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State Plan To Help More Drop-Outs Get Diplomas

Former students who have dropped out of high school could potentially be a step closer to achieving a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma without realizing it. The New York State Education Department recently announced a proposed plan to allow high school drop outs to use previously passed ...

County Crews Complete 900 Miles Of Road Maintenance

The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities has completed more than 900 miles of roadwork and repairs, along with other projects during the 2017 season. George Spanos, Public Facilities director, reported that county crews have completed 475 miles of pavement stripping. In ...

US Report: Evidence Of Global Warming Greater Than Ever

WASHINGTON — A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human’s role in climate change. The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments ...

UPMC Chautauqua WCA Starts Addition Construction

The $20 million construction of a new two-story addition to create a women’s and maternity care center and inpatient adolescent and adult mental health units at UPMC Chautauqua WCA has started. Cecil Miller, UPMC Chautauqua WCA vice president of operations, said the 18,000-square-foot ...

Schools To Integrate Mental Health Into 2018-19 Curriculum

Beginning next year, elementary, middle and high schools in the state will be required to include mental health education in the health curriculum. A recent report from the Mental Health Association of New York State detailed the reasoning for the push for mental health awareness and the ...

Reed Touts Tax Reform Legislation

A tax cut could be in the cards for many families across U.S. Rep. Tom Reed’s district, thanks to new legislation. Reed came out in favor of the tax reform legislation, called the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” that would ensure the average family of four in his district would see a $1,600 ...

Serving Saints

While some might honor the dead on All Saints Day, Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church chose to honor the living. In a special All Saints Day service at the UCAN City Mission in Jamestown, members of Kidder Memorial donated more than two months worth of toiletries and personal items to ...

Celoron Trustees Give Green Light To Water Main Project

CELORON — Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost is hoping residents in the Butler Avenue area will have access to clean municipal water by Thanksgiving. In a special meeting, Schrecengost presented a two-phase plan which would provide access to a water main line from the Jamestown Board of ...

Zoning Board Tables Cell Tower Variance Request, Again

Residents who live near Hillcrest Baptist Church are still against the proposal to construct a cellphone tower in a residential neighborhood. On Wednesday, the city Zoning Board of Appeals again heard the petition for a use and area variances on behalf of Verizon Wireless for a cellphone ...

Chief Still Recovering Following Oct. Crash

A member of the Jamestown Fire Department remains sidelined due to injuries sustained in a crash while on duty last month. Battalion Chief Andrew Finson said he is still experiencing headaches and some tingling in his body following the Oct. 20 crash, which occurred near the intersection of ...

That’s The Spirit

Ghosts and ghouls at Temple Elementary School know how to have a good time. In a departure from the usual Halloween parade, students participated in a school-wide Fall Festival on Tuesday to celebrate the holiday, thanks to the Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO created the event to ...

Room Rental Company Becoming Popular Choice For Chautauqua County Visitors

From Westfield to Jamestown and back again, a number of rooms and homes are being opened for visitors via an online phenomenon. Airbnb, an online marketplace for accommodations and experiences across the world, offers a variety of rooms and homes here in the area for visitors to rent. The ...

Patience Pays Off For New Owner Of Sheldon House

Patience has paid off for Edward Signorile, the new owner of the Sheldon House. In November 2015 when Jamestown Community College first put the house on the market, Signorile saw the listing online. However, before Signorile, a New York City native, could show interest in possibly buying the ...

8 Killed By NYC Motorist In ‘Cowardly Act Of Terror’

NEW YORK — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.” The driver was shot in ...

RTPI To Host Hellbender House Party Fundraiser

The “Hellbender House Party” may sound like a raging college shindig or a haunted house, but the Roger Tory Peterson Institute can assure the public it is not. Instead, it is a fundraiser that will focus on hellbender salamanders and raising funds to provide a new home for the two ...

Swanson: ‘Gun Done’ Policy Did Not Apply

Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson stands by the decision to go with a plea deal in the Robbins case. Swanson said he did announce the “Gun Done” initiative in January, but the Robbins case did not include use of an illegal firearm. The “Gun Done” policy involves not ...

Council Approves New Health Care Plan For Medicare Eligible Retirees

The Jamestown City Council approved the new health care program for Medicare eligible retirees despite there being a minor protest from one of the companies being hired to offer the new supplement plan. On Monday, Tim D’Angelo, president of Arcade Senior Services, spoke to members of the ...

Local Veteran Discusses Iraq Experience In Light Of Worldwide TV Premiere

As the nation prepares for the TV series premiere of National Geographic’s “The Long Road Home,” one Chautauqua County native has mixed feelings surrounding the program’s portrayal of its source material. That’s because Joshua Cosme, a local veteran, has the distinction of ...

ESPRI Task Force To Make Funding Decisions

How almost $1 million will be spent toward curtailing poverty in Jamestown might be decided Tuesday. That is when the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative local task force is scheduled to meet to make a decision on how to spend $850,000, said Krista Camarata, United Way of Southern ...