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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 ...

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed ...

In rare cases, brand name meds are a must

DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read your article that there wasn't any difference between Synthroid and levothyroxine. I come from a family with severe sensitivities, allergies and asthma. I was started on Synthroid and did well. My insurance decided not to pay for it, so my doctor switched me to ...

Robb Forman Dew, prize-winning novelist, dead at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Robb Forman Dew, a prize-winning fiction writer who drew upon her small-town Ohio background for such novels as “Dale Loves Sophie to Death” and “The Evidence Against Her,” has died. Little, Brown and Company announced this week that Dew died May 22 at Baystate ...

The good, bad and ugly of citizen’s arrests

Nearly every state has a citizen’s arrest law allowing civilians to detain someone if they have witnessed a crime being committed. Some of these laws allow only felony suspects to be held until law enforcement arrives, while others also allow those suspected of “breach of peace” ...

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans to reopen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to plans a city task force approved Wednesday. The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ...

HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

(AP) — Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so. The phone company is investing billions in HBO Max, its first big entertainment venture since it spent $85 billion for Time Warner in 2018. The good news for its timing: ...

Wife can’t shake distrust of husband caught in a lie

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are 58 and getting ready to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We knew each other in college, but were just friends back then. After college, we married others and raised children. We stayed married to our spouses for close to 30 years. We reconnected eight ...

Wall Street closes higher on economic revival hopes

(AP) — Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market’s gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic revival as larger swaths of the country relax stay-at-home mandates imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and clear the way for more businesses to ...

Appeals court sides with tech giants in activists’ lawsuit

(AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants of conspiring to stifle the political views of a far-right activist and a conservative nonprofit. A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

Mayor: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said ...