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Students Earn Accolades In Poster Contest

“Be a thinker, not a drinker.” That was the theme for the Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council’s Alcohol Awareness Month poster contest, in which hundreds of students from multiple schools participated. Precisely 389 students entered the contest, and from that number 12 ...

Borrello To Deliver State Of The County Address April 25

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said he will deliver his 2018 State of the County Address at the next meeting of the County Legislature. The address — the first for Borrello as county executive — will take place Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium ...

Southwestern School Budget Plan Heads To Voters

The Southwestern Central School District Board of Education approved a $28,687,534 proposed 2018-19 budget, pending the approval of voters May 15. On the ballot will be propositions regarding the budget, the purchase of three new busses and a referendum regarding libraries in the town of ...

Borrello Marks 100 Days With Business In Mind

County Executive George Borrello fulfilled a campaign promise ahead of schedule. For his first 100 days in office, Borrello committed to visiting 100 businesses to gauge issues the business community faces in Chautauqua County and also to see what is going right. He completed the feat in just ...

Fenton Brown Bag Lecture Focuses On Ephemera

Have you ever kept an envelope because you wanted to keep the postmark? If you have, then you probably know about ephemera. For those who haven’t collected a postmark, stamp or postcard, ephemera is an item of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that was originally ...

No Serious Injuries In Route 60 Crash Tuesday

ELLICOTT — No serious injuries were reported in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in the town of Ellicott. State police said a sedan, driven by Timothy J. Hoyer, struck the rear of a semi tractor-trailer on Route 60 at Horton Road. The collision forced the sedan into the northbound ...

Westfield Hospital Unveils New Upgrades

WESTFIELD — The newly renovated Westfield Memorial Hospital emergency department was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting celebration Tuesday. The expanded and upgraded emergency department will allow the hospital, part of Allegheny Health Network, to “better accommodate its ...

Jamestown Man Acquitted Of Robbery Of Cab Driver

A Jamestown man accused of robbing a cab driver at knifepoint last year was acquitted in Chautauqua County Court on Wednesday afternoon. Alberto Acevedo was facing a charge of first-degree robbery, which Public Defender Ned Barone said is a violent felony. "If convicted, he could have ...

City, Police Union Arbitration Hearing Scheduled Thursday

Starting Thursday, an arbitration panel will hear the reasons why employees with the Jamestown Police Department should or shouldn’t receive a pay increase in 2016 or 2017 from the city of Jamestown. A three-member arbitration panel will hear from both city and the Kendall Club Police ...

Pittsfield Man Winner Of $4.5M Jackpot

PITTSFIELD, Pa. — When Bryan Lake of Pittsfield, Pa., walked into Sheetz in North Warren on Friday, he had a $10 bill and was planning to use it for gas. Instead, he turned part of it into a winning ticket in a $4.5 million lottery. Lake saw the lottery ticker advertising that Match 6 was ...

Lakewood Looks To Place Library Funding On School District Tax Rolls

The 259 referendum vote for Southwestern Central School District taxpayers was discussed during a Village of Lakewood Board of Trustees meeting. The referendum, if approved, would change the way the Lakewood Memorial Library and Hazeltine Public Library are funded. A New York state education ...

Comedy Center Announces 2018 Festival Headliners

National Comedy Center officials are once again delivering on their promise of bringing well-known comedians to Jamestown. The comedy center announced Tuesday that its grand opening will be highlighted by the appearances of Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin and Dan Aykroyd this summer — which will ...

Winning $4.5M Match 6 Ticket Sold In Warren

WARREN — If you played the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Match 6 game on Friday night and you bought your ticket at Sheetz in Warren, you better check — and double check — those numbers. The Pennsylvania Lottery announced on Monday that a $4.5 million ticket for the Match 6 game was sold ...

Aid Increase A Plus For Dunkirk Schools

DUNKIRK — Adoption of a new state budget in Albany last week brought some welcoming news of a slight bump in aid to the Dunkirk City School District. School officials, however, will still need “to take a dive in to the extra resources” in order to balance the district’s 2018-19 ...

Area Businessman Proposes Pedal Boat Rental Facility In Dunkirk

DUNKIRK — This summer is expected to be an exciting one for Wright Park with new amenities completed. One local businessman wishes to give families one more thing to do. “There are a lot of great improvements that are going to be happening at Wright Park, a lot of people utilize its ...

Walk With Ease Program Begins Today

The Jamestown area’s first Walk With Ease program is set to begin today at the Northwest Arena, 319 W. Third St., Jamestown. Walk With Ease is designed for people with arthritis, older adults over the age of 50 or anyone wanting to benefit from an introductory exercise program that is ...

Separation Agreement Details Pay For Former Principal

FREDONIA — Former Fredonia Middle School Principal Andy Ludwig is receiving his base salary plus benefits and a lump sum of half his yearly pay, per details in a separation agreement between him and the school district. The six-page separation agreement, which was approved by the Fredonia ...

Two Vehicles Involved In Sunday Accident

Ellicott Police responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident near the corner of Falconer and Dow streets in Jamestown around 5 p.m. Sunday. Details of the accident involving a white Nissan Sentra and black Dodge Journey were unavailable by press time. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

The Inspiring Jamestown High School Class Of 1950

Editor’s Note: The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is commemorating its 40th anniversary this year. Throughout the year, the foundation is highlighting 40 stories that are indicative of the impact foundation-funded programs and initiatives have had on the community. This week features ...

Arkwright Supervisor Says Westfield Hasn’t Voted Down Wind Farms

ARKWRIGHT — As the debate of the pros and cons of the Arkwright wind farm continues, both sides have thrown their punches. Arkwright Town Supervisor Fred “Nick” Norton has kept up to date on the project. One thing that was stated in the January meeting was Westfield’s opposition to a ...