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Seven Charged After Forest Avenue Drug Raid

Seven area residents face charges after a drug raid at 248 Forest Ave., Jamestown, on Tuesday. At 6:26 p.m., the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Jamestown Police Department S.W.A.T Team and New York State troopers served a search warrant at 248 Forest Ave., Jamestown, after the house was ...

‘Not In Our Town’: Area Responds To Charlottesville With Words, Actions

Hatred and racism is not welcome in the Jamestown area, and community members want the world to know it. In response to the Charlottesville rally in which the country saw nazi flags flying and white supremacy groups marching with tiki torches, a demonstration emphasizing human decency and ...

Four-Year-Old Found Wandering Alone Reunited With Parents

A 4-year-old child found wandering alone in the 800 block of E. Second St. on Wednesday was later reunited with her parents. According to the Jamestown Police Department, officers responded to the scene around 10:30 a.m., where a citizen reported seeing a young child unattended. Police said ...

Regional Economic Development Council Visits Jamestown

Six years of state funding assistance helping to drive economic development projects can be seen throughout downtown Jamestown. Whether it is the ongoing construction of the National Comedy Center or the redevelopment of the former M&T Bank Building into the Signature Center or the ...

Partial Payment Law Could Cost County

MAYVILLE — A state law allowing local municipalities to accept partial property tax payments could be forcing the Chautauqua County Real Property Tax Office to obtain new software. And it’s going to cost $72,000 for the system if just one municipality decides to allow their taxpayers to ...

Gary Nelson Talks Multi-Faceted Approach To Community Service

When it comes to giving back to his community, Gary Nelson’s contributions can be viewed through a variety of lenses. The Frewsburg resident currently serves the area as a business owner and volunteer of two organizations with a focus on subjects both visual and extraterrestrial. A ...

Multi-Instrumentalist McKillip Discusses Evolution Of Music Career

For every venue in the greater Jamestown area that has hosted live music at any point over the past few years, chances are good that Adam McKillip has performed there. Since first discovering his affinity for music nearly two decades ago, the 28-year-old Jamestown area native has steadily ...

White House Scrambles To Explain Trump’s Response To Clashes

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he came under bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white supremacists and other hate groups immediately after the ...

Fire, Police Contracts Head To Arbitration

Four out of the six collective bargaining units for city employees have expired contracts. At the start of 2016, the contracts for the International Association of Firefighters Local 1772 and Kendall Club Police Benevolent Association expired. In 2017, the contracts for both Jamestown City ...

Annual Dragon Boat Races Held At Lucille Ball Memorial Park

The second annual Chautauqua Lake Dragon Boat Races were held Saturday at Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. About 30 teams from as far away as Pittsburgh took part in the races. The event last year raised $12,000 to benefit the Dragon Boat festival, Chautauqua Lake Association and Lakers ...

Breaking Even: Jamestown’s Budget Picture Still Unclear

There have been a lot of unknowns about the city of Jamestown’s 2017 finances since the release of Mayor Sam Teresi’s executive budget in October 2016. Now, 10 months later, the picture still isn’t much clearer. When Teresi released the city’s preliminary budget, there was an ...

Enrollment In Rural Schools Down, Poverty Rates Increase

Rural areas across the state are seeing a steep decline in population and issues with poverty that greatly impacts the schools, according to a recent report by the New York State Association of School Business Officials. Over the past decade, 84.9 percent of rural schools have suffered ...

WNY Regional Economic Council To Meet In Jamestown Monday

For the first time since being created in 2011, the Western New York Regional Economic Council will be meeting in Jamestown to talk about future development projects. On Monday, the regional council will be meeting at 1 p.m. at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, located at 116 E. Third St. ...

Trillium Lodge Receives Tax Breaks As Rebuilding Progresses

A popular business establishment in Cherry Creek is receiving county assistance for its rebuilding after a devastating fire in May. The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s Board of Directors unanimously approved tax breaks for the Trillium Lodge at a special meeting Friday in ...

Area Seniors Vulnerable To Financial Exploitation

Cases of seniors being targeted and financially exploited by scams and family members remain pervasive in Chautauqua County, according to local officials. In 2016, there were 75 complaints of financial exploitation reported to the county’s Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Prevention intake, ...

Missing Name On Party Line Questioned By Councilwoman

Questions have been raised over how the name of a Jamestown City Councilwoman seeking re-election was left off an official document authorizing her to run on the Chautauqua County Independence Party line in November. In past elections, the party has authorized Kimberly Ecklund to appear on ...

Comedy Festival A Big Success For Officials, Local Businesses

With another Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in the books, the annual week of downtown performances has everyone involved both directly and otherwise satisfied with the end result. From July 31 to Aug. 6, the National Comedy Center presented a week of comedy performances during its annual ...

Lakewood Zoning Board Approves Height Variance For Honda Signs

LAKEWOOD — Two signs that will be placed at the new Honda dealership will be shorter than what was originally proposed. The Lakewood Zoning Board of Appeals approved two sign height variances at Thursday’s meeting for the new Jamestown Honda Dealership currently under construction on East ...