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Wanted Jamestown man facing drug charges

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SHERMAN -- A Jamestown man, stopped for a traffic violation, is in hot water after Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies found drugs and other items in his vehicle. At about 9:18 p.m. Friday, deputies stopped a vehicle on Route 430. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Scott C. ...

Best-selling author shares story of Klansman ancestor

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From the hate crime recently committed in El Paso, to the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the 2015 church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, “We are in a moment … that is like a return to or remembrance of things past,” said guest lecturer Edward Ball to ...

World War II vet, former Fredonia mayor St. George dies

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One-time village of Fredonia mayor, World War II veteran and longtime business owner Charles St. George has died. An incomplete announcement is included in today’s edition with a full obituary to be included in the weekend edition. St. George served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Alaska where ...

Westfield board OKs site plan for medical building

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WESTFIELD — The site plan review for 216 East Main Street, submitted by Family Health Services Inc. for a new medical office building in the village, special meeting of the village board took place Tuesday evening at Eason Hall. The end result was the approval of the site plan by the board. ...

Symptom of silence still prevalent at Brooks

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It was an unusual voice mail message, but not unexpected. J. Gary Rhodes, former interim chief executive officer at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, was disappointed with our continuing coverage in 2014 about the mounting deficits and job layoffs at the institution in a changing health-care ...

Community notebook

Community Notebook

Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park plans walk Sunday, Oct. 6, Labyrinthine Ways Peace Park will continue its discovery of nature between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. We encourage youngsters and young at heart to join in the fun of viewing nature close up. See the changes that have occurred since our last ...

Harvest Moon 2019 tonight, Saturday

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WESTFIELD — Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church, a miracle will occur. A number of Westfield’s well known but deceased citizens from years gone by will materialize to share their memories and insights about the Westfield they lived in. Lake Shore ...

Fredonia debate planned Oct. 25

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The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County invites the public to meet and question the candidates for Fredonia Mayor and Village Trustees at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the Fredonia Opera House. Running for the mayoral office are Athanasia Landis and Doug Essek. Running for village ...

Storm drain project set for Saturday in city

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The storm drain is intended to route rainwater quickly off the streets and parking lots, and directly to a water body during a heavy storm event. Unfortunately, undesirable materials flow along with the rainwater — automotive oil, trash, yard waste, debris and pet waste. All these pollutants ...

Sixth annual Randy Jam coming Sunday at Sheridan VFW

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A well-respected Jamestown musician who was taken far too soon will again be remembered in an annual benefit that bears his name. The life of Randy Hofgren will be honored Sunday, Oct. 6, with the sixth annual Randy Jam scheduled to take place at the Sheridan VFW from 1 to 6 p.m. in honor of ...

DWI charges after rollover

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PANAMA — A Jamestown man faces driving while intoxicated charges after a rollover accident in the village today. At approximately 3:15 a.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Meyers Road. Further investigation found Joseph R. Lindberg, 22, was operating his vehicle ...

Derby teen located

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DERBY — The Evans Police Department reported on Thursday that Alexis Cecala, 17, of Derby has been located. She went missing earlier this week, but was found after an alert was posted by the department.

DWI arrests in Pomfret, Hanover announced

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Two driving while intoxicated arrests have been announced by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department. At around 7:32 p.m. Thursday, Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle for an observed traffic violation on Route 60 in the town of Pomfret. An investigation found the ...

Missing Korean War soldier coming back to Dunkirk

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A Dunkirk hero who went missing during the Korean War will be coming home. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced this week that Army Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker, 21, and killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 9. In late 1950, Raeymacker was a member of Battery B, 57th ...

Village of Fredonia takes on Feeding Fredonia Challenge

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The Fredonia Village Board of Trustees has endorsed the Feeding Fredonia Challenge and Mayor Athanasia Landis proclaimed Oct. 7 to 18 as Feed Fredonia Week. This support is an important statement that this food collection is an event that needs the involvement of the whole community to succeed. ...

Breast cancer survivor aims to spread awareness

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SHERIDAN — John Smith is on a mission to raise awareness of male breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed in males each year and that 500 men die from breast cancer annually. For men, about 1 in 833 will be ...

SUNY Fredonia president search updated

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SUNY Fredonia is close to hiring a search firm that will find its new president, College Council Chairman Frank Pagano said Wednesday. “I can tell you it’s going well. .... We’re kind of working undercover,” Pagano told the council at its meeting Wednesday. He said he traveled to ...

Area police

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Jamestown man sentenced on child pornography charge BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Steven Fetterman, 36, of Jamestown, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 8 years and 4 months in prison and 30 years supervised ...

League of Women Voters on “City Speaks”

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Back by popular demand: Mary Croxton and Marcia Merrins, representing the League of Women Voters, will be the guests on this week’s “City Speaks.” The area has some exciting races coming up for vote in November. Croxton and Merrins will tell us about early voting and registration ...