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Jamestown Community College honors several employees

Several Jamestown Community College staff members were recognized for their contributions and service during a recent program. The President’s Award for Excellence and State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were presented by JCC president Cory L. Duckworth to ...

Submitted Photo: The Fredonia Farmers’ Market recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Fredonia Presbyterian Church to recognize the Market’s support of the church’s sale of Fair Trade food. Pictured are: Anneliese Bruegel, Farmers’ Market manager, with Linnea Carlson, and Cindy Rechlin of the Fredonia Presbyterian Church.

FFM helps local and global community

The Fredonia Farmers’ Market recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Fredonia Presbyterian Church to recognize the Market’s support of the church’s sale of Fair Trade food. A nonprofit organization, the Fredonia Farmers Market’s mission is to provide a marketplace ...

Broadband expansion moving ahead

DFT Communications and FairPoint Communications are moving forward with a plan to expand high-speed internet in the local area. The Empire State Development Corp. held a public hearing on the plan recently in Dunkirk City Hall. No comments were entered into the record. The corporation in ...

World Series of Cars returning to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The Babe Ruth World Series Board of Directors is proud to announce the upcoming 34th Annual World Series of Cars to be held in Jamestown on July 23, along with its sponsors. This year, the board of directors is pleased to announce a Major Sponsor in Dave Warren Dodge Ram. In ...

On July 3, people from communities all along the Great Lakes — including Dunkirk —  will gather on the shores, standing side by side, holding hands.

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 ...

Marc Ruckman had support 
from voters, but on the Village Board he was only one.

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 ...

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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 ...

Photo by A.J. Rao
Jamestown and Falconer firefighters were called to the Arcade Building in downtown Jamestown on Wednesday around 4 p.m. to battle a blaze. Firefighters were busy at work for nearly two hours. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

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 ...