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Cause Of Massive Fire Still Under Investigation

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The cause of a massive fire Friday that destroyed a four-story brick building in Jamestown remains under investigation. The fire at 308 Crescent St., formerly home to the Jamestown-Royal Upholstery Corp., was declared out around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, almost 27 hours after city firefighters ...

Land Bank To Start Crime Prevention Program

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Constructing an environment to create safer neighborhoods is the next task eyed by the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. Earlier this month, the land bank board discussed its newest initiative — Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Gina Paradis, land bank executive director, said ...

Chautauqua Lake Celebrates Class Of 2021 In 25th Annual Ceremony

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MAYVILLE — Friends, families, faculty and staff gathered on a picture-perfect evening last week to honor the Chautauqua Lake Central School Class of 2021. The celebration began Thursday with a graduation parade through the village of Mayville. Emergency vehicles escorted the outgoing ...

Dunkirk High School Grads Adapt And Shine

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Dunkirk High School’s Class of 2021 had academic careers disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but learned to adapt and persevere and came out stronger in the end. That was the overriding message at the school’s commencement ceremony at Karl Hoeppner Field Saturday. Although the event ...

Kent Resigns As Secretary Of Dem. Committee

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Loren Kent, who lost out on being the next Democratic elections commissioner, has decided to step down from his post as secretary of the county Democratic Party. Earlier this month Kent shared with the OBSERVER and The Post-Journal that he planned on staying in his position, even as a number ...

Fredonia Reflects On Past While Moving Ahead

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On Sunday afternoon at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds, the Fredonia High School class of 2021 received their diplomas amidst showers of applause, congratulations, and at a point, heavy rainfall. The ceremony began with a pre-recorded piano performance of “The Lark” by Fredonia ...