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Stolen Gun Recovered By Jamestown Police

A gun reported stolen from Monroe County in 2015 was seized by Jamestown police at 6:26 p.m. Sunday at South Main Street and Newland Avenue. Jamestown police responded to a report of a man with a gun in the area and found Giovanny Torres, 24, who fit the suspect’s description and direction ...

Horrigan Intends To Sign Law To Establish Energy Loan Program

MAYVILLE —The framework to an energy loan program will be established in Chautauqua County. In moving the county to a Clean Energy Community designation, County Executive Vince Horrigan said during a Monday public hearing that he intends to sign a law to allow state financing for energy ...

Arkwright Prepares For Turbines, Fly-Car System

ARKWRIGHT — The town of Arkwright is close to beginning the process of installing the foundations that will soon hold the Arkwright Wind Farm, as well as being ready to introduce fly-cars to the area’s EMS process. Kaplan Ingalls, Arkwright Wind Summit’s project manager, attended the ...

Wind Farm Company Looks To Alter Cherry Creek’s Zoning Regulations

Bill Spencer, project manager of the Cassadaga Wind Farm, approached the Chautauqua County Planning Board to inquire about the next steps to approving amendments to the town of Cherry Creek’s zoning laws. Spencer would like the zoning laws to make it so that the Cassadaga Wind Farm can have ...

Bringing People Together

The 69th annual St. James Festa di San Giacomo kicked off with gusto on Saturday morning with music, dancing, cannoli, carduni sandwiches and other Italian specialties. What once was a two-day festival was jam-packed into one fun-filled day of sharing good food and fellowship with the ...

Lakewood Fire Department Replaces Aging Fleet Of Vehicles

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Fire Department is now equipped with a new fleet of vehicles to combat fires and other public safety emergencies. The vehicles — a pumping engine, an ambulance, a command vehicle, a pickup truck and a boat — were either purchased or donated to the department to ...

Chautauqua County Clerk Seeking A Second Term

Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore has officially announced his plans to seek another term in office. Barmore, a former legislator and business owner, said Thursday he’s seeking re-election as county clerk. Barmore won the 2013 election against Democrat Lori Cornell and went on to ...

Fire Stations Receive $300,000 In Federal Funds

Four fire stations in Cattaraugus County were awarded nearly $300,000 in federal funding as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. According to U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who made the announcement Wednesday, fire ...

Motorcycle Chase Leads Police Into PA

RIPLEY — A motorcycle pursuit involving multiple police agencies that began in Chautauqua County led to a crash and a host of charges against a North East, Pa., man Saturday. Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a motorcyclist, 41-year-old Roy Rebel Yokom, for ...

Randolph Central School Releases Fourth Quarter Honor, Merit Rolls

RANDOLPH — Randolph Central School officials recently released the school’s fourth quarter honor and merit rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Alex Almeter, Meghan Ames, Jalynn Ashdown, Annalise Boyer, Aubrey Briggs, Courtney Brown, ...

Diverse Thinking

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and member of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnership, filled the air of the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater on Friday much like a storyteller at a library’s story hour. The tale ...

Candidates Lining Up To Challenge County Republicans

From a businessman and a library board president to a school principal, Democrats throughout the county are lining up in a bid to take over legislative seats. Norman P. Green, Chautauqua County Democratic chairman, said Thursday that 14 candidates are lined up to challenge Republicans for ...

Developers Interested In Hideaway Bay Property

MAYVILLE — After a year of preparation, the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation is ready to market the property where the former Hideaway Bay restaurant was located. On Wednesday, Gina Paradis, Chautauqua Land Bank Corporation executive director, said the property is ready to market for ...

Roger Tory Peterson’s Nature Festival To Feature Various Birds Of Prey

It was a young Roger Tory Peterson’s close encounter with a Northern Flicker right here in Jamestown that ignited his love for birds. The wild birds of North America were at the heart of his passion for nature and were the impetus for the actions he took to preserve our living world. ...

Petition Doesn’t Deter Frewsburg BOE From Appointing Basketball Coach

While board of education reorganizational meetings tend to be business as usual, at Frewsburg Central School on Thursday night, it was anything but. Several parents, concerned community members and students filed into the board meeting and offered their thoughts and feelings during the public ...

Morning Fire At Downtown Bar Under Investigation

A fire at a downtown Jamestown bar is under investigation. City firefighters were dispatched just after 2 a.m. Thursday for a fire alarm at Sneakers, 100 Harrison St. Crews found heavy smoke when they arrived and quickly extinguished the blaze. The fire originated in a first-floor storage ...

‘Oil And Water’

Oil money played an important role in the creation of Chautauqua Institution. On Wednesday, Richard P. Heitzenrater, Duke University Divinity School professor of church history and Wesley studies, gave his presentation titled Mixing Oil and Water: Chautauqua Lake Camp Meeting on the early ...

Jury Selection For Young Trial To Begin Aug. 17 In PA

Jury selection for the trial of Jonathan H. Young, the city man accused of 12 separate arsons in Jamestown and Falconer, will begin Aug. 17 in Butler County Court in Pennsylvania. Young, 19, faces multiple charges as well in Butler County, Pa., including two counts of first-degree arson, one ...