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Horse rides were provided Wednesday at the Gerry Rodeo by MLW Stables of Russell, Pa. Pictured, from left, are Milton Wallace, owner, and volunteers Chase, Danielle and Samara.

Annual Gerry Rodeo Sees Big Crowd On Opening Night

GERRY — The oldest consecutive rodeo east of the Mississippi River is back in town and bringing yet another year of action, amusement and famous barbecue. Just over 250 professional cowboys and cowgirls are in Gerry to compete in the 73rd annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association ...

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Cuomo Announces Funding To Promote National Comedy Center

On Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in Jamestown the state would be awarding the National Comedy Center with an additional $500,000 through the I Love NY tourism campaign. The funding will be used to promote the Comedy Center. With the additional funding, the state said it has granted ...

Local Woman Saved After 911 Dispatcher Tipped Off By Facebook Security

It’s not every day that Chautauqua County’s 911 center in Mayville gets a call from Ireland. But on the morning of July 27, around 10 a.m., Steve McAninch, a senior dispatcher with more than 30 years of service with the Sheriff’s Office, answered one of the more unusual calls of his ...

Assessment: Cost To Save City’s Arcade Building Steep

The price tag will be steep if Jamestown city officials want to save the Arcade building. On Wednesday, the Gebbie Foundation released information from the condition assessment of the Arcade building performed by C&S Engineers Inc. On July 12, a team from C&S Engineers was on site at ...

Pictured is the aftermath of a rollover accident on Foote Avenue Extension on Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies report the driver fell asleep, causing the vehicle to go off the road, hit a billboard and a play set at Designer Pools.

Foote Avenue Accident

A city man admitted to falling asleep at the wheel Tuesday morning, causing his vehicle to veer off the road and roll over in the town of Kiantone. Three people were injured. According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m., when David A. ...

In The Crosshairs

A congressman representing portions of Western New York is proposing new legislation to undo restrictions found within New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act. U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, unveiled the bill Monday that would do away with a state’s authority to ...

County Revokes City Business’ License

MAYVILLE — A local tattoo and piercing business has lost its certificate of sanitation for not complying with county sanitary code, according to the Chautauqua County Health Department. The owner, however, says the certificate revocation at her business stemmed from nothing more than a ...

From left, Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, and Jeff Lehman, city public works director, discussing the pedestrian bridges that will be installed later this year over the Chadakoin River along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. 
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Work Continues On Jamestown Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridges, Bike Path

Pieces are starting to be put into place for the pedestrian bridges that will be installed later this year over the Chadakoin River along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. On Tuesday, Jeff Lehman, city public works director, said the foundations for the bridge footers will be poured later ...

The city of Jamestown’s new CAT AP1000F asphalt paver on Second Street. City officials purchased the paver last month for $420,000.
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Several Main Roads In Jamestown Reopen After Delays

Despite not have an asphalt paver for a couple weeks, the city’s Public Works Department is on schedule to complete their summer highway work. Jeff Lehman, city public works director, said the new CAT AP1000F asphalt paver the city purchased last month is working great and is allowing them ...

Lewis Black visited the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater on Monday to participate in a week long series entitled “Comedy and the Human Condition.” Black’s discussion centered around what comedy is and a comedian’s role in society.
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Noted Comic Kicks Off Chautauqua Institution’s Comedy-Themed Week

CHAUTAUQUA — “Comedy is easy, but writing a speech about comedy is exhausting.” With these words, comedy legend Lewis Black kicked off a week long series at Chautauqua Institution entitled “Comedy and the Human Condition,” underwritten by a partnership between the institution and the ...

Apothecary Body Art Co. Certificate Of Sanitation Revoked By Health Department

MAYVILLE - A Cherry Street business has been ordered placarded by the Chautauqua County Health Department. The Apothecary Body Art Co., 320 Cherry St., Jamestown was ordered placarded by the Chautauqua County Board of Health at its July 27 meeting. Health Department officials say the action ...

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Driver Falls Asleep, Flips Vehicle On Foote Avenue Extension

KIANTONE — A Jamestown man falling asleep at the wheel caused a one-vehicle crash at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday on Foote Avenue Extension in Kiantone. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies report a vehicle driven by David A. Barham of Jamestown was driving north on Foote Avenue Extension when it ...

From left to right, Gary Hendrickson; Julie Hendrickson Squibb; Don Hendrickson; Marcia Hendrickson Guider; Mark Hendrickson; Matt Hendrickson; Brian VanHuystee; and Brad and Cindy Hendrickson. 
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Interest Continues In Restored Trolley Car

FALCONER — Despite no longer being on display during events at the Jamestown Gateway Train Station, people still want to see trolley car No. 93. Earlier this month, Bob Johnston, Jamestown Street Railway Trolley Car No. 93 restoration project founder, was asked by the Hendrickson family if ...

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Ready For The Stage

After nearly a year’s worth of planning, the National Comedy Center is once again prepared to do what it does best: make an entire community laugh. The 26th annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival returns to downtown Jamestown and the immediate area beginning today, this time featuring an ...

Local Police: More Studies Needed On ‘Textalyzer’

A device that allows police to detect if a cellphone was used moments before a crash aims to be a bold, new step in deterring distracted driving. But some in law enforcement say legal roadblocks are bound to arise. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed his Traffic Safety Committee to study ...

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” held the live taping of its season finale — featuring guest artists Matt Nakoa and The Honey Dewdrops — Sunday at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater.
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‘RHR’ Concludes Season With Chautauqua Institution Performance

CHAUTAUQUA — The sounds of modern music styled after traditional Americana and folk reverberated in perfect harmony within the confines of a new facility that embodies traditional American values. On Sunday, WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s monthly “Rolling Hills Radio” program held its season ...

Pictured is Lt. Fred DeGolier of the Jamestown Police Department testing an unknown substance with a TruNarc narcotics analyzer.
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Personal Protection

Recent encounters with fentanyl have proven deadly for not only users, but first responders who — with just limited exposure to a few grains — can suffer an overdose. Earlier this month, a Cleveland police officer was hospitalized after he was exposed to fentanyl in a suspect’s ...

Firefighters stand outside a home on Wilson Hollow Road in Ellicott on Saturday. An autopsy was planned at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for a man found dead inside.
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Man Found Dead At Scene Of Morning Structure Fire In Ellicott

ELLICOTT — A man was found dead inside a secluded Ellicott home Saturday after a fire erupted and laid waste to the residence. Fire crews from across the region responded to the 3730 Wilson Hollow Road home around 7:30 a.m., shortly after a passerby reported seeing smoke from the residence ...

The new walk-in cooler at Washington Middle School. The Jamestown Public Schools District had five critical health code violations. 
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Area Schools Addressing Health Code Violations

Several area school districts were reported as having critical health violations in their cafeterias and food service programs in 2016-17. According to data from the county health department, which was in turn reported to the state, several area districts had violations as recently as June. A ...