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Colorado Blue

If the sight of a giant blue spruce tree puts you in the holiday spirit, then today’s delivery to Tracy Plaza is what you’ve been waiting for. The city’s Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, along with the assistance of a crew and crane from the Jamestown Board of Public ...

Permit Sought To Re-Open Lakewood Restaurant

The former Craft Burgers and Brews building in Lakewood may not be vacant much longer. A public hearing on the project will be held Monday, Nov. 25, at the Lakewood Village Hall. Bruce Stanton, a 13-year Lakewood resident, has applied for a special use permit to operate a new restaurant at ...

Hunter Rescued From Tree Stand

A Jamestown hunter who found himself dangling from a tree stand for two and a half hours in Cattaraugus County was recently assisted by local first responders. The Nov. 5 incident was one of two detailed Wednesday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. The DEC said ...

Village Resident Requests Alternate Parking

FALCONER — Efforts to combat local streets packed with cars and snow were discussed by the Village Board on Tuesday. A longtime resident of East Everett Street in Falconer asked the board to consider implementing alternate parking. “One of the biggest problems we’ve had is ...

‘Be Alert’

A crash between a state Thruway Authority plow truck and tractor-trailer briefly forced the closure of the eastbound lane of Interstate 90. Firefighters and the New York State Police were called Tuesday to the interstate, between the Dunkirk and Westfield exits in the town of Portland, around ...

St. Luke’s To Celebrate 125th Anniversary

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will celebrate its 125th Anniversary of the current North Main Street structure on Friday with a special “sparkling” toast and concert presentation featuring music director Ron McEntire and local musicians Cody Hiller and Brian A. Bogey. “With all of the ...

NYS Assembly Introduces Drug Screening Legislation

Parents wondering exactly what is wrong with their teenage children may be able to rule out drug use someday in the near future. Legislation has been introduced in the state Assembly by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbera, D-Rotterdam, adding a new section to the state Public Health Law ...

Goodell Opposed To Public Financing Of Campaigns

Count State Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Jamestown, among those opposed to public financing of election campaigns. Goodell issued his concerns during a recent public hearing by the Public Finance Reform Commission. The commission was created as part of the 2019-20 state budget to create a ...

Animal Cruelty

WARREN, Pa. — Thirty-nine dogs were rescued late last week in an ongoing animal cruelty investigation in Warren County. Numerous complaints concerning the health and living conditions of dogs at a Pittsfield Township property led to the seizure by Paws Along the River Humane Society’s ...

Man, 35, Charged In Stabbing Incident

FREDONIA — Police on Monday announced an arrest in the stabbing of a female after a domestic incident on 16 Wisteria Drive. Leon R. Lidlow, 35, was charged on an arrest warrant with second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. ...

Local Veteran Reflects On WWII Battles, Life

The United States Army’s 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One) is the Army’s longest serving combined-arms unit on active duty. The Big Red One has seen action all around the world and has fought in some of America’s toughest battles. She’s also had a colorful cast of ...

New Director Outlines Goals For Library In Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Shannon Taylor was recently named the new director of Lakewood Memorial Library. Taylor had worked at the library for two years and was picked among several other candidates. “I love this library and the community,” Taylor said. “I want to help make it a more unified ...

‘Feels Like A Dream’

“You will only be a high school senior once,” said Karley Kennedy, winner of this year’s Chautauqua Area Scholarship Program. “Enjoy it.” Kennedy was one of 14 high school seniors who competed in the program, showing off their talents, skills, personalities and personal growths. ...

Construction To Begin On Expansion Project

Construction will begin this month on an expansion of the Northwest Arena after grant commitments have been received from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and the Gebbie Foundation. Kristy Zabrodsky and David Leathers, co-chairs of the Northwest Arena board, said the foundations have ...

News Analysis: Bill Would Redefine Employment Status

New York state is poised to either help workers or hurt businesses — depending on where you stand on the definition of the word “employment.” Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, D-New York City, has proposed A.8721 to redefine employment in the state Labor Law to reclassify more workers as ...

Civic Leaders, Business Owners Advocate For County Airport

Members of the public are making their thoughts known to the federal government regarding the future of air service at the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown. Only one member of the public commented on a proposal from Chautauqua County officials and Boutique Air to restore air service ...

Business To Hand Out Thanksgiving Feasts

SALAMANCA — The spirit of Thanksgiving is about showing gratitude for one’s good fortune and giving to those who are less fortunate. To give back to the community that has given them so much, “Hometown Rent to Own” will be handing out free “Thanksgiving Feasts” to 100 people ...

Several Veterans Day Activities Planned Throughout City

There are several activities happening around the city on Veterans Day to honor all of those who have served in the U.S. military. Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, the Jamestown Vietnam Veterans Association will hold its annual Veterans Day benefit at its clubhouse located at 41 Bigelow Ave., ...

Rodent Issue Assessed By County Health Officials

MAYVILLE — A rat infestation in the village of Sherman has been assessed by Chautauqua County officials, and an abatement plan will be implemented “as early as next week.” The village and county Department of Health — which declared a “public health nuisance” during a special ...

Attempt To Eliminate Town Justice Prompts Vote

SHERMAN — About 35 Sherman area residents attended a special informational meeting in the school auditorium to discuss the proposition to reduce the number of town justices from two to one by eliminating the position of James Van Volkenburg. At its Sept. 5 meeting, the Town Board voted to ...