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Town of Evans readies for Independence Day festivities

The town of Evans would like to remind its residents and visitors to the area that Independence Day brings several thousand plus people to the Lake Erie Beach/Point Breeze area. To ensure public safety for those enjoying the festivities, residents within the area and pedestrian traffic as a ...

A Field Day for Sinclairville kindergarteners at Greystone Nature Preserve

It was a perfect weather day when 66 kindergarteners from Sinclairville Elementary School spent a day in Nature at Greystone Nature Preserve. The day opened with each child stating what they like best about Nature. Everything from elephants to diamonds was mentioned. Then the children explored ...

New ‘Book Talk’ Program for Teens to begin at Anderson-Lee Library

Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main Street in Silver Creek announces a new program for teens ages 13 to 17. Called “Book Talk,” this program is a time for teens to come together and share about a book they are currently reading or a book they have already read and loved. Discussion ...

Two charged in burglary

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Deputies were called to a location Thursday on Valley Street in the village of Mayville for report of burglary. Upon further investigation, deputies found Eric Courtier, 28, of Mayville, and Page Zenns, 21, also of Mayville, in a residence without having ...

Westfield Exempt Volunteer Firemen’s Association to hold annual Ox-Roast

On July 8, the Westfield Exempt Volunteer Firemen’s Association will continue a 71-year tradition holding the annual Ox-Roast in Ottaway Park located on Route 5 just east of Barcelona. The first annual Firemen’s Ox-Roast was held in July of 1947, also at Ottaway Park. In addition to the ...

Jamestown water voted best tasting in county

Mayville — Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler congratulates the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities for being the winner of the 25th annual Water Tasting Contest held at Chautauqua Mall on Saturday. The BPU draws its water from groundwater ...

ATV accident sends one to Hamot

CASSADAGA — A medical helicopter was summoned after an all-terrain vehicle accident was reported on a trail near Cassadaga. The accident was reported around 6 p.m. after a nearby homeowner was approached by someone claiming there had been an incident on Burnham Road. Police were able to ...

Brocton announces valedictorian, salutatorian

BROCTON — The Brocton Central School District has announced this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian. Jess Link The Brocton Central School Valedictorian of 2018 is Jessica Link. She is the daughter of Steven and Elizabeth Link and the older sister of three Brocton Elementary students, ...

Man linked to bank robbery nabbed in Kwik Fill hold up

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown man police say robbed a bank earlier in the day was nabbed after he attempted to hold up a Kwik Fill location late Thursday. Charged was 34-year-old Albert L. Chapman after officers with the Jamestown Police Department received word of a robbery at the 342 Forest ...

The Academy at Maple Avenue celebrates graduates

CASSADAGA — This year’s graduating class from The Academy at Maple Avenue, an Alternative Education school of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES (E2CCB), celebrated their achievements Thursday, June 21 during the Senior Recognition Ceremony held at Jefferson Hall. Proud family ...

Westfield man charged in domestic dispute, choking

WESTFIELD — A 68-year-old village resident is in Chautauqua County Jail after officers claim he choked a woman and punched a hole in the wall and threw an assortment of items at the victim. Westfield police say Frank Riscili of 13 Lake St. was charged Wednesday evening with second-degree ...

Two from South Dayton charged in drug bust

SOUTH DAYTON — Two village residents are facing drug charges after a search warrant earlier this week by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force. Officers report Laurie Newcomb, 41, and Jeremy Steves, 38, of 408 Pine St., are facing charges of criminal possession of a controlled ...

OFA to offer medicare educational presentation June 30

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging (OFA) is hosting “The A, B, C & D’s of Medicare” on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Ct., Dunkirk. The workshop is for individuals who are new to Medicare, and caregivers who are assisting ...

Marnie unit recovers body spotted in Lake Erie

BLASDELL — Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Marine Unit was dispatched around 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, after jet skiers found a body in Lake Erie. The Marine Unit located the complainants about 1.5 miles off Woodlawn Beach, Blasdell and the body was recovered and loaded ...

Jamestown man pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Juan Pacheco, Jr., 36, of Jamestown, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and marijuana. The ...

Mayville man arrested following foot chase

MAYVILLE — A Mayville man has been taken into custody after allegedly running from police. Thursday around 3:40 a.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff deputies located a male on Valley Street in the village of Mayville. The male identified himself as Tyler N Tedesco, 22, of Valley Street and upon ...