Local News

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 ...

History Preserved

MAYVILLE – Women’s suffrage was commemorated Friday as a new historic marker was unveiled at the Chautauqua County Courthouse. The marker was revealed to the public by Chautauqua County historian Michelle Henry and County Executive George Borrello. The new marker (No. 478) ...

Friendship, Happiness Forged At CVCS

By Anthony Dolce adolce@observertoday.com SINCLAIRVILLE — The final bell rang for the 58 members of the 2019 graduating class of Cassadaga Valley Friday night, in their Graduation Ceremony taking place in the auditorium of Cassadaga Valley High School, in front of a full house of family, ...

Assemblyman Votes Against Voter Register Reform Bill

Legislation that was approved on the final day of the state legislative session is aimed at helping college students register to vote. S.1128A was approved by both the state Senate and Assembly as the legislative session ended. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, D-Bronx, sponsored the legislation. ...

Cruise-In

The Southern Tier Classic Chevy car club will hold its second-annual show and cruise-in to benefit the Lakewood Memorial Post 1286 of the American Legion on July 6. Proceeds from the event will benefit the maintenance and upkeep of the American Legion. While the car cruise-in and show have ...

As Holiday Nears, JPD Issues Fireworks Ban Reminder

With the Fourth of July approaching, the Jamestown Police Department is hoping to remind residents to enjoy the holiday safely. That includes following state law banning use of fireworks. According to Jamestown police, officers have responded to 31 fireworks complaints in June. “We ...

More Details Released In Hit-And-Run Involving Motorcyclist

FREWSBURG — Police have released more details of the SUV involved in a hit-and-run with a motorcyclist earlier this week. The Carroll Police Department said the truck involved in Tuesday’s incident at the intersection of Route 62 and Ivory Road near Frewsburg was likely a black GMC ...

Schuyler Discusses New Care System, Prenatal Screening

Chautauqua County has a new county-wide system of care directed toward young children born affected by prenatal exposure. On Thursday, Christine Schuyler, director commissioner of social services and public health director, discussed the new system that was developed during a four-day ...

Distillery To Be

The Jamestown City Council has given its support to an economic development project that would relocate a city distillery into downtown Jamestown. On Monday, the council approved a resolution to sponsor a consolidated funding application that will be submitted by the Jamestown Renaissance ...

Clymer School Officials Hopeful For ‘New Energy’

CLYMER — Following a successful budget vote, the Clymer Central School District is looking to bring a “renaissance” next school year. The $11,495,924 spending plan, which called for an 8.8% tax levy increase, was approved comfortably by a vote of 703 to 392. The initial school ...

Board Of Elections Corrects Website Problem

For county residents paying attention to election results during Tuesday’s primary through the Chautauqua County Board of Elections website, you might have noticed two reporting programs being used. Norman Green, Chautauqua County Board of Elections Democratic commissioner, said a ...

Summer Ahead

After a year of hard work in the classroom, Lincoln Elementary School students were given a day purely dedicated to fun. The local Parent Teachers Association held its annual PTA Fun Day tailored to help students through an exciting but often sad time. Jessica Jacques, PTA president, and ...

Southwestern Board Approves Refund

The Southwestern Central School District will refund the Sam’s Club Real Estate Business Trust $15,582.66 after the former Sam’s Club building was reassessed. In April, the State Supreme Court in Chautauqua County ruled that the reassessment would reduce the Sam’s Club’s building ...

Police Seek Driver Involved In Hit-And-Run

FREWSBURG — Police are looking for the driver of an SUV that reportedly struck a motorcyclist and drove off Tuesday. The incident, according to the Carroll Police Department, occurred around noon when a black-colored GMC turned into the path of the motorcyclist, identified as Paul M. ...

NY Government Watchdog Fired After Sexual Misconduct Probe

ALBANY (AP) — The long-time head of a New York state office focusing on public access to information and government transparency was fired Monday night after a journalist said he harassed her and touched her inappropriately. Robert Freeman had led the Committee on Open Government, allegedly ...

Ring Elementary Students Enjoy Year-End Barbecue

In their final week of classes, Ring Elementary School students enjoyed grilled food, laughed and celebrated their recent accomplishments. Ring brought back the tradition of hosting a fourth grade barbecue to celebrate the students completing elementary school and easing the transition to ...