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Candidates Clash On Health Care Coverage

Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series featuring a debate between Rep. Tom Reed and challenger Tracy Mitrano. U.S. Rep. Tom Reed has had to face his share of Democratic challengers in his bids for re-election, and as he attempts to earn a fifth term in Congress, candidate ...

City Man Learns Who Gave Him Life-Saving Kidney

Fourteen years ago, Jamestown resident Jeffery Alonge went through a lot of life changes. Soon after marrying Roberta Joanethis, someone who was on dialysis at UPMC Chautauqua like him, he triumphed over a pair of deteriorating kidneys when he received a transplant in November 2004. Since ...

Fingerprint Matches: How FBI Uncovered Suspect’s ID

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he’d found work as a DJ in the last two months. As he entertained patrons from a dimly ...

Home At Last

The Bemus Point-Stow Ferry has returned to its home in Stow after spending its summer in Mayville while volunteers worked to return the historic vessel into service. Volunteers had spent the summer and early fall making new covers for some of the hatches into the bilge compartment to make ...

Revote On Lakewood Acting Mayor Potentially Needed

LAKEWOOD — A 2-1 vote to appoint Deputy Mayor Ted McCague as acting mayor of the village of Lakewood through the end of 2019 might not have been enough to actually elevate him to the position. After the vote at Monday’s meeting was thought to have appointed McCague, the room erupted in ...

Bova Reflects On 25 Years In Government

MAYVILLE — Marty Bova has been the mayor of Mayville for the past 13 years. As his final term comes to an end, Bova calls his time serving the village “extremely rewarding” as residents at a recent town hall attributed the success of many projects in part to his leadership. “It makes ...

Cash-Strapped Bomb Suspect Is Devoted To President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the Florida man who put pipe bombs in small manila envelopes, ...

Transformation

MAYVILLE — Spanning three decades, the idea of the Webb family to bring high-end lakeside residences to the Chautauqua Lake shore has transformed a lot over the years, with The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake about to take shape starting next year in the form of a condominium resort. The original ...

Retired Judge Talks About Impact Of Opioid Crisis

“This is a difficult topic for me to talk about,” is how retired state Supreme Court Justice Salvatore R. Martoche started his personal discussion on the death of his daughter, an overdose victim, at the Robert H. Jackson Center Thursday. Claire Martoche, 43, in January 2017 had returned ...

Man Named In Meth Ring Caused School Lockouts

A wanted Jamestown man who was captured by the FBI in Warren County, Pa., earlier this week after sending two schools into lockout is the latest person named in a local methamphetamine conspiracy ring. The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced that a federal grand jury had indicted ...

Pipe Bomb Raises New Questions About The Safety Of Mail

NEW YORK (AP) — The wave of pipe bombs addressed to prominent Democrats has raised fresh questions about the ability of the U.S. Postal Service and private delivery companies to intercept explosives and other dangerous items. Biohazard detection, X-rays and other technologies have had some ...

Changes At The Park

Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park will not be the home of the Jamestown Jammers in 2019, but that doesn’t mean that a group of baseball-loving community members won’t be figuratively stepping up to the plate in an effort to have a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League representative at the ...

County Lawmakers Approve 2019 Spending Plan

The Chautauqua County Legislature has unanimously passed its 2019 spending plan. On Wednesday, all 17 legislators present, with David Himelein, R-Findley Lake, and Kevin O-Connell, D-Silver Creek, absent, approved the 2019 county budget. The budget will include a tax levy increase of ...

Meth, Cash Found In Traffic Stop

A large amount of methamphetamine and cash were found during a traffic stop in Jamestown early Wednesday. Jamestown police stopped a vehicle at 2:31 a.m. on South Main Street for a failing to signal a turn. The driver, 32-year-old Brandon Smith, was reportedly found in possession of more ...

Pipe Bombs Target Dems And CNN

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wave of glass-filled pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, other prominent Democrats and CNN was thwarted without physical harm, but an anxiety-filled day on Wednesday deepened political tensions and fears two weeks before national midterm ...

League Listens

Several candidates in the November mid-term election squared off in debate once more at Jamestown Community College. The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County hosted state Assembly and Chautauqua County Sheriff candidates inside the Sarita Weeks Room on campus. The event was sponsored ...

Candidates For Sheriff Discuss ‘Raise The Age’ Law

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series featuring a debate between Sheriff Joe Gerace and challenger Jim Quattrone. New York’s Raise The Age Law won’t have too large an impact on the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, though deputies can expect to do more traveling as ...

Missing Man Declared Legally Dead After 16-Year Search

WARREN, Pa. — More than 16 years after he was last seen in Warren, Pa., Damien Sharp has been declared legally dead. Damien’s mother, Janeane Shanahan appeared in court Monday afternoon with her attorney, Alan Conn. She and City of Warren Police Detective Tony Chimenti, who has been ...

San Francisco Grants Illegals, Noncitizens Right To Vote

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco has become the largest U.S. city to give people in the country illegally and other noncitizens the right to vote in a local election, but the possibility of the Trump administration learning their identities appears to have kept people away: only 35 noncitizens ...

Local Lotto Fever

The Mega Millions jackpot jumped to a historic $1.6 billion total after no winner was announced after the Friday drawing. The total jackpot for the taking is the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The closest jackpot total to the current Mega Millions was the Powerball jackpot of ...