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Kids Day In Findley Lake A Way To ‘Give Back’

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FINDLEY LAKE — Kids Day in Findley Lake, which draws children and families alike, took place on Saturday. The event, which has been promoted and paid for every year since 2013 by Our Own Candle Company, was again called a great success, with plenty of sunshine and a multitude of activities ...

‘A Real Triumph’

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ALBANY — New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed ...

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Seniors Invited To Dinner Social STOW — All county seniors are invited to the United Senior Council of Chautauqua County’s dinner social to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Ashville Fire Hall on Stow Road in Stow. This event will include a full dinner including appetizers and dessert. ...

Board Discusses Increase In Deer Population

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LAKEWOOD — An increasing deer population locally was discussed by the Lakewood Village Board on Monday. Several local residents expressed concern regarding amount of property damage that is being caused by the deer. “There have been so many deer in my backyard,” said Lakewood resident ...

Cost Of Power In WNY Surged In Latest Heat Wave

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DUNKIRK — Temperatures were not the only thing soaring during last week’s uncomfortable heat wave. Electricity prices to Western New York were also sizzling. On Thursday, as the thermometer in Western New York neared 90 degrees around 2:30 p.m., power costs to the region were at ...

Former Council President Selected For Fellowship

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A former Jamestown City Council president will be able to take his experience dealing with a fiscally stressed city and apply it to a research fellowship. The Rockefeller Institute of Government announced that Greg Rabb, Jamestown Community College political science professor, was one of four ...

BPU Seeks Change To Recycling System

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The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will implement single commodity recycling this year. David Leathers, BPU general manager, announced the decision during the BPU’s monthly board meeting Monday. The change will officially be voted on by the board at its next meeting Monday, Aug. 26, ...

Deal Sealed On Federal Budget, Ensuring No Shutdown

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over the possibility of a government ...

Whirlybird Brings Music Fans Downtown

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Dozens of bands, musicians, comedians and fans of music filled downtown Jamestown over the weekend, filling a variety of venues and playing a myriad of genres. “I was incredibly impressed by all the artists,” said Miki Girts, founder and organizer of Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival. ...

Area Police Reports

Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ SILVER CREEK — Brian A. Panikowski Jr., 31, of Dunkirk was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, failure to stop at a stop sign and speed in zone. Deputies stopped a vehicle Sunday at 12:55 a.m. in the village of Silver Creek for an ...

Reasons To Dance

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A little piece of Scandinavia was on full display at Jamestown Community College over the weekend. “This whole event is just about celebrating our Scandinavian heritage,” said Don Sandy, event coordinator. “This was one of the major Scandinavian communities in our country. After ...

Legal Notices

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WARRANTS APRIL 10, 2019 NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance vs. A Trusted Name Inc., $4,676.88. NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance vs. Edward Boroles dba P&E Enterprises LLC, $2,023.32. NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance vs. Louise M. Graves, $2,156.71. NYS Dept. of Taxation and ...

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Church Offering Driving Class BROCTON — The Fellowship Church, 148 W. Main St., Brocton, is offering an AARP driver safety class Aug. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants must attend both days and class size is limited. To register for the driver safety driving class, call 224-3280. ...

Several Tree Limbs Downed In Storm

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A storm that moved through the Jamestown area knocked several tree limbs down Saturday night. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department and crews with the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and city Parks Department were alerted for the various downed branches as the storm passed. A ...

Crash Leads To Child Endangerment, DWI Charges

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A city woman is facing child endangerment and drunken driving charges following a crash early Sunday. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department responded at 4:15 a.m. to a crash near Allen and King streets. Officers learned 18-year-old Michelle R. Grimm drove into the lane of another ...

Companies Seek Decrease In Property Tax Assesments

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Several companies are asking the state Supreme Court in Mayville to decrease the tax assessment on their Jamestown properties. The impact on the city’s tax base, if all of the companies are granted assessment reductions, could be as much as $4,104,728. A Niagara Falls rental unit company is ...

GOP: Fix Issues In MWBE Program

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Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding and extending the state’s Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises program. Some legislators, however, have concerns that the program isn’t working as it should. The legislation increases agency and authority discretionary ...

City Home Damaged By Fire Sunday

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A city home was damaged by fire early Sunday. Jamestown firefighters were called to 332 Camp St. around 3:15 a.m. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the two-story home, with fire appearing at the rear of the property. Lt. Bruce Sheldon of the Jamestown Fire Department said the ...

Wild America: Imagine Living In A World Without Bees

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Imagine a world without apples, grapes, peaches, plums, watermelon, avocados, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, walnuts and countless other fruits, vegetables and nuts that need bees to pollinate them. Bees are really important — and not just honey bees but also the over ...

Heat, Humidity Grip East Coast As Midwest Gets Reprieve

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BOSTON — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. “Sunday has been canceled,” the ...