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Lynn, Connection Agree To 10-Year Lease, Office Relocation

A new agreement between a downtown developer and major employer of area residents has resulted in the retaining of about 200 jobs in the city of Jamestown. The Lynn Development Group announced this week that it has struck up a long-term lease agreement with The Connection, which will keep the ...

Remembering Barbara Bush’s ’87 Visit To Chautauqua Institution

In July of 1987, Barbara Bush—who died Tuesday at the age of 92—visited the Chautauqua Institution and spoke about how neither her husband, then President George H. W. Bush, nor preceeding President Ronald Reagan knew anything about the Iran-Contra affair before it was made public. What ...

Fly Car Program Receives More Time To Study Costs

MAYVILLE — Legislators are giving officials who oversee the county’s mobile emergency medical services program — also known as “fly cars” — a few more months before possible changes are recommended. Representatives of the Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services came ...

Heidenhain Corp. Latest To Announce Closure In Ellicott

ELLICOTT — Almost 40 employees at an Ellicott optics and electronics business will lose their jobs when operations are moved elsewhere, a filing with the state Department of Labor said last week. The 39 layoffs at Heidenhain Corp., based in Schaumburg, Ill., was first reported by Buffalo ...

Housing For Former Inmates Addressed

MAYVILLE — Finding housing for inmates recently released from jail was discussed Wednesday by the Chautauqua County Community Justice Council in Mayville. Christine Schuyler, social services and public health director, said the Chautauqua County Department of Health has to utilize hotels ...

Public Defender Lauds Cuomo Giving Parolees Right To Vote

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order restoring the rights of parolees to vote was welcome news for the Chautauqua County public defender. Ned Barone said Cuomo’s executive order announced Wednesday could become the first step in reducing recidivism for the 35,000 New Yorkers who have ...

Addition Of Coroners Discussed By Legislature Committee

MAYVILLE — Coroners took center stage on Wednesday afternoon during a meeting of the county Legislature’s Public Safety Committee. Two new coroners were approved by the committee: Daniel Tyler from Bemus Point and Desiree Sundquist from Lakewood. Tyler’s term would expire in December ...

Board Approves Budget While Tackling ‘Big Ugly’ Debt

The Jamestown Board of Education approved an $86 million 2018-19 budget proposal with a flat tax levy consistent with previous school years. The proposed budget sits at $86,228,702, which is a $1,003,327 increase from the 2017-18 budget. The current budget is made up of 78.7 percent state ...

Bon-Ton Stores Could Close Amid Bankruptcy Discussion

LAKEWOOD — The fate of Bon-Ton remains unclear after only two bidders, both liquidators, made offers for the bankrupt department store chain with more than 260 stores in 24 states. According to a report by Reuters, sources familiar with the court-supervised auction facing Bon-Ton Stores ...

Liquidation Firms Win Bid For Bon-Ton Stores; All Stores To Close

NEW YORK (AP) — The future is now clear for department store operator The Bon-Ton Stores after two liquidation firms were the victors of an auction for the bankrupt company's assets. The retailer had failed to find a bidder willing to continue operating the business. A bankruptcy court ...

Fenton Seeks Maintenance Funds From Jamestown

Due to some unexpected circumstances, the Fenton Historical Society is asking for city funding assistance. During a public hearing Tuesday for 2018 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs during a city Planning Commission meeting, Dr. Tom Greer, Fenton ...

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies Tuesday At Age 92

HOUSTON — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a grandmotherly style to buttoned-down ...

Falconer Businesses Impacted By Fire Reopen In Village

After two fires, less than a year apart, ravaged the downtown Falconer area, two local businesses are opening their doors to the community once more. While they are not in their original locations, Roots Salon and The Body Shoppe have decided to remain in the village and give business a go ...

Sources: Bon-Ton Heads Toward Liquidation

According to Reuters, sources familiar with the court-supervised auction facing Bon-Ton Stores Inc. say the chain will go out of business and be forced to liquidate. It was reported Monday that the only bidders for the company were liquidators. Bon-Ton had been working with U.S. mall ...

Proposed Clymer Budget Exceeds Tax Cap

The Clymer Board of Education approved a tentative 2018-19 budget Monday which included a 13 percent tax levy increase. Superintendent Ed Bailey detailed the reasoning for the increase in an official statement. “Following the overwhelming ‘no’ vote on the Clymer-Panama Merger and the ...

Public Facilities Committee Approves Continued Water District Funding

MAYVILLE — Public Facilities Committee members approved a resolution to continue interim funding for the North County Water District on Monday afternoon. The funding was originally allocated in 2016 until bonding comes through for the district, but the interim funding would extend once more ...

Local Businesses Move Along In Face Of Bridge Construction

South Main Street Bridge construction and work on West Fourth Street has changed the way traffic flows to and from downtown Jamestown. One way or another, local businessess have taken notice. Keith Gowan of DJ’s Ebay Getaway said last week business is “extremely slow” since ...

Chautauqua Comics To Host 80 Years Of Superman’ Event Wednesday

Al Steffens and Chautauqua Comics are not about to let Superman’s 80th birthday go unnoticed. The 214 W. Fairmount Ave. comic shop will host an “80 Years of Superman” event Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — which will coincide with the release of Action Comics’ 1,000th overall ...

Legislators Weigh In On DA Performance, Funding Request

For an office tasked with prosecuting, the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office is going to have to do a lot of defending should a proposal for more funding be put before the County Legislature. Swanson said some prosecutors in his office are handling up to 200 felony cases each ...