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Trump’s New Message Guru Wants ‘A More Positive Mojo’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s new communications adviser says it’s time to hit the “reset button.” Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci pledged to begin “an era of a new good feeling” and said he hopes to “create a more positive ...

Gillibrand Pushes Bill To Combat Over-Prescribing Of Opioids

The over-prescribing of opioids for patients with short-term, acute pain has long been considered a root cause of opioid addiction. Now, bipartisan legislation, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and John McCain, is aiming to end this practice nationwide. On Monday, Gillibrand, ...

Improvement Of Substandard Homes A Battle In Code Enforcement

Blighted and run-down. Slums and squalor. These are just some of the words used to describe the substandard housing that can be found throughout the city of Jamestown. In fact, Vince DeJoy, city development director, said there is too much substandard housing in the city. “Many of these ...

Area Schools Tackle Lunch Debt Through New Policy

According to a memo from the New York state Department of Education, schools must have a policy to address student meal charges and area school districts are no different. Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, food service providers must have a “written and clearly communicated policy to ...

WWII Veterans Share Experiences Following Pearl Harbor Attacks

Several members of the Greatest Generation offered tales of their firsthand World War II experiences Saturday afternoon at Jamestown Community College. The panel, put together by the Fenton History Center, consisted of Paul Arnone, Bill Graves, Winston Frankson, Roland Swanson and Arthur ...

Reestablishing Roots

GERRY — For the 16th year, the Scandinavian Folk Festival has arrived at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds. On Friday, tents lined the grassy area with various items for sale, most of which in the spirit of Scandinavian culture. This is precisely in line with how Festival Coordinator Don Sandy has ...

County Officials Urge Motorcycle Safety In Summer Campaign

FALCONER — Motorcycles can be a tempting escape on a nice, summer day. But for those who choose to ride them — and for those driving around them — safety is a must. So said County Executive Vince Horrigan, who on Friday joined other local officials at the Harley-Davidson of Jamestown ...

Lake Officials Regroup To Salvage Capsized Harvester

LAKEWOOD — Local efforts to retrieve a capsized lake vegetation harvester continue to be unsuccessful as lake officials turn to a new plan. The Chautauqua Lake Association’s vessel has been underwater near the Lakewood shoreline since Tuesday when the operator reportedly encountered ...

Hometown Hero

The new burn building at the Raymond C. Taylor Fire Training Center in Jamestown will soon bear the name of the man synonymous with education within the local fire service. The building was dedicated Thursday evening to Frank Stefanelli, a former chief of the Jamestown Fire Department and ...

Kennedy Native Bikes Home From Iowa To Benefit Autism Foundation

For most people, a bike ride lasts a few miles and they head home — but Joseph Lynch isn’t “most people.” “My friends call me ‘Puppy,’” he said during a phone interview from the road. Lynch, a Kennedy native, is currently taking a sojourn from his current home in Iowa City, ...

Jamestown Man Charged For String Of Warren Burglaries

WARREN, Pa. — A man is being held on a total of $250,000 bail for a series of burglaries that took place in northern Warren County in 2015. Eric Lewis, Jamestown, has been charged in connection with five burglaries which started on Oct. 21, 2015. He waived his right to a preliminary ...

Legislators Approve Alliance Funding For Urgent Lake Needs

MAYVILLE — Conditions seen on Chautauqua Lake this year could be an indicator of what’s yet to come this summer season. With abundant weed growth and the Chautauqua Lake Association’s tight budget, County Executive Vince Horrigan came before the Audit and Control Committee on Thursday ...

First-Half Figures

Expenditures have increased for several city departments through the first half of the year. On Monday, Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, presented his first half 2017 budget update to the Jamestown City Council. He said for the Jamestown Police Department, costs are up because they had six ...

Reed Rakes In More Than $1M In Contributions So Far This Year

U.S Rep. Tom Reed’s campaign has collected more than $1 million in contributions in the first six months of 2017. That’s according to the latest campaign finance report by the Federal Election Commission, which shows campaign finances from Jan. 1 to June 30. Along with Reed, the ...

New School Standards Possible In September

The state Board of Regents could adopt a new set of school standards in September to comply with the federal replacement of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act is the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act. New York must submit its plan to the federal ...

Residence Destroyed, Red Cross Assisting After City Blaze

Ten residents of a Jamestown home are “lucky to be alive” following an overnight blaze Tuesday. The Jamestown Fire Department responded to the reported structure fire at 14 Linwood Ave. just after 2 a.m., moments after the residents escaped without injury. “A few of the residents ...

City Man Spits On Police, Ingests Evidence During DWI Arrest

A Jamestown man is facing multiple charges after allegedly spitting on police and destroying evidence while being processed in the city jail. The incident occurred Wednesday around 3 a.m., when Jamestown police responded to 270 Fairmount Ave. for an unwanted person complaint. Upon arrival, ...