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Bemus Point-Stow Ferry’s Future In Doubt

STOW — The Bemus Point-Stow Ferry is out of service for the foreseeable future and its long-term future is in doubt. At a recent emergency meeting Bemus Point-Stow Ferry board, board members discussed the state’s annual survey. Each year the ferry is inspected carefully to make sure it is ...

Bemus Bay Pops Cancels Upcoming Season

BEMUS POINT — After more than two decades, the Bemus Bay Pops will not be returning this summer. On the Bemus Bay Pop’s Facebook page, chairman Dan Dalpra announced the Bemus Bay Pops will not be in operation during this upcoming 2018 summer season. “We hope this is not the final ...

Court Says States Can OK Sports Betting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. The first bets could be placed within weeks. Despite opposition from the major ...

The Resource Center Support Staffer Makes Most Of Volunteering Opportunity

Volunteerism takes several forms at The Resource Center — families and community members give their time to serve on boards and committees, assist with special events and help out in programs and homes; self-advocates and staff volunteer in support of special events and by giving back to ...

Medicaid Legislation Would Cut County Tax Rate In Half

The state Senate has approved legislation that could cut county taxes in half — though the legislation faces the tough task of approval in the state Assembly and an unlikely signature from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The legislation, S.8411 and S. 8412, was sponsored by state Sen. Catharine Young, ...

City Sees Increase In Q1 Sales Tax Revenue

There is positive news for the city of Jamestown when it comes to revenues. Earlier this week, Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, announced that sales tax revenues during the first quarter increased by $83,847, or 6.13 percent, compared to last year. He said the city is at 24.20 percent, or ...

United Veterans Council Begins Placement Of 4,000-Plus Flag Holders

Starting with the grave of Henri Le Fevre Brown, infantryman and medal of honor recipient during the Civil War, the United Veterans Council of Jamestown began placing permanent markers on the graves of veterans honoring their sacrifice and service. The United Veterans Council of Jamestown’s ...

Overall School Spending Up $10M In 2018-19

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to approve their small portion of a big chunk of spending during the annual mid-May school budget vote and school board election. According to data from the state Comptroller’s Office 2018-19 School Property Tax Report Cards, overall spending for schools ...

Future Land Bank Funding In Question Amid State Shakeup

For months, officials of the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation have been wondering if they will be receiving future state funding from the State Attorney General’s Office. Following the resignation of Eric Schneiderman, state attorney general, after detailed accusations that he abused ...

Jamestown Brewing Company Participating In Brownfield Cleanup Program

A state Department of Environmental Conservation program designed to encourage private sector redevelopment is happening at the corner of Third and Washington streets in downtown Jamestown. The Jamestown Brewing Company, which is being developed by father and son team of Jon McLellan and Jon ...

Crews Clean Fuel Spill

Volunteer firefighters and HAZMAT crews are pictured cleaning a fuel spill on Interstate 86 Friday. A tractor-trailer traveling west on I-86 in North Harmony hit an unknown object in the road, ripping a hole in the truck’s gas tank. All 100 gallons of diesel fuel emptied onto the shoulder of ...

Changes Could Increase Testing

Legislation approved recently in the state Assembly would remove state English and math exams from being included in teacher and principal evaluatios — but it could lead to more days of testing. The Assembly voted 133-1 to pass A. 10475 to eliminate the mandate that state-created or ...

Youth Group Fundraiser

Members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church Youth Group and the Jamestown Police Department played a game of basketball Friday evening in order to have fun and raise funds for the children. “We do this just to have fun,” said Sue Blake, youth leader, “and to build a better relationship, so ...

Youth Group To Hit The Court With JPD Officers

Members of the Emmanuel Baptist Church Youth Group stand with Jamestown police chief Harry Snellings (center) before the youth group’s basketball game with the police department today at 6 p.m. at Washington Middle School. Tickets for the game will be $3 for adults and $1 for students, with ...

Military Spouse Appreciation Day Is Today

Today, the Friday before Mothers Day, marks the continued tradition of honoring the other half of the military: the spouses. With Military Spouse Appreciation Day, the spouses of troops are honored for their sacrifices and contributions to military. According to an article on Military.com, ...

Jackson Browne: Lyrics And Lessons

SALAMANCA — When you hear that an artist with the name recognition of Jackson Browne is going to be playing in the region you’d expect to hear that the show is going to be at Shea’s or similar venue in the larger areas. When you hear that he is to perform just off Exit 20 on the I-86, you ...

Tempers Tested During City, Police Union Arbitration Hearing

Tempers were tested as the city of Jamestown and the Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association arbitration hearing restarted Wednesday. The discussion focused on the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities as David Leathers, BPU general manager, started the hearing by testifying about what had ...

Democratic Congressional Hopefuls Take Aim At Reed

MAYVILLE — Five Democratic candidates looking to unseat Republican incumbent Tom Reed took center stage Wednesday evening inside Chautauqua Lake High School. The forum held by the League of Women Voters allowed the public to hear the candidates and examine their platforms. Democrats will ...

Public Largely Absent From JPS Public Hearing

Jamestown Public Schools hosted a public budget hearing Tuesday evening to discuss the 2018-19 budget for the school district — though the public was largely absent. With a stable tax levy and no major cuts, the upcoming year is meant to set the stage for 2019-20, an academic year which is ...