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State Aid

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MAYVILLE — The public defender’s staff is about to double thanks to a $15 million state grant. On Wednesday, Nathaniel Barone, county public defender, discussed with the Chautauqua County Legislature Public Safety Committee the $15,539,475 grant county officials will receive from the ...

Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Annual Banquet

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KENNEDY — The Kennedy Volunteer Fire Department recently held its annual banquet, honoring 93 years of service to the community. Members and guests paid tribute to current and former department personnel, and talked about how the type of services needed has changed over the years. Ed ...

Accused Priests Return To Duty

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Allegations of child sexual abuse against two priests with ties to Chautauqua County have not been substantiated following an investigation. According to a statement released Thursday by Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Buffalo Diocese, the Rev. Robert A. Stolinski and the Rev. John J. ...

Forestville Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

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BUFFALO — A Forestville man has pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Richard C. Miller, 51, made the plea before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five ...

Migrant Families Cross Border

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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A mother cradled a crying toddler as she waited in line with 20 other women to shower. Dozens of fathers quietly held their children’s hands in an enclosure made of chain-link fencing. While these families were held at an overcrowded Border Patrol processing center, ...

City Rec Baseball Registration Continues

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The Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will be accepting registrations for the City Recreation Youth Baseball League until Friday, April 5. Registrations will be accepted at the Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department office on the fourth floor of City Hall at ...

‘Willy Wonka’ To Be Performed

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PANAMA — The Panama Players will present their production of “Willy Wonka” today and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Panama School Auditorium. All are encouraged to come and support the cast and crew. The group has been very successful sending sports teams/athletes to state championships this ...

Local Farmers Work With Lawmakers

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Farmers from Chautauqua County Farm Bureau spent two days in Albany visiting with lawmakers recently to highlight the organization’s state public policy priorities for the year. They kicked things off with the Taste of New York Reception for state lawmakers, commissioners and staff. ...

JPS To Hold Kindergarten Registration Wed. April 3

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The Jamestown Public Schools District will hold a kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the district administration offices, 197 Martin Road. The registration is only for students who are new to the Jamestown Public Schools. ...

Spectrum To Issue Credits To Customers

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Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) has started to issue credits to New York consumers as required by Charter Communications Inc.’s Dec. 17, 2018, settlement agreement. The settlement agreement resulted from an action brought by the state Attorney General’s office alleging the company ...

Lawmakers Eye Criminal Justice System Reforms

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The 2019-20 state budget proposals include reforming the criminal justice system, including the Pre-Trial Justice Reform Act that eliminates cash bail and pretrial detention for certain offenses. State leaders are now negotiating the reform language and whether there will be funding in the ...

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Liuzzo To Host Fundraiser Andrew R. Liuzzo, candidate for Jamestown mayor, will host a campaign fundraiser and meet-and-greet breakfast on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Harvest Time Cafe, 108 W. Third St., at the Hotel Jamestown. The campaign fundraiser will give Liuzzo the opportunity ...

March Madness

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PINE VALLEY — The fifth Annual March Madness event will take place Sunday at Pine Valley High School. Admission is free and doors open at 1 p.m., where there will be a carnival with concessions all day, and a Chinese Auction that will announce the winners at 6 p.m. Event Coordinator and ...

High-Profile Cases

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CHAUTAUQUA — During a lecture at the Turner Community Center on Tuesday evening, former Sheriff Joe Gerace thanked his family for supporting him through a 24-year-long career as sheriff for Chautauqua County and shared excitement for his new job as director of campus security and safety for ...

Motor Failure Causes Flare Incident

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WARREN, Pa. — A large plume of dark smoke could be seen rising above eastern Warren, Pa., on Monday. The United Refining Company flare along the Allegheny River was discharging flame and smoke. The state Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the situation by both United ...