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JHS Teacher Resigns

Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education approved the resignation of Scott Lumia, a high school teacher. The board approved the resignation and separation agreement after an executive session during a special meeting on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigations is investigating a ...

‘It Was Fantastic’

This year’s Candy Land Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration that ran through Third Street down to City Hall featured dragons and other creative decor on floats, marching bands, light-up toys and fun hats, families rolling their children in little red wagons, kids playing in the remnants ...

Ruling: 1st ADA Unqualified To Serve

MAYVILLE — First Assistant District Attorney Michael Flaherty has been ruled “not qualified” to serve due to a residency requirement for public officials who work in the District Attorney’s office. Judge David Foley delivered the ruling Friday after Christopher Belling, Chautauqua ...

Season Of Giving

LAKEWOOD — From Brothers By Choice to mothers of active troops, the season of giving began early on Veterans Day and continues this Saturday. The Brothers By Choice, the nonprofit organization that supports local groups, presented a $250 check to the Blue Star Mothers of America Lake ...

Mayville Man Indicted In 2008 Homicide Cold Case

Little more than 10 years ago, Jeffrey Johnson of Westfield was found dead inside his residence, which was labeled by investigators as “suspicious” when his body was found Nov. 8, 2008. Now, the Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson and Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace ...

UPMC Chauatuqua President To Retire Dec. 31

After 35 years in the health care field, Betsy Wright, president and chief executive officer of UPMC Chautauqua, will retire leaving her with more time for traveling, skiing and she just might pick up her golf clubs. “It’s an exciting time for me,” Wright told The ...

District Attorney Disappointed About ADA Residency Vote

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature voted 12-5 to keep assistant district attorneys local by continuing to require them to reside in the county, something District Attorney Patrick Swanson is trying to change in order to hire the most qualified candidates in the future. All ...

Winter Wonderland

More than 17 inches of snow fell in the Jamestown area by Wednesday afternoon, forcing the cancellation of schools, programs and some Chautauqua County offices. According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, Jamestown was hit with 17.6 inches of accumulation. Cattaraugus was hit with ...

Schools In North County Remain Open During Storm

DUNKIRK — Despite the winter weather advisory issued for Chautauqua County, as well as Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello’s advisory of no unnecessary travel and his inclement weather policy for non-essential county employees, Dunkirk and Fredonia school districts stayed open. The ...

PSC Agrees To BPU Natural Gas Pipeline Purchase

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities has been given authorization to purchase the natural gas pipeline that supplies the Samuel A. Carlson Electric Generating Station. Earlier this month, the state Public Service Commission approved the BPU’s second petition to purchase the natural gas ...

Winter Weather Woes

A blast of wintry weather made for tricky driving conditions throughout Chautauqua County on Tuesday. Several tractor-trailers became stuck after being unable to traverse the snow- and ice-covered roads. The New York State Police reported Route 60, from Gerry to Fredonia, had several stranded ...

Local Church Organization Celebrating 10 Years Of Service

For 10 years a charitable organization has been offering assistance in Jamestown. Love In the Name of Christ is part of the World Vision-Love INC group of charities. Love INC was founded in 1977 by Dr. Virgil Gulker of Hudson, Mich. Its goal was to have churches come together to reach beyond ...

Sheriff Says Proposed Gun Law Not Practical

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace thinks a newly proposed handgun bill from State Sen. Kevin Parker, D-Brooklyn, will not provide enough benefits considering how social media checks on those applying for a handgun permit in New York will affect residents’ privacy and cause larger workloads ...

Legislature To Take Up ADA Residency Topic Today

What is most important quality when hiring an attorney for the District Attorney’s Office — their qualifications or where they live? Today, the Chautauqua County Legislature will most likely debate this question because of a proposed resolution that would allow up to four assistant ...

City Officials Vote To Appeal Police Arbitration Ruling

City of Jamestown officials have agreed to appeal the arbitration board ruling that awarded city police employees a 2 percent raise last month. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council passed two resolutions — one to appeal the decision and the second to hire Bond Schoeneck and King for ...

Village OKs Alcohol Sales At Lakewood Cinema 8

LAKEWOOD — After a public hearing Monday, the Lakewood Village Board of Trustees unanimously decided to approve the special use permit application for Dipson Theaters to sell and serve alcoholic beverages at Lakewood Cinema 8. Dipson Theaters President Michael Clement spoke about details ...

City Council Passes 2019 Spending Plan As Presented

The budget presented by Jamestown’s mayor on Oct. 9 is the same budget the Jamestown City Council has passed. On Monday, the council approved the 2019 spending plan, with Andrew Liuzzo, At-Large councilman, being the only no vote. Prior to the vote, Liuzzo had proposed several amendments ...

GM To Lay Off Up To 14K Workers, Close As Many As 5 Plants

DETROIT — General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles, the automaker announced Monday. The reductions could amount to as ...

When Trolley Cars Ruled The Streets In Jamestown, County

If you can imagine, at one time, the easiest and cleanest way to travel through the streets of Jamestown or in the county was by trolley car. The trolley or streetcar got its start by first being drawn by horses on tracks before being electrified, said Bob Johnston of the Chautauqua County ...

BPU, Chautauqua County Officials Dealing With Recycling Issues

Worldwide challenges are impacting how the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and the Chautauqua County Landfill deal with recyclables. For years, China had been the United States’ largest customer for household recyclables. In 2017, however, China began implementing policies that ...