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This house on Newland Avenue was renovated in 2014 through the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation property acquisition and disposition programs. On Wednesday, the land bank board approved the sale of six rundown houses that will be renovated.
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Land Bank, CHRIC To Renovate Three Jamestown Houses

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation has approved the sale of six houses that will be renovated to improve the look of neighborhoods in the county’s two largest cities. Three of those houses will be sold to the Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corp, which are all ...

Land Bank Officials Discuss Grant Funding, Sustainability

The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation has state grant funding to sustain their operations probably through the year 2019. Beyond that, however, it is an unknown for the group about how they will continue to fund its programs, which improve the look of neighborhoods throughout the ...

Jamestown Resident Wanted In PA Found With Meth

A Jamestown resident wanted in Pennsylvania was discovered early Thursday in possession of methamphetamine. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department stopped a vehicle around 5:20 a.m. near the intersection of King and Barrows streets. A passenger in the vehicle, 29-year-old Seneca M. ...

Jack Anderson, U.S. Navy veteran, discusses his experience during the Cuban Missile Crisis at the Fenton History Center Wednesday. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day, Oct. 16–28, 1962, confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union concerning Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.
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Back From The Brink

For most people who were alive in October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis is often considered the most frightening time of their lives. On Wednesday, Jack Anderson, U.S. Navy veteran and city resident, discussed his experience during the Cuban Missile Crisis on one of the ships involved in ...

A photo of the former Hideaway Bay Restaurant before it was demolished. The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation is working to find a developer to rehabilitate the property.
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County Land Bank Continues Search For Hideaway Bay Developer

SILVER CREEK — A potential developer for the former Hideaway Bay restaurant property is still being sought. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation executive director, told members of the land bank’s board that they are still looking for a developer for the ...

SUNY Fredonia, JCC, SUNY Empire State College Form Partnership

The three State University of New York institutions in southwestern New York have formed a new partnership that will create opportunities for students to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees at a single location. Titled “SUNY Select,” the collaboration unites Jamestown ...

Silver Creek Resident Wins Jackpot On $3M Lottery Ticket

Forty-three-year-old Richie Thompson became quite a bit richer after buying a “$3,000,000 in Benjamins” scratch-off ticket during a routine stop for gas. The Silver Creek resident said the ticket is his favorite and has been playing it since it came out. “I needed to get some work done ...

County Receives State Regional Impact Award

Chautauqua County recently received a Regional Impact Award in recognition of its efforts for regional infrastructure, emergency medical services and local government reorganization. The award was presented by New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado at the New York State Department ...

Westfield Woman Facing Felonies For Forgeries

A Westfield woman is facing felony charges after reportedly stealing and forging a signature on bank checks. Deputies with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in the town of Pomfret. Deputies learned between September 2016 and March 2017, 44-year-old Rhonda Gens ...

Seen are images from a wind farm construction site off of Center Road in Arkwright.
Photo by Damian Sebouhian

Concerning Movement

CASSADAGA — The New York State Board on Electric Generation and the Environment (Siting Board) recently issued a public notice regarding a recent wind farm decision made by judges from the Department of Public Service and the Department of Environmental Conservation. The two departments ...

Group Hires Legal Representation

CASSADAGA — Members of the group Concerned Citizens of Cassadaga Wind Project, acting as interveners, have hired environmental lawyer Gary Abraham, in their fight to try and stop the Cassadaga wind project. Abraham said although the Siting Board is scheduled to make their final decision by ...

Areas of Puerto Rico are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in September. James Bliss, a local resident, is coordinating an effort to donate Christmas and holiday themed items to young Puerto Rican children in time for the holidays.
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Local Man Seeks Community Support In Puerto Rico Christmas Donations

A local man is making it his personal mission to give Puerto Rican children the opportunity to experience Christmas this year. James Bliss, project coordinator for his one-man initiative, “Christmas for Puerto Rico,” is encouraging individuals and organizations in the Jamestown ...

County IDA Signs Project Agreement With Athenex

The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) announced Tuesday it has signed a project agreement with Athenex, Inc. for its soon-to-be Dunkirk location. The CCIDA will facilitate real property tax and sales tax abatements to incentivize the development and job creation. Last ...

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City Christmas Tree Arrives In Tracy Plaza

The City of Jamestown’s Christmas Tree was delivered on time, thanks to a team effort by a variety of city and private services. The tree was harvested by a Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department crew out of Bergman Park at about 8:30 a.m. Monday morning and was delivered at about 10 ...

HCAT, MHA, AAUW Team Up For Community Drug Education Forum

Community partners will once again stand together in the fight against the ongoing drug epidemic. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Jamestown Community College’s Schermann Theatre, a community drug education forum will be held titled, “The Many Faces of Addiction; No One Cause, No One ...

To tackle the crisis of substance abuse disorders in Chautauqua County, more than two dozen organizations are collaborating to present “The Many Faces of Addiction: No One Cause, No One Solution.” This second community education forum will be held at Jamestown Community College on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Among the planners are, seated, from left, Andrew O’Brien, UPMC-Chautauqua-WCA; Kia Narraway-Briggs, executive director of the Mental Health Association; Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney, Health Care Action Team; and, standing, from left, Leanna Luka-Conley, Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services; Janet Forbes, program vice president of the AAUW-Jamestown Branch; and the Rev. Luke Fodor of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

Collaboration Is Key To ‘The Many Faces Of Addiction’ Forum At JCC

A coalition of community organizations is working together to defeat the addiction crisis that is plaguing Chautauqua County. In the spirit of “Our Community Stands Together,” the Health Care Action Team along with two major planning partners and sponsors, the American Association of ...

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Jamestown Public Market Evolves

Markets have existed since humans have engaged in trade. In many countries, shopping at local markets is a feature of everyday life. In the United States, they have become a cultural icon, and a sign of a vibrant city. Travel to cities throughout our country and chances are you’ll come across ...

Despite Qualms, Busti Board Approves Budget

BUSTI — The Busti Town Board voted recently to raise property taxes in an attempt to keep its fund balance healthy. The board passed its 2018 budget by a vote of 4 to 1. The adoption results in a 3.9 percent increase in property taxes for residents in the town, and a 5.6 percent increase ...

Recipients of the 2017 Disability Awareness Awards pose together. Pictured from left are, sitting, Greg Peterson, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Laura Seiberg, nurse manager at TRC Community Health Center, who accepted the Health Provider of the Year Award on behalf of Dr. Adnan Munir; and Patrick Smeraldo, Advocate of the Year; and, standing, Jeff Geblein, who received the Community Support Award; Tom Rhodes, Volunteer of the Year; Joshua Hughes, who received the Outstanding Achievement Award; and Phil Murvine, who was honored as one of NYSID’s Outstanding Performers.

The Resource Center Hosts Disability Awareness Celebration

The accomplishments of people with disabilities were highlighted recently when The Resource Center held its 29th annual Disability Awareness Awards Celebration at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. The celebration was an opportunity to recognize people with disabilities who have made ...

A Clymer resident speaks last week in the second of two public meetings regarding a potential merger of the Clymer and Panama school districts. If approved, staff contracts would need to be negotiated. 
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Contracts Would Need Negotiating In Clymer, Panama Merger

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories analyzing the feasibility study of a possible consolidation of the Panama and Clymer school districts. Today’s analysis looks at the finances in the districts, something those on the merger committee felt wasn’t well understood by ...