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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sizes Of Classrooms Remain On Minds Of Parents As Merger Vote Looms

Perhaps the biggest issue on voters’ minds as they ponder a possible merger of the Panama and Clymer school districts is the size of classes in a merged district. Clymer has 46 teachers among its 102.1 staff members while Panama has 51.5 teachers among its 107.6 staff positions. That ...

Substance Abuse: A Real Problem With Real Costs To The Workplace

The human toll of drug addiction has been devastating to families and communities across the United States. The American Society of Addiction Medicine reports that in 2015 there were 20.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance abuse disorder. In that same year drug overdose was the ...

Area Business Set To Hand Out 100 Free Thanksgiving Feasts

SALAMANCA — With the upcoming season of giving and sharing in mind, “Hometown Rent to Own” in Salamanca will be handing out free “Thanksgiving Feasts” to 100 people on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at their business located at 203 Center St. Upon arrival, people will have a table full of ...

Public Hearing On Athenex Site Plans Set For Nov. 27 JCC North Campus

DUNKIRK — Want to see the plans for what Athenex will look like? You may soon have your chance. During a meeting of the Dunkirk Town Board, Supervisor Richard Purol said the town planning board will meet and a public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. at Jamestown Community’s ...

Red Kettle Kickoff

Shoppers will now be greeted with the iconic red kettles and the sound of ringing bells at local stores from now until just before Christmas. The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign kicked off Friday with bell ringers dispersed throughout Chautauqua County at a variety of ...

City Sales Tax Revenues Up For Third Quarter

There is some good financial news for the Jamestown City Council. Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, said earlier this week that sales tax revenues during the third quarter increased over last year’s results by about 1 percent. Dolce said sales tax revenues have been up for each fiscal ...

Christmas Tree To Be Delivered Downtown Monday

Downtown will look a little more festive as the city plans to display its Christmas tree at Tracy Plaza next week. The White Spruce will be harvested from Bergman Park on Monday morning. From there, crews from the city’s Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, with the assistance of ...

Task Force Makes Funding Decisions

Seven organizations will receive funding for the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. On Thursday, the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, the local organization selected to administrator Jamestown’s ESPRI program, announced the organizations that will get a share of the state ...

Vehicle Hits Gas Well, Takes Off

Police were looking for a vehicle Friday that reportedly struck a gas well in Sinclairville before taking off. Firefighters and police were summoned to 7479 N. Hill Road shortly after 4 p.m. for the crash. A 911 dispatcher said a vehicle had struck a gas well, causing a minor leak. While ...