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Weather forces Dunkirk to change graduation date

Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, the 162nd Dunkirk High School graduation ceremony originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, at Karl Hoeppner Field has been re-scheduled to Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Karl Hoeppner Field. Students and guests should follow the same procedures that ...

Access Chautauqua Programming lecture series schedule set through June 26

Chautauqua Lecture Series will have Fr. Richard Rohr, “The Second Half of Life,” at 1 and 7 p.m. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will have guest Dr. Patrick Green of Chautauqua Physical and Occupational Therapy. The program is aired and streamed on Facebook live at 9 a.m. ...

Storm downs trees, branches in south county

A storm that moved through Chautauqua County late Wednesday downed trees and branches, causing some to lose power. Reports of power lines down, as well as blown transformers, were received early into the morning. In some locations, including Jamestown, large branches came down as a result ...

McIlroy asks for cohesion

FORT WORTH, Texas — As much as golf has taken a financial hit worldwide from the COVID-19 pandemic, Rory McIlroy says it has illustrated how tours should consider some form of consolidation. “I don’t know if everything being under one umbrella is the solution, but definitely fewer ...

Not much is normal with golf’s return

FORT WORTH, Texas — Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were together on the first tee Tuesday morning, just like they were three weeks ago at Seminole for a charity match that was the first live golf on television in 66 days. This was different. They were not wearing microphones and their ...

NASCAR to allow fans back in Florida, Alabama

NASCAR is ready to reopen to fans. One of the few sports to run in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR is now the largest to allow fans to return as more states relax their business shutdowns. NASCAR decided a limited number of fans can attend races this month at Homestead-Miami ...

For Tigers, top draft pick another chance to speed rebuild

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. Whether it’s Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout ...

Several departments help douse garage fire in Sinclairville

Several fire departments helped douse a garage fire reported early Tuesday in Sinclairville. Crews were alerted to the blaze at 38 East St. around 2:30 a.m. Fire officials arrived to find the garage fully engulfed by flames. The fire was knocked down in about a half hour. County fire ...

MLB offers 76-game season, 16-team playoff

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries. Players have refused cuts ...

Plane crash reported at Olean Airport

OLEAN -- An airplane crash was reported this evening at the Olean Airport. Firefighters from the town of Ischua in Cattaraugus County were notified of the crash around 7:15 p.m. According to county dispatch audio, the pilot was being checked on by EMS personnel. The plane involved was a ...

Finalists announced for poster contest

“Prevention Works” was the theme for this year’s annual Prevention Works Alcohol Awareness Month Poster Contest. Ninety-two students from Chautauqua County submitted posters, with a preliminary judging process narrowing the posters down to the top 12 dividing them into three ...

Bills won’t go to Pittsford this year

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most NFL teams stay at their training complexes year-round, but Dallas, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Carolina, ...

Ethan Brunner, Silver Creek Baseball

Ethan was a two-year starter at shortstop and was also a pitcher for the Silver Creek Black Knights. He also played hockey for the Fredonia Steelers organization where he received the Mark Steger Award his senior year. Ethan plans to attend West Virginia University to pursue a degree in sports ...

Floyd’s death opens old wounds for Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha knows what it’s like to be a black man, on the ground, surrounded by police officers. Such was the scenario when George Floyd died in Minneapolis last week. And when Sefolosha watched that video, his memories came flooding back. “I was just horrified by what I saw,” ...

Another victory falls into Keselowski’s lap in final moments

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still intact and he’s convinced he can compete for a championship this year. Being in the right place at the right time is helping. Keselowski inherited his second win ...

Rally in response to George Floyd death held in Jamestown

Area residents have gathered at Dow Park in Jamestown to hold a rally in response to the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd on Memorial Day. The local rally began at noon. Derek Chauvin, fired Minneapolis police officer, was charged with murder and manslaughter in a complaint filed ...

Chautauqua County preparing for Phase Two reopening

MAYVILLE — Phase Two reopening could happen in Chautauqua County early next week. On Friday, County Executive PJ Wendel said during the county’s weekly COVID-19 news conference that it’s his belief based on the information he has been provided that Phase Two of the New York Forward ...

NY adds eighth high school football game

If high school football returns this fall, meaningful games will come a week earlier than originally planned. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Executive Committee approved a proposal Wednesday morning that would allow teams to play eight regular-season games ...

Criticism doesn’t alter Sabres GM’s plan to build with youth

BUFFALO (AP) — Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he’s attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL’s expanded 24-team format. That doesn’t mean the general manager is going to his ...

Fed report notes businesses less optimistic about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses across the country surveyed by the Federal Reserve don’t appear to share the Trump administration’s optimism about a rapid economic recovery starting this summer. The Federal Reserve released a report Wednesday that draws on business contacts from the ...