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Shutdown Impact Is Minimal At Fredonia

FREDONIA — While President Donald Trump and Congress have reached a deal that will cease the shutdown for three weeks, the New York state government took precautionary steps to protect SUNY and CUNY students that may have been impacted. Earlier in the week, Jamestown Community officials ...

Empire State Winter Games Torch Relay Starts In City

The flame might not have been born in a temple erected by the ancient Greeks to honor Hera, powerful queen of the mythological gods, like the Olympic Torch Relay, but for the first time ever the Empire State Winter Games is including Jamestown in its tourch relay. At 6 a.m. Monday, the ...

President Signs Bill To Reopen Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work. Standing ...

Farming Priorities

With the value of farming in New York state still declining, the New York Farmers Bureau looks to educate elected officials on the needs of farmers statewide in 2019. But for local dairy farmer Dick Kimball, a farming industry turnaround will take time. “Dairy farmers have been in the ...

‘This Is A Win’

RANDOLPH — More than a pound and a half of crystal methamphetamine was seized during a search of a Randolph home, a bust police say prevented drugs from being sold on the streets. Three area residents are facing felony charges after a joint investigation by the Olean Office of the ...

Reed Tries To Clarify Issues On Border Wall

Rep. Tom Reed said many people have a misconception that President Donald Trump wants a border wall from west to east coast; whereas, the Corning Republican said the president actually wants approximately 200 miles of a physical barrier, similar to what Reed suggested should be implemented ...

Providing Assistance

More than 120 area families — some impacted by the federal government shutdown — received assistance through a special food distribution by the Food Bank of WNY and held at the Salvation Army in Jamestown. It was one of five such distributions held Wednesday in the Southern Tier. In ...

SNAP Benefits Impacted By Federal Government Shutdown

MAYVILLE — The federal government shutdown has already impacted those in the county receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP benefits, and the affect could be even more severe if the stoppage continues. On Wednesday, Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County ...

Early CAP Numbers Revealed

MAYVILLE — More than two weeks since the Centralized Arraignment Program in Chautauqua County has taken effect, Ellicott Town Justice Marilyn Gerace hosted town justices and other officials from the eighth judicial district during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Chautauqua County ...

States Move To Ease Restrictions On Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

NEW YORK — In many states across the U.S., victims of long-ago child sex-abuse have been lobbying for years, often in vain, to change statute of limitation laws that thwart their quest for justice. This year seems sure to produce some breakthroughs, due in part to the midterm election ...

Plight Of Blight

Jamestown officials are continuing their ongoing battle against blight in city neighborhoods. Vince DeJoy, city development director, said city officials, with assistance from the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corp. who provided the funding for the Falconer demolition, organized three ...

State Senate, Assembly Eye Election Reform

MAYVILLE — Last week, the New York Senate and Assembly passed a series of voting reform measures to possibly make it easier for residents to vote and to increase voter participation. Whether this will happen or not is, obviously, still unknown. However, there are other unknowns as well like ...

Healthy View Of Lake Is Promoted By CLA

CHAUTAUQUA — Executive Director Doug Conroe of the Chautauqua Lake Association expressed how he thinks that the health of Chautauqua Lake has been far worse in the past, but that never before have so many people and organizations rallied together to show their passion for the body of water ...

NYS Enacts New Protections For Abortion Rights

ALBANY (AP) — New York state enacted one of the nation’s strongest protections for abortion rights Tuesday, a move that state leaders say was needed to safeguard those rights should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed the bill Tuesday, ...

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DUNKIRK — Few individuals touched so many lives in the Dunkirk community as Roosevelt Haynes, who was honored at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon on Monday. The annual luncheon is sponsored by the Northern Chautauqua County Juneteenth Celebration Committee, who chose to dedicate ...

Supervisors Respond To Proposed Budget Cuts

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York towns will have their budgets cut in his newly proposed state budget, and town supervisors in Chautauqua County are not happy with the idea. His proposed budget would cut nearly $60 million in funding to local governments, including towns, villages ...

Church To Host ‘Furloughed Friends’ Amid Shutdown

WARREN, Pa. — Many federal employees have been without work and paychecks for more than a month. A desire to help has taken shape as a group from First Presbyterian Church of Warren, Pa., has decided to welcome their furloughed federal friends for dinner. “It was the inspiration of one ...

Dems Eager To Bring DeVos Under Closer Oversight

WASHINGTON — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the ...

Area School Districts Reviewing Tobacco Policies

As vaping and electronic cigarette use among many youths have been declared an epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams in December, school board of education members across Chautauqua County are reviewing updates to its tobacco policies specifically with vocabulary regarding vaping ...

Blustery Conditions

More than 16 inches of snow fell in the Jamestown area from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. However, it’s the bitter cold that area residents must now contend with heading into the week. A wind chill warning remains in effect for much of the area through 7 p.m. this evening, the ...