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Fishermen are pictured at the dock in Celoron on Thursday afternoon. Extending the sewer around Chautauqua Lake is geared to improve water quality while reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake. 
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Up In The Air

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series related to the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Extension. Installing ground pipes and building pump stations doesn’t get the hype compared to a new hotel or business. Obtaining funding for such a project hasn’t ...

Pictured from left are Mike Taylor, Fluvanna volunteer firefighter; Ted Macri, second assistant chief; Bob Girts, president; Toni Waite, EMT; Chris Bartkowiak, membership chair and commissioner; Dan Bragg, first assistant chief; Char Unger, EMT, and her children; and the resident dalmatian firehall mascot. 
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Area Fire Departments Participate In Statewide RecruitNY Initiative

With lights flashing, and shiny red paint gleaming, three fire engines sat proudly in front of the Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday. In honor of Recruit NY, a statewide membership drive, the department held an open house and displayed their vehicles for visitors and possible ...

Term Limits Again Finds Support In State Senate

The arrests and convictions of former state leaders brought ethics reform to the forefront in Albany. State legislators took to the issue, despite some disagreement on party lines, and eventually bolstered financial disclosure and internal controls. One matter that remains unresolved, ...

Assemblyman Andy Goodell and state Sen. Cathy Young discuss state issues during the County Chamber of Commerce’s State Legislative Breakfast at the Lakewood Rod & Gun on Friday. 
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Food For Thought

LAKEWOOD — The implications of a new state budget and issues facing New York highlighted this year’s discussion with state officials at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club on Friday. Assemblyman Andy Goodell and state Sen. Cathy Young gathered with Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce ...

Pair Jailed In Morning Robbery Of Jamestown Business

Two Celoron residents were jailed on robbery charges early Saturday after being caught inside a Jamestown business. Robert Howard Jr., 40, and Courtney J. Truver, 24, were being held pending arraignment following the incident, which began around 5 a.m. City police were alerted to a burglary ...

Reviews Mixed In Trump Milestone

Today marks President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. In that time, 30 executive orders were signed. Some of them were welcomed, including a plan for the federal government to buy American products and hire American workers. Others weren’t well received by Democrats, including the ...

Mayor Sam Teresi joined Pat Sundell, and members of the city’s parks committee and RTPI board of directors Friday for a ceremonial tree planting in honor of the late Bob Sundell.
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Trees Planted At RTPI In Memory Of Sundell

Bob Sundell spent a lifetime cherishing the environment — now, the environment is returning the favor. On Friday, two Robin Hill Serviceberry trees were planted outside the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in memory of Sundell, a JCC professor and local giant in the fields of biology, ...

Man Charged In Attempted Murder Of Deputy Had Armed Confrontation With Sheriff

MAYVILLE — A Cheektowaga man accused of attacking a Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputy in September was reportedly apprehended — and shot at — by the sheriff himself. On Thursday, 22-year-old Justin Haffa appeared in Chautauqua County Court for a Huntley Hearing, a pretrial hearing that ...

A large crowd gathered for the Take Back The Night event held at the Northwest Arena on Thursday night. Individuals from JCC’s Empower Me! student group, students, community members, the Salvation Army Anew Center, the Jamestown AAUW Branch and Project Crossroads were among the crowd. 
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Take Back The Night Shines Light On Sexual Violence

“No more, no more, no more,” became the mantra of the crowds at the Take Back The Night event on Thursday evening. Several community members, Jamestown Community College students and others gathered to march at the Northwest Arena to bring awareness about sexual violence. Kayla Crosby, ...

A woman was transported to the hospital following a crash Friday evening at Crescent and Winsor streets. 
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Woman Transported To Hospital Following Crash

A woman was transported to the hospital following a crash Friday evening in Jamestown. Firefighters and Alstar Ambulance responded to the intersection of Crescent and Winsor streets around 6 p.m. for a reported crash with injuries. A woman driving a white sedan was struck by a northbound ...

From left, state Sen. Cathy Young; Chuck Telford, Veterans Memorial Park commission chairman; Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi; and state Assemblyman Andy Goodell revealing Friday the ceremonial check for $100,000 from the state that Young secured for improvements to Veterans Memorial Park, located on West Third Street near Logan and Harding avenues.
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Young Secures State Funding For Veterans Memorial Park

State Sen. Cathy Young has helped local veteran organizations and city officials fulfill its mission to honor those who served their country. On Friday, Young, R-Olean, announced she secured $100,000 in state funding for improvements to Veterans Memorial Park, which is located along West ...

City Man Charged With Felony Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle

A Jamestown man was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a traffic stop early Friday morning. Jamestown police report officers tried to pull over a vehicle at 1:35 a.m. for an inadequate tail light on East Sixth and Winsor streets. The vehicle was able to disappear out of ...

The intersection of Third and Washington streets following the patching of a giant pothole. City and county road crews have started to patch potholes now that asphalt can be used because of warmer temperatures.
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Hitting The Pavement

Now that temperatures have increased, city and county highway construction crews can start to patch potholes and start construction projects. In Jamestown, Jeffrey Lehman, public works director, said they finished patching the giant pothole that was located at the intersection of Third and ...

The family of a man killed in an ambulance crash earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the driver and company, court records show. 
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Family Of Ambulance Crash Victim Files Suit Against Driver, Company

The family of a 77-year-old Dunkirk man who died in an ambulance crash in February is now filing suit against the ambulance company and driver. Documents obtained from the State Supreme Court in Chautauqua County reveal the widow and son of Arthur R. McArthur Sr. are accusing driver Robin L. ...

A temporary lease of county space to a logistics company to store wind turbine materials was approved at Wednesday’s County Legislature meeting. By a 15-4 vote, the lease will go for about four months, if BNSF Logistics is awarded a contract to ship materials as part of the Arkwright Summit Wind Farm project. 
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Legislature Approves Storage Lease Plan

MAYVILLE — The issue garnered much debate, but a lease for county space to store wind turbine materials received approval at Wednesday’s County Legislature meeting. Fifteen county legislators supported the lease with BNSF Logistics for vacant county space on South Roberts Road in ...

Jamestown police said it is participating in Operation Safe Stop today. The program promotes school bus safety. 
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Jamestown Police Participating In Operation Safe Stop Today

The Jamestown Police Department announced it is participating in Operation Safe Stop today. Patrol officers are expected to follow city school buses to ensure motorists are complying with flashing red stop lights when students are exiting buses. Police said penalties for passing a stopped ...

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Eight Netted In Prendergast Avenue Drug Bust

Eight people were taken to jail Thursday after a large quantity of marijuana and cash were seized at a Prendergast Avenue residence. At 6 a.m., members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and New York State Police CNET executed a search warrant at 853 Prendergast Ave. Inside, police ...

Witruke Fled To Olean PD After Alleged Double Homicide

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man accused of a grisly double homicide in 2015 reportedly fled to the Olean Police Department the day of his alleged crime. On Thursday, Allen P. Witruke, 54, appeared in the State Supreme Court in Mayville for Huntley and Mapp hearings, the latter being a pre-trial ...

Local third-grader Brynn Ribbing of Fletcher Elementary School was honored for her play, “The Boy Who Liked Pulling Hair.”
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Fletcher Third-Grader Wins Young Playwrights Festival Award

She may not be Shakespeare yet, but a local youngster is on her way in the world of the dramatic arts. Brynn Ribbing, Fletcher Elementary School third-grader, received a top honor for her submission, “The Boy Who Liked Pulling Hair,” from the Young Playwrights Festival. Ribbing was ...

A woman was transported to the hospital for minor injuries following a crash on West Third Street in the city Thursday. 
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City Crash Sends One To Hospital With Minor Injuries

A two-car motor vehicle accident Thursday sent one motorist to the hospital with minor injuries. The incident occurred before noon at West Third Street near Fairview Avenue in front of the plaza in the city. Jamestown police are currently investigating what led to the crash that involved a ...