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City officials are still seeking funding to stabilize the Arcade Building along North Main Street in Jamestown. The initiative was one of 59 included in Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi’s State of the City report. 
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Brick By Brick

Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi has an aggressive housing and neighborhood improvement agenda planned for 2018. Teresi recently presented his annual State of the City report to Jamestown City Council. The report includes 59 initiatives city officials plan to work on throughout the year. One ...

Mentors and students in the new St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Chautauqua Striders mentoring program were excited to see their building materials for the day: balloons. They were given the task of building a tower with only balloons and tape.
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Mentorship Program An Option For Students

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Chautauqua Striders have joined forces to provide mentors for students at Love Elementary School in a fun and easy way. The group meets weekly, and there are currently 13 mentors and 13 students. The program includes a check-in time, a snack and a project at ...

A benefit for 12-year-old Drake McKane will be held at the Mayville Legion Feb. 24.
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Benefit To Be Held For Mayville Native Battling Leukemia

MAYVILLE — The stage is set for Chautauqua County to rally around one of its own as a single community later this month. A benefit is being planned for 12-year-old Drake McKane and his family in the wake of Drake’s recent B-cell leukemia diagnosis in November. The benefit will be held ...

Abortion A Focus Of Early Action In State Legislative Sessions For GOP

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to terminate pregnancy. The Mississippi House passed a bill Friday that ...

Foreigner, currently in the midst of their 40th anniversary tour, will stop at Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, March 3, for a 7 p.m. concert featuring their chart-topping songs.
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‘Trying To Deliver’

SALAMANCA — Although they’ve been a chart-topping band for decades, Foreigner is still in the business of manufacturing new memories and experiences for their faithful fanbase. Now in the midst their 40th anniversary tour the band will continue pounding the pavement in 2018, making a stop ...

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Judge To Rule On Mistrial Motion In Haffa Case

MAYVILLE — The Justin Haffa attempted murder trial took a turn Friday after it was learned the prosecution provided incorrect statements earlier in the week regarding its awareness of follow-up treatment Sheriff’s Deputy Sara Cunningham received. A cross-examination by Public Defender ...

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul with Dunkirk Dave and his handler, Bob Will, on Friday. 
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Early Spring? Dunkirk Dave Says Yes

DUNKIRK — He’s the groundhog of the people. Dunkirk Dave is predicting an early spring as he did not see his shadow in front of a prominent crowd including Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Dunkirk City Mayor Wilfred Rosas, Dunkirk Town Supervisor Richard Purol and Chautauqua County Executive ...

Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings with his son, Sean, at his graduation Wednesday from the New York State Police Academy in Albany. Sean Snellings will begin field training Monday. 
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Chief Snellings’ Son Among Graduates Of State Police Academy

Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings had a true proud-father-moment Wednesday. That’s because his son, Sean, was one of 208 new graduates from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy in Albany. “He’s worked extremely hard,” Snellings said. “Seeing him walk across the ...

Prosecution Rests In Haffa Trial

MAYVILLE — Jurors were in the courtroom a little over two hours Thursday afternoon as the prosecution rested and the defense began to lay out its case in the Justin Haffa attempted murder trial. The prosecution added nothing more to its case after jurors entered the Chautauqua County ...

Third-graders of Westfield Academy and Central School watch as their plays are read aloud by a team of Chautauqua Institution theater staff and volunteers led by Matt Cragan.
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Area Students Convene At Chautauqua For Young Playwrights Project

CHAUTAUQUA — Students from five Chautauqua County school districts had an opportunity to hear plays of their own creation acted out by members of Chautauqua Institution theater staff and volunteers. Third- and fourth-graders from Chautauqua Lake, Panama, Westfield, Ripley and Jamestown’s ...

NY State Prison Inmates To Receive Free Tablet Computers

ALBANY (AP) — New York plans to join the growing number of states that have distributed tablet computers to prison inmates so they can better communicate with family members and boost their educational opportunities while incarcerated. The state Department of Corrections and Community ...

The removal of the rubble from the former Falconer Vac Shop is waiting on the approval of the insurance company, according owner Brian Nelson. 
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Picking Up The Pieces

FALCONER — The removal of rubble from the former Falconer Vac Shop following a fire last month remains an ongoing process, according to owner Brian Nelson. “We’re just waiting on the insurance company to OK it,” Nelson said. “I wish it was done last week. I feel bad it’s taken so ...

The blue supermoon eclipse sets Wednesday morning seen from Roanoke Mountain in Virginia.
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Once In A Blue Moon

Wednesday’s super blue blood moon happened because all the right circumstances aligned in just the right way. The phenomenon of a blue moon, a super moon and a lunar eclipse happened all at the same time, providing an interesting celestial occurrence that hasn’t happened in over 150 ...

Georges-Jean-Marie Haquette’s “The Fisherman’s Wife” and Paul Louis Narcisse Grolleron’s “Sharpening the Knife” are two of the 15 Prendergast Library oil paintings available for sale today during an auction held by Sotheby’s. 
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Prendergast Library Art To Be Auctioned Today

More Prendergast Library oil paintings are available for purchase today during an auction hosted by Sotheby’s. The auction titled “Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art” will include 15 Prendergast Library oil paintings. The paintings include Wilhelm Schutze’s “The ...

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. 
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“We Will Prevail”

WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a “new American moment” of unity Tuesday night and challenged lawmakers to make good on long-standing promises to fix a dangerously fractured immigration system, warning of evil outside forces seeking to ...

A Jamestown man was facing charges after an armed standoff with police Tuesday morning at an apartment complex on Lakeview Avenue. No injuries were reported. 
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Armed Standoff

A Jamestown man is facing charges after he barricaded himself inside an apartment with several knives Tuesday morning. The 33-year-old, whose name was not released, was being held after officers responded to an apartment complex at 100 Lakeview Avenue, at Eighth Street, around 9 a.m. for a ...

Justin Haffa

Trial Carries On Despite Defense Request For Mistrial, Dismissal

MAYVILLE — The Justin Haffa attempted murder trial resumed Tuesday afternoon after the defense’s tries in the morning for a dismissal of charges and mistrial were denied. While jurors reported for 9:30 a.m., they weren’t let into the courtroom until 1 p.m. as the Hon. David Foley ...

Outage Leaves Nearly 1,500 Without Power

More than 1,000 National Grid customers will continue to be without power until about noon today. National Grid was performing service on a substation in Ellery which led to a failure at that substation. The company had originally expected the outage to last roughly an hour while it serviced ...

Thomas Jadlowski

Hunting Tragedy Case Adjourned Until Feb. 9

MAYVILLE — Court proceedings for a Sherman man who shot and killed Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist while hunting last year were adjourned until Feb. 9. On Nov. 22, Thomas Jadlowski allegedly shot and killed Billquist when he mistook her for a deer during last year’s hunting season. ...