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Pedestrian Riverwalk Bridges Work Starts At Panzarella Park

Preliminary work has started on the pedestrian bridges that will cross the Chadakoin River along the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk. Jeff Lehman, city public works director, said earlier this week that Union Concrete & Construction started leveling ground at Panzarella Park for a foundation ...

Cuomo Calls For Stoppage Of Health Care Bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on the New York Congressional delegation to put a halt to the latest version of the Republican health care bill. He’s also warning of a potential property tax increase if an amendment stays within legislation that essentially allows counties to stop paying ...

Haffa Appears In Court

MAYVILLE — The Cheektowaga man accused of attacking a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputy in September reportedly told police he suffers from multiple mental conditions. Police believe he may have been suicidal. On Wednesday, 22-year-old Justin Haffa appeared in Chautauqua County Court ...

Chamber Of Commerce To Drive Jamestown Cruise-In Event

Thanks to the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce, the classic car show event — formerly known as Motor Mayhem and now known as Jamestown Cruise-In — will continue to light up summer nights downtown. On Wednesday, Lee Harkness, coordinator for the chamber, announced his organization ...

Need A Ride? Uber, Lyft Now Available

BUFFALO (AP) — The Uber and Lyft ride-sharing services are up and running in upstate New York and on Long Island. The ride-hailing apps became available for those regions as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday under legislation approved by state lawmakers and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Andrew ...

Zoning Vote Delayed On Cell Tower Proposal

A vote by the city Zoning Board of Appeals on a use and area variance to install a cellphone tower in the city will have to wait for an environmental impact study. On Wednesday, the Zoning Board met, but didn’t hold the variance hearing for the petition submitted by Jared Lusk on behalf of ...

IDA Examining Abatements For Cockaigne Resort Resurrection

Two individuals with experience in winter sports are working to make the purchase of Cockaigne Ski Area in Cherry Creek final. Financing is one of the few things that’s still in the works in order for Adam Pirtz and Isaac Gratto to close on the property. On Tuesday, the county Industrial ...

JPS Board To Appoint Next Superintendent Friday

The Jamestown Public Schools District will appoint a new superintendent during a special meeting Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Washington Middle School. The school district on Wednesday announced the meeting and later noted that the sole item on the agenda will be to make the appointment. The board ...

Falconer Mayor Again Speaks Out Against Annexation

Once again Falconer Mayor James Rensel has asked the Jamestown City Council to stop the proposed annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation. During the council’s monthly voting session Monday, Rensel said he doesn’t believe the animosity being created ...

Bill To Forgive $2.5M Penalty Against School Awaits Cuomo

A rural school district hit with a massive penalty could be released of its obligation to pay the remaining sum. Recently, the New York State Assembly and Senate passed legislation that would forgive the Panama Central School District from paying back $2.5 million from a minor clerical error ...

Chautauqua Lake Weed Management Demonstration Project Begins

BEMUS POINT — A spray boat left the Bemus Point launch just after 11 a.m. on Monday to initiate a limited application of two herbicides on Chautauqua Lake. With the weather permitting, the application marked the beginning to the Chautauqua Lake Partnership’s weed management demonstration ...

Caution, Common Sense Urged While On Area Lakes

MAYVILLE — Those taking to area waterways this summer are being urged to use caution and common sense. County Executive Vince Horrigan visited Chautauqua Marina in Mayville on Monday to stress the importance behind wearing a flotation device. It was his first feature to his 100 Days of ...

Three Men Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Three men were pulled from Chautauqua Lake by Bemus Point Fire Rescue and assisted by Chautauqua County Navigation Officers when their 14-foot jon boat overturned due to high winds and waves at 11 a.m. Sunday. Nicholas Gibbons, 32, of Jamestown, Nathan Gibbons, 31, of Kent, Ohio, and Thomas ...

Council Endorses Grant Applications

Jamestown City Council has approved submitting one and endorsing four other Consolidated Funding Applications for the latest round of funding through the state Regional Economic Development Council program. On Monday, council approved the grant application partner with the Gebbie Foundation ...

PVCS Graduates 50 Students From Class Of 2017

SOUTHY DAYTON — After convening as a collective unit for one last time, 50 Pine Valley Central School seniors are now ready to face the world as high school graduates. The Pine Valley school district held its 69th commencement ceremonies Sunday in the high school gym, where the PVCS Class ...

City Resident And Attorney Officially Enters House Race

A Jamestown resident and attorney has officially entered the race on the Democratic side for New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Tuesday was the official launch to Eddie Sundquist’s campaign. Sundquist said he has deep roots in the community and understands what families are going ...

Three Men Rescued After Boat Overturns Sunday On Chautauqua Lake

Three men were pulled from Chautauqua Lake by Bemus Point Fire Rescue and assisted by Chautauqua County Navigation Officers when their 14-foot john boat overturned due to high winds and waves. Nicholas Gibbons, 32, of Jamestown, Nathan Gibbons, 31, of Kent, Ohio, and Thomas Parks of ...

Two City Residents Charged After Friday Drug Raids

Two Jamestown residents have been charged after a drug raid on Hazzard Street after the property was identified as a nuisance by neighbors. The Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, Jamestown Police Department SWAT Team and members of the New York State Police CNET team served a search warrant at ...

Cassadaga Valley Central School Holds 78th Commencement

CASSADAGA — “On behalf of my class, thank you to everyone who was there for us when we needed you,” said Cassadaga Valley High School class of 2017 valedictorian Kasey Crandall to a packed auditorium of students, faculty, family and other well-wishers during Friday’s commencement ...

Trump: Not ‘That Far Off’ From Passing Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think congressional Republicans are “that far off” on a health overhaul to replace “the dead carcass of Obamacare” and signaled that last-minute changes were coming to win enough support for passage. GOP ...