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Police Investigating Falconer Credit Union Robbery

FALCONER — Police are searching for a male suspect linked to a Monday morning robbery of the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, located at 51 E. Main St. in Falconer. According to William Ohnmeiss, Ellicott police chief, the suspect reportedly robbed the bank shortly after 9 a.m. and ...

Jamestown Man Charged After Confining Woman For Two Days

A Jamestown man was charged Sunday after allegedly holding a woman captive in his apartment for two days. According to the Jamestown Police Department, the female victim alleged that 31-year-old Joshua I. Turybury held her against her will at 66 McDaniel Ave. Apt. A-1 from early morning Friday ...

Danger To Society

Nushawn Williams had a way with the ladies. The small-time dealer from Brooklyn, who made his way to Jamestown in the mid-90s, was known for his charm and “big city” glamour, making friends — and attracting girls —at a host of drug- and booze-infused parties. Over the course of a ...

City Resident Volunteers Services, Again, To Haiti

Five trips to Haiti wasn’t enough for city resident Todd Boardman. The private contractor turned humanitarian, who recently returned from his sixth trip last week, has indeed found a calling of sorts helping the impoverished in America and abroad. Traveling with a scrappy team from The ...

IRS Office To Re-Open After Inquiry From Reed

Concerns regarding the unannounced closure of the Internal Revenue Service office in Jamestown, especially in the midst of tax season, appear to have been resolved. Rep. Tom Reed announced on Friday that the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center at 201 W. Third St. will re-open Tuesday and resume ...

Trees Cleared For Much-Anticipated Harbor Hotel Project

CELORON — The land is clear for the coming of the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel in Celoron. Trees were removed from the waterfront property located on Dunham Avenue and Duquesne Street. Work to bring a hotel to the Celoron waterfront began in 2014 when Peter Krog, CEO of Krog Corp., and Dave ...

PILOT Programs Have Largely Increased Workforce

It was years ago when SKF Aeroengine looked to replace their old heat treatment facility with a new one. The choice was either staying in Falconer to construct a new one or move to South Carolina, a place with a lesser tax burden. In stepped city and county officials and the Chautauqua ...

Compliance Officer Has Become A Safeguard

Years ago, county officials contemplated and made a decision to bring on a full-time compliance officer. The move was due to a growing number of regulations, handed down from the state and federal levels, that warranted and required regulatory compliance procedures and programs. Before, the ...

Unseasonably Warm Weather Brings Golfers To The Links

Thanks to unusually warm weather this month, golf courses across the area are looking to open up early — historically early. Eric Trusso, manager of South Hills Country Club, located at 3108 Busti-Stillwater Road in Jamestown, said he can’t recall his golf course opening this early in its ...

Village Residents Find Wills Of Original Falconer Family

FALCONER — Imagine finding a significant piece of history right in your own home — one that dates back well over 100 years. That was the experience of Joe and DeEtte Dispenza, a Falconer couple who recently stumbled across the wills and testaments of the original Falconer family; ...

Horrigan Won’t Seek Second Term As County Executive

MAYVILLE — A jar sits on the desk of the Chautauqua County Executive. In the jar are questions that the previous county executive posed to the next one taking office. Mark Thomas wrote one for Greg Edwards. Edwards left one for Vince Horrigan. Come the end of the year, it’ll be ...

Graduation Report Finds Girls Have Advantage Over Boys

The girls are taking the lead in Upstate New York when it comes to graduation rates, according to Buffalo Business First. The publication’s recent report on graduation rates shows that girls are graduating at a higher rate than boys in the upstate area. Buffalo Business First analyzed the ...

New Site Offers Snapshot Of Available County Properties

A new website is giving site selectors a new place to view available properties in Chautauqua County for economic development, while at the same time providing them with a snapshot of what the area has to offer. It’s known as Statebook, and it’s the first nationwide online marketplace for ...

Legislators OK Updated Sewer Plant Project

MAYVILLE — County legislators unanimously approved new plans and more spending to upgrade a sewer plant in Mayville during Wednesday’s meeting. Specifically, the legislature authorized the issuance of $1.1 million more in bonds for the project at the North Chautauqua Lake Sewer ...

No Cause Determined In Chestnut Street Structure Fire

No injuries were reported Tuesday night after a fire ripped through a Chestnut Street home. Around 8:45 p.m., city firefighters responded to 37 Chestnut St. after a neighbor reportedly spotted the blaze and called 9-1-1. Upon arrival, fire crews observed a tremendous amount of smoke coming ...

Horrigan’s State Of The County The Last Of First Term

Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan is set to deliver his fourth State of the County Address today — the final one of his first term in office. Last year’s speech emphasized regionalism and shared services among local governments to reduce property taxes. Out came plans for the ...

Commission Approves New Flyer Site Plan

The Jamestown Planning Commission has approved the site plan for New Flyer after minor issues were resolved. On Tuesday, the site plan for the new transit bus manufacturing company was discussed a second time by the city Planning Commission. In November, the commission tabled the site plan ...

Downtown IRS Office Closed To Public Indefinitely

Throughout the tax season, individuals looking to frequent the Internal Revenue Service office in Jamestown for assistance have been turned away due to closed doors. For over a month now, the walk-in office, located at 201 W. Third St., has been closed to patrons looking for tax help. The ...

Horrigan Says He Will Not Seek Another Term As County Executive

MAYVILLE — Vince Horrigan said tonight he will not seek another term as Chautauqua County executive. Horrigan made the announcement tonight after his State of the County address in Mayville. The address was the fourth during his first, and now only, term as the top county official. His last ...

100-Year-Old Jamestown Resident Shows Value Of Reading

In less than four years, Evelyn Sundholm has read over 700 books — a drop in the ocean really, considering her passion for reading stretches across a century. On Wednesday, Sundholm, a resident of Edgewood Communities, a senior living community located at 737 Falconer St. in Jamestown, will ...