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Silver Creek Man Arrested After Report of Disturbance in Hanover

Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Silver Creek man after responding to a report of a disturbance in the Town of Hanover on Wednesday. Deputies arrived at a residence on Angell Road just before 2:00 PM and determined that a subject, later identified as 39-year-old Shaun Ellison, had obstructed another person's breathing at the residence and had unwanted physical contact with that person. Ellison was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and 2nd-degree harassment. He was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment and will answer the charges in Hanover Town Court. State Police assisted with the investigation.
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Reward offered for information about stolen ATV in Chautauqua County

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — A reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person, or people, responsible for stealing an ATV in Chautauqua County. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, the burglary happened sometime between May 2 and May 16 on Webber Road, near Morris Road, in the Town of Chautauqua. Deputies say someone broke into a machinery building and stole a 1996 Polaris Big Boss 6x6 ATV, along with a Coleman 6500 watt generator.
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Executive Applauds End Of Restrictions, Looks To Workforce Return

JAMESTOWN – As most COVID-19 government mandates are lifted in New York State, Chautauqua County’s Executive says the next hurdle the area faces is getting people back to work. With the state reaching its goal of 70 percent vaccinations, and local COVID-19 cases limited to just 7 active cases, Chautauqua...
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Chautauqua residents voice concern over solar project

MAYVILLE — Despite the push for green energy throughout the state, many town of Chautauqua residents are voicing opposition to a proposed solar project. At Monday’s town board meeting, a public hearing was held for a presentation by Peter McAuliffe, Omni Navitas director of development. Residents had a chance to ask questions and voice their concerns over the proposal.
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Two Pennsylvania residents charged after suspicious situation in French Creek

An investigation into a suspicious situation on Old Road in the town of French Creek Monday afternoon resulted in drug-related charges against two Pennsylvania residents. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say that 28-year-old Adam Mertins of Montrose, PA was allegedly in possession of a quantity of bath salts and a hypodermic instrument. And 29-year-old Moriah Hughes, also of Montrose, was found to be in possession of a quantity of xanax. Deputies charged Mertins and Hughes with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, while Mertins was also charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Both are due to appear in French Town Court at a later date.
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Stockton man charged with DWAI-drugs after vehicle in ditch

An incident involving a vehicle in the ditch on Fredonia-Stockton Road in the town of Pomfret early Monday morning led to charges against a Stockton man. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies say the driver, 40-year-old Daniel Hornburg, was allegedly impaired by the use of drugs. He was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a small quantity of heroin. Besides DWAI-drugs, Hornburg was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree and moved from lane unsafely. After processing, Hornburg was released with appearance tickets and is due in Pomfret Town Court at a later date.
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Cuomo lifts restrictions as state hits 70% vaccination

Have you been missing things like fireworks or Dunkirk’s Music on the Pier? Well the good news is they’re coming back. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules.
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Sheriff's Office looking for public's assistance with burglary probe

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary on Webber Road near Morris Road in the town of Chautauqua last month, and they are looking for the public's assistance. Investigators say that between the dates May 2 and May 16, a 1996 Polaris ATV was stolen from a machinery building along with a Coleman 6500 watt generator. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information on the incident or the whereabouts of the stolen property to contact WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463). WeTip offers rewards up to $1,000 when the anonymous tip leads to an arrest and conviction.
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Man Behind Bars Following Overnight Assault In Gerry

GERRY – A 29-year-old man is behind bars following an alleged violent assault overnight in the Town of Gerry. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Dougas Woodard was arrested and charged with second-degree assault just before 1 a.m. It is alleged Woodard struck a victim with a sharp object causing...
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Chautauqua County Sheriff Stops Over 100 Vehicles During DWI Crackdown

MAYVILLE – Over one hundred vehicles were stopped during a DWI crackdown last month in Chautauqua County. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says the New York State STOP-DWI Memorial Day campaign’s main goal was to reduce the number of impaired driving injuries and deaths. The crackdown, which ran from May...
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Reasons To Smile

Have you been missing things like fireworks or Dunkirk’s Music on the Pier? Well the good news is they’re coming back. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules.
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Gerry man charged with 2nd-degree assault

A Gerry man is facing 2nd-degree assault after an incident early Tuesday morning on Gerry-Ellington Road in the town of Gerry. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call with firefighters around 12:50 am. An investigation revealed that 29-year-old Douglas Woodard allegedly struck a victim with a sharp object, causing serious injury. The victim was transported to UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown and then transferred to UPMC Hamot in Erie. Woodward was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.
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Cassadaga Couple receives NCCF's Footprints Award

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation this week honored Kathy and Peter George of Cassadaga with the George B. Weaver Footprints award. The organization honored the Georges for their efforts to better the Cassadaga community since moving to the area over ten years ago. The couple is involved in the Cassadaga Lakes Association, where both are members and Peter served as a member of the Board and Lakes Manager, Chautauqua County Water Citizens for a Better Cassadaga, where Peter served as Vice President and Kathy is a member, the Cassadaga Food Pantry, the Cassadaga Valley Kiwanis Club, the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library and Cassadaga Branch Association, of which Kathy served as both Trustee and Treasurer, the Village of Cassadaga Planning Board, and the Lily Dale Environmental Committee. NCCF President Rick Ketcham made the presentation during the Foundation's annual meeting held at the Red House in Cassadaga.
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Pasture walk to include discussion topics, presenters

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture program will host a pasture walk hosted by Brehm Farm Inc., owned and operated by Bradley and Jessica Brehm, in Falconer. Anyone interested in learning more about improving pastures to graze their livestock are encouraged to attend. The on-farm pasture walk will be...
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Chautauqua County Red Cross volunteer keeps giving despite pandemic

The American Red Cross recently marked its 140th year in service, helping people across the nation and here in New York State. On a recent hot spring day, Chris Jones of Jamestown drove to Lakewood to spend part of her afternoon at the Chautauqua Mall. At 86 years young, this...