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Job Well Done

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Two women shared the spotlight during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 annual meeting Friday. Betsy Wright, former UPMC Chautauqua president and CEO, was honored with the chamber’s Pam Lydic Coalition Builder Award for leading the community’s main health care facility ...

Arriving In Style

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Santa Claus is pictured Friday evening arriving at Tracy Plaza as part of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration, again sponsored by The Resource Center. Following a countdown by Santa, a fireworks display was put on high above the Spring ...

Repair Or Replace

Business

CELORON – Vince DeJoy had a crack in his car windshield in May. He called Safelite AutoGlass for a quick fix, and he was on his way. Seven months later he’s now the store manager of the company’s new headquarters in the area. “We’re excited to be here,” said DeJoy, who took ...

WCA Foundation Sets Record In Grants, Scholarships To UPMC

Local News

WCA Foundation set a new record in 2019 with $585,044 in grants and scholarships given to UPMC Chautauqua and its employees. The life-saving gifts are the product of contributions from donors, who for more than three decades, have given to the foundation to build an endowment to support ...

Literacy Group Helps Provide Language Skills

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Imagine not being able to talk to your child’s doctor or teacher. Imagine not being able to fill out a job application. Imagine not being able to read a warning label. These are just a few examples of daily struggles some people face listed in the brochure for Literacy Volunteers Of ...

Gov. Vetoes Legislation Opposed By Goodell

Local News

Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, may not always sway Assembly Democrats with his arguments on the Assembly floor, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo agrees with a few of Goodell’s arguments. Cuomo has vetoed several pieces of legislation approved earlier this year by the state Legislature. ...

Report: Minimum Wage Should Rise

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The next step of New York’s phased minimum wage increases will take effect at the end of December. Previous increases in 2016, 2017 and 2018 took effect automatically, but the 2019 increase required a report by the state Division of the Budget to judge the state of the economy in the ...

Hartley Joins Shults Group

Business

Hartley Buick GMC Truck has closed and its joining Shults Auto Group. Six generations of local automotive families have come together at Shults Auto Group “Since the early 1940s, the Hartley family has been known as service minded people,” said William (Bill) Hartley, president of ...

Bill Would Require Access To Medication

Local News

Debate is likely to be heavy on state Assembly legislation to mandate availability of medication for abortion at State University of New York health centers. Assemblyman Harvey Epstein, D-New York City, has proposed A.8743 to amend state law to require the State University of New York to ...

Flu Season Arrives Early, Driven By A Virus

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NEW YORK — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season to ...

Long-Awaited Indoor Ski Slop Debuts In Jersey Mall

Business

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An indoor ski slope that has been the most visible feature of the long-delayed American Dream megamall in New Jersey for more than a decade has finally opened. Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn took the first official run down the 1,000-foot slope Thursday. ...

DHS Retreats On Facial Screening

Business

DALLAS (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is backing away from requiring U.S. citizens to submit to facial-recognition technology when they leave or enter the country. The department said Thursday that it has no plans to expand facial recognition to U.S. citizens. A spokesman said DHS ...

Financial Tasks You Should Tackle By Year-End

Business

A task without a deadline is just wishful thinking. Sometimes, you can get away with procrastinating. If you never get around to alphabetizing your spices, no one’s life will change. But putting off some tasks could have a huge impact on loved ones. The close of the year is a good time to ...

Girls Scouts Hold Cupcake Competition

Community

Girl Scouts from the Greater Jamestown Area Service Unit 203 had a cupcake competition recently as a way to bring the various area troops together, have a good time and collect items to donate. This year the scouts collected winter weather items to donate and made Thanksgiving cards for ...

Harper Has Been Selected As Lucia For Yearly Pageant

Community

Kamryn Harper has been selected as Lucia for 2019 by the Scandinavian Studies Program, American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation and the Thule Lodge Children’s Club. Kamryn, 14, is the daughter of Matt and Julie Harper of Jamestown. Kamryn is an honor student in eighth grade at Falconer ...

Christmas Performance Returns

Community

Mike Randall will return to the Spire Theater for his one-man show, “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Story” at 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Randall, who has been performing as Dickens for more than a decade, will bring his blend of performance and authentic costume to bring Dickens to life on ...

Washington Middle School Names Students Of The Month

Community

Washington Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for October. The school’s fifth grade Student of the Month is Annie Johnson. Her favorite subject is social studies and her hobbies include ballet and basketball. When she grows up, she would like to be an interior designer ...

JPS, JCC Partnership Scheduled To Receive Five-Year Grant

Community

Jamestown Public Schools, in partnership with Jamestown Community College, is tentatively scheduled to receive a $705,088 five-year grant from the state Education Department to implement Smart Scholars Early College High School programs. Last year, the state Education Department awarded $14 ...

Jamestown Area YMCA Announces ‘Outstanding Teens Of The Year’

Community

The Jamestown Area YMCA announced Jameson Sposato, Joanna Johnson and Rae Lessinger as “Outstanding Teens of the Year” at the YMCA’s Annual Awards Banquet. The Outstanding Teen Award is given to young individuals who stand out from the rest and have demonstrated character values such ...