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City Man Sentenced In Local Heroin Distribution Ring

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BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Monday that 40-year-old Alex Mercado of Jamestown, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute 1 kilogram or more of heroin, was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Assistant U.S. Attorney ...

Pot ‘Legalization 2.0’: Social Equity Becomes Key Question

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NEW YORK — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and ...

Doris M. Rogers

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Doris M. Rogers, 83, of the Randolph Country Estates, formerly of Cherry Creek, passed away Sunday (May 19, 2019) at the Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Jamestown. She was born July 14, 1935, in Sheridan, N.Y., the daughter of the late Donald and Alice (Jolls) Rogers. ...

Legal Records

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WARRANTS FEBRUARY 13, 2019 NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance vs. AU-TO-RENT Inc., $521.91. NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance vs. Julia L. Bristol, $1,004.35. NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance vs. Keith A. Cady dba Plummers Tavern LLC, $9,224.74. NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance vs. ...

Wesp Leaves Boards, Heads Into Retirement

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BEMUS POINT — Dave Wesp has given his helping hands to many organizations over decades, and now he is ready for retired life. For his last time May 9, Wesp fulfilled his roles as board member for both the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance and the town of Ellery. He did not ...

City Officials Lay Out CDBG Action Plan

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More than $1 million will be invested in the city to benefit low- and moderate- income residents. On Monday, Vince DeJoy, city development director, discussed the details of the 2019 community development block grant and HOME program funding to the Jamestown City Council. City officials will ...

Town Saves On Energy Costs With Solar Panels

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LAKEWOOD — “It turned out to be a home run.” That’s how Busti Town Supervisor Jesse Robbins referred to solar panels on top of the town offices and highway garage. Energy-saving measures have also begun to save the town significant costs more than a year after the panels’ ...

Pig Disease Outbreak Pushes Global Pork Prices

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BEIJING — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, but ...

(10:05 PM) Clymer Central School Budget Fails

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For the second consecutive year, Clymer Central School voters have turned down the district's proposed spending plan. Because the proposal was in excess of the state's 2 percent tax cap, 60 percent of voters needed to approve the budget, which came with a proposed 13.2 percent tax ley ...

Cassadaga Cemetery Association Holds Annual Meeting

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CASSADAGA — Members and guests of the Cassadaga Cemetery Association held the annual meeting recently in the Jefferson Hall. President Scott Dibble welcomed all to the meeting and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. The fiscal year for the cemetery association is from May ...

Garden Club Meets At Harbor Hotel

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The Jamestown Garden Club held its annual meeting at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel on May 8. A program was given by Master Gardener Mark Sullenberger on “Growing for Pollenators,” annual reports were given, and officers for next year were introduced. Pictured are Patty Idzig, president; Jane ...

Crews Respond To Capsized Boat

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Two people were assisted after the boat they were in capsized Sunday afternoon on Chautauqua Lake. Celoron volunteer firefighters were summoned shortly after 3 p.m. to the area behind the Harbor Hotel for a report of two people in the water. Celoron’s watercraft was put into the lake; the two ...

Area Police Reports

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Christopher J. Howie, 47, of Jamestown was charged with tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Officers on Saturday at 2:41 p.m. observed Howie enter vehicle in a parking lot on Sixth ...

Iconic Massey Memorial Organ Ready For Season

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CHAUTAUQUA — After an internal fire put Chautauqua Institution’s Massey Memorial Organ out of commission last year, concerns grew regarding the extent of the damage. Now eight months later, the 1907 organ is ready to go for the upcoming 2019 season. Last August, a fire occurred inside the ...

(9:20 AM) Napoli Man Taken To UPMC Hamot After Assault

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NAPOLI — A Gowanda resident and a Buffalo resident face second-degree assault charges after an assault that left a Napoli resident in serious condition at UPMC Hamot in Erie. Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies report responding to 4621 Allegany Road, Napoli, at 3:30 a.m. Saturday after ...

Burner Left On Stove Cited As Cause Of Ashville House Fire

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A burner left on a kitchen stove was cited as the cause of a fire inside a home Monday evening. Firefighters were called at 7:47 p.m. to the fire at 4815 Cedar Ave. in Ashville. Fire officials went on scene reporting smoke coming from the property. Members of the Chautauqua County Fire ...

School District Art Show Opens Tuesday

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Jamestown Public Schools will hold its annual district art show opening reception on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in the Jefferson Middle School gymnasium. With hundreds of works of art from kindergarten through 12th grade, the district’s artists will have the opportunity to showcase their ...