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Tracy Plaza Construction Work Continues Downtown

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 ...

State Audit Criticizes Dunkirk CSD Surpluses

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. ...

Jury Selection Underway In Robbins Murder Trial

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

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 ...

Sheriff’s Office, Jamestown Police To Receive State Funding

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 ...

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

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 ...

Sheriff’s Office, Jamestown Police To Receive State Funding

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 ...

State Audit Criticizes Surpluses In Dunkirk Schools

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. Comptroller ...

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5 Jurors Seated In Robbins Murder Trial

Five jurors have been seated as of Thursday afternoon 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 ...

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No One Injured After Van Strikes City Business

No one was injured after a van struck a business Wednesday evening in Jamestown. First responders were alerted after 5 p.m. for a motor vehicle crash with a vehicle into a building. The crash occurred at Associated Clinical Laboratories, 759 Foote Ave., in Jamestown. Police said the driver of ...

Noah Larsen, left, and Camden Becker are pictured. The two Temple Elementary students completed the summer reading challenge and were both in the running to win a donated bike. 
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Temple Elementary Student Wins Bike, Donates Back To School

Temple Elementary students were given a chance to win a bike at the beginning of the school year if they had completed a summer reading challenge. A student who completed the challenge and picked at random to win the bike, decided to donate the bike back to the school. The summer reading ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA To Receive Share Of State Grant

UPMC Chautauqua WCA is one of three hospitals that will receive part of a $5.7 million state grant to expand and enhance Medication-Assisted Treatment for drug addiction. The announcement was made Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The grant is part of a $19 million program to expand addiction ...

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Jamestown Man Pleads Not Guilty To August Murder

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 ...

The James Prendergast Library, located at 509 Cherry St., could possibly receive a 50 percent cut in funding from the city of Jamestown in 2018. The library received a 71 percent cut in funding from the city this year.
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Prendergast Library Supporters Discuss Proposed City Funding With Council

Six supporters of the James Prendergast Library showed their support for the facility during a Jamestown City Council work session meeting Monday. Each of the supporters spoke to the council about why they are against the proposed cut to the library in the 2018 executive budget. Last week, ...

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No One Injured After Car Strikes Building

No one was injured after a van struck a business Wednesday evening in Jamestown. First responders were alerted after 5 p.m. for a motor vehicle crash with a vehicle into a building. The crash occurred at Associated Clinical Laboratories, 759 Foote Ave., in Jamestown. Police said the ...

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Busti Rollover Sends One To Hospital

A rollover crash sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening in the town of Busti. The crash, which occurred around 5:30 p.m., took place on Forest Street Ext. north of Garfield Road. Lakewood-Busti police said the driver of a white sedan allegedly failed to yield the right of way to the ...

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

A new local law to incentivize renovating abandoned properties or creating a new structure on a vacant lot 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 ...

Groundbreaking on the Athenex location has been delayed until the first of the year. However, activity continues at the location to prepare for the groundbreaking.
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Athenex Puts A Rush On Dunkirk Site Plan

The proposed Athenex plant’s site plan is moving forward, and now the town of Dunkirk will need a consultant to help look over the plans. “We need somebody to at least say they’re going to be on board to look at this stuff (site plans) and say if everything’s here or if there’s any ...

Chautauqua County 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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Sheriff Questions Potential Cuts To Jail Budget

MAYVILLE – "We are constantly struggling with minimum staffing," Sheriff Joe Gerace said on 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 Wednesday's meeting of the ...

State Awards STEL $790,000 Toward Supportive Housing

A local agency devoted to helping individuals with psychiatric disabilities will soon see an increase in funding for housing units. New York state recently awarded Southern Tier Environments for Living two awards totaling $790,000 to develop 35 supportive housing units in Chautauqua County ...