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Light And Darkness Not Always At War, Professor Says

CHAUTAUQUA — People live by darkness and light. “The words we speak, are saturated with metaphors drawn from the realms of light and dark,” said Maria Tatar, a professor. For a long time, she told an Amphitheater audience Wednesday, as part of the theme “The World of Nighttime,” ...

Former Sherman Village Treasurer Charged In Theft

Ann Gilbert, the former treasurer for the village of Sherman, is facing a felony charge for the alleged theft of more than $20,000 in cash paid by residents from 2012 to 2016 for village sewer, water and taxes. The third-degree grand larceny charge was announced Thursday following an ...

Backpack Distribution Set For Tuesday In City

For the ninth consecutive year, The Chautauqua Center and supporting organization The Waterfront Foundation are spearheading a backpack and school supply giveaway to benefit local students. Volunteers recently convened to assemble nearly 2,000 backpacks that were filled with school supplies ...

Dunkirk, Fredonia Host National Night Out Events

Not all interactions with police or first responders have to take place in times of conflict or danger. On a warm, clear Tuesday night in early August, residents of Dunkirk and Fredonia had a great opportunity to see that for themselves. “It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, it ...

Area Man Sentenced On Burglary Charges

A Kiantone man who this spring pleaded guilty to burglary charges will now spend several years in state prison. David Spunaugle will serve five years plus five years of parole supervision. The 46-year-old was sentenced July 27 by Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley after pleading ...

Jamestown Airport To Get New $3.3M Fence

Chautauqua County officials have agreed to have a new multi-million dollar fence installed at the Jamestown airport, with the bulk of the money coming from the federal government. County legislators recently voted in favor of a resolution to rehabilitate the airport perimeter fence. The ...