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‘Sustainability Issues’

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FALCONER — Falconer Central School will continue its sports partnership with Cassadaga Valley Central School as the two schools will merge baseball and basketball programs. The Falconer Central School Board of Education approved the merging of its boys baseball modified, junior varsity ...

‘Something To Be Proud Of’

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ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $178 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that hinges on a plan to launch a team tasked with reining in the nation’s largest Medicaid program. The new Medicaid Redesign Team will be asked to find ways to trim $2.5 billion in spending ...

Mitrano Holds Open Town Hall

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The issue of how best to improve the health care system for Americans was the centerpiece of a public forum on Tuesday evening. Democratic Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano held an open town hall meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Jamestown, the second of five such ...

Gateway Lofts

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Twenty-one housing units in the city of Jamestown will be demolished as part of the development plans for the Gateway Lofts project. On Tuesday, Steven Ricca, Bond Schoeneck & King attorney who is representing Southern Tier Environments for Living (STEL), presented the housing ...

Alliance Reaches Foundation Funding Goal

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Despite having a goal that was twice what it was last year, the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance has reached its funding objective. In a news release, the alliance announced it has reached its foundation funding goal of $600,000 that will fund 15 member-led projects to ...

Goodell, Borrello React To Proposed State Budget

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The rising cost of Medicaid is on the shoulders of New York state, not local officials who have little say in who can join the program. That’s according to state Sen. George Borrello, R-Sunset Bay, who criticized portions of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 fiscal budget proposal released on ...

Unanimous Vote Blocks Rosas’ Rehiring Of Two Fired Employees

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DUNKIRK — Following a lengthy executive session, the Dunkirk Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday to override Mayor Wilfred Rosas’ veto against the termination of two city employees. The individuals being removed are Executive Assistant Vicki Westling and Human Resources Director ...

McConnell Backs Off, Abruptly Eases Some Trump Trial Rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of ...

‘Midway’ To Be Shown At Reg

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The World War II drama “Midway” shows Saturday, at 8 p.m. and the American legal thriller “Dark Waters” shows Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. On Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces launch a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base in Hawaii. ...

Cassadaga VFD Holds Installation Banquet

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CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department held its annual installation banquet at the Cassadaga Fire Hall. David Muscatio, vice president of the fire department, served as the master of ceremony, welcoming all to the banquet, and introduced those seated at the head table, and ...

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Randolph Zoning Board To Meet RANDOLPH — The Randolph Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Thursday in the Randolph Town Hall at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Pride Event Planning Meeting Dates Scheduled The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County and the Jamestown Pride ...

Ready To Raze

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BROCTON — The village is buying the building that houses Cave’s Deli and will have it torn down. The Brocton Village Board held an executive session before its meeting last week to discuss the matter, taking 30 minutes to discuss the pros and cons. Then, at the end of the regular session, ...

Area Police Reports

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JAMESTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ¯ Robert D. Ridgeway, 38, of Jamestown was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and second-degree harassment. Officers responded Sunday at 6:45 a.m. to Forest Avenue for a domestic disturbance. An investigation found that Ridgeway allegedly punched a ...

Fire Destroys Home

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https://youtu.be/HrQn6F0ekUA Jamestown firefighters battled bitter cold temperatures and a stubborn blaze that broke out early Monday. Crews were called to 614 Spring St. around 6:40 a.m. and arrived to find heavy fire and smoke on the first and second floors. Flames began shooting from ...

On Top, Fredonia Needs One Last Push

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It comes down to today. The Small Business Revolution has announced Fredonia, through Monday afternoon, remained in first place in the contest to win a $500,000 revitalization. Voting ends at 11 p.m. today. Monday's voting update was announced before 2 p.m. In the Facebook post, Small ...

Comedy Center Nominated For Readers’ Choice Award

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The National Comedy Center has been nominated for the 2020 USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award for "Best New Museum." The Comedy Center was one of 20 new museums in the United States nominated for the award by a panel of nationally-recognized travel experts for the USA Today ...

Trump Impeachment Trial To Begin With Rules Fight, Long Days

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding over whether to remove him from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rivals and obstructing Congress' ensuing investigation. As the Senate reconvenes ...

Siena Poll: Declining Support For New York’s Bail Changes

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ALBANY (AP) — A new Siena College poll released Tuesday found declining support for recent changes to New York's bail law. The new law, which eliminates money bail for the wide majority of misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies, has come under intense scrutiny as courts have released people ...

Cuomo Budget Proposal Calls For Medicaid Savings, Pot Sales

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ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $178 billion state budget proposal Tuesday that includes a plan to create a team tasked with reining in spending on Medicaid. The Medicaid Redesign Team will be asked to find ways to trim $2.5 billion in spending from the program, Cuomo ...

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3 Injured In Crash On I-86 FINDLEY LAKE — Three people were taken to UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa., after the vehicle they were in crashed Monday morning on Interstate 86. Randy Hamilton, first assistant chief with the Findley Lake Fire Department, said it appears the vehicle hit a patch of slush ...