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P-TECH Holds First Graduation Ceremony

DUNKIRK — For many area high school seniors, commencement acts as the close of one chapter and the beginning of another. For WNY P-TECH College & Career Academy students, this ceremony serves as a reminder that the journey is just beginning. “You’ve accomplished so much in your four ...

Ribbon Winners

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Community Association Inc. has announced the winners of various events that took place over the past weekend during the Cherry Creek Independence Day Celebration. The festival began with the Cruise-In on Friday evening with 85 vehicles registered and ...

From Flint To Chautauqua, Change A City’s Narrative

CHAUTAUQUA – Flint, Mich., can rebuild. That was the message from those looking to change the city’s narrative that it’s a lost cause. From Flint to the Amphitheater stage inside Chautauqua Institution, Lev Hunter, founder and owner of The Daily Brew in Flint; Anna Clark, journalist ...

Sinclairville Man Faces Sex Abuse Charge

ELLINGTON — A Sinclairville man has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse involving a juvenile. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies report an investigation was conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division into a report of a suspicious situation. Through an investigation, it was ...

DEC Files Charges In Seizure Of Illegal Reptiles

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that Environmental Conservation Police Officers charged an Allegany man with multiple violations in connection with an ongoing investigation into the illegal possession and sale of wildlife, ...

Detour Ahead

Harrison Street has closed near the Harrison Street Bridge for its replacement project. Construction is scheduled to last about five months with a plan to reopen in November. Harrison Street, between Foote Avenue and Main Street, will be closed to traffic during construction and a detour will ...

Family Of Owen Miller Encourages Kindness

MAYVILLE — Standing in front of Chautauqua Lake Central School’s Class of 2019, Aimee Rowe repeated one key piece of advice, always pursue kindness. For the last nine months, Rowe, her family and her friends have been spreading the importance of kindness following the tragic death of her ...

Falconer Man Dies In 2-Car Ohio Crash On Interstate

By SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — A Falconer man was killed in a two-car crash early Tuesday. The Ohio State Highway Police said 20-year-old Matthew W. Eskeli IV died from injuries suffered in a crash on Interstate 70 in Clark County. The collision took place around 2:30 a.m. Patrol officers ...

Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Involving Motorcycle

FREWSBURG — A woman has been charged after a motorcyclist was struck near Frewsburg last week. The name of the woman was not released Tuesday by the Carroll Police Department. However, police said the driver came to the department to report the incident that took place June 25 at the ...

Leaping To It

As promised, the new Jamestown Public Schools LEAP program sprung into action at all five elementary schools Monday. “It’s surreal,” said Dr. Bret Apthorpe, JPS superintendent, standing outside Lincoln Elementary School as students were being dropped off in droves. LEAP, or ...

University Names New Chief Of Police

Brent S. Isaacson has been named the new chief of University Police at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Isaacson currently serves as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a position he has held since 1996. Working in the FBI’s Jamestown office, he is ...

Sherman Seniors Told To Strive For Kindness

-SHERMAN — No matter what path one may follow in life, one should always strive to be kind, above all else, graduating seniors at Sherman Central High School were told at their commencement Friday. Former Sherman student, Scott Jordan, whose life journey led him to Delta Airlines where he ...

Wild America

Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival is returning to Panama Rocks for its third year on July 27 and 28 — the last weekend of July The festival will feature keynote speaker Clay Bolt, the award-winning naturalist and photographer who in February 2019 helped re-discover the ...

Pre-War-Era Train Sets Displayed At Library

ELLINGTON — A display of Pre-World War II-era Lionel trains were on view at Ellington’s Farman Free Library for the month of June. The Schrantz Family provided the six train sets, all in their original condition. The largest train, a standard gauge set, was manufactured in the late ...

Bill To Give Homeowners Time To Fight Foreclosures

State legislators have approved legislation that would give those whose home is being foreclosed upon more time to mount a defense. The bill amends the state Real Property Tax Law so that any defense based on a plaintiff’s lack of standing in a foreclosure proceeding related to a home loan ...

Residents Provide Input Into Future Of Ripley

RIPLEY — More than 30 Ripley residents attended a Community Conversation on June 20 with the hope of having a voice in the future of the town. The event, which was held at Meeder’s Restaurant, was hosted by the Chautauqua County Health Network, which is currently partnering with the town ...

Resistance-Training

Any person at any age can enjoy activities in the water. That is how three ladies feel about the Adult Water Aerobics class at the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown. For almost 30 years combined, water aerobics students Angie Baggiano, Pat Boland and Ida Bauer have ...

Ripley Central School Hosts End Of Year Celebration

RIPLEY — The weather was the only thing that did not cooperate when it came to making Ripley Central School District’s end of year celebration a great success. Enthusiasm was high on June 20 whether one was in the cafeteria enjoying food and music, taking part in a scavenger hunt ...

PennDot Begins Work On Route 62

WARREN, Pa. — Work has started on a multi-million dollar project that will re-pave Warren County’s busiest roadway. The $6 million project will result in over five fresh miles of Route 62 starting in the City of Warren, through Conewango Township and into Pine Grove Township. “The ...

Collapsed Road Temporarily Re-Opens In South Valley

As of Friday at 12 p.m., the town of South Valley has officially re-opened Burch Drive to allow for local traffic with the completion of a temporary structure, Town Supervisor Heather Lamberson said. All residents have been notified as well the 911 system, local fire, EMS and law ...