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City Receives State Grant For Downtown Demolitions

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City officials have received a $100,000 grant to demolish two downtown buildings that have been a source of concern since emergency situations. On Monday during a Jamestown City Council work session meeting, Vince DeJoy, city development director, discussed the $100,000 State and Municipal ...

Area Police Reports

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ELLICOTT POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Aaron A. Johnson, 23, was charged with second-degree harassment, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree menacing and second-degree reckless endangerment. Officers were dispatched Sunday at 2 p.m. to the village of Falconer for a ...

Operation Meltdown

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A large-scale drug conspiracy that brought methamphetamine originating from Mexico into Jamestown for distribution over the last several years was exposed in numerous sweeping area raids. During a press conference Tuesday at City Hall in Jamestown, Joseph Karaszewski, criminal chief for ...

10:20 AM: Firefighters Douse Thayer Street Fire

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Jamestown firefighters quickly doused a fire at a city home Wednesday morning. The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. in the attic area in a home on the corner of Thayer and Dover streets. Crews entered the home and a short time later the fire was reported out. The occupants evacuated the ...

5:25 PM: In Reversal, Trump Signs Order Stopping Family Separation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It was ...

JCC Board Of Trustees Discusses Incoming President

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The Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees held their first regular meeting following the approval of new President Daniel DeMarte. DeMarte was approved last week by the State University of New York Board of Trustees following the May 22 recommendation by JCC’s board of trustees. ...

State To Sue Over Child Immigration Policy

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state of New York plans to file a lawsuit against the federal government for enacting a zero-tolerance policy along the southern border that separates children from their families and places the youth in facilities intended to detain them while their ...

‘Mitchell’s Law’ Again Heads To State Assembly

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The New York State Senate has again passed legislation making it a felony to injure a K-9 officer in the line of duty. The same bill passed in the senate last year but stalled in the State Assembly. The bill, known as Mitchell’s Law, is named for the Jamestown Police Department’s K-9 ...

Women Recognized For Exemplary Efforts In Community

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The YWCA of Jamestown hosted its 21st annual Women of Achievement awards ceremony and dinner at the Moon Brook Country Club on Tuesday night, when four women were recognized for their efforts in different areas of the community. Joining the list of dozens of past winners, Breeanne Agett, ...

Ripley Looking At Program, Staff Cuts In Failed School Budget Vote

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RIPLEY — The Ripley Central School District failed to pass its 2018-19 school budget of $9,219,270, likely forcing cuts to staff, teachers and programs. The district took the same 2018-19 school budget proposal that failed in May back to district voters for a revote. It again failed with ...

Ruiz Sentenced In Dunkirk ’17 Shooting Death Case

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MAYVILLE — Rebecca Ruiz was sentenced Tuesday by Chautauqua County Court Judge David Foley to a 6-year state prison term plus 5 years of post release supervision for second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The charge is considered a Class-C violent felony and carries a minimum ...

Briefly

Briefly

Yoga Day To Be Held Thursday Jamestown’s second International Day of Yoga is taking place Thursday on the official International Day of Yoga. This event features six local yoga teachers that will teach brief, 30 minute classes for all levels. The event is free and is a celebration of health ...

Ten JHS Students Named WNY Scholar Athletes

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Jamestown High School is proud to announce that 10 athletes on the school’s spring varsity sports teams qualified as All-Western New York Scholars, which are awarded by Section VI. To qualify, each senior’s overall grade point must be an average of 90 or above for six semesters and be a ...

Kiwanis Club Of Jamestown Names Terrific Kids Of June

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Kiwanis Club of Jamestown officials recently named the club’s Terrific Kids for June. They are: ¯ Harlow Gallegos, fifth grade at Jefferson Middle School and the son of Edith Cruz. Harlow’s hobbies include drawing and cars. His favorite subject is art, her favorite musical group is Kids ...

Edinboro Names Spring Dean’s List Students

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EDINBORO, Pa. — Several area students have been named to the spring 2018 semester dean’s list at Edinboro University. Students honored include: Natalie M. Elliott of Machias, Jacob E. Redfield of Fredonia, Mary J. Pearl of Silver Creek, Josh D. Anderson, Amanda J. Johnson, Julia A. ...

SWMS Student Receives State Comptroller Award

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Melissa DeVore is Southwestern Middle School’s eighth grade recipient for this year’s New York State Comptroller Student Achievement Award. The faculty nominates students who have demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. DeVore has shown academic excellence and ...

JHS Senior Receives Teachers Assn. Scholarship

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JHS senior Michelina Cersosimo recently received the Jamestown Teachers Association Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers in the amount of $1,000 from JTA President Chris Reilly. Michelina will be attending Duquesne University to study music education with plans to become a music teacher. “The ...