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‘We The People’

WESTFIELD — Despite being one of the smallest schools, to take part in the annual statewide “We the People” competition in Albany, Westfield Academy and Central School students not only became better acquainted with the U.S. Constitution, but received an award for their efforts. The ...

Proposed Warren Roundabout Decision To Be Made Monday

WARREN, Pa. — There’s one more round left for the roundabout decision. The final decision is being held up by rescission. The roundabout issue will only be before council for one more week, according to Mayor Maurice Cashman. At a recent special meeting of Warren City Council, ...

Manufacturing Roundtable Brings Opportunity

Understanding innovation’s return on investment was the main topic for a manufacturing roundtable recently held at Jamestown Community College for an audience of representatives from 40 small and medium-sized businesses in Western New York. The Shift program of nonprofit Buffalo ...

With Drums, Students Learn Life Skills

Pounding drums echoed through hallways at Washington Middle School as part of the “I Can Drum” residency from the Chautauqua Institution, but the program was much more than playing an instrument. “Put a drum in front of everyone and it will be a very quick pathway to connecting people ...

Comedy Center Legislation Announced

Legislation designating Jamestown’s National Comedy Center as the official “National Comedy Center” of the United States has passed in the Senate as part of the 2019 Lands Package. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York and Senate minority leader, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New ...

Robert H. Jackson Center Celebrates 127th Birthday

Just 114 Americans have served on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1789. One was born in Warren County. His 127th birthday was Wednesday of this week. And a Robert H. Jackson Center event, featuring a presentation from current Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer, highlighted the ...

Arkwright Woman Burned, Treated, Investigation Is Pending

ARKWRIGHT — A 42-year-old woman was burned under unknown circumstances near the Arkwright Hills Campground on Thursday. The woman was transported to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment of third degree burns that covered more than 70 percent of her body. Chautauqua County ...

‘Important Position’

FREWSBURG – Although the Frewsburg Central School District won’t be employing a school resource officer from the town of Carroll, the district is still weighing its options. The district initially considered the Carroll Town Police Department to employ two part-time officers for $36,666 ...

City Tax Revenues Greater Than Expected

City of Jamestown officials received 7 percent more in sales tax revenues than budgeted last year. On Monday, Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, presented a report done by Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, to the Jamestown City Council during its work session meeting detailing how the city ...

Police Seek Info After Girls Receive Lewd Photos

WARREN, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Police said it is investigating after several girls reported receiving lewd photographs through a messaging cellphone app. Authorities were made aware of the incident around Jan. 20 when a 14-year-old Sugar Grove, Pa., girl came forward. The girl told ...

Reed Pushing To Keep Funding At W. Valley Site

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, wants to keep funding the West Valley demonstration project while also commissioning a federal report to get a better handle on what remains on the site and what can be done to remediate the site. Reed introduced H.R. 1138 Tuesday in the House of ...

Fentanyl, Cash Found During Warrant Search

A Jamestown man wanted for failure to appear in court for a drug charge was taken into custody after a search turned up a fentanyl-methamphetamine mixure and a large amount of cash. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department arrested 24-year-old Jesse S. Nahrebeski after serving a bench ...

Motorists Dodge Trampoline

DUNKIRK — Motorists had to do more than just navigate through the snow and blustery conditions — some even had to avoid a trampoline in the city. Dunkirk officers were at Brigham Road on Wednesday morning moving a trampoline that was lifted by the winds on to the pavement between Fifth and ...

JHS Principal To Helm Success Academy

The new Success Academy in the Jamestown Public Schools District has found a familiar face to become the new principal. Current high school principal Mike McElrath, will be helming the new school at the end of the current school year, the district announced Tuesday. An update released by ...

Frewsburg Won’t Receive Resource Officers

FREWSBURG — After a team-up between the Town of Carroll and Frewsburg Central School District that sought to instate two part-time school resource officers for the district, Superintendent Shelly O’Boyle wrote a letter to the Carroll board members thanking them and Carroll Police Chief ...

CAER Prepares For Marijuana Legalization

MAYVILLE — During a meeting of the Countywide Alliance for Enforcement and Rehabilitation, members discussed preparations for the likely legalization of recreational marijuana in the state and how it could impact Chautauqua County. County Executive George Borrello wondered with CAER ...

Reed Ready To Support Bipartisan Legislation On Border Security

Rep. Tom Reed said during a conference call with regional media that he is prepared to support the bipartisan legislation that could avert another partial federal government shutdown and allocate approximately $1.4 billion for southern border security needs. “Bottom line, what’s been ...

‘Rolled Down A Hill’

WARREN, Pa. — Charges were filed Monday in the 2017 drug-related death of a Warren, Pa., man. Douglas A. Harkins, 44, of Sugar Grove; Cody A. Streit, 27, of Warren; and Michael J. Marshall, 33, of Warren, were each arraigned Monday before District Justice Ray Zydonik in relation to the ...

Falconer ‘Hoops For Hospice’

Once again the Falconer Central School Girl’s Varsity and JV Basketball team will play in honor of loved ones at the 9th annual “Hoops for Hospice” game. The event was created nine years ago by Emily Scholeno, basketball coach, after her high school friend’s mother, Dolly Cline, ...

City Council Hears From CHRIC

As part of an ongoing series of meetings with local housing improvement organizations, the Jamestown City Council heard from the executive director of Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corp. On Monday during a meeting of the council’s Housing Committee, Josh Freifeld, ...