Local/Region

All Hands on Deck makes call to protect the Great Lakes

Along Lake Erie in Chautauqua County, there are many public beaches, marinas, boat launches, vacation resort areas and sportsmen clubs. The area is also known for its great fishing areas and historic designations. Most of the people living here realize what a treasure the lake is to the area ...

State Police get two DWI arrests in one stop

State Police Fredonia faced an interesting situation Saturday morning at about 3 a.m. when, while pulling over a driver that was being charged with driving while intoxicated, another allegedly intoxicated driver crashed the scene. Troopers had Andre Bowman, 29, of Gowanda pulled over on ...

When one vote doesn’t count

Marc Ruckman, who abruptly resigned as village trustee earlier this month, understands — probably better than anyone — the frustrations that come with being elected to office as a vocal minority. For the six years he served, his record of voting “no” on budget increases, rate hikes and ...

Sheridan summer recreation program begins Monday

SHERIDAN — Did you know that if you are a resident of the town of Sheridan with children or grandchildren between the ages of 5 years (or 4 and entering kindergarten) and age 13 the town offers a great half-day summer recreation program each summer? This year the program will begin on Monday ...

Fine forgiveness program to be held at Anderson-Lee Library

SILVER CREEK — As part of the summer reading theme, “Build a Better World,” Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek will offer fine forgiveness for patrons who bring in donations of non-perishable food and/or health and beauty supplies. All items collected will be donated to the Silver ...

Study of Arcade Building to continue following fire

Thanks to the work of area firefighters, the iconic Arcade Building was not severely damaged following a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon and spread to an adjoining structure. Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, a fire lit up a section of Main Street’s historic corridor near the ...

Body of missing man found

WESTFIELD — On Wednesday at about 3 p.m. the Westfield Police Department was called to a location off Bourne Street in the village of Westfield. Upon arrival, a body was discovered in a wooded area by the railroad tracks. The Chautauqua County coroner’s office was called to the location. It ...

Villenova rollover accident injures driver

VILLENOVA — A motorist, allegedly driving at an unsafe speed, was injured in a rollover accident this morning. Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies report the accident occurred around 11:40 a.m. with a female entrapped on Lovers Lane Road. Upon the deputy's arrival, the vehicle was off of ...

Jamestown standoff ends with arrest of man, 27

JAMESTOWN — A three-hour armed standoff on Baker Street today has led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man. Jamestown police report they received a disturbance call at 242 McKinley Ave. The suspect, Alberto J. Acevedo, did flee the residence prior to the arrival of officers and went to 131 ...

Institution kicks off year with performance by Jay Leno

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week One of its 2017 season.The week, which begins Saturday and concludes July 1, features presentations by renowned guests such as the Rev. Alan Jones, the investor Obi Felten, the prolific inventor Lisa DeLuca, ...

Summer food service programs available

The Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. announces its participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture civil rights regulations and policies, the ...

Firefighters battle Arcade Building fire

A towering blaze lit up a section of the city’s historic, yet abandoned, Arcade Building on Wednesday, sending a rush of firefighters into action. According to Andrew Finson, battalion chief of the Jamestown Fire Department, fire crews responded to the 24 N. Main St. building shortly ...

Senate, Assembly agree to extend Kendra’s Law

ALBANY – Repeatedly, the catastrophic results of people with untreated, serious psychiatric disorders falling through the cracks and inflicting harm on themselves and their communities has been felt across our state and the nation. To help prevent future tragic incidents, the Senate and ...

New bill to give farms tax credit to make farming an easier reality

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, farm businesses located in New York state will have the opportunity to receive up to a $5,000 tax credit annually for qualifying food donations. Sponsors of the bill, Senator Rich Funke and Assemblymember Francisco Moya worked with Assemblymembers Marcos Crespo and ...

Summer food program feeds kids for free

FORESTVILLE — With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Forestville High School provides free lunches to all children during the summer that are 18 or younger. This is an open site, so children do not have to be students from ...

Two land leases on Common Council agenda

The city could make the decision on two major projects at tonight’s Common Council meeting if two lease agreements are approved. The first in Resolution 50 would set the process in motion for a new water-front hotel between Tim Hortons and the Clarion, if approved. The resolution reads ...

Sheriff’s Office seeks community help in solving grand larceny case

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in solving a grand larceny. During the early morning hours on Saturday, June 17, an unknown subject wearing a full-body cover from head-to-toe stole two John Deere zero turn mowers from LandPro in Clymer, valued at over $30,000. The subject used ...