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CLP Uses Lecture As Platform To Air Grievances

Members of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership referred to themselves as an outlier in terms of the various organizations concerned with the health of Chautauqua Lake and the improved economic and recreational gains it could offer if the water body was less burdened with invasive weed species, ...

Respect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents ...

Reed Recognizes Bush As ‘True American Leader’ Of The Country

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed said former President George H.W. Bush was a true public servant to the American people, from his time in the military to his years as a congressman, vice president and ultimately president. Reed, R-Corning, spoke of Bush during a conference call Wednesday with regional ...

Salvation Army Behind In Annual Red Kettle Campaign

With a little more than two weeks left in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, the clock is ticking to reach the nonprofit’s annual goal. The annual fundraiser helps support essential services for the local Salvation Army and in New York state. The local branches are trying to raise ...

Salary Board Calls For Pay Increase For Mayor, Council

A recommendation has been made on a possible pay increase for elected officials in the city of Jamestown. On Wednesday, the city’s Salary Review Commission meet for the second time this year to discuss a possible pay increase for the mayor and members of the council. Every four years, ...

‘A Win-Win-Win’

ELLICOTT — Snowflakes crowned the scene of a major demolition at 173 Jackson Ave., the former site of Jamestown Woodworking Inc., on Tuesday morning. The wrecking was the result of years of effort and a symbol of mutually beneficial means to an end, according to Mark Geist, CEO of the ...

County Legislature Hears Burtis Bay Fish Kill Woes

MAYVILLE — Mike and Peggy Newell have become more well-known in Chautauqua County, but not due to anything they had ever expected or predicted. The fish kill in Burtis Bay in Celoron, which amassed dozens of feet of invasive Eurasian milfoil weeds and thousands of various dead species of ...

Calves Who Fell Off Truck Found On I-86

Police in New York and Pennsylvania found themselves asking the public “Where’s the beef?” Several young cows were found wandering Interstate 86 after they apparently fell out of the back of a truck early Tuesday. The first calf was found in the westbound lane of the interstate around ...

Lakewood Man Charged After Stealing 2nd Car From Dealership

A Lakewood man charged earlier this year for stealing a car from an area dealership and crashing it in Florida is again facing a host of charges after a high-speed pursuit Tuesday in a stolen vehicle reportedly reached 130 mph. Taken into custody was 22-year-old Collin A. Slack after ...

Students On Pine Valley School Honor, Merit Rolls Announced

SOUTH DAYTON — Pine Valley Central School officials recently released the school’s honor and merit rolls for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. They are: HONOR ROLL 12th Grade: Brady Andrews, Felicia Bremiller, Matthew Cadle, Sara Carpenter, Dawson Chase, Bayley Finch, Hannah ...

A Perfect Match

Two women with regional connections have had their lives changed. Jamestown resident Karen Misko recently found a compatible out-of-state donor for a new kidney transplant. The news came as a relief to Misko, who has been on dialysis for years. Even more surprising is that the search ...

City Eyes Equipment After Snow Storm

Clearing city streets of more than 18 inches of snow last week apparently has done in one of the trackless vehicle machines the city uses to remove snow. On Monday, Jeff Lehman, city public works director, told the Jamestown City Council that the “storm event of 2018” brought an end to ...

At Capitol, Bush Saluted As ‘Gentle Soul,’ ‘Great Man’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death Monday with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and ...

Behind The Lens

Alex Shipherd has certainly been nursing the photography bug. Having started from a young age, he had the opportunity to learn from an extended family member. It all started when his uncle, who worked for Kodak in Rochester, gave him a point and shoot camera. From seventh-grade on, ...

Excavation Project Underway For Jamestown Brewing Company

Sheet piling being placed into the ground next to the future site of the Jamestown Brewing Company may have caught the attention of some residents last week. Now with the piling in place, the site is prepared for a Brownfield Cleanup slated to remove contaminated soil beneath the parking ...

Apthorpe Updates City Commission On Projects

Aligning curriculum with career readiness, creating a Success Academy to address trauma and establishing a larger summer learning program were the three ideas Bret Apthorpe, superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools, pitched to community leaders inside the Robert H. Jackson Center in March. ...

Coal Question Looms Large As Climate Talks Begin

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global warming. Arriving for two weeks of talks on tackling climate change, conference ...

‘Wanting The Best People’

MAYVILLE — District Attorney Patrick Swanson has experienced some difficulty in his office with current employees and desired future hires. The problem? A state-mandated residency requirement included in the Public Officers Law that states all assistant district attorneys in his office ...

The Extra Mile

Jim Schrader has been a full-time bus driver for Jamestown Public Schools for five years, and for the last three he has made every effort to support the volleyball program in the district. He’s not originally from Jamestown as he graduated from Lancaster Central School, but while his home has ...

Blue Star Mothers Have Big Turn Out Saturday

Another year, another Blue Star Mothers Christmas care package event. But the continued support and community turnout this year brought President Susan Rowley to tears — most definitely out of joy. “This is overwhelming,” Rowley said of the support. Held always on the first Saturday ...