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Westfield Super To Retire By Year’s End

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School superintendent David Davison officially announced his intention to retire at the end of the year during a recent meeting of the school board. Davison took over as superintendent in May 2012. “I would like to take this opportunity to ...

Board Approves Variances For Photographer

A photographer has received a use and area variance to open a photo studio in a two-family residential (R-2) zoned district. During a meeting last week, the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals approved the petition filed by Chester Cobb for the area and use variance. The variances were needed ...

Monarchpalooza

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua Bird Tree & Garden Club is holding its third semi-annual Monarchpalooza! event at Chautauqua Institution. The event will be taking place Thursday from noon-3:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Park. The Bird Tree & Garden Club provides free programming throughout ...

LoGuidice Center Holds Recognition Ceremony

SILVER CREEK — High school seniors enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs at the LoGuidice Educational Center recently celebrated their achievement during a Senior Recognition Ceremony at Silver Creek High School. “Each graduate in our CTE program has completed many hours of ...

Multi-Million Dollar Project Begins On Route 62

WARREN, Pa. — Work on Warren County’s busiest roadway has now begun in earnest. The multi-million dollar project will rehabilitate Market St/Rt. 62 from Pennsylvania Ave. into Pine Grove Township. “The project will improve 5.54 miles of Route 62 from the intersection of Market Street ...

Flea Market To Help Community Member, Pay For Service Dog

Brenda Eccles has been dealt hardships throughout her life, but that hasn’t stopped her from being happy. Eccles was born with hip dysphasia, a disintegrating hip bone, club foot and elbow issues. She’s had many surgeries throughout her life to help her situation. She has also ...

Name Change

WARREN, Pa. — Last week, the Perkins in Warren was told by a federal judge not to be Perkins anymore. On Monday, the company that owns the Warren restaurant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As of Tuesday, the restaurant was still open — and still operating as Perkins. The bankruptcy ...

Greater Jamestown Restaurants To Close Soon

Three greater Jamestown area restaurants will be closing its doors soon. On Friday, Alfies Restaurant, located at 986 Fairmount Ave., officials announced via a sign in the door that the longtime business will be closing Saturday, July 26. The restaurant during the next two weeks will only ...

City To Receive Second Zombie House Grant

“Zombies 2.0” sounds like the name of a movie or TV show, but instead it’s a state program that will provide an additional $200,000 to city officials. Wednesday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced the recipients of $9 million in grants to address the statewide ...

Candidate Receives Libertarian Endorsement, Switches Race

A city candidate who lost in the primary election will be involved in November at another position. According to a news release from the Chautauqua County Libertarian Party, Raven Mason Thompson has been endorsed by the party for an At-Large position on the Jamestown City Council. Last ...

Youngest Of Five

Whether Chautauqua County and Jamestown residents realized it or not, when they attended parades and firework displays on the Fourth of July they not only were celebrating Independence Day, but also Reuben Fenton’s 200th birthday. On Wednesday, the Fenton History Center’s Brown Bag ...

Westfield Hospital Names New President

Westfield Memorial Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, has named Karen Surkala as its new president, effective July 22. Surkala has more than 30 years of experience in the health care field, with many years of service to AHN Saint Vincent and WMH. She joined the Saint Vincent ...

Bench Dedication For Late City Parks Worker, Daughter

Two new benches were dedicated at Bergman Park in remembrance of a longtime city parks worker and his daughter. The family of the late Brad and Lauren Proctor unveiled the new benches dedicated in their memory. Brad Proctor died at the age of 59 on July 10, 2018, at UPMC Chautauqua. Lauren ...

Kennedy Crash

KENNEDY — A woman was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries following a crash late Tuesday. According to Capt. Eric Balon of the New York State Police, the woman — 53-year-old Hope Raichlin — was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that struck a guardrail on Route 394 around ...

CJCC Prepares Shift Ahead Of Bail Reform

MAYVILLE — Next year, bail reform will affect Chautauqua County and change the court system. Until then, county officials involved in the criminal justice system are preparing for the changes. The Community Justice Coordinating Council met Wednesday where the conversation of planning bail ...

Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Today

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Community Association Inc. has announced the first concert in the 2019 Cherry Creek Summer Gazebo Concert Series to be held Thursdays beginning at 6:30 p.m. The featured entertainment for the evening will be Paul Zittel and Pure Country. The first ...

Fredonia Church Sees New Steeple Put In Place

FREDONIA— Last June, it took days for a crane to demolish the Family Church Fredonia steeple, which was heavily damaged in a fire on May 4, 2018. However, on Wednesday morning in less than two hours, the same crane installed the brand new steeple, much to the delight of church members and ...

‘These Are Classic’

BEMUS POINT – An annual event will include some unique boats this weekend. As part of the 21st annual Chautauqua Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show, more than 40 boats are expected to be on display Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to boats, there will also be events ...

Town Of N. Harmony To Celebrate 100 Years

North Harmony will make history this weekend. The town will celebrate its 100th birthday by hosting a pig roast picnic at the Town Park on Butts Road on Saturday. Originally founded in 1919, the town of North Harmony was started when Jonathan Cheney settled in Harmony in 1806 and built ...

Warren Man Sentenced In ‘Meth-Fueled’ Crime Spree

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren, Pa., man will be on probation for well over a decade for his involvement in a “meth-fueled” crime spree. Steven M. Amon, 46, 407 Water St., pleaded guilty to charges at seven dockets and was subsequently sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond on Monday ...