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Winter Road Woes

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A wintry mix of snow and ice made for woeful driving conditions Tuesday — most notably for tractor-trailer drivers, many of whom found themselves stuck in ditches along Interstate 86. The New York State Police reported several vehicles off the road due to slick roads. That was none more ...

(10 AM) Motorists Dodge Trampoline In Dunkirk

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DUNKIRK -- Motorists had to do more than just navigate through the snow and blustery conditions. Some even had to avoid a trampoline in the city. Dunkirk officers were at Brigham Road this morning moving a trampoline that was lifted by the winds on to the pavement between Fifth and Sixth ...

Body Armor Donated To K-9 Nichols At Catt. Co Sheriff’s Office

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LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office K-9 Nichols will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K-9 Nichols's vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Cattaraugus Little Valley School ...

Falconer ‘Hoops For Hospice’

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Once again the Falconer Central School Girl’s Varsity and JV Basketball team will play in honor of loved ones at the 9th annual “Hoops for Hospice” game. The event was created nine years ago by Emily Scholeno, basketball coach, after her high school friend’s mother, Dolly Cline, ...

Local Scoutmaster Charged

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Following the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy scout by his scoutmaster, the Allegheny Highlands Council will host a members-only meeting today regarding the importance of prevention of such crimes. Nate Thornton, the council’s scout executive, announced that scout leaders will ...

City Council Hears From CHRIC

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As part of an ongoing series of meetings with local housing improvement organizations, the Jamestown City Council heard from the executive director of Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corp. On Monday during a meeting of the council’s Housing Committee, Josh Freifeld, ...

County Airport Is Denied Federal Air Service Funding

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Chautauqua County officials have been notified by the federal government that it will not be re-establishing Essential Air Service program funding for the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. On Tuesday, county officials announced the latest development in trying to re-establish commercial ...

SWCS Senior Receives Diploma

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On the heels of the state Education Department releasing the graduation rates in public schools, Maureen Donahue, Southwestern Central School District superintendent, noted that the percentages do not represent the five-year graduation rates fairly. At Tuesday’s board of education meeting, ...

Further Delays To Brewing Project May Mean Lawsuit

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Work on the Jamestown Brewing Company project at 115-121 W. Third St. is continuing with beer-making possible as early as March. Further delays, however, could leave everyone involved with a bitter aftertaste. In a filing Dec. 21, 2018, in state Supreme Court in Erie County, Jamestown ...

NEMF Files For Bankruptcy, To Close Falconer Terminal

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ELIZABETH, N.J. — New England Motor Freight Inc. — which has a terminal location in Falconer — announced that it and 10 related entities have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in ...

JHS Junior Headed To NYC To Compete In Poetry Out Loud Finals

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“Which U.S. slang do you speak?” asked JHS junior, Olivia Ruiz, pointing her finger at the Poetry Out Loud judges to win first place in the Western New York Regional competition held in Brockport recently. Now, she’s heading to New York City for the State Finals, where she will compete ...

E2CCB Distance Learning Program To Benefit From State Grant Award

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FREDONIA — More than 7,000 miles separates Western New York from Namibia, Africa, however that distance will seem less now thanks to a recent grant award and the Building Cultural Bridges program. Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES is part of a grant consortium that was recently awarded a ...

Falconer Releases Honor, Merit Rolls

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FALCONER — Falconer Central School officials recently released the school’s second quarter honor and merit rolls. HONOR ROLL Sixth Grade: Isabella Anderson, Nathan Bailey, Lucas Barron, Channing Brainard, Brayden Brown, Hannah Cobb, Emily Crawford, Gabriel Delahoy, Savannah Devlieger, ...

Audubon Announces Two Scholarship Opportunities

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The Audubon Community Nature Center is accepting applications for two different opportunities for students with an interest in wildlife and nature education. The deadline for applying for the 2019 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship is Monday, March 18. Since 2003, the education staff of the ...

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Senior Council To Meet Thursday United Senior Council members and guests will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Lakewood American Legion on Chautauqua Avenue, Lakewood. The Lakewood-Busti Golden Agers will serve as hosts. Refreshments will be provided. Speakers from the Salvation ...

Superintendent Outlines Bemus Point Budget

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BEMUS POINT — Michael Mansfield, Bemus Point Central School District superintendent, said the district is seeing “the best start that we’ve had since I’ve been here” regarding the early stages of preparing the school budget. The 2019-20 school budget will increase 1.67 percent or ...

Area Police Reports

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CARROLL POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Robbie M. Stearns, 23, of Frewsburg was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police observed a vehicle Saturday at 11:27 p.m. driving with one headlight on Ivory Road. An investigation found that Stearns was allegedly in ...