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Town of Sheridan makes hires, donations

SHERIDAN — The town of Sheridan took care of business Thursday, and that involved welcoming employees and deciding on donations. Highway Superintendent Jeffrey Feinen announced that he had hired Doug Gula as the town’s new equipment operator. “I had ... about 30 applicants (for the ...

Forestville Villagewide Yard Sale slated for June 10

FORESTVILLE — Forestville residents — have you been hoarding or just have too much stuff? Time to clean out that garage, dig through your closets, check out the attic or anywhere else you’ve been storing all that stuff that you just don’t use anymore. This is your chance to get some ...

Comedy Center secures $5M in capital funding

JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center, the first national-scale, non-profit cultural institution and visitor experience dedicated to comedy, has secured all funding for its capital budget with the closing of a Federal New Markets Tax Credit transaction that provided the project with ...

Lakeshore Humane Society recognized by county clerk

The Lakeshore Humane Society received the most votes in the month of March in the Chautauqua County Clerk’s office Dress Down to Lift Up charity fund drive, which features 12 local charitable organizations. The organizations with the most votes at the end of the year will receive monetary ...

Westfield Farmers’ Market opening next week

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market opens for its 11th season on Saturday, May 27. The outdoor market takes place in the village of Westfield at the intersection of Routess 394 and 20 in Moore Park, minutes from Thruway Exit 60 (Westfield). The market offers fresh, ...

Cocaine, crack seized in Jamestown drug raid

JAMESTOWN — Police raided a Sampson Street home Friday morning, charging two residents and seizing nearly 160 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine. At 5:25 a.m., investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, New York State Police CNET and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement ...

Busti penning apology letter to Reed for ‘dirty people’

BUSTI — Busti town officials have agreed to pen an apology letter to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed over what they called a “childish” reception by attendees of a recent town hall. Reed, R-Corning, was met with a chorus of boos while fielding questions at the Busti Fire Department on May 6, much ...

Museums, historical societies to host Open House Day

MAYVILLE — Local residents and visitors are encouraged to learn more about local history by participating in the first-ever countywide Museum and Historical Society Open House Day, taking place Saturday. The event is being presented by the Chautauqua County Museum Consortium, which consists ...

Dr. Roger Firestien proved many times to the 100 in attendance that habits can hold us back.

Thinking positive about failures

Creativity is what drew Dr. Roger Firestien to Western New York. Originally from Colorado, he came to Buffalo to receive a Master of Science degree from the International Center for Studies in Creativity in 1979. He was a trailblazer of sorts. Back then, he was the seventh person to earn that ...

Boil water advisory lifted for all Brocton water customers

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the village of Brocton announced Thursday that the boil water order in effect since Monday for all customers served by the village of Brocton water supply is now lifted. The affected area included the village of ...

Area wineries to participate in Taste NY Experience tasting event

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the first-ever Taste NY Experience tasting event to showcase more than four dozen of the State’s top wine, beer, spirits and cider producers at Pier A Harbor House — one of New York City’s most iconic and historic landmarks. The May 24 event comes on ...

Dan Bonasera

Chicken barbecue benefitting Dan Bonasera set for Sunday

Dan Bonasera, a lifelong resident of the Dunkirk/Fredonia area who served as a Marine, paramedic and current DDSO employee, has suffered a major cardiac crisis with continuous medical costs. The public is encouraged to join in giving back to him as he has for many years. A chicken barbecue ...

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During a press conference at the Capitol, Senator Catharine Young (center), joined by national highway safety advocate Stephen Eimers (center-left), Senator Joseph Robach (center-right), Assemblyman Sean Ryan (far-right) and Assemblyman Andy Goodell (far-left), called for passage of legislation to ban and remove dangerous “X-Lite” guardrails from roadways across New York.

Young pushes to permanently ban dangerous guardrail system

ALBANY — Standing alongside national highway safety advocate Stephen Eimers, Senator Catharine Young (R-Olean) Tuesday called on the Federal Highway Administration and the New York State Department of Transportation to ban the potentially dangerous guardrail systems and develop a plan to ...

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The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, along with the New York State Police CNET and Ellicott Police Department, raided a 19 S. Work St. residence in Falconer on Monday and seized more than 300 grams of cocaine and a stolen weapon.

More than 300 grams of cocaine, stolen gun found in Falconer home

More than 300 grams of cocaine and a stolen gun were seized Monday after police raided two Falconer apartments. Two village residents were taken into custody. At 2 p.m., members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, New York State Police CNET and Ellicott Police Department conducted two ...

Solar moratorium extended in Evans

ANGOLA — An extention of the solar moratorium in the town of Evans has been approved. A sparse crowd was on hand earlier this month as the Town Board approved the extension of the six-month moratorium on non-residential solar farms in the Town. All three members voted in favor of the ...

NCCF approves $76,752 in grants to organizations

The Board of Directors of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) recently approved awards totaling $76,752 through two grant-making programs. The Community Benefit Grants Program awarded a total of $70,029 to 19 organizations. This program awards grants on a biannual basis for ...

Young Formally Charged In Butler County, Pa

The 19-year-old Jamestown man accused of intentionally setting off a dozen fires in the local area was formally charged Tuesday in Butler County, Pa. According to Butler County Court documents, Jonathan H. Young faces a laundry list of criminal charges, including two counts of first-degree ...

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Pictured are School 3 recipients of bicycles under the Bikes-4-Books program. To left on bike: Kyle Augustin. Front row from left: Kayden Schunk, Eliza Bautista, Shaniya Watts and Miles Piche. Second row:  Jillesy Rivera, Ryan Falco, Jasiret Orsini and Yeriel Gutierrez. Third row: Building Administrator Daniel Genovese, Chassity Mercado-Genera, Kaydance Campbell, Xavier Vasquez, John Bogardus.

Bikes-4-Books program a success at School 3

This school year Dunkirk School 3 participated in the Bikes-4-Books program. This is a new program founded by former DHS teacher John Bogardus with Lisa Leavitt and in conjunction with Harvest Chapel. Bikes-4-Books was inspired by a volunteer program in Florida that Bogardus participates in ...