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‘I’ll Never Forget’

Throughout the summer, Warren native Molly McDunn has closely followed the protests and public campaigns for social justice that have gripped the country and her new home state of Washington. Unrest and demonstrations in Seattle and nearby Portland, Ore., in particular has garnered ...

Gillibrand Proposes Extension Pandemic EBT Benefits

FALCONER — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, cited a need for children across the country not to go hungry amid the COVID-19 pandemic during a visit to the FeedMore WNY Distribution Center on Friday morning, announcing her intention to extend Pandemic EBT and expand Supplemental ...

Buffalo Businesses File Federal Suit Against State

A federal lawsuit by several Buffalo-area businesses makes familiar arguments against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s business-limiting executive orders as well as a novel claim — that the governor is violating the First Amendment freedom of expression of exotic dangers by keeping gentleman’s ...

Urban Spin Closes Its Lakewood Doors Due To Virus

A 3-year-old Lakewood business is closing its doors due to COVID-19 and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s continued closure of gyms. Urban Spin opened its doors to the public in January 2017 at 110 Mall Blvd. in Lakewood across from the Chautauqua Mall with 15 stationary bikes and LED lights in sync ...

Truck Strikes Bridge

A box truck became stuck Thursday under the railroad bridge on Foote Avenue in Jamestown. Southbound traffic, next to Jamestown High School, was diverted to Crane Street by the Jamestown Police Department. Northbound traffic was not impacted due to the collision between the truck and bridge. No ...

Raising The Roof With County Home Sales

Chautauqua County’s declining population has been well documented in recent years by this newspaper. During the 1970s, the numbers peaked at 147,000. Fifty years later, however, an exodus has been evident. According to the most recent U.S. Census projections, about 127,000 people reside ...

Pair Involved In City Shooting Incident Indicted

Two Buffalo men, one of whom twice was denied a writ of habeus corpus seeking release from jail, have been indicted in connection to a shooting incident in Jamestown earlier this year. A Chautauqua County grand jury last week returned indictments for Mikial Moore and Torrie Jones on ...

Three New COVID Cases Reported; 21 Are Active

The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday detailed the perils of spreading COVID-19 by attending gatherings while not feeling well. In a news release, the county Health Department detailed the “real-life scenario” in which one person with the virus ...

Lauren Scharf Appointed A Cappella Choir Director

Though plans for the upcoming school year continue to be unclear, upon its beginning in September — no matter how it will look — Lauren Scharf will make history. In 95 years, only four individuals have served as director of the Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir. As of Tuesday night, ...

Former Moose Club Demolition Begins

Demolition began Thursday of the former Jamestown Moose Club and Galloway mansion located at 405 E. Fifth St. Formerly the site of Moose Lodge No. 1681, the property was obtained by the Chautauqua County Land Bank and then sold. Prior to demolition, the DIY Network show “Salvage Dawgs” ...

Ceremony

Murray Marsh, one of the most dedicated health care administrators in the history of Jamestown, was remembered at the 2020 graduation of the UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology and Medical Laboratory Science Program through the scholarships given in his honor. Marsh, the former CEO of WCA ...

School Officials Review Reopening Plan

SHERMAN — Sherman Central School Superintendent Michael Ginestre and principal Ann Morrison unveiled a plan for a “hybrid” return to school this fall at a special meeting of the school board. Ginestre began by emphasizing that the plan is not what they had hoped could be offered. “I ...

Argument Over Mask Leads To Charges

A city woman was being held in jail after getting into a verbal argument with staff at a Jamestown 7-Eleven for not wearing a face mask. Officers were called to the convenience store, located at 518 N. Main St., at about 10:30 a.m. for a report of trouble involving a customer. A manager of ...

Dunkirk DPW Back In Business

It is business as usual for the city of Dunkirk’s Department of Public Works. City Mayor Wilfred Rosas said Wednesday afternoon the department was reopened on Tuesday following a COVID-19 concern involving an employee. The department was closed suddenly last week when an employee, who was ...

‘Unique Obstacles’

WARREN, Pa. — After 10 years, Warren Skate Park still feels like home. The facility first opened at Beaty Park in 2010 and, depending on the weather and what else is going on, has seen steady use ever since. There were about 10 young men on skateboards and scooters at the park Monday ...

Positive Test Closes Resource Center Facility

The Resource Center has temporarily suspended operations on the third and fourth floors of its Jamestown manufacturing facility after an an employee tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. The employee had last worked at the Michael J. Raymond Center, located at 75 Jones & Gifford ...

Falconer School Reopening Plans Sent To Albany

FALCONER—A reopening plan for the Falconer Central School District was submitted to the New York State Department of Education on Friday after spending months in development by a reopening committee staffed by more than 50. The district’s teachers, administrative staff, parents and ...

Online Option For 5-Hour Course Gets Green Light

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that New York State Department of Motor Vehicles pre-licensing courses may now be offered online, aiding a large pool of prospective drivers who have been unable to attend classes during COVID-19. New York’s “five-hour course” is a prerequisite for ...

‘Been A Great Ride’

LAKEWOOD — A longtime Fairmount Avenue breakfast and lunch spot will be closing its doors at the end of August. Schuyler’s Country Kitchen, located at 4477 Fairmount Ave., announced via its Facebook page on Sunday that the economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions have changed “how we do ...

Tranum To Step Down From Chamber, MAST

Only one person has held the title of president and chief executive officer of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce while simultaneously holding the title of executive director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier. That person is Todd Tranum and his tenure will wrap up ...