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Fredonia Man Charged With Producing Child Porn

BUFFALO — A Fredonia man is accusing of sexually assaulting a child and recording it. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Monday that 24-year-old Dustin Post was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography. The charge carries a mandatory minimum ...

Harmony Dedicates New Highway Town Barn

The town of Harmony recently held a dedication ceremony for the completed addition to the town highway building with current and past elected town officials and highway workers present, as well as former state Sen. Catharine Young. The original building had become outdated, and with newer ...

Collins Wins Seat To School Board

CLYMER — Bethany White Collins will be sworn in today as a member of the Clymer Central School Board of Education, as decided by voters Monday. Collins defeated her opponent Erik Johnson in a special election by a vote of 257 to 148. There was also one write-in vote. Collins is a Clymer ...

‘Promoting Peace’

WESTFIELD — In the 1930s, Grace Hopper stretched the boundaries for women by earning a Ph.D. in mathematics and pioneering computer programming that was crucial to the Allied cause in World War II. She retired as a Navy rear admiral in 1986 at age 79. On Oct. 29, 2012, 15-year-old ...

JRC To Host Annual Christmas Parade, Celebration

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation will host the annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration presented by The Resource Center on Friday, Dec. 6. The parade theme, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was selected via Facebook vote. At 5 p.m. For the People will begin playing live ...

City Woman Found In Tub Charged With Burglary

A Jamestown woman reportedly found hiding in a bathtub earlier this month is now facing burglary and stolen property charges. The Lakewood-Busti Police Department took 30-year-old Jennifer Blake into custody after investigating an incident that took place Nov. 4. Police said a family ...

Lawmaker Seeks To Add Climate Change Education To Classrooms

Climate change education could be coming to area classrooms. State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D-Rockville Centre, recently introduced S.6837 to add a new section to the state Public Authorities Law enacting the Climate Change Education Grant Program. “Climate change education in schools is ...

Area Veterans Receive Military Service Medal

Six U.S. military veterans were honored for their service and valor during a special medal presentation ceremony at the Fenton History Center. On Friday, six medal recipients attended the presentation ceremony. Greg Carlson, Chautauqua County Veteran Services director, presented each of the ...

Abatement Of Rats From Former Feed Mill Ongoing

MAYVILLE — The abatement of rats at a closed Sherman feed mill is underway using a “multi-faceted approach.” For Mark Stow, county Environmental Health director, the first day of abatement at Farmers Mill, that consisted of setting 250 traps and placing rodenticides, or rat poison, at ...

City Council Set To Pass Budget With Tax Decrease

The Jamestown City Council is slated to pass a 2020 budget with a tax decrease. On Monday, the regular monthly voting session meeting of the council will be held in its chambers on the second floor of the city Municipal Building, located at 200 E. Third St., which includes a resolution to ...

Plan For The Community

Even though the end of the year is only a month a way, the state has not yet officially approved a funding cut to the James Prendergast Library. On Thursday, the library board approved a resolution to provide additional information to state officials about the board’s three-year ...

Police Searching For Missing Dunkirk Woman

DUNKIRK — Police are asking the public’s helping in locating a missing 54-year-old Dunkirk woman. The Dunkirk Police Department said Anne Guziec was seen sometime Tuesday possibly walking her brown and white English Springer Spaniel with an orange collar in the Main Street ...

Information Sought After Rash Of Burglaries In Ripley

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating the person involved in a recent rash of burglaries in the town of Ripley. In a news release Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said the burglaries have taken place in the months of October and November. No ...

Annual Fall Craft Bazaar Is Set For Today

Representatives of The Resource Center pose with some of the items that will be for sale at the annual Fall Craft Bazaar today. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Resource Center’s Michael J. Raymond Center, 75 Jones and Gifford Ave., Jamestown. Crafts, baked goods, plants, ...

‘Happy It’s Here’

WESTFIELD — Tractor Supply Company has opened its newest store in Westfield. “We’ve had tons of people,” said team leader Vince Cordell. “Everybody I talk to has been absolutely ecstatic.” His co-worker, lead sales associate Tiffany Edwards, agreed. “It’s been amazing. ...

Falconer Eyes More Security Improvements

FALCONER — With ongoing construction coming to an end, Falconer Central School officials are shifting focus to the next phase. Site work and roof work for Phase 1 of a $22.9 million capital construction project within the school district is “substantially complete,” said Brent Aggett, ...

BPU Eyes Case For Future Rate Increase

The good news is Jamestown Board of Public Utilities electric rates won’t increase in 2020. The bad news is rates might increase in 2021 or 2022. On Wednesday, the BPU held its regular monthly meeting, with one of the topics of discussion being the proposed 2020 electric division ...

Lawmaker Seeks Changes To Council

In the midst of a labor shortage across the state, state Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, wants the state Apprenticeship and Training Council to be much more active. The council was created in 1992 to advise the state on apprentice training issues, to recommend changes for apprenticeship ...

‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’

Kenneth Mathews has long been a fan of the television show “Pawn Stars.” After discovering a hidden gem inside the wall of a property he was remodeling, the Lakewood man recently found himself in Las Vegas taping an episode with his wife Diane. “This was basically a ...

Planning Commission Recommends $5,500 Land Sale To Marina Project

The possible sale of a small piece of city land is one step closer for the marina project happening along Fluvanna Avenue. On Tuesday, the Jamestown Planning Commission recommended the sale of the 66-foot wide former railroad right-of-way to the developers of the Lawson Boat & Motor ...