MGN ImageJAMESTOWN – Worldwide 2020 was a year that will likely be featured in history books, and our local area was not immune to the flood of news. The following is a look back at the year based on your viewership:#12: Longtime Police Chief RetiresAfter 24 years of keeping ‘law and order’ in the City of Jamestown, longtime police chief Harry Snellings retired this year.Jamestown Police Chief To Retire Next Month#11: Resources For Those In NeedIn an attempt to help those struggling with addiction, Chautauqua County leaders set up a new website to connect the community to recovery resources.Chautauqua County Launches New Website To Help Combat Addiction#10: Wild WeatherWeather in Western New York is usually on the top of minds of many, and this year was no different. From tornadic activity to wild winter weather, our area felt mother nature’s full force this year.Weather Service Confirms Tornado Touchdown In Chautauqua County#9: Search For Youths Deemed A HoaxA springtime search for two youths who reportedly fell into the Cattaraugus Creek in Gowanda was been deemed a hoax after first responders scoured the area for hours.Search For Youths Who Fell Into Cattaraugus Creek Deemed A Hoax#8: Seven-Year-Old Girl Dies In Motor Vehicle AccidentA seven-year-old girl died following a multi-vehicle accident on Route 60 in February after her car was struck by a man allegedly under the influence of drugs.Police Identify Seven-Year-Old Killed In Route 60 Crash#7: Change In County DA’s OfficeIn what was one of the biggest races in Chautauqua County on Election Night, Republican Jason Schmidt defeated incumbent Democrat DA Patrick Swanson to become the county’s next top prosecutor.Schmidt Projected Winner Of Chautauqua County District Attorney Race#6: Businesses Close Because Of PandemicFrom local restaurants to area manufacturers, 2020 has been a tough year for business, even with federal help for one local plant staying in business was not a reality.Falconer Truck-Lite Plant To Close#5: Fatal StabbingA Chautauqua County Grand Jury indicted a Jamestown man in connection with an August stabbing of a 23-year-old man.Jamestown Man Indicted In Connection With July Fatal Stabbing#4: Three Killed In Plane CrashThree Northern Pennsylvania residents were killed in a plane crash near the Jamestown airport last month. No official cause has been released yet, although law enforcement says the plane likely crashed because of winter weather.Searchers Find Crash Site Of Missing Plane Near Airport, Victims Identified#3: Local Leaders Push Regional Re-OpenAfter a month’s long shutdown on “non-essential” businesses across New York State, local representatives got the ear of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo who moved forward with their plan to reopen the state regionally.State To Re-Open With Regional Approach After Local Leaders Push Plan#2: Black Lives MatterDemand for law enforcement reform led to dialog between police and protestors during a Black Lives Matter demonstration late May in Jamestown. Protests like this lead to change in policing policies around the nation, which will likely be felt throughout the coming year.Dialog Between Police, Protestors Heard During Black Lives Matter Demonstration#1: COVID-19’s ImpactIn what isn’t a surprise to many, COVID-19’s impact was the most viewed story on WNY News Now this year. From the community-wide shutdowns, to first official cases, the area felt the pandemic’s pain both medically speaking and financially.Officials Confirm Two Cases Of Novel Coronavirus In Chautauqua CountyShare your memories of the past year on social media with #YearInReview. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Burlington VT, July 28, 2008: Lund Family Center is pleased to report three recent additions to the organization’s Board of Trustees and the election of a new slate of officers.Lund’s new Officers are: Board Chair- Eileen Simollardes, Vice President- Barbara Lande Bronfman, Treasurer- Sherry Prehoda, Secretary- Lynn Brennan, and Member at Large- Paulette Thabault. Lund thanks Jeff Small, Eileen Simollardes, Mary Anne Murray, William A. Chip Mason, and Lynn Brennan as immediate past President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Member At Large respectively. And, Lund thanks retiring trustees Brian Smith and Linda Magoon for their stellar service.Lund Family Center’s welcomed the following trustees to its Board:Thomas J. Donovan, Jr. is Chittenden County State’s Attorney. Prior to being elected, Mr. Donovan was an associate with the Burlington law firm of Jarvis & Kaplan. Mr. Donovan also served as a Deputy State’s Attorney in Chittenden County and an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Pat Scarpa is Senior Vice President and Manager of KeyBank’s Private Banking Group for the state of Vermont. Ms. Scarpa has 29 years of Vermont based banking experience. Thomas Rugg is an Account Executive at Hickok & Boardman Group Benefits with lead responsibility for large and medium size clients in the firm, consulting with them on benefit strategy, design, and implementation.Lund Family Center, with more than 115 years of experience strengthening families, serves over 4,000 individuals annually. Its mission is to help children thrive by serving families with children; pregnant or parenting teens and young adults; and adoptive families.