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Cuomo sending NY National Guard troops to Washington

ALBANY (AP) — Members of New York's National Guard are being sent to Washington, D.C., to help "the peaceful transition of presidential power," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday after a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters rampaged through the U.S. Capitol. Cuomo, a Democrat, said ...

Norman J. Odebralski Jr.

Norman J. (Norm) Odebralski Jr., 54, of Dunkirk passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 at his home. He was born March 22, 1966, in Dunkirk, N.Y., to the late Norman J. Odebralski Sr. and JoAnn (Barone) Odebralski. A lifelong resident of Dunkirk, he graduated from Dunkirk Senior ...

Audubon morning nature walks on Saturdays, January 2 and 23

JAMESTOWN — Discover what is happening in the natural world in January. Audubon Community Nature Center invites the public to take a hike with an Audubon educator on Saturday, Jan. 2, or Jan. 23, from 9 to 10 a.m. The natural world changes constantly throughout the year. During 2020, ...

Carmello R. “Jim” Pagano

Carmello R. “Jim” Pagano of Silver Creek, entered into rest Dec. 12, 2020. Beloved husband of Susan (nee Genovese); devoted father of Cheryl Goldstein and the late James Pagano; cherished grandfather of four grandchildren; loving son of the late Joseph and Lena ...

$900B COVID relief bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall ...

Insight offered on upcoming celestial event

State University of New York at Fredonia Assistant Professor Michael Dunham of the Department of Physics noted that a significant celestial event is occurring in December: a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Each night during the month, Jupiter and Saturn are moving closer and closer ...

CARTS gets OK to purchase current Jamestown location

The Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System has been renting 215 E. Third St., Jamestown, since 2018. Before that, CARTS has had several locations around the city. Now it gets to buy its location. During the Public Facilities Committee meeting last week, Brad Bentley, county Department of ...

ER nurse first to get vaccine at Brooks

An emergency room nurse was the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Brooks-TLC Hospital. The Dunkirk facility received its shipment of the vaccines on Tuesday. Sara Couchman was the first to receive a dose, reported by Brooks officials on Wednesday. "I'm happy this is the beginning of ...

John G. Sack

John G. Sack, of Silver Creek, N.Y. entered into rest Dec. 11, 2020 at age 87. He was born Nov. 12, 1933 to the late Dominic and Grace (Borrello) Sack. A life long resident of Silver Creek he married the late Virginia “Virge” (Le-one) Sack, September 4, 1954. Virge passed away Jan. ...

Union calls for charges after attacks on officers

Due to a production error, this story was published incompletely on Friday. Here is the full story. BROCTON — The union representing officers at the Lakeview Correctional Facility is asking for criminal charges to be filed after it claims two employees were assaulted at the Brocton location ...

December events set at Anderson-Lee

SILVER CREEK — Anderson-Lee Library, located at 43 Main St., is open to the public Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library is closed Wednesday and Sunday. In addition, the library will be closed on ...

Four generations

Fredora Manzella of Portland is seated with her son, Tom, and grandson, Elias. She is holding her great-grandson, Radnor Elias Manzella.

Cornell Cooperative Ext. offers tips for winter calf care

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program shares best management considerations for taking care of dairy calves in cold weather. With temperatures dropping and the first snow flying, it is important to confirm farms are ready for the ...

Fredonia mourns Roger Pacos

The village of Fredonia is mourning the loss of Trustee and community servant Roger Pacos. Pacos unfortunately passed away on the evening of Nov. 1. All around the community condolences have been pouring out. The Fredonia Athletics Department recently tweeted “Rest in Peace former Fredonia ...

Fredonia Trustee Roger Pacos passes away

In a posting on the village of Fredonia's website it has been shared that Trustee Roger Pacos has passed away. The posting reads "it is with a heavy heart and extreme sadness to announce that Trustee Roger Pacos passed away this evening. Rest in peace Roger, you will be greatly missed." Keep ...

Sheriff: 2 killed in small plane crash in western New York

PEMBROKE, N.Y. (AP) — Two people died Friday when a small plane connected to a law firm known on two coasts for its catchy TV jingle crashed in western New York, authorities said. The single-engine Socata TBM-700, which crashed about 11:45 a.m. in a wooded area near Pembroke, New York, was ...

Frank D. Conti

Frank D. Conti, 78, formerly of Dunkirk, N.Y., died Sept.22, 2020, following a short illness, at the Absolut Care Center, on West Lake Shore Road, in Dunkirk, N.Y. Frank was born Feb. 14, 1942, to the late Samuel and Zella (Unk) Conti. Frank had been a member of Holy Trinity Church in ...

Nature Center partial reopening starting Saturday

JAMESTOWN — Since closing its doors in mid-March, the Audubon Community Nature Center has remained closed to daily visitors through the summer to help limit the risk of summer day camp participants’ potential exposure to COVID-19. Now that day camp has wrapped up for the 2020 season, ...

Jamestown man held on arson charge

JAMESTOWN — No one was injured when two Molotov cocktails were tossed on the porch of a Jamestown residence early Wednesday. Police took 49-year-old Eric L. Goodlow into custody on a felony first-degree arson charge following a brief investigation. Officers were first alerted at about 1:50 ...

Crash on Rt. 5

Fredonia firefighters and State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Route 5 in the town of Pomfret around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Minor injuries were reported.