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Local Scoutmaster Charged

Following the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy scout by his scoutmaster, the Allegheny Highlands Council will host a members-only meeting today regarding the importance of prevention of such crimes. Nate Thornton, the council’s scout executive, announced that scout leaders will ...

County Airport Is Denied Federal Air Service Funding

Chautauqua County officials have been notified by the federal government that it will not be re-establishing Essential Air Service program funding for the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. On Tuesday, county officials announced the latest development in trying to re-establish commercial ...

Further Delays To Brewing Project May Mean Lawsuit

Work on the Jamestown Brewing Company project at 115-121 W. Third St. is continuing with beer-making possible as early as March. Further delays, however, could leave everyone involved with a bitter aftertaste. In a filing Dec. 21, 2018, in state Supreme Court in Erie County, Jamestown ...

Kings Of The Castle

MAYVILLE — Volunteers spent Monday placing dozens of ice blocks — freshly harvested from Chautauqua Lake — into place on the heels of this year’s Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival, scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday at Lakeside Park in Mayville. A staple in the ...

Occupancy Issue Raised By Building Inspector

LAKEWOOD — “Moving this meeting to this floor is a direct violation.” With these words, Lakewood building inspector Jeffrey Swanson tried to enforce the same standards businesses and residences must comply with onto the village government that employs him. Swanson said he had brought ...

Drive-By Shooting Leads To Indictment

A Chautauqua County grand jury has indicted 30-year-old Rasul N. Bonds following a Jan. 30 drive-by shooting in Jamestown in which one person was shot in the face. Bonds, a Jamestown resident, was indicted on three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault. The ...

Lawmakers Reach $1.4B Deal On Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators announced an agreement late Monday to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the ...

‘Practice What I Teach’

SOUTH DAYTON — Twenty years into the teaching business, Shawn Huestis, local teacher and musician, relies heavily on his experiences to continue practicing what he teaches. “Experience is the king,” Huestis said. He can be found in a Pine Valley Central School classroom teaching ...

Mulaney, Maniscalco To Headline Comedy Festival

Two of the nation’s most popular stand-up comedians will headline this year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. John Mulaney and Sebastian Maniscalco are scheduled to perform at Northwest Arena this summer, officials from the National Comedy Center announced today. Mulaney will perform ...

Parents Question Shooting Drills

BUFFALO — Long before an ex-student opened fire on his former classmates in Parkland, Florida, many school districts conducted regular shooting drills — exercises that sometimes included simulated gunfire and blood and often happened with no warning that the attack wasn’t real. The ...

Bittersweet

CLYMER — Dr. Brent Deuink has spent the past 38 years taking care of people’s teeth. He said he’s formed thousands of relationships over the decades, and while the transition into retirement will be bittersweet, he’s prepared for his golden years as he looks back satisfied at a ...

City Man Faces Arson Charges

A city man is facing arson charges after a fire that seriously injured its occupant late Friday. Charged was 49-year-old Danny Phanco with second-degree arson, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment after a fire was reported around 11:30 p.m. at 105 Weeks St. ...

Lawmakers At Odds With Cuomo On Shortfall

Chautauqua County’s two local representatives in the state Legislature disagree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s reasons there is a $2.3 billion revenue shortfall in the 2019-20 budget. On Monday, Cuomo said the year-old federal law capping a deduction for state and local taxes — known as ...

Home Destroyed

High winds played a major role in containing a fire on Willard Street Friday. The Jamestown Fire Department along with mutual assistance from Lakewood and Falconer Volunteer Fire Departments, were called to a house fire at 281 Willard St. at approximately 2:22 p.m. The fire was reported ...

Schumer Says Comedy Center To Receive Recognition

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY and Senate minority leader, pushed for national recognition of Jamestown’s own National Comedy Center last year, but no action was taken in the Senate. However, Schumer, brimming within confidence, said this year was different. “The official designation of the ...

Lawmaker Gives Updates On Shutdown, County Airport

With another government shutdown looming, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY and Senate minority leader, said the likelihood of it happening is “small.” The previous shutdown lasted almost two months making it the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. History. The closing left 800,000 ...

Skateboard Park Fund Is Created

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has a new donation fund that might just have the most stylish name of all. On Friday, community foundation, city and area skateboard officials meet to sign papers as part of the process in creating the SK8 JTNY fund that was created to collect ...

Facility Will Have Cameras And Lighting

Just like every park in the city, the new skateboard park will have security cameras and lighting. Even though measures will be taken to stop vandalism, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, said no matter the lengths city officials will go to secure the new skateboard park, there will be ...

‘Great For Markets’

Mobile Market Plus electronic benefits transfer platform will continue at local farmers markets throughout the county this summer. On Tuesday, state officials announced Square Inc.’s $2 million investment in Novo Dia Group, which will support the continued expansion of the Mobile Market ...

Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency Establishes Main Goals

MAYVILLE — In its second public meeting of the year, the Chautauqua Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Agency considered past presentations regarding the formation of a tax district to address health concerns of Chautauqua Lake. Don McCord, Chautauqua County director of planning and ...