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Lutheran Jamestown Proposes Multimillion Dollar Wellness Center

A new multimillion dollar wellness center could soon be a reality for Lutheran Jamestown. Representatives for the non-profit senior and assisted living organization spoke Thursday to the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency regarding a 9,300-square-foot addition to one of its ...

Legislature Adopts 2018 Budget

MAYVILLE — The 2018 Chautauqua County budget was approved by the legislature in fairly short order on Wednesday night. The budget, including suggested changes from legislative committees, reflects a property tax levy of $61,024,350 and a tax rate of $8.44 per $1,000 of assessed value, which ...

Robbins Accepts Plea Deal, To Be Sentenced Dec. 18

MAYVILLE — A Jamestown man accused of shooting and killing his wife last year pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree manslaughter on Thursday, moments before his trial was set to begin. Keith L. Robbins is facing a sentence of 20-25 years with five years of post-sentence ...

Tax Exemptions For City Homeowners Approved

MAYVILLE — Hopeful homeowners in Jamestown could have certain taxes taken off their list of worries after a new local law was passed by the Chautauqua County Legislature on Wednesday in Mayville. Legislators, in an afternoon session, approved a measure regarding tax exemptions for some ...

Unseasonably Ghoul

ASHVILLE — Halloween sneaked into the Children’s Safety Education Village in Ashville a week early. The Children’s Safety Village hosted ITS annual Halloween Fun Fair on Wednesday where children dressed up in various costumes as they paraded through the streets trick-or-treating. ...

Lakewood Board, Police Department Agree To Three-Year Contract

LAKEWOOD — Negotiations between the village of Lakewood and the union representing officers with the Lakewood-Busti Police Department have resulted in a new three-year contract. The village Board of Trustees on Monday approved the collective bargaining agreement, which was successfully ...

Police Diver Remembered For Bravery, Humor

BUFFALO (AP) — A police officer killed in a training dive accident was hailed at his memorial service Wednesday for his bravery, dedication and sense of humor. Fellow officers described Craig Lehner as someone whose steady demeanor enabled him to engage calmly with colleagues and the public ...

Winding Down

Better time was never kept than by the League of Women Voters’ timekeeper Tuesday night. The nonpartisan political organization held a Meet the Candidates Night, inviting county executive, county legislature and county clerk candidates to debate issues at Jamestown Community College. ...

Art Sale Nets $300K Proceeds

The first six oil paintings auctioned for the Prendergast Library have sold for more than $300,000. Earlier this month, Sotheby’s of New York held the first of three scheduled auctions for some of the artwork that once hung in the Fireplace Room at the James Prendergast Library. The six ...

Police To Attend Diver’s Funeral

Several officers from local police departments will attend the funeral today of a Buffalo police K-9 handler who died earlier this month during a training exercise. Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings said several officers with the department will be in Buffalo for the funeral of Officer ...

Hello, Mr. Lincoln

A 1-year-old girl, daughter of Rachael and Dr. P.J. Lattanzio, stands in front of the Abraham Lincoln-Bedell Memorial Statue in Westfield. The statue was erected in 1999 in Westfield in what is now known as the Lincoln-Bedell Statue Park and showcases bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln and Grace ...

Celoron Legion Designates Wounded Warrior Parking Space

CELORON — In its continued effort to support local veterans, the Celoron American Legion Post 777 has dedicated one of its parking spaces to the Wounded Warrior Project. The purple parking spaces can be found at various locations across the country, securing previously injured veterans ...

Falconer Group Looks To Lay Economic Groundwork

FALCONER — Plans for the revitalization of the village of Falconer are in motion and picking up speed, following the second meeting of the Greater Falconer Area Economic Development Advisory Committee, which gathered at the American Legion Henry Mosher Post 638 recently. A conference of ...

Students Displaced By Hurricanes Seek Education In Jamestown

Recent disasters in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have forced four elementary-aged students to seek education in Jamestown Public Schools. Jamestown Public Schools currently has one student from Puerto Rico and three from the Virgin Islands that were forced to move because of the recent ...

St. Luke’s Dedicates New Undercroft, Community Center Space

Downtown Jamestown now has a brand new, all-inclusive multi-purpose meeting space with a design combining elements both modern and traditional. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., held a special Sunday service celebrating the completion and dedication of its new Undercroft, which ...

Judging On Assignment: Brookdale’s Cookie Contest

Up until this week I was able to say that I’ve never been on a judging panel of any kind. All that changed when Brookdale Lakewood held its annual cookie contest Wednesday in which residents and their family members, along with those of other area assisted living facilities, submitted a ...

Audit: Schools Still Adjusting To ‘Bullying’ Act

Seventeen out of 20 schools audited by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli were found to be struggling when reporting bullying in school. Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was passed in New York state in 2012 with the intention to protect students from bullying and to give students ...

Life After Diagnosis

“The hardest part was getting the phone call saying, ‘I’m sorry, Mrs. Richir, it’s cancer,’” said Jamie Richir, a life-long resident of Chautauqua County. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Richir shared her story about her diagnosis, what treatment was like and what life ...

Salaries Remain Enigmatic As City Budget Talks Continue

Salaries for employees could eventually work in favor or against city officials when it comes to how much they will spend in 2018. In the 2018 executive budget, salaries are down $94,577, or .58 percent, for a total of $16,144,507 in the proposed spending plan. However, because the city ...