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Population Boom

WARREN, Pa. — Unless it’s Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, or Vixen, the deer in Tidioute Borough in Warren County, Pa., are adding up more than wanted. A Facebook post by borough office manager Crystal Heenan brought light to increased number of deer in town, which are leaving droppings, ...

City Man Pleads Guilty In Robbery Case

MAYVILLE — Albert Chapman, the Jamestown man accused of robbing a bank in Falconer and Kwik Fill in the city over the summer, pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery Thursday. Chapman still faces a first-degree robbery charge that will be discussed during a Feb. 25 conference at 1:30 p.m. ...

Prendergast Library Funding May Be Cut

Because of funding cuts to the James Prendergast Library of 50 percent in 2018 and 71 percent in 2017 by the city of Jamestown, the library’s state funding could be reduced. On Thursday, the James Prendergast Library Board of Trustees heard from Tina Scott, library director, that the ...

Foundation Aid

FALCONER – Stephen Penhollow, superintendent of Falconer Central School District, reiterated the significance of the lack of Foundation Aid funding throughout the state at a board of education meeting. Currently, Jamestown Public Schools is involved in a lawsuit against New York state, ...

Cassadaga Man Charged After Meth Found In Jail

MAYVILLE — A Cassadaga man jailed after leading police on a high-speed motorcycle chase last week is again facing charges after he was found with methamphetamine inside the jail. Deputies were called to the jail Saturday at 5:35 a.m. after receiving word of a person in possession of a ...

Officials Working To Bring Back Air Service

Officials from the federal and county governments continue to work to bring back commuter airline service to the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. On Monday, county officials announced Boutique Air, a commuter airline based in San Francisco, Calif., had been awarded an Essential Air ...

JPD Parole Check Leads To Pair Being Jailed

A parole check led to two Jamestown men being taken into custody Tuesday. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department, along with the New York State Division of Parole, made the check at 947 E. Second St. for 26-year-old John C. Tufino. He was arrested for a parole violation. While ...

Faulty Equipment May Be Source Of Power Surge

SHERMAN — Faulty equipment has been cited as the likely source of a suspected power surge that damaged appliances to several village residents earlier this week. National Grid spokesman David Bertola said the equipment led to power outages Monday to about 450 customers in the area. Though ...

Employees Recognized

FALCONER — Chautauqua County Executive George Borello recognized Department of Public Works employees at locations across the Southern Tier Tuesday. The stops are part of the county’s annual Employee Recognition events that will take place at 25 locations across the county through ...

Cattaraugus Sheriff’s Office Deputizes New K-9 Nichols

LITTLE VALLEY — Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb on Monday announced the deputizing of its new road patrol K-9. K-9 Nichols, a 2-year-old German shepherd, started training with his handler, Deputy Tim Pence, in April. He is a dual-purpose K-9 trained in narcotics and patrol and ...

Sherman Voters OK, Nix School Proposals

SHERMAN — Central School District voters passed a proposal for capital improvements to the existing building Tuesday, but rejected a second plan for new construction by a margin of nearly 100 votes. Proposition No. 1, which carries a price tag of $3.6 million, was approved by a vote of ...

JRSC Digital Hosts Ribbon-Cutting On Express Opening

A third-generation Jamestown business is expanding yet again. JRSC Digital, formerly known as the Jamestown Rubber Stamp Co. Inc, opened up an extension of its business, JRSC Express, on Monday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. County Executive George Borrello, Assemblyman Andy ...

City BPU Officials Discuss Natural Gas Pipeline

Following the state Public Service Commission approval for the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities to purchase a natural gas pipeline last month, BPU officials discussed the history of the pipeline at the city-owned utility company Monday. Kris Sellstrom, BPU electrical engineer, delivered ...

Pine Valley Capital Project Vote Today

SOUTH DAYTON — Pine Valley Central School Superintendent Scott Payne was pleased that the recent capital project public meeting, though moderately attended, raised good questions about the future of the district. Concerns about population drain and the district’s long-term financial future ...

Voters To Decide Sherman Capital Improvement Projects

SHERMAN — Even in the “eleventh hour,” before the public vote, Sherman Central School District administration and Board of Education members strove to present the case for two proposed capital improvement projects. Board members held their regular meeting Monday in the school auditorium ...

Officials Hear Complaints About Sound, Flickering

ARKWRIGHT — A large number of Arkwright residents attended last week’s Town Board meeting, as the entire room seemed to be waiting anxiously to hear the results of the wind turbine sound test. Residents have been demanding further testing, some vehemently opposed to the very existence of ...

Turbines Help Reduce Taxes, Fund New Town Hall

ARKWRIGHT — The newest budget reports out of Arkwright officials indicate that taxes will be lowered and property owners will benefit in the long run from the wind turbines project. “We approved the budget that will reduce town tax by 8.5 percent,” said Supervisor Fred Norton at the ...

Students Visit Warren County Nursing Home

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — It was a warm, fuzzy event all around. On Friday, a group of students from Warren Area High School paid a visit to the Rouse Home in Youngsville, Pa. The students presented the 15 fleece blankets they made as gifts to residents. They also spent time chatting and shared ...

Man Receives Diploma More Than 40 Years Later

DUNKIRK — The Dunkirk Board of Education proudly presented Marion Dole Jr. with his high school diploma last week at its monthly meeting at school No. 5. In 1973, Dole was sent to fight in the Vietnam War and now his veteran’s rep has reached out to the high school to award him his long ...

State Park Undergoing Preservation Project

A $2 million historic preservation project is underway at the Red House Administration Building at Allegany State Park in Western New York. The project will rehabilitate the exterior of the 90-year-old building, including the removal and restoration of 173 historic windows and doors. Funding ...