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Flow Control

CHAUTAUQUA — A stormwater management initiative has continued to materialize over the years with various projects dotting the grounds of Chautauqua Institution in an effort to manage runoff entering Chautauqua Lake. A “comprehensive approach” is often mentioned when lakefront groups ...

Busti Woman Faces Manslaughter, DWI Charges

A Busti woman has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a man found in April in Cattaraugus County. The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of Jamestown arrested Marylou Johnson, 73, on Friday for second-degree manslaughter, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, ...

Ellicott Sets Meeting On Lake Issues

FALCONER — Concerns regarding the condition of Chautauqua Lake along the shores in the town of Ellicott are expected to be discussed during a special meeting of the Town Board on Monday. Patrick McLaughlin, Ellicott town supervisor, said the idea to hold the special meeting came after area ...

Calif. Official Criticized For Photograph

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a ...

Persell Paints

African safari animals varying in vibrant color schemes were seen inside Persell Middle School — in water-color paintings that is. Inside Michela Tehan’s fifth- and sixth-grade art class, sixth-grade students were painting away finishing their projects Thursday. Tehan said throughout ...

Temporary Housing Cost For Homeless Doubles In 1Year

The total amount of money Chautauqua County pays to temporarily house the homeless has already doubled what was paid all of last year. On Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Human Services Committee heard about the cost to house the homeless during a presentation from Christine ...

Dunkirk May Receive Aid With Weed Removal

The Chautauqua County Legislature may assist the city of Dunkirk with the costs to remove nuisance aquatic vegetation. On Wednesday, the county Planning and Economic Development Committee discussed the requested funding of $5,000 from the 2 percent occupancy tax reserves, which currently has ...

Food Researcher Accused Of Academic Misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday. Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the ...

Law Clerk Honored

Greg Peterson, of the Robert H. Jackson Center, left, and Falconer graduate Lucas Walker, right, pose for a photo with a bust of Robert H. Jackson inside the Robert H. Jackson Center. Walker was awarded the prestigious honor of working as the law clerk for Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice ...

Complaint Details Child Porn Possession Charges Against Teacher

CLYMER — The Clymer teacher charged with possession of child pornography was released on $50,000 cash bail with conditions of home confinement. At a detention hearing on Tuesday in Buffalo, Scott Aikens was granted bail on conditions. No immediate hearing has been scheduled, however, the ...

Fly-Car Mobile System Still Losing Funds

The county’s mobile emergency medical services program — also known as “fly-cars” —is still losing money, but is improving as time goes by. On Wednesday, John Griffith, county emergency services director, told the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety Committee that ...

County Justice Council Highlights Overdose Decline

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Community Justice Council emphasized the recent data that revealed an estimated 12 percent decrease of drug-related and overdose deaths. Overall in 2017, there were 42 drug-related deaths and 38 drug overdose deaths in Chautauqua County with one remaining ...

Officials: NC Flooding Too Bad To Tally Storm’s Harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after ...

Stay Off The Phone

“We’re killing the ones we love because we’re selfish — honestly.” Those were the words of Jacy Good, a survivor of a distracted driving accident in 2008 that killed both her parents and rendered her left arm and leg paralyzed. “I’m so lucky to have walked in here to share ...

Police Seek Man After String Of Robberies At Pharmacies

FALCONER — Ellicott police were looking for a man who jumped the counter at CVS Pharmacy in Falconer on Monday night and stole prescription medication. The suspect is believed to be the same man involved in other robberies in Pennsylvania. The incident at the 10 S. Work St. pharmacy ...

Hearing Set On Gateway Lofts Project

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed city housing development for non-violent offenders going through addiction treatment programs. On Tuesday, the city Planning Commission approved scheduling a public hearing on the proposed Gateway Lofts project at the Gateway ...

Accidental Drowning Cited After Body Found In Chadakoin River

Jamestown police say a man accidentally drowned when he fell into the Chadakoin River. Officers responded Monday around 6:30 a.m. after a body was reported in the water near the area of Victoria Avenue and Institute Street. The body —later identified as 61-year-old Robert B. Cavender — ...

Blaze Destroys Home

A couch sitting on the porch of a Jamestown residence was found to be the likely source of a fire the destroyed a home early Monday. Lt. Tim Glenn of the Jamestown Fire Department said investigators were still looking at the exact cause of the blaze that ripped through the 202 McKinley Ave. ...

Chautauqua Opportunities Discusses County Housing Stock

A lack of affordable housing and an old housing stock are just a couple of the housing issues Chautauqua Opportunities is trying to improve in the county. On Monday, Josiah Lamp, Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. housing and community development director, was an invited guest to speak about ...

Buyer Still Sought For Former Sam’s Club Location

WEST ELLICOTT — Yellow liquidation signs were recently posted at the former Sam’s Club located at 720 W. Fairmount Ave. The wholesale box chain closed its doors Jan. 27 of this year, about two weeks after the company announced it was shuttering dozens of stores. The 30-day liquidation ...