City Man Faces 20 Years On Drug Charge

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BUFFALO — A Jamestown man faces a potential 20-year prison sentence for allegedly possessing and attempting to sell MDA, also known as “Molly.” On Monday, U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. announced Barrett Johnson, 34, of Jamestown pleaded guilty to the possession of a Scheduled I ...

Sherman Man Jailed On Drug Charges

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SHERMAN — A Sherman man faces charges after a recent drug bust by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT team that came after a three-month investigation. According to a police report, task force agents and the SWAT team entered 170 ...

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Fenton To Display Exhibits, Host Book Signing Friday


Looking for a fun activity with the family to work off your post-turkey daze? Head to the Fenton History Center on Black Friday to celebrate the opening of our holiday display in style. Alongside classic favorites like the upside-down Christmas tree and the Swedish Christmas display, the Fenton ...

BPU Offices To Close For Thanksgiving Weekend


The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Solid waste customers whose garbage is normally collected on Thursdays should place their trash and recyclables at the curb after 6 p.m. Thursday for pick-up on ...

Police Continuing Investigation Into Saturday Shooting

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The Jamestown Police Department is continuing its investigation into the home invasion and shooting of a man Saturday at his residence. The man, who has not been identified, was shot in the abdomen around 8 p.m. after he was reportedly robbed inside his 533 E. Fifth St. apartment. Police said ...

Steve Davis Group To Play Wednesday


The Steve Davis Group will perform a “Soulsgiving” set at Forte, 114 E. Third St. in Jamestown, on Wednesday beginning at 11 p.m. Comprised of Davis on keys and vocals, Jed Thompson on guitar, Norrbie Gavin on drums and Marla Harris on vocals, the group specializes in the styles of funky ...

The Chautauqua County Child Advocacy Program helps fight to end child abuse around the area. The non-profit recently added a new program and is hiring a full time forensic interviewer. 
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Child Advocacy Program Adds Offerings To Combat Child Abuse

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A local agency is dedicated to one goal: ending child abuse. The Chautauqua County Child Advocacy Program (CAP) is a local organization attempting to eliminate child abuse and raise awareness around it. Through two new additions to the agency, CAP continues the fight for this worthwhile ...

Two City Residents Busted In Sting Operation

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Two city residents have been remanded to the County Jail following a Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force sting operation. Tonya M. DiBlasi, 45, of Schuyler St., Jamestown and James F. Chase, 29, of Busti-Sugargrove Road, Jamestown were charged Monday evening after Task Force members allege ...

Pictured, from left, are Heather Brown, The Resource Center assistant executive director; R. Michael Goldman, chair of The Resource Center Board of Directors; Terri Johnson, The Resource Center director of employment and community-based services;  and Lisa Hatch, Jamestown Renaissance Corp. executive director.

JRC Winter Games Christmas Parade Applications Available

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The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s Winter Games Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, presented by The Resource Center, will feature pre-parade musical entertainment, a traditional tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Sam Teresi and a fireworks display above the Spring Street parking ...

The Jamestown Moose Lodge opened its doors to the public from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, during which free Thanksgiving meals were provided to community members who may not have the means to afford their own meals this week.
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Jamestown Moose Provides Community With Free Thanksgiving Meals


As Jamestown experienced its first substantial daytime snowfall of the season, members of the Jamestown Moose Lodge opened up their building to the community’s less fortunate. From 2-7 p.m. Sunday, lodge members held a public event in which individuals and families without the means to ...



Panama Board Meets Monday PANAMA — The Panama Central School Board of Education will hold a scheduled board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the board room. The public is welcome to attend. Toastmaster Club Meets At Library The Chautauqua Talks Toastmasters Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in ...

Unknowns Impacting How City Officials Will Use Savings

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For the second consecutive year, the proposed city budget has no allocation from its unassigned fund balance, or savings, toward assisting city officials out of debt. The difference, however, between this year’s budget and next year’s spending plan is that city officials have more than ...

Sherman Man Faces Drug Charges

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SHERMAN — A Sherman man faces charges after a recent drug bust by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department's SWAT team that came after a three-month investigation. According to a police report, task force agents and the SWAT team entered 170 Park ...

17th Annual Amy’s Run 5K Run, Walk Set For Saturday

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LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood YMCA and its surrounding communities are once again “remembering a friend” in the final weekend of November. On Saturday, the 17th annual Amy’s Run 5K run and walk will take place throughout the village of Lakewood — beginning at 11 a.m. — as part of the ...


Wintry Conditions Lead To Rollover Accident


An unidentified youth was involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Stockton on Sunday afternoon. According to Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was traveling south on South Stockton-Cassadaga Road when he began to lose control on the snowy pavement. The driver was unable ...

Lakewood-Busti Police Ask For Public’s Help Regarding Meth Materials

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Lakewood-Busti police are asking the public for any information about a red and black duffle bag left outside the Dollar Tree/Famous Hair Plaza, 366 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood. Police responded to a report about the suspicious bag at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers found the bag resting against ...

Laurel Hotelling, who died Monday, is pictured at left.

Laurel, Parents Create Lasting Legacy

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Editor’s note: Laurel Hotelling died on Monday, Nov. 13 but her life, legacy and spirit will live on forever. A memorial service was held Friday morning at the First United Presbyterian Church, 35 Park Place, Silver Creek with Pastor Thomas Burian officiating. ı ı ı In April 2015, The ...

A gunshot victim was transported to the hospital following a shooting late Saturday in Jamestown. 
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Man Robbed, Shot In Latest Targeted Attack

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Jamestown police searched for two suspects following a home invasion robbery that left one man shot Saturday night. The shooting is the latest in a string of targeted attacks in the city. Saturday night’s victim, whose name was not released, was reportedly shot in the abdomen around 8 p.m. ...

Children were able to take photos with Santa Claus after the parade.

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FALCONER – Candy soared through the air and into children’s hands during the Santa Parade on Saturday in the village of Falconer. The village, in association with the Falconer Fire Department and the Falconer Rotary Club, held its annual Santa Parade. This year, Santa was available for ...

Justin Thorp and Brent Morris will open their Christian-based apparel shop, Welcome To The Revival, on Thanksgiving at the Chautauqua Mall. Morris and Thorp will also open an online shop at 
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Retail Revival


LAKEWOOD — A new opportunity to support a local, Christian-based company is coming soon to the area. Opening on Thanksgiving night, Welcome To The Revival is the one stop shop for bold, Christian-based clothing at the Chautauqua Mall and online. The company is owned and operated by ...