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Community To Unite Against Childhood Diseases

LAKEWOOD — “Fight like a girl!” That’s the motto of the Kallie’s Krusade Foundation, which will be hosting the sixth annual Kallie’s Krusade Fundraising Event. This year’s festivities will occur Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. “We will ...

More Than $175,000 Spent On Annexation Case

FALCONER — The town of Ellicott, village of Falconer and the Falconer Central School District have expended more than $175,000 on the annexation case against the city of Jamestown. The annexation case started in January 2017 when the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities asked the Jamestown ...

Gov. Cuomo, Nixon Clash Over Policy

HEMPSTEAD (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon swapped insults and clashed over policy Wednesday in their only scheduled debate before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. While the testy, hourlong exchange at Hofstra University featured plenty ...

‘Ask Us’

On the front the lawn of Love Elementary School stood community members along with city, county and state representatives engaging in dialogue about various concerns in Jamestown and Chautauqua County. At the “Ask Us” event organized by Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large city councilmen, a table ...

Defying The Odds, Scheira Records 2 Holes-In-One

Pete Scheira’s original plan for Tuesday evening was to mow the lawn at his home on Jamestown’s west side. But after what happened earlier in the day, he was more than happy to exchange the date with the mower for a celebratory dinner with his wife, June. And, boy, did they have plenty to ...

Reed: Mexico Deal Will Aid Local Farmers

The new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico will improve market conditions for local farmers, said U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. During his weekly conference call with regional media Tuesday, Reed said the “handshake” deal with Mexico, which still needs to be approved by ...

Mitrano Wants To Clean Up West Valley

Tracy Mitrano, Democratic nominee for the New York 23rd Congressional District, shared details Tuesday of how she would tackle the issue of the Western New York Nuclear Service Center cleanup of low-level radioactive waste at West Valley in Cattaraugus County. Mitrano asserted that the $75 ...

Farm Bureau Brings NAFTA Issues To Reed During Visit

WESTFIELD — President Trump’s “trade war” seems to be hitting very close to home for many farmers in Chautauqua County. On Monday, members of the Chautauqua County Farm Bureau met with Congressman Tom Reed, R-Corning, at Grape View Dairy Farm in Westfield to voice their concerns over ...

Lakewood Trustees Question Spending By Village Mayor

LAKEWOOD — Mayor Cara Birrittieri was absent from the Lakewood Village Board’s meeting Monday as her fellow trustees discussed whether water samples taken near village shores at her request was considered an “unlawful expenditure” without full board approval. Trustee Ellen Barnes said ...

BPU Increases Allocation For Annexation Legal Fees

The anticipated legal fees for the remainder of the year to possibly annex the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation into the city limits has increased by more than six figures. On Monday, the BPU approved an additional $110,000 in legal fees for the annexation case, which ...

Under Pressure, Trump Tersely Recognizes McCain, Lowers Flag

WASHINGTON — Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure Monday by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag. While much of the nation remembered McCain’s record as a war ...

Spitale To Receive Ritzer Labor Award For Second Time

History will be made at 4 p.m. Sunday during the city’s 39th Annual Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival. The recipient of this year’s George Ritzer Memorial Labor Award — George S. Spitale — will be receiving the distinction for the second time, which will be a first in its 34-year ...

Area Schools Question Plan To Use Funds To Buy Guns

After reports surfaced that Betsy DeVos, U.S. education secretary, was considering proposing a grant program that would fund school districts with the means to purchase firearms and firearm training for teachers, several Chautauqua County school district superintendents responded with concerns ...

Renovations At Martz-Kohl Observatory To Finish By Fall

FREWSBURG — The Martz-Kohl Observatory is continuing to be rebuilt and reworked into a scientific get-away that will soon be able to accompany more visitors. President Gary Nelson said the observatory will still be under construction for the remainder of August and had planned to be open ...

Shooting At Video Game Tournament Claims Multiple Lives

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing multiple people and sending many others to hospitals, authorities said. Sheriff’s officers did not immediately confirm the number of dead at ...

Ready For Tourists

CELORON — After months of construction, the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel is ready to open as a premiere resort along Chautauqua Lake’s shore. David Hart, CEO of Hart Hotels, said the $38 million project will be open for the public beginning Thursday with a soft open that will also feature ...

New Hotel May Impact Lake Health

CELORON — The Chautauqua Harbor Hotel will open for business in a few days, but that hasn’t stopped David Hart, CEO of Hart Hotels and developer of the village’s newest resort, from looking into the future. As a new entrepreneur on Chautauqua Lake’s shore, Hart said he was privy to ...

Volunteers Build Unique Playground At Chadakoin Park

The three-year effort to construct a new playground at Chadokoin Park concluded Saturday with the help of numerous volunteers and various organizations. This endeavor was a collaborative project between the city of Jamestown, The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. foundation, and KaBoom. Mary Wilson, ...

Many Mourn The Death Of Sen. McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling ...

‘God In A Bottle’

Not everyone would be able to view a struggle with cancer as a positive experience. For Jamie Richir, a Chautauqua County native, her battle with stage three breast cancer left her looking fondly back on how the fight with cancer helped her learn more about herself and see the best in ...