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County To Hold Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Community

The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Solid Waste has announced its first Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day of 2019 will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city of Dunkirk Department of Public Works, 19 Lucas Ave. in Dunkirk. The event ...

Justice For All Class Success Talent Show

Community

Jamestown High School’s Justice for All class recently held a talent show to celebrate and highlight the fun and unique talents of JHS students. There were 13 acts from singers to musicians to cheerleaders to rap stars. Winners were: first place, Laurissa Franchina singing Jar of Hearts; ...

Becker To Attend Girls’ Conference

Community

The American Legion Auxiliary from the Herman Kent Post 777 has selected Madelaine Becker from Maple Grove Middle-High School to attend the New York State Girls’ State Conference this year which will be held July 1 through July 7 at SUNY Brockport. Abigail Newman was chosen as this year’s ...

Child Advocacy Program Received Grant

Community

The Child Advocacy program recently received a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation CAP a grant to translate brochures, and informational materials from English into Spanish. CAP’s mission is to end child abuse in Chautauqua County. When abuse occurs, CAP coordinates a ...

Counties Group Wants AIM Funding Restored

Community

The New York State Association of Counties wants the state Legislature to restore funding for the Aid and Incentives To Municipalities program without taking the money from money for counties. As the 2019-20 state budget continues to be debated at the state Capitol, the $60 million ...

Statewide Screening Diagnoses Diseases

Community

Since statewide screening began for three additional genetic diseases in newborns, five babies have been diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder, spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, and have been able to receive life-saving treatment. “All children deserve a healthy start on life, and the ...

Ear To The Ice Presentation To Be Held At JCC

Community

Glenn McClure will present and discuss his musical composition, Ear to the Ice, at Jamestown Community College on Monday. McClure will give a presentation, which is free and open to the public, at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. The event is provided through the Lenna Endowed Visiting ...

Consumer Bureau Changes Policy

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reversing yet another policy set by her predecessor by giving more sway to a group of committees that advise the financial watchdog. CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger said Thursday that she would lengthen the tenure of ...

Accepting Nominations

Local News

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is looking for a hero. An unsung hero, that is. Since 1986, the Foundation has presented its Axel W. Carlson “Unsung Hero” Award to individuals, and couples, going unnoticed in their community while helping others. This year, the ...

2 Face Criminal Mischief Charges

Police Reports

Two 18-year-old Jamestown residents have been taken to the Jamestown City jail awaiting arraignment after allegedly hitting parked cars with a baseball bat on Thursday. According to a police report, Kayla M. Haines, 18, and Mikayla C. Bartlett, 18, both of Jamestown, were charged with ...

Exploring Efficiency

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LAKEWOOD — Busti Town board members and Lakewood village trustees have been thinking about ways to save their taxpayers money, and an office merger has been proposed as one way to do that. Following a proposal from Busti Town Board Member Rudy Mueller, the town and village governments ...

JHS Benefits From College Partnership

Local News

Jamestown High School is benefiting from a partnership with St. Bonaventure University this year. Eight St. Bonaventure Adolescence Education students are working with Jamestown High School teachers Raquel Ruch, Barbi Price, Charlie McKenna, Brenda Latimer, Chris Tehan, Stacy Childress, ...

Public Defender Says Delays Are Intentional

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone said the continued delays in the ongoing second-degree murder trial of David F. Waggoner are intentional by the prosecution and “clearly calculated to undermine the defense.” Waggoner, 54, is accused of shooting 30-year-old ...

Memorial Hospital Officials Mourn Death Of Hospital President

Local News

WESTFIELD — Westfield Memorial Hospital officials are mourning the recent death of Valerie K. Jackson, former hospital president, who passed away suddenly March 14. Jackson, who began her tenure at Westfield Memorial Hospital on Aug. 13, 2018. Under her leadership, the hospital saw ...

Griffo Wants To Restore Balance In State Senate

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State Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, has introduced legislation in the state Senate that he says will restore balance to Senate politics by giving each county one member of the state Senate. S. 2047 would amend the state Constitution to reduce the number of Senate districts from 63 to 62, ...

Foundation To Help City Purchase More Trees

Local News

With an increase in the number of trees being cut down in the city due to the emerald ash borer invasion, the city will need assistance in replace its urban forest. That is why the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is providing more funding assistance in 2019 than in past years. On ...

Southwestern Socks Of Love Campaign Culminates Donation

Community

LAKEWOOD — In a demonstration of love for the community, the student council at Southwestern Middle School facilitated a donation drive for the St. Susan Center and the UCAN City Mission in Jamestown and delivered the items on Valentine’s Day. This caring group of students and staff ...

Kent Tucker To Perform On Friday

Community

On Friday, the Infinity Jazz Concert Series at 302 E. Third St., Jamestown, will feature An Evening of Jazz with Kent Tucker and the All-Star Big Band at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored in part by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. There is no admission price. The concert is open to ...