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Council May Revise Loan With New Business

The Jamestown City Council will vote later this month to revise the terms of the loan awarded to the Jamestown Brewing Company. On Monday, Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, spoke about the restructuring of the loan for the new business, which is expected to open in December. On the ...

‘A Bucket Of Hope’

FALCONER — Former MMA fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Tom Murphy visited Falconer Central School on Wednesday. Despite previously making a living from fighting, Murphy brought with him a message of hope that focused on anti-bullying. The Sweathearts & Heroes ...

Ambulance Service Needs Administrative Change

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature needs to approve an administrative change to have a certified ambulance service at the start of next year. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety Committee was told by John Griffith, county emergency services director, that ...

Impact Of Rotary Work Felt Around The World

The impact of the Rotary Club of Jamestown is being felt around the world. The bylaws of the Rotary Club of Jamestown suggest that 60 percent of the club’s funding should be spent for community projects and 40 percent should be spent on international projects. To that end, the Rotary Club ...

Former Students’ Mural Unveiled In Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — “Providing students with the tools to pursue excellence through the individual self,” reads a mural now displayed outside Frewsburg Central School. On Friday, the project created by six former FCS seniors who graduated in 2015 was finally available for the community to see. ...

Brocton Parents Protest Drug And Alcohol Awareness Program

BROCTON — A proposed drug and alcohol awareness program is upsetting some local parents. According to Brocton Central School Superintendent Jason Delcamp, there is a lot of false information surrounding the school’s partnership with Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council — so ...

Youngsville, Pa., Man Pleads Guilty In Child Abuse Case

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — A Youngsville, Pa., man who told police he would “knuckle up” his 2-year-old daughter as a form of discipline pleaded guilty on Monday to felony endangering the welfare of a child. Michael Ryan Andrzejeski, 28, was charged by Youngsville Police in July after Children ...

State Police Warn Of Phone Scam In Area

The New York State Police is warning the public of a reported phone scam. The scam, police said Wednesday in a press release, reaches as far east as Erie County and as far west as Steuben County. The scam involves someone claiming be from the state police and requesting personal information. ...

Warren County Apartment Fire Is Deemed As ‘Undetermined’

WARREN, Pa. — A fire Friday night at a Glade Township, Pa., apartment building has been ruled “undetermined” and is not suspicious. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Jason Sider visited the scene on Monday. Officially, the cause of the fire is “undetermined,” he said, but not ...

Invasive Species

Almost all of the ash trees in the city’s urban forest will be cut down in the coming weeks. On Monday, Dan Stone, city arborist, told the Jamestown City Council that employees from the Parks Department will be cutting down more than 170 ash trees on city property because of the invasive ...

Mitrano Highlights Fundraising Success

In an effort to distinguish herself from opponent and incumbent Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, Tracy Mitrano boasted support from residents of New York’s 23rd Congressional District with numbers that showed vast improvement in campaign fundraising in the third quarter. Mitrano said her campaign ...

Reed Shares Commitment To Manufacturing

As the final few weeks lead up to Election Day, which will decide the race for representation in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, rededicated himself to U.S. manufacturing jobs and his position to continue to support the industry. Reed mentioned his work as ...

Youth-Centered Organizations Recognized

Since 2016, over 35 organizations within Chautauqua County have been recognized as “Bright Spots” of the community. The subcommittee of the Hope Chautauqua Coalition was founded after “we discovered so many organizations doing great things in our community,” said Kate Ebersole of CHQ ...

Pair Recognized

CLYMER — Following protocol and instincts, two Clymer staff members who district officials said helped save students from serious injuries in separate incidents last week were recognized. During a Clymer School Board meeting Monday, Superintendent Ed Bailey discussed the recent heroism from ...

School District Looking Ahead To Budget Season

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School District continued the discussion regarding its current financial situation in preparation for the impending school budget season at a board of education meeting Monday. During the 2017-18 school year, the board approved a school budget that proposed a 13 ...

City Public Works, Parks Officials Discuss Employee, Equipment Needs

The need for additional employees and equipment is at the top of the list for the heads of the city Public Works and Parks departments. On Monday, the first budget deliberation meeting of the city’s proposed 2019 executive budget started with the Public Works and Parks department leaders ...

Tax Decrease Explained By Busti Town Board

LAKEWOOD — The Busti town council voted 4-1 to approve the final budget for the town in 2019. A public hearing was hosted Monday evening and featured some residents criticizing the 1 cent per $1,000 tax rate decrease for residents in the town. Lakewood village residents will experience a ...

Construction On Roundabout Expected Next Year

FREDONIA — Following years of planning and some pushback, construction of a roundabout will proceed at northern Chautauqua County’s busiest intersection. On Friday, the New York State Department of Transportation said the DOT will go forward with a two-lane roundabout at the Route 20 and ...

O’Hurley To Perform At Reg Lenna On Saturday

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts presents a night of nostalgia when “Seinfeld” actor, John O’Hurley, performs “A Man With Standards” live on stage Saturday at 8 p.m. “A Man With Standards” is the veteran performer’s retrospective of the music of The Great American Songbook ...

Meeting Set For Bridge Replacement Project

FALCONER — The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting this week regarding a proposed bridge replacement project on Route 60 in Ellicott. The meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 18, between 4-7 p.m. at the Ellicott Town Hall, 215 S. Work St., ...