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Twice As Nice

FALCONER — A local native recently won two more Grammy awards for his work on two music albums On Feb. 10, Randy Merrill received awards for Best Engineer For A Non-Classical Album and Best Song For Visual Media for Beck’s album, “Colors,” and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s song, ...

City Sues Contractors For Damage To City Hall

The city of Jamestown and its insurance carrier are suing one of its contractors for $2 million in damages. In a court filing received Feb. 15 in Chautauqua County Supreme Court in Mayville, the city and New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal filed the suit in an attempt to recoup damages ...

Proposed Gun Legislation Could Impact Fire Depts.

ALBANY — Legislation has been proposed in the state Assembly that would make gun giveaways illegal, causing local concern from fire departments that sometimes fundraise by giving out guns to those allowed to carry them. The legislation, A1413, is sponsored by Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, ...

‘All In A Day’s Work’

LITTLE VALLEY — It was a warm Monday afternoon. The day had already been busy for Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies Steve Dombeck, Hanz Heineman and Sgt. Andrew Rozler, but Monday, May 7, 2018, had much more in store for the trio. At about 6 p.m., the call came from dispatch that a ...

Groups Call For Unity On Health Of Lake

Ahead of a county-led memorandum of understanding that seeks to guide all of Chautauqua Lake’s stakeholders under one mission — to improve overall lake health — most lake-related groups have signed onto a conservation statement penned by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy. Leaders from ...

County Officials Take On Lake Leadership Role

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua County government has found itself in a leadership role in regard to Chautauqua Lake management now perhaps more than ever, and that reality became more evident at the most recent Turner Winter Series lecture. The series is focusing exclusively on the welfare of ...

WH Indicates Trump To Veto Disapproval Of Emergency

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told ...

Polar Plunge

MAYVILLE — It’s the 33rd Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival, and along with the ice castle and fireworks came the sixth Polar Plunge Saturday. The plunge is an event held each year to help generate donations for the Food Bank of Western New York. “The jumpers all bring in a ...

News Analysis: Airline Was Wrong

Boutique Air bet that promises of a better airline service would be enough to convince the federal government to restore an Essential Air Service subsidy to the Chautauqua County Airport at Jamestown. The airline was wrong. When the federal Department of Transportation issued an order ...

Durniok Is Named UPMC Interim President

Even though he is a lifelong resident of northwest Pennsylvania, Brian Durniok is enjoying his new surroundings in Western New York. Durniok is the new interim president at UPMC Chautauqua, a position he officially filled when former president and CEO Betsy T. Wright retired after 29 years ...

‘They Made It Happen’

MAYVILLE — “Very challenging this year. But with determination and a lot of hard work, they made it happen,” Sally Andriaccio said, the president of the Mayville Chamber of Commerce. This lighting ceremony inaugurated the 33rd Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival held on the shores ...

Payless To Shutter All Of Its Remaining US Stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales ...

2nd Person Indicted In Drive-By Shooting

A Chautauqua County Grand Jury has handed up a second indictment in a drive-by shooting at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 30. Corey M. Johnson, 19, has been indicted for three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. One person was seriously injured after being struck in the face ...

Steamburg Man Killed In Accident

GERRY — Paul R. Newell, 43, of Steamburg has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle accident on Gerry-Ellington Road on Friday morning. The accident was reported around 11:23 a.m. Friday 2571 Gerry-Ellington Road, Gerry, with first responders on the scene by 11:29 a.m. ...

Long Time Coming

Richard Gariepy and Debra Irvine had been waiting for the right moment to get married, and after nearly 40 years together, they figured Valentine’s Day was a perfect time to show their commitment to each other and to the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZckdKMRsq3E&t=5s Now ...

Leaks Force Student Relocation At Washington School

Students in a few classrooms were displaced at Washington Middle School this week due to water leaks from the ceiling. Buckets to catch dripping water and “Caution: Wet Floor” signs remained scattered around the A-Wing of the Jamestown Public Schools facility on Thursday. Several ...

Illumination Project Slated For Summer Completion

Lighting enhancements are being planned to be completed this summer on the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. On Thursday, the Jamestown Urban Renewal Association discussed the Riverwalk illumination project and accepted a bid from Clark Patterson Lee of $31,620 for the designing, planning and ...

Pair Jailed After Crack Cocaine Found In City Home

Several complaints of narcotics activity in a Jamestown apartment led to the discovery of a crack cocaine trafficking business Thursday. Police announced the arrests of 32-year-old Ryan J. Stills and 55-year-old Warren E. Dinkens on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a ...

Castle Creators

Volunteers with BOCES assisted Wednesday in the construction of the ice castle at Lakeside Park in Mayville, the location of the 33rd annual Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival. Volunteers have been building the iconic structure this week; opening ceremonies and the lighting of the ice ...

Building Owner Speaks Out

The owner of the former W.T. Grant building at the corner of Third and Washington streets and future site of the Jamestown Brewing Company has “vehemently” denied any wrongdoing after a 13-page claim was filed in state Supreme Court in Erie County alleging delays in the brewery’s opening. ...