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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 ...

‘Severely Deteriorated’

A $3 million bridge replacement project in Jamestown originally scheduled to be completed by November has been delayed by about a month. The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities announced Thursday that the replacement of the Harrison Street Bridge over the Chadakoin River ...

JPS Board Discusses Student Support Services

Chad Bongiovanni told the Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education that his department, which was established over the summer, is all about the students. “Our vision is to develop and implement a plan in accordance with laws and regulations over all areas assigned to the department ...

Funding Awarded To Establish Opioid Program

Funding for a 100-slot opioid treatment program — the first set to be located in Chautauqua County — has been awarded by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. The new program will be operated by UPMC Chautauqua and located at the Jones Memorial Health Center in ...

‘Competitive Races’ Drive Strong Voter Turnout

When it comes to voting, Chautauqua County took this election seriously. According to Election Commissioners Norman Green and Brian Abrams, about 46% of eligible voters participated in this year’s election. That was much higher than either commissioner expected. “A lot of that had to ...

Downtown Decorated

A snowflake decoration is pictured Tuesday evening in downtown Jamestown. Workers with the Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department began installing lights and other decorations, including giant snowflakes, on utility poles earlier this week before the winter season. P-J photo ...

City Council Discusses Potential Budget Savings

The Jamestown City Council might be able to reduce expenses in the proposed 2020 budget. On Monday during the council’s work session meeting, Joseph Bellitto, city comptroller, and Sam Teresi, Jamestown mayor, discussed that the cost for prescription drugs next year could be reduced by ...

Wanted Man Found With Stolen Guns

A wanted area man found in possession of stolen handguns and credit cards was jailed following a traffic stop. Police took 24-year-old Daniel D. Sansom into custody shortly after he was stopped Wednesday around 11:40 a.m. in the area of Willard and Barrows streets. Sansom had an ...

Busti Town Board Approves Final Budget

LAKEWOOD — The Busti Town Board approved its 2020 budget this week. Three amendments were made to the budget during the Town Board meeting, with the first lowering the contingency fund from $10,000 to $5,000, as the board had agreed to at its last meeting. The increased funds for the ...

‘Realistic Ideas’

The race for Jamestown mayor was on the minds of many voters on Election Day. The three-way race, between Eddie Sundquist, Andrew Liuzzo and David Wilfong, drew many to the polls. “All three candidates have good ideas,” said city resident Ed Tomassini. “One particular candidate, I ...

Dunkirk Mayor Sees Tough Fight On Election Night

Incumbent Willie Rosas had a tough election night fight to retain his position as Dunkirk Mayor, eking out a 1,590 to 1,542 vote lead over challenger Shaun Heenan in unofficial results. Rosas leads by 48 votes with 123 absentee ballots still to be counted. Races for the Dunkirk City ...

Robbins Retains Supervisor Seat

Busti Town Supervisor Jesse Robbins will continue for a third term, as decided by voters Tuesday night. Robbins, who received 1,170 votes (54.37%), was the top vote getter ahead of the Democratic challenger Rudy Mueller, who received 982 votes (45.63%). Mueller was endorsed by the ...

Fredonia May Be Looking To Essek

The village of Fredonia is likely to have a new mayor after Republican Douglas Essek took a 138 vote lead over incumbent Democrat Athanasia Landis. Essek received 1,251 votes to Landis’ 1,113 votes. Democrats Roger Pacos (1,511 votes), Kara Christina (1,304 votes) and James Lynden (1,171 ...

Whalen, Haendiges Lead Supreme Court Races

Gerald Whalen and Deborah Haendiges have commanding leads in the race for state Supreme Court for the Eighth Judicial District, which includes Chautauqua County. Four candidates were running for three seats on the bench. Whalen had received 76,727 votes as of 11:25 p.m. Tuesday while ...

Republicans Retain Majority In County Legislature

Republicans will continue to have the majority in the Chautauqua County Legislature. On Tuesday, 13 Republican candidates and five Democratic candidates were elected, with Bill Ward in District 18 being endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties. PJ Wendel, R-Lakewood, was at ...

Rollover Crash Sends 3 To Local Hospital

BUSTI — Three people were taken to the hospital following a rollover crash Monday afternoon. The collision, according to the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, occurred at 3:10 p.m. at the intersection of Baker Street Extension and Howard Avenue in the town of Busti. An investigation ...