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Large Investment

Two 500,000-gallon tanks are being constructed to increase the storage capacity for Grower’s Co-Op in Westfield. On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency board approved a 10-year payment in lieu of taxes agreement and mortgage recording tax exemption for the $3.4 ...

Census Report: County Population Continues Decline

For the eighth consecutive year, the total population in Chautauqua County is estimated to have declined. That’s according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest release of county-level population estimates. The county lost 670 people in the 12 months that ended July 1, bringing the total ...

Data Project Planned For Summer In Lake

CHAUTAUQUA — A pilot program courtesy of the Lake Erie Center for Fresh Water and Human Health and funded in part by the Chautauqua Lake Partnership will attempt to further explore the complexities of phosphorus loading and harmful algal blooms in Chautauqua Lake this summer. The ...

Ready To Recruit

For nine years, volunteer fire departments throughout New York state have opened its doors to the public in an effort to increase membership. The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) will again sponsor RecruitNY open houses and firefighting-related activities on Saturday ...

Judge Seeks Review Of Funding For Brewery

A state Supreme Court judge in Erie County wants to see a breakdown of how state Downtown Revitalization Initiative money was spent on the Jamestown Brewing Company project. That review won’t take place until the project is complete because the money hasn’t actually been released yet from ...

Planet-Friendly Activities Now A Month-Long Endeavor

Earth Day came and went, but for many the planet-friendly holiday really extends the length of an entire month that has no age limit on who can be involved. At Jamestown Community College, the annual Earth Day festival, known as Earthfest, will be held Wednesday, but prior to the festivities ...

Proud Tradition

ELLERY — The Dairy of Distinction Awards Program will name its new Chautauqua County Dairy Princess for 2019-20. Candidates must be 16 years of age, have connections to the dairy industry or be sponsored by a dairy farm. The event will take place at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church ...

Upgrades To City Park Planned

Nine parking spaces, construction of a new gazebo, adding granite curbs and milling and paving Logan Avenue will be happening after Memorial Day at Veterans Memorial Park. The city Planning Commission discussed last week the improvements that will be made to the park. Crystal Surdyk, city ...

Falconer Senior Named Recipient Of Sopak Scholarship

James Sopak knew he wanted to honor his late wife, Sandy, the longtime Chautauqua County clerk who died in May 2018. He noted his wife cared about people, evident by her years of service to the community — from a registered nurse at WCA Hospital to serving as Poland town supervisor for ...

Bomb Blasts Kill More Than 200 In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ...

Historic Significance

Later this year, Jamestown will be the focus of the first two episodes of season 11 of “Salvage Dawgs.” Earlier this month, segments of the television show were filmed of the Virginia-based business Black Dog Salvage executing the architectural salvage operation of the former Moose ...

Officials Call For Removal Of Lead

More than 80 percent of the houses in Jamestown are contaminated with lead paint. That is according to Natalie Whiteman of the Chautauqua County Health and Human Services Department who discussed lead poisoning with the Jamestown Health Care Action Team Thursday. She said the incident rate ...

Infinity Vocal Teacher Sings For Celebrity Judges

In 2018, Dunkirk resident and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts vocal coach Dylan Carlson serenaded the likes of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie during the celebrity auditions of the 17th season of “American Idol.” “It’s not because you don’t have it; it’s just that ...

Trump’s Legal Team Takes Victory Lap

WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump’s legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to ...

Still Grieving

On April 20, 1999, school safety changed forever. Inside Columbine High School, 15 people were dead and 20 others were wounded after two armed students carried out a shooting spree that ended with the duo taking their own lives. The events would change families, students and the country ...

Alstar Workers Seek Pay Increase

Employees of Alstar EMS, the largest provider of emergency services in Chautauqua County, are hoping to receive an increase in pay as contract talks with the company have stalled. In an effort to get their points across, workers are tentatively scheduled to take part in an informational ...

For School Shooting Survivors, Trauma Has No Time Limit

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. Talking to therapists at the school in Parkland, Florida, didn’t help. Each session had a ...

Weather Wonders

BEMUS POINT — A weather balloon bounced around the Bemus Point Elementary School gymnasium courtesy of Meteorologist Andy Parker and the school district. But more importantly, Sonja DuBois said the entire event generated a “community feeling.” After the elementary school received ...

JPS Teacher Files Suit After 2018 Classroom Incident

A teacher with the Jamestown Public Schools District is seeking repayment for attorney and court fees of at least $2,000 after he was charged in November 2018 for an incident at the school involving a student. Larry Bentzoni filed a petition on April 11 with the state Supreme Court in ...

JCC: More County Funding Is Needed

Because of a decrease in enrollment, Jamestown Community College officials are asking Chautauqua County to change its funding formula for county residents who go to the school tuition-free. On Thursday, Daniel DeMarte, JCC president, and Mike Martello, JCC vice president of administration, ...