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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua County Legislature has approved the sale of the Arcade Building in Jamestown for redevelopment. The legislature held its regular voting session meeting Wednesday, approving the resolution to sell the Arcade Building, which is owned by the county because its a tax ...

Pair Jailed, Computers Sought After Burglary

Two city residents are being held pending arraignment in Jamestown City Court following an investigation into the burglary of thousands of dollars worth of electronics from a city business. The Jamestown Police Department on Wednesday announced the arrests of 29-year-old Bryan Novaro and ...

City Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun, Meth Charges

A city man tied to the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine in the Jamestown area pleaded guilty Wednesday in Buffalo federal court to narcotics and gun charges. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced the guilty plea by 33-year-old Kyle Kamholtz on charges of possession with intent ...

Buffalo-Based Debt Collector Banned From The Industry

The state Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement banning Buffalo-based debt collector Robert Heidenreich, also known as “Bobby Rich,” from the debt collection industry for misleading consumers on how much money they owed and using illegal tactics to collect the inflated ...

New Home

Moving homes after 40 years can be exciting, but also bittersweet. That is how Emily Reynolds, Cornell Cooperative Extension executive director, described Cornell Cooperative Extension’s move from the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center to the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center at Jamestown ...

4 JPS Principals Announce Retirement

Four Jamestown Public Schools principals announced their retirement, which was described as “emotional” by Dr. Bret Apthorpe. At Tuesday’s JPS Board of Education meeting, the resignations were unanimously accepted by board members. Included in principal retirements are Daniel ...

Bill Would Require More School Food Info

Parents may get more information about what’s in school lunches if their school district contracts with a private food service company. Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, D-Lindenhurst, introduced A.9686 recently to amend the state Education Law to require private food service ...

Vigil Is Set To Remember Forestville Teen

FORESTVILLE — A community vigil to remember a teenager will take place tonight. Organizers will be meeting on the mall in Forestville and “would greatly appreciate it if everyone in our community would come together to show our love for Dana and her family.” The event begins at 7 ...

Rare Disease Day

Once alone as a family looking for answers, the Davisons are now raising awareness about the rare disease known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome with six other local families. Darla and Dan Davison’s son, Aaron, suffers from LGS that had previously carried with it an estimated 50 major grand mal, ...

School Board Addresses 1% Tax Cap

CLYMER — Although early in the 2020-21 budget process, Clymer school officials acknowledged the “tough spot” the district is currently in. The Clymer Central School Board of Education held a budget workshop Tuesday when Louann Bahgat, Clymer business official, presented early ...

Lakewood To Move Forward With Hartley Park Proposal

LAKEWOOD—Lakewood Community Development Corp. President Bill Evans was granted permission Monday by the village board to move forward with plans to improve the Hartley Park playground. Building a new playground has been considered for years, with Evans noting that the project offers an ...

Committee Eyes Funding Designation

MAYVILLE — Should funding allocated toward reserve funding keep its original designation? That was a question that was discussed during the Chautauqua County Legislature Planning and Economic Development Committee this week. Kathleen Dennison, county budget director, and Don McCord, county ...

Hug The Radio

Mary Volpe has witnessed many changes over the past 95 years. She was born in WCA Hospital to Maria Rose and Antonio (Anthony) Conti on Oct. 16, 1924. Maria was a homemaker and Anthony started out as a bricklayer when he first came to the United States from Italy, but spent most of his years ...

Cyber Security Adjustments Continued At Local School

The Bemus Point Central School Board of Education was briefed on the status of ongoing adjustments to cyber security and privacy in response to a recent New York State requirement. At its Feb. 10 meeting, Michael Mansfield, Bemus Point superintendent, said the board was provided with a ...

Rabb Again Named Chairman Of BPU Board

There have been several changes to the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities the last couple of months, but there will not be a change when it comes to the chair position. On Thursday, the BPU board approved Greg Rabb to be its chair again. “I really appreciate your support,” said ...

Spaghetti Fundraiser To Benefit Russell Resident

On Saturday, Feb. 29, from 5-7 p.m., Rick Rupprecht will present one of his spaghetti dinners, complete with cupcakes, to help cover the medical expenses of his friend, Russell, Pa., resident Pat Spicer. Spicer and Rupprecht became acquainted over their years of volunteering and later ...

Lakewood Village Board Approves Smoking Ban At Parks

All public parks inside the village of Lakewood will now be designated smoke- and tobacco-free zones. The village board unanimously passed a resolution recently after listening to presentations from Chautauqua County Health Department Healthy Communities Consultant Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller ...

City Council To Vote On Camera Purchases

The Jamestown City Council will vote on a resolution for the possible purchase of additional downtown security cameras. On Monday, the council is slated to vote on entering into an agreement with DFT Communications for the purchase of eight PTZ Cameras and two Cisco switches in four city ...

Commission: Schools Have The Funding For Education

While most advocates are asking state legislators to give schools more money, one group is saying schools actually have the funding needed to provide a sound, basic education. Tucked amongst hundreds of pages of submitted testimony in the recent Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Education ...

Legislation Would Lower Required GPA For Graduate Programs

Legislation has been reintroduced in the state Legislature to decrease the required grade-point average for those who want to enter graduate-level teacher and educational leadership programs. The requirement is currently a 3.0 GPA. The state Assembly and Senate each passed legislation ...