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Collaboration To Improve City Park, Access To Fresh Foods

Jamestown Community College and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation are collaborating together to improve the Willard Street playground by possibly adding new playground equipment, a pavilion and better access to fresh fruits and vegetables for neighborhood residents. The initial steps in ...

Bill To Close LLC Loophole Approved By State Sentate

A loophole within state law could be closed to address large and unchecked campaign contributions by limited liability corporations. Recently, state Assembly members voted in favor of legislation to eliminate a provision within current law that allows LLCs to make campaign contributions as ...

Shovel-Ready Resources

More than 10 available properties are primed for business development in Chautauqua County. They vary in acreage and utilities, and many do not have buildings located on the parcels, which means investors and developers have the ability to construct what they want. Properties are listed on ...

Local Organizations Tackling Housing Improvement Projects

There are several Jamestown area organizations that have programs aimed at improving housing in city neighborhoods. But are these programs working to increase neighborhood property values? That is a question the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation is working to answer when it comes to their ...

Car Strikes Bicyclist In Falconer

FALCONER — A male bicyclist was struck by a car on West Main Street in Falconer on Saturday evening. Multiple EMS crews were summoned to the scene to provide medical assistance. A Starflight helicopter was called to transport the victim, who was not immediately identified by police on ...

Poverty Reduction Workshops Wrap Up; Projects To Be Prioritized

An important piece of the puzzle to potentially curtail poverty in Jamestown has been completed. Last week, the fifth and final community improvement workshop was held with 18 local agencies as part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative program, also known as ESPRI. ESPRI was ...

Tornadoes Reported In Warren County

Two tornadoes were reported in Warren County on Sunday evening. Warren County Public Safety Director Todd Lake told the Times Observer newspaper that tornadoes had been spotted on Route 59 in eastern Warren County and on Mohawk Avenue in Mead Township near Chapman Dam. Both tornadoes were ...

WCA Recognizes Help During Annual Luncheon

More than 100 volunteers were honored Friday by UPMC Chautauqua WCA during their annual Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon. During the luncheon, volunteers were recognized for their lifetime and 2016 service to the hospital. The ceremony’s highest honor is the 5-Star Award for ...

JPD Officer Thankful For Support Post-Surgery

On March 28, John Rader’s life changed forever. The Jamestown police officer, who for years advocated domestic violence prevention and education via the department’s Project Crossroads program, suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 47. Three days later he underwent quintuple ...

Library Board Approves Auction Agreement To Sell Art Collection

Sotheby’s of New York has been approved once again by the James Prendergast Board of Trustees to handle the auction of oil paintings purchased by funding left by Mary Prendergast’s will. On Thursday, the library board unanimously approved a resolution cosigning the bulk of the art ...

State Appellate Division Reverses Sheldon House Decision

The decision by the Jamestown Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a variance request to Lynn Development for business offices at the Sheldon House has been annulled. On Friday, the Appellate Division Fourth Judicial Department of the state Supreme Court in Rochester released their ruling in favor ...

Drowning Victim Identified By Police

Jamestown police have identified city resident Dennis M. Plummer, 47, as the man who drowned Wednesday afternoon in the Chadakoin River. His death is being considered an accidental drowning, according to police. At about 3 p.m., city police and fire crews responded to the area of Winsor and ...

‘Under Attack’

More than 20 years ago, Jamestown native Tim Johnson was roped into organizing the Republican Party’s team for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Little did he know Wednesday morning he’d find himself facedown in a dugout, evading a volley of bullets that would shatter a tradition ...

Body Of Man Recovered From Chadakoin River

A 47-year-old man drowned Wednesday after swimming in the Chadakoin River near the intersection of Winsor and Harrison streets in Jamestown. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was reportedly swimming in the river, along with a woman, trying to stay cool, according to the ...

Drowning Victim Identified By Police

Jamestown police have identified city resident Dennis M. Plummer, 47, as the man who drowned Wednesday afternoon in the Chadakoin River. His death is being considered an accidental drowning, according to police. At about 3 p.m., city police and fire crews responded to the area of Winsor and ...

Technology To Play Vital Role In Future Of Cummins

A lot is changing in the world of technology, but Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger says his company continues to innovate just as they’ve done throughout time. Cummins executives discussed the company’s plans during a Wednesday media call for growth in current and future technologies. ...

Meeting More Demand

FALCONER — With full fanfare, the Food Bank of WNY celebrated its operations and services in Chautauqua County this week. On Wednesday, the food bank unveiled its new Chautauqua County Distribution Center at 2485 Falconer-Frewsburg Road in Falconer, along with its new Partners Fighting ...

Owner Of Gerry Business Indicted On Fraud Charges

A local business owner is facing tax fraud and a host of other charges after allegedly engaging in illegal business practices from 2012 to 2015. On Tuesday, Patrick Swanson, Chautauqua County district attorney, announced that R. Kenneth Asel, owner of City Garage of Jamestown — doing ...

Four Honored At Annual YWCA Women Of Achievement Dinner

It’s no secret women play a vital role in shaping our communities. But for the YWCA, recognizing these women leaders is not only a long-standing tradition, but one that aims to inspire as well as empower future generations. On Tuesday, four such women leaders were recognized at the ...

Cuomo Eyes Protection Against ACA Repeal Bill

In the midst of a potential Affordable Care Act repeal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is implementing new measures to ensure New Yorkers aren’t impacted if a bill reaches President Donald Trump’s desk. Among the actions announced recently by the governor are requirements for insurance companies that ...