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Firearm Is Identified In Waggoner Trial

MAYVILLE – While it wasn’t yet entered into evidence, the firearm David F. Waggoner allegedly used to shoot William J. Michishima on July 24 was identified during court proceedings Friday. Michishima, 30, was pronounced dead last July after being flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa, after ...

Service And Sacrifice

LAKEWOOD — There is a sign that hangs in the Lakewood American Legion Post 1286 that reads, “All gave some. Some gave all.” That phrase was never more appropriate than on Friday when the legion hosted the Sgt. James “J.C.” Matteson Memorial Highway sign dedication ceremony. The ...

Payne To Challenge Smith For Supervisor

Carroll Town Supervisor Laura Smith will have a challenger this year, and he too has had experience as the Carroll Town Supervisor. Russell Payne, the town supervisor from 1998 to 2000, announced he will be seeking the public office again, this time in his retirement so that he can give the ...

Four Recognized

Four former Jamestown area residents are being credited with helping students escape further injury in a deadly bus crash in Oklahoma. The crash occurred March 8 around 7:15 p.m. on Route 377 near Bowlegs, about 50 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. A 12-year-old girl — one of six junior ...

Working Together

STOW — A sickly green hue continues to shimmer beneath the melting ice of Burtis Bay, and members of the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance intend to do something about that soon. In November 2018, invasive Eurasian milfoil and in-lake weed fragments trapped thousands of ...

Mother Of Murder Victim Speaks Out

The mother of William Michishima — the Jamestown man who was shot and killed in July of last year — said she’s hoping to see justice for her son. Jessie Michishima has attended the first two days of the second-degree murder trial of David Waggoner, though she’s not sure she will ...

Details Released

MAYVILLE — Despite never uttering the words “self defense,” Chautauqua County Public Defender Ned Barone made it clear during the first day of trial that his client David Waggoner believes he was justified when he shot and killed a Jamestown man last year. Opening statements were made ...

On The Radar

Jamestown native Stephen Carlson wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis last month, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t on the radar of teams in the league. His production the last two years at Princeton University has made it hard not to notice him. See complete story on Page ...

Carroll Town Board Hears Of Plans For Landfill

CARROLL — The dispute over the Jones-Carroll Landfill was reintroduced by a spokeswoman for Sealand Waste LLC, the company contracted to purchase the 309 Dodge Road property and expand it into a larger facility. Bringing back to mind the lawsuit between Sealand and the town and public ...

Truck-Lite: Day-To-Day Operations To Stay Here

FALCONER — Truck-Lite Co., the longtime manufacturer of heavy-duty and off road lighting located in Falconer, said it is committed to remaining in the village as a new headquarters is built in Michigan. The comments are the first released by the company since it was reported late last week ...

Conservatives Back Borrello

Recently resigned State Senator Cathy Young, R-Olean, left a hole in local representation, a hole that the Chautauqua County Conservative Party thinks could best be filled by Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello. “We need someone who will stand up and fight for the interests and ...

BPO Performance Set

The Jamestown High School Marching Band and A Cappella Choir, with the assistance of a $50,000 Jamestown Local Development Corporation’s Fund for Downtown Programming Grant, will bring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Friday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. to ...

JPD Officer Suspended After Felony Charge Mon.

An officer with the Jamestown Police Department has been suspended without pay following a domestic violence complaint. Kenneth V. Nellis III, 40, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony. The charge was the result of a complaint against ...

Watershed Conservancy Calling For Preservation

CHAUTAUQUA — The Turner Winter Series covering the different perspectives regarding the treatment of Chautauqua Lake continued Tuesday as representatives from the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy explained their long-term plans for the lake. Host Greg Peterson interviewed John Jablonski, ...

JPS Board Expedites Washington Roof Replacement

A previously planned reconstruction project that was approved by district voters to replace a roof at Washington Middle School is being expedited after water leaks forced students to be displaced. “We can start right away,” said Bret Apthorpe, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent, ...

Funding Request Reveals New Lake Maintenance Concerns

LAKEWOOD — Of all places, it’s fitting that the village of Lakewood set the stage for the Chautauqua Lake Association to address concerns regarding a troubled outlook for lake maintenance and more problems, including a possible fee-for-service model for the CLA and the lingering question of ...

County Working With Broadband Company To Improve Internet Speeds

Most people in Chautauqua County don’t have access to internet at broadband speeds. According to a study done by Microsoft, 162.8 million Americans, including 8.7 million in New York, aren’t receiving the internet at broadband speeds. In Chautauqua County, 68 percent of the people ...

Committee Outlines Upcoming Budget

CLYMER — Almost a year ago, Clymer Superintendent Ed Bailey supported a 2018-19 school budget that featured a 13 percent tax increase that was later voted down by the community. Now, Bailey feels more confident that the district has raised the community’s awareness regarding its financial ...

On The Frontline

For nearly a decade, one member of the Chautauqua County Department of Health has been working to ensure the health and safety of local citizens. Sherman Central School graduate Breeanne Agett has been working at the health department since 2009. She currently serves as the epidemiology ...