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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 ...

28 More Ill After Eating Food At McDonald’s

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has received many calls in response to the news Thursday of illnesses potentially associated with the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 2803 N. Main St. Ext., Jamestown. As of Friday afternoon, public health nurses have ...

JPS Receives $93,000 From NYS For Displaced Students

Schools assisting students who were displaced by 2017 natural disasters were awarded $15.9 million by the New York State Education Department to support 185 districts. “Last year’s tragedies devastated the lives of many students by displacing them from their communities and all that is ...

McCain Discontinues Treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain has discontinued medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family said Friday, likely indicating the war hero, presidential nominee and longtime leading lawmaker is nearing the end of his life. McCain has surpassed expectations ...

Marching Orders

The Jamestown High School Marching Band held its free Community Preview Night Thursday where band members began to perfect the routine they will be using to compete against other schools later in the year. The event showcased what families and community members can expect from the JHS ...

McDonald’s Probe Continues After Illnesses Reported

A local fast-food restaurant has temporarily closed after almost two dozen people reported feeling sick after eating food from the location. The New York State Department of Health announced Thursday it was working with the county to investigate multiple reports of illness associated with ...

JPS Collects Instruments For Program

CHAUTAUQUA – Equipped with a red Jamestown School District van and an optimistic spirit, Superintendent Bret Apthorpe traveled to Chautauqua Institution hoping to collect donations for the local Jamestown Schools Promise Fund. Jamestown Public Schools and Chautauqua Institution partnered ...

Rules Given To Stop High-Tax States From Avoiding Cap

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action over the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states ...

Route 60 Rollover

Several ambulances were called to a motor vehicle crash with injuries Wednesday on Route 60 near Kimball Stand, south of Gerry. Fire officials were told that a vehicle rolled multiple times in the crash. A medical helicopter was also placed on standby. Firefighters from Fluvanna, Gerry and ...

Massey Organ ‘Out Of Commission’ After Fire

CHAUTAUQUA — The Massey Memorial Organ will be out of commission at Chautauqua Institution following a small fire inside its console Tuesday. Jordan Steves, director of strategic communications and community relation, confirmed the fire occurred around 10 a.m. He said a fire extinguisher ...

DA Supports Probe Of Abuse Claims

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson said he supports the idea of a joint investigation to review allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests within the Diocese of Buffalo. Swanson’s remarks came after several Buffalo media outlets reported Wednesday that the state ...

Dunkirk Lawmaker Hails Powerboat Races As Success

The powerboats that raced on Lake Erie along the shoreline of Dunkirk have been hailed a huge success. County Legislator Robert Bankoski, D-Dunkirk, said Wednesday the Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix held last weekend that featured powerboats from the Race World Offshore racing league was a ...