Local News

Gratitude

LAKEWOOD — Because of the numerous donors, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation managed to raise over $186,000 for more than 90 different nonprofit organizations. The Give Big CHQ event itself was held June 13 and was an online donation event. An event was held at the Southern Tier ...

Jamestown Lions Club Donates Bike Racks For Riverwalk

For those riding bicycles along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk, there are four new spots to park your bike. On Wednesday, city and Jamestown Lions International officials gathered at Panzarella Island near the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities to host a ribbon cutting ceremony by one of ...

Curb Appeal

The Jamestown City Council has approved the last of three streetscape projects that will be funded by the state Downtown Revitalization Initiative program. At a meeting earlier this week, the council approved the streetscape project that will take place along East Third Street from Main to ...

Comedy Team To Perform ‘Laugh In Peace’ Today

The description of the “Laugh In Peace” comedy show may sound like the beginning of a joke on its own. However, a rabbi, a reverend and a Muslim will perform together at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts tonight. Featuring comedians Rabbi Bob Alper, the Rev. Susan Sparks and Gibran ...

Woman Who Stole Car Facing Charges

A Jamestown woman who stole a car containing a credit card and checkbook she then used to buy items throughout the county is facing multiple charges. Jennifer L. Blake, 30, was taken into custody following an investigation by the Lakewood-Busti Police Department. Officers were first made ...

Firefighters Not Liable When Saving Pets From Cars

ALBANY (AP) — A new law in New York says firefighters and emergency medical professionals aren’t liable for any vehicular damage when they remove a pet from a dangerously hot or cold car. Existing law already granted legal protections to police who break a car window to rescue a trapped ...

Fundraiser Set To Help Find Silver Creek Resident

SILVER CREEK — Today marks the one-year anniversary of when State University of New York at Fredonia graduate Sam Sayers went missing from a solo mountain bike in the state of Washington. On Saturday, during Silver Creek's annual village wide yard sale day, a shop will be doing its part ...

Dedicated

STOW — A construction project nearly 30 years in the making began this week. Town and county officials gathered to mark the occasion with a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday at the future site of the new administrative and court offices for the town of North Harmony. The site will be ...

Panama Man Charged After Crashing Car, Claiming It Was Stolen

A Panama man who claimed his car was stolen was instead found to have crashed it after leaving a Pennsylvania bar on the Fourth of July. Zachary Dunham, 27, was taken into custody July 26 on charges of third-degree falsely reporting an incident and second-degree offering a false instrument ...

Town Of Poland Appoints New Code Enforcement Officer

KENNEDY — The town of Poland has a new code enforcement officer. The Town Board at its July 9 meeting appointed Eric Yager to the position at a salary of $5,000. He replaces Alan Gustafson, who resigned for a new position, effective June 30. Gustafson said he will help Yager with the ...

Gazebo Concert To Feature Pat Cook, Country, Classic Pop

CHERRY CREEK — The Summer Gazebo Concert Series in Cherry Creek will continue Thursday with Pat Cook, who performs the music of Patsy Cline, as well as other country and classic pop artists. The concert will be held in the gazebo of the Memorial Park, located on Main Street, behind the ...

Riverwalk Maps Added To City Kiosks

There is a new map to help people find and follow the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk throughout the city. On Monday, city officials gathered by one of the new maps that have been placed in six informational kiosks found along the Riverwalk. Joining city officials was Gary Peters Jr., who produced ...

Organizers Call Beach Cleanup A Success

DUNKIRK — Dunkirk’s Great Beach Cleanup is already looking forward to next summer after a solid turnout and great accomplishments over the weekend. Co-organizer Jodi Falkner, while thanking sponsors, noted Saturday was a perfect day to be at the beaches. “It was a great day with a lot of ...

Study On Dissolution Reveals Options

SINCLAIRVILLE — The village was once again visited by Dr. Kent Gardner of the Center for Governmental Research in Rochester this past week, at a special meeting in Park Church, where Gardner shared with those in attendance his findings on possible outcomes of Sinclairville’s proposed ...

Chinese Delegation Visits Chautauqua County

A delegation of 11 professionals and board members from the YMCA-YWCA of Chengdu, China, visited the area this week to learn about the programs of the Jamestown YMCA and YWCA associations. The Chengdu association has had a relationship with YMCA Camp Onyahsa since 2011, and seeks to broaden ...

Savings Sought

Single commodity recycling by the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will save the city-owned utility company money, which in turn will save its customers cash as well. David Leathers, BPU general manager, announced last week that the BPU will be going to single commodity recycling starting ...

RTPI To Hold 35th Anniversary Celebration

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History invites the public to join them in celebrating the organization’s 35th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 11:00 a.m., guests will hear remarks by Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello. Thirty-five years ago, ...

4 Allegany County Teens Killed In Crash

BURNS — Three students from the Dansville Central School District and another teenager lost their lives after a one-vehicle collision early Saturday in Allegany County. At about 4:32 a.m., New York State troopers out of Amity and Troop E barracks responded to the incident on County Route ...

Local Authors To Be Featured At Cherry Creek Library

CHERRY CREEK — Sharon Howe, librarian of the Cherry Creek Free Library, has announced the acquisition of three books written by local authors. “Prey,” a novel written by former Pine Valley educator, Tim Majka, is a suspense-filled tale perfect for summer reading. Shirley Wooten Rose ...

Jete With Jordan

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet welcomed home Jordan Leeper to teach a master class at its studio on Third Street. “I started dancing here when I was 12,” Leeper said. “A year prior, I had been involved in the Nutcracker, but didn’t start taking lessons until next year with ...