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CHALK IT UP: NCCF effort aims to bring sun, smiles

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Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is campaigning to uplift the northern Chautauqua community through #upliftchq! The foundation started with Facebook contests aimed to make everyone smile and have something fun to do. Winning posts received gift cards from local restaurants. One week ...

Even at a distance, gardens can look great

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The year 2020 references vision, but no one saw the COVID-19 coming. As most of us were making plans for this unique year number, the virus was making its plan to make this year one that no one will ever forget! Along with all the cancellations nationally and locally, the NCCF yard and garden ...

Stokes commissioned as second lieutenant

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Gwen Stokes was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army on Tuesday in Buffalo. She is the recipient of the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship for Dental Medicine and will be attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (L.E.C.O.M.) School of Dental Medicine in ...

Inner Lakes announces scholarship winners

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The Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union has recently announced their scholarship winners for the 2019-2020 school year. They are: ¯ First – Alec Schrader (Fredonia), $1,500 ¯ Second – Dylan Scriven (Westfield), $1,500 ¯ Third – Kaitlyn Dahl (Cassadaga Valley), $1,000 ¯ Third ...

One new COVID-19 case in county; six are active

Coronavirus coverage

Chautauqua County has six active cases of COVID-19, including the latest being a woman in her 60s, according to the daily update issued by the Health Department. 100 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. Recovered cases are at 124, there ...

Brocton woman charged, injured in Route 20 accident

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A Brocton woman was charged in a single-vehicle accident on Saturday on Route 20 in the town of Pomfret. Around 4 p.m., the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident. An investigation found that Nicole B. Stewart, 33, was traveling east on Route 20 when she made an unsafe ...

Sgt. Raeymacker finishes his journey

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“Amazing Grace” rang out over Willowbrook Cemetery Friday in a final honor given to Sgt. Gerald Raeymacker. “I think it’s all fitting that we’re here today, the day before we celebrate our Independence Day and to look at Sgt. Raeymacker and the sacrifice that he has given along ...

Honorable David A. Prince

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The Honorable David A Prince, a life-long resident of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away on July 2, 2020, at the age of 77. He was born Sept. 20, 1942, in Brooks Hospital, to the late Arthur F. and Charlotte (Schwertfager) Prince English. David is survived by his loving wife, caregiver and best ...

Jackson’s Fourth of July words resonate 79 years later

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On July 4, 1941, then-United States Attorney General Robert H. Jackson was scheduled to deliver a speech in the shadow of the Washington Monument at the National Sylvan Theater. Due to rain, the Spring Creek, Pa. native and former Jamestown resident — enthralled in the New Deal ...

Veterans concerned over VA clinic changes

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Thom Shagla is a veteran. A United States Marine, he served in the Vietnam War for 13 months and took part in the duration of the Tet Offensive. A half-century later, he lives with the medical repercussions of his service. “I’ve got neuropathy in both legs caused by Agent Orange, ...

Methadone clinic has support, discomfort

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People battling addiction will soon have a place to go locally with a methadone clinic coming to the city of Dunkirk. Acacia Network will be moving into 303 Main St. and have also purchased 305 Main St. should expansion be needed. The facility will see over $1 million in renovation work and at ...

Waterfront businesses adjust to reopening

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Businesses at the waterfront are happy to be open once more and people are enjoying it. “It’s nice to have the businesses open,” Holly Montalvo stated. “It’s a little uncomfortable having to wear the mask, but it’s better than not going out.” Demetri’s manager Vasilios ...

Area police

Area police

Domestic dispute leads to charges in Jamestown JAMESTOWN —A city man has been arrested in connection with a domestic dispute on Thursday afternoon. Jamestown police report Jose A. Rosario, 44, was charged with fourth-degree mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree ...

Jamestown cultural organizations ready to reopen to the public

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JAMESTOWN — Since closing their doors in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamestown cultural centers have been eagerly anticipating their reopening to the public. The Robert H. Jackson Center, Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI), Fenton History Center, and Audubon Community Nature ...

Virtual History Days planned

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Due to the COVID-19 virus this year, Fredonia History Days is being conducted in a much different format than usual. It has adopted a more “virtual” and “socially distanced” festival, with a streamlined look for 2020. Events include: FRIDAY, JULY 10 ¯ 6 p.m. Classic Car Parade ...

Institution announces Week Two features

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CHAUTAUQUA — Aside from daily lectures, Week Two features a variety of artistic offerings across the CHQ Assembly platforms. They include: ¯ 5 p.m. today — Independence Day Celebration: Conductor Stuart Chafetz and friends continue Chautauqua’s beloved Independence Day tradition. ...

Fire risk is high over holiday weekend

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking New Yorkers to practice the utmost safety during the upcoming holiday weekend. Dry weather throughout the month of June has increased the risk of fires. “We were fortunate to see some rain this past weekend, but the majority of ...