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Dahlstrom Acquires DC Rollforming, Falconer Facility

Dahlstrom Roll Form, a Jamestown business that manufactures custom roll formed metal components, announced Monday it has purchased DC Rollform of Falconer. The acquisition includes the purchase of DC's 130,000-square-foot building while moving Dahlstrom from its city facility to Falconer. ...

New York Sues Over Ouster From Global Entry Program

NEW YORK (AP) — New York officials filed a lawsuit Monday challenging the Department of Homeland Security's move to block New York residents from Global Entry and other programs that allow travelers to avoid long security lines at airports and borders. The lawsuit filed in federal court in ...

City Woman Who Brought Meth Into Jail Charged

A Jamestown woman is facing charges after she reportedly brought methamphetamine into the Chautauqua County Jail. Diana L. Bloom, 54, is scheduled to appear in Chautauqua Town Court later on charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband and seventh-degree criminal possession of a ...

Bad Weather Moves Into Eastern States

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses were without power early Friday as a weather system blamed for five deaths in the South moved into the northeastern United States. The outages matched states that were under high wind and winter weather advisories issued by the ...

Long-Sought Emergency Funding Received By Ellington

ELLINGTON — For nearly five years, Ellington town officials sought emergency reimbursement funding to aid in cleanup efforts after a powerful storm caused substantial damage to local roads, ditches and culverts. Those efforts have now paid off in the largest grant ever received by the ...

Illness Causes Gowanda To Cancel School Friday

The Gowanda Central School District announced Thursday that due to illness, the number of available healthy teachers, staff and subs has made it ineffective to hold school. Starting Friday, all afternoon and evening activities are canceled through Sunday, including the scrapbook crop event ...

Officials Talk Bail Reform During Task Force Hearing

Public officials, including district attorneys and law enforcement officers, spoke Thursday in Buffalo during the first in a series of statewide hearings as part of a Repeal Bail Reform Task Force. Among those who spoke was Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. The DA said the ...

Weather Advisory, Storm Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a winter weather advisory and winter storm watch for much of the Southern Tier. The winter weather advisory is from 7 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. Thursday and includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Allegany and ...

Midway To Receive Funding For New Train-Themed Playground

Midway State Park will benefit from the next phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Parks 2020 Initiative to improve playgounds and trails in state parks. On Wednesday, Cuomo said Midway State Park would received $300,000 for the construction this winter of a new train-themed playground reflecting the ...

Broken Drain Pipe Forces Closure Of Ring School Thursday

Ring Elementary School will be closed on Thursday to allow district buildings and grounds staff to address a maintenance issue. On Monday a pipe fixture below the school cafeteria broke, resulting in an unpleasant smell that has persisted. "It was a drain the kids pour their milk down," said ...

Not Guilty: Split Senate Acquits Trump Of Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. A majority ...

County Health Department: No Known Cases Of Coronavirus Locally

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Division said Tuesday it wants to "reassure residents that there are no known cases of the novel coronavirus" in the county, that the risk to the general public remains low, and that the local health ...

Police Chief, Mayor Provide Update On Recent City Shootings

The Jamestown Police Department is doing everything possible to identify and arrest those involved in a series of shootings that have taken place over the last couple of months. That was the message Mayor Eddie Sundquist and Jamestown Police Chief Harry Snellings delivered during a press ...

City Firefighters Knock Down Cole Avenue Fire

Jamestown firefighters made quick work of a structure fire reported at 121 Cole Ave. around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. https://youtu.be/Iugi4Us2GQk Crews were notified that flames were shooting from the rear of the property. Officers with the Jamestown Police Department confirmed the fire and ...

New York Has Record Low Number Of Hunting Accidents In 2019

ALBANY (AP) — The 2019 hunting seasons were the safest on record in New York, with 12 shooting injuries and one death, the Department of Environmental Conservation reported Tuesday. There were also seven tree stand injuries, all involving hunters who weren't wearing safety harnesses secured ...

(UPDATE: 8:40 PM) JPS Superintendent To Retire In June

Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Bret Apthorpe announced his decision to retire at a board meeting on Tuesday. Apthorpe had previously informed board president Paul Abbott and vice president Patrick Slagle of the decision before making the announcement to the public. "I'm sure there ...

Governor Signs Limo Safety Bills Inspired By Deadly Crashes

ALBANY (AP) — New York's governor signed a package of limousine safety bills Monday that was inspired by deadly crashes in 2015 and 2018. One of the bills would require that motor vehicles converted into stretch limousines by January 2021 have at least two safety belts for the front seat ...

BPU Warns Of Potential Scam

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities is warning the public of a potential scam. In a news release Monday, the BPU said a customer new to the area received a call stating she owed $200 and that her utilities would be shut off if she didn't immediately pay a person posing as an employee. ...

Firefighters Douse Cherry Creek Blaze

Several volunteer firefighters were summoned Sunday to a fire that broke out in a barn. The blaze at 1710 Thornton Road in Cherry Creek was reported sometime around 6 p.m. First responders from surrounding departments were called to the scene. The cause of the fire wasn’t known.

(10:24 AM) BPU Water Crews Repairing Water Main Break On Hazeltine Avenue

Jamestown BPU water crews are repairing a water main break on Hazeltine Avenue between Forest Avenue and Myrtle Street. Discolored water is affecting the City’s south side and is expected to clear in 12-24 hours. Residents in the immediate area are without water while repairs are made.