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Jamestown area native touring with Disney

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Dreams are not the result of an overnight formula. They take time and determination. Jamestown area native, Morgan Johnson knows this first-hand. A childhood hobby now has her touring the country. The Southwestern graduate has been ice skating with the Jamestown Skating Club since she was ...

Sheldon Foundation Board tours JCC’s music facilities

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Members of the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation recently toured renovated music facilities on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. The Sheldon Foundation awarded a $1.1 million grant in 2017 to enable JCC to upgrade classrooms, equipment, and facilities for the music program. ...

Dunkirk Fire Department responds to nearby alarm

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Dunkirk Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 314 Eagle St. The fire started in the basement kitchen, where a pot, photo inserted, that had been left on the stove caught fire, filling the entire structure with smoke. The fire was quickly contained, as luck would have it, the Dunkirk ...

Pomfret eyes water rate hike

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Three water districts within the town of Pomfret might see rate hikes in the coming fiscal year. Deputy Supervisor Ann Eckman told the Town Board at its January meeting, “It has been suggested that we potentially raise 20 cents per 1,000 gallons (of water used) to raise money for operations ...

Borrello talks strategy in Silver Creek

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SILVER CREEK — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello was in attendance at the first monthly meeting of the Village of Silver Creek Board as part of his new initiative going into 2019. “Tonight (starts) my new initiative for 2019. ... I intend to visit every municipal meeting in the ...

Priest with ties to area placed on abuse list

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A priest with ties to a Silver Creek church is on a list of clergy who are credibly accused of child sexual abuse. The Rev. Mark J. Wolski, who is listed as a priest in residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, was suspended in May before being placed on the list earlier this month by the ...

Dunkirk resident concerned about sanctuary cities in New York State

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A concerned citizen in the city of Dunkirk shared a letter recently received from Sen. Cathy Young’s (R- Olean) office, in regard to sanctuary cities in New York state. According to Young, the New York Assembly has passed legislation that would designate New York as a sanctuary state. The ...

North County water district revenue up

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The city of Dunkirk saw a boost in expected revenues at the December Finance Committee meeting. The increase to the city coffers comes from the sale of water to the North Chautauqua County Water District. “The average water sold on a daily basis comes out to 394,283 gallons, of which ...

Community Notebook

Community Notebook

Chapter #459 Vietnam Veterans of America to meet Chapter #459 Vietnam Veterans of America will meet Sunday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at the John T. Murray VFW Post No. #1017, 113 Deer St., Dunkirk. With questions, call Danny at 366-2287. Gowanda Ambulance Service annual meeting set The Gowanda ...

Area Police

Area police

Mayville man charged with DWI, drug possession MAYVILLE — A warrant for a village resident led to drug charges on Thursday night. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies served an outstanding warrant on Casey S. Monroe, 31. Monroe had an outstanding felony driving while intoxicated ...

Newly elected Ripley justice takes oath of office

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RIPLEY — The new year brought a new judge for the Town of Ripley. Lawrence Michael Freligh was sworn in as the new Ripley Town Justice at 2 pm on Jan. 1. The ceremony took place in the Town Hall Court Room, and Freligh was sworn in by Town Clerk Rebecca Rowe Carvallo. The court room was ...

More discussion heard on comprehensive plan

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ANGOLA — After one year of planning, the Evans-Angola Comprehensive Plan was again a topic of discussion at the Evans Town Board at the end of the year. During privilege of the floor, a total of five residents spoke about the updated plan. Three of the five speakers were against the plan ...

Westfield Fire Department announces December activity

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WESTFIELD — The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 37 calls for service during the month of December 2018. Of those calls, 29 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 13 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and eight of them within the Town of Westfield. There ...

Westfield Fire Chiefs honor widows

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Submitted Photo As part of a tradition spanning many years the Past Chief’s Association of the Fire Department of Westfield conducted its annual delivery of Christmas poinsettias to the widows of deceased firefighters. The Christmas flower presentation is a small token of appreciation to ...

Gowanda seeking spirit nominations

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GOWANDA — Area residents have until Feb. 1, to submit nominations for the 2019 Spirit of Gowanda awards sponsored annually by the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce. There are three awards: business, service and student. Recipients will be honored at the annual Spirit of Gowanda awards ...

Vegetarian Society to meet Sunday in Westfield

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WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. This month’s presenter will be Gail Erb of Mayville, who will speak on Green Cleaning. Erb is coordinator of the Vegetarian-Vegan Society, and ...

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon set for Jan. 21

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“Celebrating A Life of Service” is the theme for the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon to be held on Monday, Jan. 21. The event sponsored by the Northern Chautauqua County Juneteenth Celebration Committee and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon Committee will be held at the ...

Making one more trip for Welcome Center

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Heading westbound on Interstate 90 and exiting New York state, it is not long until travelers are greeted by a Welcome Center. It highlights what the commonwealth of Pennsylvania has to offer, specifically along Lake Erie’s grape country. Travelers coming from the east, entering Chautauqua ...

Dunkirk schools running deficit

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The Dunkirk school district is about $200,000 in the red for this school year, Business Manager Cindy Mackowiak told the board of education during Thursday’s meeting at School No. 4. Mackowiak said that with around $3 million in reserve, the district could cover the difference — but it ...

Silver Creek swears in two trustees

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Village Board began its first meeting of the new year with the swearing in of two trustees. John Burt was re-elected, while Marv Cummings was elected to his first term on the board. “I just wanted to thank everyone for the kind words over the last couple ...