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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. ...

Former City Man Facing Child Porn Charges

The former general manager and assistant coach of the Southern Tier Xpress was taken into custody in Texas after being charged by criminal complaint with receipt and distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. The case involving 32-year-old Travis Sanders ...

Applications Sought For Community Development Funding

The state Regional Economic Development Council program is in its ninth year, but there are still some questions about how the state funding initiative works. That is why representatives from the Empire State Development Western New York Council hosted an informative meeting at the Reg Lenna ...

Winter Road Woes

A wintry mix of snow and ice made for woeful driving conditions Tuesday — most notably for tractor-trailer drivers, many of whom found themselves stuck in ditches along Interstate 86. The New York State Police reported several vehicles off the road due to slick roads. That was none more ...

Local Scoutmaster Charged

Following the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy scout by his scoutmaster, the Allegheny Highlands Council will host a members-only meeting today regarding the importance of prevention of such crimes. Nate Thornton, the council’s scout executive, announced that scout leaders will ...

County Airport Is Denied Federal Air Service Funding

Chautauqua County officials have been notified by the federal government that it will not be re-establishing Essential Air Service program funding for the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. On Tuesday, county officials announced the latest development in trying to re-establish commercial ...

Further Delays To Brewing Project May Mean Lawsuit

Work on the Jamestown Brewing Company project at 115-121 W. Third St. is continuing with beer-making possible as early as March. Further delays, however, could leave everyone involved with a bitter aftertaste. In a filing Dec. 21, 2018, in state Supreme Court in Erie County, Jamestown ...

Kings Of The Castle

MAYVILLE — Volunteers spent Monday placing dozens of ice blocks — freshly harvested from Chautauqua Lake — into place on the heels of this year’s Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival, scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday at Lakeside Park in Mayville. A staple in the ...

Occupancy Issue Raised By Building Inspector

LAKEWOOD — “Moving this meeting to this floor is a direct violation.” With these words, Lakewood building inspector Jeffrey Swanson tried to enforce the same standards businesses and residences must comply with onto the village government that employs him. Swanson said he had brought ...