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Jamestown Resident Donates Kidney On Brother’s 40th Birthday

On what would have been her younger brother’s 40th birthday, Christina Kebort voluntarily went into surgery to save the life of someone she’d only recently met. Earlier this month Kebort, a Jamestown resident, traveled to New York City to donate a kidney to Long Island resident Lillian ...

Poland Town Board Hears Concerns Over Wind Turbines

POLAND — A concerned citizen began a recent town of Poland board meeting with a plea for board members to be vigilant should a wind turbine company come calling. During the first privilege of the floor, Karen Engstrom asked the board to be proactive on the issue of wind turbines. She gave a ...

Dunkirk Boil Water Advisory Lifted

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services and the city of Dunkirk announced Saturday that the boil water and water conservation advisories in effect since Thursday for customers served by the city of Dunkirk water supply is now lifted. The affected area included the City ...

‘Farewell To The Randolph Mammoth’ Event In April

RANDOLPH — In May 1934, workers using a power scraper to dig a pond at the state fish hatchery near Randolph made a startling discovery. They unearthed what was later identified as the skull and tusks of a Columbian mammoth; a particularly rare find for the region. In the days that ...

Dunkirk Under Boil-Water Order Through Saturday

DUNKIRK — Dunkirk Chief Water Plant Operator Robert Lawrie came into work at 7 a.m. Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, he had not been home. Lawrie has been dealing with a large leak as part of the water plant reconstruction project that has been ongoing. The large leak was discovered ...

Group Ther-happy Holds Grand Opening In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — After several successful weekend soft openings, Group Ther-happy is now officially open for business in the village of Lakewood. The new high-end pizza bar and tavern, located at 103 Chautauqua Ave., held a grand opening reception Friday, with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the ...

Countywide Animal Registry Tabled Until April

MAYVILLE — An animal abuse registry proposed by the county executive has been delayed until at least next month by the legislature. Legislator Terry Niebel, R-Dunkirk, said the Public Safety Committee voted to table the law last week due to some concerns over wording. “We’re ...

$150K Stolen From Warren Christian School

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of about $150,000 taken over an eight-year span at the Warren County Christian School in Warren County. Administrators at the school became aware of the missing funds in January and notified police. The thefts — ...

Health Care Action Team Will Not Be Disbanding

A volunteer group of medical professionals who meet to discuss issues like physician recruitment, improving collaboration to enhance health care services for area residents and how to curtail the community’s drug problem will not be disbanding. On Thursday during a Health Care Action Team ...

Commission Approves Piazza, Reconstruction Projects

The formation of a new public piazza is one step closer to fruition. On Tuesday, the Jamestown Planning Commission approved the site plan for the public streetscape space that will be located around the National Comedy Center and Northwest Arena along West Second Street. The $700,000 public ...

Police Investigating Theft Of $150K From Warren Christian School

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of about $150,000 taken over an eight-year span at the Warren County Christian School in Warren County. Administrators at the school became aware of the missing funds in January and notified police. The thefts — ...

Large Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered In Celoron Raid

CELORON — More than 80 marijuana plants were discovered in what police called a large growing operation in Celoron. Charged was 47-year-old Alan K. Miller after members of Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and FBI executed a search warrant ...

Label Shopper To Move Into Peebles Location

DUNKIRK — The former Peebles site won’t stay vacant for long as a new discount store looks to open sometime in mid- to late-April. Label Shopper, a division of Peter Harris Clothes, officially signed a lease Monday to occupy the site where Peebles previously operated on Vineyard Drive in ...

JURA Extends Contract To Handle Rural Demolitions

The Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency will continue to handle rural demolitions for the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation. On Wednesday, the JURA board approved extending the agreement with the land bank for demolition management services. Since the fall of 2015 when the land bank and JURA ...

Gowanda Has Deeper Reserves, Lower Expenses

GOWANDA — The 2018 State of the Village of Gowanda presented a tax increase for next year’s budget, which has the lowest budget expenses, $3.1 million, and a gain in property tax revenue, $1.06 million, for the first time in a four-year span. For Gowanda residents located in Cattaraugus ...

Plaque Honors Night Watchman Killed In 1911 Capitol Fire

ALBANY (AP) — A plaque has been unveiled at the New York state Capitol to honor a man who died when a massive fire tore through the Albany statehouse more than a century ago. State Sen. Cathy Young spearheaded the effort to recognize Samuel Abbott, a 78-year-old decorated Civil War ...

‘CGT’ Presents Lively Fourth Round Of Competition

The 14 competitors who advanced to Round Four in the ninth season of “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” put on quite a show at The Spire Theater on Monday. With the knowledge that four eliminations were forthcoming, it was apparent that those who had survived to this point of the production ...

Officials Discuss Fund For Downtown Events

City organizations who plan downtown events will soon be able to apply for up to $75,000 to assist with programming costs. On Tuesday, the Jamestown Local Development Corporation discussed the new fund for downtown programming, which was one of the 10 projects included in the city’s ...

Police Seek Suspect In Morning Robbery

Jamestown police were investigating an armed robbery at a Third Street Kwik Fill early Tuesday. The store has been the target of several robberies in the past. An unknown man entered the 1617 W. Third St. location around 1 a.m. wearing a bandana over his face and armed with a silver ...