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Ice Rink Deal Inked

New life has been given to the former Allen Park Ice Rink. The Frewsburg Soccer Club has signed a lease agreement with city officials to use the facility as an indoor soccer field, giving new life to the former ice rink that has been seldom used since Northwest Arena opened. The agreement ...

Reed Blames Congress In Part For Emergency

In terms of President Donald Trump’s national emergency, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed doesn’t agree with anyone involved. Reed expressed disagreement with the president’s action last week taken to raise further funding for physical barriers at the U.S.-Mexico border. He said that the root cause ...

Date Set For City, Ellicott Annexation Court Case Court Case

The long awaited annexation case is slated to finally be argued in court by the city of Jamestown and the town of Ellicott. According to the Appellate Division Fourth Department in Rochester, the hearing will be held April 10, with a possible decision being released between April 26 and May ...

Dedicated

Since 1982, Phoebe Forbes has worked one day a week to document the Fenton History Center’s dresses, children’s clothing, costumes and other textile artifacts at the center. Although she is now retired she also maintained the collection during her 25 years of employment at Jamestown ...

County Wants To Assist With Hops, Barley Industry

New crops may soon be added to the list of Chautauqua County’s already rich agricultural industry. On Wednesday, Chris Lacorata gave a presentation on a new concept called “Project Grow Chautauqua” that could be the start of growing hops and barley in the county. Mark Geise, deputy ...

Steamburg Man Charged After Fatal Accident

MAYVILLE — A Steamburg man is facing reckless driving and other charges following a crash late last week that killed a passenger. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office announced the charges Thursday to 41-year-old James A. Newell. The Cattaraugus County man was driving when he crashed ...

Best Match Possible

Sometimes, even if people aren’t related or connected in any way, they can still be a lot closer than they may realize. That was the case for Cummins Engine employees Leonard Erhard and Tim Shelton in 2018 as a kidney donation from Erhard to Shelton proved that a bond formed by an act of ...

Wilfong Selected As City Mayoral Candidate

A six-year member of the Chautauqua County Legislature is changing course to run as the Jamestown Republican Committee candidate for mayor. On Tuesday, the Jamestown Republic Committee selected David Wilfong to be their next candidate for mayor. Wilfong is the District 11 county legislator ...

Alstar Loses Personnel To County Program

Because of a decrease in the number of emergency medial service workers in the county, a crisis has started when it comes to the number of emergency calls being responsed to in an appropriate time. On Wednesday, Dave Thomas, WCA Services Corp. executive director, discussed the EMS situation ...

Home Destroyed

SINCLAIRVILLE — No serious injuries were reported after a stubborn fire broke out at a home Tuesday night. https://youtu.be/p5obuD9S1IQ Volunteer firefighters from several departments were summoned around 9 p.m. to 37 Park St. in Sinclairville. The blaze reportedly started near the ...

Potential Hazards

A crash late Monday in which a car struck a cow on Route 60 and burst into flames has highlighted the many perils drivers — and ultimately wildlife and other animals — may encounter while on the road. First responders were called to Sinclairville around 10:35 p.m. after a northbound car ...

Goodell For Reactivating Medicaid Redesign Team

In an effort to balance the state’s 2019-20 budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced several initiatives to help close a revenue gap in the proposed executive budget. One of the initiatives was for the state Department of Health to reconvene the Medicaid Redesign Team to conduct a comprehensive ...

Twice As Nice

FALCONER — A local native recently won two more Grammy awards for his work on two music albums On Feb. 10, Randy Merrill received awards for Best Engineer For A Non-Classical Album and Best Song For Visual Media for Beck’s album, “Colors,” and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s song, ...

City Sues Contractors For Damage To City Hall

The city of Jamestown and its insurance carrier are suing one of its contractors for $2 million in damages. In a court filing received Feb. 15 in Chautauqua County Supreme Court in Mayville, the city and New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal filed the suit in an attempt to recoup damages ...

Proposed Gun Legislation Could Impact Fire Depts.

ALBANY — Legislation has been proposed in the state Assembly that would make gun giveaways illegal, causing local concern from fire departments that sometimes fundraise by giving out guns to those allowed to carry them. The legislation, A1413, is sponsored by Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, ...

‘All In A Day’s Work’

LITTLE VALLEY — It was a warm Monday afternoon. The day had already been busy for Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies Steve Dombeck, Hanz Heineman and Sgt. Andrew Rozler, but Monday, May 7, 2018, had much more in store for the trio. At about 6 p.m., the call came from dispatch that a ...

Groups Call For Unity On Health Of Lake

Ahead of a county-led memorandum of understanding that seeks to guide all of Chautauqua Lake’s stakeholders under one mission — to improve overall lake health — most lake-related groups have signed onto a conservation statement penned by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy. Leaders from ...

County Officials Take On Lake Leadership Role

CHAUTAUQUA — The Chautauqua County government has found itself in a leadership role in regard to Chautauqua Lake management now perhaps more than ever, and that reality became more evident at the most recent Turner Winter Series lecture. The series is focusing exclusively on the welfare of ...

WH Indicates Trump To Veto Disapproval Of Emergency

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told ...

Polar Plunge

MAYVILLE — It’s the 33rd Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival, and along with the ice castle and fireworks came the sixth Polar Plunge Saturday. The plunge is an event held each year to help generate donations for the Food Bank of Western New York. “The jumpers all bring in a ...