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Morning Drug Bust

Two people were jailed Monday morning after Jamestown police found heroin mixed with fentanyl during a traffic stop. Officers stopped a vehicle around 8:45 a.m. near the intersection of East Second Street and Prendergast Avenue. Inside, police found 91 bags of the heroin-fentanyl mixture ...

Former Student Claims Abuse By Dunkirk Pastor

DUNKIRK — A former student at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic School in Dunkirk claims she was sexually abused by a Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church pastor starting at the age of 5. In a Child Victims Act lawsuit filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Erie County, the plaintiff, referred to ...

City Only Municipality To Reach Tax Cap

There is only one municipal entity in the state that has reached its Constitutional taxing limit. Last month, Thomas DiNapoli, state comptroller, released a report about 20 municipalities close to reaching its Constitutional tax limit, with the report indicating that Jamestown is the only ...

Police Seek Burglary Information

Jamestown police are looking for information following a burglary at a Crescent Street business last month. Police on Monday released images of the person believed to be involved with the Aug. 19 burglary. Several items were taken in the burglary, including electronics, a camera, and a small ...

Naturalized

While reading some articles in the local newspaper of the early 1880s, I found mention of Mr. Barbieri, an Italian. According to local history the Bottini family was the first Italian family in Jamestown but they did not arrive until the late 1880s. So that prompted a search for more ...

Memorial Dedicated In Westfield

The bell atop the monument rang on Saturday afternoon, officially dedicating the First Responders Memorial in Westfield as Al Holbrook, President of the Westfield Volunteer Exempt Firemen’s Association, and Police Chief, Rob Genthner, together pulled the rope as part of the ceremony. The ...

Vehicle Leasing Legislation Reaches Floor Of Assembly

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that would make it easier to end a vehicle lease when a customer dies. A.2078A/S.4019 was approved by the state Assembly, 136-10, on its final day of the legislative session and by the state Senate, 62-0, on June 17. Assemblyman Joe Giglio, ...

Dunkirk Police Respond To Stabbing Sunday

DUNKIRK — An incident believed to be a stabbing in the city of Dunkirk has left many questions unanswered and many details up for speculation. What is known is that at roughly 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a stabbing was reported at 208 S. Gazelle St. in the upper portion of the apartment ...

Friends, Family Recall JCC Professor

Jesse Zeiders was simply remarkable, and those who knew him won’t forget that. Zeiders’ official title was professor of human services at Jamestown Community College where he taught for 10 years. However, depending on who you ask, his title was always something greater and accompanied ...

In Memory

SHERMAN — Rosemary Billquist loved the outdoors. A nature trail in Sherman will now help recognize the fact. A sign dedicating the Rosie Billquist Nature Trail at the Ralph C. Sheldon Jr. French Creek Park will officially be unveiled during a ceremony today at noon. Billquist, an avid ...

Durniok Appointed President Of Hospital

Brian Durniok has been appointed president of UPMC Chautauqua, where he has served as interim president since January, following the retirement of Betsy Wright. Durniok has more than two decades of service to UPMC. He first joined UPMC Horizon in Mercer County, Pa., in 1995 as director of ...

3 Charged After Guns, Drugs, Cash Found

A cache of drugs, guns and money were recovered from a city home, and three people are facing a host of charges. Jamestown police announced charges Friday evening against 35-year-old Richard E. Kinsey, 39-year-old Terrence M. Mcrae and 23-year-old Brandi M. Whitford. A search warrant at ...

Lundine Exhibit To Open At Jackson Center Sunday

A new exhibit is premiering at the Jackson Center to honor the career of a former Jamestown mayor, U.S. Congressman and lieutenant governor of New York. On Sunday, “Leading with Integrity & Innovation: Stan Lundine,” will open to the public at the Jackson Center, which is also ...

‘Seen The Toll’

“This is about recovery, not personal beliefs.” That is what Pastor Doug Penhollow had to say about the new Recovery Outreach Program. The program, created by members of the Jamestown Community Chapel, is a support program dedicated to helping people recover from addiction, and had an ...

Break-In Forces Restaurant Into Temporary Closure

An area restaurant has temporarily closed following a break-in earlier this week. The owners of Miller’s Coconut Grove, located at 64 Old Fentonville Road in the town of Carroll, said the break-in took place around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. In a message posted to its Facebook page, the ...

French Creek, Mina Move Forward On Shared Justice

FRENCH CREEK — The towns of French Creek and Mina are one step closer to having a shared town justice position. Rebecca N. Brumagin, Mina supervisor, said last month both towns held a public hearing and approved that each town would participate in a joint plan to form one town justice ...

Cherry Creek Church To Host Cruise-In Event Sunday

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek-Leon United Methodist Church, located at 6813 Main St., will be hosting a Cruise-In Sunday with a full slate of activities for those both young and young at heart. The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with the “Church Service Under The Tent,” led by Pastor ...

Air Defense

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood American Legion recently finished restoring a Nike Hercules missile, displaying it proudly in front of the Lakewood building as a memorial to all the veterans. “Sherwin-Williams donated the paint and Norm Green donated his time and family,” said Legion vice ...

Progress Made On Ripley Gateway Study

Plans for a grander scale gateway into New York state and Chautauqua County is making headway. A study is being done to determining the feasibility of establishing a gateway and commerce center. The center will also result in the development of a conceptual plan that reveals the size, ...

Board Discusses Cost Of Cellphones

KENNEDY — The cost of providing smart phones for members of the Poland Town Highway Department was discussed by the Town Board recently. A resident who attended the meeting said she had checked with the neighboring towns, and their departments do not provide the same services. One ...