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City Issues NCC Two Stop Work Orders

National Comedy Center officials have been given a stop work order because they have started construction on the two movie screens on the entrance of the facility even though they haven’t been issued an area variance and special use permit. Marily Fiore-Lehman, city corporation counsel told ...

Liuzzo Starts Contract Negotiation Discussion In Open Session

A discussion took place during the Jamestown City Council work session meeting that probably shouldn’t have occurred in open session Monday. Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, discussed a packet he received from Patrick McLaughlin, Ellicott town supervisor, detailing aspects of the ongoing ...

Ellicott Supervisor: ‘We Are Done Making Concessions’

ELLICOTT — Further negotiations between the city of Jamestown and the town of Ellicott became the focus of Monday’s board meeting. For the past nine months, the Ellicott town council has attempted to persuade Jamestown city council to rework their water system in order to provide clean city ...

Lakewood Teen To Appear On ‘The Price Is Right’ Today

LAKEWOOD — Mikayla Johnson is set to walk across the stage when she graduates from Southwestern Central School on Friday at the Reg Lena Center For the Arts. Before that happens, though, the country will see her walk onto the set of “The Price is Right.” The Lakewood native will appear ...

Community Based

A tree is often used as a metaphor for life. For the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, a tree cannot only be used metaphorically, but also in actuality. One of the first grants given by the foundation in 1980 was for the planting of trees in the city, said Tory Irgang, Chautauqua ...

Severe Weather Rolls Through Chautauqua County

A severe thunderstorm rolled through the Jamestown and surrounding area Monday evening causing heavy rain and wind damage. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Kirk Apfell, the storm was a result of perfect conditions. “We had hot, humid air on the surface and it made for a ...

Paintings From Renowned Artist Decorate Town Of Sherman

SHERMAN — The family of renowned local painter John Fiet has donated 10 of his works to the Sherman Historical Society, which subsequently delivered the artwork to various locations throughout the town. A beautification effort reaching five locations in town, the dispersal of the paintings ...

House Takes Up Bills To Battle Opioid Problems

The nation’s opioid epidemic took center stage in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. U.S Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, cast votes last week in favor of making it harder to send drugs through the mail, a five-year pilot program setting aside federal housing vouchers for those who will ...

Arkwright Wind Turbine Project Almost Complete

ARKWRIGHT — More than half of the wind turbines are up and cleanup is commencing at most sites, Arkwright town officials learned last week. “Twenty-two turbines up and 14 to go,” Rod Clossman from EDP Renewables said. “We have to start renewing the wetlands and all the areas that we ...

Puerto Rico Native, JHS Senior Eager To Accept Next Challenge

Graduating from high school within four years can be difficult for some students. Add in learning English after moving from Puerto Rico and the dream of graduating within four years is nearly impossible, at least according to Jamestown Public Schools officials. Kiera Velez Cortes is a ...

New City Riverwalk Trail To Feature A Variety Of Nature

A new bike trail in the form of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk is set for a grand opening June 29. The trail stretching from 8th Street to Fluvanna Avenue features lots of natural habitats to explore along the Chadakoin River. The Audubon Community Nature Center helped scout the trail before ...

Labor Force, Number Of Employed Declining

The number of men and women working in Chautauqua County, in addition to the overall labor force, reported its lowest totals in several decades. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — which tracks employment data on a monthly basis — said 50,200 people were employed for the month of April ...

Meet And Greek

For more than three decades, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church has been celebrating Greek culture with parishioners and visitors alike. The 36th annual Yassou Festival kicked off Friday and featured authentic cuisine, live entertainment and a celebration of faith and will continue today ...

Automatable Job Growth Has Helped Locally

According to a new study, Western New York has the highest percentage of highly automatable jobs in the state, meaning that more than 105,000 jobs could have machines replacing the humans who currently work in these positions. The Center for an Urban Future, a nonprofit think tank, conducted ...

Boat Sighting Spurs Testing Of Water In Lakewood

Water samples are being tested after boats being used for herbicide treatment on Chautauqua Lake were spotted off of the village of Lakewood’s shoreline. Lakewood Mayor Cara Birrittieri contacted the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation following several sightings of the ...

Why Many Americans Aren’t Benefiting From Robust Economy

WASHINGTON — “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are ...

First-Ever Flag Burning Held At Veteran’s Grove

Over 180 American flags were retired and burned within Veteran’s Grove at Lake View Cemetery on Thursday for the first time. The United Veterans Council of Jamestown and Lake View Cemetery hosted the flag retirement ceremony inside the cemetery in association with the Daughters of the ...

Lakewood Approves Sign Variance

The Lakewood Zoning Board of Appeals approved Thursday a variance for a 9-foot-tall Urgent Care/Aspen Dental monument sign in front of the incoming storefront. The sign required a variance approval because it exceeded the village’s regulation of having only two signs per storefront. The ...

Warren Firefighters Battle ‘Fierce’ Downtown Fire

WARREN, Pa. — A staple in the downtown Warren business community suffered a devastating fire early Thursday morning. Firefighters arrived to the Warren Tire Center just six minutes after receiving the first call, but it was too late. According to City of Warren Fire Chief Sam Pascuzzi, ...

Restoring To Service

The Bemus Point Stow Ferry could be back in service in July while volunteers go about raising $50,000 for a two-year repair project. A news release from the Sea Lion Project Ltd., the organization that runs the ferry, detailed some of the work needed to get the ferry back on Chautauqua ...