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A Chestnut Street residence sustained significant smoke and heat damage in a structure fire Tuesday night in the city. Fire officials could not determine a cause of fire, which was reported shortly before 9 p.m. No one was home when the blaze began, and no injuries were reported. 
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No Cause Determined In Chestnut Street Structure Fire

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No injuries were reported Tuesday night after a fire ripped through a Chestnut Street home. Around 8:45 p.m., city firefighters responded to 37 Chestnut St. after a neighbor reportedly spotted the blaze and called 9-1-1. Upon arrival, fire crews observed a tremendous amount of smoke coming ...

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Horrigan’s State Of The County The Last Of First Term

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Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan is set to deliver his fourth State of the County Address today — the final one of his first term in office. Last year’s speech emphasized regionalism and shared services among local governments to reduce property taxes. Out came plans for the ...

Commission Approves New Flyer Site Plan

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The Jamestown Planning Commission has approved the site plan for New Flyer after minor issues were resolved. On Tuesday, the site plan for the new transit bus manufacturing company was discussed a second time by the city Planning Commission. In November, the commission tabled the site plan ...

Downtown IRS Office Closed To Public Indefinitely

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Throughout the tax season, individuals looking to frequent the Internal Revenue Service office in Jamestown for assistance have been turned away due to closed doors. For over a month now, the walk-in office, located at 201 W. Third St., has been closed to patrons looking for tax help. The ...

Lauren Neal poses with Double or Nothing, a horse at Skywalker Stables.

GA Student Competes In Riding Events

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Among the programs available for youth at Gustavus Adolphus Family Services, the Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program has one student in particular achieving success in and out of the classroom. Lauren Neal, 17, a junior at Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center, has begun to compete in the ...

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CRCF Executive Director To Retire

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It is with regret that the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Board of Directors announces the retirement of Executive Director Randy Sweeney. For over 20 years, he has faithfully served our donors and the people of Chautauqua County. We are sincerely grateful for his exemplary ...

HCAT Receives Physician Recruitment Grant From CRCF

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The Health Care Action Team’s main goal of recruiting needed physicians to Jamestown will continue thanks to funding from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Last week, Dr. Lillian V. Ney, HCAT chairwoman, notified members of HCAT via email that they had received funding assistance ...

Gun Sighting At City YMCA A False Alarm

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A gun scare at the Jamestown Area YMCA on Monday turned out to be a false alarm. According to Mark Eckendorf, CEO of the Jamestown Y, a member reported seeing an individual on the track wearing a peculiar-looking “gas mask” and carrying a gun. At 2:30 p.m., nearly 100 people evacuated ...

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Reg Lenna To Show ‘Moana’

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The Disney animated feature “Moana” shows Friday at 7 p.m. and again Saturday at 2 p.m. as a sensory friendly screening at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film is nominated for Academy Awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (”How Far I’ll Go” by ...

Agricultural Survey Begins In March

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2017 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey 84,000 of the nation’s farmers to ...

Fortnightly Meeting Set For Thursday

Community

LAKEWOOD — The meeting of Fortnightly was held recently at Gloria Dei Church in Lakewood. Refreshments were served by Helen Gilbert prior to the meeting. Kathleen Kane, president, welcomed the members and one guest and conducted the business meeting, which included the list of new officers ...

4-Hers from the Fluvanna Farmyard Friends helped prepare the Chautauqua Suites for the 2016 Green Tie Affair. This year’s event takes place Sunday.

County 4-H Program’s ‘Have A Heart’ Dinner Set For Sunday

Community

MAYVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program still has pre-sale tickets available for its fifth annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair benefit dinner on Sunday. Tickets for this fun event are still available for $25. Tickets will also be ...

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Pomona Grange Set For Saturday Ross Grange made plans to host the county Pomona Grange at the Falcon’s Nest Banquet Hall on Saturday. Committees will meet at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon. A white elephant auction will follow with the meeting at 1 p.m. Elaine Melquist and Velma Jones ...

Those looking for assistance at the local Internal Revenue Service office in Jamestown are encountering closed doors and signs stating closure "until further notice." Pictured is the IRS office door. 
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Local IRS Office Closed To Public

Local News

Throughout the tax season, individuals looking to frequent the Internal Revenue Service office in Jamestown for assistance have been turned away due to closed doors. For over a month now, the walk-in office, located at 201 W. Third St., has been closed to patrons looking for tax help. The ...

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Chestnut Street Residence Sustains Extensive Damage In Fire

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No one was home when a fire broke out Tuesday night in the city. Firefighters were summoned around 8:45 p.m. for multiple reports of a structure fire at 37 Chestnut St. A neighbor first spotted the blaze and called 9-1-1. All firefighters were called to assist battling the fire. Around 9 ...

Evelyn Sundholm, a resident of Edgewood Communities in Jamestown, will be turning 100 years old Wednesday. Sundholm is an avid reader and frequent patron of the Falconer Public Library. In less than four years, she has read over 700 books.
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100-Year-Old Jamestown Resident Shows Value Of Reading

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In less than four years, Evelyn Sundholm has read over 700 books — a drop in the ocean really, considering her passion for reading stretches across a century. On Wednesday, Sundholm, a resident of Edgewood Communities, a senior living community located at 737 Falconer St. in Jamestown, will ...

Twelve City Projects Look To Make An Impact

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The local plan to use $10 million to transform downtown Jamestown has been completed. The Jamestown Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee last week finished five months of work by selecting 12 projects that best fit the state’s DRI program to assist communities with ...

County To Bring In Independent Auditor For Risk Assessment

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County officials are looking to have an independent auditor examine internal financial controls. County Executive Vince Horrigan and Kitty Crow, finance director, came before the Audit and Control Committee recently to discuss plans to bring in an auditor to conduct a ...

New York Attorney General Bids To Become Trump’s No. 1 Enemy

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NEW YORK (AP) — More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump. New York’s attorney general was a target of Trump’s Twitter feed years before the president’s assaults on “Little Marco” Rubio or “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz. He was once depicted as a ...