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Cuomo Wins Re-Election In Rout Over Molinaro

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Andrew Cuomo easily defeated Republican challenger Marc Molinaro on Tuesday to win a third term and an opportunity to create a legacy as one of New York’s longest-serving and most dominant governors. Cuomo had sought to portray his opponent, the county executive ...

Plan Moving Forward

WHITE PLAINS — It won’t take much for the Kmart location in West Ellicott to close along with the Sears location in the Chautauqua Mall. Right now, the West Ellicott Kmart store is slated to remain open because it is one of 400 profitable locations in the Sears Holdings Corp. portfolio, ...

Sheriff’s Deputy Credited With Saving Life Of Choking Infant

MAYVILLE — A Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputy has been credited with saving the life of an infant girl who reportedly stopped breathing after choking on food Monday afternoon. Deputy Adam McAdoo was with co-workers from the Sheriff’s Office at the Mayville Diner eating lunch when a ...

Institution’s Lawsuit Against DEC, Ellery To Remain In Buffalo

BUFFALO — Chautauqua Institution’s lawsuit against the state Department of Environmental Conservation, town of Ellery and Chautauqua Lake Partnership will remain in Buffalo. Judge Donna Siwek of state Supreme Court in Buffalo made the ruling recently, and in so doing agreed with the ...

More Priests With Abuse Allegations Revealed

CHEEKTOWAGA (AP) — Embattled Bishop Richard Malone added 36 names to a public list of priests with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a child, bringing the number to 78, and described a “tsunami” of victims who came forward following the creation of a program to compensate ...

Clymer’s Caretaker

CLYMER — To see him at work is true dedication in action. For over four decades, a Clymer resident has taken it upon himself to maintain the sanctity of the dead. The best place Harvey Oonk can often be found is just down the street from his home on Clymer-Sherman Road. He has overseen ...

Voting 101 For Tuesday’s General Election

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Election Commissioners Norm Green and Brian Abram announce there is a total of 75,930 active registered voters in Chautauqua County who are eligible to cast ballots in Tuesday's general election. There are 24,944 registered Democrats and 25,590 ...

Findley Lake Author’s Book Hits USA Today Best-Seller List

FINDLEY LAKE — A Western New York native has reached a pinnacle in her publishing career. The Love Under Siege series by local author KaLyn Cooper debuted at No. 42 on USA Today’s best-selling list of books for the end of September. Cooper is a native of Findley Lake and attended both ...

Impact Of War

Veterans from wars or conflicts dating back as far as World War II were invited to a panel discussion to talk about their experiences of war, and what it was like coming back to a nation that differed over the decades. This event was organized by Heritage Ministries, in collaboration with the ...

County Jail To Introduce Treatment Center Option

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Jail will soon be introducing a treatment center option for inmates who are drug or alcohol dependent, said Sheriff Joe Gerace. “We will take those that are addicted and give them a specific targeted addiction program,” Gerace said. The center will ...

Schools Hope To Keep Foster Students In Familar Places

Students who are placed in a foster-care home are often forced to transition into a new school system as well as a new family if their move places them in another school’s jurisdiction. But according to New York state officials, schools have been given better guidance on how to keep students ...

Report: Amazon May Build New Headquarters Near DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in “advanced talks” to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Amazon, based in Seattle, is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal City. It’s a large ...

Problem Solver

Marc Molinaro, Republican challenger for New York state governor, hopped on stage in Jamestown in front of podium that read, “Cuomo’s Got To Go.” Molinaro is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo to be the next governor of the state. He spoke to an audience gathered inside the Northwest ...

Lakewood Man Faces Rape, Child Porn Charges

LAKEWOOD — A Lakewood man who police say was under investigation for rape has additionally been charged with possessing child pornography. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced the arrest of 38-year-old Jeffrey L. Shriver. The investigation began after a victim came ...

Disagreements Leave Village Without Mayor

LAKEWOOD — It was thought that Deputy Mayor Ted McCague was going to be the new mayor of the village of Lakewood. After a recent appointment attempt at the last regular meeting and one trustee changed his mind, the board still did not have a majority to confirm McCague as mayor, leaving ...

District’s Decision To Arm Teachers Draws Backlash

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school board has become the first in the state to pass a policy allowing teachers and other employees to carry firearms. The Tamaqua Area School District passed the policy in a unanimous vote last month, receiving pushback from both parents and members of ...

Down And Out

LAKEWOOD — It was a Jamestown resident’s initiative that led to the demolition of the property at 3 Gerald Ave. “It was quite the undertaking,” said Daniel Dolan of Jamestown. “I didn’t want the house coming down harming anybody.” His son lives next to the now demolished ...

Contract Signed Which May End Water, Sewer Debate

FALCONER — For the past 18 months, a compromise regarding water and sewer services between the city of Jamestown and town of Ellicott has proved elusive. As of Thursday, Town Supervisor Patrick McLaughlin has signed a contract that he thinks will benefit both parties involved. The contract ...

Salemme Is Appointed To Deputy Fire Chief Position

Jamestown Fire Department Battalion Chief Samuel Salemme has been appointed as the new deputy fire chief. Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, made the announcement Thursday that Salemme will be replacing Chet Harvey, who is retiring. Teresi said he selected Salemme from a pool of highly-qualified ...

NY Attorney General Race Puts Trump, History On Ballot

NEW YORK (AP) — History is likely to be made in the race for New York Attorney General next Tuesday. Either of the major party candidates would be the state’s first black attorney general. One, Democrat Letitia James, would be the first black woman elected to statewide office in New ...