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Lakewood Residents Balk At Cell Tower Plan

Cellphone towers may be necessary in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world. But for many Lakewood residents, the notion of having a 180-foot cell tower near the heart of their village is simply a bridge too far. Specifically, they claim, it brings an obtrusive and unwanted eyesore to a ...

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UPDATE: Outdoor Burning Leads To Structure Fire

GERRY — Fire officials said a man burning pizza boxes outdoors sparked a blaze Wednesday just west of the town of Gerry. Several fire departments responded to the structure fire, reported around 12:30 p.m. near 4397 Fluvanna Townline Road. A fire chief with the Ellery Center fire ...

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Living Christmas Tree Set Up At First Covenant

On Saturday, the Living Christmas Tree was set up for its 32nd season at First Covenant Church. This year’s performance is titled, “Let There Be Christmas” by Joseph Martin and will be directed by Brian Bogey. Performances are on Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 3 at 5 and 8 p.m.; and Dec. 4 at 5 ...

Entergy Drops Lawsuit, NRG Expected To Reconvene Commitment

DUNKIRK — The sale of a power plant in central New York could lead to a green light for the repowering of NRG’s Dunkirk plant. According to State Sen. Catharine Young, the sale of Entergy to Exelon allowed the federal lawsuit against NRG to be withdrawn on Friday. At the end of ...

Robbins Charged With Murder, Injuring Police Animal

Keith L. Robbins, the Jamestown man accused of shooting his wife in a city parking lot, is now facing a murder charge and a potential 25 years in prison. On Monday, a Chautauqua County Grand Jury handed up an indictment for Robbins, 36, charging him with second-degree murder and injuring a ...

Appeal Denied For Dangerous Sex Offender

A Cattaraugus County man has been ordered to be held in a secure treatment facility after his appeal was denied by the Fourth Department, Appellate Division’s Fourth Judicial Department in a decision released Friday. Scott Peters appealed an order from Cattaraugus County Supreme Court ...

The Sheriff's Office is releasing a few surveillance pictures of the suspects involved in the Sept. 15 burglary and is now seeking the help from the public to help identify the persons in the picture.

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Assistance In Sherman Safe Burglary

For the past two months, the Sheriff's Office has been following several leads into a burglary of the Town of Sherman Office building where a safe containing important materials was stolen on Sept. 15 at around midnight. The safe contained very important cemetery documents that are worth ...

Frewsburg Chiropractor Pleads Guilty To Healthcare Fraud

Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Leo A. Kronert, Jr., 66, of Frewsburg, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney ...

The 100 block of East Third Street is where the Reg Lenna Center for Art complex is located. Center officials, in conjunction with the Jamestown Renaissance Center, have applied for a $1.4 million in state grants to fund preservation work for five of the buildings in the Reg Lenna Center for Arts complex. 
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Downtown To Benefit From State Development Project Funding

It is likely downtown Jamestown will be receiving more funding from the state next month. In October, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced their endorsement of 32 priority projects for round six of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council ...

Pictured, sitting from left, are Kurt Pfaff, Susan Turnquist of Ashville and Hannah S. Szymczak of Fredonia, daughters of Shirley and Wilson Shaw, signing letters of agreement for the new Grateful Patient Fund in honor of Dr. Wilson Shaw. Standing from left, Brigetta Overcash, executive director of WCA Foundation, and Megan D’Angelo Barone, WCA Director of Development, worked with the two families to create a fund for all people to donate to in gratitude for those who supply their health care services.
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Grateful Patient Fund Created To Say ‘Thank You’

It took decades of friendship and gratitude for the surgical services of Dr. Wilson Shaw, but eventually Kurt Pfaff of Lakewood found it to be the right time to honor one of his favorite medical providers and friend. Creating a fund to say thank you to your medical providers is Pfaff’s gift ...

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Legislature Chairman To Step Down By Next Year

MAYVILLE —When legislators convene for the final 2016 meeting, it will be the last time chairman Frank “Jay” Gould pounds the gavel to begin proceedings. Following next month’s meeting, Gould, R-Ashville, will step down as legislature chairman to give someone else within the ...

Babies Born With Drug Addiction Can Be Treated At WCA

Every 25 minutes, a baby suffering from opioid withdrawal is born in the United States, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This issue has not passed over Jamestown, unfortunately, as WCA Hospital officials confirm that there are cases of infants suffering withdrawal in the ...

More than 5 inches of snowfall hit Jamestown and the surrounding area over the weekend. An additional 1-3 inches is expected in the area throughout the remainder of today, and conditions are expected to improve by tomorrow.
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Weekend Snowfall To Taper Off Today

The first snowfall of the impending 2016 winter season began flying in Chautauqua County on Saturday and has hardly let up since. With whipping winds and persistent precipitation lasting throughout the course of nearly two full days, more than 5 inches of snow had accumulated in the city ...

ALSTAR at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. David Thomas, executive director for Alstar EMS, said they’re working closely with the county on their endeavor to implement a fly-car system. Thomas said the need for fly-cars is in remote areas of the county where it’s difficult to respond and deliver advanced life support swiftly.
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Alstar Working Closely With County On Fly-Car System

In creating a blended emergency response through the addition of fly-cars, Alstar EMS and county officials are working closely to ensure the system works for all services. County officials are beginning the work to get a fly-car system operational after funds were included in the 2017 ...

Empire State Development assistance from the Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program will be distributed to the city, school and county.

Dunkirk, County Lands Much-Needed NRG State Transition Aid

DUNKIRK — The long-awaited announcement of state transition aid for the city of Dunkirk, Dunkirk City School District and Chautauqua County finally came Thursday. Empire State Development assistance from the Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program will be distributed to ...

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office teamed up to help the Blue Star Mothers with their annual care package drive. The drive will continue through Nov. 30, and the finished packages will be sent to the troops overseas for the holidays. Pictured from left are Wes Johnson, vice-president of the Sheriff's union;Tina Holtz, union president; and Susan Crowley, Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie New York Chapter 4 president.

Sheriff’s Office, Blue Star Mothers Help Send Care Packages To Troops

LAKEWOOD – For the second year in a row, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and Blue Star Mothers are helping troops overseas have brighter holidays. On Saturday, Wes Johnson and Tina Holtz, vice-president and president of the sheriffs union respectively, joined representatives of ...

Employee Double Dipping Becoming Issue At State Level

Termed double dipping, a government employee retires and begins collecting retirement, but goes back to a public position and collects both a salary and pension. In New York state, more than 500 people requested and received permission in 2015 to collect public pensions at the same time they ...

Officials Urge Safety With Snow In Forecast

Local officials are urging caution this weekend as Western New York braces for its first round of heavy snowfall. According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, a Lake Effect Snow Warning is in effect for Chautauqua County from 4 p.m. today to 10 a.m. Monday. Accumulation is expected ...