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Removal of debris at the site of a fire in downtown Falconer began Thursday. The building at 15 W. Main St. was heavily damaged in the blaze. Pictured at the site Thursday is Brian Nelson, in red, who owned the property for 30 years. 
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Debris Removal Begins In Falconer

FALCONER — Removal of debris following a fire in downtown Falconer that destroyed a building beyond repair last month began Thursday. Crews began loading the demolition material around 11 a.m. at the former 15 W. Main St. building. Brian Nelson, who owned the property as well as the ...

County Farmers Benefit From Loan Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency recently announced 2017 as a banner year for loan activity, but what does that mean for Chautauqua County? According to local officials, it means a lot. Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Program Community ...

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August Trial Date Set For Sherman Man Charged With Manslaughter

MAYVILLE — An August trial date has been set for a Sherman man charged with manslaughter in the November shooting of a woman he reportedly mistook for a deer. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Aug. 7, in front of County Court Judge David Foley in Mayville. Thomas Jadlowski, 34, ...

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Crews Battle Flagg Avenue Structure Fire

Jamestown firefighters were called to a structure fire Friday afternoon on Flagg Avenue. The fire was reported around 3:15 p.m., with heavy smoke seen coming from the rear of the residence. Off-shift personnel were called to assist. The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately available. ...

Justin S. Haffa, 23, reacts as verdicts are read Wednesday in Chautauqua County Court in Mayville. Haffa was found not guilty of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery and aggravated assault stemming from a September 2016 incident.
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Haffa Acquitted

MAYVILLE — A Chautauqua County jury acquitted a Cheektowaga man Wednesday of attempted murder of a sheriff’s deputy stemming from a September 2016 incident in the town of Pomfret. A jury of six men and six women returned verdicts of not guilty against Justin S. Haffa on charges of ...

Traders Peter Tuchman, left, and Patrick Casey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as losses from the previous day continue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow Industrials Drop Another 1,000 Points Selling Spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days the Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 1,000 points. The two best-known stock market indexes, the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500, have dropped 10 percent from their all-time highs, set Jan. ...

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a legislative hearing Wednesday at Frewsburg Central School regarding permits to a landfill in the town of Carroll. Representatives from the DEC, Daigler Engineering, the town of Carroll and Chautauqua County were present. The hearing allowed members from the public three minutes to speak. 
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Local, State Officials Express Concern With Landfill Project

CARROLL — Differences over the Jones-Carroll Landfill in the town of Carroll were aired during a legislative public hearing held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. One by one, members from the Carroll community took the podium inside the auditorium at Frewsburg ...

Graduation Rates Decrease Slightly Last Year In County

Graduation rates for Chautauqua County high schools decreased slightly in 2017. The county saw a slightly higher percentage of students graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, while its dropout rate was unchanged from year to year. Jamestown High School’s graduation ...

People rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, near the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senate Celebrates Budget Deal, Shutdown Still A Possibility

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders brokered a long-elusive budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its ...

The Nostalgia Shoppe in Findley Lake was originally an old barn before it was remodeled more than 20 years ago. The shoppe features many eclectic gifts as well as items to make one reminisce.
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Farewell, Nostalgia

FINDLEY LAKE — The Findley Lake shop that caused patrons to reminisce while they perused distinctive items from the past will soon itself become a memory. The Nostalgia Shoppe at 10412 Main St. as well as the Blue Heron Inn, the associated eatery and bed and breakfast establishment, have ...

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Haffa Found Not Guilty Of Attempted Murder, Assault

MAYVILLE -- A Cheektowaga man has been found not guilty of attempted murder of a Chautauqua County sheriff's deputy following deliberations in County Court. Justin Haffa was acquitted on charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree robbery and aggravated assault. He was found guilty ...

Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said he supported a resolution in the House of Representatives that would help avoid another government shutdown. 
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Reed Supports Resolution To Avoid Government Shutdown

With a looming budget deadline, Rep. Tom Reed said he supported a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. Reed said he was in favor of a plan introduced in the House of Representatives that will extend four different healthcare programs for two years, including the Special ...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks with reporters as work continues on a plan to keep the government open as a funding deadline approaches, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Shutdown Less Likely As Senate Closes In On Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month’s government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can’t have his way on ...

The Rev. Tara Eastman of Tree of Life Lutheran Church watches as the palm branches from Palm Sunday burn into ashes for Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the beginning of Lent. Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter. 
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Tree Of Life To Offer Ashes To Go

“The oil helps it burn,” said the Rev. Tara Eastman as she watched the dried palm fronds turn into orange flames and burn slowly to black. Eastman, pastor of Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Jamestown, said the burning of the palm fronds is something she does every year just before Ash ...

Mia, left, and Milkyway pictured at the Jamestown Veterinarian Hospital after they were rescued from a fire in November. 
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Dogs Rescued From November Fire Remain In Vet Care

Two dogs rescued from a structure fire in November that garnered widespread community attention remain in veterinary care. The animals, Mia and Milkyway, have been kept at the Jamestown Veterinarian Hospital following the Nov. 16 blaze at 12 Mt. Vernon Place. Mia, a toy poodle, required the ...

Council Discusses JCC Land Sale

The proposed sale of land by Jamestown Community College was discussed by the Jamestown City Council Monday. The council’s Finance Committee had a resolution about the proposed sale of 8 acres of land that JCC officials own at 2835 Curtis St. Extension. Anthony Dolce, Ward 2 councilman, ...

Mistrial Denied In Haffa Case

MAYVILLE — A mistrial request was denied in the Justin Haffa attempted murder case Monday even though it was learned the district attorney knowingly possessed information that he didn’t acknowledge to the defense in relation to a medical visit by Sheriff’s Deputy Sara Cunningham. ...

Cuomo Proposes Recreational Marijuana Study

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called for the Department of Health to take a closer look at the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana. In his State of the State address, the governor asked the department to conduct a study on the health, economic and criminal justice impact that New York ...

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City Man Charged In Relation With Two Arson Fires

Jamestown police have charged a city man with arson, alleging he started two city properties in which he was living on fire. David M. Wright, 31, of Jamestown has been charged with two counts of second-degree arson and two counts of second-degree criminal mischief. Police allege Wright set a ...