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Murder Charge Filed After Man Shot In City Dies

A second-degree murder charge has been filed after a man shot Tuesday in Jamestown died at an Erie, Pa., hospital. The victim, who has not yet been identified pending notification of his family, was taken off life support around 12:20 p.m. and died shortly thereafter. David F. Waggoner, ...

County Legislature Recognizes Pair Who Found Missing Boy

MAYVILLE — Two heroes — one a Silver Creek High School junior and the other a volunteer fire chief — were honored by the Chautauqua County Legislature on Wednesday for their actions in finding a missing 2-year-old boy in Silver Creek last month. George Borrello, county executive, Paul ...

Neighbor Dispute In Hanover Escalates With Use Of Nazi Signs

SILVER CREEK — A neighborhood feud is hardly an uncommon occurrence; however, an ongoing dispute between two property owners on Hanover Road has stymied local law enforcement. Neighbors Jeff Martin and Todd Schilling have apparently been clashing over the Martins’ chickens. In response, ...

SNAP Benefits For Use At Farmers Markets To Be Extended

The threat of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits not being accepted at farmers markets throughout the county, including the one in Jamestown, has been delayed. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, said there has been an extension for Novo Dia Group to continue ...

Reaching New Heights

The redevelopment plans for the reopening of Cockaigne Ski Resort have been expanded. On Tuesday, the new plans were discussed during the regular monthly meeting of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency. Rex Butcher, Cockaigne chief executive officer, said along with ...

Project On Track

Work is continuing on the rehabilitation of the Main Street bridge in Jamestown. The Chautauqua County Legislature approved the project, estimated to cost around $4.2 million. The federal government is funding 80 percent of the project, while county officials anticipate the state will ...

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting In City

One man was in critical condition and another facing attempted murder charges following a shooting Tuesday morning in Jamestown. David F. Waggoner, 54, was taken into custody not long after officers were called to 114 Livingston Ave. for a reported shooting shortly before 9 a.m. Upon ...

Consultant Hired To Develop County Economic Development Alliance

In an effort to coordinate economic development throughout the county, officials from all 42 municipalities, foundation organization leaders and other community stakeholders will need to work together. During the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency meeting Tuesday, George Borrello ...

Farmers Say They Prefer Trade Deal Over Cash

DES MOINES, Iowa — Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 ...

BOCES Students Reconstruct Lighthouse

STOW — The lighthouse that has stood north of the Stow ferry landing has been newly rebuilt and renamed thanks to the senior carpentry class of Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. The original lighthouse, which had rotted and become a safety concern, has now been replaced by a new ...

BPU To Pay 2 Months Advanced Rent To Gas Pipeline Owner

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will be paying two months advance rent for the natural gas pipeline they would like to purchase. On Monday, the board approved the advance rental payments because of the delay by the state Public Service Commission to approve the sale of the pipeline ...

Watershed Projects Debated In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Village Board of Trustees will consider projects that would mitigate sediment and nutrient runoff into Chautauqua Lake at Lowe Park and on Chautauqua Avenue. Mayor Cara Birrittieri, trustee Douglas Schutte and trustee Edward McCague voted to consider the ...

Seattle Approves New Rights For Nannies, Domestic Workers

SEATTLE (AP) — Nannies, house cleaners and other domestic workers in Seattle would gain new labor protections under legislation passed Monday by city leaders. The City Council unanimously approved a so-called “bill of rights” that ensures domestic workers receive minimum wage, proper ...

Center Stage

DUNKIRK – A rainy day at the Chautauqua County Fair might usually keep families from filling up the grandstands on a normal day, but for those who ventured out to watch the Shults Auto Group Championship Demolition Derby Finals on Sunday — they were not disappointed. On a humid ...

Newspaper Asks Former Resident For His Expertise

At times, it might not be ideal for someone who works in Washington, D.C., to be questioned by The Washington Post. However, that wasn’t the case for Jamestown native Christian Dawson, who The Post contacted for his expertise in cybersecurity. Dawson is the co-founder of the Internet ...

Cruise-In Coming To Downtown

The annual car show that draws hundreds of motor enthusiasts to downtown Jamestown will be happening next month. Lee Harkness, Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce coordinator, said the Jamestown Cruise-In will be taking place between 3-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, along Third Street, between ...

Riverbank Project Improves Environment For Wildlife

The first step has been taken to protect the Chadakoin Riverbank along the south shore extension of the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. Earlier this summer, the installation of rip-rap, or large, rocks to protect the riverbank was added near the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and the ...

Analysis: Political Campaign Donations Fall Short In County

Editor’s Note: A followup story on federal races will be posted later this week. Those interested in statewide politics in Chautauqua County haven’t been moved to donate much yet, according to the latest campaign finance information released by the state Board of Elections. Millions of ...

Writing Study To Receive Follow Up At CVCS

SINCLAIRVILLE — A study focusing on online-collaborative writing conducted in Spring 2016 is getting a follow-up study beginning in the fall at Cassadaga Valley Central School. The study, spearheaded by Jenell Krishnan and Andrew Cusimano, observed 40-50 eighth grade students. Within the ...

Message Apps Test Open Records Laws

IOWA CITY, Iowa — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record. Another boasts that disappearing messages “keep your message history tidy.” And a popular email service recently launched a “confidential ...