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Area Theater To Apply For Liquor License

LAKEWOOD — Dipson Theatres’ Lakewood Cinema 8 may be able to serve alcoholic beverages in the future as a waiver of the 30-day notification of a municipality was requested of the town of Busti. The request was made by Robert Heil, liquor license consultant at SLA Solutions, on behalf of ...

Board Member Expresses Disappointment In CLWMA

LAKEWOOD — During the recent Busti Town Board meeting, board member Kenneth Lawton criticized the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance for not having a diversified board that includes a member of the Chautauqua Lake Partnership, the group largely in charge of spearheading ...

20 Dead In Crash Of Limo Bound For Birthday Celebration

SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine loaded with revelers bound for a 30th birthday celebration blew through a stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in ...

Out On The Campaign Trail

Jim Quattrone never thought he would get into politics. Now he finds himself in a campaign for Chautauqua County sheriff against his former boss and sheriff of 23 years, Joe Gerace. The longtime incumbent is running for election to his seventh term as sheriff whereas Quattrone has never held ...

Gerace Touts 23 Years Of Experience In Mayville

In his familiar black dress clothes patterned with colorful pins and badges of accolades and recognition, Joe Gerace wore his uniform equipped with the gold Chautauqua County Sheriff’s badge when he left his house early Thursday morning — as he has for the last 23 years. Gerace ...

Jamestown Mayor Expecting State To Continue Additional Aid Payment

Even with an unassigned fund balance of $1,849,000 at the end of 2017, Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi still expects state officials to continue helping city officials balance their budget. During the 2017 and 2018 budget process, the Jamestown City Council passed both with a deficit of $824,926 ...

Walk For Change

Citizens walked to promote an end to sexual assault and domestic violence. The Chautauqua County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault held its 21st annual Walk Against Domestic Violence event in Jamestown on Friday. The event was also held on the 16th annual Unity Day. ...

District Attorney Discusses Spending Plan During Friday Hearing

MAYVILLE — Even after the release of the 2019 tentative county budget, which includes funding to hire an additional attorney, Patrick Swanson, county district attorney, once again spoke about his proposal to create a narcotics prosecutor. On Friday, the Chautauqua County Legislature Public ...

Birrittieri Steps Down As Mayor

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood Mayor Cara Birrittieri officially resigned from office, effective Friday. The village office received her letter of resignation, prompting Village Clerk Joseph Johnson to send out a press release detailing Birrittieri’s decision to end her term early. Her four-year ...

County Legislature Committees Eye Tax Levy Decrease Levy

MAYVILLE — During daylong budget deliberations taking place over four days, Chautauqua County Legislature committees have decreased the proposed tax levy increase by more than $400,000. On Friday, the Audit and Control Committee passed cost cutting proposals that will reduce the tax levy by ...

Pumpkintown

BUSTI — Something big is coming. Pumpkintown will begin its first season and take place every weekend in October. There will be pumpkins, hayrides, cider and autumn treats. It is also slated to be one of the largest festival of its kind in Chautauqua County. The event will promote farming ...

Hunter Pleads Guilty In 2017 Shooting Death Of Woman

MAYVILLE — Thomas Jadlowski, the Sherman man who told police he thought he saw a deer when he fatally shot his neighbor in November 2017, pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and hunting after hours. The plea deal was accepted Thursday in Chautauqua County Court in front of Judge ...

Mayville Candidates Discuss Key Issues

MAYVILLE — Two mayoral candidates and five trustee candidates for the village of Mayville shared their thoughts about how to preserve the positive qualities of the village and introduced themselves at a meet-the-candidate forum Thursday evening. As residents prepare to vote on who will fill ...

In Transformation, JFK Airport To Receive 2 New Terminals

NEW YORK (AP) — John F. Kennedy International Airport will get two new terminals, centralized ground transport, and better security and runways in a transformation that will increase its capacity by at least 15 million passengers a year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. The project was ...

‘Stop The Bleed’

CLYMER — Students were seen applying tourniquets and packing gunshot wounds in Clymer on Wednesday — only it was during a simulated lesson. But Terry Phelps, Findley Lake Fire Department EMS Captain, wanted the students to have the ability to dress a wound in the event of a tragedy. ...

DA: Raise The Age Law To Increase Burden On Taxed System

The first part of state legislation raising New York’s age of criminal responsibility to 18 is now in effect. As of Monday, there are new state rules that take 16-year-olds charged with offenses out of the adult criminal justice system. This is the first part of the Raise The Age Law, which ...

County Exec: Property Value Increase Due To Projects

The full valuation of assessed property value in the county has increased 2.2 percent in the 2019 tentative budget. Last month, county officials released next year’s proposed budget that has a full valuation of assessed property value at $7,392,692,025, which is an increase of $160,032,866 ...

Teachers Union Sues Student Loan Servicer Navient

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Navient, one of the country’s largest student loan servicing companies, alleging that it failed to guide eligible borrowers through a critical student loan forgiveness program. At the center of the ...

Harvest Fest

BEMUS POINT — Bemus Point residents have a lot to look forward to this month. CrackerJack Farms, located at 4589 Bemus-Ellery Road, will host its first Harvest Festival every weekend in October. Among the attractions that will be on display are vintage farm equipment, carriages,and lots of ...

4 County Projects Eyed By Council

Four of the 16 priority projects in the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council’s list are based in Chautauqua County. Released in a progress report on Tuesday, the projects are located in Fredonia, the village of Westfield and Jamestown. They include the Welch’s Building ...