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Commissioner Will Stay On As Department Head

State Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that he will stay on as head of the department, reversing a previous decision to leave. Shortly after Gov. Andrew Cuomo was re-elected last year, Seggos said he would step away from the DEC. However, in a ...

Creating Content

Jamestown Public Schools is using iPads to not only consume content, but to create a product too. Each month, Washington Middle School students interview a staff member to introduce over the morning announcements. This week, two of Danielle Ellis’ students interviewed a fellow Washington ...

Elementary School STEAMing With Activity

BEMUS POINT – Once again the Bemus Point Elementary School opened its doors after school hours to welcome in parents and students for the annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics night. And again, Principal Sonja DuBois’ favorite moment was the “ah-ha” moment when ...

County Hospitals Eligible For Funding

Hospital emergency departments in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties are eligible for a state grant to facilitate use of buprenorphine induction and links to community based peer treatment. The grant is part of a $7.5 million state program to help prevent addiction and increase drug ...

‘What’s Best For Our Kids’

KENNEDY — After touring the Temple Elementary School, the Falconer School Board of Education members were given presentations by various school departments. A conversation about AIS services in Kindergarten prompted a verbal exchange between two board members about funding staff ...

In Randolph, School Board Addresses Safety Concerns

RANDOLPH – After the theft and break-in on the grounds of Randolph Central School in January, the board addressed the measures that have been taken by it and the affected parties. Randolph superintendent Kaine Kelly said that during a meeting on Jan. 15 both RCS, Randolph Academy School and ...

Woman In Stolen Vehicle Charged With DWI After Crash

A woman in a stolen vehicle is facing drunken driving charges following a crash late Tuesday, the Jamestown Police Department said. Officers were called to the area of 204 Allen St. around 11 p.m. for a reported crash in which the driver fled the scene. Upon arrival, officers reported ...

Michael Edward Steen

Michael E. Steen, 61, of Point Chautauqua, Dewittville, N.Y., formerly of San Diego, Calif,, passed away Feb, 4, 2019, in his home Michael was born July 2, 1957, in New Kensington Pa., the son of Hans Steen and the late Mary Patricia Gallagher Steen. Michael graduated from Burrell High ...

Annual ‘Souper Bowl’ Winner Declared

FINDLEY LAKE — Souper Bowl Sunday was a real winner, with more than 75 people attending the annual luncheon put on by the Alexander Findley Library Board of Trustees in Findley Lake. The annual Soupfest was held on Sunday in the Findley Lake Community Center. Everything is free, even ...

Red Cross Called After Fire

The American Red Cross was called to help nine tenants of an apartment complex following a structure fire Tuesday in Jamestown. The fire at 154 James Ave., across from the Jamestown Community College campus, was reported shortly before noon. The blaze, which appears to have started in a ...

JPS Board Reviews Maisto Decision

Judge Kimberly O’Connor handed down her decision regarding the “Small Cities” lawsuit last month against Jamestown Public Schools and the other seven small city school districts. On Tuesday, the board of education heard a presentation weighing the pros and cons of being involved in the ...

Local Wind Projects Reported

In October 2018, the World Health Organization issued new noise guidelines and — for the first time — specifically referenced community exposure to wind turbine noise. Last month, John R. Rhodes, chair of the state board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, objected to ...

Four Former Library Paintings Sell At Auction

There could still be at least one more auction to be held to sell former James Prendergast oil paintings. On Friday, four of the six former library paintings sold during an auction held by Sotheby’s. The results included Jules Joseph Lefebvre’s “Fatima” selling for $68,750, which was ...

Town Prepares For Less Possible AIM Funding

BUSTI — Town Supervisor Jesse Robbins said Monday that he has done all he can to prepare for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts to towns and villages throughout New York state. Proposed reductions in Aid and Incentives for Municipalities in Cuomo’s 2019 state budget affect towns ...

Complaint Leads To Charges For Pair

Two Clymer residents face drug possession and manufacturing charges after a criminal mischief complaint in French Creek. Christopher J. Bliss, 32, and Kristal R. Whitmore, 29, both of 1518 Bush Road, Clymer, were charged at 5:06 p.m. Sunday. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies and ...

Cuomo: Federal Tax Law Costing State $2.3B So Far

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s income tax receipts are down more than $2 billion so far, creating a significant and serious state budget deficit that is mainly caused by last year’s Republican-led federal tax cuts, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo said at a state Capitol news ...

Hands-On Learning

A temporary play area has been added for winter at the Audubon Community Nature Center to promote education in a hands-on and wildlife themed environment. The new exhibit is being used as an experiment to determine how the center can encourage youth to participate in outdoor activities and ...

St. Susan To Host Annual ‘Soup And A Song’ Event

On Saturday, St. James Church, located at 27 Allen St., Jamestown, will host “Soup and a Song” featuring Bill Ward and Friends and a great meal. For the admission price of $10, guests will be treated to an evening of live musical entertainment, the choice of two soups from nine different ...

Area Senior Wins Third Place In ‘Teens Make Music’ Contest

Sherman Central School District senior Julie Ratzlaff has a dream in her heart and a song to make it come true. Ratzlaff has won third place in the nationwide Teens Make Music Contest sponsored by the Grammy Foundation, MusiCares, and the Partnership at Drugfree.org. According to the Grammy ...

Forest Service Ready As Next Gov’t Shutdown A Possibility

WARREN, Pa. — The federal government is fully funded through Friday, Feb. 15. What happens after that is anyone’s guess. In Warren County, Pa., the most recent shutdown — our nation’s longest — impacted the U.S. Forest Service most heavily. Acting Public Affairs Officer Collin ...