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Proposed Changes In Assembly Defeated

The state legislative session can officially begin now that Assembly rules changes proposed by Republicans have been defeated by Democrats. Assembly Republicans proposed 18 rules changes that were defeated earlier this month. One of the rules changes proposed would have required ...

Strategic Planning

Almost 200 new jobs and more than 650 were retained in Chautauqua County because of work done by the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency to assist local businesses in 2019. On Tuesday, Mark Geise, IDA CEO, presented a year-end “Report Card” to the IDA board of work done ...

Army Corps Aid Sought For Algal Lake Blooms

CHAUTAUQUA — There is optimism from county officials that the United States Army Corps of Engineers may play a future role in handling harmful algal blooms in Chautauqua Lake. In addition to the main topic of a potential lake district, coordination with the corps was also discussed at a ...

Southwestern Promotes Upcoming STEM Wars

Inside the Southwestern Elementary School makerspace room, which is tailored to STEM education, school officials recently promoted the upcoming STEM Wars event next week. Schools in the region often hold competitive STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) events ...

Dedicated To Change

A UPMC Chautauqua radiology technologist was recognized for his work to lower radiation exposure. On Tuesday, Scott Johnson, UPMC Chautauqua radiology technologist, was given the RADTech Success award by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Johnson has reduced patient radiation exposure and has been ...

Students Participate In Valentines Day Letter Exchange

Exposure to communities outside the city of Jamestown is typically limited for elementary students. However, a recent Valentines Day-themed exchange connected Fletcher Elementary School students to others across the country. At Fletcher, Kara Benson and Jayne Marsh, kindergarten teachers, ...

State GOP Establishes ‘Repeal Bail Reform’ Task Force

Efforts by members of the New York State Legislature to revise or repeal criminal justice reform measures that went into effect this year have taken their next step forward. The New York State Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday announced it has established a statewide “Repeal ...

Council Urges Legislature To Revise Reforms

The Jamestown City Council has officially asked the state Legislature to revise its criminal justice reforms. The council on Monday approved a resolution asking the state Legislature to immediately revise the newly enacted criminal justice reform laws during its regular voting session ...

SUV Strikes Main Street Bridge

At least one person was evaluated after an SUV struck the wall of the Main Street bridge in Jamestown on Wednesday. At about 4 p.m., members of the Jamestown Police Department and Fire Department responded to the bridge. The SUV was found to have struck the southbound side of the wall, causing ...

Clymer’s Search For Superintendent Ongoing

CLYMER — The Clymer Central School District, operating with an interim superintendent for several months, officially began its search for a new superintendent for next school year. The Clymer Central School Board of Education appointed Erie 2-BOCES Superintendent David O’Rourke as ...

‘A Perfect Fit’

A business that has been located in Jamestown for more than 115 years will be moving to Falconer. On Tuesday, the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency approved a preliminary resolution approving of a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) and sales tax exemption agreement with Lakeside ...

Council Approves New Department Heads

New city of Jamestown department heads and appointments have been approved. On Monday, the Jamestown City Council approved the appointments during its regular voting session meeting. The appointments were first announced Jan. 1 during Eddie Sundquist’s inauguration as mayor, but the ...

County Sees Increase In Unemployment Rate In 2019

The unemployment rate in Chautauqua County has increased over the course of a year, according to preliminary information released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Labor. The local unemployment rate was 5.3% in December 2019, up from 4.8% in December 2018. There were 2,600 ...

Series Discusses Progress In Potential Of Lake District Forming

CHAUTAUQUA—The second event of the Turner Winter Series was held on Tuesday evening at the Turner Community Center to discuss the ongoing progress in potentially forming a Chautauqua Lake district. Host Greg Peterson moderated the session with speakers Don McCord, county director of ...

Soup-Fest Success

FINDLEY LAKE — The annual Alexander Findley Community Library’s Soup-Fest took place on Sunday, which included an assortment of homemade soups, salads, bread and desserts, When the doors opened to the event, there was already a long line of waiting patrons, according to trustee Lynn ...

Wanted City Man Found And Jailed

A Jamestown man wanted by police was taken into custody Monday morning. Reinaldo Lugo, 49, was being held pending arraignment in Jamestown City Court after being approached by an officer around 9:45 a.m. on Water Street. Lugo was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear in court ...

Councilman, Mayor Join BPU Board

There were a couple new members of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Monday, with a few more to join next month. On Monday, Eddie Sundquist, Jamestown mayor, and Grant Olson, Ward 5 Jamestown City Councilmen, joined the BPU board for their first meetings as members. Sundquist because ...

JPS Begins Online Program For Feedback

The Jamestown Public Schools District is looking for community input now more than ever. With the launch of an online community-forum program known as ThoughtExchange, school officials hope to curate positive discussion regarding the school district that can lend assistance to school-related ...

In Honor Of Edborg

“Hoops for Hospice,” an event put on by the Falconer junior varsity girls’ basketball team, returns for its 10th year on Tuesday in honor of a 1990 Falconer Central School graduate. Heather Lefford Edborg died in 2013 after a bout with Sarcoma cancer. Edborg holds many sports records ...