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City Teen Found With Marijuana, Cash In Morning Raid

A Jamestown teenager was awaiting arraignment after police found marijuana and cash during a morning drug bust Wednesday. Armando R. Jenks, 19, was taken into custody after the raid at an upper apartment at 839 Prendergast Ave. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police ...

Reed Introduces Welfare Changes

Two bills recently reintroduced in the House look to bring anti-poverty measures into the 21st century, according to U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. During a Tuesday conference call, Reed, R-Corning, said he introduced the Helping Americans in Need Develop their Ultimate Potential (HAND UP) Act and the ...

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday

WASHINGTON — The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, as Republicans finally aim to deliver on seven years of campaign promises that helped them gain control of Congress and the White House. But the move announced late ...

When Pills Are A Hospital’s Last Resort

BALTIMORE — A car crash shattered Stuart Anders’ thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he’d been addicted once before and panicked at the thought of relapsing. “I can’t ...

Three Charged After Crystal Meth, Children Found In Bust

Three city residents were being held pending arraignment after crystal methamphetamine were discovered inside a residence along with two children during the execution of a search warrant Wednesday. Members of the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement ...

Area Police Agencies Assisting With Missing Persons Case In PA

CHANDLERS VALLEY, Pa. — Area law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are currently re-investigating a missing persons case in Chandlers Valley, Pa. According to FBI Public Affairs Specialist Maureen Dempsey, a federal search warrant has been executed to search an area along Jones Hill ...

Federal Bill ‘A Win’ For Upstate

Funding to rehabilitate the Great Lakes and revitalize area neighborhoods will continue — at least for the time being. On Monday, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced funds were included in a spending package deal for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative as well as the HOME ...

$2.5 Billion Investment An Opportunity To Progress Sewer Project

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series related to the South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Extension. ı ı ı This year’s state budget recognized the need to address failing water infrastructure. The $2.5 billion investment, approved by the state ...

Fire Consumes Cherry Creek’s Trillium Lodge

CHERRY CREEK – Approximately 100 firefighters from 14 area companies came together Monday to battle a fierce blaze at The Trillium Lodge, located at 6830 Main St. in the village of Cherry Creek. Firefighters from the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire District were toned out at 5:45 p.m., with the ...

State Budget To Fix Late STAR PIT Checks

Many taxpayers received their STAR Personal Income Tax credit checks late last year. Some even saw reductions in the amount they got back. This time around, the issuance of checks will look to come sooner and in the full amount with reforms included in the state budget. State Sen. Cathy ...

Potential Tenant For Vacant Downtown Building To Be Discussed Today

One of the vacant buildings in downtown Jamestown will apparently be empty no longer. Vince DeJoy, city development director, said city officials during a Jamestown Local Development Corporation meeting at 5 p.m. today will be discussing a potential tenant for a downtown vacant ...

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 ...

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 ...

Area Native Launches ‘Academic Betrayal’ Book

A former resident of Bemus Point is sharing his experiences with the higher education system with the world through a new book he wrote. Loren Mayshark, author and freelance writer, recently released a new novel titled, “Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student,” which ...

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, ...

Future Of College: Online Classes, No Degree?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Connor Mitchell’s university classes take place online, he doesn’t have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, ...

Cassadaga Compost Pile Raises Big Stink With Residents

CASSADAGA — The village of Cassadaga is at a loss about what to do regarding the ever-growing compost pile in the village. The pile, which is intended for things of a biodegradable nature, is stacked high with items that people in and outside the village just toss in there in an attempt to ...

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 ...