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Six Facing Charges

A “significant seizure” of illegal weapons, narcotics and cash were announced in addition to six arrests following a daylong investigation into a shooting Thursday morning. Charges range from criminal possession of weapons to tampering with evidence, and include Torrie T. Jones, 21; ...

Taking A Different Approach

The federal COVID-19 bill, expected to be signed into law could temporarily help individual families’ budgets while helping wreak havoc with local municipal budgets. During his daily news briefing Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed his reaction to the federal stimulus bill. While the ...

Bill Would Help With Medication Stock Up

A pair of Democrats in the state Legislature want to amend state laws to make sure state residents are better able to stock up on their required medications in the case of a declared emergency. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, and state Sen. David Carlucci, D-Rockland/Westchester, have ...

Limits Imposed On NY Travelers

BOSTON — States are pulling back the welcome mat for travelers from the New York area, which is the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, but some say at least one state’s measures are unconstitutional. Governors in Texas, Florida, Maryland and South Carolina this week ...

Public Info Sought

The Jamestown Police Department said it is looking for information following a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Thursday morning. Officers were called to the area of 707 Jefferson St., between West Seventh and West Eighth streets, around 11:45 a.m. after receiving word that a man ...

JPS Prepares For Future Impacts Due To Virus

During a meeting designated for budget talk, it was expected of Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education members and administrators to further discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 and school closures. During the meeting, the board discussed ongoing protocol regarding distributing ...

Docs Group Asks For Smoking, Vaping Ban

A study published in late February in the Chinese Medical Journal indicates those COVID-19 patients with a history of smoking or tobacco use are 14 times more likely to see COVID-19 symptoms progress as those who didn’t use tobacco. The study is at the heart of an effort by the New York ...

Ellington Issues Landfill Moratorium

Three weeks ago the town of Ellington took steps to prevent the future construction of any landfills within its jurisdiction. The town board held a public hearing on the issue, taking questions and comments from local residents. “We will be working on a town law to not have any ...

Two Brothers Detained, Charged In Sugar Grove Kwik Fill Robbery

WARREN, Pa. — Two brothers charged with armed robbery at the Sugar Grove Kwik Fill have been detained. Charges have been filed against Joshua P. Jacoby, 20, and Aaron M. Jacoby, 19, both of Sugar Grove. Police told the Times Observer on Thursday that the brothers were detained in ...

Legislature Opposes Governor ‘Fast Tracking’ Renewable Energy Projects

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature on Wednesday approved a motion opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to potentially speed up the process for renewable energy projects. As a part of the governor’s 30-day state budget amendments last month, Cuomo proposed speeding up the ...

Adjust And Adapt

The Chautauqua County Humane Society said it is working hard to find homes for 20 cats and six dogs as a way to prepare for whatever repercussions may come from the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Wednesday and over the next few days the humane society said it will be offering fee-waived ...

BOCES Sees Impact Similar To School Districts

Erie 2-BOCES has 25 locations and offers services to almost every school district in Chautauqua and Erie counties, but just like those it helps, it too had to significantly limit its operations due to COVID-19. Dr. David O’Rourke, Erie 2-BOCES superintendent, said 92% of the 950-member ...

JCC Continues Its Virus Response Efforts

After transitioning to an online life, Jamestown Community College officials continue to react to the changing impacts of COVID-19. Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive, all courses were switched to an online format since March 19 in order to reduce population density on campuses. All ...

Health Commissioner Gives COVID-19 Update

MAYVILLE — “The virus is here,” are a few of the words the county public health director shared with the Chautauqua County Legislature about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Wednesday. Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County public health director and commissioner of social services, ...

Commissioners Vote In Favor Of Postponing Primary

Both Chautauqua County election commissioners have voted in favor of postponing the state’s Democratic Presidential Primary from April until June because of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. On Wednesday, Norm Green, Chautauqua County Democratic Election Commissioner said both ...

Chautauqua Center Initiates Supply Drive During Shortage

Local health organizations have felt the ramifications of the supply shortage that is taking place due to COVID-19. It is crucial that health care workers have access to the protective equipment and cleaning supplies needed to keep them safe on the job. The Chautauqua Center has implemented ...

Dog Gone Elusive

An adult Sheltie who ran away from his home in Clymer last month and has been on the move ever since continues to elude local officials who are hoping to corral the dog. Beth Moss, the dog control officer for the town of Busti and village of Lakewood, said in the past two days she has ...

JPS Discusses Budget Amid Uncertainty

Although not in person, members of the Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education met via video conference to discuss the upcoming 2020-2021 school budget amid uncertain times. “With the budget goals, we’re going to continue to focus on student achievement, support district ...

Falconer Trustees Vote To Oppose Annexation

FALCONER — The Falconer Village Board has once again opposed the proposed annexation of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Dow Street substation. The board on Monday approved three resolutions opposing the annexation efforts by city of Jamestown officials. One of the resolutions ...

City Council Talks Spending, Staffing During Outbreak

Should there be a spending freeze on each department in Jamestown city government during the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak? That was one of the discussions had by the Jamestown City Council during its work session meeting Monday, which included questions on spending and staffing ...