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Critics Say Helpers Of Homeless Do Them No Favors

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mohammed Aly does not see any reason why he shouldn’t try to ease the lives of Orange County’s homeless. But the authorities — and many of his neighbors — disagree. Aly, a 28-year-old lawyer and activist, has been arrested three times as he campaigned on behalf ...

Chautauqua County Cleans Up After Intense Storm

The weather outside is still frightful, but the people of Chautauqua County are doing their best to keep up. Mayville Mayor Martin Bova said the snow was still falling in Mayville on Wednesday night. Bova said it had snowed all day. “We’ve had our guys out plowing all day,” he said. ...

Key Training Program Halted

As of this year, the State University at Fredonia has put its educational leadership program on hold as they look to revamp the program. The educational leadership program is the program future principals, superintendents and school administrators enroll in to receive certification. Chris ...

Days Of Shoveling Snow, Bitter Cold Ahead For Northern U.S.

ERIE, Pa. — Freezing temperatures and below-zero wind chills socked much of the northern United States on Wednesday, and the snow-hardened city of Erie, Pennsylvania, dug out from a record snowfall. A storm brought 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day to Erie, an all-time daily snowfall record ...

Party Control For Virginia Up In Air After Contested Race

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Which party will control Virginia’s House of Delegates next year remains far from certain after a Democratic candidate petitioned a court to declare her the winner of a race that is officially tied. Shelly Simonds has asked a three-judge panel to reconsider its ...

Storm Dumps Heaps Of Snow In Some Places; Mayville Issues Travel Advisory

Several areas in Chautauqua County are battling the behemoth of a snowstorm that first made its appearance on Christmas Day. The northern part of the county is experiencing the most difficulty, according to Patrick Noble, Chautauqua County road construction supervisor. Noble said due to the ...

Hotel Jamestown, Furniture Mart On Devt. Agenda

In recent months, several downtown building rehabilitation projects have either started or received funding for needed improvements. Some of these projects include the former Key Bank Building along North Main Street, the Vikings Building along Washington Street and 10-12 W. Second St. ...

Downtown Destination

A walkable Jamestown is a goal all individuals, city officials and business owners want downtown. That is one reason why city officials are working on three streetscape pilot projects that will, hopefully, make downtown Jamestown a more walkable destination for city residents and visitors. ...

Mayville Mayor Issues Travel Advisory

MAYVILLE - The Mayor of the Village of Mayville has issued a travel advisory due to the persistent snow and resource limitations. The advisory asks for no unnecessary travel in the village due to the persistent snow and resource limitations. Currently the village sidewalk plow is out of ...

Wind Farm Plans Again Draw Ire Of Some Locals

MAYVILLE — The construction of a wind farm in the town of Arkwright caused some county residents to speak their minds to lawmakers last week. Mayville resident Karen Harvey passed out DVDs during the legislature meeting regarding the wind farm project. She called the film a “Christmas ...

City Man Charged With Assaulting 2-Month Old

A 2-month-old Jamestown child is being treated in Buffalo Children's Hospital while a Jamestown man faces charges for the incident. Jamestown police report that Rory S. Davis Jr., 30, of 98 Myrtle St., Jamestown, was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child at ...

Concealed Carry Bill For State Line Crossing Not Yet Passed

A bill that would allow the carrying of a concealed weapon across state lines in some cases has not yet been signed into a law. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace said the bill has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives but not yet in the Senate. The bill, known as the Concealed Carry ...

Christmas Brings Northeast Blizzard, Bitter Cold In Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. Even the usually rainy Pacific Northwest got the white stuff. The ...

Fund Established In Memory Of Rosemary Billquist

Rosemary “Rosie” Billquist crafted a life that — in addition to working with animals and being an avid runner — revolved around helping others. Following her tragic death last month in a hunting accident that garnered national attention, the Sherman native’s legacy will now live on ...

All Is Bright: Local Leaders Share Christmas Memories

Local leaders and politicians are often seen as the office they represent or the job that they perform. But, from time to time, it is important to dig a little deeper. In honor of the holiday, a few local officials have shared some of their favorite memories and traditions with The ...

MJ Fletcher Elementary First-Graders Write Letters To Santa

The following letters come from the Students in Miss Conti and Miss Callais’ first-grade classes at MJ Fletcher Elementary School. Editor’s note: Letters were left unedited for the purpose of authenticity. Dear Santa, My name is Aubrey. I am 6 years old. I would like a baby doll, a ...

‘Tools In The Toolbox’

2018 is already shaping up to be a big year for Chautauqua Lake, according to area officials and organization leaders whom tout the lake as a local gem for the community and tourism. Incoming County Executive George Borrello said the lake remains one of his top priorities. He said this ...

Success For Goodell, Young Mixed Thus Far

Chautauqua County’s elected state representatives have had mixed levels of success thus far in the 2017-18 legislative session in getting their legislation signed into law. An analysis of the bills sponsored by state Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Jamestown, shows the assemblyman has had ...

Divide In Albany Evident With Lack Of Bills From Goodell

It certainly doesn’t pay to be a conservative Republican in the New York state Assembly. State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, has struggled not only to get sponsored legislation all the way to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo thus far in the 2017-18 state legislative session, but to ...

Young Turns Political Savvy Into A Position Of Power In Senate

State Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, has turned her longevity and political savvy into a position of political power. In January 2016, Young took the reins as chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, becoming the first woman to hold that position. As Finance chair, Young is responsible ...