Tracy Plaza Construction Work Continues Downtown

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Work on Phase 2 of the redesign for Tracy Plaza next to City Hall in Jamestown continued Thursday. A truck parked in front of the Jamestown Police Department piped concrete up to the plaza, where it was poured next to City Hall. Part of the $2.4 million Phase 2 project will be the redesign of ...



Third Saturday Trek Is Saturday ALLEGANY — Allegany State Park will continue its Third Saturday Trek series of free, family-friendly hikes on Saturday with an interpretative hike through the ruins around Science Lake in Allegany State Park. Much of the hike will be around the old “Buffalo ...

Area Police Reports

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Larry J. Tidd, 28, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree harassment. Officers responded at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to East Fifth Street for a domestic dispute. Police determined Tidd allegedly subjected a victim to unwanted contact. Tidd was taken into custody ...

Library Officials Rally Support

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Officials of the James Prendergast Library are appealing to the Jamestown community to attend, en masse, an upcoming city council work session and voice support for their local library. At a meeting of the library’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, board President R. Thomas Rankin discussed ...

State Audit Criticizes Dunkirk CSD Surpluses

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The state Comptroller’s Office criticized the Dunkirk School District for its financial practices following a four-year audit. The audit, released Thursday and available through the Comptroller’s website, reviewed Dunkirk’s finances from July 1, 2013, to May 25 of this year. ...

Tom Hanks in “California Typewriter.”
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Fredonia Opera House To Present New Documentary


FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the new documentary “California Typewriter” in a special one-night-only screening on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Critics are calling it “an ode to the iconic writing instrument.” “California Typewriter” is a documentary portrait of ...

Deborah Sunya Moore, Chautauqua Institution’s vice president and director of marketing, leads first-graders at Love Elementary School in reading to a beat.
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Jamestown Students Find Beat, Rhythm In Reading

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Most people wouldn’t think of singing along with the books they read, but that’s exactly what some of Jamestown Public Schools’ youngest students were doing this week. In a new method of arts-education integration, Deborah Sunya Moore, Chautauqua Institution’s vice president and ...

Jury Selection Underway In Robbins Murder Trial

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At least five jurors have been seated in the second-degree murder trial of Keith L. Robbins. Selection began Tuesday in Chautauqua County Court in Mayville. Robbins, who is being represented by Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone, is accused of shooting and killing his estranged ...

Jamestown Man Pleads Not Guilty To August Murder

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A Jamestown man charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing his neighbor in August pleaded not guilty earlier this week. Brian M. Korzeniewski, 51, was arraigned Monday in Chautauqua County Court in Mayville in front of Judge David Foley. Korzeniewski, who is being represented by ...

NYC, Buffalo, Rochester Among State Contenders For Amazon HQ

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ALBANY — The New York City metro area, Buffalo-Rochester, greater Syracuse and the Albany region are all in the running to win Amazon’s second headquarters. All four regions submitted formal bids for the $5 billion project before Thursday’s deadline. State leaders aren’t revealing how ...

Sheriff’s Office, Jamestown Police To Receive State Funding

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Two local drug task force agencies are slated to receive state funding, state Sen. Cathy Young announced Thursday. The Southern Tier Region Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police Department will receive $75,000 and $25,000, respectively, for anti-drug and crime prevention. The money will ...

Cornell Cooperative Extension To Host LEAF Workshops Series


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program will host several workshops this season as part of its 2017-18 L.E.A.F. Workshop Series. “Raising Poultry for Egg Production” will be a three-course series offered at multiple times at the Frank W. Bratt ...

Church To Host Video Lecture Series Beginning Wednesday


The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Jamestown will present “Landmarks of Prophecy,” an epic Bible study adventure video lecture series by Pastor Doug Batchelor every Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m., beginning with “Dream of the Ages!” on Wednesday. Other dates are “Return of the ...

Guest Speaker Event At Library Canceled


The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s Nov. 4 speaker program at the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown has been cancelled. The event was to feature Leo Duliba leading a presentation on the history of Local Banks and Bank Notes of Chautauqua County. However, due to unforeseen ...

National Agricultural Statistics Service To Survey Fruit Growers


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey fruit growers in 12 states, including Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, for its biennial Fruit Chemical Use Survey. The survey will collect information on bearing acreage, pest management ...

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Barbershoppers Concert To Salute Vets


The Jamestown Harmony Express Barbershop Chorus will pay tribute to the veterans of all wars the country as been involved with with a concert on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern High School in Lakewood. This is a time that service men and women of the five armed force services ...

From left, back row, Vince DeJoy, city development director; Kimberly Ecklund, councilwoman; Gregory Rabb, council president; Todd Thomas, city clerk and administrative services director; from left front row, Marie Carrubba, councilwoman; Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, and Anthony Dolce, councilman; during the ceremonial signing of the Local Property Tax Abatement Incentive Redevelopment of Vacant and Condemned Properties law in the mayor's office Wednesday.
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Local Law To Incentivize Renovations To Abandoned Properties

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A new local law to incentivize renovating abandoned properties or creating new structures on vacant lots is officially in place. On Wednesday, city officials gathered for a ceremonial signing of the new local law titled Local Property Tax Abatement Incentive Redevelopment of Vacant and ...

Sheriff Joe Gerace showed legislators an example of what every shift and time-off slot at the Chautauqua County Jail looks like on paper for the last year at Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee meeting. 
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Budget Balance

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MAYVILLE — “We are constantly struggling with minimum staffing,” Sheriff Joe Gerace said Wednesday. Gerace offered a scroll of colored blocking which took up a few feet of table space which showed shifts and time-off slots at the Chautauqua County Jail at legislature’s Public Safety ...