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Foot Chase Leads To Drug Arrest For City Man

A foot chase in Jamestown on Thursday afternoon led to a number of charges against a 24-year-old man. Jamestown and New York State police officers were working on a targeted enforcement detail when around 2:25 p.m. they observed Darin Butts Jr., who they knew did not have a license. Officers ...

Horrigan Finalizing Last Budget

Preparing a tentative spending plan is in the final stages for County Executive Vince Horrigan, who will deliver his last budget to the County Legislature next month. Preliminary budget plans formulated by department heads were received by the county executive and analyzed for adjustments. ...

Area Students, Schools Prepare For School

From kindergarteners to high schoolers, students all across the area are gearing up for the start of the new school year. On Wednesday afternoon, Jamestown High School freshmen took a tour of the building to find out what life will be like as a high school student during freshman orientation. ...

And Justice For All

Current and former prosecutors of international war crimes, lauded academics and law experts gathered alongside the public at the 11th annual Humanitarian Law Dialogues at the Robert H. Jackson Center earlier this week. Each year, the event circumscribes the topic of contemporary ...

Reed To Cosponsor SAFE Act Repeal Bill

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is adding his name to a bill that would limit a state’s authority to regulate rifles and shotguns. During a Tuesday conference call, Reed, R-Corning, said he’s cosponsoring U.S. Rep. Chris Collins’ Second Amendment Guarantee Act bill that would keep states and local ...

Enforcement Patrols Return To Prendergast Ave. Corridor

A neighborhood crime-stopping program is being brought back to what is known as the “Prendergast Corridor,” according to Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings. The Targeted Enforcement Crime Deterrence Patrol initiative originally focused on the area from Prendergast Avenue, from Sixth ...

Screening To Highlight International Overdose Awareness Day

Evergreen Health and Jamestown Community College are teaming up to educate the community on drug overdose on Thursday. As an observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, JCC and Evergreen Health is inviting the community to view “Heroin: Cape Cod USA,” a documentary that follows ...

Lakewood Board Hears From Library, Plans Hearing For Yesterday’s Building

LAKEWOOD — In an attempt to insulate itself from previous and anticipated future budget cuts the Lakewood Memorial Library, and its associated Hazeltine Public Library in Busti, are seeking alternate means of funding. During Monday’s meeting of the Lakewood Board of Trustees, Karen ...

Silver Creek Resident And Red Cross Volunteer Deployed To Houston

American Red Cross volunteers from the region, including one from Silver Creek, are assisting in the relief effort as portions of Texas and Louisiana continue to see a heavy does of rain from Hurricane Harvey. Ken Turner, Western and Central New York regional disaster director, said Monday ...

Council Approves Annexation

The proposed annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation has been approved by Jamestown City Council. On Monday, the council unanimously approved the annexation, which was possible after the state Department of Environmental Conservation made a ruling Friday on ...

Local Officials Pleased With Jammers Out-Of-State Management

The Jamestown Jammers had a tremendous year on the ball field, coming up only one game short of winning the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League championship. However, how are the Jammers doing off the field when it comes to growing a fan base since new ownership took control of the team ...

Management On Lease Extension: ‘We Plan To Continue It’

In 2015, Jamestown Jammers fans had to adjusting to a new type of baseball. For the better part of 75 years, minor league baseball was being played in Jamestown every summer. In 2015, however, that changed when the new collegiate league baseball started being played at Russell E. Diethrick ...

Bob Reynolds Lends A Hand To Habitat For Humanity

Many people in the area may not be aware of Bob Reynolds’ contributions to the Chautauqua County area, but for those whose homes he helped construct his efforts will forever be appreciated. Reynolds, vice president of the Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, has been a ...

Pedal To The Medal

MAYVILLE — Bicyclists headed off Saturday morning to tour the beautiful Chautauqua Lake. The tour is designed to introduce outsiders of the area to get a taste of what the lake is all about. Four different tours were offered: A 20 mile tour; a 37 mile tour; a 40 mile tour; and a 58 mile ...

Consolidation Of County Court System Being Considered

Increased caseloads and limited staffing are keeping the Chautauqua County Public Defender and District Attorney offices busy. Add the 30-plus local courts throughout the county that assistant district attorneys and public defenders need to be present at, and schedules are tightly ...

Officials Encouraged By Math, ELA Scores

Area school officials say that third through eighth grade assessment scores from this year are positive at first look. The figures were released last week, with New York State Department of Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia holding a press conference to discuss the results beforehand. ...

Family Of Slain Man Says Volunteering ‘Opened Him Up’ Later In Life

For most of her life Jeanne Johnson didn’t know much about her younger brother, who as a child would often shy away from others and mostly kept to himself. “I admit I didn’t know him really well (growing up),” Johnson said of Michael A. Bull. “He was kind of reclusive and resistant ...

Suspect Held Over For Action By Chautauqua County Grand Jury

The suspect charged in the murder of a city man last week was held over for action from a grand jury. A preliminary hearing was held Friday in Jamestown City Court for Brian M. Korzeniewski before Judge Fred Larson. The court ruled that there was sufficient evidence to hold Korzeniewski ...

State Funding Secured To Add More Lanes To Route 60

FALCONER — One of Chautauqua County’s busiest and most dangerous roads is set to undergo safety and efficiency improvements with $5 million in state funds secured by state Sen. Cathy Young. On Friday, Young visited the Chautauqua County Public Facilities Department in Falconer to announce ...