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Dual Paths For Students Are Offered At JPS

In the Jamestown Public Schools District, a shift in curriculum has seen a prioritization of two post-graduation pathways: college and career readiness – especially during a time when higher education can be seen as a financial burden. “There’s other kids,” said Michelle McDowell, ...

Preserve, Promote

A regional nature club has just started its 2019 schedule. Based in Warren, Pa., the Allegheny Outdoor Club plans Sunday outdoor excursion trips to the northwestern parts of the state. A typical trip involves outdoor activities to a state park and/or trail, campgrounds and similar ...

City Man Charged After Incidents On Wilson Place

A Jamestown man faces charges after breaking into two Wilson Place homes early this morning. Officers responded to the first home after the resident heard someone enter the home through the kitchen window. The resident confronted the burglar, who then ran out of the home. While officers were ...

Suspicious Male Approaches JPS Student

Jamestown police are investigating a suspicious situation involving a student walking to school near Burr Place and Price Street Friday. At about 9 a.m. police and the Jamestown Public Schools District reported a man approaching a 12-year-old child as the child was walking to school. The ...

11 Killed In Virginia Beach Shooting; Suspect Dead

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him, authorities said. Four other people were wounded in the shooting, ...

Gold Award

If Girl Scout Alexis Barron’s lifestyle could be summed up in one word, it would be “rowing.” Propelling herself forward, whether across lake and river waters or through successful journeys through high school and scouting, Barron’s had an eye for rowing ever since middle school ...

Lawmakers Urge Banning Sale Of Crib Bumper Pads

The state Senate has passed legislation that would ban the sale of crib bumber pads in New York state. S.3788A, sponsored by Sen. David Carlucci, D-Rockland/Westchester, would also end the use of crib bumber pads in daycare facilities. Crib bumper pads are commonly sold by stores as ...

Findley Lake Acquires New Weed Harvester

Chautauqua Lake isn’t the only county body of water gearing up for a summer season of aquatic weed harvesting. The Findley Lake Watershed Foundation acquired a mechanical weed harvester that can cut 1 foot wider and 1 foot deeper than the former harvester the group had used to remove the ...

Trump Slaps 5% Tariff On Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American ...

‘A Need Every Day’

G.A. Family Services has more than 100 foster children who have been placed in caring homes of foster parents. May is National Foster Care Month and Kara Kloss, G.A. Family Services family resources coordinator, said they need to find foster parents to care for a foster child every day. ...

Students Tackle SWAT Training As Part Of Program

Chautauqua County students underwent a simulated SWAT training obstacle course in association with the Erie-2 BOCES criminal justice program. https://youtu.be/KWoLLkDQEJI Under the supervision of the Jamestown Police Department and members of its SWAT team, criminal justice students took a ...

Clymer Resubmits School Budget

CLYMER – The Clymer Central School District will again need a supermajority approval of 60 percent at the upcoming school budget revote. After being defeated May 21, the Clymer School Board of Education approved a nine percent tax levy increase for the proposed 2019-20 school budget, ...

Statement Fuels Calls For Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s first — and possibly last — public statement on the Russia investigation is fueling fresh calls on Capitol Hill to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a step that Democratic leaders have so far ...

Weekend Launch

The Chautauqua Belle is docked at McCrea Point Park and will be ready to launch this weekend to take riders along the Chadakoin River to Celoron. On Tuesday, city and Chautauqua Belle officials hosted a ceremonial lease signing at McCrea Point Park with the historic steamboat docked and ...

Loan, PILOT Approved For Relocation Of City Businesses

Instead of having three different business locations, a local company will be building a new facility in the Mason Industrial Park that will house all of its assets under one roof. On Tuesday, Dean Weaver of The Stannard Group Inc. spoke with the Chautauqua County Industrial Development ...

Taco Bell Is Moving To New Location

LAKEWOOD — Taco Bell is here to stay on Fairmount Avenue. Again. The Lakewood Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved the development of a stand-alone Taco Bell restaurant at 310 E. Fairmount Ave. between Olive Garden and Ruby Tuesday. As a Chautauqua Mall out-parcel property, the ...

‘Defend Values’

“One person can make a difference,” Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi said at the city’s Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Lake View Cemetery. “They just can’t do it by themselves.” https://youtu.be/M6UqrjyQigo Sentiments of honoring the sacrifices of United States servicemen and ...

A Marine And A Scout: Aaron Swanson Remembered

LAKEWOOD — Everyone said he was a servant leader and someone who “was always making people happy.” Aaron Swanson, a Southwestern Central School graduate, former Boy Scout and U.S. Marine, was that young man. While Lakewood BSA Troop 131 Scoutmaster Tyn Smith started serving his scout ...

Flood Buyout Costs Rise As Storms Rage, Seas Surge

MOSBY, Mo. — The residents of this small riverside town have become accustomed to watching floods swamp their streets, transform their homes into islands and ruin their floors and furniture. Elmer Sullivan has replaced his couch, bed and television. He’s torn up water-buckled floorboards. ...

Memories Of War

Sheridan resident Joe White, 75, doesn’t always like to recall memories of his soldier days during the Vietnam War, but when he does, the most poignant moments reveal moral lessons of old. Having served in the U.S. Army from 1962-89, including for a voluntarily extended 18-monthlong tour ...