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Renovations Continue

Concrete is being poured at Tracy Plaza in Jamestown as part of a renovation project to add more landscaping to make the structure more environmentally friendly, energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing. In December 2016, city officials received $1.48 million from the state through the Green ...

Series Details Relationship Between Truman, RHJ

“The guilty must not go unpunished.” These were the words of President Harry Truman following the conclusion of World War II that were heard and seen publicly for the first time after airing on CBS nearly 55 years ago. The series called “Revisions” originally aired in 1964. The ...

Foliage Concerns Dominate Site Review

LAKEWOOD — Members of the Village of Lakewood Planning Board want trees with their tacos. William Dunagan, senior project manager for Karpinski Engineering, said he will pass on recommendations made Wednesday evening to plant eight medium-size trees in the upcoming Taco Bell restaurant ...

Chautauqua’s Friendship Week Is Recognized

Friendship is an essential part of everybody’s life. For those diagnosed with mental illness, making a friend isn’t as easy as for those not afflicted. That is why Compeer Chautauqua matches trained volunteers in one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring relationships with children ...

‘Curb Appeal’

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s GROW Jamestown Front Garden Recognition Program returns in 2019 as a way to acknowledge city gardeners who contribute to the curb appeal of Jamestown’s neighborhoods. The program began in 2011 with the distribution of 250 garden signs given to ...

Bids Open For Construction Of Town Building

STOW — North Harmony will be sitting pretty with a new town building by the end of this year. That’s Town Supervisor Robert Yates’ projection now that bids are open for contractors to consider the project, which will entail the construction of a 92 feet long by 60 feet wide building ...

Cash Fees Stolen By County Employee

A longtime Chautauqua County employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing county funds over a six-year span, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said. Debra Kelley, the assistant treasurer for the Chautauqua County Water and Soil District, was charged with petit larceny after the state ...

Reps Want More Diabetes Funding

Reps. Tom Reed and Diana DeGette are pushing for $50 million more per year to help fund diabetes research and secure treatments for more of the millions of Americans suffering with the common affliction. Both co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Reed and DeGette, ...

‘Happy And Safe’

Attempting to educate elementary students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse may be tricky, but Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council has accepted the challenge. CASAC is wrapping up its eight-week “Too Good for Drugs” program at Lincoln Elementary School this week. ...

Dunkirk Man Charged In Stabbing

A stabbing that sent a man to the hospital late Saturday resulted in a felony assault charge against a Dunkirk man. Alec J. Stanley, 18, was taken into custody shortly after Ellicott police and Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were called to a reported stabbing at a residence on Town ...

Mayville Memorial Honors Hometown Heroes

MAYVILLE — The Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. Since the Revolutionary War, 3,500 medals have been awarded — 11 to ...

NY Senate Approves Bill Aimed At Opioid Crisis

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s Democrat-controlled state Senate approved legislation Monday that would require addiction treatment providers to contact predesignated loved ones when someone undergoing treatment shows potentially life-threatening behavior, such as relapse. The bill’s sponsor, ...

Daily Sacrifice

WESTFIELD — While most memorial sites honor individuals who have died, a dedicated group of citizens in Westfield is erecting a monument to those who give their lives daily for persons in need — first responders. Several local and county government officials were present on Friday ...

Petition Filed To Dissolve Village

SINCLAIRVILLE — Following the likes of Forestville and Cherry Creek in Chautauqua County, a petition has officially been filed with the Sinclairville government to dissolve the village. “The petition was filed by our tax-payer group,” said group member Brad Gains. “There’s 95 ...

TRC Seniors To Support Community Wellness Initiative

People with intellectual disabilities at The Resource Center have been supporting community gardening initiatives for years. Now they’re involved in a wellness initiative growing produce indoors, without using soil. The Resource Center’s Senior Day Habilitation Program on Harris Avenue ...

‘Hard Look’

The roundabout is about to begin. Signs on all four approaches to the Routes 20 and 60 intersection, warning of delays starting May 16, foretell the arrival of New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) workers. Traffic-separating medians and a traffic circle will go in at the ...

Memoir Of Former Cherry Creek Resident Documents Abuse

Although it has been 30 years since Shirley Wooten Rose first penned the manuscript for “Get Out of My Bed; a Spousal Abuse Memoir,” her touching story is no less relevant today. “This social issue never changes,” Rose said in a recent interview. “The only change has been the ...

‘Brittany’s Law’ Legislation Returns To Senate’s Attention

Legislation heralded for the past several years by former state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, has been proposed again in the state Senate. Sen. Pamela Helming, R-Canandaigua, has sponsored “The Domestic Violence Protection Act — Brittany’s Law,” which would require registration of ...

Helping Hands

FREDONIA — Missions of Helping Hands and Fredonia’s Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church have joined forces this year to send a team of local teens and adults to Wilmington, North Carolina to rebuild homes and communities devastated by Hurricane Florence. In September 2018, the deadly ...

Historical Society Announces Community Effort

BUSTI — The Busti Historical Society announces the establishment of a community fundraising effort towards improvements to its current campus. Founded in 1972, the Busti Historical Society is the result of the local community’s enthusiasm for the mill restoration project. The society ...