodied, one was arrested, one was flown away and another pronounced dead. While a simulation, the realism of the event has been key for its 23 years of operation. “It’s real,” said Kathleen ...

Sheriff’s Deputy Recognized By Red Cross

A Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy who helped an infant girl choking on food last year was one of several recognized by the American Red Cross at its inaugural Western New York Real Heroes Breakfast. The recognition event took place at the Park Country Club in Williamsville. Deputy ...

Empire State Development President Steps Down

The Buffalo businessman who has been heading the Empire State Development Corp. since 2015 is stepping down. Earlier this month, it was announced Howard Zemsky will no longer be the president and CEO of Empire State Development Corp., but will remain as the chairman of the agency’s board ...

Person Of Interest Being Sought In Stabbing

Less than 24 hours after a stabbing incident on the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue, a police presence was evident at Dunkirk High School. At least four marked cars could be seen at the facility during dismissal at 3 p.m. Thursday. Two of the cars were visibly parked in lots while others ...